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•<, * ,\ THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURCm HKWB CO. i, H W HABVJB, Publisher '• SAMUEL F. NORMS, Editor , JAUES A GATENS,' Advertising Mintcer OERALDYHE DAVIS, Circulation Manager Sote NtttonU Advertising Representatives: VftUace Wllner Co, Net York, CWctgp, DC. Writ, Atlinla, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon, Except Sunday ( Entered u «econd clau maftfr at' the pojt- «Blce at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of tress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Prea. , BUBSCRIPTIpN RATES By carrier in the city of Blytlievlll*, SOe p* r week, or 85c per month By jnall, within a radius of 50 mUaj, (I pO per y«pr, ^200 tor sh moiiUis, $l 00 for three month*; by mjUl outside 50 mile /one »1000 p*r year DayaUe in advance. JVever Mind f/je d food merchants in New have challcnjfcil Mavor La Gimr- dia's attempt to cntoicc a dosirablo Jaw by undesirable ami pcihnps illegal methods The coin Is have been asked to decide whclhei the chief executive cfin extend a law to cover fields to winch it \\a,s not intended to apply — ficldh in which legislator ddibeifUelv icfi anied liom giving the tnuvor authority Mi. Ln Guaulia's pin pose is hunlablo, He seeks to prevent .stores from over- cHai^injr foi eggs, that is, how violating the OPA pncp ceilinfrs Having no anthoiily to enfoice the OPA oidei <li- Tectly, he has to slip in a back door, oidenng his Maikets Conmiissionei to prosecute ceiling violatous imdei the short weights and measmes law Unfoitunatelv foi both mavoi and public, eggs aie sold by the domi Twelve make a do/en, icgaidless of si/e or weight. The stoics give 12 to u do/en They oveschatge, in sortieain- stanccs, but (he\ do not give umler- measure or nndei -weight, because Uieip is no standard of measuie 01 of weight. We have no sympathy with pnco chiselei.s. They ought to be stopped, and punished Since the OPA can not possibly police evetv lotail stoic, it is deniable that state and local enfoue- moiit agencies should coopei.itc * • * , .But such enforcement/should he by legal methods. The State Leginlntui-e.s .8.11(1 'City Councils can authorise police, market inspectors and other. local -ageii- i cie's to help protect the . 'public. Until and unless they do, it is not for mayors,- v pwoi'ti to uphold the constitutions and laws, to usurp legislative functions by 'roundabout stratagems. .This is not an academic dissent. There is a very (iant'crptis tendency '• jn Washington, in New ; York, and 1 elsewhere, for strong, aggressive executives to ignore the laws and do what seems best to them, trusting that their purpose can be accomplished before the courts. gef around to act.; » • *.'..'. . It is one thing for an administrator, in emergency, to cut red tape. It irf another for that same administrator, or, 'his boss the President or the governor or the mayor, deliberately to do -what the .legislature has specifically denied . hini power to do. If ours is to be a government of laws, made by the people acting through their chosen representatives, then the . time has come to call a halt to government by directives, which is the authoritarian and not the democratic wav. Mission to Moscow The eminent liberal philosopher, John Dewel, and Suzanne of the Wisconsin La Follettes hhv.e taken the trouble to check the film-"Mission to BLYTHEVILLB '<ARK.X .COURIER NEWS .Moscow" agjiinst former A'riibi(»Ra(ior Josej)h B. Da vies' book, of 'the same name, on which the picture supposedly is biixctl, Their research confirms what many who luivc seen the film and read the booh felt, without exerting themselves (o. verify their .suspicions. The picture plavs"j'ast and loose with the book; Thin -intent he of no particular consequence if the picture were designed as ;i romance, » dnimn, a musical anvlhing in the pure entertainment Held. Such criticism would be pkay.iin- ish if (he departures were 'technical— .such nK often nro required' io sntlstY screen demands 1'or continuity,' Cohesion tint! coherence. Hut that is- not the case. All the chaiiKOH lend toward one obvious objective, which is achieved; by them. They make the film what the book w.'is )sot—in ihe words of Professor De'wey and Miss U Follelle "lolalilnriun prop- aKiiiula for mass consumption—a prop- »nt'aiKl« which falsifies history throiiifh dislni'lion, (imissioti or pure invention of fiu-ts." To mention only n fow of the dis-' (ifp.uu'ics uncovered liy (he (wo crifies: ~ ' • » # The film, but not the hook, shows Mai ski 1 TnkhaehcvKky heing tried n.n<l comlonmcd us it conspirator; The m;ir- sh.il, in fact, was executed .secretly, without trial, more Ihiui a year before the film purports to have him in court. The film shows Ambassador Djivies accepting instantly the yuilt of the pnnro trial victims, though the book reconlf! his concern becuiiso they were denieil Die elements of what Americans consider n fiiir triiil. The picture shows Moscow as gay, festive and happy. 15nl. (lie hook records "horrifying" terror, with no household but lived in fear of "a noe- tuinal raid by the .secret police." The picture shows Stalin driven to his pact with Hitler by Anglo-American appeasement, with tw reference to our desperate .efforts to conclude a de- lensivo alliance wjlh, Moscow. Ml', navies, buck in the United States, is shown louring the country, ignoring his poor health, lighting isolationism. The fact'is that the ex-ambassador's swing around the circuit -WIN';m;ul(. -after Pearl Harbor, when the nation already'was united in .support of t.jm war thnl. had been forced upon us. " * * » . •There'appears nowhere in the film any mention that it was Communist organizations, under orders from Moscow, • which interfered in every way possible with 'our defense preparations and that Vito Mareuntonio, consistent Ked Fronter, cunt oiie of the few congressional votes against conscription. Ridiculously distorted efforts are. made, in the film—but not'in the book —-lo create an impression that Russia is our ally against Japan,- ignoring the fact that only this year Moscow renewed her non-aggression pact with Tokyo. The obvious purpose of the Him is- to promote American friendship toward Russia by hiding fl ii(l distorting .facts. K is essential that the United States and Britain, work in close harmony with Russia in (his war and in the peace .to come. .11 is not essential that the American people be lulled to sleep, making us do nil the co-operating while Russia makes the rules. Conceding the Rood intentions of the picture-makers, wo. think they have done.a real disservice to the cause of democracy. aOf.OLWCB j •'•;,, ^»< vmm&iw W$M®*'*W 6>.,i*.-., „>.„.».«. ..M...C. »,..,„..». • frare»&*W Jj<7 ("Well, liiere's eme'gooU'thing'about tliis rationing busi- ncss--it takcs.your mind oft' Hie war!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD ' By William j '~ Fergu»oh I CO?R. I94J BV NEA SEDVICC. INC. T. M. RtO. U. 3. PAT. OF/, HEI6HTEM CAKES WITH SHORTENIW&/'%i-••' NAHUM DICKER, .I? IS:NOT A RECENT DISCOVERY/ IT WAS IDENTIFIED/VX/Vf/y J&Wj-XjGO, BY Dfj.BIGELOWy > NEAR E5CONDIDO, TEX4S, 'AND.IS A RELATIVE OF / ' NEXT; Ti« luckv polar bear fatb» SERIAL;STORY g^ •• . BY LORETTE.COOPER.$ WAAC ••• . COPYRIGHT,'IS4»; ;^N(A-tMvict. INC;. T1IK STOJtYi Hclh Curtrr IVAAfJ, JM Major llrJl Jni'kK»n r » "t»Nf-iuan" KfkfT un lie ilny «-«m<mtl«irci JMluad in th t - i'«<'itiu >vhrre him vmli ut |fc* ('<>•.f AT- tlll«r>- Bur race Hulloou ti«Ha||<m U )Mue4. The Amty of 1h* M.llutm ImHjillu* IN to ?ri,itvi mttHmry #p- trtttum* from **rm*y »Jr BttHrk. Mtijor JnrkNou it\\u Ncth Hte |« (o M*Ml»t htm JN lT*ukluf dttttM *n*~ V^t'lfd Juformallou li-akit bu( no ^Mtt e\mf UN Ike UlMBd kuyvv^ In -wkmi vnimrlty i,ttt In tiitr*. 't'k+tr ^ulk J» »U4l4cflly l- Ik* Hiipr»rMHt'r- uf K -«»I«B at Brit. * * * - .' ~ LOST—OR STOLEN? *, CHAPTER Vll nPHE next Jay Beth began her (tulles. She arose a\, 6:15 and breakfasted at 7. At 8 o'clock she was lit n desk in the office adjacent to Brit Jackson's. t He was there before Iier. "Gond morning/' he greeted, smiling. ^ "Hello," slio replied. "I'm ready for work, sir." On top ot her desk were some papers, arranged in slacks, with weights on them. They went through them together. It was not long before she realized why her task was no secret and so im- porlanl. Here was n master plan —not as such, for U was not in "plan" form; but it was in Us oul- lines a plan anyway—for-a tre- tncmlous phase oC the South Pacific win', ami for eventually carrying tlml war straight to Tokyo » * « "VOU'RE io help me correlate . these," Brit said. "They're never . . . NEVER ... to be out of our hands. SitJior I have them or you have them or we both have Ihem, or they are in that safe over there." He pointed to on opened wall safe, built to fit deep, in the concrete. "This headquarters is closely guarded. There is no one whom I specifically distrust. Yet . . .'.' Brit handed her a letter oft (he top of the last pile. Ifwos a smaller stack than the rest but, she learned, it was more important than any one of the others. She read, and a single sentence stood out as though it, had been printed in block capitals: "You will take every precaution, particularly against some enemy from within, whom, for want of more complete information, we cannot at present name." v "I meant to ask you," Hrlt/said whether you'd seen anything or anyone yet who excited your suspicions." ' Beth's mine! Instantaneously reverted to Lila Danton's unexpected (or was it?) appearance. She almost said, "Lila Danton." Then she did not. She silently taunted herself for knowing jealousy lo overcome reason. "No," Beth replied. i "Be sure and lell me itlyott do " Brit said. • ' Beth went to work. ' Her first (ask was to digest out ot each of. the papers its prime reason for existence. It was Brit's order that trie sum ot all Ihe information should go inlo a single page of typewritten matter. Once it, was thus condensed, all of the original matter was to be destroyed. Belli was told that if she could finish her job by evening, the originals could be- burned when certain other documents were burned under official supervision the next morning. Belli concentrated so completely on her work that she hardly knew when lunchtime came—and when it did, she asked an orderly to send some coffee and a sandwich to her desk. ».,...„,„.,,„ ^MONDAY,'MAY 17, ..1943 [ . In •mldaft'ernoonr sh'« hail' pro- " grossed enough so that she felt '• thai accomplishment was possible ' by evening. She relaxed a moment. I and as she did .so, she realized { thai a conversation was going on • in Bi'il's olllce. - 3 * * » /; TA DANTON was taiklnf, »n<J i her shrill voice penetrated the*"' doorway that joined the offices just •' as though there were no barrier! between them. _J\ "We're Americans and we're en- •[ tilled lo courteous treatment and j quick passage. We didn't come here deliberately. We got lost. Now I listen here, Brit Jackson, I'm go- i ing lo lose my job and Rick Molh ! will lose his, too, it we aren't in) Auckland in .incllier few hour*, I You've got lo let us go." . j'l '"Will morning do?" Brit ailccd. | "Yes." I/Ha's .indignant tone' changed • She could nol conceal j her delight. ;., >.',,,•<,,. , So Lita Danlon was with' a man i named Hick Moth. Beth wondered i what he looked like. Now she 1 heard his voice. I "Tiionk you so much, Major \ Jackson," a man .said. "1 felt Misai Drinfon could convince you. Very;; embarrassing for our plane to go I astray—but we feel fortunate we! found an island, and did not gfit I lost out on (he waves." ••' Beth heard a door open and | close. Then BHt entered her of- • lice. , t j "Darned tad," Brit said. "Thoss, Iwo certainly put me in an odd 1 place. I suppose I'm going to have 1 lo let them «o." lie- idly looked' through Hie.- iiapera on which Beth • was about lo start work. "You're' getting along fine. You're almofjt' . . . Say, Where's lhat decoded di- - rccllve lhat was in these papers?", Belli caught the note of sudden < alarm in his voice and read con-/ corn in his eyes. i "I don't know, Brit. I've ..." . : "Belli, this is serious! For heaven's sake, you can'l just carelessly Jose a thing like that. You're doing a job thai involves secrecy and trust!" f ITo Be Continued) -•;> i Brian always told me acting was i cinch, and laughed at other actors who found it n pnlnstaking Job, But Brinn has changed his iihul. ' ? * * ' # TUIIE TYPE There's a typical Hollywood sto- •y behind the casting of Mannvl Kippcn (is Josef Stalin In "Mission to Moscow." Twenty-one ac:ors tested for the vole before Kippen was selected. Although uorn in Russia, he previously had played but one Russian character. That was in Booth Tarkington's play. 'Poldckin," In which lie portrayed Leon Ti'otzky the 'mortal enemy of Josef Stalin! In the same film, Peter Ooo Ching, a Chinese actor from the New York stage, played the role of Japanese Ambassador Shigomit.su. Asked liow he kept his Jap medals so shiny, the Chi- nainnn replied, "Oh, every hour I ke them off and spit on them." (I's nice lo see Monte Blue getting another break nfter nil these veins, in "Edge of Darkness," he once more receives offici.il billing us n member of the cast. In Hollywood liy EKSklNt: JOHNSON The Perils of Errol hnve shifted from - a courtroom lo tthc screen. "To the Lnsl. Mini." Krrol Fylnn's first picture since acqiilttnl on morals chnrgcs,mi\kcs his previous mlvenluros, on and off his vacht. seem rallier dull, Plynn plays n Northwest Mounted Policeman who joins n tsronp of German saboteurs to bring them to justice, nut, before Ihe final faclcout Flynn has survived an avalanche, a ski chase across hnlf ofCnnndn, n plane crash, two fights, one In n plnnc and another nbosml :\ train, n parachute jump, an Indian uprising and the dynamiting of n mine. Oh, yes. and he also docs n bit of dog-sled finishing with the girl, Julie Bishop. Sounds like pulp magazine artventim! — nnrt Umfs just where Warner Bros, yol the original story. Brian Donlrvy lias gone to work at last. Not Dial he hasn't Ijron busy hi Hollywood all these years, but until now he never really worked at his acting, it nil came nntural to him. But as a C/.cch Out Our Way By J. R. Williams Our Boarding House with Major Hoople IAUWWVS LIKED E&AD, FATHER / NOT ft CRIMSON TOUPEE.' -v NOOR REACTION! TO /VN AUBURN \iOiG? lSSUW.UVl.ONUy RE.D'- \S AM INTERIOR ....... . DECORATOR,SO ME WARM IN VJIW£R \ MAS8E SHE'D -~DO SOU THINK AFRAID MeiBHBORHOOD OO&, 6O FOR BARE WALL?, WITH- BALD AS A CROQUET BM.L, MPKV BlTc VOU WOULD PREFER THIS BLACK ONE t USE FOR PW.U-BEARING? .T'6 AM ARTIFICIAL VICTORN immigrant who comes lo America in. 1898 and rises to tin: world's outstanding airplmic builder in l(H3 In AI-C.-M's "America," Donlevy is finding tilings n lot different. A lot happens lo him in those 45 years. First he liad lo learn 150 words o'f the Czcchoslovnkian lang- unge.Then the physical work start-, ed. Scenes showing him shoveling iron ore into trucks, operating a stcnm shovel, shoveling cotil inlo steel furnaces and operating nn overhead crane. And then Ihcrc was n wardrobe. He has 57 changes of costume in the picture, ranging from dirty overalls to a full dress suit, which meant days of trying on clothes and having them filled. UNUSUAL UNION If ever two people called for Ihe noun, "nntithesis." Johnny» Burke and Jimmy Van Heiisen arc it. They see eye-to-eye on nothing except their music, and then only upon completion, when RK.O hired them recently, they asked for nu office with a piano for all- night use. Their explanation was that they argue all day and work all night. Burke is married and the father of twin girls. Jimmy is a bachelor, n test pilot at Lockheed in liis spare time, and a killer-dillcr with Jimmy Is lackadaisical. While their attitudes cause disagreements, they feel it makes for more balanced music. And apparently they are right. They have six new song rmmibers in Blng Crosby's forthcoming "Dixie," another in "Lady in the Dark," and two current, hit songs, "Moonlight . Becomes You," and "it's Alwavs You." Rend Courier NEWS Wiint Ada, Swearengen & Co. SPOT COTTON BROKERS Blythevillc. Ark. 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