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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 1, 1944
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\' PAG& FOUR BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK,)', COURIER NEWS , JLLE COUBIEK HIES NIWB OO. . 6AMUKL P. NOSRM,,K<Uioi _,* 6<fe ifetfeul -UMitoSBt Wtilftot -WttBMr Co., S*w T< trott. AtUnta, CUM*. • 'Puhlbhed.Kwy AfUmcoo Krap> (today..... . . , t lBt«re<l 'u 'aecon4 clui m»U?r,«t U&'poct- 'Bffloe u Blythevllk, ArlunMS, under tct of Oom- any pursuits of red herrings along the rest of the route, as'there have been in Ihc'past. BDBSORnTICW RATM By 'eiirter lii toe 'dty 'of Blyth«y1U», Mi DM week, or 8Sc pir month, < . ,, . , ,„., , By mill, within * radluj of « toilet, HOO per »e»r, (200 for six monthj, (1.00 for ttutt month*; bj mill outside SO mile rone (1000 per j'eu p»y»We In •dvanee. . , . ., ,,,. x 'Stabilization First Congress can win itself some dicers (and probably sonic votes) by ovcrhaul- 'ing We Price Control Stnbili/aUon Acts, which are up for extension as of June 30. TCut the legislators may have to change their method 'of approach,if *tlie job is to be a ically effective one. r '" Roth the OPA and the War L'alJor .Board could do with some fixing. There have been plenty of instances of foolishness, arrogance, bullheiidedness arid confusion in the former. There have •been reverses, spinners and shovel passes in dealing with disputes. Congress, however, will not help matters if it continues to regard the whole problem primarily as a campaign issue, which seems' to be the case now. The OPA half of the problem Mis turned into an ideological squabble between Administration supporters in Congress and iocs of "government by directive.' 1 In the cheering section of the latter group are a number of constituents with sundry complaints against OPA's administration. The legitimacy of these complaints has supplied the 78th Congress with some lively and oc- ' cnsionally vituperative debate. Some of the above constituent's had a chance to speak their minds recently before a special House committee headed by Rep. Howard Smith 'Of Virginia. The committee came out Of its hearings with a Set of recommendations which are now in the hands of the House Banking and Currency Committee, i From afar, some of the recommendations look good—review of OPA and . WI B orders in federal courts, abolition , of triple damages; a ban on punitive, destructive penalties; piotection from punishment resulting from conflicting OPA orders. But as a whole the recommendations put a tight lid on wages with a tendency toward letting' prices vise. They provide for basic ceilings as of October 1942, adjusted to meet subsequent cost increases and profits. They also made a price advance mandatory for individuals who can prove a loss under existing ceilings despite efficient management. Ill short, they seem to promise even less balance between prices and wages than now exists. This 'path goes in an opposite direction from the fight against the TJttlc Steel formula but it comes out at the tame place. Congress' chief concern must be to create fiimer price-wage balance, not simply to remove authority from OPA • arid r.WLB. and take it to Capitol Hill, without having remedied the stabilization program's basic weaknesses. It is true, of course, that nobody really knows how stabilization is working, thanks to conflicting cost-of-living reports. This isn't Congress' fault. .Hut Congress vvon'l find the answer to the question by bureaucratic witch hunts. Stabili?ation should be the goal of • , 'th'eir quest. And 'there ought not to be Post-War Plane Trips While tlie hows and whos of postwar aviation rcin'ain red hot unsettled questions, 'Pan American Airways is looking ahead. In fact the company lyis fixed up a timetable for rouiid-thb-world flights beginning July 15, 1!M8, Ro'uml-trip to Lo'iidon, §186,30; 13.48 hours. There will lie five flights a day oiit of 'New. .York. You will also he able to get five planes for Moscow or 10 a day 'for Rio cle Janeiro, both flights taking about 19 hours and costing aroiind £250 round trip. There are also schedules a'ml prices for Paris, Fairbanks, Singapore, Berlin, Cairo—practically anywhere you might want to go. Even Tokyo. Wonderful," isn't it. But already it begins to sound a little pokey. The other day Howard Hughes flew some 2300 miles in less than seven hours, and in a ship built for a commercial itii'iirit. Four years J'roni now even that spied will probably have been bettered. So in July '48 'we may bo saying, ''Yes, we're taking that overnight plane To London. Thirteen hours, but the meals are wonderful and my wife wants to have a glimpse of Ireland, even _ 'though we're only there a few minutes. Of course,' when I'm on business and in :i hurry I take a fast plane. But I don't mind poking along'on a weekend trip." «i'm ihrtrVwl Mrs 'Jones, to Uiink Die ring your little liy , ve^ny IhSiteV ^i your own trigagemcnt ring- i ' dune stare!" .1 . - the dune stare!" birds,'the food,• 20,000 plica-. . New York City recently received sant eggs and practically the same number of day ; otd pheasant chicks, will . be distributed this summer by .state game .farms to. co-operating conservation clubs. •Wins .Diploma Plus Tryout MELROSE. Mass. (UP)— Honor student Kenneth Battles of Melrose High School completed a semester's work in half the required time and as a reward will get both n diploma and a tryout will! the New York Yankees. The G-foot-2 southpaw pitcher was the school's best all-round athlete. die first carload of horseshoe nails shipped into it in more than a century. More than a thousand false fire alarms are sounded in New York City annually. THE TERMITE AND PEST CONTROL CO. Master Exterminators • • Allen Bidille, Manager .'.* Free Inspection & Estimates Frtsheat Stock Guaranteed Best L'riew Kirby Dreg Stored II yon wnnt to Bay, rien Wil Bondl SELL OS THE FOBNmjRf YOU AKE NOT USING for c*lil Also liberal trade-In •llowtnt* fc| old' furnlture'on new. Alyin Hardy Farn. Co. I SOI r_ Main Vtaut ml Toward Stabilization Highly welcome is the news Hint experts or thirty notions htive reached tentative agreement on n plan for n world currency stabilization Iimtl. Yet thouEhKiil renders will find two facts curbing their 'enthusiasm: (1) Tlxcfe is n lone road still lo travel before the §8,000,000,000 fuml is set up, and (2) even such a princely sum cannot guarantee stable currency, i The plan Is a compromise between the British (Keyhes) plan tor an international currency pool, with cncli nation's share' determined largely by the amount, of its trade, and the "American (White) plan for fixing quotas according to each nation's gold stocks. It leans toward the American idcn In that the International currency to be established would be bucked by actual gold or exchange, nntl the quoins would be fixed partly according to gold, partly according to trade, in such a way that Ihe United States would not be outvoted in the control board by Britain. But apparently mote compromises will lie required. A huge fund of Ihis kind will serve chiefly as n means by which strong currencies can support Ihe weak. One abject Is to prevent the competitive currency depreciation in which so many countries indulged before the war. Changes In the value of currencies operate much like tariffs to impede the free flow of trade. Bill for the ending of such economic warfare the real requirement is a desire for economic peace and a better understanding that trade by its very nature Is advantageous, since it Is the process of giving up something less desired for something more desired. A stabilization fund cannot create the purpose to co-operalc. It can furnish useful machinery for co-operation. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. WE FILL ALL DOCTORS' PRESCRIPTIONS AND BAVE YOU MONET STEWART'S Drof Stor e Main & Like Phone 2822 CAN BE ON TOP Of A HILL AKlD DOWN IN WE DU&PSJPdS / MRS. WM.J, JONES, 3< , (Wsco/rffh. FOR SALE CONCRETE STORM SEWER ALL SIZES \ Cheaper Than Bridge Lumber^ Osceola Tile & • Culver? Co. Phone 691 Osceola, Ark. J. LOUIS CHERRY • Representing NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE CO. Blytheville; Ark. WEIGHS A\ORE THAN IT DID BEFORE THE RUiTINS BE6AN, In Hollywood • SO THEY SAT , If any power were to acquire domination of the European continent, nothing could prevent this island from being "Pearl Harbored" In a night. We must think of some organization which would act promptly enough to prevent it.—Sir Edward Grigg, British M. P. BY EltSKINE JOHNSON' NEA Staff C'ofrespomlc'nl Tripping over R leash on a film set today we accidentally uncovered the dog-gondest scandal In the history of'Hollywood's super-elite dogdom. A grand champion, was impersonating ix i. miittl It shoulrtn'*! happeix to a man. : Said his trainer. Henry East, "Even the studio executives don't know about it." The grand champion — a white English bull named Mayor of Little Willows—blinked his eyes, yawned and said nothing. After all, he was probably a little mortified lo. be portraying a mult named Nipper even i[ he was earning a nice salary opposite Gary Grant. Mayor, of Little Willows probably, was wondering what the judges would think the next time he went to a doe show. Or what other dogs would be saying behind his back: It happened, trainer East said, like this: RKO needed an English bull to >; W. \™°™ A ™£. play Gary Grant's dog in Ihe film ^ers anno need Ucr^ version of Richard Llewellyn's nov- ™" "~J" c . n arneae51 luutv "* el "None But the Lonely Heart." The sludio \yanted a non-ricscript W Boarding House with Major Hoople Out Our Way By J. R. Williams .ESADj MOW TO YWHKT'S HE EXPRESS IM FORJUE CRESCENDO " 8LACKSWT,rVS\ WM N HEAD- *fi VMO \\t*& TO 308?.-~OR J START OrtTrlE S> <E>9RlWrU.6 A REST OF OS LONG- Km PDEtATO .GROOVE TURK'S If UE'6 -rue PRIZE// j' THE Rc&t! \6 K li \T4FOR FREE* mitt. So they telephoned East, who las been training dogs for the novlo cameras for 20 years. TEACIIKS DOGS TO DANCE In those 20 years Henry has taught wolfhounds how to drfnc'e. He shares his home with 50 train- c!d dogs, including the famous Asia. There's just about nothing he can't get a tlog to do in front of a film camera. But for the first lime Henry, was stumped. He couldn't Iin< an English bull that looked like a nondescript mutt. "So," said Henry, "I went to a friend of mine, a film writer named Eleanor Griffin, and borrowed her dog. The dog wasn't much to look at. but he was Mayor of Little Willows, grand champion of his breed. He has won so many silver cups and ribbons that Miss Griffin had to build him n special trophy room. East didn't know whether he could pass off the grand champion as a mutt at the sludio, but he was desperate. So he took M. of RKO and crossing his 'Here's your rig bull I ould find.' Studio executives took one look .nd said he was just the kiiid. A ittle stock girl who happened to be present shuddered and said. He's awful. I wouldn't even wnnt o pet him." \ GOOD TKOUFKK So Mayor of Little Willows went ,o work. "The whole studio Is raving about Nipper's iicrformancc in the plc- .urc." East said. '. Trainer East also offered some ntcresting information on what you might call a black market in dogs. Seems once a dog makes a hit in the movies people all over the country Immediately start offering for sale "sons" and "daughters' of the famed one in Holly"Ever since Asia clicked,' East said, "I've heard he must have at least two thousand sons anci daughters." Just the other day, East said, he heard about tt woman' who was selling Asia's sons and daughters. "It turned out," he said, "lhat she was selling the pups of Asia's stand-in." 24 HOUR TIRE SERVICE Vulcanizing — Tire and Tnbe Repairing Tractor Tires Onr Specialty. All Work Gnaranleed WADE COAL CO. Alabama Hed Ash Coal N. Hwj. 61 Ph. ZE01 Mrs. DALTQN C. FOWLSTON, B.A., M.S.M, ORGANIST and TEACHER • PIANO - ORGAN and VOICE " Former New Yc-rlt Organist & Teach'ct ' For Appointment , . Write. Mrs. Powlston 1101 Chlcfcasawb* or Phone 2M* DRS. NIES & NIES OSTfOPATH/C PHYSICIANS 'fy, RECTAL DISEASES a SPEGiALf Y (EXCEPT CANCER) OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 Clinic 514 Main Blythevi'Ue, Ark. Phone 2921 TM£ MAY.THE LADY Copyright. 1SII. NKA Service. Inc. TI1TC STOUY: Lieut. I. Ink Ilrlf, Army Air ('oni* r.-nltontini fn- tcrnoil in NIJT Triton, Volf cilinnirt, is inizzlnl n( tin- nvrr-frlrinlllnri» nf Cnlilllln A*:ii-nslii, vummnmlani of Ilic lirlKOli, who InvKPK Link .16 MM homo f«ir (llnTHT. lie Is flirlhfr innnT.cil nt lichiR intrnilurril lo IhR other t^vo Bursts. Tililu I'nlirlricltt riml Xormi\ Crccr. Hoth nrc ivhlle \voineii. .Vnrnin rfKrilln liH fltcc- llinis rrinnrk^. * 4 * TILDA COURTKIGHT VII rpo Link's relief, dinner was served American slyle. The food presented n problem, for he had been on starvation rations for weeks. The thing lo do, when you were as hungry as he was, was to lake it easy. Gobble, and. you v. T cre a goner. To take his lorlnred mind off. the food he looked across the lablc at Norma Greer. She was an effective Ihoughl-divcrtcr. She Minnesota Guards Birds ST. PAUL, Minn. (UP)—Minne sola conservationists are farslghten. Enough seeds to plant 5,000 acres of cane, millet, and buckwheat, have been distributed u >' '»« stalc to farmers who will plant them for was quite a mystery. He wondered about her nationality. Was it German? Vichy French? She looked and talked like an American girl, but he couldn't see how that could be. "Please pass Ihe bulter," Norma said. This gave Link an idea for a test, and he said, "What would you think of some cornbread right |now?" '. The idea being that i£ she liked cornbread, she was plenty enough American for anybody. : "Why don! you call it corn dodger?" Norma countered. , Link grinned at her like an ape. Now, was she from Iowa, Illinois |or Missouri? Which one? | Link was so absorbed that he ijumped when Azaraski clapped his '• hands. As a result of Ihe hand- i clapping, some musicians filed in slringed banjo called samisen; Courtright explained the instruments to Link. The musicians rendered some sad sounding native pieces, then made a horrible mess of the American thing about spurs that went jingle jangle. Link closet! his eyes in agony. So did Azaraski, "Couldn't you furnish them with a short-wave radio they can hear something on, if Ihey've got to keep up to date on American hils?" Link asked. Azaraski looked sheepish. "Say, it was awful, wasn't it? And I was only trying lo make you feel at home." * *•• * pOURTRIGHT made a speech on ^ the subject of Japanese music. "The Japanese," she said ora- torically, "are taught that any expression of emotion is vulgar, which probably explains why they are a backward people musically." She glanced at Link. "Or maybe some old battlcax of a teacher such as myself told you that in high school?" "If she did, I forgot it, God bless her," said Link, giving Courlright a big grin. Why he should be so glad to find out she was a school leachcr, he didn't know. But he was glad. There was a delay between the entree and whatever course was / 'UUKTKUijrr was a D e 11 e I dancer than L'ink was. "Yo'unl man," she said, "you must havl learned this wearing snowshoes."! 'I thought I was good," sai| Link amiably. He tried to be casual, and asketl "Have you known Miss Gree| long?" "Norma?" said Couriright. "Soil her father proposed lo me befbrl he met her mother. I was fpc| enough lo turn him down." Courlright sighed and s() Link's hand, apparently in tribiilj to a devilish memory. Link said, "Norma's old rriaij was okay, eh?" "He was ?. rascal." Courll '" 11 EJIUIBK'I to farmers who will.plant them lor • f yn\cA the. traditional koto, polite, wintc^d to' Jur 1 ^* 'wmte • L^ankuhochi.ond.lhe.thrce. .he had to follow. "We might as well have some music," said Azaraski. He opened up a big cabinet radio phonograph combination. It was one of those huge jobs that sell for about $500, and it Ixid a recording attachment. It developed that Azaraski had cut some records of American programs. He played them proudly. "If anyone cares to dance," he said. Link asked the angular Court- tight to dance. She was the older lady, so lie asked her first to be He wanted lo show Norma some manners. right laughed deeply and pleasl antly. "But you take a woman nil age, a woman who is the wre'c'l of an idealist, she begins to thinl the rascals make the best hus| bands."' Link wondered what she mean by a rascal. He'might as well nsl her. "What do you mean by rasT cal?" he asked. Benny Goodman's music wal coming out of the radio. Court] right did a special shake in rel spouse to a drum roll, I "Rascal," she said. "Well, hi came to the East in the old dayf He wasn't too careful of oihd people's 'properly. He even loJ my savings once. To make fl much money as he made, you hal to sprout a set of horns." r "That's the kind of horns I] like lo sprout," Link said. "Is hcj father slill alive?" "He died in a plane accide about five years ago," Courlrigl| said. She looked up at Link thought! fully. «§' "You're like him, I suspect^fi) said. Link returned her lo Ihc tabl^ There was a cup of hot sake his plate. He picked it up. Th! act made his head swim. "Yippee," he murmured. He felt detached from his roundings, like a spook. A ment later, he blurted, "Excu me," and lurched lo his feet. He'd overestimated the adapts bilily of a famine-ridden stomac| (To Be Continued)

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