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, .THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ' . THE COURIER NEWS CO. 1 , H. W. HAINES, Publisher ' SAMUEL P. NORRIS, Editor i JUOS A.-OATENS, Advertising Manager .1 .GKRALDYNE DAVIS, Circulation Manager sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wilner Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. ' Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second' class matter at the post- office at Blythevllte,. Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press. SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carder In the.city of Blytheville, 20c per 1 »'eek, or B5o per month. . By mall, within a radius of 60 miles, $4.00 per \ear, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three month's; oy mail outside 50 mile zone $10.00 .per .year payable In advance. ...'•-. ; Publication in this column ot editorials from other newspaper! does not necessarily mean endorsement but ts an acknowledgment of Interest in 'the subject* discussed. Leai Was Vindicated Late in the Spring of 13-11 most American people.were eallng hlfih on the'hog^nnrt follow- iiiB usual easy-riding Imblts imcp'nvinccd that (hey were lo become involved In n totnl war. Even'the.Japanese were gcltine ready for the •terrible lalcr-in-thc-ycar nttnck which so firtive- ly .crippled Americnn nnvnl strength. Only 'a few ffti-slghtcd 'portions believed there 'was 'real danger. Senator Hennett Clnrk of Missouri was not one.-He .was snyina: "The Hitler clominallon is bound to full of Ms own weight." That same year there was a picket line around •the White House by groups chnntlni; "The Ynnks , nrcn't coming." The picket line disappeared ami the chiinttng . ceased when Russia was invaded, 'In the Fall of that year the Selective Service Act'.was (a expire. The Congress debated heatedly nud .wordily neninst extension beyond September l. The extension was approved by only one vote, In that same .Spring » iM'omi o( Missouri ginidsmen stationed at Camp nobinson. Ark., and an element In Second Army, passed through •Memphis.'They-wore half linked, nnd the remarks made by them to some eh'ls they .pnsscil were obscene. It happened that Lieut. Gen. Ben Lear, now acting cotnmnndlne general of the eroiind forces, .saw them, heard Ihem, renllzcd they re- tiuircd discipline, nnd ordered It., They were subsequently compelled to make part of n hike to Camp Hoblnwn Ttucks spelled them at frc^ •<liient interrals. Today nil combat troops must be able to do 25 nillcs, r nt least, In a dnv with full p.icta ami under' arms TOe men who weie disciplined icwnlcd [srat- uitous Intervention by . polittcians' and Implications that they "couldn't take it." A few weeks later General Lear publicly commended them for.-a .very soldierly transformation. Time • aiid cvcnU vindicated General Lear's ti.lining nnd 'disciplinary theories. He became the greatest tialncr of men in the American Army. The mothcjs who once thought him harsh bless him today for KO hardening mid training their sons that, they have n decent clinncc nt survival in combat. Moie American combat troops have passed through General Lear's hands !'llinn that of any commander. Great, numbers helped win the Battle of North Africa, where, the extent of operations considered, casualties have uccn low. His Government thought so much-of what lie had accomplished that just within the month It awarded him the Distinguished Service Medal. More, it ananged Unit when he rtTircd on May 31 under statutory regulation, he was to Ije immediately recalled for an important .war post. His permanent rank Is that of major gcnernl. To gi\e him the rank the post justified, President Roosevelt, us Commander in Chief, rcnoml- natcd him to be lieutenant general. On Wednesday, when General Lear's birthday rounded out -15 years of dislln B ulshcd, constant .service to his country, Senator Clark of Mis- wuri rose in the Senate and demanded postponement of. Genera! Lear's renppointmem lo his present rank He further announced lhat IIP would do everything he could to block it. If Senator Clark will think Has tlilug through, pcihaps he will change his mind about that Tins is iDH-the eve of the greatest mlhlarj venture in our history-not the unbe- BLYTnEVILLE <^K.y COURIER NEWS lieving Spring of 1041. Jf (here had been no military leaders of General Lear's vision, courage nnd capabilities there could be no Invasion, andoiir casually lists would have already renchcd an appalling point. We cannot believe that a member of the Senate will seriously undertake what Senator Clark •propose-.*, nor that if he should, his col- • leagues would concur. Such nn action would 1 JC so petty, so unjust, that the whole Senate would bo demeaned. Either Senator Clark' hns been misinformed as to the facts or his thinking ( s two yonrs behind the limes and needs. More thnn' General Lear's rcappolntmcnl, doscmyl ns It is, Is Involbcd In this matter of cxcrcl.w of n wnnlodnl jjiivllc>Ke. The Integrity of the Army In wartime nnd or Hie Commander In chief who recommended (he rcappoliu- mcnt are also involved. Perhaps, too, Senator Clark find not thought of that. ' —-Memphis Commercial'Appeal. Moods and Our Food Supply Amk Tiv.il)! wrote thnf there was "a »^ n . luoiis variety about New Englund weather which coniDcls (lie .strnnncr's admiration—nnd regret" He Mid ho had counted IM kinds of. wei'ilhi'r In fine New England sprint: ..day.. - . ArkniiKis, too, has n .sumpliions variety of weather, ihoiinh it rims to no such •'.brutal C x- Ircmcs or l>ll-/.nnrrts' and .snowfalls,- thanks be, as mark Ynnkcc-Land's gliastly wliiter.s: But though our Arkansas wcAuicr Is bctter-bcMvcfJ on the whole,- It can pull brisk nnd 'nnmzliiK cliange.s. A lew days ago much of the stale was Iwsct by tlrniilh. Then cmnc loiiciitlal rains, cind now the rivers i.rc brhiunlnR over with one of the severest Hood thrcnts in (lie stale's history'. Already thousands of-acres of crops are tinder wntcr. Let us hope that losso.s will be far low severe than fosiK estimates of [lie calamity Indicate. Flooding of farms and cities is always tragic Now every acre of food nnd feed crops waihcd out lias mi especially grin, significance. We are going to need all we can produce of unlh. The growing season thus far |, n . s not been favorable over wide areas ot the country. This Is another handicap on production nddcd | 0 the .shortage of farm labor and machinery. Government estimates or vegetable crop's lo date indicate some decline from last ycar-with more fowl needed. The outlook for whiter wheat our iniitn source of that bread grain, Is reported ns 27 per cenl poorer than in 1042 And while we .still have n large carry-over of wheat It is melting away under the additional demand' laid on it for livestock feed. Probably most if not, n || of the Hooded crop acreage. In .Arkansas can be replanted to Inter food and feed crops. PlfiKs to combat the Hood should Include attention to replanting, city groups should he thinking of ways to help farmers restore the lands lo cro|>s. And city gardeners will be wise lo profit by the chance'to grow more vegetables which the rains have given them. Let's' nglit r lhc'ba(i]c'.for food as bravely ns our toys In Africa mid the South Pacific are lighting the foes of our freedom. It | S our duty. wiUi food as well fls munitions, we win or low: this war. —/Ulcnnsns Democrat. Geographical Note The. Naval Hydrogrnphlc Department has just Issued (he most complete chart so fn,- of Antarctica, that isolated continent where the tfimpernture .sometimes falls ( 0 77 below and fu- noun.bllz-Mrds are a commonplace. Two of the Interesting features on this map are the Franklin D. Roosevelt Sea nn<l the Ickes Mountains Who will be the first (o suggest thai an igloo nestling |,, u, (KO mo>l]Unh , S] wlth n ^ |lew of that, sea, would be just to -send John L Lewis?. _ st . Lom , Post . Dtsi)a|ch • SO THEY SAY COB. n» B> MA tftvict, me. T. M. urc, v s MI nn 2 Ilicsir sergciml stripes for Sonny's unil'oniv] Uf.s been sleeping—I thought i( woiild by a nicer w^fpr^liiru^io rjlcast his..cuplaiul" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Fergutoh' ' Nor UNTIL 102.2, A ACTUALLY SAVE THE LIFE OP AN AIRPLANE PILOT/ LIEUTENANT HAROLD HARRIS -ILWPED FROM A DISABLED 'PLANE NEAR. OAYfON, OHIO, f IE &1KI. wno THINKS NO MA.M IS OOOD EWXXHi fOR HER AW 6E 'I.SO. JKE rt\AY BE LEJ-T," JEANNE HUMLONG, - is ONLY A NATURAL. . PHENOMENON ....THE REFRACTION OP MOONLI&HT THROUGH ICE CRYSTALS HIGH tN THE ATMOSPHERE. . •*,. T. «. REC. u. 3. PAT. orr. S-J-t NKXT: Whun France invaded Australia. When total objectives are lew limn can he achieved under maximum pressure, then we are not mobilizing our f»]| rC4 - omws . Oll |he oUlc[ . hand, if (he objectives arc too far beyond what can be atlai,,,,!, ,,,cn „„ Mnds of ; mevcnn ^ and lack of balance are sure lo devcloy.-WPn vice Clialniinti William U Butt * * '* ' - I think there Is a very .lefinite Job to be .lone in every community to combat thi Hoover n, n.-pni Chief J. Eilna * Should we fall, Out Our Way By J. R ^!!SA h " «««™ «>y or In Hollywood »V EKSKINE .lOHN'SON NKA Staff Correspoiirtent Belly Ilutlon nnd Eddie Bracken the parents of scstuplels! Yes it happens in their next paramount picture. "The Miracle of Morgan's Creek." in fi lc t, that's the miracle part of (he title the studio nnd producer Preston Stur- Ijes have -secretly been guarding ever since the film's complelion— unless it's lieen cut since Hie film's preview, we're sorry to spoil Mr Sturgcs' big secret, but when they come in half dozens, even on the screen, it's n story not to be iunor- cd, The multiple birth is the cli- mnx of the picture, a story of a girl who falls in love and marries n soldier In a small town jast before he joins the Army. * ? » Dob nenchlcy is preparing another one (if those daffv short? fins i time he'll do a satire Washington red tape Ir liimbia studio ever gets 'around on Our Boarding House with Major HoonJc ' . I OH. I COMT MNO'EM PUTTlM' BASLEV.OKOXT5 IN TKI5 tiro \ou HEAR ABOUT PAP^ HOOPLE SPOOM INiS OUT TUB OF, ^00•L1. FIND IM ROMEO OFF TUB L THE .. MIMCEO HAM' \\VfV.TvefC5 EVEN ' TH= Pifi'5 NL.' LOCK WT^aKOLKJDOMT^ SHE HI PA UP THE AISLE.' PAIR OR. FOOL/ i :^a^ v ™"7 -~. •L f-iV6TEBi£S'nc LIFP —Ruby Keclcr-will be oilercd a role In the film, if s ] lc Accepts it «'ill ho the first time a divorced couple lias iilaycd in the same picture • since William Powell made screen love to his former wife the late 'Jarole Lombard. . . Porter Hnli, screen villian for the last 10 years, gets lib second comedy role in recenl months in Hnrry slier- man's "The Gun Master." 0AM GLAMOR For the tirst time .since she became a slur, Jenn Arthur is letting her lp«s help sell tickets for her new ColimiWn film, -n t e More (tic Merrier." All publicity and advertising for the picture is built around her earns. Jean, one of the town's top dramatic stars, uniii now has tlal- ly refused to pose for leg art on grounds that it's not dignified Fading actresses usuallv turn to leg an when they're slipping at the box office, but I doubt whelhci Jean has started (o slip yet Jane Farrar, cousin of Geralriinc Farrnr, is slated lo play the opera star in a now film. . . . Cecil Kcl- laway Is set (or the role of William, the butler, in the [Mm version of "Frenchman's Creek." Despite what you may read, FIol lywood's liottesi romance since Rudolph Valentino nnd Pola Nc- gri Is colder than a casting director's heart, Riia Ihiyworth definitely lias broke nher engagement lo Victor Mature. . . . Blonde Anna Lee's donation of her services to the Hollywood Victory Committee for a six-month tour of Army camps cost her $100,000! She turned down three pictures at HKO to make the tour. ... George Jesscl and Eddie Uanior ure lending on the level alter all these years of comedy raps at each other' Cantor no Ilkee some of the anecdotes about him in Jesscl's t )00 k. "So Help Me." CI.OSEUP IN lUVKUSK Don'l ever ask Uill Carter, n new Hollywood loading man, how he felt when he faced ttie cam- .>i-rt for Ihc first time, lie just marie his movie debut backwards for a scene in Columbia's "Without Notice." He got a nice big closeup, all right, but not of his face. It was a closeup of liis rear elevation, emerging from a lower berth. No cracks, please, about Jjlauclie Yurka singing the star-spangled Banner while standing on her head • SERIAL,STORY BY LORETTE COOPER WAAC Tim S'lttnVt JV.tAO. Juv« lu i"K»a Jlc'fU "wkfnic «!<.» U»k,. Tkf ornw' lumril ovtp ,„ fc for ||,i, •iu,,r,,,, ,„„.,. „„,• I, "V'iL'* Wonmil III Ilir ilc«(. '' * * * COMPANY CHAPTER V ]UAJOR JACKSON had t!, cn Jtl sludied her. "I can't give you much information now, but if you'd care to ako n stroll later, I'd like to lalk to you. Wo could walk a few hundred yards ta got the kinks out of our leg muscles." "It's a dale," .she sM, surprising herself with the informality of her tone. She caught herself anc! resumed a military manner of •speech. "Then, sir, I'll meet you "I, your office in half an. hour." 1 The halt- hour was well employed refreshing iiei-self. A last lihncc in tlu> inetal mirror which .someone had thoughtfully hung on the wall of her room told her that she still was capable of. making Jicrself attractive. Not even a G I mirror could hide that., She readied fhe meeting place .on the minute, and Major Jackson ,was there. i "Lieutenant Carter, it's time you mull held another truth session Maybe if we did, it would smooth' .hoth our paths and save us a lot of embarrassment later." - "I'm glad you feel that way sir," Beth said. 1 "You don't need .to say sir like that nil the time," Major Jackson : expostulated. "I'll, treat you cour- teously ana I know you'll treat me Hie same way." . , ''I'm a junior officer, Major and I have- every respect for yom i i "., sou " ded so stiff ant! formal lhat it amused even Belli who meant it most seriously : » t « 'J'HE major lauglied. "Vou girls certainly have a great lime- playing aol ,, ie d , { you?" lie risked.. '. Belh's laugh died away. She bit her lower )ip_ a very'lovely "owe, lip, loo—quite hard. She wintrvl 16 teU the major otf.Tit'l, Then She wanted to make him eat his words. He MW the look, on her ''I ought lo'bo ashamed of my Wlf," he said. "FatHculdrly aHer you turned out to be such u swell fighter- on the Ivip oiil " "You only said what a lot of people feel," she replied ''That's just it. i might.as well tell you, not all the officers here are very keen about a WAAC be iKi out .'»"-«™"'riyu,do. a " You're the on i y wo the is and. I'm the only officer other than yourself, on this island who knows the full truth as id why you arc here. y ol ,' re a woman, yet lor military purposes yon re not a woman; you're a fellow officer." 'I didn't know that, Major I supposed that my position was'set out as clearly as that of any other ofliccr in any branch of the Army (it the United States. I was taught that that was the beauty of. Army Regulations —you always knew just where both you and the other ellow stood," Brit Jackson lauglied .''You've got me. Let's sec How well you know regulations. .What arc you going to.do the first lime- so™ young junior officer wanb to call you Beth? And, by the way J ' o connuc U . darned formality all the time with '"f You know, out here in U, 0 theater ot operations, we don't' Play that way. We leave l)iat foil no garrison soldiers— God bles, them, and I'm not casting any slurs at them, either. If there's anything more aggravating tlrui being a garrison soldier, it's being n desk soldier, ajxl bolh of them pray night and. day for a chance o go to the Held. I know, because' I ve been air three kinds or a sol-! dier at one time or another." ' * * 4 i "DETir did not know how to an-' swcr. i Finally she said, "I'd Tmd out the ground rules from my commanding om'cer." "You're smarter than T gave you' •rcdit for ^jcing," Jackson said Well, the ground rules here ure lhat military courtesy is observed [>ul not to any ridiculous extreme' vie live in a very close area, so we salute when we meet for the first time during the day, and then Ion t salute any more unless (here s a special reason. We're .some- Hung like a submarine crew out icre. You know, in a .submarine; Uscipline is, it. anything, stricter; nan on a surface vessel- yet (he/ unpractised eye would have n hardi lino recognizing rank" He paused. Then he continued i _ Ins lecture sums ikelf up to- Ins, 1 he said. "Unless it's very! olhcial and in front of a lot O f- icople, tall me Brit. And I'll call! •on Beth. You've proved yourself! o me, and I hope f can to you '• "Thanks-" Just as she was! ibout to say "Brit," she heard a' voman's voice. : "Why, Brit darling, imagine 1 finning you here." . Brit turned sharply, startled. So' lid Beth. Coining toward Ihenv lawn the bowered path was a oung woman in a gay afternoon rcss, m strong contrast to the unformed population of the is- and. . as a publicity stunt. She once did Just thill in a New York show. Arsenal Holds Concerts WATERVLIET, N. YJ (UP)—War workers at the Walervliet Arsenal arc relaxing to music those days During shift dinners and lunch noiirs, music is played over a loud speaker in many of the buildings, and the Arsenal Band gives a concert every afternoon. Proud rather plays Chimes BERKELEY, Cal. (UP) _ John M. Noyc;-, chimemaster of the famous chimps in the campanile of the university of California, about told the whole world about it when he became a proud father. He played on the far-sounding chimes Brahams 1 famous "Cralde Song." J__X_To Be Continued) I Pipelines conveying oil from the r wells of Iran Ko the refineries arc -.."'Surge 1150 miles long. ft! Womuii, 70, Walks K Miles LOS ANGELES, ' Cal. (UP) — Mrs. George Adam, age 70, took her regular annual walking test which she has been making for years with imdimlnlshcd vigor. Leaving home at c n. m., she returned at 7:30 p. m. after a tour of 42 miles. "Gasoline rationing? What's thai?" .she exclaimed on her return. . 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