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B.,W. BUXtB. •,'.•• -.•Anon, r. MOUUS, UMBB JL OATBQ, AdvettMag 6aU'HtUoD«l Ewiy Afternoon inept atered *i i«cond cl&v n*tt*r tt tbe pwt- offlce «t Blytheville, Arkansas under *ct ol Oo»——, October 8, 1817. Serred by tbe Onttea SUBSCRIPTION RATK By m«ll, within a radios o! « mild, MM per fear, 12.00 for six monthj, $1.08 Tor three mootbi- by mall outside 50 mile Eon» |10.00 'per mu ptyatfle In «dvMice. Pajamas Are Warmer : There lias been a. good deal of talk about (a) manpower shortage, and (b) '-paper, shortage. We' -had never questioned (he existence- of eifher' untiJ • thet'c came to hand'a study on "Family ' Behavior, Attitudes and Fossessipus," whicH is Volume '1 of a scries called "Family Living as the Basis for Dwelling-Design." Now we wonder. • The study is- as you might expect, a design Tor building post-war 'houses around prospective dwellers' habits. But it is also a lot more. As:explained in the preface (there are also an Introduction and an Analysis of the-Problem) here is stuff for the sociologist, the anthropologist and the psychologist • as well. Having read the fascinating monograph, such learned gentlemen will , probably share our amazement that civilization and the family have managed ' to come thus far without this .volume's help. The authors pried into the inner workings of some typical American families, and the following samples are '•typical of (.heir findings: "Twelve women have a triple mirror, of whom six use it for combing hair, three for dressing, and three make • no use of it at all." (This is followed by Table 40, "Per Cent of People Putting on Clothes While Seated."} • "All husbands shave standing in the bathroom . . . Three women rend, three smoked, and 15 reported they sang in the tub." Resides straight reporting, the study •has some brilliant deductions: "Although the nightgown is most popular in both winter and summer, (here'is a shift to-pajamas in winter, which '. means they must be warmer." (Capital, 'my dear Holmes! But how the deuce • did you ever figure it out?) Bathroom sleuthing disclosed that 58 per cent of the families used the tub for umbrella storage, and 54 per cent • for foot washing. Also that 83 per cent can reach the lancet while sitting in ' the tub. It also reveals that "when ; showering most women report they do not get their hair wet. The reason is that they wear a cap and most do not mind it. Of those who get their hair • wet 50 per cent mind it," (Well, get yourself a cap and stop squawking.) .Occasionally there is a wistful admission of work undone: "It would . seem worthwhile investigating how far the desire for twin beds may be lied up with a Hollywood social influence as a by-product of censorship restrictions." We shall probably have the answer in Volume 5. There are 209 pages of (his, 20D pages of heavy, slick, shiny paper. Whaddayarnean, manpower and paper shortage? Prices of farm products have been keeping paces with costs-William I. Myers, New York Slate College of Agriculture dean Tragic Accidents (ARK.J .COURIER, NPAVS Recent events h« vc reaffirmed the fact that war is a matter of tragic mistakes as well na tragic intentions. American airborne troops are shot clown by their own comrades in Sicily; British flyers attack American cargo planes over the Atlantic; Liberators bomb Swiss city. The friiitlcssncss of each waste of life is a double misfortune, but it must be put down as inevitable in a war marked by high speed and split-second decisions. There is, however, one consolaion to lie gained from these sad occurrences. That is (he prompt disclosure of the last two. after- the public resentment over the long-delayed announcement of the Sicilian incident. Perhaps the handling of these two cases marks a trend toward more prompt, frank and democratic disclosure of bad JICWH as well'as good, after too many instances of pussyfooting. A Thought About Veterans Two short news items about returned service men point their own moral. One is of the lad who had lost three fingers of one'hand in battle and who quickly found a job after lie; was discharged from a hospital back home. He had to. find another because he couldn't stand co-workers''.pity. He • asked for a job "where they're used to seeing banged-up men." The other is of a soldier who came home from sea with the Purple Henri, and who got a job as a bellhop. An older bellhop .eluded him for not being in uniform. That started a fight, and the wounded veteran came out of it with a black eye and a broken arm. Let's go a little easy on the fulsome sympathy, which is only embarrassing. And let's think twice before making wisecracks about a likely looking lad who isn'.t in uniform. With manpower as short ns it is, some of them have u good reason for wearing mufti. Applause for Audience Hollywood beauties deserve all the thanks they've .received for undergoing the rigorous : perils of front-line life to bring entertainment to our troops overseas. Hut how about a word for the soldiers themselves who have suffered the disillusionment of seeing their favorite pin-up girls unglamorous in slacks and GI underwear, but who nevertheless have remained to cheer? • SO THEY SAT 'Foreign policy should lie a national .policy. and not the judgment of one individual or small ennip of Individuals— Hep. Joseph W. Mnrlln Jr. of Massachusetts. » • » A balanced budget, at the earliest possible time after (he war is won will create more jobs than all the' projects that government can de- .vlsc.--Gov. Jolin W. Brickcr of Ohio. » • . .... The Germans withhold information from their soldiers. We take the men Into our confidence about what we arc trying to do.—Gen. Sir Bernard L. Montgomery. » • • If you slick together In squadron formation and obey all Die air rules you will come home. If yon don't, you get the hell shot out of you. —Maj. Fiank J. Collins, back from Europe. • • i Oreat as the American industrialist. Is, he has failed to develop the abilities of the worker to anything like the degree he has developed production methods with machinery. The possibilities of the individual are so much greater thtm the possibilities of machinery that this lack seems almost unbelievable.-James p. Lincoln Cleveland manufacturer. "Anrtjhisjs,where.•w used to broil JucJMhick, juicy 1 '.•stci)ks-r-reineml>pr?" ' • •-•- -" I THIS CURIOUS WORLD BY FLIERS OVER THE PACIFIC IN DETERMINING DIRECTION IS BY •OBSERVING THE COURSE OF JMOAf COPR. J9*4 By NfA SEKWCf. the T. M. BEG. U. S. PAT. OFF. JOHN KRETSCHAAER, CAU&Hr TWO y-M/OF M(jjLrAtV£ouse. IN A MOUSETRAP/ RAAAPION ISA ANSWER: [f s a flower. NEXT; Voureycsat 20 and. at 50. In Hollywood ^ , , ...— 1 ,..,^. .,,„. ,,m, „ , ^IL^JHUVJ fcjm: j [l)m j|-jj, LJailPnipr'; confession to make.about a public- of the Green Circle, who said son e " IT " '' '"••-- "'- -" very bad things atout me But the whole thing was really a publicity stunt. Stripping, of course, was out So the .studio dreamed up the cen- • • ———_— ""•». i"-t: «" )ur Boarding House with Major Hoople Out Our Way By J. BY KKSKINE JOHNSON NMA Staff Correspondent Gypsy Rose Lee Confesses Gypsy Rose I/ce said siie had n ly stunt that backfired. She fell into a couch at International, where she's uciug filmed in "Belle o( the Yukon," hoisted up those long legs, reached for a cignret. Gypsy K'ns wearing a blue peck-a- boo negligee, but alter invading ladies' dressing rooms for all these years, \ve know how to avoid such occupational hazards. We kept our eyes above her chin. The confession, Gypsy said, would answer our question of how she got back into pictures after all that fuss with the Hays office censors five years ago when 20th Century- Pox imported her to- the cameras from Broadway burlesque. Remember? There were letters of protest from people who said they could keep their kids out of pool lialls but they couldn't keep them out of movie theaters, etc. Gypsy lint! to use the name of Louise Hovick, and forget nil about the Gypsy Rose Lee who ivowcd 'cm when she' YOD CANT ee-mis WfX&'S «OTHER-]?i- it ASM • ~ wrfiA THE BLOOM. .INIWOSE CHEEKS i v\my !I'O GUESS VOO VJER.E -TME RTZE5' DAUGHTER, 3USTOOTOP 'SCHOOL.' A WHAT? A FENCE TO , KEEP PEOPLE -I FROM WAA.K- '_{ IMG ACROSS THE LAWN, VEH, I WAS COMMA CALL YA TO SEE IF I'VE LEFT EMOUGH RCOSV FEE SI&TEE AM' NOD TO BACkC - _„.,..,, t f ti—it •** ir~"*i h\Q^j~[ AROLMOTOWNJ PORK I'vje SEEM -~ THE 80VS< W OME PIECE ARE W5VONJ& «ffi» ^ 8E& ^ SIAPTS UKE AN took off her clothes IT WAS ALL A GAG "Well," Gypsy said, "there were lew letters of protest. I distinctly •cmcmber one from (lie Daughters i il- the sorship fight ami the idea of having me change my first name and forget my past." But the whole thing backfired Gypsy said, because ol a series of bad roles and because she didn't know what pictures were all about. "No one ever looked unhappicr than I did on the screen." she said "And I was unhappy, f guess it lakes two trips to Hollywood for a New Yorker to like (he place " She sure likes it now, though Gypsy said. Reason Gypsy likes Hollywood now is her role "in tl "Belle of the Yukon," which w liam Goelx is bringing to screen. It's a honey. Gypsy pin n gal named Belle be Valle, epic of Alaskan showgirls. She wears hour-glass costumes, big picture hats, has a romance with Randolph Scott, who was a slicker known a? Gentleman Jnck, when they were pals in Seattle, but who goes straight in the frown north becomes Honest John Calhoun SHE'S WONDERFUL Gypsy bubbled like a kid with a new toy machine gmi over the role "It's wonderful," she said. "I'm wonderful." Gypsy said she was writing another book—autouiogra pineal. "] left my typewriter and my notes fn New York because I hate to see dames working In n scene and then rushing to their dressing room to write a paragraph. But then I go! lonesome for that typewriter an had it sent out." Incidentally, Gypsy drove to Hollywood from New York wilh a trailer attached to her car. slopping to entertain at Army camps every day. There were 150.000 men (n one camp. "I stayed there two days." she said. "You can't handle 150,000 men in one day." Test Elastic I'laslic Tires AKRON, O. (UP)- Automobiles after the war may be rolling around i on plastic tires. A Plioflcx plastic lire, made by the Goodyear Tiro and Rubber Co. and tested for 8,000 miles, Is said to have heated up less pian synthetic rubber aud to have.beon less .affected bv the sun than naiuvfi! rubber tires SATURDAY, APRIL 8 19J.J •That Rat of a Jap Fleet Isn't So Dumb.. ^'//f^ ^^g^J-^gl^Mg^Jf ; ; i-*.i Convict-Author of Best Seller 'Dreams' of Life in Small Town STILLWATER, Minn. (UP)—Earl Guy, author of the best-selling rovel, "Heaven Is a Sunswept Hill," s serving a life sentence at Stillwater Penitentiary, but he looks "orward to the time when he will Ive on a sunswcpt hill overlook- ng the Mississippi river. "The men in here have to believe :hcy are Betting out." lie said us ii' sat at a long: table In the visi- .ors' loom, a tnclitum guard beside him. "1C they don't believe U, hey'rc finished—its all they have eft." Guy was convictce in 1929 of robbing a bank at St. Michael, Minn., ind was sentenced to the state pen- tentlary. He was pardoned in 193G, >ut was ordered buck to prison in 810 when he was involved in the burglni'y of a Minneapolis garnge n which a policeman was killed. The Minnesota supreme court denied his appeal fijr release on n vrit of habeas corpus, yet Earl ~uy talked about a small town Missouri where "I'm going 'to live .'hen I am released." Could 'Really Write' The 33-year-old convict-author, i'hose linlr is stone gray, smiled. His deep-set eyes appeared more imken than before. "You could write there and no- lody would bother yon. Yon could it up on that big bluff, high on a lill overlooking the Mississippi and eally write, your back up against 'our own house and nobody uoimcl:' "Did you know that I wrote Heaven 1 in less than a year?" he isked, "I'd lip the clinir in my :ell back neainst Hie wall so I oitltl sit comfortably nnd use a nagaztne to write on—all in long- mnrt. "My mother in Minneapolis typ- (I it for me and sent it on to iny iiiblishers." He looked around the bare room. "Sometimes I think about (his, ind then I can't write at all for 0 minutes—for a dav sometimes." Guy smiled .again "and said lie kept pretty busy. "My publisher has 21 short stories he wants to put in book form, and now I'm working on another novel, about an' American soldier who come.s home after the war to find his country .slowly going Fascist." He said he liked to write about things thai might happen. .'I'm a .citizen, you know. The pardon gave that back to me for good. This is my country and I'm concerned with it." A large vein in Guy's throat swelled as he spoke of" his prison term. "I don't feel about it," he said in a dead voice. "It's tough." The guard, who had been drumming on unknown melody with his fingertips on the visitors' table cleared his throat loudly. Guy's time was up. He had talked a minute more than the hour allowed him for visitors each month. "I'll be seeing you," he said. Walking toward the iron floor he waved his right hand above his head. But he did not turn around. Laundry to Use Prisoners FORT DEVENS, Mass. <UP) German war prisoners'are going to help case the shortage of laundry workers at Fort Dwells. The prisoners will be employed at a half- million dollar post laundry and dry PRESCRIPTIONS Freshest Stock Gnaranteed ItesJ Priett, Kirby Dreg Stores BOB MALOHE Plaster, Stncco, Cenemt Work Pkone 882 cleaning plant now. under ; con> atructlon ana expected to be ready for use in April. The plant is -'designed to handle the cleaning requirements of Fort Deveus Lovell Genera! Hospital and Cushlii" Genera] hospital in Framingham. Read Courier News Want Ada. Defoe Furniture Co. 126 E. Main Dial sat] Wanted: Used Fnmltnre. Ate yon can trade yonr old FuraJ- tnie In on new. CHSCXASAW West Main Near 21st Si. 8*t. itirfj 12:45; Son. Rtartj 1:11 Night shows 5:45 Except Monday, opens 6:15 Continuous showi S»t. »Dd gut Last Time Today Double Feature "RIDERS OF THE BADLANpS" •: with "••'• ; Charles Starrett "THE GREAT MR. NOBODY" U'illl Ertdic Albert & Joan Leslie SERIAL: "Don Winslow of t Co.isl Guard" Superman Comedy tii& By Robert D. Lunk KKA StrtU I'llOLOOliK: A Cnlnrndn fnrnirr lookinK for «m»e »tri, )( .,l C nlvc» im n st'l'tcninc r ovi'iiins In llnl? conicw uiiou n nick strmipcr ivhu' IJliriiCDA film >vlt)i tin iniiinrtnnt written me.ssnuc. Scckin>r lii-lp, tbr (nriurr TnH« nnil kniH-kn MmsE-Jr out. \Vhrii he rrvlvr* Imtli Alrnncrr - " .. •I'lIB STOKVi Aflor HirKuKlux Klnn liurn duivn IMn l,nr tl , j nl , .lU-xrlk i» nci-Mimlc,! | o , llk( . (hc "LUCY PLAIN" J&, xrt TT was a few evenings later lliat Judge McNamara stopped liis ear in front of our house. Ifc asked for me. When I came to the door he said: "Let's go oul and see that pal .of yours, out on the farm. Maybe lie could use a little of our companionship about this time." I left my dessert uneaten on the table, I was so anxious to get going. Old Jan was putting on a front when we saw him. He acted and spoke quite cheerfully, but you could see by the sloop to his shoulders and the way his eyes looked that he had taken a horrible beating. We sat on the porch, the three of us. The Judge did most of the talking. He talked of nothing. Finally, after quite a spell, he got down to cases. "Well, Jan," he drawled, "if you weren't a Communist before, I can understand how you could ue one now." Old Jan smiled, blew a long puff of smoke until it nearly reached Uie porch ceiling'. "No, Judge," he said at last, "de- spile your persistent suspicions, I am not a Communist now" nor have I ever been even tempted. I believe that We have the finest system of government here in America that has ever been conceived by man. And I include our system of courts, strange as that may seem to you. I can't imagine a system ,\YlHch.wouM be fairer qnd deal out justice with as lew errors as the plan which the.English race has developed over the last thousand years. You place your case in the hands of twelve men chosen as fairly as possible lor their honesty and impartiality. \VTiat could be better than that? Maybe the system went haywire in my case but in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred it will go right. And that's a pretly high average /or any system." * * • "IT'S none of my business," the Judge said after a pause "but why didn't yon let the state's attorney object or cross-examine Morion?" "Well," my grandfather replied, "in the .first place J didn't think he'd say what he did. As for going into the subject further, I guess it's something that the more you'd try to explain, the worse off you'd get. It's something that has haunted me for many years. Some day I may explain it all to you, Judge, but just now let's forget about it." The Judge quickly changed the subject and we sat for half an hour or so talking about this awl that until it was getting late and time that we were going. Old Jan came to the car to see us off. "Before we go," the Judge said, "I just want to say that I know I fold you that I would be with you 'in spirit.' The next time I hope the 'spirit' is a little more effective." Old Jan laughed. The Judge drove homo fn silence except for one remark. "That's quite a grandfather you've got, son," he said. * * « \ I/THOUGH the words of Judge McNamara buoyed we up considerably, and cheered my mother immensely when I told her, it was painfully apparent, to me at least, lhat the Judge was voicing the opinion o£ only a very small minority. wouia Sunday and Monday " B A M B 1 " Wall Disney Feature Length Cartoon Universal News Comedy to town on Saturdays, he would' come to our house first, and ii would accompany him on his shop-' ping tour. Fox- several weeks it was not uncommon to hear a hiss from, someone standing in a doorway as we passed by. Some men Old Jan had known for years appeared not to see him as he greeted them. But grandfather paid no attention. . ' As for me, I was dealing yrflh'i a different class of citizens. Fiviju days a week I was going to scliooP* Some adults might have indicated their disapproval of Old Jan with a few hisses, but their sons and daughters really bore down."Clifford Morion, son of the physician,' assumed the leadership among my schoolmates in making life as un-S bearable as possible for me. Then someone began taking! apart the strange and fascinating word hallucinations. I was dubbed Hal for a time, and then Lucy. ' "Hey, Lucy, Lucy Flain!" they' • would yell at me, pointing to ths sides of their heads and describing circles with their index fingers. When I would lunge at them, they : would scamper, screaming, "Lucy, i Lucy, Lucy." '! It was this fall that a new girl', camp to live in town and entered i our grade. Her mother was a niece! of Judge HScNamara. Her lather! had died of ti\e flu in 1918. The' widowed mother had attempted to, support herself and her daughter! but didn't seem to fit into anything! in the business world. The Judge's' • wife had died in January 1923. In September, Mary Hughes and'l her mother came to make their' home with the Judge. •! I don't remember much about! how Mary looked in those daytfi except that I thought she wa?i pretty in spite of numerous freck-1 les. At any rale, she was on my side, whether because of pugges- lions received at home or bccausa she was naturally sympathetic! with the underdog. Certainly tha' lime was ripe for such sympathies to crop up in someone. Mary was my second in my fight' with Clifford Morton. She held tha towel for me, her own handkerchief, she was my manager and • cheering seclion. _ ' '\ Be CofciinnedV 3Bft!

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