The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 26, 1944 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 26, 1944
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FAGS POUR; '<- IBKBI COUBEEKNIfffl ^jr»i ••». CT»WO (XJ, HAINW, W»ih« i F. NORRIB, Idltor A. airsNS, AdWrtibu tiiut* . ftato mtiadU AdvertOof R*prc«aUtlT««: Willie* Wltmer Co., Hi* Tort, CUM*, D4- Ifctt,' AUUite, IMnpbli T Brer} Afternoce fcreept euafe) • -^-cured u Mfond due nuitWr it the pbit- «Olee «t Blytheville, Artuoiu, under.kit of Co»: 1 October 8, 1»L7. ; Berred by tb« United -frit* BUBSCRIPnON HATK8 By Mirier to the city of BlytherU:*, We p«r »e«k, or 85o pit month, . By thill,' within « radian at 40 mile*, HOO j*r ' retr, |2.00 for six month*, tl.oo for.three moethi; by null outside 60 mile tone lio.00 per year p*y«bte In advance. ' . /Tell the Folks Back Home' Senator James M. Mead has written a book, the story of the <lfi,000- itlile loiir of American liases which he look with his colleagues, Senators Brewster, Chandler, Lodge.ami Russell. He calls it "Tell the Folks- Back Home." One of the things that tlie boys would like the homefolks to know is that they are pretty well fed up with pictures of pretty soldiers fighting pretty bntiles. Says the senator;. "The 'commonest grijie everywhere is 'the ads we see in the magazines/ with lovely battle scenes where all the soldiers are always shaven clean as a whistle and our pants spotless and pressed. What the devil do the folks back home think this war is like? ... If they could, see what One of those blockbusters does,;in real flesh • and blood . . . If they could get the actual smell and reek of a village that's honestly starving . . .'" . This being the case, the frontline - biitlle sketches senl'back by a Pawnee Indian infantryman, Sergt; Bmmmelt Echohawk, and now released for publication, must be the answer to a GI's prayer. For here arc soldiers as they really are, seen by a man who sketched them as he fought with the'nij and who completed his rough drawings in a hospital while convalescing- from battle .wounds. •''..''•••''' Sergeant Echohawk shows us the foot-slogging soldier as he really is— haggard, dirty, unshaven, dog tired. Ho shows us the dead and wounded; the '.new recruits, tense and nervous; the Veterans; already wise in, war after a few weeks or months, who have \learn- : ed to catch their breath and save their strength before the next attack. They aren't pretty pictures, but they pollray the fighting QI as he wants to ,be portrayed. Maybe we ought to take a long look at them, especially those of us who have no sons or husbands or brothers at the front. 'Maybe it would help us to recapture what Under Secretary of War Patterson has called "the frame of mind of Dec. 7, 10*11," which some of us have shamefully lost in a life of peacetime comfort and safely and fretful wartime complaining. Maybe it would help up to echo Mr. Patterson's message "to the men lying out on the hills of'Italy, in' the swamps of the South Pacific, and to those training and waiting all over the world, this is our war, and it needs to be shared." Equal Pay for Teachers School teachers in about one-third of'our cities .work on a "single salary schedule," by which instructors of equivalent training and experience receive equal pay, no matter what grade they teach. Nation-wide adoption of this practice is urged in a recent article ; by Claude V. Courier, superintendent of Cincinnati schools. It is hard to find any argument ^ with Mr. Courier's proposal. Surely pri- ..BLYTHEyiLLB, (ARK); COURIER NEWS. mary education is just as important, as strenuous, ami requires ns much ability as teaching in a senior high school, Particularly now, when many low- paid elementary teachers have gone to better jobs and replacements are increasingly difficult'to find, this equal- pay suggestion deserves consideration. Waiting for the Score At various limes/ the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the CIO and the OPA have made exhaustive studies of the! cost of living. All have come up with different answers. Yet the findings of each have been presented with such authority, with .such an absence of ifs, aijds, or Inits, that a suspicion arose that they decided first what they wanted to find and then made the findings conform. • To settle the cosl-of-living question once and for all, ttio President appointed a committee, headed by Chair-.. man William It. Davis of the War Labor Board, to make a definitive^ report on the subject. Now Mr. Davis has appointed an advisory committee to sift"" the conflicting information brought in by the President's committee; It is to be hoped that from this final report may come a reasonable and agreeable answer. The country will find it easier to join in a hearty cxhqrlation to "Hold that line" if everyone knows what the sco'rc is. Another Draft Question . Something new has been added tti the varied policies and pronouncements of Selective Service. Maj.-Gcn Lewis B. llersliey now says Hint after the 18-26 and 27-30 age groups have been combed over, Army and Navy needs will be met by men over 30 not engaged in activities materially contributing to winning the war, or—and here's the,new addition—"those who, although engaged in such activities, do so in a half-hearted manner." What system of fractions will be used to compute the degree of hearty effort? \yho will make the decisions? Willevcry ovev-80 striker and frequent • absentee^ be automatically drafted.?.-Is military service'a patriotic and honorable obligation', or a threat held over a war worker's head? The general's new warning - needs some clarification. •SO THEY SAY Last year a mnjor crime • occurred every 23 seconds.—FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. * • • -. Even it it Is gone, I at least know that my home wns destroyed not by man but by Gad.— Refugee from Vesuvius eruption. • • » The Japanese soldier knows liow to die, he is fantastfc and brave, lie obeys commands explicitly nnd he is n tricky opponent.—Lleut.-Col. Henry L. Siiafer, back from Dougainvlilc. • • . • t Orcnlcr freedom for ihc greater number necessitates some degree of curtailment, of the freedom of a few-Sir Stafford Cripps, British minister of aircraft production. * * . .*. Unless man Im the wit nnd the srttilo build his civlK^aticn on something better tlian material power, it Is surely Idle to talk of plans for a stable pence— Francis B, Snyre, UNHRA diplomatic adviser \> . *' The salesman will occupy n more Important ITOSitlou in the )»st-wnr world. We nuist tind ways to assure the complete distribution of all goods that industry can produce. This is the only way in which a penrmnent prosperity con be maintained.—John W. Thomns, chairman Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. -''— WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 1944 "Olvwc.shoiildn'j'.buy a liotisc like Ihm! Tiierc'sTm front'$ porch to sif on nh,| mrikc cracks HI ihc neighbors as iff £ ._.i -..-.^ wnlkbyi" ' :•.'•.,•'•*••• ^ THJS r CURIOUS WORLD ONE SECOM FROM A $ FI6HTER PLANE DESTRUCTIVE THAN CRASHING INTO A CONCRETE WAL1 AT A SPEED OF SO M/£fj'Afstfave 'WHEN DUSTIN6 FURNITURE. YOU TAKE DUST OFF. WHEN DUiTINS PLAMK, YOU PUT DUSroN," . RICHARD. IN6RAH/4M, la Hollywood BY EKSKINK JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent Bill Bendix, the tough guy of the movies, put, on a curly blonde wig, a cerulean blue gown, a corset and a silly grin for a movie female impersonation to end ; nil feinalc im- liprsouatioiis. But there would be no biankety-blank leg art, Bendix boomed. "Not with these earns," he sad. "Shoot the bustle and the bust— they arc phoiiy. The legs are my own. 1 ' "Now, Gwendolyn," soothed Dennis O'Kecfc.with a grin. "You know Dietrich is worried about'those gams." Gwendolyn Happybottom Is Ben- iYs nnine when he becomes a pinup girl In the picture "Abroad With Two Yanks." At other, more sane limes, he Is Biff, a tough Marine. Dennis O'Kcefc looked mighty pretty himself in a bruncL wig and an old rose evening'gown with the neck cut so low they had to shave part of his chest. We've seen a lot of female impersonations in our time. There was Wallace Beery playing n Swedish housemaid a long time ago. And )ur Boarding House with Major Hoople Out Our Way By J. R, Williams HE ; Cf HOOPLE O CROWl^fc AOVEKSH UT PLEfV<5E ' SPARE OOR. , STOPS. <MMT 100 HEERO 0 f H' I JUST REMEMBERED--! MEAMT To GET COUPLE OF SMOKED HAMS,TOO, WITH COM PAMV COMIMG WEXT WEEK/ I GOT THE RO\ST BEEF. THE Li-MB, THE CHOPS, A. BUSHEL OF POTATOES AMD ALL THE CAMMED GOODS AND VEGETABLES-BUT i COMPLETELY FORGOT THE HAMS.' AMD W\VBE I OUGHT TO PICK UP SOME CHEESE.TOO LET'S GO BACK; MO\M'& TtAft PER t\ W3EU LINE ? — THE FIFTH FREEDO^^. Jack Benny playing Charley's Aunt more recently. And a few others in between. But we assure you there has never been anything nuite like Bill Bendix with Shirley Temple curls and Dennis O'Koefc in an old rose evening gown. "Two Charley's Aunts," snid O'Keefe, hitching up his corset. "A couple of jerks," said Bendix. straightening his phony bust. "I still don't know how I got talked Into this." CORSET CUT-DI'S Beudix was having corset trouble, too. Bill has a bulky bay windon nud he was laced up tighter than a blnnkety-blank Itfae West, he snid Bendix tuitl O'Kecfe piny Marines who nrc sent to Australia. They are pals nnd rivals Tor pretty faces from Sail Diego to Brisbane. They get in all kinds of trouWe. go A. W. O. L and don feminine ixttire in hopes of eluding the colonel nt ;i charity ba- zunr. The disguise is so good John Lodcr even tries to make love to O'Keefe, thinking "she's" an flame. old The leading lady over whom Bendix. O'Keete and Loder battle whcr they're not. killftig Japs is Heiei. Walker. Paramount Imported Helen lo Hollywood List to co-stnr opposite i\lan Lndd in "Lucky Jordan" after her appearance in "Jastin" on Broadway. Helen, for the sake of the record, is much prettier than Bctidix as Gwendolyn. ox TIIK miNGiiv sink Miss Walker was chuckling over f plaintive protest in n letter from her mother tack in Watcrbiiry Conn. It was about a story describing a period in New York when ivfiss Walker was supposed to have lived on stale bread and bologna in a fiflh fioor back room in mldtowi Manhattan. "I do wisli the columnists wouldn't, write such unlruths," wrote Mti- mn walker, "I never told her," Helen K "To this d.iy she thinks it's pre.w agent slurT. As a matter ot fact I was on the hungry side," • "Abroad With Two Yonks" Is t title dreamed up by producer Eddit Small. It almost didn't g<-t by the Hays office censors because they were nfr.iid it would wind up 01 theater marquees like this: "A Broad With Two Yanks." Just a Back-Seat' Driver «*J . Money, Toothpicks . S/je/7 Home To 'Ike's' Pilot CLEVELAND (UP)—When Gen. Dwlght p. Eisenhower'^ personal jilot returned to America after 19 months abroad the first thing that caught his cyew rere "the toothpicks on n restaurant table." Thnt was the reaction of Capt. Lalirence Hanseh, 26 - year - old Cleveland /Iyer, ivlio lias flown the Allied chief through the African, Sicilian, Fnntellerfan and Italian campaigns. "Then," he said, "I became fascinated watching the cash register n the restaurant ringing up 30 cents and 40 cents in real American :noney instead of shillings and WE FILT, AIL DOCTORS' PRESCRIPTIONS AND SAVE YOU MONEY STEWART'S Drui Stbr e Halo & Lake Phon* tX FOR SALE CONCRETE . STORM SEWER ALL SIZES Cheaper Than Bridge Inmbcr Osceolo Tile & Culvert Co. Phone 691 Osceola, Ark. 24 HOUR TIRE SERVICE — Tire ana Tube Tmctor Tires Our Specialty. All Work Guaranteed WADE COAL CO. Alabama Ked Ash Coal N. Hwy. 61 Ph. 2281 Irancs. "I got outside mid even the sight of an insignificant, thing like a ruh- bish can standing at the curl) nt- fecled me." Grow Lemons in Basement GRAND ISLAND, Ore. (UP)-WU- though Oregon's enthusiastic victory gardeners have tried almost everything since the outbreak of the war, most of them would hesitate to compete with Californmns in cit- nis fruits. But Mr. and Mrs. Roy SlouLcnburg of Grand Island 'nrej a couple of confirmed Webfodts and! refuse to concede superiority hi aiiy.,n tiling to the Sunshine Slate. The'y.l have harvested a crop of 37 ch61«l lemons in .their basement from n| tree growing in a nail keg. NO ASPIRIN FASTER than twnm'no, puro St. Joseph At,. World's largest seller:it 16{. N(m6(! none surer. Why piiy ihbre? Why ever'l i iicccpt less? D'eiriaiid St. Joseph Aspirin.'! Mra. DALTON G, FOWLSTON, B.A., M.S:^ ORGANIST and TEACHER . , . . of PIANO - ORGAN and VOICE Conner New York brganlst St. Teacher ... r . . For Appolnfrhent Write Mrs. Fow^tbn iloi ObJcias»*b» or Phbii» PLEASE R£TURN EMPTY BEVERAGE BOTTLES TO YOUR DEALER To be able to serve you better, your dealer need^ empty beverage bottles. There are plenty of bottles ' IF they are kept moving. Won't you please reftirh empty bottles to your dealer at once for your deposit or, better still, for credit on full bottles of your favorite beverage. Royal Crown Bottling Co. Dr. Pepper Bolillng Co. Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. Midwest Dairy Products Co, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. TAKE MAY THE LADY CowrlsM, IDI4. Nt-j.-v Service, Inc. night. sell." CHICAGO (UP)—After Ernest J Krnetgcn, Chicago postmaster, snlc that ceilinii prices would not ob tain In I'ne lost and iinclalmcd package auction, otto Sclinildt St. ,,.•,;;,-,"»•'""' - Louis jeweler paid $62 for 12"))SIrs • v .'. .'?.'*[ ' I ot nylon hose. TI!I> STC1HY: Mciil. Link licit, Army Mr Corps r:iilloi>inn. In Iti- Icrnl'il In MJI I'rlncin. Vokolmnin. HIM piling ivn« l.rmight tlcmn ivhili- linmtilns Tokyo. n r 1, tnlk- Inir (o I'ilol Onicrr llulilirhi uf Ihc lt.ll<\ n f^JIfMV i>rl.^oiii'r, trbcii (li^ rrll iIonT n]irhx nnil n Jap offlcer Klcpn In.sldr. * * * CAPTAIN AZARASKI III T.TE stood ns they always seemed to stand, one hand on n hol- iterod revolver, ns his eyes searched the prisoners. "Your badges, 1 ' snid the officer loudly. "All your badges, let me see." The badges were made ot white cloth, all prisoners being forced to wear them. Printed on them was the wearer's name, nationality, and a number. They must be worn at all times. "They're after somebody," Baldwin whispered. Link nodded nnd said, "Poor devil, whichever one of us it is." He did not say it very' loud. He snid it, probably, because that was what they usually said when the Japs took away a prisoner. Actually, Link hart the queerest feeling that he was the one they were after this time. All of a sudden, he fell the way you feel af ler lightning has struck close to you. Co he somehow was not surprised at what happened. : The officer pointed at Link. : "You,", the officer said. "You come with me." Baldwin, in n slricken voice, gasped, "What's wrong? What's happened?" "My name must have come out of a hat," Link said. Or had they found out that he had been in a bomber which had dropped a lew on Tokyo, he won- ,dered. . They took him upstairs. So he knew he was going to this elab- •'•brafc pKvatc- 1 office •'• of Captam' "i'Aza'taski, cbltimBridant' 1 of'Nlji '•'' '• '•'' There were many flights ot ilairs. There was an elevator too, but they did not lei Link use it. They climbed stairs and stairs and ;tairs arid stairs. * * * pAPTAIN AZARASKI sat be^ Iiind a desk. Looking, reflected Link, organ monkey that had popped about half way out of a walnut box, "Give me your name," said Captain AzaraskI curtly. "Lieut. Lincoln Bell." "Your middle name, also." Link had had trouble about that before. They seemed to think all Americans should have n middle name, "i have ho middle name," he said. Captain Aiaraski was looking at n document, but not writing down anything. "Your age?" "Twenty-eight." "Birthplace?" "Not military information," said Link. Azaraski did hot change expression the slightest. "Millard, Missouri," he said. "And believe me, I had to get a good map to find It." Link felt that he jumped a foot. How had they found that out? He was dumbfounded. "Eyes blue, hair red, height six feet one inch, weight 180." Aza- raski lifted his eyes and examined Link. "You have lost about 20 pounds, I should say." He made a notation, evidently changing Link's weight. ''Now," Azaraski said, "from what field did you leave on the flight which ended in your can- turc?" This is it, Link, Ihougltt. This is the beginning of the party. "Not military information a prisoner is required to djsclose." Link said. 1 Captain Azaraskl leaned back aiid, stared at Link, i "Tokyo," he said, "must bs an E sight from the air at I have never seen it my ' CO they had the dope oh him. J? Or were they just fishing?. |] Azaraski began to grin. . ' ' "Now," said Azaraski unexpcct-*}' cdly, "let me tell you the one* about the lawyer who told the" judge he didn't want to parade his virtues. Whereupon the judge said j^, for him not to worry, it tak|Aa i number to make a parade. "tatJL ha, ha." Link's mouth fell open. Azaraski laughed. • f Then Azaraski came around.tfiel desk and reached up and clapped' Link on the shoulder. j 'What did you think we were going to do to you?" asked Aza- raski. "Cut off your ears and hold matches to your feet? Forget it, pal. Forget it." j Link was speechless. J Captain Azaraski rubbed Link's' back like a lodge brother and! asked, "How would you like to* be sitting on the front porch of] the Its Club right now?" '. j- "The Its Club!" Link said, still'- more astonished. "How on earth' would you know about the III' Club?" i Azaraski went back and stood.-, behind his desk, still grinningj "We have osteopathic doctors in* Japan, too, you know," he said. I Until now there had been, as fari as Link was concerned, three rate-' gories of Japs. There were thin* ones, fat ones, hard ones. He had typed Azaraski as one of the last* and let it go. 'j Now Link was jarred. For th/ first time, he was really in'f— ^ csted in one individual Jap '-. looked closely at the man. Captain Azaraski was about 40 His glasses made his 'eyes look slightly smaller, indicating myopia. He had cicatrix tissue or> Ins left cheek, the result ol a con-* siderable cut at some time 6ft other. He was bright, alert ant? m good health, apparently, Hi:*: black hair was cut short and stooii up like a brush. It had a littli' gray. "I haven't told anybody," sak Link, "that I was an osleopatlu' ~—— (To Be CemUnnMi) .;•*>'-»

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