The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 24, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 24, 1944
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-" , FOUR I THTBLYTHEVILLf COUBffiB N£W& ! .* *: $ ''• H. W. HAQJB8, PUUhher' , '. BAMTJKL P. NORRI8, WlKrf < JAHtt A. OATZNB, AWWBHni 1U BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.); COURIER NEWS Wttmer Oo, WW tort. ttdi.; AtUnto. Manphli.; • foMMjsa Bntr AKertoc* 1 Bfcetf Altered « aeoocd C!K> duttor *t th« port- cine* »t Blythevllle, ArUu»*4, UDdtr act of Oo»- Oetober «, HIT. Berted br tut Dotted BUBSOHIPnbN RATES By tinier in the city of Blythwille, Me per week] at 85c per month. By m»l!, within « radluj of 40 mllai, »4-W per yeir, |aoi> for si* montta, (l.oo for tore* moothj; by mat! outside so mile robe (1000 per year payafil* In »dvance. Hold Your Hats! The appearance of some Swiss mng- azines containing pictures of extravn- gantly large, Paris-styled hats, has thrown the Fifth Avenue fashion dictators into a tailspin. The jitters havo even spread to Washington. It seems (hat some weak-kneed patriot in the hnt designing business ;coti!d.iiot resist copying' those creations, ,which use moi'e veiling and other, mn- terial than wartime law allows. Equally weak-kneed customers bought them. Their contrast'to the pancake austerity of other chapeaux created a storm in cafe society. The Millinery Stabilization. Coiiimit- tce sounded tho tocsin in Washington and sent telegrams warning members of the,industry to be on their guard. The FRI..took,a look at the. insidious . magazines: A WPB spokesman—whose name couldn't he used—was quoted thus by a New York paper: "The third 'Swiss' publication featuring' Paris styles to come within two weeks-lias dispelled the-lrfst doubt that, the Nazis arc waging psychological warfare, against the American fashion industry.'The'purpose' of their scheme is to introduce styles in America which cannot be produced -within the limitations of government material conservation orders . . ." All this, in case you : wei'e looking the other way, actually happened. Now into this lempesfc.iu a shallow hal crown Rosette Hargrove lias drop-' ped what seems lo be a sensible explanation. Mrs. Hargrove is a Paris- born American war correspondent for 'NBA Service, stationed in London-rund " visiting in this country. A former Paris fashion writer, she has bc'eli in touch with a former colleague >who escaped from France within the past two months. In short, she should have a fair iden of whether Paris hats are the Nazis' long- feared secret weapon. Her explanation is that the fanciful creations are just another subtle nosc- thnmbing at the Germans, who have declared French fashions to be decadent and degenerate, and have tried to shift the style capital from Paris to Berlin and Vienna. She learned that these ".Nazi-inspired" hats were a year old. Our pertrubed Washington authorities might have figured out something 'of the sort without Mrs: '.Hargrove's help. It's underestimating' our resourceful enemy a bit to think that, on the eve of invasion; and with his back to the wall, he could dream tip no better psychological weapon than a picture hat. Stop looki/ig under the bed, boys, and don't listen lo any more millinery atrocity stories. Now as never bolore we must seek an economic trlnlty-Rgrlciilliire, mnnnBomem and labor. Clashes between nny of thcie dements are ceitain to upset the national equilibrium lo the detriment of us all.-Eric president U. s. C. of C. A. Johnston, Just Bad Propaganda Some- newspapers have been lam- Ijasliiiff our Stntc Ucparlment ami the British Broadcasting Corporation for banning disparaging remarks about the Japanese emperor in broadcasts. The papers arc right when they cite a catalog of war guilt as a basis for their annoyance, but they miss the point of the prohibition. Nobody thinks that Ilirohilo is a little nod— except Hie Japs. And therein lies the reason for not broadcasting our opinion of him. A prime objective of propaganda is to create distrust and disunity, but we miist approach the objective differently in German and Japanese broadcasts. We can recite Hitler's crimes to Hie German people, and hope that enough of them will feel the .same way to rise up ami net rid of him. But that won't- work with the Japanese. Anyone who knows 'the Japs well will tell you that to belittle their emperor in broadcasts would be to unite the whole Japanese nation, military and civilian, in a fierce hatred of the be- lilllers. No, the Allies are not pussyfooting when they don't cull Hirohito names on the air. It just isn't good propaganda. Sh-h-h! ' New York's Governor Thomas F,. Dcwcy has designated April 30-May (i as "Noise Abatement Week" throughout his slate: The governor undoubtedly will set a shining example by giving his customary answer lo all (iiie.^tions concerning his presidential aspirations. A Way to Help Most of us know about the paper shortage, and are cooperating in the salvage campaign. The shortage isn't licked yet, but here is a remarkably easy tiling that every householder-.can do. to relievo it: ' •' Take home one less average-size'•' paper bag from the grocery whenever you go marketing. II doesn't seem like much. Rut if each one of America's estimated 34,8G'l.,f>32 families used one .less bag .every day, the daily Saving would amount to 163d tons—enough .paper to make rings for 272,301'500- pouncl bombs; or containers for i,S>15;385 75-mm. shells; or blue'print paper for G5 battleships. How to do it? Have your grocer put more items in one big bag; bring bags with you to tlie store and use them again; carry packaged merchandise unwrapped; a string or other uou- paper shopping bag. It Liberal Decision The United States Supreme 'Court has found it necessary to issue some rules of decorous dress for the Portias who appeal- before it. So it has ordered its marshal to ban the .following items of feminine costume from the bench side of the bar rail: street-length coats, long coat-sweaters, fur .coats. Not a word, you will notice, about the short, Luna Turner-type sweater. Not a word, indeed, about bathing suits. No attempt lo foist (hose black mother hnbbards upon lady barristers. Just park your coats at the door, girls. And with them park any lingering doubts you may have about the liberal leanings of ihe country's highest tribunal. It is ridiculous that at our stage of civilln- tlon \vc cannot, cud mis' taibnrism.-Fiank E Gannett, newspaper publisher. MONDAY, APRIL 24, 1D-M. W«W'^ '' ^ccEii, mil «y Hortnviflc.i>fft T. n:«a u. s, wr. erf. •'-• "If you're drafted, George, don't you dare ask (o be pul ; in the Navy—yon know very well you can't THIS CURIOUS WORLD ONE BODY OP WATER TO ANOTHER. j THE COMMON PLANT FOUND : W SO MANV AMERICAN HOMES, ' ) | IS GROWN COMM.EIKIAl.LY IN \ MANY COUNTRIES FOR IT.S |V STRCVJ& SILKY FIBER. ^ ^ WHEN A 80MBER.MAKE5A'NEAR MISS; KE REALLY AVAKES A COMPLETE; MISS AMD '•DAVID PAINE, NEXT: Big sheep and no wool. • In Hollywood BY EKSKINE JOHNSON NBA Slaff Correspondent film parade: Mnxie Rosen- Clowned his way i to n box- new movie, "Wing nnd a Prayer,' shows a group of snilors on an aircraft carrier walching Belly rtoirtL n hot Hawaiian dance routine in one of her older pictures, "Tiii Paii Alley." Comes Hie cnll for choiv anc the sailors stampede out of the projection room. t • • DARIIYI, ZANUCK - In his search for (lie riglil nclors for (tic right roles in "Wilson," Zanuck „, ,| . - .. ,_ ,-- • , clTn talked a. prnrtiicer info tlon- glvc and lie says, 'Tanks' and he a\ ng B reasc]iainl. Stanley Logan walks off and looks it over and ' nssocialc producer at another slu- coincs back and he cracks. 'Hey, «ii 0 . jiLiys Secretary of Stale Roli donchn even know how lo spell c rl turning in the" film your'own name? Derc's Iwo o's in Rosenbloom.' So I ncl surprised. So lie comes hack two, Ilirec limai- a week nnd brines friends. He tells! The blooming title and now devotes liimsclf lo acting in the movies nnd rmi- a night club. His success for.- tniilu is simple. "Play dumb," he stiys, "and yon got Ihc world by Ihe tail." It's like this ,he said on tlie set of "Irisli Eyes Arc Smiling," "I'm at the club; see, and n guy comes up to git nie niitygmpht. I Ills friends how dumb I nm. They Kcl the laugh. I get the dough. See ^vlial i mean?" ;CHANEV'S MAKEUP JOK ! LON CHANEY JR.—Makeup experts have tinned Lou'into a Wolf .Man again for a new cliilter, 'The Devil's. Brood," The makeup requires five and a half hours lo apply, and two hours to remove v T> , ' - ~- -- " --- ~ - — - JBETTY G )ur Boardipg House ydth Major Hoople Q ut Qur Way By J. BLE-A scene in E6W5.' I TRUST SCXi LfcOS DOfiT DROP OUT Of WE POETR-V CONTEST \JW5ti SOU GRASP THE SHEER. ULTINS REEL OMER AGMrt SLOvJ I ALL i SEE- 1^ IT IS A OP t WEED HE HAS TO &0 IWTO RIGOR. MOKTIS TOR. TVW OWS TO COME W> WITH ft, 81R.O CALL,' VESTED B'JLtFlrtCU.HONM WILD TrW VMIMSICM. WUlSTUr. 1 " L1WER FROIA CHICAGO 80ST S-SM-MPH.' .. SUCH FRAGRUUCE! WH\T A HEAVENLY SWEET SMEU.' FRESK EARTH. BL!DPI\JO 1REES, SPRIMG SM-M-AH.'THE SCEMT OF APRIL Ri-IM OM ASOP7 BfJEEZE! THE BLISSFUL. DELICIOUS " OF GROWIMG THINGS. TH DOG AKJ' ME THIMK WE SWELL. IK SAME TMIMG--A SKUNK..' DOWM TO EARTH r-AMTtMm- AC > ir , T- A Mexlctm c0 ' GS ^king PnrBinoun Hollywood to » 1M ' OM to comc to star in a movie. That ought lo keep the guy in chili and beans foi the rest of his life. PENNY SINGLETON— Slill tli only Hollywood star lo have her hahy torn at a military hospital Penny's Siuic, now IS months old irns bom at Qii.inltco \.iral Hospital in Virginia. 1'apa is in tlie Marines. » * • CHARLES WINNINOER*— The plump comedian is spending his spare time from Ihe scl ol "Belle of the Yukon" Immnying the ground at his five-acre ranch. cr day he was enjoying a good workout behind a small power trac- lor. Slopping Ihe machinery at the end of n row to mop his perspiring brow, Charlie's attention was attracted by a small boy who was walching his strenuous labors "What's the matter, mister," piped the kid. "Are yon trying lo pro diicc—or reduce?" • • V HAT OF THE WEEK LEAH RAKNES— Hollywood lial designer. Her chateaux are now being: duplicated in lilo dc Janeiro. They release one model at a time, as "The Hollywood Hat of the Week." CLAUDETTE COLBERT— Atler kissing Fred ' MacMurray for a scene i" "Practically Yours." she told him: "I can remember back 'eight years ago when yon made your first picture \vilh me. I thought yon were going lo faint when the director told you to kiss me." DON AMECHE—An old fanner these days, Don receives feed, seed and farm implement catalogues through the mail. Recently one ar-, rived from the midwest with a 1 penciled notnllon on the rover: _ Copyright I9.41 NBA Service. the Japanese language teacher with Ihe flat face and (lie underslung behind was nol giving Lincoln Bell any special attention in the way ot insults. H'was worrying Link. Thirteen prisoners were in the language class today. The 13, all •aptured flyers and all Americans vith the exception of two J5ng- ishmen nnd an Australian, were not attending Ihe Japanese language class willingly. H was forced. Today's lesson had lo do with how to give the.consonant letter "t" the Japanese sound. Apparently you did Ibis the same as ivhen speaking Italian, by bringing the tip of the tongue in contact with tlio upper teeth, instead if touching Ihe front of the roof ot the mouth, as when speaking American the way they spoke it for instance in Kansas City. When Ihe Japanese language leaclier mentioned Kansas City, Lincoln Belt was seized with ec- sfacy. Kansas City. Link mentally parked his car on the steep hill at Ninth and Walnut streets in Kansas City. He ran into a restaurant, had three straight bourbons and ate a ste-ak as thick as a mallress. Sweet Judas! Betler slop treating his mind to such joys. They might become real in his poor brain. Already lie • liad all the trouble he needed. He smirked at the Japanese language instructor. "A die ora," said Link, "parte il (rent segvtcnfo?" The Japanese linguist didn't get it. "What do you say?" "I was," haslily explained Link, "just mumbling." "Mumbling?" "You know, regrettable habit of people from Missouri." Link then looked as noodle- lieaded as he could and wished lie hadn't spoken the travel book nonsense in Italian.-He hoped the Jap would skip it. ,_^ * * * 'TEACHER didn't kno'vv Italian, ••*• but acted as if he did. So what! Link couldn't understand why, there for a moment, tlie mailer seemed important enough to investigate. Trivialities had a silly way of taking on consequences when you had been an inhabitant of Niji Prison for several. weeks. You got different. You got so you yelled bitter insults at tlie drop of a hat over such trivia as whether a piece of fish had 01 had not been near the fish soup. Link thought of a truth, H went: 'There is nothing like being an Army Air Corps radioman in a place like Niji Prison to let you see how your mental ibones can be broken. j Teacher decided lo ignore Link. i Thereupon Link grew cold in 'all his pores. He was being neglected l today. II was not the best of signs when they slopped deviling you, i He was so disturbed he forgot to join the others in acting wildly 'relieved when the language class came to nn end. punched him to remind him. 'Pssst! The .act, old boy," Bald- no more. win whispered. class was hell to take. It wasn't. on 'Having it forced on them. "I'd sell out cheap," Link said. "Let me know if you hear ol' a ' :•• ~ f " ' Baldwin replied. " ' '' "' were in Niji. Anyway, school was out for today. Link picked up his leg chain and joined the clanking cavalcade back to the cell. "Today you were almost kissed," said Pilot Officer Bald' [i. 'that's right," Link agreed. "The comparison is very good. You are an artist with words, fellow.'' "What did you ask him in Italian?" "Something I remembered from a travel book 1 .' When the next street car would be along, I think, that wasn't very funny, was it?" Baldwin grinned as he limped beside Link. "Maybe they've decided lo treat you decently for a change." Link was pleased. He picked up Baldwin's leg chain and hitched it over his shoulderUo- getlier with his own, carrying Diem both. "I love the sound ot your optimism, anyway," he said. ; * * * JRALDWIN was a round blond Australian from Melbourne who joined the RAF in 1940, became a Spitfire pilot, and got shot .--:- —- - , However, Pilot Officer Baldwin down north of Singapore. He had told Link that much of his history, Incidentally, it wasn't wise to * " , llll-lul.-||lull,y 11 Wilbll L V.'ISC I* a he prisoners had agreed in a loll tlie Japs facts about your- body to act as it the language jelf. You gave them your name, fil'iCD lime Tinll in <-iT^« T» ,..*. tt . . ••*•*• «v, , or a name at any late, and they „ ,, .. — •* ••-.«. ». ui u iiumu UL iiuy auiu, anu iney lieally, tt wasn't tough to sit and got your tag number. Best to be lectured about Go-jiu-on, the let it go at that, or sometimes 00 sounds. H got everybody out they would. read you strange of the cell. And nobody learned devilish letters'from your family anything anyway. By acting as i( which you could'only hope were they hated it, they lioped to go imaginary Baldwin claimed he'd been a " ^.... Duiuwiu ciuimuu lie a uccn a Such pe.ty scheming was an resident of Japanese jails long example of the sort of thing that enough to take out citizenship eot to seem important, when you papers. This slalement was his idea of humor. "•'• la-'-'t"- •"• Now Baldwin had an infected fool. All the prisoners had to go barefoot, and. ho had stepped on- a splinter. The dirty floor rfjade such a thing as bad as snakebite: Baldwin was probably the best- liked mail in tlie cell solely be- . cause lie was a good listener in ' a plnce where one was in demand. He also drew rabhils. He drew Ihem on Ihe walls or any'- whcre. They were wonderfully artistic rabbits and lie Was able to execute theni with almost' arty material, but lie never drew anything but rabbits. "Well, we're home," Lingisaid. "Ah, sweet bower of dreams," Baldwin agreed. Their cell was a guano cave 20 by 40 feel. The ventilation was wonderful; the cold riighl wind whistled inside freely. The solo toilet facility was *a bUcketV * The 'Yokohama traffic 'rumbli'd outside, sounding so much like Grand avenue in Kansas City that it was grotesque. Link flopped on his hard sleeping mal. lie wanted to nap in order, to stop thinking about dinner, which tonight was due to lie meat ste\^ and boiled alfalfa and rice. Evj$? crybody knew it would be meat' stew today because several shotgun shots liad crashed out some- whore earlier. Then a Japanese soldier paraded past the cell door carrying three dead, alley cats by their tails. This cat trick was ridiculous;, didn't fool any of them. They knew the Japs used the same • cats over and over. Everybody' knew thai. Or did they? "I'd sell out cheap," Link said: "Let me know if you hear of a buyer," said Pilot Officer (To Be Continued) "PIc.ise send 12 autographed photos. We're starling a fan club for you in this office." ' EL, BRENDEL^-Mnde his debut in films in 1927 playing opposite a white mouse. Now he's sharing honors with an cleplianl in ".Mexican Fiesta." 'N'cver Closed' Kclgn Ends DAtIA, Mo. (UP)-A local cafe is going lo have locks on the doors for the first time in over half a century. The business has remained open 24 hours a day for over 50 years, but the labor shortage is causing the present owner to°close (luring early morning.hours. WF FIIL ALL DOCTORS' PRESCRIPTIONS AND 8AVB YOU MONEY STEWART'S Drnf Stcr e M»ln A Lake Phone Z8M FOR SALE CONCRETE- STORM SEWER ALL SIZES Cheaper Than Bridse J.umber Osceola Tile & Culvert Co. Phone 691 Osceol*. Ark. 24 HOUR TIRE SERVICE VulcanWns —Tire »nd Tube Rtpalrlnj Tractor Tires Onr Specialty, All Work Gnarantetfl WADE COAL CO. Alabama Red Ash Co»l N. Hwy. 61 Ph. 2291 DRS. NIES & NIES 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 PLEASE RETURN EMPTY BEVERAGE BOTTLES ' TO YOUR. DEALER To be able to serve you better, your dealer iieeds empty beverage boftlcs. There are plenty of bottles L v e L?M e ^ ePt m ° Vine ,- Won>t you l" ease K empty botlles to your dealer nf; once for your dcnosit or better still, for credit on full bottles of -our favorite beverage. •* u Royal Crown Botlllng Co, Dr, Pcpjier Bottling Co. Tcpst-Coh liollling Co. Midwest Dairy Prodncfs Co. Coca-Cola Dotlling Co.

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