The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 25, 1944 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 25, 1944
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, . PAGE^POUR :BLYTHEVILLE, -(AUK.)' COURIER NEW? YTHEVfrLE GOUEDSB NKWB ,.,.-. l .'na GOOBER N«WS oo. .' H. W. EUUNKB, Publisher ; ,, < SAMUEL F. MORRIS, editor JAKK8 A. OATEN8, AdvertUlM ltuu|«r Sole N»Uon»l Advertising B«prMCDUUve>: W«U»ce Wltmer Co., Ne« fork, Cblcigo, D*110*1, AtbnU.'UemphU. Published ;Evety Afternoon Except Sundijr X&t«red u second class matter *t the pcit- offlce »t Blythevllle, Arkansas,'under *cl ol COM»re»», October, 8, 1917. Serre'd by tbe Dnlted P««i -' SUBSCRIPTION RATES By c'«rrter to the city of Blythertlle, 20o per etX or: 65c per mbmh, By mail, within a radius of V). miles, $4.00 per ye»r, 12.00 for sU months, $1.00 tor three months; by mail outside RO mile zone 1)0.00 per ytni payable In advance. Message From France The first issue of Tricolor, Liu; American edition of L;i Franco Libre, has jusl. been published. It is one of five editions, the others being printed in^ London, Cairo, Algiers, and in Paris, where jit is circulaled by the underground.- • The very look of the magazine sola it apart, from the other expatriate publications of occupied countries. The format is distinctive and interesting. The photographic illustrations have been chosen with imiiginnljon. The sketches match a great deal of (he writing in bHter sarcasm. Reading this Vol. 1, >}o. 1, there is a feeling that bun: is a truer picture of France under the Nazis than can be found in a ream of dispatches from Algiers. "* ( ; Tricolor tells not only a story of struggle against oppression. There is a biting memoir of Yvclle Guilberl; five hitherto untranslated letters of Marcel Proust; a profile of the aged painter Pierre Bonnard and his life under llic Naxis; • ' • , * There is much of the Krance that Americans knew, .even ; though the silent, struggling France 1 of today is more remote from America—as the magazine points out—than at any lime in the nation's history. • t The stories -leave the impression that, almost ;is bad as torture and hunger and tyianny, must be the mart-' 1 d,ening irritation of living under the stupid regulations of the "superior race." - • There are accounts of the clumsy cajolery- with,' which the occupying fores try to win over Frenchmen lo collaboration, and Ihu effrontery of •• squaie-he'ailed Prussians diclationg "taste" in their own tii'ts; : And there are some interesting, if indirect, comments on American foreign policy as it affects France—practically the firstfoot! words (hat have been said fpi'iit; A few: ; "The _war of resistnnc is not a cam- paign'fought to elect one party or one man . :-> Our leaders arc in France, and there'they; must'and will remain . . . The men inside Europe will not show enthusiasm when those who lived in foreign lands try to judge and direct internal affaiis." . All of which suggests that our policy of leaving General Eisenhower free to deal with persons inside France, once liberation has begun, will have support. Detour—Bridge Closed ; An odd mid rccminjjiy inilol'onsiljlc demand by tho United Slates Treasury will force a Sunday and holiday closing of all highway bridges and tunnels 0:1 t'he Canadian and Mexican Ijordcrs beginning Slay 7 unless Congress or 'the Tieasury j( iS( ,i f .^ j, ranl() (| y _ 1 * The licubic sla'rlcil in January whan ijie Supreme Court ruled u,';,t Ihc Treasury must pay. ! ). ploycs base pay plus overtime'for Sun- ' day and holiday work. The Treasury, having no appropriation for this added expense, simply passed it along to the bridge operators. Two bridges almost entirely dependent on tourist trade refused lo pay. The others arc following suit May 1. This Treasury demand raises some complicating questions. Why should private operators or public bridge commissions (acting as trustees of the public) pay govcrnnieni employes for collecting government money?. How can the Treasury usurp congressional prerogative by levying what amounts to a tax on these operators? What about the illegality of private agencies contributing directly to government em- ployes' salaries {even though the Treasury handles the payment between operators and employes) ? Jf flic operators are to pay customs officials for Sunday work, then why cannot other departments demand that immiffration, public health, agriculture and other inspectors be .similarly paid? Can the Province of Ontario, which . owns a half-interest in throe bridges, and the Mexican governmen, which has a half-interest in one, be compelled to help meet a United Stales government payroll? Th.SHC questions are more than academic. The retroactive-pay bills presented to the operators range from §50,000 for tho new Niagara Rainbow Bridge to S S2!'I,000 against the Detroit- Windsor Tunnel. The lunnel'.s bill for current services in the month of March was $1858.3'!. Bridges arc assessed comparable amounts. And there are physical difficulties: more than 800 tons of war material arc moved daily, •including Sunday, through the : Detroit-Windsor tunnel and bridge, fish and other perishable foods move from Mexico to refrigerating plants in Brownsville) some liOOO Niagara Palls war workers who live ' in Canada must now malic a long detour. The projected closings nalurally do not make for good neighborly feeling. Al. the Rainbow and Thousand Island Bridges, armed guards have closed the Canadian border ,CQI; : .thc . first time, since the War of 1812. ''"" Some sort'of supplementary appro-' priation by Congress, to the Treasury would clear of this embarrassing mess. ' Reciprocal Jitters A Laborite' member has told the British Parliament that Great Britain "has no intention of abandoning the British empire to satisfy a certain .section of the American press." To those Americans who fear that this country is about to become an adjunct of lhat empire, (here may be some comfort in the knowledge thai even the "sover- eignly jitters" are operating on a reverse basis. THEY SAY We should nol wait until everything is over mid then go hnt In hand to lUc peace table, •asking for things we won't, get. Let's gol Ilicin now while Ihe gelling i.s good.-Rcp. Ear! n. Lewis of Ohio. The past year has dispelled the notion thai Germany vvns only master of the offensive. She has shown herself equally master of clastic cvarlon and withdrawal-German news broadens!. Every lesson nf modern warfare i.oliH.x to one inescapable concluslon-in E stcry O r'u, c skips Is a prerequisite to the invasion of Europe.— TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 1944 t COPE. 1H4 BY NEA SEftVlCE, INC. T, W, SIC. 0, S, PAT,""OFF"I'll teach you not lo fi/jhl, even if the oilier kid did call you names and hit you first—besides, his father's my best; THIS CURIOUS WORLD 1 irisajsrcMAev TOTHIMKOTSHEEP IX WOOL AND GOATS WITH HAIB-, BUT: THE SISHORN SHEEP HAS :, AMD THE MOUNTAIN SCAT HAS ,AN UNDERCOAT OF THE +fa.**^.u**. '/%, AVERASE PERSON LEARNS ONLY ABOUT In Hollywood K YERSKINE JOHNSON I ting individual solo recordings b> NEA Stuff (,'orrespnndcut 'their favorites. Il's the swing fan Behind the screen: •'Ihe King of w i, 0 recognize the genius of ob Swing. Benny Goodman, sticks out, 5( , nre mus i ciiuls alu | n,. lkc it , >os His neck and says tliul hcpcals are siW[ , for them to become leader; much more serious in their music m their o\vii right." .il>prccia|loi] than classical concert j , , ,' . ^tencrs. '! Bud Ahbotl and Lou Coslcll The Goodman commentary was thought for a moment they wen bronchi on by a session hi his new back in burlesque when Marin movie', "Sweet nnd Low-Down," in Jack Kimber's request rcachei which he plays both jive amMhe hhcm from tiic South pacific. Kjm classics. .' • her said his company ha.dn'1 scei "I'm tired," Benny siild, of hear- U nljilc woman in a year but bar ing swing lovers criliciv.ed as Hie'grown weary of trekking througl cave men of the musical world. On ! heavy .jungle undergrowth lo an the day a million Americans .ask other part of the isliind to see a who plays second flute in the Min- young lady in the nude. What they ncapolis Symphony. I'll believe thai wauled from Curt and Lon, Kimbe symphony lovers llslcn more inlel- wrote, was a camera so Ihey couli Iigcntly to their music than n'o make some pin-up pictures of her swing fans. Unlil then, I'm not con- The nude lady in queslion, Hie Ma vinccd. rln c posiscripted. reposes in tat "1 doubt whether one symphony tooed splendor on Ihc chest of Pv follower in a thousand recognizes Albeit Herron. au MP who was 1 llic player of solo passages in any ( taxi driver lu Toledo, O., before tli symphony, or how he. riiflcrs in his musical Interpretation from llic soloist in another orchestra. MaJ.-Goii. Frank O. D. Hunter, 1st Air Forces " Thc hc ! !c:lts do klltHV - 'I1iW>'c proved il by demanding and' Bet- ).ur Boarding House will. Major Hoople Oui Our Way By J. R. Williams ;S A POEM I WRIT, EGAD.' MOD TOO.^SOSi? X'LL SCAM K\MNOJ CORRECT TW I'D ROTl^SR. SCRUB N.LTHE VJtNOCWlS rt A GREENUOtVoc W'lF A TQOFBROSH THANi WRITE STUFF •*- BUT WEN MM 6PRiN& f\RE XEfcAU- KIND 08 c?o-IS TICKLES OEM HEPCCT GALS Art' BOVS 81RDKS W BEE?. MfvKES 3\\M NOISE OFFEM AS NOT SO 6UCK<=> SHE SW, "60V, SET OOyJM AM' ,. BEEM / WAIT1MG FDR "iDU . • TO GET TUB ATTIC, CELLAR. AMD GAR- fVOE GLEAMED TO SAV. ARE VOL) GETTIKUA SENSE.' OF HUMOR OR DID THIS OTHER LOAFER PUT TAKE A LOMG STROLLA SOU UP TO , ,,x, THE COUWTRY-- V VOU CAM GO MOW, vour THAT? I'M GOIW 13 BED PER A WEEK.' HE'S RIGHT- \ A TIRED OUT \ LABORER WITH L SENSES DULLED/ FROM TOIL / OXMMOT ENJOY \ TH' BEAUllrUL ) COOSJTEVSIDE J LIKE-LIKE- \ .y MAY THE LADY Copyright, Mil. NEA Service, Inc. TIIK STOHVi' Mrul. I.Ink Hell, Army Air CoriiH riidloniun, I* | ;l . lemrt} Jn MJI I'rlHOn, Vokolmuiu. lip In friendly uJlli I'llol Olllorr llnliltvill u( Hit n\V, it fellow HORSE NAMED JONES H "DALDW1N look Link's wry grin for an invitation to sit down. He sat down. i Baldwin added, "If you're trying to gel your mind ort dinner, as I am, I think we'd do it teller by talking." Link sal up hopefully. "Got a new subject io talk about?" Baldwin shook his head. "£ook, they gave me a clean bandage. .Would you im'nd?" i "Glad lo." Link went lo work on the olher's injured fool. "Don'l blame me," he said, "it you de- ,vclop a whinny out of lliis. My • first experience was gotten bandaging up the hoof of a horse." "Thai Ihe same horse. Ihe one named Jones?" "Oh, have I mentioned Jones?" Baldwin chuckled. "Il's funny how n man reaches for Ihc same familiar subject each lime lie starts a conversation. His mind is like- his library of books at I home. He lias some that he uses, leaving untouched all the others lhal mighl be more interesting," i "My mind," said Link, "doesn'l work like lhal. You wouldn't be getting at something else?" 1 "I mighl." ' "Okay. Wiial are you driving at?" ; For a moment, Baldwin grilled his teeth and looked at his hurting fool, which Link was bandaging. "I guess," he said, "lhal I was jusl curious aboul what makes Americans act like Americans." "The horse Jones," said Link, "was preUy.-impqrlanl. He was some horse, I thought. I was a small hoy on a (arm. I was 14 years old and [ was going lo make en thousand dollars racing Jones :i county fairs. On till thai money, was going lo retire to Kansas -ily for Ihe life of Rockefeller. Bui Jones never won a race." "So I suppose your ideas of the world were wrecked?" "They were nol. Thai's Ihe joint." "Eh?" "Don'l you sec il?" said Link. 'I had a swell lime spending Ihe en thousand dollars. In my mind, I mean. It's a good thing I didn't get my hands on il. Ten Ihousand dollars isn't so much money, arid I would have found lhat out. It ivas a rosy dream. It remained .hat.' And it had been so much fun lhat I went looking for another. A bigger one. Kven more rose-colored. Some fun." :. "Did that one ,'\vm for you?.'! '•-'• "Of course not.' None of them have come in a winner. Oh, some of them gol part way, but not far enough to disillusion me." Link grinned al his own description of his pasl. He liked it. * * * 'HE race horse Jones, Ihe fleabag, had really given him a permanent lesson in how good it is to enjoy hope. It seemed to Link lhat he had enjoyed everything more than some other people after that. He had enjoyed the farm, which made .in overgrown ox of a boy out ot him. At 16, passing lor 18, he got on with a pipeline construction crow, as laborer, but they soon fired him unceremoniously for pranksloring on (lie job. With the money he'd saved, and proceeds from Ihe sale of a sow and pigs, he went lo a business college in Cliillicolhe, Mo. He walked into Ihe business college inlending lo lake n banking course and become a banker. Wailing to register, he sat beside a boy who was enrolling for llic telegraphy course, and learned telegraphers made $HO a month. Beginning bankers made 560. Link changed After they'd blown hell out of the Hiyudori works on the outskirts of Tokyo, (heir bomber caught enough flak to force it down. The pilot died in Link's arms. horses righl there, lie learned to telegraph, and enjoyed it. Link worked Ihe usual vacation relict of a beginning telegrapher, Iheii bid a job al Kirksi'ille,~Mo., and gol Kirksville was the home of osteopathy; Link bid Ihe job because he wanted to become in ostcopalhic doctor.- He did. Six years, and lie liad his degree. Then he practiced a year in Kansas City, and enjoyed it pleniy. He did well, loo. His nexl horse, nalurally, had (o be the armed forces. The Army wasn'l commissioning osleopalhs in the Medical Corps, so Link entered the Air Corps via Civilian Pilot Training. Because he'd been a telegrapher, and the Air Corps madly needed radio operators, Ihey'd made him a radioman. He hadn't minded. He wanted -action, and radio was a quick way. The most rose-coiored spot in Ins Air Corps career had been that last raid on Tokyo. They'd blown helKout of Hie Hiyudori plane works on the outskirts, of Tokyo. But their.bomber caught enough flak to 'force it down, two of'the crew killed, and the pilot died in Link's arms after the landing. ' ' They burned the bomber and scattered. The Japs caught Link. He didn't'know about the olhers. Tiic fact was that Link hadn't dared inquire aboul Ihe other fellows on the bomber. He had not admillcd he was on a .bomber ' which bad pasted Tokyo'. There was a rumor around lhat the Japs were shooting all captured flyers who hart bombed Tokyo. Link "had kept his mouth shut. Tiic Japs had his name and tag number. Thai was all he'd fold them. It was all he was going to (ell them, too. t * * tJALDWIN brotce into his thoughts. "That," said Baldwin, "is nol what makes Americans act like Americans." "Eh?" said Link. "What's llial?" "What we were jusl lolking about. Your horse, Jones. J lake il you jusl had one four-legged real horse. Thc others you jusl call horses." "That's right," Link admitted. "Well, I say lhat isn't what inakcs Americans act like Americans. Many men of many, races have a horse named Jones, don't you think?" Link thought about it. It didn'l make sense. Ho grinned. "Thai's silly, isn't it? I mean, this whole talk is silly." "f suppose so." : Link lied the bandage and gave il a pat. "I guess we've talked out all the concrete subjects like Ihe weather and poker hands. Nothing left but fantasy." He gave the: bandage another pat. "How's i that?" ' ' .' : "ft feels fair dinkum." Baldwin' wiggled his fool. "Thanks. There's' 1 slill women." : "Arc. there?" said Link in an: unfunny lone. "I mean women as a subject of conversation," Baldwin explained.! "They should shoot you for men-' lioning it." '.\ "Oh, now, I'm not being sadis- ; tic, old boj'," Baldwin said. "I just; wondered if you were married." ; Link grinned. "No. For some 1 reason, they don't lake me seri-' ously. You know what a Great Dane dog is?" ; "One of those devilish big ani-' mals. Like a calf." i "Thai," said Link, "is how I '._ seem to impress Iho opposile sex.: Something" amusing, and interest-. ing lo pet, but not an article you want lo keep in the house. I think: I bound out al them or something,. ami ihey consider me loo playful." ; "Lucky," said Baldwin. "Or sort of serious, depending on how you look at—" Ho went silent, slaring al the door. "Oh, oh, what's this. mean?" The cell door was being un- inekcd. A Japanese officer stepped • inside. -: (To Read courier News Want Ads. a board of inquiry an extra player I tjficial barnacles for scenes in "Two said on a "good week" lie some- ! Years Before the Afast,' 1 timc.s averaged $10 in salary. The same day a stunt man testified that on a good day he sometimes made $1200. ... A Buy in Memphis wrote Bob Hope asking for a loan of a million dollars, and a girl in Birmingham sent Bing Crosby a check for 51,50 for "singing" like thai. . A guy is. hired lo make ar-' Normally there ;>.'c 80 lifeguards j at Coney Island. They watch over' several million bathers each season. UAI.I, OF) FAME' If. happened lo Paul Whitcma not. long': a jo. tie bad jusl con plcted his {'Hall of Fame" rad program-^!hen a woman in II audience ' breathlessly worked li way through the crowd up to \\ Stage. "Mr. Whitemnn." she sal nuirklv, comini; righl lo Ihc pen "I'd like to appear on the Hall Fame program." "Bui madam." Whiteman stmtc .ed. "what, is your claim to fame?". Tiic woman drew herself up' proudly. "I." she .said, "have brought into Ihe world 20 children. I Isn't that enough?" j • It's Joe Laurie Jr.'s story about! n general on Guadalcanal who lold his men that for every Jnp brought In, he would pay $1. A lilllc later, Montsomery Rappaport came In with 10 Jnps. j "Okay." said the general, "that's 10 bucks for yon." Rappapcrt went out again, and returned shortly with 20 more Jnps. j "Pcmnrkable." said the general.' "Here's $30 bucks for you." i Rappaport • left again, smd in stout an hour came back with 30 Jnps. The general was startled. "Now wail n minute,' he shouted. "Whore thn rtrvil are you getting those Jnps?" "I'm buying them," nappapon confessed, "from the Marines for a quarter apiece." * * • TIDBIT TALKS , Movie nc'svsreel:. TcstlfylngSbefore WE KIM. AM. DOCTORS' PRESCRIPTIONS \ND SAVf. YOU MONF.Y S T E W A R T' S Drag Stor e MMn A t«ke Phone ZBZI Mrs. DALTON C. FOWLSTON, B.A.. M.S.M, ORGANIST and TEACHKn ol PIANO - ORGAN and VOICH Pormcr New York Orgnnlst & TiwcUc.. For Appointment lit Mr». Fowlslon 1101 Chlcfcswwti* ar f'huno MM FOR SALE CONCRETE STORM -SEWER Al.l. SI7.KS aper Than Uridsr l.ninh.. Osceola Tile & Culvert Co. Phone 6111 Osccolz, ,\rk. 24 HOUR TIRE SERVICE Vair»nl»lnir — Tire and Tnbe Repairing rmcloi Tires Onf Specialty Ml Work Gnaranlced WADE COAL CO. Alabama Set Ash Co»I N. Hwy. 61 Ph. 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