The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 14, 1944 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 14, 1944
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' PAGE fOUR •l"1 Kim <X> ' B. W. BAIMX8, PubUibtr « l' BAMOH, F. NORRI8. Mltcr "JAMB 'A. QATBCB, Adnrtttat 1 -.Me NtUotud Adrorttatof Wtiteet Wltaer Co, New ircit, AtUaU, Ifempbli. D»- CTMT Afternoon mteM M «eeond clsss natter it the pott* it Blytheville, Artuuuu, under Otm- October 9,-UlT. ^^ by the United PI*M SUBSCRIPTION RATES Bjr twrter In the city of BlythevUl», »• p»f wetk, or toe per month.., :••••'• By mill, within a radios of « mllti, t4M per for, WOO for sli month*, $1.00 for three montta: by BAD .ouUldt M ntUe.zoni 110.00 per rear ta adftnc*. Letters Prom the : Hoine Front There can't be -Imahy Americans _ don't sooner or later write'a'letter to a soldier or sailor. The best~oT~sudr letters tell of what is going on at home. The serviceman wants to -know-all about his relatives- friends and neighbors.' lie would like to know that they,are ; back of him, thinking of him, doing what they can to help him and not grouching about their own .little inconveniences. He wants to feel pnrl of a solid front—fighting front and home front rolled into one. The Treasury Department suggests that the serviceman be 'told of 'the success of the War Bond drives—not the national figures, which he: may read about, anyhow, but how they went in the home town. If the town passed its quota he will be proud. 'He'll know then that the home folks are 'backing him up with something besides 'kind words. It's -true that they are just lending-their money, whereas he is investing his time and.risking his skin. But he can be made to understand that they-are doing what they can, Letters to the fighting men 'might also tell how the Red Cross campaign is going, how much is going into the •local blood bank to : go as plasma to the front, what is being done to find jobs for discharged soldiers, and so on. If we give this news to the service people we «'!!! want Id make it good news. Our war activities will be carried on in front of the invisible soldier ;and sailor' audience. And this very fact ought-to'stimulate-iis-to a'morc ener- ' getic and.unselfish'war effort. Belated Regrets : / /Director of Censorship Byron Price has indicated that -excerpts from Alleged correspondence between MissViv- • ian Kellems- Connecticut industrialist, and Count Frederick von Zcdlitz, 'Ger• man steel representative in Argentina, found their way from the Office of Censorship to an interested government agency, and thence to Rep. John Coffee, who read them into the Congressional • Record. This "leak" was .a -violation-.of a pledge -by all -agencies :to keep such investigated correspondence to them, selves, Mr. 'Price said. He has .promised co-operation in discovering "who was faithless enough to'violate these confidences." That's .fine. Rut it seems rather too bad that more than a week had to go by and a congressional investigation be proposed before Mr. Price' was moved, to :action against a "failhless- • ness" that must have been immediately apparent. '• No Box Office Mussolini told an mid-viewer that Americans had intended lo exhibit him 'iii 'inibliTaiicI "charge an admission fee. He ifeedii'ilKnve fretted utjout anything but Hie competition. Our parks are full of strutting'pigeons. The zoos have plenty of snakes. A sideshow barker, can mit on as good n balcony scene as airy of the'deflated D'ucc's- And all for free. ' BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS * to- Paying for Subsidies When -Washington dispatches say Hint through subsidy payments the government IMS "rolled "back" butter prices five cents a po\md, and cuL three or four cents from the prices of some meats, ninny people mny naturally be moved to ask why Congress should be so set on doing nway with snhsidle.s. But the same dispatches went on to say thnt subsidies are costing $1,400,000,000 n year even now, when they apply only lo butter, some (but not all) meals, coffee, floui- and milk. Programs of this sort, tend to broaden with lime. Senator Byrd of Virginia, has warned that the eventual cost of subsidies might mount as high ns $5.000.000,000 i\ year. The question is not only, Do you want sub- Idles? hul also,I>a you want .'.o pay for subsidies? Some 50,000,000 Americans are now wrestling •wilh income tax returns nnd settlements, A large proportion of them are finding out for the first • time what federal taxation means to them personally. 'Hie pending revenue bill will reach Into the pockets of the people for blllloiis of additional tax dollars. The prospective war debb will innkc heavy demtmds on every taxpayer for the rest of his life and on his children after him. Arc we prepared !o add lo thnt debt uu- told billions more for subsidies Hint would have to be financed by still more Treasury -barrow- ing, over and .nbovc the cost, of wnr? The-groat argument against a feilernl sales tax, which Mr. Roosevelt opposes, is thnt Ihe poor innn must pay jusl as much tnx when he spends n dollar us the rich man must pay. But the billions that, would be spent, for subsidies would, as Senator Nyc ot North Dakota points out, subsidize the rich ns well as the poor. And of course the government would pile up new debt to subsidize, not only the food purchases of the comparatively few "rleli," but, the millions of people who are now receiving the highest wages nnd salaries. In the country's history. —ARKANSAS GAZETTE. •SO THEY SAY Those who 'tear we face the task of feeding Europe for a loiifr period do not realize thru nericuUiirc is the first thing to come back nttpr n war.—Dr. Henry P. Grady or the Allied Control Commission. » » » Tlie problem of future prosperity- Ls cue of individual co-operalive enterprise by business, labor, agriculture and—whether you like It or not —by government. We in business must see that ft good job is done in public places.—James L. Palmer, Marshall Field & Co. vice president. » » • » It would he n serious mistake to suppose thnt •we could [ml off nil thought of,post-war problems until the day (be shooting sto|xs. There is no need for n leaf-raking economy after the war. —Tom M. Girdler, chnimiau Republic Steel. « -» • The measure of the world's trngccly Is the measure of our opportunity, of our responsibility ami our clnty.-Sfr Wilmotl Lewis, the Times of London's Washington correspondent. • » • Not everybody will be happy after the war. nml It is much better lhat the Germans and Japs be unhappy limn the C?ccl)s and Chinese.— Dr. nans Kohn of Smith College. » » ' • I hope every American who possibly can will grow a Victory Garden this year. We found out last year that even the small gardens helped . . imule Die difference between scarcity and abundance.—President Itooscvclt. * » . • » Tills nation at (he end of 1944 will hnyc n naval power and accompanying air power to go with J! to mutch the naval forces of the rest of the world.—Navy Undersecretary James V n> r - restal. COPR. 1&U BY HI* SERVICE. I*C. T. M. REC. U. S. PAT. OFf FRIDAY, APRIL 1-1, 1944 "Oh, he'll make Jano a nice husband, all right—hul in a j few yeans I'll be <laled as .(lie niolher-in-liiw of rt war i -velMan. aud.tlial'll Tm.80!"...n " :~ ' THIS CURIOUS WORLD 7 CONTRARY TO POPULAR OPINION, FURNISH SOME OFTHE WORLD'S . LAVA PIEL05 ARE RKH IN CROP PRODUCING AMNERALS FROM DEEP IN THE EARTH, WHERE THEY HAD NO CHANCE TO DETERIORATE. 1885 EACH U i LIT< MAD ITS OWN 1 WINTER WHEAT is HARVESTED IN SUMMER/' A. L. KO/WMEKS, NEXT: If we ever'visit the moon. In Hollywood BY KKSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent Exclusively yours: Wouldn't you now thnt Lann Turner and Steven ?rnne would separate again while he's busy working in .a film titled, Marriage Is n Private Affair"? * * * More proxy work for Anne Baxer. She provided the voice that re- sonnet ' Prayer." Maybe you've wondered how :harli c Chaplin anct his bride, Oona J'lVeil, celebrated his acquittal on Mann Act charges. We did a little noophiK anil discovered they went ft n movie night—"Passage to I.irseille"—and watched • Humphrey o^art escape from prison... Height of Hollywood speciallzalon: That little man who crouches list out of camera range on the Mile. Fifl" set while Dium Ken- ledy, playing n maid, fills several , , soup plates from a large tureen. ' .^ -.—— Boarding House with Major Hoople Out Our Way '" HOME? _ OP, DID SOU DETECT AMV EUI-ZA GRIM, KM! SAiD r "TE.Ll- DCT-BAtUOOM-HMO VMEGOT CMM 'BEEP AM' CABBASB , TOM1GHT— DNT'LL BRiWG H\S(. \] . HER. EXE SUCH AS A LEM6THG AHEAD H,m the little man jumps soup back into the WAH wow; \V\\T.' ! AIM'T GOT IT VOU'LL H\VE IT DISSOLVED IM SOUR. MOUTH-- VOU'VE DRAWK TWO SALLOWS. MDU'RE U5IM' UP ALL THE ENERGY iw THE LAST OME GITT1M 1 THIS OME COWM.' ALL THEY DO ALL PAY IS LEAKJ DMA MACHIWE-- 1 GUESS TH' VITAMIWS GIVE THEN! < MOHE J LEANINl' V POWER; I __tT?*~s I tureen./or the next take. Sign on a valley drag store "Drugs and Acting." Lyle, Talbot is the owner. < * * OCCUPATION: BEGGAR Former radio announces Bill Stul- la, now with the Army in New Delhi, India, writes Hint beg;ginp ib still listed as an occupation in the India census. -But something new has lice " little ur crying, "N 7 o mama, no papa, n< bittthcr, no sister, no uncle, no aun — baksheesh, saliili, bakshcesli.' Now, writes Bill, they plead: "JT< mama, no papa, no brother no sis tcr, NO FLIGHT rAY'." o * * Otto Krugcr's 17-yenr-old daugh ter, Ottille Ann, finally has papa': consent to start a film career. She'j spending most of her days watching Otto net in "America's Children." Gregory Baloff was compliment Ing hjs good friend, Michael matoff. after a scene In "Irish Eye Are Smiling." "Dees scene," said Raloff, "proofs why yon were d toast of Russia. It proofs you go your job on your own ability. Then, as an afterthought, Ratof --•-•-• -And because you are m; * * • Even (hough he asked (o be sen overseas. Ann Solhcrn's hubby, Ho Stci'Iinf, has been made a fllgli instructor In Ihe V. S. —.. Lockhart threw three ver lebrac ovit of place while rehears ing a hot rhumbs routine for "Los in n Harem." Rhumbatlsm. StmfiSTNGER RCHLArSTICK Watch clnscly for those gremlin new !.con Rchlesingcr shorl Rhapsody." They're c.ui ralures of Schkiingcr and his slaf There are exactly 54 dl.irnonds it . that dazzling new diamond rin 3-^ j Margo is wearing. It's as big as birthday cake but she won't tcl who gave It to her. A ynnr ago Broadway comic Hen ry Youngman made a film lest a M-d-M, Nothing happened. Today he returned to the lot and him a wreath on the door of the snmc stage where he made the lest. He' back In Hollywood for "A Wac, i Wnve and n Marino." t « « Even jrappy love romance In Hollywood has become practical. Johnny Slack Brown's 10-year-old son, Lachlan, proudly announced Ite Informed his best girl what he XVII ; J NEVER realized dial (ho Daily j . Messenger had such readerslilp. (No one in the county missed thai jhoac'line or the story beneath it. :All the old feeling against Jan was revived. ! George Flain was charged wilh '.conspiracy to violate the federal •prohibition act. lie narrowly es- jtaped a prison sentence. After the {(rial mother and I returned to the ifarm to live wilh my grandfather, . My mother was completely baf- 'flcd by the incomprehensible turn • of events. Hut my father con- jfirmed much of that which was jrcvealetl by the Kansas City wom- i an, and other evidence piled up fagainst him. It was about this (lime (lint we first heard that it i had bc-( i George, himself, who (had made the suggestion that the iKu Klux Klan pay its call on grandfather. , Mother cried n lot, Her child- jlike fiiilh in my father was wcak- jened but never complelely de- 'slroyed. "He never really meant anyone (any harm," she would soy. "He [never aimed (o do wrong." j To this my grandfather would ;rep!y: "Leaving him is for (lie best, lAnna. You must remember that." ! "He never meant any harm," he ;addcd once. "No, and lie never |meanl any good. He (bought it |was all free and it was all coming 'to him. It never occurred to him itliat there was a price' on any- ''lliing. It was a cheap world to iGeorge, and that's what he mode .it." '• * * * .W/'E never returned lo my father. The separation became per• rnanenl; eventually there was a divorce. I heard that he was living with the woman from Kansas Cily. Naturally, I did not tell my mother. It was hard enough,on wauled for his birthday. "Whal?" skeil Johnny. "A pound of biilter," »iid Lachy. me. I can remember not infrequent sessions of blubbering behind the barn, of leaning against the barn wall, kicking the dirt wilh the toes of my shoes, tni/fling. Eventually we learned o£ my father'."! remarriage. .. Once when Old Jan and I were out in the fields alone he spoke lo me briefly about my parents' trouble. ' "This Is a slrange world, Lltlle Jan. Kighl and wrong used to be so cleaV, Now we're all confused. 1 don't know whether it's a growing tolerance and tolerance is a good tiling, or whether we have lost something important from our scale of moral values. 1( that's it, it's bad." But there was plenty else to think about those clays. Ou,- prime interest, of necessity, was the heart-breaking task of trying to keeji the farm together—literally. The drought wliicli had heralded itself mildly in the late '20's, had set in in all seriousness in the early '30's. Had we had n feed and cash reserve, we would have been able to do our job of farming much more sanely, even though farm prices were disastrously low. There was no world market lor America's surplus crops. Federal attempls to boost prices without controlling production resulted in market quotations so low that they did not justify transportation. But we had no reserve o£ any kind. When George lost his trucking business, the entire debt fell squarely on grandfather's farm. In a hopeless attempt to .meet this obligation every last foot of land had to be used intensively in an area and during a period when such Intensive agriculture was highly hazardous. It was a long gamble, but gambling was our only chance. "Remember," Old Jan asked me one afternoon when we were stripping every last bit of vegetation from .a field to add to our inadequate feed supplies, "Remember one lime when 'I (old '-y ou' that 'i story about Tolstoy and the peas- ! ant, and how Uie peasant would' >lough? Kemember, that I added'! hat you couldn't go wrong In jloughing? Well, you can goj wrong; you can even plough! wrong, Uiltle Jan. That's some-i Uu'ng. We're not doing a very'; iood job of 'ploughing' right now." i t • * ' ' ' WE cotlainly weren't "plough- ing" right, if what followed! was the consequence of our' 'ploughing." J n no small measufc'jk t was, ours and that ot a lot :off others who were similarly'; •ploughing."' For suddenly, as! though we had had no warning \ whatsoever, the "black blizzards" irst over us. We did not call (hem "black Mizzards" at'first. We did not call hem anything:. We did not know what they were, tiot thai-first .one' when it struck. II was a strange,. new, terrifying phenomenon. Dust ' Jlown from the fields, whipped up '•• )y gusts of wind, we had seen increasingly of late, but never had we seen the whole world turn in- • an opaque, suffocating, black'' hurricane. I was doing the chores the eve-', ning the first "black blizzard"' struck. I noticed a dark cloud'ris- ing in the north, but, thinking lhat' it would blow over as usual \vith-i out any rain, I paid no particular, nttention to it nnd went aboufm'y" work. As the cloud grew closer;, il look on a peculiar copper color;,' unlike any I had ever seen before. As it came still nearer, I could see il sweeping up the dirt in front of '. it like a huge broom. The chick-' 1 ' ens and cattle were frightened.'!': Then il was on us. Choking,.spil-j ling the grit from my mouth, X; fried (o finish my work. But' H could see nothing. It was darker! than night. As^the air became-' more stifling, I, too, became fright-' ened. I slarled for -the house. I-' ran, holding my handkerchief.oyer! my face, trying to breathe through)'' it. T bumped into something,- felt- of it. It was the back of the house. I walked along, keep'trA my hands on the clapboards.'™ came to the door and stumbled in/If was dark inside. ''.''. (To Be Continued) - ., REFRIGERATION SERVICE Repairs On All Makes By Expert Workmen. T. F. WARREN riume 3310 Defoe Furniture Co. 126 K. Main Dial 3221 Wanted: Used Fnraltnre. 'AIM' jon can trade jonr old -Furniture In on new. PLUMBING and Heating Service JESSE PROVINCE 127 E. Vine Phone 2119 BOBMALONE Platter, Stucco, Ceneit Werk Pkone 882 Elm«r Cunningham VU1CAHIZ1HG Tire & Tube Repair Cation Belt R.R. & B. BWJ. n (Formerly with Engler Am. PU.I 24 HOUR TIRE SERVICE VuIcanWnj —Tins and Tube Eepafrtnr Tractor Tlrw Onr Speclaltr. All Work Guaranteed WADE COAL CO. Alabama Red Ash Coal N. Hwy. 61 ph. Z291 U jam want to BUT mm Bond* SELL US THE FCBNTTUBE I'OD ARE NOT USING for aiht Abo liberal tnuie-ln allrwue* t<a old tureltijr«-«n Dew. Aln'n Hardy FUTB. Co. JOl R. M»ln eturat UN! 8PTICDL STORE Let Us Help SAVE YOUR EYES! 209 W. Main St. Phone 2912 DRS. NIES & NIE5 OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIANS RECTAL DISEASES a SPECIALTY (EXCEPT CANCER) OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 Clinic 514 Main Blytheville, Ark. Phone 2921 Mrs. DALTON C. FOWLSTON;<B.A., M:S.M.--' ORGANIST and TEACHER of PIANO - ORGAN and VOICE Former New York Organist & Teacher For Appointment Write MM. Fowlston 1101 ChlckaaawbE or Phone I E. H. FORD, General Agent National Equity Life insurance Co. Telephone 3185 j SENTIMENTS EXPRESSED WITH FLOWERS, properly designed, are remembered'always. Our flowers are always fresh, and all worfc Is guaranteed to please. Let our expert designers help .you'with your floral needs. Tj^FLOWERSHOP F.T.D. ;8«rice We Dtil-rer Anywhere Ph. 411 Mrs. J. M. (Hie) WllUami, owner GtencM BUf. 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