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-\\ ' v <*!';'"'-fS i % "* ' rim FOOT BLYTHEVILLE '(ARK.); COURIER.NEWS TUESD'AY, MAY 18, 1943 THE BLYmEVILLE COURIER NEWS ', ..<• - THK COUREBB NEWS CO. Y 1 " > '- H. W. HAINBS, Publisher •'"- << • 'SAMUEL F. MORRIS, Editor 3OtS8 A GATENS, Advertising Manager ^ OKAfcDYNE DAVIS, Circulation Manager Bete National Advertising Representative*; »r»l!»ee ,Wltner Co,. New York, Chicago, De- ttoit,'AtlanU, Memphte. . . < i "published Every'Afternoon' Except Sunday 'Altered 'u 'second class matter at toe post- «&kt~at Blytli«rtll«, Arkansas, under act of con- October », 1911.' Served by tlie United Press. SUBSCRIPTION RATES •'fey'carrier in the .city ot Blylhevllle. 20o per week, or 85? per month. . • By mall, within a radius of 60 miles, $4.00 per Tear $200 for six months, $1.00 lor three months; fey mail outside 50 mile zone $10.00 per year payable In advance. Our Enemies Are Realists Two major reactions were apparent when President Roosevelt announced the Japanese murder of American'fly- ers who were captured after (lie Don- little raid on Tokyo. One, (lie fighting"; man's, came out through gritted teclli: ''Let'us'at 'em. We'll fix those unmentionables." The other, .civilian, punctuated by gasps of horror: "They can't do that. It isn't'civilized. It's against the laws of war." •'•'-, Isn't it about time for us to understand that our enemies have put the laws of war,away in mothballs, and face-the-fact'-that, our soldiers and sailors, oui maiines and flvcis, oui sailors and workers aien't playing in a nice, gentlemanly game of tag football or one old cat 7 Our enemies aie i enlists They real- 176 that befoie this \\ai is ovei .cither they or we aio going to be killed. They are acting on the piniciple that the only good eneim is <i 'lead enemy. When they sink one of our ships, or 'dq\\n one of oui planes, they ate doing it'to x dispose of the lighting men aboard -as well as to desliov the materiel in- Ivolved They, have no intention of 'helping 01 event,peinnttmr« lighters to ;get back home wheic, with new etiuip- iment, they can rehiin to the-job of (killing Geimans'iuul Japb ' ,' < That is \\hy Ihov machine gun life • rafts and paiacruiting flveia Their- object being to kill om men by • any ',rneans available, they set booby .traps,. 'tlfej* Ijnin.e budges, the\ bomb at raii- sdom if selected taigets aic not avail,able , ..'••3, If:, at anyjnoment, fhe\ believe that '.they have more to "gain than to lose by 'using'lethal gases or other poisons, they ( will not be deterred by any idea of 1 sportsmanship or respect for the "laws ' of war" • ' "' . i It being their job to survive, by healing us, they >a're not concerned about • our opinion when they rob captive civil- i ian populations of food and force them ..to starve, or.transplant conquered work• ers by the tens of thousands and force '* them to * work: under inhuman comli- ' tions, or exterminate whole populations j en masse • '. /> . '--•- . J We have been put on ample warning, | not by \\oids but by deeds, that prac- j tical considerations are the only "laws i of \var",iecb'gnized by Nazis^or Japan! ese. THey Vilf do anything, tb win this ! \vai, which''they'do not have good reason lo fear will boomerang against "• ' Red Front Scores Again Under the guise of a "United Labor and Victory" rally, the Hcd Front once more has harrowed the respectability of many non-Communists and anti- Communists lo build itself up. The real purposes of the May Day rally in New York and others throughout the cotinlry were two. First, the old attempt lo build up pressure for a second front in Europe, which Stalin demands. It being well known that such a second front is'due this summer, the Rods want to he in position to claim credit for having forced il. "Die second purpose is lo condemn the general American protest against Soviet execution of two Polish labor leaders who, as Socialists, were in wrong with Hie Commitntsls. 11 is time for American personalities to begin checking the credentials of unknown committees which seek lo capitalize upon their good names. Publication In Uils column of edJconau irom other newspapers does not necessarily mean endorsement but Is an acknowledgment of interest In'tlic subjects, discussed: SERIAL'STORV r, WAAC BY LORETTE COOPER -COPYRIGHT, le.o.'' HEA SERVICE. INC. These -swell moonlight niglils ccrtsunly put pep in a J man—come oii, I'll race you back to town!" Wartime Cotton Week National Collon Week In wartime—six. days devoted to this versatile filjcr—is :i far cry from Cot Ion Week In peacetime. Then, stores devoted their energies und nrllslic talent to publicizing civilian goods made of cotton. Now, Ihc slogan Is "Cotion Fights on Every Front,-" with window and interior displays arranged to emplmslxc tills bntllc cry. Cotton Is ono ot the most, versatile fibers available, and can be made lo supplant many which wore 'once Imported. Scientific research and technological progress, spurred by the war, have vastly increased the usefulness of this already essential material. Cotton's use in war has been repeated and elaborated upon until little more needs to be said here concerning its place us a. war crop. Tlie looms which formerly made smooth, cool sheets, fleecy, thirsty towels,'and sturdy, long-' ' wearing garments are- now turning out hammock fabric for',Millars or textiles for Hic-snvliiB 'nilj- Ijer boats. It is also" no longer a novelly that cotton cnn lie (rented with a chemical .to make it" vvnter'-rcpcllant, n fonlHrc that has saved much critical' rubber formerly used for rain->- •conls; 'jiinglc Suits, ponchos, and sleeping bags. For life saYIng .parachutes, ration'lings,' water. ..'.'reservoirs, .even .for protection against ninlarla-' bearing mosquitoes, the Aimy,^i<irns ..^T.coUou. • Without cotton, our soldiers, sailors and marines - ••'..'.' 'would be .virtualjy helpless. ;'.- . ', On the 'civilian front, cotton of course runs- Ibe gamut fromlwork clothes to.dainty fashions lor women ami children. Seersucker, gingham, cbambray, pique; chiiH?,, lawt\, nuislin arc shown- ,ln every-color of the rainbow and In every style 'from, holisc dress to glnmciir gown. If lias been recognized lhal the morale of Ihe home front Us vital to winning I lip \vni\ 'anil colton's role here Is being played in a manner (o rate laurels. So we CDIIID Into National Co^on Week, set aside lo direct, (lie attention, of the public lo the manner In which the trade has risen lo tbe demands of the war emergency. Cotton Is performing a herculean task, and • deserves the acclaim it .will receive,:not only Ihen/'but, niter- ward, for Its work on.every front.. , '. ". —Cotton Trade Journal.'. THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson INDEPENDENT/ fHATS ME. FATHER POLAR BEAR GETS TO VVHJfE MOTHER. BEAR IS HOLED UP AT HOME IN A SNOW WALLED DEN... AND A NI&HT IN 7HE ARCTIC iS5/-Y .. IT'? NOT THE RUST ON A RU5TV. NAIL- THAT A SHINY ONE CAN BE JUST AS DANGEROUS IF . IT CARRIES GERMS. THE XTOHYl Belh Ociter, WAAC. !• M«Jor Brit Jlcluoi'* M o««.MaB" m\*n «m the tlmr <-»»oilm*t< l.l««4 l« Ike Parlfle wktre kll »ll at Ike CoMt AT. nllerr -Hmnmft BallMK ballalloa '• »••»«. Major J^kiM Irllc Delk >ke Im to «.«lrt •!«• !• (r«ck- I>V d*wa ••tyrrlrA' iBforntmtloK l»k> kit mo oat rUr o« Ike UUii kmowi !• wkat r»p>rltr »ke Im Ikrro. Tkrlr talk I* UtompM kj tke appcaTan«« of • atniBBe 70HMf WVMKH wk» lMH«4lately tmlttm rxiiMlgc of Bril. Tke m«t **r Belk o»*rkr«r. 1.1 1 • D»t<m »rr>»4c Brit lo «!»<• Im p«M«Kr '9 tke pl«»e IkBl brouckt krr and h*r ramfftlof, Bkt Nolk, Into a forced Iodine on tkr Ul»d. A»« nt »«ptr It mitt\mfl MYSTERIOUS STEPS CHAPTER VIII JIRIT'S tone had been unmistak- , able. Beth was being accused. ! "I haven't seen it, Major," she said, seriously and somewhat tensely, reverting lo the official address in her own concern over the situation. "I haven't been away from my desk since I sal down to work this morning, and no one but you has been in here with me." Brit studied her face a moment. ."You're sure?" he asked. "You're absolutely sure?" "To be exact," Beth answered : "I did leave the office on two occasions. . Both limes I placed 'every paper on top of this desk in the safe and locked it. I am positive no paper escaped me." i "It's incredible," Brit said. | "There's only one thing I can suggest," said Beth. "Someone go Into the safe and took the directive before the papers were removed this morning, or it was taken dur ing one of my absences." "Impossible." "All right, it's Impossible." Betr looked Brit straight in the eye ."You told me that I might hav o do a lilllc dcleclivo work while was here." "I didn't say exactly that. I :iink I said lhal treachery from /ithin was suspeclcd, and you /ere to help me prevent it." "In this case, Major, it sums tself up to the same thing. Will ou give me permission to oiler n opinion?" * « » [>RIT smiled, but il was no smile of mirth. In it llieic was wear- ness and some dcsperntion. "Go ahead. Only if I don't.think t's good, I'll do what I'm thinking if doing anyway—I'll .search vcryone and everything until thai directive is found." Thai's a very poor idea. It would bo better to permit no one o leave this island or connmmi- cafe with anyone off the islanc until Ihc directive is found." Brit narrowed his eyes. "I think [ know what you're hinting al," "I'm hinting ;it nothing specifically. That is n good general pro ccdurc, regardless o£ who is here.' ~he paused. Sho decided sh' might as well say il. "Since you jrought up the subject, Lita. Dan Ion and Rick Moth . . ." How would Brit luko this? "Go on," he sairi. "I'd like :> point out that Uf and Rick might have had oppor lunily lo investigate Ibis nafe. remember now Hint once when went out ot llic cilice Lila Danloi was identifying licrsell to :i giiiir al the end of the corridor— didn't see Mr. Moth with her bu he mighl have been nearby or might not have noticed him. "Maybe Litn has been a lilt! ovcreaflcr to get a scoop/' ho sail "Maybfi the safe w;is left ope sometime v.'hen neither o£ us rca ized il. Maybe ..." "Brit,"*you're a major and my] ommanding oflicer, and I'm al lird omccr and not supposed to' e giving orders. But if I were i command here, regardless of hether I euspceted anyone par- cularly, I'd put into effect that rcier I suggested a little while BO ... and I'd order very espe- ially thai the Danton-Motli plane uoukl not bo allowed to leave." lie swallowed hard. • » • }!UT looked at his wafch. Then he gathered up all the papers, ieth's notes included, and put icm into the safe. "Be sure the oors arc closed," he said to-her. ihe made certain. Ho motioned cr (o his side. In a whisper, he aid, "I'm changing the comblna- ion. Listen closely." It was difficult lo memorize the new combination. Here was proof hat he still trusted her. After supper, Beth took a walk. While she was strolling on (he far ide o£ the cove, she made her decision. She would do Boms sleuthing on her own. She could see the seaplane which carried Lila Danlon and Rick VIolh riding on Ihe waler a couple of hundred yards away. Beth .urncd back and, strolling, retraced her slcps until she entered .he bower which covered Ihe path. Then she moved swiftly off along a side pain which led around the cove. In a few minutes she was a small, foliage-hidden knoll iusl above 1hc portion of the beach off which the seaplane rode at anchor. The plane ifselt was wilhin 00 yards, yet she wa» hidden. She watched the plane intently. A light shone for a second, but it was extinguished almost immediately. The moon had risen and the night was bright, brighter by far than Ihe last night she had s|«nl on the mainland, only .48 hours before. Her concentration on the seaplane was interrupted by the un- mistakeable sound o£ footsteps coming toward her. i (To Be Continued); ^ Hoiiot, and citation of the Hague , Convention,'won't save the world from ; sla\cry to Hitler and .Hiroliito. | The fighting men have the only | sourd, effective reaction: "Let's go. •! We'll flaj the skin off their flesh and the flesh off their bones." SO THEY SAY • Long as everything In the (own was rivn- •nlnj; smoothly, I thought 1-should do something to.help my country as well as my city. Ro I sold Ihc grocery stoic and started to help .uiiild these big planes.—Mayor Alvin L. Cresswell ot Alv'arado, Tex. . * t • •We're -sorry we didn't gel a chance', io lilt them. We've seen tire Jerries run but illey never ian before (is .Ihcy ran yesterday.—British corps . c:mmaudcr on Tunis victory. * ' * - ' » ••••-. In France II wns nothing like this. Our men (ought every yard ot the way back and they had none of these things (guns) to fight wttli. —Biltish major in Tunisia. ANSWER: Midway Islands. .NEXT:. Which was 1 Is Africa, from Europe? In Hollywood that Adolf Hitler follows Ihc celestial rvm of the stars, has a sUv- gazing scene In "Somewhere in Sahara" ot which dcr Fuehrer may not Approve. There's a scene in the film; about allied warfare against the axis In .the .desert, vliicli .shows several Alrika Korps ;enerals looking inlo llic Sahara sky for heavenly pnrtcnls. "Tlic slars are riglit tonight." one general .says to iinollier. "and \vc shall ireparc to altnck." Next sliol shows [.lie United Stales Army Insignia —a bis while star—on the side of Liilubelle, n 28-ton lank which Humphrey Rngnrl commands 1 . * * • . A laal-mimitc script revision had been made for oiic 'seijiicnce of "Sherlock Holmes Faces Death' at Universal sludio. Director Roy Williams had decided an effect would be improved il UIB shroiule corpse of t)ie, ; victim, ..ijnhappily murdered eartier iii Cli'c' slory, were included in llic scene. So llic script was changed to 'make roon for the dead man, but due to a slip-up the prop department was n't iiolilied! Basil Rathbone am Nigel Bruce w'ere already on tin stage when Ncill arrived and wa asked to approve Ihe set. "Verj nice." said Ncill. "but I waul bier in here." The prop man re spondcd promptly. "Yes. sir," h said. "And how many will b drinking?"' MUTUAL INTKKEST Before playing Maxim Lifvino 'n "Mission to Moscow." Oscar lomolka - went to Washington to iludy the, Soviet,ambassador. And he Soviet ambassador was curious. is to b: granted :\ fisluns license. The law. however, is uiincU l)ii- inarily at large-lime Japanese fi.sh- iiig.on Ihc Pacific coast. Tlic Caravan Is built mostly ol on-csscutial materials; is a ciii'RO irricr which may be used as au inbultincc and lroo]> transport. Cuuricr news W.inl Ads. Swearengen & Go. KI'OT COTTON HKORERfl nlytlicvlllo. Ark. Car A sin Make — A U Models - V/E NEED 50-USED CARS Sec us ;<l mice If you wunl to sell jinir c:u I'OR CASH. NII rtcln.v—ilrivo iii or Iclciitmno ami u«r representative will rail al tmuc. Phillips Motor Go. Tel. 453 IjlTi &.\Val n «l". i BY EKSKIM-: JOHNSON . NKA Strtff CurrcsiHiHilent Elzeite und Tunis (ell lo trimn- plinnt allied aimies the other clay —and n young man troin Hollywood kcpl :v promise. It's cue of ths year's g<eat stories. Tlic yoHiig man is Gcm'ee Webb, nn employe c,f .the RKO Radio tlondio ml department, who enlisted in the Ai- tny last Thank?;:lviiiH Day. Several weeks ago. Produccr- Dlreclor Dudley Nichols m-oiv<'<1 .•>. letter from 'A'ebb. Ills flr.= l in ninny nicniiis. !If was In Noilh Af.ilcai nntl llic Iclifr t: J id ihni. maybd' he ronkl lielp uvuitiia'.'.i capture Biznle und 'tinils liy 11 May x 7 to r,.iincidf \villi the ptr-' inicre ol 1-iU'iiol.?' nc\v motion pi.•- luier—Ihe latt plcluic on \vhir'i Webb worked before lie joined tlir Anny. Well, on Mi>y 'i Dir.ertf mv.i Tunis (ell to Ainciiciin and Urit- Ish troops. And un Ihr: nlclil cf May 7. by " strange pvank ol fate. Dudley Nichols premiered, in Cin- ciii]i«i'. o:. tl'.a'. motion picture on which George Webb worked be- lore lie wont to North Africa as a soldier., The picture—"This La«d Is. Mine." Jthn Ci'riarilnn icceivcd a let- le.r icwiilly from ;i intdwootern i icnltor who offered to cliange the luaiiic <~.l a aiMivision he's plan- nine to opr.n nfler Ihe' war. to Ciinadinc Park, if (he nctor would semi him 51UPI>. Replied Carra- liim;: "Never mind cliarigln? I mine. .Uiil send me the S1COO mid I'll i-liaiipn my name to nialcli TAIl St'KNK Dircelcii- ZoUrji} Konia, mindful Out Our Way By J. R. Williams Oui Boarding House with Major Hooplc "I don't know 'Vho was ' Ihe iiore curious, Maxim Mtvinov or nysell," recalls Homolkn in telling about Ihcir. meeting. "H was n luncheon at, Hie embassy nl which I was one of many guests. Every lime I felt tin urge to Blare lit Litvinov, to study his personality, calcli Ills mannerisms, lie was looking at me just, os intently. Bui I don't think I could have played (lie role without inccLini him. At lensl, I'd have done il differently." No Fishing For Japanese SACRAMENTO. Cnl. U.t 1 .)—The Eiate .Legislature has jusl dclivcrcc a final blow to the Japanese on Ihc Pacific coast, all o[ who are now either in assembly camps or in the Army, from which they might, never recover. No Japanese, hereafter, Sunset Gold No. 370193 The Stallion of Perfect Conformation .' T. \( MISTER.' 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