The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 11, 1944 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 11, 1944
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P^GE-FOUB THE BLrTHEVTLLB COURIER NJHB1 i, „ j ra» OODBIBI MIWB <x>. „ ,,.. B- W, BUStS, PuMUh* >. '- auuinxL r. NOBRIS, BUM . A. OATIN8, AdvBrtUllf UtUfK Bole K*t)Mul AdT«rtl«ln| RcpnwnteUrM: WtOte* Wltmer , Oo, New York, CbioMo. Brtt. AtUota, UempbK. futllibe<l t ETetT Afternoon teapt euadw totered u Mctmd clus matter it Uu pent- ode* it BlythCTiU*, Arkanm, under Mt at Oo», October 9, 1917. Served by tht troltM Pna SUBSCRnTION RATES By carrier Id the dtj of BlrtberUla, X* pM week,: or SSo per month. By mall, within a radius of 40 mlla, M.OO per jear,- 43.00 for ilx monttu, 11.00 for time month*; i by, mall outside SO mile tone 110.00 per rear payable In advance. Socialized Medicine and the Miners '•New York's Mayor LnGtiardia lias presented to the people of his city a detailed health insurance plan which is bound to start the socialized medicine . debate going hotter than ever. Such a | plain'' if "approved,, would probably pro- vi3£.ibe Jjlueprinl for any national <lc- jut It would not be as rcvo- ' as ' many people think, for socialized. — or if you prefer, industrialized—medicine has been operating in the coal 'mining regions for some '10 t years. -This -system operates somewhat, in '^" the Chinese 'manner, which is to pay s the, doctor to keep . : you well. Single i Winers pay from 75 cents to $1.25 a * v month,; according to locality, and fam- '•' ili'es from ,§1.25 to ?2 for a physician's '• services. -These include house find of- J fice calls and the standard medicines. | !•. In addition to this there are hos- ;' pital and burial funds. All these are apart, from the care and treatment of injuries sustained at work, for which , nijners , receive compensation. These 1 medical services are operated by the mine owners. > •Some companies also provide visiting nurses/ whose work includes classes in.; such things as pro- and post-natal crire. '?-' • ! Maintenance of medical service! is ' written into^ most contracts between operators ,and the United Mine Workers. v • Of course, the situation in mining communities is different from that in York; whore an 'intricate and established • system of private medical ' - practice and hospitals exist. But it • woujt^geem that in any discussion of r socialized medicine, for Mew York or the '--en tire -country, 'more attention might^be.giyeii to this going concern in the mining country. Art and'War Army men and'Civilian art exports have been working since last, summer on 1 Identifications and nmps of artistic monuments in Europe that may stand in the path of the Allied advance. Now 5t JiJ' e P.? 1 ^ c<i t)lilt Kn Army mission is ready to go overseas where the. result oi this^ painstaking research will be put into practice.'' ! The information : is destined for all cohcerned, from the officers who plan bojiibings and ban ages to the fool sol- .di^rs who may have to fight in the vieiriityof these moininicnts. * It Is a tribute to the civili/cd conscience of om military leaders that this task was midei taken, along with other piepaiations of unprecedented importance and magnitude. It is also an indi- Ration that extra precaution will be taken to avoid destruction such as has already^faken place in the Italian cam' BLYTHEVlLLE;"tAKK.)' COURIER if-'t'lies'c matters would be contemplated'or tolerated. No Allied soldiers' lives will be sacrificed for any structure used by the enemy for military purposes. , . But it can 'be.questioned whether (he bombing of the Monte Ca.ssino Ah- bcy, for instance, \vas of enough mili- iary importance'to'offset the stir it caused in the Catholic world. Naturally, the, destruction was not wanton or malicious. Hut the Nazis arc back again in the now-ruined monastery ,that stands where the Benedictine Order was established. Tacticians will no doubt take this experience into account if !• !• ~- ^ comparable situations should develop in the future. The Germans are not moved by any compunction in the use of these monuments for military purposes. They may use a cathedral for a fortress, or the ruins of Pompeii for an ammunition dump, then scream about "^nKlo-Amur- icitu barbarians"^ when the Allies have been baited into attacking it. But there is also evidence, tlml ancient churches- of no military importance have been destroyed, along with the art treasures they contained, through some imprecision in plotting the target or releasing the bombs. Such accidents cannot bo avoided entirely. But the study just completed, and its forthcoming application, should help to cut them to a minimum. A young American solilier is not to be blamed if antiquities don't seem very important in the heat of battle. But they are important to the people of the countries through which we must figiit. To the extent that saving lives and winning battles will allow, it is ex- pedienf, to protect these antiquities. Such a course will pay us immediate dividends in military aid and good will, and it can enrich the world's civilization. Circumspect Slogan Home frontcrs have heard a lot of stirring appeals to their ; patriotism s.ince the war began. Exhortations to buy bonds, save paper, shun the black market and so on have been pitched in a rather high key. That is the natural, proved approach, and the results have'' been pretCy good. ' :1! 'But it hasn't worked on everybody. Some still refuse to .internint their normal way of life without complaint. For them we would like to recommend . a new approach. Perhaps the careful, equivocal report of a Pennsylvania gnlnd jury on the state of the Erie County courthouse might do the trick. It is a brilliant bit of low-pressure 'salesmanship,^ well as an eloquent though circumspect appraisal of the fortunate state of the American civilian, so deeply enmeshed in war, yet so far removed from its conflict and suffering: . "We find everything all that anyone could hope for under present conditions. Some things could be clone if there were'nothing else to do and we had someone to do it. So, as bad as it might be, we are i>l«iscd to find it as good as it is." THEY SAY "Of"course, no deviation from an- ' I think most of the Japs lurking nronnd here would like lo surrender but they don't quite know how to go about it,—capt. Whitlon Arey at Hoilanrila. • v • • t A slight boost tn oue'6 pay rhcck today Is a large price lo pay for no Job nt all attcr the war.—Economic Stabilization' Director Fred M. Vinsou. THURSDAY, MAY 11, 19.14 If you can'l gel help, why not skip housuclfaniijy this ! year? I-nciuls who would stay away because of a little tlifl wouldn't he very loval auywav!'-' ;• THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson- MANY OF US BEMOAN'THE RATIONIN OFMEAT....YET ABOUT ONE OF THE EARTH'i INHABITANTS HAVE WHICH t'HAS THE SREATEK VVIN& SPAN, THE FLVIM& FORTRESS ORTHE LIBERATOR ' -fl POCKET GOPHER ' $ HAS BEEN KNOWN TOTUNMEU SOO fS£-r !H JUST " ; ANSWER. The Fortress'(B-17F) 103 fccl 10 mi v erator (B-24D) 110 feet. • NEXT: \\Ticrc bcllaaonna fcts its name. In Hollywood BY EKSKINE JOHNSON NBA Slaff Correspondent Drnculu looked at his cards and said, "I'll raise you 25 cents." The Wolf Mini looked nervous but tossed in 60 cents. "And I'll.raise you n quarter," he Mid. Tlie Frankcn- slcln monster passed. "I'm just a sissy," he snlri. Dracilia raked in the not with three nines. 1 The Wolf Man was left holding a pair- of jncks. Draciila started to stmffle the cards again but director Erie Kcnton broke up the game. "On the set, boys." lie ordered. "The Devils Brood" Ls the title of the picture and it sn neiv high, or low. in celluloid horror. Three of the screens most tnacbre char- acters—Draculn, the Wolf Man, the Frankenstein monster—all tn one movie. Plus a ixsychopntlilc liimeli- back killer and Boris Karlofl as Dr. Oustav Niemann. scientist and disciple of Frankenstien who wants Hollywood likes to make them. "They give us a chance to let our imagination run wild," director Kenlon snld. "Th c art department cnn go to town on creep 'sets. Prop men have fun with cobwebs. Thc cameraman has fun with trick lighting and shadows. The dircctoi has fun. We have more fun making a horror picture than a comedy." INTO TIIK "MUSH" Boris Karloff and the Frankenstein monster— played this lime by actor Glenn .Strange weren't having fun at. the moment. Director Kcnton was shooting til,. final scene of th c picture. Carrying flnming torches, a posse of irate dwellers has chased Karloff and th monster into a marsh. Encircled b a walled inferno of flames, thej step inlo a slough of quicksand which enghlfs them. Tlie tnptoc >vrw a gooey lo combine .the Wolf Man's Body ,,nttcr ofr-sivvilust. eroun I , p cort nnd the monster's brain. Bnd bran. ' the prop depa tmen These horror pictures are so hot! Imd r | egt , d „£ a hydraulic lift witl at the box office they've had lo j a platform.' Boris and Strange slooi ^^I'i^.^JS 1 '^"-!"" l ".^ " lj " f - m »>« "-ere'owere! )ur Boarding House with Major Hoople Out 0»r Way ,. B y J. R/VWniams **SSN'7°"L_ fW^P. ARMICTICE. T^/ t picneo WT&T^, 77- . = , ,UFFlNTO(T, W5TAW lAftJOR ICK6TOM rJ0.6, EGfXD. ARMISTICE. YOU'RE 3U&T INTIME! ~~-\ VMKS ABOUT TO SPiCULME OM WieS .. „. PRiNT.TWE FWORITE' TH' FUST RACE. >X, 3OME.' T AN' wco 6PEKR9, ) ( M'JST HURR;-," MORE FISH THAN \ r t PICKED PRINT. AvN . TUW BIO COCOOM LOOKS TOME LIKE HE'S FURLOUGH FROM A MILK ROOTS.' /A BEAUTIPUL ACT. BUT IT MIGHT IM7EREST VCt) 70 HMOW THAT VOO HAVE WE VER VET S.MORED WHEN) VOU VVERP REALLV ASLEEP.' I'M NOT GQ- I.VJG 7O 1ELL VOL! ACiAIM THAT I DOMT VVAMT AMY MORE OF -THIS BuS;MESS OF TURMiMO VOUR. RADIO REAL LOW AMD LISTEMIMG TO ^ LATE. PROeRAI-lS.' THE RULE IS LIGHTS OUT--ASJD RADIOS OFF--AT TEM- THIRTY.' had to take the hoys right untie' for a split second. They came ii| looking like thc v had Just fallen in lo a plale of breakfast ramii. "I hnlc.VQ think." producer I'au Malvcrn shuddered on Hie sidelines "what would have happened if tlia hydraulic lift had broken when tlv boys were underneath that stuff." Weirdest scene next to this dunk ing routine Is n sequence In whicl Karloff finds the frozen forms o bolh the monster and the wolf mai burled In an underground Ice c» vcrn. Karloff heats up thc glacla tomb with fire and the boys fl nally thaw out. good as new. wlilcl Is the 1 .Idea Hollywood has ye advanced lo keep hams fresh nouni.K I.OVK THESIK But "The Devil's Broort" won' ._. i clve you Dracula. (lie Wolf Mai and the Frankenstein monster al 'n Ine scene. I Tie boys never nice In the picture. To keep romiinllclsls happy, the THe Doses Are Getting Harder to Swallow WARKENSBURG, Mo. (UP) —' 1'hc city's business came to a,sud- leii halt nt Die city council meel- ne. here recently when two small joys e !i(erecl the meeting room and vhispercd to Mayor H. O. 'Hueftlci hat they were on a scavenger hunt' nml lliat a cln,'ck for one cent from he mayor had liecn requested. Iiteftlc obligingly wrote the'check vhilc council members patiently 'ailed for tile mayor to -call the ext item of business. Let Us Help SAVE YOUR EYES! !09 W. Main St. Phone 2912 OLIVER FARM EQUIPMENT Sales arid Service HARRISON AUTO PARTS CO. 511 W. Ash Phone 2552 ' Save 50%'On TRUSSES Sleel and Elastic STEWART'S Drag Stare Main & Lake Phone 2822 Have Fan & Refrigerator Motors Cleaned For Summer. New Location 116 N 1st J. T. (Charlie) Stalcup Phone 2993 or Z598 If. row want (• sgj ifl.w W., Bon*. BELL OS THE FURNIXUHK TOD ARE NOT USING for cuh! Also Uber»| trmde-ln • Umraaon ta, fit femltDrf-in new. AlTin Hardy Forn. Co, Ml t M*ln t-toB. tIM CLOCKS REPAIRED Electric or Stem Wind. Work Guaranteed. A. B. FORD at Put O'Uryant'i Jewelry Try our "Own Made" ICE CREAM Ole Hickory Inn Across from High Schwil J. LOUIS CHERRY Representing NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE CO. BlytheviUe, Ark. Mrs. DALTON C. POWLSTON, B.A., M S M ORGANIST anfl TEACHER PIANO - ORGAN and VOICE Former New Yori Organist & Teache-. _ .. . For.. Appointment _Wrtte MM. Powlston 1101 Chlcka»wb'» or Spring and Bammer ruNt-i/p Save Gasoline . . . Save Tires. Get All-round Better Performance! T I. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler Dealer Putt & Service lil W. Aih . Pboac 2122- DRS. NIE.S & N!ES OSTfOPATH/C PHYS/C/ANS RECTAL DISEASES a SPECIALTY (EXCEPT CANCER) OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 Clinic 514 Main BlytheriUe, Ark. Phone 2921 TME Copyrlghl. 19)4.V NEA Service, Inc TWE LADY • and LINK'S STORY XVI passed through (he inn entered a Japanese garden, a delightful place, exquisite from many years of careful jitlcn- tion. It \vos open enough tiuit they could sec the sky, and the sky was fine. There were clouds in Hie sky. Not many, a few, and Uiey were tight clouds like wads of damp cotton. Ijink watched them. . "Mind it I tell you about me?" he asked Norma. "I wish you would." Link nodded. "Lincoln Dell, his short-short story: Born on a Missouri farm. At the age of 12, he had n race horse named Jones, and the hayburner never won a race, bill ho (might Lincoln how • wonocrful it is to have hope. .Link's life has been rose-colored ever since. Eventually, following the pleasant roart that his life has followed,'he spent six years learn- ,imj to be an asleopathic physician. And be practiced a year in Kansas City." "Girls?" Norma nskcd. Wilh what was more than normal curiosity, Link hoped. He grinned. "I fold you last night. I'm the Great Dane, remember? Interesting to look at nnd to scratch or pat on the head, but nothing they want at the breakfast table. In other words they always think I'm kidding." She examined his face. "You're grinning. But I think it has both- Link shook his head. "No, a radioman. I was radioman on a bomber which messed up an airplane factory on the edge of Tokyo. We caught a lot of flack, took a pasting in fact, and two motors conked. After that, we were a sitting duck for the Zeros. They got us down back in the hills." "What about the rest of your crew?" she asked. . .vi .*.-.,,' • v..*i.»ikv..,t.o itn\niy. iiiui pluming, jjul 1 iiiiiin arc two love stories in the picture,' ercd you, hasn't it?" with Anne GVynne mid Elena Ver-' C.A KIH- -t ti™^ \>r u duw throbbing i . A'liUlc,.at times. , Well, on John Carnullnn nlays thc role of .°, . o( iS sl . ons V a '', , hc , ad " Dracula, J: Carroll Nalsh is the ™ Med - Fillt no ." as a wl »°!e. And nsychopAlhic. hunchback killer, nnd now ' m ?' a<1 of "• Hc looked at Urn Chancy Jr, plays thc Wolf Norma with obvious appreciation. Man. "With very little provocation, —; you begin lo roll your eyes," she i'. uiOslnglfttll'ra-vlolct light. Dr. •«:,,.•»" !</> ?•>!<!' M/> «;•»»•»'&!' ! Wrlth. of Clwlottcnbnrg, Germany, , '7"?. "° SaW- "° wasn ' cm ' jiholoRrnphrd f-nses cnnnot be ,,!y . - • A G /V fa GRIMNESS. came to Link's face, the cold knife of memory. "If you're enjoying this interlude," lie said, "that part of the story might spoil it lor you." "If you'd rather not tell it." "I don't mind. I was thinking "Tell me, Link," she said quietly. "I think it might be an important part of knowing you." Hc said, "Well, here it is: H was bad. The pilot set us down in a bunch of pieces, which was good work. Thc blister gunner and the bombardier were done for. The pilot died' in my arms." He watched the clouds for a moment. , "No one had ever died in my arras before. I stayed with the pilot. He. was a wonderful guy. I stayed with him because I was a doctor. The rest of the crew stood around for a while, but I told them to leave, and they did. I was the ranking officer then. We had orders to scatter, anyway, lo confuse the enemy. So they left me witn the pilot." Link's Ihroat became tight. He reached down and plucked a blade of grass and made it into a reed between hi-, thumbs and started to blow it, then realized what a vulgar thing the sound would have been, and he was almost ill. Norma touched his arm with a gesture of sympathy. "It must have been bad." ..,. . "Strange," Link said. "I' think stronge is a better word. The pilot knew he was going lo die. But he " til the very last. He was great. He asked me to do some things for him, for his folks and some friends. They w.cre simple things. He had mo repeat what I do nnd say two or Ihrec times,-the exact words to use. Then he closed his eyes and thai was that." , ••' Link threw away the blade of rass, threw it away grimly and violently, ^ut it fluttered only a cw inches from his fingertips and fell to the ground. . "Then I spent four days crawl- ng around Japan on my hands •md knees. Then some Japs with spears caught me. The spears were fishing spears, and I was Very put out at being captured by anybody with spears. I got the usual going over, which is something incidentally, then they brought me to Niji Prison." * * * "WHAT about the rest of the . bomber crew?" Norma asked. "Never heard of them," Link admitted.' There was a silence. Link was Frowning at the tall pines on the lulls around them and realizing Ihal, although he,was for thc "moment depressed, he was glad he had told her that part of his story. "Link," Norma said. "Link, what about Azaraski?" 'Azaraski!" he exploded. "Do we have to mention him!" "Was he at Niji Prison when they first brought you there?" Norma persisted. 'Holy cow!" Hc gave her a look of astonishment. "You've been pumping me." "A little," she admitted. "What about Azaraski?" "Come to think of it, he came to Niji about a month nftcr I did." "Then you could have been the reason he came there," "Could be," admitted Link, "But I don't sec what makes roe so important a guy. You know what? I think .you woulrl make an excellent detective. ' I ' don't know whether I'm so enthusiastic about that quality in a woman. I'll have lo think it over." "Well, Azaraski's coming to Niji after you did is a point." "Sure, it's a point," Link said. {To Be. Continued) • -

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