The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 29, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 29, 1944
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': PAGE/FOUR BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.)', COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 1944 XHE BLTFHEVILLE COUBIEB KfWS ', •. 'THM OOUBOR MBM.OO. ' OATKTO, witor Beta MktioMt Uvtrttrini Ntw,.Y«k, ObkM* M- Xrery Afternoon, Kseep* Bandar Altered M Mcood clui cutter it the port- '•efflee a( BlytheYllle, Arktniu, under *et <tf On- «rw, October e, i»n, ^^^ Bnred by th* uattM V . SUBSCRIPTION RATX8' Br cutter in the city of BlytievllH, Mt P« week, or Ma. pec month. By maU, within a rtdlm ot 40 mU«§, (4M P« tuft K.OO to «lx month*, $1.0* for torn mocUw; kr m»ll outiWe H idle wo« »10.00 per lew payable In aivance. • j- ^ * . Finland's Choice The Finnish government )i«s made if tfa'd choice. After two months of negotiations with Russin—negotiations mai'ked by generous peace Iqrms and a great' deal of. patience on Russia's part —Finland has decided to (janible on a German victory or ,at worst, a separate German-Russian peace. •''Stockholm reports that Conservatives in the Finnish government are impressed by Germany's "unbroken" military strength, great stamina, ami firm faith in victory. Where these qualities have carried the Nazis, since Stalingrad seem to leave the Conservatives • unimpressed. They feel, according to the Swedish story, that time 'is working in Finland's favor. But this is a long-gamble and the cards are running the otheij way. Time can also bring to "Finland the mjgh.ty -_ weight of a full Russian assault. It can bring devastation to, her. cities, enoi> , mous casualties, occupation, a dictated peace. All this .may be some time, in coming, but it can come, if Russia chooses, and the Finnish, government will have inyited it. There is little doubt that Finland has also'suffered a loss of •international prestige by this decisioi?. Here in America the public and diplomatic attitude toward Finland has been anomalous. The Finns had our 'sympathy in their "winter war" with Russia. And when they went in with Germany, the '. United,States did not declare war.' The unofficial consensus then 'Seem', ed 19 be that the course \\as inevitable. Finland hoped to regain lost territory.. , And if she did not ally herself with Germany, Germany would probably invade, use, and nazify the country any^Yay. : So Finland and Germany are. fighting their war with Russia, and they are . losing it. . i • Finland had;the chance of a reasonable and honorable pi>acc| Russia did not ask a change- of Finnish government. Russia would exchange the naval - base of Hangko oil the Gulf of Finland for the Arctic port of Petsamo. Russia asked reparations that were not exorbitant and which would : have ended ; in five years. And the Soviet govern- 1 ment offered to help drive out the Germans, but only if the Finns desired .; it; ' Finland could have stat-ted rebuilding' a peacetime prosperity while the rest of Europe still fought. Instead, - - net' government chose to let her fall with falling Germany. Unless the Finns choose other leaders, nior& representative of their admirable national qualities! which the world has so long admired) they must take the consequences of their present leaders' decision, The-S,u,ffe.rjng.,Civilian (Continued), Probably you read the latest installment of the saga of the suffering American civilization—the erne about the.'woman,, who. wrote to General Marshall, asking his immediate and personal attention in the vital matter of her lost sleep. It seems some'soldiers were quartered in her hotel, and they were so, inconsiderate as to slam their doors on arising, thus disturbing the woman and. her husband two hours before they wanted to. get up. \Ye hope that General Marshall was able to laugh. Solving the Surplus. If the Wai; Food Administration, people are familiar with ' Hollywood's inconventional ways, they shouldn't have been surprised when that young woman in. a movietown night club did her patriotic bit toward relieving "the egg surplus by,breaking a raw one over . Errol Flymi's. head! More Than a Question of Who Runs Montgomery Ward In itsinrt troops to take forcible possession of (he Chicago'units...of Ihe Montgomery. Ward - company, President Roosevelt for the first timli. - applied this, method, of enforcing War, Labor Board orders against a merchandising concern, i wlipse connection with war production, If nny, ' certainly is of the most remote and. indirect ; description. Yet in the Intwr disputes net Con, grass: had used language which seems, to apply ' solely to manufacturing and processing concerns, "plants, mines or facilities" equipped for "pro.'•. duetlon" of articles or materials that may be. required for the war effort or may bemused In. connection, with the wnr elfort. In his supporting opinion Attorney General Blddle, wl)o as n. cabinet member cnri not be regarded ns a disinterested party, apparently enlarged the scope of presidential authority in such matters lo take In practically nny business enterprise in the country. He con I ended in substance thai, regardless of legislntlon by Congress, the "aggregate of poivers" voted in the president as cqmmaraler-ln-chief includes authority to take "reasonable steps lo, prevent nation-wide, labor disturbances/ that threaten lo Interfere seriously" with the conduct of the war. The president under that interpretation 'would seemingly be the sole judge whether n labor disturb-.* ance threatened to create serious interference with the war effort, and, the solo judge of what steps to prevent it "reasonable". If such powers exist, the possibility ot their arbitrary, capricious or biased use becomes a matte of grave public concern. There is another angle, of the Montgomery Ward cnse that needs clearing up. The company claims'that the c.. I. O. union involved in the. dispute no longer represents n majority of 11s .Chicago employes, and therefore wants another .election. But. the Wnr Labor Board Insists that pending such im eleclion the company must con- linue to grant "maintenance of union membership" (closed shop) status lo that same C. I. O. union under the expired contract. liow can free choice of a bargaining agency be enjoyed by Ihc ' employes, if they are compelled Iq remain nqm-. . Inal members of that union In order to. retain. 1 their jobs? 'Iliat part of the \VT.B order seems to foreclose on the basic- question at Issue— whether a majority, of the employes would choose the C. I. O. to represent them if they Imd n chance tp, choose their bargaining agency without WLB interference. —ARKANSAS GAZETTE. The encirclement of Germany- is in sight.— Adml. Ernest J. King, Navy cominander-in-chlef.' The quality of the weapons \ye have manufactured enables our forces lo, attack with supreme confidence an enemy who lias been 2() years preparing for the battle.—WPB chntrmitn Donald M. Nelson. Comes Now His Annual Feat of Strength "1 coulit hiivc.none; laMho cily ami'made more money llitin I (In on IhiV nnile,; lilil )'(t sure miss llieTidejlirpugl' • : • • . .• • ll.iis pi'clly ctiiDilry cvci'y H'in" -- AND MAW MEN .SPENTTHEIR LIVES BARBARA BURNHAMf fairfaca, (.v/scofi&n,, ASKS WHAT f- "THE DIFFERENT BEWJEEW •THE-TERMITE-AND PEST CONTROL CO. master Exterminators AHen Btcidlc, Manager Free Inspection & Estimates a jn wanl t* bay anr* Wu Bcndl SELL US THE FUBNlTCHE : ABE NOT USING Icf emahl Ako liberal trade-in •llcmuu* foi old fornltnn'm new. Arrin Htrdy Fora. Co. 101 E. Main PhoM INI WE FILL ALL DOCTORS' PRESCRIPTIONS AND SAVB.TOU MONET STEWARTS Dr H| Store * Like Phont M21 E. H. FORD, General Agent, National Equity Life Insurance Co. Telephone 3185 l DALTON C. FOWLSTON, B.A., M.S.M,. ORGANIST anrl TEACHER PIANO - ORGAN and VOICE ronnet New York Organist & Teacher For Appointment .• "' UK Chlck»s»wb» or ,Phon» JM»., H*In WEEDS *; COST THE STATE OF WISCONSIN \[ ABOUT $ 2S,OOO,QOC> •.!! NNUAlPrJ ACCORDlMS TC> ' | i SCIENTIFIC. ESTIMATES/- •§.•; FOB SALE CONCRETE STORM SEWER .AIL SIZES Cheaper Than Bridge Lumber Osceola Tile & Culvert Co. Phone 691 OsceoU, Ark. ANSWER: Ammonia.comes in bodies nncl pneumonia comes i'rt diesis. v ' ' • -v., '.'•• NEXT:. Good news for duck hunters. • In Holly wood BY EKSKINE JOHNSON • N'EA Staff Correspondent . • There are more people breaking into show business today than ever before in the history of Ihe footlights or the galloping tintypes. '..'' Al Pearce, the Elmer Blurt of screen and radio, is our authority.on the great pilgrimage of volunteer "parlor entertainers" lo the USO camp show circuit. Yp» would be, surprised, he said, how many people professional thcalri.ei>l-ba,Ck- gromid suddenly have become great entertainers at camp shows for the armed forces. "I've noticed It," lie said, "on every show I've played.. In every group, you will find, two or three' talented people who before the war wc,rc strictly parlor entertainers." : Like Virginia Craig, Pearce said: Before the war Virginia lived with her husband and child In Los Angeles. Her hobby was slngmg,. but it wns jnsl n hobby. Th<;n her hus- baiid.'went to. wnr and was killed in a plane crush. To take her mind off. the tragedy, she volunteered for USO camp shows, sang for thou- )ur Boarding House with Major Hoople Out Our Way By J. R. Williams 24 HOUR TIRE SERVICE Vulcanizing — Tire and Tube Repairing Tractor Tires Onr Specialty. All Work Guaranteed WADE COAL CO. Alabama Red Ash Coal N. Hwy. 61 Ph. 2Z91 I ASKED MDU TO DIG WEEDS, I CCJMB oyT'TQ FI^P X?0 DICGIWG WORMS.' I SUP POSE. YOU THINK VOU'RE GOIKJG FISHIMG--VOELL. YOU'RE. MOT: • 6OOD GOSH.' 1M.D1G&M VQUF? OLD WEEDS. 1 1M.J14.ST; ( R06L6K\ \<o ONE OF \\ORMS.TOO. AS A f, SlDELIWE. 1 VOU TELV. ME NOT TO WASTE THIMGS, SO WHY LET ALL THESE K1ICE VJORMS GO TO WASTE.? IS THERE AMY LAW A6AIWSTCOMBIMIM' = 1 BUSIMESS VVtTH PLEASURE, WHE.W THE PLEASURE DOM'T )j^_ HURT THE BUSINESS? OR 6AR8ECUEO K^^SD^ PUMV W6UEOOC OUT VJiP TH ONLY ONE M6RSB HELPING WE TO 6OIL friEfA DOS1M WHVMOTHERS GET GRAV sands of soldiers, snilors and marines. ; "The girl," Pearce said, "doesiVt know how to walk onto a .stage. But 'she has the ,most beautiful soprano voice I've ever heard. Some, day she'll, be a great star." HUNDREDS, 1IE SAYS There are hundreds of parlor entertainers who arc breaking into professional show business on the foxhole circuit. Trie re was. .the girl, for instance, who rode with Pearce one day on a USO camp show bus to San Diego She was worried, about her hole reservations, so Pearce pointed to the camp show manager in the parl and said he would arrange, fo everything. Later Ihc girl said to Pearce, "Gee. that Mr. Camp sure 1 a nice fellow." : Chuckled Pearce, "The war.. ha functioned strictly as n master ot ceremonies. His Elmer Blurl clvar- 'acler came in for only n minute or two of his shows.' "Then I slatted going, on cainn shows." he said. "You can't just go out. on the stage and. stand there. You gotta go out there and be funny. Sp'X'd go into my Elmer character ami the guys would laugh. Now i do on 18-minute Elnicr routine." The echoes of that-camp show laughter from Elmer Blurt's performances reached Hollywood, and last summer Penrcc landed in the movies in a film titled, "Her Comes Elmer.'' SAI.AKY PLUS 1'ERCENTAGE The picture did so well at the' box oftjce that he has Just signed another contract for three more pictures. Pearce gets n percentage of the profits besides a flat sMary. First of the three films will be 'Fun Valley," based on the radio show in which Pearce has brought Elmer to a new comedy high. Elmer was born shortly after Pearce entered radio as a. singer back in 1928. He and his brolher were liome builders in San Frnn- clsco when the start of the depression caught them with too many foundations down. Pearce started emcceing « variety sllow and was doing a French comedy character for laughs. Another geut on the show was doing a booby salesman. But the latter got such, a kick out of Pearce's French character that he talked Pearce into exchanging roles. Writer Jack Hasty dreamed up the name, Elmer Blurt and Pearce has been blurting ever since. PLSASf RETURN BMPTY BEVERAGE BOTTLS5 TO YOUR DEALER To be able to serve you better, your dealer empty beverage bottles. There are plenty of bottl IF they are kept moving. Won't you please return empty bottles to. your dealer at once for your or?j better still, for credit on full bottles of your fav T orite beverage. Royal Crown Botlllng Co. Dr. Pepptr Bollllioff Co. Fcpsi-Col» Bottling Co. Midwest Dairy Products Co. Coca-Cola BqttUng Co. LAW CppjTlglil, 10H.' - NIOA Service, Inc. Tim STOHY! l.lnV Hc]t, ATUIJ- Air t;(ini.s rniUinnmi In- lerm-ll In NIJ! I'risnn. Viikulinmn. ,1.1 pnzxU'd :\t (li^ ovcT-frlt-nilllncjiK of Cai>lull\ A^nriiKki. i-oinrinnilant oi Ihu lirliiDU, "ho Invlltr Link to M* hninp fcir illmu-r. lie IN further nni:izc(] r.t ItelnK tnlri'ilun-il 1i. the olhpr two sliest". Tllthi CnurlrlKlit anil rVorilid (Irfrr. llcdli nrc wbltc GliEEB I ''' ' vi -' T INK was allervvard seized with , • the .wish that he had lallen on Ills face at this point. Something as dramatic and expressive was Norma Greer's due. He was a little confused. She had 'honey hair and too many other good points lo be noticed all at once. "Hello there, you're quite a isurprisc," Link said, uncom- iforlably sure he was giving tne •impression o£ pawing the air for. words. He had the sickening suspicion lhat, he had. made a pretty bati I mistake., The older .lijdy, Tilda Courtright, took Link's arm: "Must "Tiialls right." - : "What year? ! ' "Nineteen Ihirly-one.." "Oh," said Link, "yon the year their footballers sknnkecffi Iowa 14 to 0, that being the only Vj game they won? 1 • W 'Call "Is lhat so," she said. Azaraski nudged Link and .whispered, "Not what you expected, is she?" Be careful, you're felling the truth for a change, Link thought. J He tried to organize himself. "I "am vevy glad lo meet you," :he said. That didn't sound right, you be vulgar?'! she asked, me Courtright, will you?" Link looked down at. Courtright's homely face. It was pleasant and carelessly powdered. • "Put my big nasty foot into it, didn't I?" he muttered. "Don't mind." "Well, I do mind," Link said. "Before these half-monkeys caught me and put me in jail, I didn't n\ake such mistakes." * * * AZARASKI, trying to help out, **• said the wrong thing for Link. "It was a natural error," Azaraski said. "A prclty white girl visiting a Japanese captain's home." Link almost hit Azaraski then. Almost, the evening flew apart wilh, a bang. But not quite. Link got hold, of himself. Somsthing is happening to me, he thought, looking at Nprma Grcer. "Take it easy. Link," Azaraski said. "You wouldn't want to hit ..., that was in 1930," saidjf Azaraski. "What are. you. tr.ying to do, insinuate I really went, to i Tokyo College?" '• • ( He seemed to expect them..-to{ think the Tokyo College part •""' a big joke, but nobody laug "All right," Azaraski said. "Bit/a it was a very good joke, when]* I heard Bob Hope vise it." "Don't get discouraged," Link;; : .1 if said. N JORMA GREER did not return! the apologetic grin which' Link gave her over the tray when, he passed the drinks, and he felt'V, foolish. f'.y "I can sec now I'm in the bot-j torn drawer," he said. "That isn't bad seeing," she- agreed. Link was inclined to argue his. case. "I have breaks," he said. either. 'Thank you." Norma Greer ! turned away. "What a nice home, Captain. It still amazes me the way you retain the old euslorns and simplicity in your private ; Link got a strong impression jthat he hadn't gone over. : "Where," he whispered, "did 1 [fall down?" I I Azaraski whispered back, "Care-. (ful. She isn't somebody you jump iat." • She's here, isn't she, Link | thought. That tells the slory. I Link poked Azaraski in the (ribs. He felt giddy and bawdy. 'lor my I want he/," he said, evening out." 'Miss Norma Grcer heard this. a man whose guest you are, and in his own home." Azaraski had previously shown Link every room but one. This remaining room proved to be the only one in the house with European furnishings. Here they had cocktails. "Is a Maiden's Blush half absinthe and half gin?" asked Azaraski, uncorking bottles. Link pushed him aside Rood- naturcdly. "This deserves lo be done right," he explained. "Where's the grenadine?" Azaraski stood back and watched. "In Missouri U. in my day," Azaraski announced, "we drank something called panther sweat. As a beverage, I have not met its equal since, thank heav- made worse; "But I havei' never been sorrier. You mighlj take lhat into consideration," She appeared to think it over"All right," she said. "But Cap-j tain Azaraski did say you were, a gentleman." I "When did he say that?" LinVj asked, surprised. j She held Ihe drink up lo lh<f I light. "Yesterday. That was he inviled us." "Stinky knows the most expected things about people! doesn't he. Did he forget lo men] lion that he has me in jail?} "That," she said, "was wi (Link could tell so from, the way i to. neck. S.rclieiJ, Link gaped at him. "Missouri Univorsitx!" _ Link winced, because he didn'ij think her tone was very forgiv' ing. "Try your drink," he mut tered. "Unless I've lost a certai: elfin touch I once had, it'll hel; yovi bear up under your goo deed." She accepted his invitatlo;? calmly, and drank. Seeming sut; prised, she remarked, "Why U,t not bad." i;-1 A servant thumped a goiW-; which evidently meant dinner. (^ (To Be Continued) |;

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