The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 10, 1944 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 10, 1944
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PAGE FOUR THE BLTTHEVILLE COUBIEB NKSJB . m OOCRZIB ranre oo. , B. W. HAOntB, PubUihw UHOZL P. NORBIB, KUtor JAVXB A. OATKN8. Advertttnf liu«f*r Beit xttiouu Admtbtai WUtae* Wtoer Oo, Ntw Yort, troit, Atlanta, Mempblt JPubUibed Brtrj Afternooo Except Buatty Iptcicd u second C!M> outttr «t th» port- Offlee *t BlythevUle, Arkannu, under let oJ Qo»- October t, 1817. Sened by tb« United Preti BUB8CRIPTION RATIS By carrter In the city of MythjTUle, lot p*r week, or 85o p*r month. By m«il, within * ridlus of 40 mllei, M.OO per j«u, 12.00 for ilx months, |109 for three ipooth»; by m*ll outside SO mile toac 11000 per rear payable in »<Jv»nee Adios, Siesta "You could almost feel a surge of sympathy sweeping (his countiv when word came that Mexico was about to sacrifice the siesta to efficiency. Not that many Americans have ever siestacd in'Mexico. But in mtmy of our smaller , communities theie still per&ibls the healthy and civili/cd pi notice of going i home to lunch (or dinner) at noon. And those who aic puvilrged to paitakc of this custom must have had the sudden, ( flightening thought, "Who knows— perhaps it might even happen here." An even moic poignant wave of compassion emanated from the workers in American cities. For now their Mexican neighbors are to be initiated into the noontime ritual of battling for the dubious pleasuie of wolfing a aaiul- •wich at a drug store lunch counter. ', Logic .was ,'on President Avila Camacho's side, : of 'course,' when he abolished Mexico's lengthv pause in the day's occupation But he must have pondered •long, before signing the document which abolished, at least tempouiity, a cherished tinditibn In the fiisl place, theic aie,physical Imardb 1 Mexicans have been 'going along at a leu>uielv pa.ce foi centuries. Now they aie faced with a sudden violent change, and, \uth hltle chance to get into condition between now iind June 1. Trie* \\holex thing is fi aught with peiil, like asking a sedentary, middle- aged office woikei to spiint t\\o blocks .for a bus •/•, . Also theie is the question of whether the saving in" electiicity, but tires and gasoline will be worth a possible loss of pioduclivity Enfoicing the 110- siesta^edict will be like hying to break a kindergaitnei of his afteinoon nap habit, "only on a national scale Mexi-i cans aren't suddenly going to take to bouncing aiound on the balls of their feet between 1 and 4 p m An age-old national habit of cat napping may carry right ovei to the typewutei and the work bench... And what of public reaction'.'. Will there be demons!! atlom, featuring, perhaps, 'the he-down -strike' Will theie be siesta .speakeasies in defiance of the ?1 to-?1000 fines? No " President Ganiaeho probably hasn't heaid tne last of the siesta prohibition. And we can't say that we envy him." ' Hands Across the Sea An American correspondent in England leports that some of the Yanks are attempting to explain to their British brothers-in-arms the difference between Republicans and Democrats. This, we fee!, is a noble experiment that should be pursued to its conclusion whatever the difficulties. Once the a\ei B jje Britisher has ac- quned a working-knowledge 'of the ^ Ncw.Dcal, Southcin, and anti-New Deal )urB .Northern branches of the Democratic party, and of the nationalist and inter- nntioimliflt Republican sects; once the British-based American has .solved completely the mysteries of the English currency system, then two of the most formidable harriers to international understanding will have been surmounted. War Farmers" "What Is n wnr farmer? The Douglas County U. S. D. A. Wnr Board and the Douglas County Selective Service Hoard met recently and agreed as follows: "1. The true ivnr fanner Is producing more with less help thni) in j)encc Umivs. "2. He Is working longer hours, He Is utilizing Ills lurid to the full. "3, He rakes inure food, grains, nnd stock tlian Is consumed by h!s own family croup. "•!. These farmers' excess fowl production goes Into the feeding of the armed forces and civilian population. "5. A farmer that barely raises enough to feed Ills own family could serve his own country better by being In the armed forces. "6. The war farmer senses the value to the future fnrniei^ in having sorls In World War If. World War II veterans will play 1111 increasing part In civil life after the peace. The farm group needs such representation. Douglas county has many volunteers from among her farmers. "7. The army stresses the need for young men between (lie ages of 18 and 2G. No one group should be called upon to meet this call. The wnr farmer will scrutinize lib needs and if he feels he can make It.with less farm help he will tighten his belt and release u son or hired man to the armed forces. '8. Young farmers will answer this call If at all possible. !'0. Farm production must be kepi up hut If It can be maintained with less help and harder work by some of the older men, they will, we arc sure, be willing to nld the war needs. "10. The need for young men Is ruled so urgent, that our officials arc .willing to let production of war goods and even food production slump rallicr than miss the'opportunity of supplying young men to the armed forces. A slight sacrifice In farm help now can'conceivably end the wnr sooner. i /"No one group realizes the value and need for nble'.nroductlvc fanners more than does your ; U. S. D." A. War Board, which Is emphatically •seconded;by the Selective. Service Board, but the . War Board feels it must make its recommenda- •Uoiis more carefully than ever in the face of I his need for younger men. The unit, system lias- .'.tieeii cast'aside; perhaps n unit system, having higher requirements might Irave worked better. Mini-hours per month or per year may con.stl- tnle a more workable yardstick for essential evaluation. Perhaps n combination of 'the two SS'ST" .-terns may'be arranged. Three thousand or more •man hours per year devoted to productive farm work might be used. ' . " . • , ; "industry and our schools are releasing young' men to meet tills recent coll. ft Is up to Die farm worker to see to it that his group does Its part but only after careful and conscientious application as to his essentiality In farm productivity. We nor anyone wants lo dip into needed fBrrii workers, but we do want (he young farmer that feels he could serve Ills country belter by being In the armed forces to volunteer .for Hint serVlcb. His. post-war life will be' the richer for being a World War U veteran and his children will hnvc reason to be proud oi It as the years go by'. • "We nil ndmire (he hard working young farmer hnd recognize Ihe need for his deferment but we can nol have the same feeling for Die young farmer who does not do his part or the mail or boy who hns perhaps moved U> the farm not for the primary purpose oi (arming. "It will be increasingly necessary "for the twa boards mentioned above lo critically review farm deferments in the 18-2C year group— OGDBN S. JONES." LAWRENCE. KANS., DAltA' JOURNAL WORLD. Since the Allied ajr blitz began in the nutumn, Albert Spccr, hcnd or i;ic Todl organization, has worked wonders In supplying damaged plants with spare parts quickly, i „,„ Broc7c() ,, mv soon factories can be set going again.-Jap industrial expert who descried Berlin to flee to Sweden. embassy In BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS. WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 1944 Something Hli \ CQPR !9U BY Hit SEftVICt. INC. 1 U. REC. U. S. PAT. OfF "I wiis only a Jap sniper, Mrs. Jones—it was the marines who pulled that limb oil' your tree!"y4stoi!io- THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson FLEW SO LOW LEAVING THE PLOESTI RAID THAT THEY RETURNED TC WEIR BASE WlfH *TO ROW FORWARD IN A BOAT VOU ROW BACKWARD, "Say. RUDVYOST, allpiiine doesn't bothe In Holly wood BY ERSKINE JOHNSON NBA Staff Correspondent The merry-go 7 round with 10 beautiful girls nstride 10 live horses went 'round and 'round '— Fred Astalre dunced—ringmistrcss Lucille Ball cracked a rhiuestone whip over 50 chorus girls dressed «s black panthers — producer Arthur Freed, director George Sidney and the stockholders beamed approval. It was the opening shot of "The legfeld Follies," 21 stars, 23 production numbers, four million black scmiius, a 100-piece symphony orchestra, 1000 costumes, '2000 ermine tails, 3000 pairs of full-length opera hose and those 10 white horses. And all in technicolor. The statistics were staggering even in black and while. Why, the great Zlegfeld himself never s|x?nt more than $250,000 on his shows. M-O-M is spending that much on one number alone. The total cost of the picture will be up around three million dollars. In the past these super-colossal M-G-M filimisicals have been handicapped with plots. "The Zlcgfelri Follies" Is a plotless revue with rred Astatic as master of ceremonies. It was all producer Arthur Idea. "Tile story," lie said, 4 — , —~_ j "-^"- me j>iuiy, ne sail oarthug House with Major lloople Out Our Way B y J. R^ams iiite '-'was gclting to be like an intermission. So we've eliminated, the story." EVE,APPEAL Freed called over a beautiful young lady dressed in a few feathers. Name of Norccn Koth. She was a showgirl. "Look at her," Freed beamed. "Isn't, that better than looking at one of those, bum stories?" But if- we thought Hie merry-go- round number was super-colossal wait until we saw the Bubble Fall Freed said. "The Bubble Fall?" Yes sir, Freed said. No cheap, ordinary waterfalls. This was u bubble fall—millions of colored bubble.' tumbling down 150 feet into a pool with Esther Williams swimming Ir waltz time in the pool. Then there would be Judy Garland singing "Will You Love Me in Technicolor as Yon Did in Black and White" to four leading men- Mickey Rooney. Vim Johnson, Join Hodtak and James Craig; Astalrc dancing with c.cnc Kcllcy and As taire dancing alone In "If swing Goes I Go To." a number for which he wrote the lyrics, words, crent cd the choreography and in whicl he will also play the drums. There would be Lena Home it George Gershwin's "Liza." Fannj J3rlcc doing Baby Snooks. Jilting Durante in a comedy routine will 1 Victor Moore and Edward Arnold Red Skelton in bis pin t-uzzllnf act, James Melton and Marion Bel in an oncratic number, and of course, the H gorgeous Ziegfeld OHIHI! THE COSTIJMKs: The costumes, Freed said, were super-colossal, too. One dress won bv slion-Rirl Eve Whitney had 2000 ermine tails, another coat had full-length while foxs. Why. . ._„. -^>r; MOMEM-T5 WE'D LIKE7OLIVE OVER. - JhEJ-lggr ONE OF THE VEAR Leo, . M-G-M lion, was d'ress real ad up IV O T I C R Notice is hereby given that the indcrslgnecl will within the time fixed by law apply to the Commis- lioner of Revenues of the Stale of Arkansas for a permit to sell beer at retail at 0 ml. E. of Blytlicvilta nil Darfield, Mississipiil County. The undersigned stales trmt he is citi/.en of Arkansas, of good moral character, thai he has never been convicted of n felony or other crime iivolvlng moral turpitude; that no iccnse to soil beer by the undersigned has Ijccn revoked within live years last past: and that the under- ilgneil has never been convicted of isolating the laws ot this state, or my other state, relating to the sal.: of alcoholic liquors. J. C. Ellis. Subscribed and sworn co liefoie ne this 5 clay of May, 1944. . M. A. Isaacs (Seal) ., • Notary Public. My commission expires 4|4]48. OLIVER FARM EQUIPMENT Sales and Service : . Hf A R R I S O N AUTO I'AKTS CO. 517 W.;Ash Phone E552 Save 507<> On TRUSSES Steel and Elastic STEWART'S Drag Store Main & Lake Phone 2822 Have Fan & Refrigeraior iMolors Cleaned For Summer. New Location 116 N 1 st J. T. (Charlie) Stalcup Phone 2993 or 2598 CLOCKS REPAIRED Electric or Stem Wind. Work Guaranteed. A. B. F 0 R D Al P»l O', If jom nxnl to iiij aiir Bonds SELL US TRK FOKNJTURE VOXJ AKt NOT USING lor uubl Abo liberal trade-in alUmno* 'or old farultti»*«u Hen. i AJrin H«rdy Furn. Co. S«l E. M»!u Plion. tIM Try our "Own Made" iCE CREAM Die Hickory Inn Across from HUh Scheol J.LOUIS CHERRY Represcnlin;; NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE CO. Blythevaie, Ark. Mrs. DALTON G. FOWLSTON, B.A:, M.S.M. • ORGANIST and TEACHER of PIANO - ORGAN and V01CH Former New York Organist & Teache. ' : ' F\Jr Appointment Write Mm. Powlston 1103. Ohlcknsowb* or Pboae 2*4* . Spring and Summer T U N t - U P Save Gasoline . . . Save Tires. Get All-round Better Performance! t- L SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler D»ler P»rtj & Service Ul W. A«b Phon» zn-l DRS. NIES & MIES OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIANS RECTAL DISEASES a SPECIALTY EXCEPT CANCER) OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 Clinic 514 Main Blytheville, Ark. Phone 2921 TAKE AVKAY THE LADY Copyright, 1014, NEA Service, Inc. ur> In the ntcturr. Top hat and tails. He even talks. We wondered nhere (ho studio Bot (hose 3000 pairs of full-length opera hose, what with the stock ine .'mortage. "That," said Freed, "was a oroblcm." Seems the studio lo canvass all 48 states to diq the rewired number. They flame three pairs for encli girl. And there are 500 chorus girls in one num-' brr Mane. I M-G-M bonaht (lie title "The Zieefcld Follies- six years aeo from Flo's widow, ntlllc Burke. Work on Ihe film started three years ago. - _ j In 10 years, entrants In an an- fired 30.380 shots, nnd scored "only four aces. Till; STOHYI C/lptnln Ainrntkl. coiiimnmlnm uf MJI I*rlMin In Ynknhnnmt Cnptuln n.-ildnlri of the HAV, prr.silninT»l>~ liitrrTkrtl lint nctimlly n Jannnrxo nsrt-njj nnd Tlltln ConrlTfuht. Anicrlcnn nil«- slonnrj-, nrc jilanninjr n rf>up of «oin(- .sort. Thrlr plot lnvt>lvrn MciK. J.lnk llrli i\nA ,Vc.m,n I'.Trrr, tntrrnert AnirrlcnnM. Link U *n»- pldou.H irticn }ir nnrt Xormn nrc tnkpn on nn niitomnlillo rltlc with Ar.nrnnki ana C.'otirtrl^lit. * * * TIIE INN ON THE HILLTOP XV "VOU can open the curtains now," Ay.araski said. Link snapped up the window curtains and looked out. Ho was surprised lo discover there was nothing more alarming around them than'somc really nice nirnl Japan scenery. He olid not know what he had expected. "See," said Courlright. "Now aren't you ashamed?" Link grinned sheepishly at Norma Grecr. She smiled, also sheepishly. "A horse on ns," Link said. "I guess so," Norma agreed. Tlic road was hilly and winding and picturesque. Link rolled down the car windows to let in the breeze and the scent o£ the flowers. "Not bad," he said. Norma leaned back in the seat and drew a deep breath. She was fryng to relax, Link knew. Norma said, "The early fall of the year in Japan is the most pleasant of the seasons." CourlriRht immediately turned loose one of her lectures on Japan. "Link, you've heard about the cherry blossom lime in Japan, from March through May," she said. "But I'll bet nobody has told you about the fall. The fall is the best. Look at those trees yonder with the bright foliage, the mnplcs. And the flowers, tho chrysanthemums." . She sighed. "Norma is right •about the fall being the best. The autumn herbs, the svtsuki, or Chi- rniscanthus, the campanula and the flowering klkyp, and the volcanic mountains beyond the fields of lespedeza. And the clny.';- anUicmums! The gay chrysanthemums! Link, have you ever seen the lovely' chrysanthemum dolls they make?" 'Dolls?" said Link. r<OURTniGHT nodded. "Glorious dolls. Dolls made of. chrysanthemums, on wire frames, amazing little figures. The dearest things. And they arrange them in tableaus of traditional or historical significance." She leaned forward and tapped Azaraski's shoulder. "Captain, could we find a chrysanthemum doll for Link?" "Sure, you bet," said A'zaraski. Link grinned at Norma. "I want to be corny," he said. "I want to say: I'm sure you nre more lovely than any chrysanthemum doll." "Say it, Link," said Coitrtright. "Go ahead, say it. Take it from me, flattery is never corny to a woman." "You keep out of this, Courtright," Link-said. "Wasn't I doing all right?" Norma was laughing. She was radiant. ' , "By gosh, I believe you're right," said Link to Courlright. "Look, she's wonderful when she's laughing, isn't she?" i He thought: There, I did a nice job of talking the girl out, of her uneasiness. Now, \ if somebody would just convince me that everything is as innocent as Aza- raski says it is. A half-hour drive through pleasant scenery brought them to a little native inn. The inn stood on a hill, in a colorful bank( of flowers. The inn was completely nncit\nl Japanese in atmosphere. It w like a different world. It was li getting on the street car in Amsterdam, riding half an hour, aid getting off and finrling.^liat overs- one was wearing"wooden shod; and i the startling peg-bottonS Dutch, parits.- ,^ r . r _.-— ; . „.-._.. I . "Care (o see it?" asked Azaraski. "Sure," Link said. Norma offered, "I'll show it to you, Link. I want you to see it." Azaraski jumped out of the car. "Wait, folks." He went back to the soldiers in the army machine. HE spoke to them. The soldiers saluted and walked off in different directions with their rifles to surround the inn grounds. "Now enjoy yourselves," said Azaraski, coining back. NK and Norma slrollod to tho inn, and a little Japanese man, all age and wrinkles, met them at • the entrance. He had two pairs of slippers in his hands, and he bowed almost to the floor and hissed politely. Wo want to look over the place," said Link. The. old Jap didn't understand English, apparently. "Chotto mitai mon dcsn," said Norma Greer. "Nice job of sprcclten sie Jap," said Link. "You must have been over here a spell yourself." "H!*f my life in Japan and China," Norms admitted. "Hey, what's he on his knees for?" Link meant the little old Jap. "The inn furnishes the Slippers," Norma said. "Take off your shoes. They would damage the floor mats, and they wanWhe mats kept clean,' too. The mats serve as the dining table as well, you know." The little old Jap put the slippers on them, then backed away, bowing, and disappeared.. ' "Now, we can make ourselves at home," Norma explained. "I was here once before, before the war. What would you like me to show you?" Link grinned. "How would it sound," he asked, "if I said I don't give n hoot about all the Japanese inns." "Swell, Link!" For a minute, she looked as if she wouldn't mind if he kissed her. "What'll we do?" "Let's go out nnd look at Ciocl's rfty," Link said. ,"At least I'm not yet to tho point'where I distrust the sky." Conllmu-d)

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