The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 5, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 5, 1944
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PAGE'FOUR IBB BLYTHEVILLB COUBffiR NlffS ' THB OODRBB NBWB OO. ' ( aW, HAINB6, PubUibv BAMUKL F. NORBI6, fcUU* JA1OB A. OATKNB, AdverUtittf Huu|«t 8ol» Wallace/, Wtoar CO, New fork, OhtaHo. 0*,' AUanU, Uem&U*. Published ETUT Afternoon Ezoepl Bund*} Intend M Mooad clatt mttter at the port- oflloe *t BlyUjerllle,' Arkaotu, under act al Oo«, October », 1B17. Served by the United Preat SUBSCRIPTION RATES By'carrier'In the city of Blytherlile, *>• p«r week, or SJc per month. . By. mall, within a radlui of 40 mils, (4.00 per jet*'$2.00 for six montht, »I.OO for three monUij; ty < mal{ ouulde eo mile tone 110.00 per year payable,In .advance. tii -. -_, Suggested Remedy, Fon'rDisagreement J^Where are the frontiers of our na- tiqlitil , security ? If Americans could agfee'dirthe answer to that question, there would be a lot fewer clouded is- sugsj^iost" tempers and .broken heads between now ; and election time. For th^tyrjuestjoii • holds the essence of the 'sedjgiiigly,insoluble differences between so-called nationalists and internationalists. ;'..•;,-> These differences are more of degree t .tiian of kind. All the hot arguments; about world states, sovereignty, dignity, post-war policy and entangling alliances boil down to-this: What is the point.(of obvious intent as well as of geography) beyond which another nation may not proceed without endangering our peace and safety? Certainly we all agree that this point must be settled, All. of us, except, for a subversive handful, are for "America first," to use the broadest sense of a riiuch-abitsed term. The question is,'where docs ihc danger commence? Is it on our own borders, or is it anywhere in the world? Are we against war in principle, or only as it threatejis us? To outsiders the ijuestion would seem settled J already. The administration, both house]of Congress, and the Re- publicjan Post-War Advisory Council are all'on. record as favoring an inler- natio^jaj r co-op era live organization of some- ; 8ort to maintain peace after the war. But asizable body of our citizens seema-unsympathetic with .'these general agreements. , ;; .'. Perhaps a definition of the terms wouldVjielp toward understanding. Take the word'"sovereignty,"; as Sen. Warren Austin, Vermont Republican, did in a speech before the American Bar Association. , "If the legality fog caused by con- . flicting conceptions of the word 'sovereignty,' " he said, "could be dissolved by the sunlight of icason, a seeming obstacles to the joining of nations as friends would disappear." ^ He defined (he "most imperative function" of sovereignty as "such exercise of it as will establish security; in which the virtues and energies of the people can be freely developed and ox- pressed." He cited our existing treaties, unions and agreements as evidence that soveieignty is not surrendered. And he called^the joining of an international organization to banish war and main tain peace "a constructive exercise of sovereignty, not a loss of sovereignty." A-little more such precise and temperate discussion might show us that Americans aren't so divided O n policies after all. There "arc now more than 10 limps the number of American bombers'that imule (lie first attack on Brcmon.-Brtllsh Air Ministry and U S. Air Force report. Post-War Speed Limits Harold F. Hammond, lioad of the National Conservation 'Bureau's traffic division, predicts that,65 miles an hour will be the top speed limit on the best highways after the. war, no mutter how streamlined our cars or how super our highways and motor fuel may be. We hope that his prediction is correct. In each of our-recent peacetime years traffic accidents have token as many lives as a major military operation, When normal driving is resumed, our pent-up desire for speed will lead the country on an awful motoring binge if we are not curbed. As Mr. Hammond says, "no one has yet been nblo to engineer safety into (lie driver." Toward Normalcy A recant U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision in New York has prepared n .shield for the Good Time Charley sliowoff in the happier days to come. In ruling that n certain domestic champagne bore a label too like the imported Mumin'variety to be legal, the judges said: "Champagne is a wine especially cherished by those wlxj seek to impress their associates with their opulence and munificence . . . Those who covet a name for taste'and elegance do affect discrimination in the recognition of various brands. But as an evening wears on, a casual glance at the label is enough to assure the host and his table that he remains as free-handed as when he began. At such stages of an entertainment, nothing will be easier than for an im.imipulou.s- restaurant keeper, to substitute the domestic champagne." So when the .lights come on again, the snob is guaranteed full value received. • SO THEY SAY Fines will not :curb black market, operation'. Experience in Ihp United Slates and In oilier countries has demonstrated Hint If Mack markets nre to ho wiped oul jnll setitcnces must be melccl out.—U. S. nltorncy Jnmcs B. M.-McNnlly of New' Vorlt. - ',- : . * •-»•'*' /A-Jap officer sticldcnly popped out of a pillbox find corii'e rurinlng with n .big sword cocked. Hp took about a half a dozen steps when our 'best squirrel.shooters cauglil him. Four hundred bullets tniistVc tliat Jap. He took off into the nir nnd'I don'l think he has stopped rollins yet.—Lieut. Col. Herbert w. Rndcllffe aitli Division oil Bougainville. * • • We know definitely that between 15 and 30 German civilians arc executed Inslcie Germany every day for expressing defeatist views and making nnti-Hiller remnrks.—President Eduarct Bcnea of Czechoslovakia. * • • Tire Allies imisl-lic ready with their relief plans If million* nrc lo be saved from starvation, destitution, and pestilence.—Archbishlp of York. • • . No nation or combination of nations In history lias nMeniblcd an.Invasion nnnadn equal to ours. We have already produced 20,000 vessels and will have 80,000.—WPli chairman Donald M. Nelson. • • • In many cllics the schools refuse to open their buildings alter 3 o'clock and In most cities Ihe facilities arc not used In the summcrlimc. We certainly need more imaginative people in our school systems.—Mrs. T. oration Abbott, American Social Hygiene Association educational consultant. » • . After the wnr we will need from seven million lo lo million addtltcmal civilian jobs beyond these available in 1040, and most of tlic jobs must be found in the field of private endeavor.. I think It Is extremely important that the planning of public works projects at the federal, stale ami local levels be Intensified.—Paul G. Hoffman, chairman Coiu/milcc for Economic Development. BLYTHEVILLE,. (AHK.)'' COURIER NEWS FHIDAY, MAY C, 1944 "lie used lo slnrl «<>"'« Iwi-cl'ool Hie first day of May, bill i now (liaf I could use his shoe coupon I'll bet lie won't Ji'iv?.2!I_L'J-Lsll<>fis. ;ill summer!" J THIS CURIOUS WORLD - - _ HAD THE BUSIEST YEAR IN THE HISTORY OF THE UNJTB? STATED LAST YEAR^WITH THE BIRTH OF O* ** •You SHOULD CHECK YOUR CASH AFTER roU CASH YOUR CHKK/'Stf MKS.JIMESTES/ fcfd^IiV _ HAS A-MUCH HI6HHK THAM ANY OTHES COUNTRY ' ON THE ASIATIC MAINLAMC-, NjEXjT: irni; -\ver fyyjany other name,. In Hollywood BY EKSKINK JOHNSON NEA Slaff Correspondent Exclusively j-oiirs: It's open scn- >on on Frank Sinatra for the'Cros- jy clan..Now it's Bing himself who ,vi!l play a crooner continually pursued by the bobby sock brigade iii his new movie "Here Come the WAVES." Ring blames it all on Bob Hope, who bus been calling him •'Bobby Socks" ever since Fraukic boy's rise to fame. Bing eventually escapes the bobby-sockers by joining the Navy. Whoever said Sinatra was trying to cash in on Crosby's popularity can now go sil In the corner. * » • No Hraoklynesc will be spoken in (he film version of "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn." Says Director Ella Kazan, "I hope lo go back to Brooklyn after the picture is completed." *. * * Krcmla Marshall 1'as been suspended by 20tli Century- TOY for lundiif; down a romantic lead in "Something for the Hoys." While Uremia pouts, Sheila Ryan will play Uur role. Producer Hunt Stromberg, famed for musicals like "Naughty Marietta" and "Hose Marie." will do one oir ills schedule for this sea- )urBpairding House with Major iloople Om. Our Way By J. R.Williams HERE IT.l&. SEKStS .' m\MWT ' LOOK AT THE POSTAGE E W STAMP PrtOTO OP TrtE _. MICE PEOPLE, VOU ijtl GUYS--LETTIM' THAT •" FCOR. GREEKS K!D TRV TO BORE A. FOUR IMCH HOLE WITH six ft FOOT OF TH' BAR OUT UUF. /WOUUPM'T IT BE \ EASIER TO CUT I TH 1 B\R IM TV\JO / AMD HAVE TWO \ BARS AMD I EOS I MADE SUCH A BAR. PQETR.M PRH1E. 1 TVAW Mm HOVJ Y0l5 SP£ VOUR KSWA& "FOR THE UMlQue 'MI SETTIM& HI Magazine artist Fletcher Marti., aiirt Sylvia Sidney have discovered each other. • + * AGELESS FEMININITY Amusing'Icm story fron I'cnny .Singletons dramatic enlranci lo a local for immciliati surgery on an infected loolli. Tin rheck-in nurse asked Penny's hus band. Major Robert Spark, Penny 1 : :ige. ISob hc-sitalcd. Ihcn said, "She 1 : M." -Thr. nurse looked ll|i skc|ili tally, said, "Why she doesn't look :i day over 20." Itciiur a woman of her convictions, the nurse wrol down "24" fnr MID itecords. Errol Flynn is having dates again with Shirley Cowan, the Arthui Murray dancer. Siie's an old flame H'.s spring and a girl's hair, we guess, can change color over night Gracie MacDonald is featured ir both halves nf the double bill "Giiiig Ho" and "Hat Check Honey." Shcs a blonde in one. a brimct In the other. Now it's Tar/an who eels Ihc f-.liiinazrn*. Director Klirl Neumann is tonkin; for a hundred women over six feel tall for lhc ncxi jungle flicker. The story is wrapnct around Taitian, uho is capturcd'h} al) Iticsc H», beautiful dolls. Cole Porter's film bioerai: "NlRlU anel Day." is (riving Warner fttnnrisls sleepless nighls. There's ro raps lo riches Ihcmr. Porter inherited Fcveral million dollars Iron his Bttimipappy! Bov tricnci Steve Hannigai 1 watching Ann Shpririaii sing ir /'Shine On Harvest Moon." said I "That's the most beautiful music ever sa\v." C * * I.ana Turner's new leading man John Ilocli.ik, is helping her forge Flcve ('rane. ninrox THAT Mr Seen: A juMmnrrleri couple ciriv inu ttovn Hollywood boulevard ! with a war nosier. "Result ot Citrc- ' Irs5 Talk." ilrapcri over (he back of I Ihclr car. Former Maror Jimmy Walker of New Ycik City has turned down that film offer to play himself in "Crime, Inc." Dusky licllcs nf lh c SniHli P.ioif.'c arc Divine x pretty tood hnitallon Ilihsc ib.vs of Hetty in some I of her bcltfr-known ilancc numbers, A former 20th C'cntnry-Fov dance. illrcclor, Dill nraiuli', who has ,', -'Clock- Watchers ,1-orkctl wills Ilelly, has taught (he same steps to a line of dusky Oil- licrl Island chorines for a GI'show,! Smith Sea Follies." llrandl is now i Marine sergeant. Baby's 'Flu' a Key ANADARKO, Okla. (UP) Doc- :<>rs treated 15-munth.s-oHl Kenneth Ray Pool, whose parents live near icre, for intestinal Influenza for five months before they finally discovered what really ailed the baby. He iiul swallowed u skeleton key. OLIVER FARM EQUIPMENT Sales and Service . HARRISON AUTO 1'AHTS CO. 517 W. Ash Plume 255/i Sare 50% On TRUSSES Steel and Elastic S T E W A R T' S Drug Store Main & Lake Phone 2822 Spring and Summer • TUNk-UP Save Gasoline ... Siivc Tires. Get All-round Better Performance! T-1. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler Dc»ler r»m & Service 121 W. Aih Phone 2KZ REFRIGERATI SERVICE ON Repairs On All Slakes By Expert Workmen. T. F. WARREN Phone 3310 THE TERMITE AND PEST CONTROL CO. Master Exterminators Allen BUlille, Manager Free Inspection & Estimates CLOtKS REPAIRED Electric or Stem Wim). Work Guaranteed. A. B. F 0 R D Al O'Bry»nt'» Jewelry H run In -.^, ;,,„„ fj,, flwiitli SELL US I'UE rUKNiTUKE lOU Aili .VO'l USlMtt rot uaihl Alsu liberal lr«.1p-in •llnwinno (ut i furnituic"«u nr». Alvin Hardy Kum. Lo. Try.our "Own Made" KE CREAM Die Hickory Inn Acruu from High School J. LOUIS CHERRY Representing NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE CO. Blytheville, Art. Mrs. DALTON C. FOWLSTON, B.A.. M..S.M. ORGANIST and TEACHER of PIANO - ORGAN and VOICE Former New York Organist & Teache. Pur Appointment «rlle Mrs. Puwlcton . UOI ChlckiwawS. or Phone DRS. NIES & NIES OSTEQPATHIC PHYSICIANS RECTAL DISEASES a SPECIALTY (EXCEPT CANCER] OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 Clinic 514 Mafn Blytheville, Ark. Phone 2921 TAKE Amy THE LADY CopyrlsU. IOH. Nf.'\ gcrvfco, Tnc. TI1K STOaY, Cn|,llll, A»nriu,Jt|, Ciiti....iindniit ,,f .MJ[ I'rl,,,,, ,„ 1 ukohniun; Cnpfndi IlalilNvIn of the I[A1--, prr.sumnM}- Inli'nuMl lint iirdliiJIy n .Ijiitnnertc itKml; and Tlliln (,'onrtrlfjhl, Amcrlonit niH- nlonnrr, ntc rlnnnln^r-n i-oijp of *nnip .Mirt. Tlicir plot InvnlvrH I.Icnt. [.ink Hcl( nnil \onuii (in-t-r, Intcrnrd .1 inrrlrniiM. A'/nrtnkl nli- lunm iLervuiiH In ItuMvvin. * * * BALDWIN SCORES A POINT XI AZARASKI, Baldwin decided, probably !iad not slept last night. A Japanese loo nervous for sleep! That pleased Baldwin. He had been wondering if he was the only one who was so jittery. "Something gone wrong with our dirty work?" Baldwin inquired. Azaraski threw a cautioning glance at the door. "Eie careful." "Naturally," said Baldwin. He was proud of the ease in his voice of his acting. ' "Nothing is wrong that I know of," said A/.arnski. "Is Link going lo be a good tool?" "What would you say?" countered Azaraski. "Did Link act dit- fercntly this morning?" "Difiercntly," said Baldwin, •'was no word for it. Link is riding on bubbles." "Fine. The girl did that to nim." "1 would say," said Baldwin, "that Link acts like a fellow whose fuse was lit." Baldwin resumed eating. "How did Miss Nornia Grcer react to the meeting you staged last night?" lie asked with a mouthful. . "I was quite satisfied. She has no idea what is going on of course." Azaraski consulted his watch. "It is now five minutes until nine. At 10 o'clock, I will have everything ready to proceed as planned." : "The official permission all lined up?" • • i;, : , "Yes." Azaraski grinned, "in [fact, all the orders, have- come from above. It is very lucky for us." "Then your superiors," said Baldwin, "don't suspect you arc making suckers out of them." * * * AZAftASKI scowled quickly. "You know such talk bothers me, so quit it! Slop doing it deliberately." Angry, he stood up and reached for a buzzer button on his desk. Baldwin hastily dropped the chopsticks, clapped a hand over the signal button. He kept the hand there. "Hold on here," Baldwin said. "You are not figuring on sending me back lo that cell?" "Naturally. Link must not be aroused and made suspicious." "Nothing doing," said, Baldwin flatly. They were silent. Here, suddenly, was a crisis. .Neither man was surprised. There was no reason for surprise, because it was only visible evidence o£ what they had both known, that neither trusted the other. Unyielding, Baldwin kept his hand over lhc button signal. He had a simple theory: Start this right. They were just beginning the thing. In Azaraski, Baldwin was sure he had an unscrupulous associate, a rogue, grafter, a cold bad sample of a Jap, one who had double-crossed his government before, and was doing so now. With such a one as Azaraski, the wise man was the man who walked mentally alone, and armed. Baldwin walciiec) Azaraski's eyes, and finally he saw that he had won. Ho knew what to do then. He must give Azaraski a way out, a way that would have face. You had to do that for a Japanese, or they would do mad things, Baldwin did it cleverly. j"r. have'lived in-that cell a month," ho said, "making sure that'Link was the right roan. My foot has become infected, the food disagrees with me and 1 am unhappy there. As my friend, I am asking you the favor of not makirg me return to the cell." Azaraski was glad to get oul. "Sure, pal," he said. "I forgot the tough time you've had down there. Sure, whatever you say." Baldwin changed the subject. "You going to have to kill Link and Norma Grcer when this is over?" he asked. , Because Azaraski was mad al- I ready, he seemed lo like the question. "It will bo necessary," he said viciously. Baldwin shrugged, not caring about that much, and went around and dug into the drawer of Captain Azaraski's desk for his identity papers. He found the documents and ran through them quickly to make sure none had been stolen. He slowed them in his pockets, smiling. And he ripped olt lhc armband, lhc white armband wilh name and nationality and a number, which all the prisoners of war had to wear. He held the armband in his fingertips, and dropped it-in the wastebaskel. * * * AT 10 o'clock, Link was not ^- quite as uneasy as he had been. Another prisoner had told him something that had uppcd his spirits somewhat. The prisoner, Technical Sergeant Lisscn, was -an American wilo had been transferred lo Niji Prison from a prison near Miyajima. Lisscn said that ot Miyajima the Japs had a habit of giving a prisoner one day of fine treatment. Good food, a bath, even an Amer- i ican movie. One glorious day for the prisoner, then the unfortunate went back to miserable prison existence. It was a form of torture. Technical Sergeant Lisscn thought this was what had happened lo Link. Link hoped so. He could see no other explanation. Four soldiers and a Japanese officer tramped into the cell, and Link's name was called loudly. They look him upstairs to Captain Azaraski's odicc. (To Bo Coiiliiiuca) __- •

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