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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 2, 1943
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JHB BLTfHEVILLBtOURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. ' H. W. HAINEB, Publisher BUIUKL F. NORRIS, Editor ' ' JAMBS A. GATENS, Advertising M»n*t*r ~. .» flak KaUonal Advertising Representatives: ~~ •, VWtac* Wltner Co., New York, Chicago, D«- trat, AUtntt, Memphis. . Sttrj Afternoon Except Sunday BLYTljjEVILLE (ARK.^COUIUKR N E WS M aecond cliss nutlet «t Uie post- it-BlytheviII«, Artansis, under act of Coa. OctobCT s, 1817.; ,', • Served by the United Pres». ,,7,-, • „ SUBSCRIPTION RATES " . By carrier In the city ol Blyttwvllle, SOo per jnek, or »5c per month. 'By mall, wlthlii • radius o! ;o miles, $4,00 per ,- ye*r, »2.0B for six monttis, f 1.00 for three months; try mall outside 50 mile tone $10.00 per year j»y«b)e In advance, 'Prescription ' ' • M ^Looking toward the coining oT pence , ,, and .weighing economic portents, George T. Trundle, Jr., Cleveland engineer, • .eposes a pertinent question to liis follow , ^industrialists: Suppose you do wind up the war ' with only ,a hundred thousand dollars ""tasb in your company treasury. What's the difference, if you have a product • "designed, on hand, and roiuly to .sell • .to the post-war public? "Which would you rather have— a ' million dollars in the treasury and no • •- customers — or a dollar in the treasury and a million customers ready and auxi- '"" ous"to buy,?" ' , ;His prescription for the future: „,, "Let's get set right now, today, so that .the moment any of us are free from "the obligations of war production we ..... (i c«ii step out with a plan, a product and a. price; get under way, establish our markets, maintain and increase our 'i employment; and sustain our wage ..levels." 'Figures That Lie ,The Office of War Information rc- ' -ports' that, ihc per capita income in - '.this country has risen from ?47.92 in . July of '1940 to $85.03 in April of 1!)-I3, w and adds that "price boosts already ""nave"take'n up'a''part,' (.hough l>y no • means the major.|)iiii, of the increase 'o-The 'trouble wilh these figures arc that they represent averages, which aro IJSctibous'.andjiion-existcnl. There i.s no average man; If the^samc'tiQi'sons }yere employed now • as" in" July' of Ifl'IO tlie "average' -rj-BiigH IJ^YC. sp'rne^ey.ideiiUai'y value, But ;,-illK;547.SJ3 iuconip tli.en WHS reduced by the large number of .unemployed and of persons .who do u, not 'ordinarily work but who now are earning. ' The rise in income per worker i.s muchjess than the'figure shown—probably less, so' far as-the great mass of ^unorganized workers go, than the rise "in tho'1;o^t of living. ;Curlin Worried \ -i The go\cimnciit of Premier ,-Jolm ! 'Cui'liii, of Auslialia, is worried \\ popular, resentment against wartime j' strikes might bring defeat in the forth;• coming general election. .Therefore la.'' bor .union, officials have been called to- ^.:feter~iuHl-asked please not to indulge p in T 'pin-pricking strikes" for the next J fewi months. U ~m • » --.TTie inference would seem-to be that j Australian union leaders will go fur. ther to retain a favorite administra- t ypn than to keep war production going. ' We-hope-that this is an uncharitable J interpretation of the silualion. In the city of Cairo ... nil mitstaiullivj JSto.'J.V/ bcen Hie bcliavicr of (lie American froopS which lias been of an exemplary clarac- Ter-^Slr Thomas Wcnlwortli Russell, police < commandant ol,Cairo. Egypt, View* Publication In this column el tdltorUil other ncmpapen doe* oot nece«*rU/ •atonement but ii ui tcknowledfnMnt tf m the nbJecU Advice To The Negro Race From (lie Stafas-tiraphlr, Hrownsvlflr, Tennessee I believe your readers will lie deeply interested In the enclosed article published In the Laurcns Advertiser under the heading "Clinton Negro Writes Letter to Those of ills rtnce." 1 hope you cnn publish It In full. EMMETT FINLEY. Ware Shoals. ^ The nrllclc follows: A bit of advice to the notjrors In general: In UUIICMS county we arc living In n strnngc n«e, sli'nnse Ihlnns arc Im|>pcnlii8 now. rcople net itraiiuc. look slian«p, and talk »tran)>c. Tills is an age when ono needs to be careful about what lie snys and to whom he says It. We as negroes, should realize this one fact, that no nation, no country or race tins done us much lor us us the American white man. I was talking to otic of our men a few clays «KO who I.s 84 years ol af>e that has lived In Laurcns county nil those years, nncl he lias never been arrested. Why? HctMiiw lie knows liow In act. I am 40 years of a^c; have never luid one minute's trouble with :i while man, and tlon'l expect any. I have only lived In Clinton five years and can Bet any kind of help I need from the white rncc and unybody else can If yon do your (inrt. Somebody siild Hie oilier day, Walker Is a white man's nlguer. I may be. If I am, 1 thank God for givlni! me sense enough to lie one. I would rather be a white man's iil};j;er Iliiin lo !>e Hitler's nigger. A lot of iicople holler about social equality. That will never happen tills side of heaven, and no real itp-to-dalc neiji'o wants It, to happen. We have what we want down here— good schools, rjood iieyro leneliers. and good negro churches and preachers. We would like for our touchers lo be better paid, but that wouldn't be social equality. Look Ilic word up and understand what It means and you wouldn't, want it. Don't let anybody fool you. You will never have a heller day with any nation on earth than you huve with the American white man. Well, some of us say we ciileli the devil, but listen: Maybe some of us do. or all of us may. Hut believe me, if we don't j>lay our whole part, I see something up the ronrt, nnd It looks like death, hell and destruction, i wish to advise the negroes of Ijiuren county to remember you were born here, all these people arc better to iw Hum anybody else can lie. Let us stick to them through thick and thin, and .1 hope the wliilc man will realize thai we arc his best friend. I r «r l«'o hundred years or more we have cooked your food, washed your dollies, nnd nursed your children. How many families have been poisoned by us In all of these years? None What other nice can you gel along wilh as you do the negro? None. What nice can yon send .to,yqurfields and do your work for.what we do' it for? None. Then why not let these two races stick 'til dcnlh do ,us pnrt. God help us to do so. When It comes lo Jliller and the ,Ja|K, I am nsnlnst them. I am against Ihcir policy. 'It may seem strnnEC lo hear a 'preacher say tills, but I am against any mini or set of men who try to destroy God's church. I love tile chinch. I pray for the church. I slmll die for the church. I don't, have any money, but i ciiti Bet hold of n little and am doing everything I cati in the way of buying stamps and bonds to help keep any mah from here Hint doesn't like the church. In conclusion, let us not look lor trouble. People usually find what Hiey nre looking for. Look on (he brlglil side/look up and not down. • God still lives. Let tlie American white man, nnd Ihe American negro stop fl s hllnj; e( i c h other. We can't, win fighting among ourselves, That's what (he enemy wants. Do a little thinking. We want victory but. we cmn get it on the streets fighting each other. ' • (REV.) II. M. WALK!'!!) Clinton, 3. C. • SO THEY SAY There cnn be neither certain victory in (his war nor effective post -war pe.icc without Russia.—Joseph E. Davics, former ambassador lo Russia. * • • . ' I won't even go to sec my favorite actor— niywlf-unlil this war is over and won. And I hope to be in a couple of good scraps before the war Is ovcr.-Navy Lieut. Douglas Fairbanks Jr. FRIDAY, JULY^2,/i9'13' COPR. mi »v»t< t[«vitc. me. T, M me. u. 5. r«T. OFT. 7-). \Vc Imvc a solemn rlnly lo help keep down iiiflnlion—let me sur//jcst thnt we keep dose check on our husbands' . -spending money I" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By WWI«m Ftrguton GREATEST LOSS OCCURRING: INI FIRES IS NOr THE DESTRUCTtOK) OF MATURE TREES, BUT THF- EUfNATJON OP YOC/A/& AND CMARRIN& OF THE FOREST •. FLOOR., SINCE MUCH OF THE OLDER TIMBER STILL CAM BE UTILIZED. COP*. >«I BV NEA SCflVICe. INC. T. M. REG. U. S. GUTWOR/W' \s A. . IN THE VICTORV feARDEW / IT DOES' ITS WOKK. IN THE DARVt. 1N.THE MORNING, A HEN KUST GET DOVJN TO GET UP," S&/S ' HAZEL ' _^ .. ^ / *. "-^ «=»"—— ~ NEXT: Who was the first president bora in the United States? • In Holly wood BV KRSKINK JOHNSON NBA StafT Cnrrcsiiomlcnl What n soldier Ililnks about the girls he has,left behind was written' into n film script yesterday by a soldier, nol a scenarist. Screen tioi'comci- Bill Carter, honorably discharged 'from Ilic Army after injuries MitTcred hi Ihc early African campaigns, is csille:! upon in one romantic scene of Columbia'!; "Without Notice" to tell Marjuie- rilc Chapman wlml a .soldier thinks about Ihc girl back home. Given carle blanche by Director 'Richard Wallace lo make up his ov:n dialog from liis own thoughts on (he subject while " Nazis. Bill said. fighting the "You don't know whiil it's like there, and I hope you never do. You keep . ' about, home nnd tilings—well, like you. I don't make any sense, but I feel sense. I used lo Uc nwakc at nlglit. and Ihlnk—alioul—well, nljoiil .«on;.-- liody like you, soinelliiiiK clcnn. II liurt to think nbcut it, hurt nwny back behind the eyes. H yen were 3y J * U< Willlam8 ° Ur Boardin g House with Major Hoople T. ~ " -•••-• •—— __^, .,_ __ ~~. *-—— _ _ _ ;SPIrJDLE BUS! ,IW SHOi-MOOIL- 10'V. MOT TUBE/ D ^TRIPPED. A.WD HH — • -rev.-:. co'« ro RUI'J U/-.M/A V.OMAM COULD EVER GET HER HUSBAND TO FIX -VJYIHIWG IM TW HOUSE UNDER A> YEAR.'OH.lH' SOLDIERS -V.'HEN TMEVGIT . 1 SMB L\Dfc---WT ,\ EVEN - hiEEO TO BOIL ~ TOBE FULL OP VOUR. ) "Tc BUBBLE G6v9> 1 . IT GOT/-.— WkR. j BONDS EQUNL \JlCTORV PLOS A. 'al&.e OF BAvCOK JUST H^WD rive-^iso $0 f T CA.W PRCNE; \T-*^-A.K)D / NOO C^Si VJMX OUT Oi HERE OP Cf\P\TAL TO PURSUE AW In Africa ami I was here and !| was you that came back and talked about me lifce I'm talking about you, ,1 guess you wouldn't make any sense (o me like I'm not making any sense to you. Well, the sense of what I'm tryins; to say is (hat I kept reaching out to you (here, trying lo louch you." * » • HOGAKT HAI.KS Humphrey Bogarl put. his fool down Ihe oilier day on studio publicity gloiifyinf,' him ns a "great lover." Uc.spile feminine reaction as (be insult of "Casablanca." Bogart doesn't want lo he classified Vv'illi Hie itialincc Idol boys. The actor finally blew his topper when the studio asked him (o pose in evening clothes as a "Pin Up" boy for tlie Wanes and Waves. . . Susan Hayward faces a suspension nt ParamoiuU after turning down a vote In "SlandhiB Room Only." That's just whal Susan thoughl of the part, walking out because it was too small. i H looks like Warner Urolhcrs may succeed in purchasing ihc film rlglils to Delte Davis' autobiography, which ran In a national I magazine last year. If licltc agrees to the idea, it will be the first, time a star has portrayed her own life story on the screen . . . Uncle Sam has become the world's greatest exhibitor ol motion pictures. The Army currently is booking 6S34 films a week. "The ideal picture story for enlisted men." s:iys R. B. Murray, director of (he United Stales Army motion plcliu'c service, "K one with a service backpround and with music and comedy" . . . The Marx Brothers are due to return to (lie screen .soon, producing their own picture in technicolor. /. *b»'AaM.7jS3|S!ra Illustrated by E. H. Guilder Lincoln fiad served in the French Foreign Legion here and there all over'Africa and had [earned to love the land with a love surpassing that of woman. Now, he was back- after 11 years, entrusted with a great mission: the. mightiest where once he-had been' the least- """-:.. i CHAPTER I . . r jnvu hours earlier, wilh due , ue s, e- war oco pomp and circumstance that would be glad lo give him a corn- bln m '^'T> "•" ir..;in,f c.'i^+«^ ~ — msance a had blended chilly buckram-stifT European politeness, colorful Moslem splendor and motley African "--in aijiuiiaor ana money African i"«w--.u)ie in ms present position, savagery, they had done him great " c slnll ed as lie recalled how, only honor. Ivory horns had brayed. Reed Pipes had shrilled: Drums had thumped and thundered. Incongruously, almost sardonically, a band composed of recently recruited cannibals had blared out the Mnrseillnijf. Flags—the lings of the United Notions, Free France, America, Great Britain, Norway, Holland, Brazil and all the decent rest—had fluttered everywhere, defiantly and hopefully. People of many races had lined ihc dusty streets, cheering themselves hoarse. From a dozen ceremonial fires, scented smoke had mounted to the tight, lapis-blue sky in leathery streamers and .hung there in a , blood-red- cloud, lighting up this little .town ot:MounetviIlc- a neat French bourgeois name that, having supplanted the former Arabic appellation of Suq el-Maraghin, sat illy upon.its steaming, exotic miasma—and telling all Central Africa that a new lord had come to rule. For today, by appointment ot General dc Gaulle, Lincoln C. Elliot, American, was military governor of this last and loneliest French equatorial colony which sweltered and sweated and stewed at the back of the beyond. - '* * * ELLIOT sal-nlonc that night on the veranda of his squat little wattle-and-datib house which was so pompously called the "Governor's PaJnce." He listened to the far, faint pulse-beat of the Arab tom-toms and the hollow, nasal, sardonic tlmd of the tall, wooden Negro drums. He thought of his meeting, a few weeks earlier, in London, wilh General dc Gaulle and Winston Churchill. Thought of the confidential communication locked in his desk: a flattering message irom Washington telling him.thnt while, doubtless, given liis varied mili- ' experiences, tho war office mission, nited States gov- crnmenl considered him irreplaceable in liis present posilion. a lilllc over a decade earlier, he had come lo Ibis same colony as a raw recruit in the French army, after a memorable row wilh his Amos W, Lincoln, manager of an American express company'in Paris, had been ;i stern New Ung- landcr—the sort who had dieted his smoldering, natural passions into a bleak, thin-blooded, artificial Puritanism. Jlc had married a Frenchwoman, n widow wilh a son, who died in giving birth lo Lincoln. Amos had adopted Raoul, who was six years older; b;id brought up his stepson as well as his son with an iron hand. He had thought himself a good Christian, yet had never'learued Ilic swcervirluo of forgiveness. So when 'Raodl/"ft rather wild, extravagant youngster- who had chosen Ihe armv as n career, had gone- heavily "into debt, lie had refused lo assist him; had even refused to come la .tho rescue when the other, driven to despair by hounding creditors, luid helped himself lo"regimental funds. Raoul liad been 'drummed out of tlie army with disgrace; nnd Lincoln—for he had loved his half-brother cleanly—had had H terrible scene wilh his father. Accusations and counter-accusations. Words that should not have been spoken. There had been, as a logical aftermath to the row, loo much champagne mixed with too much brandy, nnd a persuasive recruiting_ sergeant, gorgeous in his well- fitting, blue uniform and medals clinking on his broad chest. Since then Lincoln had served in the French Foreign Legion here and there all over Africa, from • • His steel-blue eyes had become " puckered and 'weary; his ''curly; i brown 'hnir 'had -grown-', spots; his" lips .did not smile as. I readily as formerly;, and he had , los't flesh until, today, lic'waVas: lenn as. a whiplash. But his love. for this land had persisted. : : -:' And now, tlie colony having de- •' clared for Free France and . the' Cross ot Lorraine, here he was back after 11 years, cnlrusted with a great mission: the mightiest where once he had been the least. * * * T-TE sat there, listening to t,bc far, faint throbbing of Ihc druins. Rub-ruu-riib - rtimbcdrti/'- rjib— the Morse code of all Africa,, the evening cliant of all Africa, fraught with the news, the rumors and gossip and lies of all A-frica. woman. - — the sound , waves traveling north with 'words of tribal feud, arti west with words of rinderpest, striking the long-horned cattle of .the Massais, ancl.south with words of a Jrl'pohgw"e medicine-man brewing dread .mysteries,.' and' east' wilh words of 'a plunip bespectacled little German found with a forged Swiss passport in his pocket, and two tons :of dynamite iii the packs of his safari. • Lincoln knew Ihc drums of old. For so long, day and. night, he had listened to their chatter.' And he sighed as he. thought of the dead years; .as the dead years came' back lo him with the droning of flic drams; came back (o him with the scent, sweet and acrid, strong as the beat of a temple gong,. that drifted in from the native quarter. Ah — the sounds, the scents! The melancholy realisation' that — dear Lord God!— once he had- not been a great sirii, a high-and- miglily governor to be salaamed to; but had known the soul o£ these- drums, the soul of, Africa . . . had felt this soul as part and parcel of his 'own soul. . 'Rub-niu-ri(i>-rumberfd.y-r n b— swelling, dwindling, swelling; breaking off unexpectedly, on a Algiers lo the Tripolitanian bor- high note, like a dirge skirled on dcr, from Dakar lo the Came- the bagpipes; awakening old roons. Tic learned to love Ihe land memories, old follies, old desires a love surpassing (hat of v>'i(h a' terrible vividness. ' (To Be Continued) Alan Jones is the leading contender for the singing jcad in Mike Todd's new musical. "Light Wines and Dancing." . . . Another celluloid badman, Albert Uckknr. has gone romantic opposite Claire Trevor In Hurry Sherman's "The Gunmaster," In Hollywood, an actor must, be bated before he's •rt. Spencer Trncy. Humphrey Bogarl, Alan Ladd, Brian Donlevy, Clark Gnble. and Walter Pidgcon all became hearl throbs after playing hard-boiled Rangsters and psychopathic killers. TYi'ia\r,i,v iiou.vvvoon In order to play the role of , Blondie in Hie nim scries. Penny j Shialelon had to bleach her red i hair blond. And now, in order lo ! play a supporting role in Ihe latest Blondie film, "Footlfght Glam- mor," Ann Savage had to dye her , blond hair red to avoid beinfi. coh- 1 fused with Ihc title role. Ensign Ecbert Stack a:kert a girl to riaucc at the San Francisco Ol- j fleers' Cliiby.lhc ether nisht but she failed to recognize him. "Not now, buddy," she said, "I'm here lo meet celebrities. But come back jv 1 like your looks." . . NOTICE OF GKANTINC, OF 1.1QIIOK 1'KUMIT Notice is hereby given (hat the Commissioner of Revenues ol Hie Slate of Arkansas has issued a permit. No. 278, to Colored Whiskey Shop to sell and 'dispense vinous or s-piritnons liquors for beverage at retail on the pcnnLses described as -113 W. Ash. Blythcvilie. This permit issued on the 1st day of July, lfH3 and expires on tlie 3Clh rity of June, IS-H.' . W. 11. Yciing I'cmitlce, 0/25-7/2 NOTICE OF CHANTING OF MqiUm I'KRMIT Notice i.s hereby given that the Commissioner of Revenues of Ihe Stale of Arkansas has Issued a permit, No. 232. to Hassell's Whisky Store to sell and dispense vinous or spirituous llrinor.s for beverage at retail en the premises rie- MMibcd as 315 ,\V. Main St., Blythe- vllle, 'Ark. ;' ?-'.,' this permit i'ssued on the 1st day of July, -1043 and expires on (he 30tli day of June, 1014. Phil Hassell •' > k ~' Permittee, 6/25-7/2 Two hundred and fourteen kinds of insects Vrcy'xrpon the corn plant. or (ii:ANTING or MQUOK I'KltJIlT Notice is hereby given ibat tho Commissioner of Revenue., of Ihe State of Arkansas has issued a permit, No. 'X>, lo Robinson East End Pharmacy, M. 11. Robinson (owner), lo sell and dispense vinous or .snirilucv.s liouar.i for beverage at retail on the premises described as 310 E. Main St.. Brylhe- villc. Ark. Thta permit, issued on (lie 1 day of July, l!) IS mid expires on Iho 30 (Jay (,f June. I3M. iv><:n:-on East Kixl [>|icy. 117 ^'1. II. nobinson, • Permittee. C/25-7/2 By curtailing manufacture of mc- lal church goods, 230 Ions of brass, SO Ions of aluminum, nnd lesser quantities of tin, lead, and nickel will be saved during every war year. NOTICE OF GRANTING OF LIQUOR. PERMIT A'olice i.s hereby given, that Ihc-^ Commissioner ot Revenues of the State of Arkansas has issued u permit,' No. 287, lo Stewart Drug Store to .sell and dispense vinous or spirituous liquors for beverage nt felail on (lie premises, described as 220 E. Main St., Blyllievlllc. This permit issued on the 1st day of July, 1013 and expires on the 30 day of June, 1944. Harvey Stewart Permittee. . -, 6/25-7/2 j In China, i| is said to be polite lo pretend your Chinese guest Is iinali older than his staled ^ge. StJoseph ASPIRIN S UBBfST StiliU M «' Fully Guaranteed If every .sack of our (lour is nol SATISFACTORY IN KVKRY \VAY-jusl return the sack to your grocer and your money will !>e refunded. SHIRLEY'S BEST FLOUR '

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