The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 9, 1944 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 9, 1944
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PAGB-FOUB, THE 3BLTTHEVILLB COUMBB HUB _BLYTHEVILLB,t (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS oo. '• a W. BAZN0, faOUuir BAMT3XL F. NOfUUB, Editor JAMB 'A. OATENB. AdTehtiitU 0oU Nation*] Adftmanj WtBac* Winner Oo, Ke» York, CUnto, O»- tntt, AUtnU, MempbU. Btery Afternoon Except BurxUj . Intend u iccond claw mittct »t th» po»t- flffloe »t Blythevill*, ArkknMi, under wrt oi OOB- (KM. .October 6, 1917. . • < ' bj (be UnlWd Pr«M ' " SUBSCRIPTION RATBB By carrier In the city of Blythevlile, 30* p«r Veek, Or B5o per month. , , By mall, within > radius ol 40 milw, n.OO ptr je»r, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three montlu; 07 m»U outside 60 mile lone 110.00 per >e4r payable In advance. La Prensa ; The! Argentine newspaper 1/n Praisa Has made a decision consistent with i|s reputation as one of the world's most highly esteemed publications. It rjns chosen to knuckle down to n humiliating demand by the Fan-oil government. But by eating crow it lias won at least a temporary victory, aiul can resume a'liberal, democratic and highly ethical type of journalism which has never been more sorely needed in Argentina than it is today. i-'La! Prensa was forced to.'suspend flSlilicalioii for.five.clays because the ^OverhmeJit v>ns displeased by an editorial .criticizing the public health administration. That at least was the reason given, though it may be suspected that the newspaper's whole policy was highly distasteful to the Farrell regime, which is unabashedly undemocratic. At any rate, the government's condition for resumption.of'publication was a relinclion of the editorial. Other- S'ise the papei would be closed permanently. « I'Such chastic punishment for what inla is no crime at yll is a clew both to La Prensa's influence and to the present Argentine gov- ffniment's temper. . „' This 85 year-old paper, large in circulation and in influence, has been the mincipal mouthpiece of democracy in Argentina Its history gives assurance that- it • will remain so, whatever setbacks it may have to endure. • La Prensa could L have refused to print the humiliating retraction and probably won a sort of martyrdom. It might have moved, perhaps to Uruguay, and gone on its influential, unfettered way. ]M La Prensa is an Argentinian paper, lit has & task to perform in its own country, and a, reputation to uphold. It could not run'the risk of Hav-' ing the government take over its plant and use. its name for a..publication of an entirely different kind. So La Piebua chose the hard way, and ha,s gone back to fight for its principles as long as it can. Tiaiiblated quotations from editor- mis in,the first issue after the suspension indicate that; its editors have not been intimidated. • It should encourage us here in America to know that although a western hemisphere government is -using ulaiming Hitleresque methods against a free pi ess, the battle is not over.'So long as La Prensa is published • and read, we have proof that the Argentine goveimneat does not represent the sentiment; of all its people. Prize for Price Byron Price, director, of censorship, is richly deserving of the special citation given him by the Pulitzer Prize committee for his creation and administration of the newspaper and radio codes of wailimc censorship. The reas- onable and sympajjie^ic .atomic ,of, J|Ir. Price, a newspaper, mail "to ward professional newspaper needs and problems have been in decided contrast to the arbitrary, c!6sed-corporation attitude of Army and Navy censorship. In fairness to Mr, Price it should be noted that there was some criticism of him in connection with the unfortunate publication of correspondence between Miss Vivien Kellams and a Baron von Zedlitz. Mr. Price made an announcement deploring this "leak" only after a congressional investigation had been threatened. However, it has since been made known that he was investigating the violation of confidence that made this publicity of private correspondence possible some weeks before Congress look any action. As usual, Mr. Price was being (iiiietly efficient and making no noise about it. Protection for Gl Joe Assuming' that the "Gl Bill of llights" will be passed by Congress, the National Association of Real Kslate Hoards has already made plans to sec that the real estate buying veteran gets his money's worth for his discharge pay or government loan. .This is a commendable move that similar groups would do well to copy. Unfortunately there will be plenty of chislcrs' and racketeers on the lookout for veterans with a pocketful of new money. A Woman's Place Is.lntheWAC The United Slates Army needs a rhinimuni of 135,'OOQ more WAC's—girls and women to help in its fight to keep this country safe and free. It needs them, not to fight with guns and bayonets as niniij' of their sisters in Eur- ope'and in Asia arc doing, but to do the things here at home which will free men for the actual fighting. is not telling thorn, as arc other governments. It is asking them—please It is asking them to serve in a place of their own choice—near their homes if they wish, 'overseas if they prefer—and at work of •their'own choosing. It is offering 239 different jobs for which it will give th'em.special'.training if they 'need it, training that will go far toward assuring them a good job in the nbsl-war world. '/They may (uialify to instruct our .flyers or .gunners, to'help keep our planes in trim or to direct them from the 'ground; to be radio operators or wealbor observers or laboratory dr. dental technicians, administrators,, welders or cooks. They may drive staff curs or jeeps or ambulances, be map-makers or photographers. In the Department of Supply, they may keep the men fed and dollied and in good health. And whatever job they do in the WAC they will be backing up that man they love who is facing the enemy overseas. • They will be bringing him home sooner. 'Any American woman from 20 to 60 who has no dependents under M, and who can meet the educational and physical ro<iuiremenls, is needed. And for (loins; this necessary and patriotic service, she will get board and sleeping <(ii;irlora, medical and dental cure, an attractive uniform, from $54 lo ?138 a month, and the knowledge that she is serving her country. It Is not unreasonable to believe that the enemy's front-line comlmt strength In tighter plnncs Iras fallen oft approximately 30 per cent since January. Enemy reserves will not come easily to replace these planes.—Secretary of War Henry L. slmson. TUESDAY, MAY 9, 1944 ton. <»M er nr< smvice, me.' T. M. BEO. u. j. PAI. err. /That's right, Senator, since you've .been in ofirce (he fanners in this dislrict linve been prospering—thanks to a good rain or two at the right lime I'/ THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson • FRENCH ROUGET AUTHOR Of THE MARSEILLAISE. WAS SENTENCED TO PRISON AS A DANGEROUS T/9A/70X. WHEN FRANCE BECAME . A REPUBLIC, YETHIS49N6 WAS PROCLAIMED BY THE POPULACE AS THE NATIONAL ANTHEM, AND WAS BEING SUNG ' IN THE STEEET5 AS HE SAT BEHIND PRISON WALLS. ' MANY SCIENTISTS BELIEVE HAVE THE POWEB TO ANSWER: • Thc;Prjbilof Isl^rids, ui Die Bering Sea. ' NEXT: Hcrtce-hopplng I.ilicralors. '" In Hollywood BY KKSKINK JOHNSON NKA Staff Correspondent Behind the screen: The script of 'Give We This Woman" said thai Hcriy Lninarr .siiOtiM express "flustered embarrassment" for n scene with Pun! Henreid. Bui Hcdy, sc- :liictiyb In a filmy while gown, was- n'l quite up to the script. They tried it several limes, nnrl director Jean Ncguleco Just slinig- gcd his shoulders. "Dnl let's try it again," he salti in apparent resignation. "And Ibis will be it." Hcdy- stepped forward but, before director N'egulcco ordered camera, Hcnrclrt whispered something into her car. Hcdy's flustered embni rass- metit, Immediately caught by tlie camera, was genuine. At the director's suggestion, Hcnrcfd had whispered: "My dear. Hcdy. That light behind you . . . you're quite nude!" I * • • Jimmy Cngncy had a hit of com- I petition while giving a Gl show at an air in England the othci day. 'I he Ihcatcr was nn incnm- plclcd hangar. There were dog; running loose nnd just as Cagno started his act one of the dog; )unjoartling House with Major Iloople Out Our Way Bv J. R. Williams ''OH. I Bi~MGAU.OP!M'~RAC6 **&/ ^^T^^^T, - i •-,-..-. '1-7 OH, I BEN GAlLOPlN' W06S6S ALL (NEB. Trf MlSTAU W,M>OR..'-~Mt. 1MTERJW. 6EMCE I WA.<= VOUR. CSOcKev, IOTSP- STeeoe &R.E BECOME BA.'SEB^LIICOJERS '-*«•-AS CHIEF BOV.WiF A, STABLE OP BEETLES HERE NOW i ii*jrr£c, THE TRACK..' EGftD, ARMISTICE.' HOW '.''"- FOR.TUKJWE. ENOXWTER.IM6 NOOTODN^.'—T 3UST TURNED A MEAT PROW < OF *W,OOO IN AM WORV T DEAL — SUPPOSE i VISIT NOD AT THE ~ DOM'T SNA-P IT. CURLY tlI) THEM TWO COVOIE& ttf " GOT OF -THE •y?AH. MEBBE SUMAC'S \ ONMA SEND IT TO -\ L\D'A FRIEND -CO VOJ I--EL' --'^ VVA.MT TO SPOIL "" ' PICTURE? commenced to bark. Every lime ho opened his mouth to talk the dog decided to drown him out.. Between barks Cagncy managed to blurt out: "Either lha( dog has a perfect sense of timing or someone ought to throw him a tree." CANTOR—ANOTHER HIT Fcr a fccallliy slice of nostalgic theater, dmi'l miss K'lclic Canlor's new movie "Show Business." The plot may,be corny, hul the olil-iimc .Hugs, dances anil vaudeville iim- lines arc grnit cnlcrtaiiimenf. Fo Ihe. first time Kilrlie lakes :i secondary rule. GcnrRc Murphy am Connie I\lonrc arc the centra characters. The move was a wise one, with tlie cnmctlian n sl.tnilou in 1-is comcily I'julincs with Jiwi Davis, nml ' f ivtien lie's u-.irljlini "Dinah" ami "Whoopee." 1 Canlo ran take a how as both star am producer of "Show Business." Movie audiences still love to .shudder. After Ihe first week', showing of "The Uninvited." Pa.rn mount, added 75 feet of moans and fobs lo Ihe sound Irack. Exhibitors were united in reporting that Ihe heartbroken sounds of weeping which signify the nearness of one LI the ghosts in the picture give "Udicucos (iu-ir Mcgi-sl thrill. Bcltv Farrington., a radio actress whose voice was chosen for the orlgina 1 recording <!n preference to dozens r.f candidates Ijccnnse she could out- •.iccp and out-wall all the rest. WAS r.illrtl bnck for another sultcring session. Belly of the sad young loice, incidentally, is twice a grandmother. Tl'CHMCOl.Oli AXKU;s Humphrey liogan's socks, it seems, arc nuite a problem to movie milkers. A Warner script girl, alo- ii« Fnytli, is our million!)'.. "Do Bart always wears loud, multi' colored .socks." Gloria said. "And It they suddenly show during a. serious scene, it sometimes throws irembers of the cast into a howl." Gloria said she always has to ask I'ogart to change socks before a real serious scene. "He changes too but reluctantly," Ciloria said. Fcrittcr End Kfil Hunt/. Hall anil his wife, i'.lsie Anderson, arc separated anil divorce court limmcl hut llimti hasn't moved oiil rf lliclr home ycl. "I can't find an nrjrtmrnl or ,1 holcl room," says Urnlx woefully. /'•' ^<''_ : >m.Alli:Done but Filling in the Blanks ration board to get additional gasoline. "My car," lie said, "only gives nc 10 miles to the gallon." "What !o you do?" lie was asked. "I'm a Dalesman," said the man. "What do von sell?' 1 he was asked. "Oh," said :he man, unabashed, "1 sell a gad- jct that guarantees nn increase in mileage for your cur." Honcydew is a community in California. FOIt SALE } CONCRETE STORM SEWER ALL SIXES Cheaper Than Bridge Lumber Osceolo Tile & Culvert Co. Phone 691 Osceola, Ark. OLIVER FARM EQUIPMENT "Sales and Service HARRISON AUTO PARTS CO. 511 W. Ash I'lioiie 2552 Sare 50% On TRUSSES Steel and Elastic STEWART'S Drug Store Main & Lake Phone 2822 Have Fan & Refrigerator Molors Cleaned For Summer. New Location 116 N 1st J. T. (Charlie) Stalcup thone 2!)S)3 or 25D* «r»ni to 8<imU SELL US TIlE fllRNITUHB i'OC ARE NOT USING loi cMhl Alsu Ul)«»l trade- In »ll»ii»n<:* rof old tnrnlture'«n nc». AWn Hardy Kurn. t, u . 181 E. M»ln CLOCKS REPAIRED Electric or Stem Wind. Work Guaranteed. A. B. F 0 R D At I'»l O'Brymnt'i Jewelr; fJion. tMI Try our "Own Made" ICE CREAM Ole Hickory Inn Across from Hljtu School J. LOUIS CHERRY Representing NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE CO. BtrtheviUe, Ark. Mrs. DALTON C. FOWLSTON, B A M.SM ORGANIST and TEACHER of PIANO - ORGAN and VOICE Former New York Organist & Teaehet •,'..• Pur Appointment : f " He M"- , :F °5l s ">» i ;! ;• •:• ., i 1101 Chlcka8awb» or Phone 3*4* Spring and Summer T U N t - U P Save Gasoline . . . Save Tires. Get All-round Better Performance! T-1. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler D«ler r«rt« & Service 121 W. A«h I'h.M.r i\-n DRS. NIES & WES OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIANS RECTAL DISEASES o SPECIALTY (EXCEPT CANCER; OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 Clinic 514 Main Blylherille, Ark. I'hone 2921 opyri NBA Service. Inc. TUB STOHYt Caplnlii \, roiiirininilnrit at .\(JI I'rl. Tokitli.ninu; rnitfiiiu llnlil nrlimllr :\ .InnnncM: n^eiil; nml Tihln CourtrlK'it, Amcrlrnn ml*- slonnry, arc rlnnnlTii; :i 1-011], o r ionic «nrt. Thrlr riot InvnUrx l.lritl. Writ llrlt nnil .Vnrnin Urrcr. hitrrnrri Amrrlr.inx. Link I, mix- lilrtoiiM whrj, hr It tnkru oil nn nntuinohllr rltlr ^vllh Aynrnsk] null CdlirlrlKl) I. Tlie cnr slojiH lit fritnt of n gloom}- lnin,ltnjr. * * * OUT OF PATTERN XIV "TUOHMA! Hello, Norma," Link - 1 -' said. "Hello there." He considered this might well be the understatement of his life. "Mr. Lincoln Belt," Norma said coolly. "Hey, it's Link," Link said. "Don't you know me?'' "We met last nighl, I believe," Whew, where did this c»-iie from, Link thought. From whence Jhe winter? Norma did not wear fine raiment this morning. No dinner dress, no harem skirt, no brocade bodice, no lantern sandals. II proved the jewel is beautiful, not the setting. v "Lo and behold, I know what Ihe word radiant means," Link said. Norma didn't glance in his direction. What happened to the good im- pre.ssion I,made last night, Link wondered. "How are you, Courlriglil?" Norma said. "Darling, I'm as astonished as you are, and as suspicious," raid Courtright. "And Ihis was nol Link's idea. So smiie at him. Call him Link." Norma hesitated, did smile at Link-. "Hello, Link," she said. "I'm sorry." "Hello," he said, "Link, what does this mean?" "I don't know," said Link, "It's It's, -Nonls Golf's story nbout ,v&f u PP°scd 'o ue an automobile ride chnp who was pleading >w!th hls 1;w " or our pleasure." "I don't believe it is anything of the kind!" Norma said * * * QAPTAIN AZARASKI grinned at them. "Why doesn't somebody (Link ;i nice thought about me, and surprise me?" he asked. Four Japanese women in military uniforms had brought Norma Grecr out of the gloomy building Link had heard the Japs had a woman's auxiliary called the Mu- surnc Senso, but here were the first of them he had seen. Azara- ski gave these women a document to sign, and he signed one for them. "Official abracadabra," Azaraski said, as if that was a joke. He reached in and hauled down the curtains on the side and back car windows. "Sorry, have to black you out until we are clear of the defense •/.one," he said. "But that won't take long." They started off again. Azaraski adjusted the rear-view mirror so he could make sure that they did not lift the curtains and peek. Link had been watching Norma. She was obviously alarmed. "Hey, you're getting me scared," he said. "I wish you wouldn't unless you feel it's worth while." "I'm .worried," Norma said. "Look, it might be just a pleasure ride." "Who told you?" "Azaraski. CourtrigM. Moreover, what else could it be" "I don't know," Norma said, not satisfied. She 'was lovely and adorable beside Link, and ho wished he could pvit his arm around her and tell her everything was fine. Unfortunately, ho was not so sure it was. "Link, why do you think they would lake us for a ride?" Norma asked uneasily. "Oh, Lord!" Courtright said. "Listen, kids, emit calling it a ride, anyway." "Su. .'' said Azaraski heartily. "You sound just like prohibition days. What av« you trying lo do, of good iam yourselves lime?" CourlrigliL settled back comfortably. "Kids, he's rignt," she said. * * * T™ cnr crossc<! n short bridge. Link could lell by Ihe rumbling sound. Following soon there was a hollow rushing noise of great violence that puzzled Link. A tunnel? "I know where we arc," Norirm cried quickly. "We're going through Die Bluff funnel to Sa- kuramichishila," She sounded palhctically relieved at knowing where they were. It was so small a thing to be relieved at that Link felt a rush of protective pity. She might be right. Maybe this ride wasn't as innocent as Aza- raski claimed. Link thought about it, and the more he thought, the more alarmed he grew. He knew quile a lol about the system of organization of. the Japanese army. He'd listened lo lectures about it by U. S. intelligence officers. It was not a bad system. It was methodical and imitative of the German and American systems. But one sure thing, in the Jap- nnsc army a captain did not do whatever he took a whim to do. Higher ranking officers .gave orders to the captain. Therefore who had given Azaraski orders to take Norma, Courlright and Link out to dinner last night, and joy riding today? And why such screwball, unmililary goings on? Link was a lieutenant himself and be could imagine how far he'd get asking permission of tho general to lake tfnce enemy wai prisoners out for dinner and a joy ride. Yes; he could imagine. This whole thing was out of step with Japanese psychology, too. Until yesterday, everything t^<j Japanese had done to Link had been exactly what lie had ex- pccled Ihcm lo do. Yesterday they had stepped out of pattern. Today they were out of pallcrn. Before lhat, Ihey had been in pattern. Link began 10 feel the mouse he smellcd might be as formidable as a tiger. (To Be Continued)

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