The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 12, 1944 · Page 4
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^, . .BLyTHEy^E, , (ARK.)'. COURIER. NEWS ; £.,-' ' tt'W.'HAWW, ' *- r s '? HAicun. r. NOR . JAMB A. OATTNB, Admtiilat Mpraeatatim: Brery. Afternoon Bund»y " totand '«• ceeond dui nutter at Uu pott- «Hee at Blythertile, Arkinw*, under tot o; Go»- Octobtr 8, rtn. by the __ „ , SUBSCRIPTION RATXS , /By etrrfcr In the city of Blythertlta, Ml 'ptr week, «r sec per month, V By nail, within a radius of 40 aUlet, HOC per mr, tiOOfot lit months, 11.00 for tire* moatu- to*** 1 , «"»"« » milt ion. «0.00 per y««i , payttil* In »dT»nc«. Anybody's Guess - The problem of getting- our uprooted labor Iforces back home is going lo be a major obstacle lo orderly postwar reconversion. But there is a rather more pressing problem concerning these wanderers which is intriguing politicians at the moment. That is the task of .getting them to the polls in November, wherever they may be. It is going to be a very considerable"" task. And, coupled with the uncertainty of the soldier vote, it will make the coming election a headache for straw- vote pollers and betting commissioners, This year the voters' sentiment may not 'count for as much as their geographical situation. Only 11 states show actual population gains over 1940 (based on ratioj) 'book registrations) after their men in the armed forces have been subtracted. Twenty-five others have added more newcomers than they have sent into service, though their present total population is under the 19'10 figure. The other 12 have a net loss of -175,000 after deducting service men. Besides these changes, there have undoubtedly been population shifts between states that cancel out without affecting the statistical total. Voting requirements differ. ' Some states remiiie six months' residence, others a year. There are numerous Other different qualifications. Fore' sighted iuvay-fro>.n-honiQ workers may have kept voting residence in their own community. But some have ceitainly (iieglecled to do so, ""- All this is going to add up to plenty of confusion, no matter who the candidates are. No, one knows how effective the soldier vote will be, though it surely .will work b&tter than in 10-12, when only 28,000 uniformed voters out of some 4,000,000 got their ballots connived. Nor is it possible to foieiell how ,the labor shift will influence the total -vote. About the only safe bet is tl\at (the military and industrial displacement will cut down the total. What partisan effect ail this will >have is anybody's guess. Both sides will •'claim the advantage, and with plaus- Jible reasons for their contention. II ,i,eems safe to assume that the major- iity of service, men and industrial workers supported the President in '1940, if they were old enough to vote. If the President inns again, and ithe majority of both groups get to vote, ithey might swing several borderline ( states. But if many of them should lose their vote, through failure to receive a ballot or through improper qualifications, the swing could just as easily go Jin the other direction. The present air offensive to the heart or German industry is, i n my opinion, lh(! mosl damaging blow >et struck at that counliy It i s undoubtedly a contr.butory factor to the success of the present Russian g.oimd ndvance.-Mnj Gen. Frank O. D. Hunter, 1st Air Force Strikes and National Service Rrilam's'moimlinp; Jabor unrest is alarming. 'Strikes 'last month cost a million work tlays. Unless strikes are checked, D-Day might become not the beginning of a liberating invasion, but a sort of Dunkirk in reverse—strong military force but precarious support. Britain has a national service law. It. can freeze the worker to his job, movo him (o another, fine him for absenteeism, His boss can )jc penalized for firing him, hoarding his services, employing him inefficiently. Britain can do about everything except keep the worker contented, and prevent bis walking off the job, Taking a look at Britain, it is not haul lo sec why the War Manpower Commission has defied (he administration's plea that America needs a national service law, too. New Attack on Polio The stimulus of war always spurs medical science to combat mankind's latest means of self-destruction. Rut there is evidence that it may also be 'HHecding the fight against another of nature's crippling forces: infantile paralysis. Curative processes are being- developed through •' the American people's gifts to the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. And now Dr. .Carl Koscnow of Minnesota's Mayo Poimda- .tioi): reports progress on a. vaccine which might provide immunization, such as we now have for smallpox. Dr. Ico.senow differs from the majority opinion .in his belief that infantile paralysis Is caused Ijy a streptococcus, not a virus. His present work is only experimental, but it is good to know that at least some hope is offered. •SO THEY SAY The people are beginning to ask ! "What arc we fighting for?" A country cannot keej) moving from .west, lo enst and cast to west.—Polish Bovernment-ln-cxllc's uiitler|>rouu<l liaison .officer back from Poland. ' « * * If nil plastics were removed from our niilltnry machine, every airplane, tank, transport, nml troop (rain would come to-a dead slop.—Dr. Gordon M. Kline, Nnlionril Biiremi of Stnmknh. * » * All the guys out there are missing death 'by inches nil the time. It gels routine after a little time In enemy territory.—Chief Machinist's Mote Walter ,1. Huff, back from the Pacific. * , -* » The people of this country will demand this ycnr n complete disclosure of the position or both political parlies on important questions and only the party llml makes its position clenr will be entitled lo Ihe confidence of the pcople.- Gov. John W. Bricker of Ohio. » » The Allied bld-to take Cawino and Monastery hill, key lo the door opening lo Rome, can only lie termed n failure. But there's no reason to believe the Allied failure Is a finito failure.- Cnnadlan nrmy jieirepnpcr Maple Leaf. * » « Only In maintaining iv high rale of production and full employment will we be able to pay off the ,vnr debt. We must produce 50 per cent more in mr, thnn we did in ISW.-vtce President Henry Wallace, * • • If organized inbor is successful, Inflation will be unrestrained and inuor will te the principal sufferer. With the'most faieful stages of Ihc war yet to come, Ihis i s no lime to bring about international economic upheavals.-Erie A Jhon- slon, president u. s. c. of C. * • • Catnstrophe lies ahead unless we return to fundamentals, to the disciplined education of our student* first as citizens and second ns vocational S peciallsts._Dr. Robert G. sprotil, president University of California. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 1944 '•I':. , .. ••?•.•: r. inc. T. M. uto. u. B. PAT, err. t "You can't blame Margie for being in love with fliose uui- [ forms—the oilier day .yovi said yourself you could ling ' .,„,.... •Admiral Niuiilzl" 'J THIS CURIOUS WORLD WHERE TEMPERATURES DO NOT GO ABOVE: 61 DEGREES, 6UT.WHERE THE TEMPERATURE • .SOARS TO tOO DEGREES, SOLDIERS MUST HAVE AT LEAST ON PLANE TRIPS , AS SOON AS YOU'RE ON, -I'OU'EE OFF, 'ffi JIM OVENDKN, t/A'o/J, RUBBING A SNAKE'.? THROAT ONCE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A:CURE POR: • . ' 4-12. NEXT: A man-rnacle bird cily. • In Holly wooii Of Movie Maids and Men BY EKSKIiVE JOHNSON NKA Start Correspondent The film parade: Olivia dc Hav- lllnrid—Every star In Hollywood is watching Olivia's contract fight with Warner Bros, titter a Los Angeles Judge ruled in her 'favor that no fliin contract can extend beyond a term of seven years. The studio is now Appealing. The final decision will determine whether studios can ndd suspension periods at the end of contracts.... Wallace Beery—Although grounded for the duration by Uncle Sam's anti-flying ban for civilians, amateur pilot Beery makes theoretical hops daily on navigation paper. . . . Gladys George—Always studies her roles before a mirror. The reason for this, Gladys says. Is that on the singe people hear you Inlk. while on the screen, they see yon think. Marc Lawrence—On advice of his doctor, Marc took up oil painting a year ago lo overcome color blindness. His color-blindness didn't improve, but his painting did to such an extent that n Beverly Hills art gallery will give him an exhibition soon. ... Orry-Kclly, fashion Out Our Way By J. R J VOy'VE VVOU KIM TELL'EM.' PASSED " WHEM VUH COME TO A EASY PUA.CE TO GIT THRU, IT'S A , designer—One of the airline companies has Just commissioned him to design a wardrobe of tomorrow for the woman of tomorrow who will hop to Cuba for lunch and London for a week-end. .. . George Raft—A dapper dresser, George had the shoulders of his regulation USO uniform padded before leaving on an overseas entertainment tour. . . . Victor Moore—That battered briar pipe clenched between Victor's teeth so often is 25 years old. IIAT-AUKES Grade Allen—When she and they always wear identical hats. . . . Ralph S. Peer, music publisher- Five years ago Ralph published "Besame Mucho" in Mexico. It's anally a lilt. . . . Smiley Burnetle— Many a carpenter could take les sons from singin' Smiley, who': turned out three albums-full of songs In, the last decade but who spends more thne turning out (lawless furniture and household gad- gels In'his carpentry shop. . . . John GarficM—When Warner Bros, gets around lo filming the lite slory of Marine Hero Al Schmid, John wit play Ihe role. Which is our idea oi great casting. Ann Sothern—You can't mis Annie on n film set, Belweer scones she sits in an old wicker rocking chair which she has been lugging around ever since she crashed piclures. And if you know her well enough, you can call her "Grandma." . . . Alexis Smilh- wcdditif? gown Alexis wears in . scene for "The Doughgirls' 1 is now hanging in her closet at home She'll wear it again when she weds Craig Elevens some lime next month John Wcngraf—Since coming (o Hollywood, he has been cast mainly In Nazi roles. But in his native Austria, Weiigraf was billed as "the Clark Gable of Vienna." . .. Orchestra Lender Wingy Manonc—When Wingy's wife won $45 a week alimony recently, he told his matrimonial troubles to the Judge, saying, "How would you like to work nil night and fight all day?" The judge didn't answer. Milton Bcrle—When Milton met Arthur Murray at an exclusive New York tailoring shop and discovered the dance mnsier was get- ling an identical suit, he left orders lo transform the garment into n suit for his wife. "CALIFORNIA HOLLY" Jacqueline White-Film starlet \Vl\en Jackie checked out of a Pensacola hotel after a location trip for "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo," she told'an elevator girl she was go At Least We Don't Get Shot At / IF IT 6IVES You PLEASURE ; nb COMPLAIN ABOUT VOUR >, WAR-TIME BURDESJS •— •-. I BE EXTREMELY CAEEFUL ' OF WHOM YOU F^S-S. ing back to Hollywood. "Gee." the irl said, "I hate to see you go," ddiiig, "What pail of Hollywood did you say you were from—California?" .... Scenarist Walter Bullock—Recently assigned to write a screen play, "Stork Club," Walter was called to the office of Paramount's story editor, Bill Dozier. Doacr said, "Well, Walter, .what, do you think of the Stork Club?" "I've never been there," confessed Walter. "Good," said Dozier, "now yon won't have a biased opinion of tlie place." BOB MALONE Plaster, Stncce, Cement W.rk Phone 882 ePTICfiLSTORE Let Us Help SAVE YOUR EYES! 209 W. Main St. Phone 2912 THE TERMITE AND PEST CONTROL CO. Master E\tcrmlnators Allen Birtille, aianagcr ' Free Inspection & Estimates Goff Hotel I'iione 2028 Spring and Summer TUNE-UP Save Gasoline . . . Save Tires. Gel All-round Better Performance! T-1. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrjsler Dtaler P»rtj * Service 121 W. Aih Phono Z122 Electrical Repairs & Maintenance HOUSES EXPERTLY WIEBD J. T. (Charlie) Stalcup Phone 2993 or 2598 WK FltL All, DOCTORS' PRESCRIPTIONS . AND .SAVE YOU MONEY STEWART'S M DmiSUre M»ta 4 Lake Phin« W, •Mrs. DALTON C. FOWLSTON, B.A., M S M. ORGANIST and TEACHER of PIANO - ORGAN and VOICE Former New York Organist & Teacher E.H. FORD f General Agent, *+ National Equity Life Insurance Co. Telephone 3185 SENTIMENTS EXPRESSED WITH FLOWERS MAKE YOUR TIRES i Last As Long As Possible! > Rotate Tires • Check Pressure » Cheek Brakes • Check Shock Absorbers " Check Wheel Alignment Fh. £19 Lee Motor Sales By Rotert D. Lusfc • OLD JAN IS INTERESTED ' • XV . ALTHOUGH a new hired man and his wife were living with my grandfather, his letters told of. Old Jan's increasing loneliness. He was approaching CO. He wanted to have us nearer him instead of steadily farllier away. • It was arranged that he should come east to visit us during the Christmas holidays in 1828. lie came, <ind it was like old times again. "Have you cleaned up on any Mortons lately?" was one of the .first questions l>e asked inc. "I don't know any Mortons here," I laughed. "No Mortons in Cleveland? That's bad. I'll make a note of that nncl take it up the first thing .1 get back. 'Ship Little Jan two Mortons in first-class punching condition. 1 How'll that be?" I tokl him thai I might be a little out of practice. "Oh, we can remedy that. Let's feel your muscles." I was growing rapidly, ate all that was put before me and felt fine, but EtanSfalher seemed somewhat (Usappoinlcd in the size of my arms. "You're peaked, lad," he would declare. "Say, Anna, what docs a boy in a city do to build himself up?" My mother tolci him of the school gymnasiums, of the parks and recreational facilities of Cleveland/ "Nope," he would conclude, "Ihcy can't lake the place of lu- ture. A farm's the place for a growing boy. You can't grow a man in a hotliousc." It was a couple of days alter Christmas that iny father came liome from work in an unusually cheerful mood. Jtc beamed, on all of us. oll, pa," ho said, to my grand- falher, "I von into something today, something big. I'm going to talk business with you tonight, and I'll bet you five hundred bucks yoii'il listen. This is not like any of those old deals I talked to you about. They were chicken feed. But you won't be aole to laugh this one off. We'll go into it right after dinner. Have you something good for dinner, Jloth- * * * 'pltROUGHOUT the meal my father led the conversation brightly from one small subject to another. .He reminisced jokingly about (he good old days in Colorado. His bald head bobbed back and forth, reaching far out over the table as he recalled some funnier incident. My grandfather's participation in the conversation, while friendly, was somewhat reserved. After dinner we moved into the living room while mother remained to clear the table and do the dishes. "All right, here goes," Dad began, reaching unconsciously for that left car. "This has to do with the trucking business," "I don't know anything about the trucking business," Old Jan broke in quickly. "Well, don't let that bother you. You don't have to. Haven't f been in the automobile business all my life, practically? And the trucking business is a part of the automobile business. But you know the United Stales, ami you know geography, and you know something about what's going on in the world." "I wouldn't be too sure that I did, but go on." "Well, you know railways' and what they did lor the people who got in on the ground, floor. Made 'em rich." "Some got rich." "All right, so some didn't, but those who got in on the ground floor and used their heads did pretty well by themselves." E«rl Stone. Shop Foreman SOT JR. M»to "And I suppose the some tliin£;"i now applies to trucking?" * a c "VOU'HE damn right! What are you doing, still up?" he asked looking at me. "It's only 8:30," I said. "Well, don't be interfering In this conversation." • ' • "I wasn't." "Let's see, now, where was I? Yes, I was telling yon that trucks, were going to take over the wortf of the railroads. No donb't about it. They are doing it now. Highways are developing so fast it would, make your head swim. But you haven't seen anything yet. What d.id you come here on?" "A train, of course," my grandfather said simply. "There you are, 'a-lroin, of course.' But it won't be 'a train, of course,' for many years. A few years from now, if you came to Cleveland, you'd come on 'a bus, of course.' That's what's happening. The old Iron Horso lias come to the end of the trail." "The automobile trail?" "Yes, the automobile trail. You're right, but the railways don't think it's so funny. They're plenty worried. But the smart ones on the other side of the fence, they're not worried in the least] because they're going to make plenty off the trucking business." My grandfather was gelling a lilUc fidgety. "Now, let's get down to cases," my father continued. "This proposition I got is one where I take over a piece of territory which is a part of a largo system. But 1 own my own trucks. It j s really my business, but we're all tied together with contracts and agrce-f ments. My headquarters woula be in Pueblo." I don't believe my grandfather heard a great deal of the rest of Dnd's sales talk. The magic name Pueblo, had changed Ihe \vhol« situation, Pueblo! That would mean we would come back (o Colorado! It the proposition were at alt reasonable,-ho would do what he could. After all, which was more important, the farm or his family? the successful raising of livestock or the successful raising of a boy? (To Be! Confirmed)

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