The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 18, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 18, 1944
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PAGE?POUR TB$ BLYTHEVELLJB COUKIEK NEWS ."' ', .THtvOOORJBR NXWB OO ' 1''--/«H,' W.'. BAINX8, 'PublUhsr - SAilDEL P. NORR18. Editor JAMB A, OATENS,: AdverUtUU U*u««i Bate N»tlon»T Advertising "RcpreKcutlvei: WlOUc? Witmei Co., N«w-?ork, Chicago, Dt>«v» 1 1 ,».„.-, Memphlt. Published ^Every Afternoon treept filtered u second class matter «t the pott- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under tet cl Oom- geat, October 9, 1917. by tbe Onltm SUBSCRIPTION RATES By cirrier In the city ol Blythevllle, Mo per Wei, or 85c per month. rear, . By, mall, within a radius of 40 miles, 14.00 per r, l $200 for six months, $1.00 for three montha; , , . on by mill, outside 60 milt? rone $10.00 per p«ar ptyable^ln advance ,« ->• -- !• • Emphasis on Artillery 'Disappointing as tlic Kalian campaign % may have been, it is very likely scrying as^a sort of "pilot plant" in whK;h1es50ns arc learned and mistakes are r *,(:orrccted which will avert losses and'disappointments in the continental invasion. An indication of .this is the nei^Wa'f Production Board order which places heavy artillery on a pur with landing craft, at the top of the production- list.' .This* docs not mean thai the Army is giving-up on combat aviation. 11 in, dica'fes, lather, that Ihc airplane's lim- ' itatiqWift "well as its possibilities arc ' more. evident than they were before f the landings at Salerno and Anxio. Jt I also ^appears from the production cm. phasjs thai the bigger weapons, such t as 155-nim and 8-inch guns, and j 240-mrh •. and 8-inch howitzers- have , been 'found increasingly effective. ) Artillery cannot compete wjlh the i airplane in' many operations. Obviously ' it caJinol bomb factories and transportation and supply centers 500 miles ' behind the lines. It cannot strafe col-, umns' of troops and vehicles with a plane's terrific speed and withering fire.'Artillery mounted on ships cannot hunt",enemy' warships and submarines ab quickly or deceptively as when it is installed in an craft. But the big guns can operate hi any weather They have repeated chances to correct- their aim on a target. Sev- .eral ^pf ihem can concentrate on one areaVand'blast it with devastating effect... .They", can opeiale. closely with in- fantj'y in - clearing out-troublesome spots • that'jbombs •cannot reach—even siich a pulverizing. weight of bombs as hit' Cassino. . The new production- emphasis on artillery points to a more versatile, better balanced and co-ordinated striking 'force for the assault on Europe. ThetjArmj'.s call for younger men is aime.'d al the same result. Both give reassurance of a continuing effort by our mllitaiy and industrial, planners to plug every chink in the armor before the initial blow at Hitler's fortress and the haub.eekb of lighting that will follow it. *' And an Order of Bacon - The counhy i h i n the grip of a cn&i,s which we all must face without flinching.. With ,10 mincing of words thofciai'k situation is this: We have a surplus of potatoes and eggs; Federal, municipal and private agencies ; ha\e been marshaled to store and move these commodities. But we cannot just* sit critiCBlly by and let the 1m leaucrats handle it. In the fina! ana , [ sis, every able-bodmd c/lfecn must share the responsibility. aie gom t have All sorts of plans will be foVhnilato'd for meeting the emergency. There probably will be some government directives. But, in our opinion, there is only one solution. Ami it demands sacrifices from millions of Americans, We are going to have to give up our wispy breakfasts during this period of superabundance. We shall have to shim the crispy, crackly, crimchy, immchy breakfast food, packed with minerals and vitamins. Abandoning the coffcc-an<l-loasl ])ath toward Ihe streamlined goal, we must court the disaster of using fat for food instead of gunpowder. We shall have to slarl the day wilh the rude pioneer fare which once gave our forebears the 6 a. m, bnergy to clear the wilderness, subdue the wild beast ;uid the painted savage, and make the desert blossom as the rose. In short, we're just going to have to go back to those wonderful farm breakfasts of fried eggs and fried potatoes. jBLYTHEVILLE, (ARK,)''COURIER NEWS Aerial Box Scores Now that the newspapers arc keeping box scores in the "ace of aces" contest among American fighter pilots, it might be well for the various war theaters to agree on ground rules, class- • ify the leagues, and so on. It might be well to have a definite comparison of enemy planes and the'skill of the average enemy flyer. And it might be well for the European and South Pacific commands to agree on whether a plane destroyed on the ground counts in the box score. At present the European pilot gets credit for "sitting ducks." To be sure- the plane destroyed on the ground is just as much out of action as the one shot down from the sky. But if these grounded planes count in the box score, then the man who fires the torpedo that sinks a Jap carrier, or the bombardier who drops his eggs on an air field may be the war's leading ace. Optimism for All The Supreme Court has invoked the'Sherman anti-trust law 'against an optical company for-fixing retail-prices on pink-tinted eye'iria'ss'-lenses, for selling llicin only to "licensed" retailers, and for realizing more than., 100 . per cent profit on the transactions. \Vo applaud this wise and 'democratic verdict. 1 Post-war planning demands that (he opportunity of looking ill the work! through rose-colored glasses be available equally to all citizens of this free Jam!. » SO THEY SAT JurJBoarding Douse I was put lo it to get through January and February on our rations, ill have to save back this month in order .to get through May and June.—Mrs. Henrietta Ncsbitt, White House housekeeper. When the arc accustomed to using weapons marked "Made in America," how can they help but welcome the peacetime goods coming from the UiillcdStatcs.-Dr.Lfn Lin, Chinese News Service. racism is a world-wide disease It's greatest tlireat lo the United Stales will come after the war, either via Latin America or within the L'nilcd states Itself.-Vice President Henry Wallace. * * T A disease-free humanity is In sight. The tremendous gains by medicine in the last 15 or 20 years arc greater ihan in all preceding medical hlslory_JoVm G. Scarlc, president American Drug Manufacturers Association. TUESDAY, AP1UL 18, 1944 Quoth the Buzzard "Nevermore! // t^r- \y _COPB. IW gy HCA Sf RVICr. lf.'C. I M. BEG U. S PAt OFF I "ll's all so confusing—I ciin'l find iritivimg panls or sleep; crs anywhere for liftlc Uillic IKTC. but she still ran buy • ... 's morning nnd afternoon sweaters for l>er dog!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD wanted to be - — But a few cam)), SHE was ic-Hlng jokes. Wlicn :ceks ago Bill and Mrs. Bill went the boys asked her Ihc title of on a UfaO tour together and Mrs. her new picture she had t/> think Bill, by mistake, ivns introduced as "a new Paramount starlet." "You've never seen anyone take .nytlilng bigger." says Bill. ."By the lime we played our fourth , BRIDES MUST HAVE. THE TOO UPPER CENTRAL IKCKOK TEEIX KNOCKED OUT BEFORE THE , \VEOD1N6 CEREMCW. NE.\T: The mystery of seeds. In Hollywood JOHNSON laqmc years ago, alter touring in T, • NE £,i S o ff Corrcs P. on<icl11 - j slock companies ana vaudeville. This BUI Demurest is quite a | they had him so far in Ihe red try. Even if his .ancestors are financially, that lie was ntavhW redltcd with bringing bedbugs to Indian roles • J .mcrica. (Scratch, scratch.) | . That, we said, must have been It was very humiliating, Dill at terrible blow to his cyo aid. The original berparcsls, you 10 PERCENTER HILL ee, were Huguenots who settled ; , ."Never mind : ;iy ego," said Bill n (he Hackcnsack in 1663. Bill ,'"It was my stomach that suffered! •as all puffed up about his family i Ijilnally became so lean and hun- rce until one morning • when he ' gfy-looking that people started ead in a newspaper 'thai it. was- inlsttklnf? .me for an agent. Tliis he Huguenots .who brought bed- gave me an ide:i. Agents eat at UBS to America. . least 10 Her cent of the time—so I There's one consolation, thougli ! s{ arted eating. Ten per cent of a ays Bill. "You've got' to admit, j loaf ' l 'decided, Ls better thai liat when the Demarests came lo ''""'""'"" America, thcyslnrted from scratch." Scratch, scratch.) You've probably been chuckling ver Bill Deniarest's current role s Constable Kockenlocker in The Miracle of Morgan's Creek." , Being an agent was lots ol fun. Bill sr.Id, especially \vhen he could discover a talented youngster am cet her a brr-;\k. One day Agent Bill was sippin< n soda In n sweetshop on Holly was T>ijl mil win, ui u cnrccr as n Hnlli- 1 , " , '" " ~ '" " v wood agent. j P^turcs, drop up to my office.' Whcn_BliM.m,«l in movictowu j ^ ^^J^ '° H rf ™°, Small (mind out. she was a wait- rcrs, he told Bill he'd never 11 chance. "\Vcll, nill bet hir.. „,„, lie could make a big n ;im i actress out'of her, and Small cr>v crcd Ihe bet. By J. R. Williams Wf MOW I'M SURE OT 17- N _' .SPKiMG IS HCRt ' ) i KEROES ARE MADE - \xsi<, BORM o." sild '11111. Ihc >ih . .,,., tafcc some dramatic lessons, -staked her to n smart wardrobe, drcamtd ui) a hiyh-clnss ^ yi her, and' got her a contract. Paramctfiil. Within n few months .she was plftyini lrr.<lh opposite the .studio's male slurs." The Rirl \\-a-i Kllcn Drew . Bill finally landed in pictures ; (lie .same way—gelling an agent I immcii Bil) Drmaresl. "Yon .sec." said Bill, "i nstd 1 contnct writers to find out wit for to Let Us Help SAVE YOUR EYES! 209 W. Main St. Phone 2912 WE FILL ALL DOCTORS- PRESCRIPTIONS AND SAVE YOU MONEY STEWART'S M Drn f Store M«ln 4 tsks Phont 2«ffl FOR SALE CONCRETE STORM SEWER ALL SIZES . Cheaper Than Bridge Lataber Osceola Tile & Culvert Co. Phone 6D1 Osceola, Aj-fc 24 HOUR TIRE SERVICE Vulcanizing — Tire and Tnbe Tr»ctor Tires Our Special^ All Work Gnaranfeed WADE COAL CO. Alabama R*d Ash Coal N. Hwy. 61 i. h . 223 heard of it. They hadn't and never will. It was the original lilto, for about two mtiuites, of Pres- , ton Slurges' new picture, 'Hail the Genuine Oliver PARTS & EQUIPMENT Combines 517 W. Ash Disc Harrows - Hay Hakes - Walking Plows - Planters - etc. AUTO PAKTS & GARAGE Expert Auto Repair Work Phone 2552 HARRISON PLEASE RETURN EMPTY BEVERAGE BOTTLES TO YOUR DEALER able to serve you better, your dealer needs empty beverage bottles. There are plenty of bottles II' they are kept moving. Won't you please return empty bottles to at once for your deposit or, better still, for credit on full bottles of your favorite beverage. Royal CronTi Boillme Co. Dr. Pepper Bottling; Co. Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. Midwest Dairy Products Co. Coca-Cola Bottling Co. By Robert D. Lust WiaMaio NBA Srrvfrr, I.e. STILL BEYOND THE TALE XX JJECAUSE ot his enthusiasm and his determination to put this land back in shape, the back- breaking work was taking its toll ; o£ pid Jan, now well along in his j sixties. But he wouldn't admit it. He had a job to do, and he was ; immensely happy that he was giv- Once in the summer o£ 1937 ; during the vacation between my | graduation from high school and ,-entrance as a freshman at the i Colorado Agricultural College at JFort Collins, Old Jan and I were ^chance. \Vcll, nill bet him $100 -working on the low hills that 'break into the Arkansas River valley at (lie soulh end of the farm. We were ploughing contours around the hills to prevent the : run-off and help to conserve the • moisture for the grassy slopes. We : stopped to rest a minute, and • whether it was the location that ; brought back memories of events i years before or because he was 1 feeling like unburdening himself, i he talked first of his enthusiasm [ for his work, and thc-n mentioned ; lo me, for the first lime, a subject aboxit which there had long been " wee. 'We are lucky, Little Jan," lie i began, "we arc lucky in our work. he lit his pipe. "The purposeful works of pence denied manyi men. They will any more. Even peace itself will be denied them. Look at China! H started back when Japan went inlo Manchuria. The United Stales protested, yes, but what good did it do? She- had no right (o protest, except the defense of her own selfish interests in the Far East, and even those were so questionable that the public here did not back up Ihe protest. She had denied her own right to protest years before. And look what has followed the Manchurian conquest. Italy went into Ethiopia. And Spain came next. Now Hitler is building up to conquer the world. i Kinds 01 characters they wo-e writ- i ;ing into their sciipis-^so i'cmiid Jt i watch out for (lie inlcrcsts of'; 1 .. i silence. ial 1 »\v~. , , don't envy any man in the world. ! destruction, bul, at any rate, we RS he became a director jhnvc been given c cljancc to rc- I'o put me inlo his Ursa picture, i pair whatever darr.age we did. """> Great McGinty.' and I Ye j "Could any life be devoted to ' pictures | a clearer, belter purpose? With us, we can't be wrong. It can't be been in every one of hi- sinc^. ivns ivns iTiHsi-.'G r»«r, 1 .}:ga:-s ago i wrong to build back God's earth. young Indy^ tinmcd Lucille | This, Little Jan, is the purposeful I Thaycr and (hut's a storv Lucille is nol rin-«Hiwfi, itai" Wvrr'- , of pence. We nrc fortunate, "There are dark days attend for his world, LiUle Jan. We must do our good work here while there is yet time. "It is all so Iragic, because il could all have been prevented. And to think, Little Jan, that you and I are sitting within a few hundred feet of where this tragic series of events began, where the original tragedy occurred." Thai was all. He stopped as abruptly as he had begun. He got up, and we .resumed our work on Ihe contours. The farm was showing sncli progress that the Judge on his visits found it difficult to keep up liis running fire of criticism. He could hardly get back to town fast enough to tell frjends how he nnd Old Jan were reclaiming tiie dust-blown acres. He even promoted a siory in the paper. Old Jan's work was claiming praise from others, too. The United States Soil Conservation Service had contributed many^of the ideas, and were proud of the results obtained. Furthermore, Old Jan had been otic of the original fanners to comply with the Agricultural Adjustment Administra- - -— lion's program, had been a worker Quito understand. , in .thai oi-ganiwl ion's, task of cut- ting production to fit 'consumption^ It was in the spring of 1040 that the idea occurred to some-' one in the AAA that Old Jan would lend color to a banquet which was to be staged by the Triple A in town. He was invited to be a speaker. * * t '"THERE were a couple ot hundred people at tlic banquet. The attitude of the natives was cordial, indicating a willingness to t h; meet a reformed .degenerate. halE way. II was in this atmosphere that my grandfather rose to speak. "Ladies and gentleman," he began, "we arc gathered here tonight to take- pride in the progress we have made in compounding a great crime!" It was as if he had picked up his piate and thrown it at the chairman. The friendly smiles of the guests disappeared. But Old Jan went on. "We ore here lo congralulafo ourselves on having limited the production of food at a time when many, even in our country, arc declared publicly lo be 'ill-fed, 1 when many millions throughout Ihe rest of the world are actually starving. » "Yet, under the circumstances of the moment and because of the inability of this group at this time to correct the original error, it is a good program." Then he went on lo discuss the AAA work from the standpoint of a farmer and in a constructive, favorable way. But the damage had been done. He had proved Co the local citizens that he was still beyond the pale, that lie was still nuttier than a fruitcake. I heard about il even up at Fort >L Collins, for Ihe AAA keeps in *•' close touch wilh the state agricultural colleges. It was cmbar- > rassing when a couple of the younger professors in the agricultural eco n o m i c s department kidded me about it. All I could say was that my grandfather was pretty much of an individual, rather unpredictable at times. "If you know him," I said, "you would understand. 1 UUIU UILUtMMiUIU. *! But I knew him, yet I couldn't ||V;i (To Be Continued)

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