The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 13, 1944 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, May 13, 1944
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PAGfc POUR BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.); COURIER NEWS THE BLTTHEVILUB COUBZEB NIF8 ' •• *•• ooaasm mm oo. ' v •.• W. BADTO, PUhUlkir • : , ..•AiiDBi r. sassia. utter. . UMBB A. OAICKS, AdtertfcUn 1UWM Bolt Nttlocal Adw&tac RepntiotikUTMi .WWtoc* WUner OB, N*v Tork, Ottawa, p»- trptt, Atltnta, Mmphfe. : «my' Afternoon faeepi Bantey BUted u second elm m»tt«r tt tn» port- offic* at Btythevffle, Arkuuu, under act ol Got«,' October s, ign, aemd by tbe United SUBSCRIPTION RATES , By cutler in the city of BlyUiertll*, Kt p«t : week, or B5c per montfi, . By mall, wlthta a radlua of 40 mll<», MOO p« je*r, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 tor Uiret monttu; by m»U outalde 60 mile lone 110.00 p« year paytble In advance. •The Church's Role Today Can the churches of America refuse to condone war ami still refuse to condone, evil? That question lias been plaguing mnny of America's churcli- . men. since the war began. The majority of pastors may have" solved it : realistically and patriotically, but there is inescapable evidence that some cler- . ical attitudes, both official and private, '• have been at odds with the overwhelming sentiment of this country for a successful, decisive termination of this •' war. It i.s encouraging to note Hint the : Methodist church, at its recent genera) • conference, reversed its 1940 stand with a resolution that "God Himself lias a stake in the struggle. We repudiate the theory that a state, even though imperfect in itself, must not fight against intolerable wrong." The vote on this resolution, reached after five hours of debate, was 373 to ' 300. But the lay vole made it as decisive as it was, since the clergy gave '; the resolution a bare majority of 170 to ion. A few days after this vole, however, a "peace now" plea wns voiced by the Rev. Henry Darlington, an Episcopal clergyman of New York City. He urged that the Pope, the Archbishop of ~Cnn- terbury and tho Metropolitan Russian Church drop their differences and unite , in calling on political heads of all na;: -lions to work for peace as they have worked for war. ; • • It seems incredible that Dr. Darling: ton does not believe that this war is being-fought for peace—but n.pence, so decisive that it may be enduring, rather than Mr. Chamberlain's "peace in our :'. time." Surely he must realm; that Christian civilization was imperiled by \a danger too desperate to be removed by half-measures. Nazi and Japanese barbarism is a malignancy in the world's flesh. It . cannot be cured by sedatives. It must ;, . lie cut away and destroyed to stop its growth. That i.s a frightfully bloody and painful business, but it must be done. As the crucial operation in this fight for free life is about to commence, Dr. : Darlington would have us return to the sedatives of appeasement and negotiation. The ministers who protested the bombing of Germany would have the surgeon bleed so that the pnticiit might suffer further ravages of the old disease. Would it not be better if our stubbornly pacifislic clergy could emulate the courage of their colleagues now serving as chaplains? Or might they not follow the example of those many ministers who, realizing Christianity's stake, have thrown their spiritual power behind the struggle for total victory ? Fighting Christians, and their families at home, need hope and comfort, not the doctrine of futility and censure. Moon(ight;-Roses and"'' Warmer Washington, we understand, lias a new weatherman—a young man to whom weather means romance and poetry as well as wind velocity and barometric pressure. He doesn't mind saying "sunny" instead of "clear." ir describing a potentially balmy summer evening as "moonlight and wanner." But how is he on heat? Is his attitude realistic? If it is, he's the weatherman wo have been looking for these many years, We've lived through some summer heat waves, but have never yet found a weatherman who would make a forecast of "hot." The temperature may lie near 100, with worse to come tomorrow, ^ut the strongest statment we've ever seen from « weather bureau is "Fair and continued warm." Rough Idea Official estimate of the destruction .caused by the regrclable American bombing of Schaffhauscn, Switzerland, places the damage at $8,500,000. That is the dollar loss resulting from an accidental bombing hy a relatively small force. Now, as an exercise in astronomical arithmetic, think of the thousands upon thousands of tons of bombs dropped on Berlin niid other Naxi industrial and transportation centers by repeated thousand-plane raids. Try to translate that damage into dollars. Then ask yourself if you still question tbe effectiveness of aerial warfare. The Vanishing Frontier ' A good many Kcnluckians must have choked on their juleps when the.y read that their able and amiable Sen. Albcn W. Harkley, having broken his glasses, road his Jefferson Day dinner menu through a monocle. Not only that, but he hold it firmly in place with what seemed to be a practiced eye. Probably it's just as well for Sen- iilor Barkley's political future that Dim'! BooAe and the rest of those inned, rough-living, lobacco- chawin' frontiersmen arc no longer numbered among Kentucky's voters. Under Cover Strange are the ways of justice . . . The Doukhobors of Canada have been at it again, and 16 of them stripped off all their, clothes before 1500 Sunday strollers in Vancouver park. They were arrested, of course—but for concealing rather than for revealing. The pinch was for failure to show their national registration cards! •$O THEY SAY Tlio German diameter did not change Hm- clamenlally between t!ic lime ot Nnrjoleon .nml World Wnr I. Why .should we suppose it Ims changed since? I believe we stall witness Die same drnmn all over ngnln.—Einll Ludwig, iiu- thor. » * * The War Department docs not consider it advisable to utilize Japanese-Americans in the Pacific war theater, if n Japanese-American unit wore present in combat in the Pacific. It would be possible Die enemy Japanese to secure American uniforms and mingle with our solriiers.-Gcnml staff Lieut.-Col. Harrisoi Gerhard t. A. There can be no greater fallacy than the belief (lint our export business is dependent on M.e economic retardation of other countries. The principal obstacle we have to the export bu s |jic.« is the low purchasing power of the people- William P. Witherow, former president National Association of Manufacturers. )urBoardiiig House with Major Hoople Out Our Way SATURDAY, MAY 1,% in.14 ,"Jolmny, lhal garden has improved since your dad wou to. war~l_guess Hie hoe works.just as well pn Ibc weeds the choice words lie used!',' THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson- 7Ai auMSY-LOOKING, WATER-LOVING, FOUfJ -TON HIPPOPOTAMUS CAU OUTRUN A WAN ON "I'f-l Gqn't-Pitch, I Won't Play Ball! the same suit she wore at Atlantic City. The director looked at her, said, "Oh. no. You won't do. Yon should never wear n bathing suit." F1TCHBURG, Mass. (UP)—John Andrews of aVVtertown, a railroad employee, asked for a sock in the jaw, got il, and was happy. H cured him of lockjaw. flPTICRL STORE Let Us Help 'SAVE YOUR EYES! 209 W. Main St. Phone 2912 OLIVER FAKM EQUIPMENT Sales ami Service HARRISON AUTO PARTS CO. 517 W. Asli Phone 2552 USED CARTRID&E CASES SALVAGED FROM TRAINING 6ROUNOS AND BATTLE AREAS ARE BEIN& WED tN A\AKING N&W U.S. PENNIES. ANSWER: M-day is Die day of mobilization, an. attack or operation is to be started. • " D-day, the day on "-..NEXT: Sunburned icebergs, 5 In Hollywood BY EUSKINE JOHNSON NKA Staff Correspondent The Form . looked might pretty iu a pair ot slacks and one ol those tight sweaters which Mr. Hays says the girls must not wear on tile screen. She was sitting on a bench on the "Something for the Boys" set. Slic was—Mmmm! We lind looked her we said, because we wanted to [incl out, what happens to n "Miss America" alter all the shouting dies down. The FoTTn— brmiet — Jo-Carroll Dennison, a small town stenographer — won the title at Atlantic City in 1942. There was (lie usual big fuss which eventually resulted in a film contract. But so far. Jo- Carroll said, she's an actress who seldom acts; '•rve~rionc* 1 " vcry little acting'." she said. "Three smnll rolos in a year. ("Pin-Up Girl," "Ladies in Washington," "Something for the Boys.") You cnn say I'm not do- Ing so well. As a matter of fact. you can say that being Miss America isn't all that it's cracked up to By J. R. Williams -WE MEWSIN TWO Bui DID >too SEE PLUG O'WIKJE LEAMlM'OM WE'RE 7H OMES WHO ARE IAKIMS THE CH HOW DO WE lOvJOW / •OiJ DiD\TT GET ./I ==( WOULDN'T BE FAIR AS I DID AND BACK LEA5M AMYTHINJG WAV. WHILE.' WHV. iOU'RE ALWAYS _1 SAVING WE CAM 3OCXEV IM C VJHV WAS I "THE POACHERS Winning the title changes a girl's life Loo much too last." Thert 1 was. for example, the $1000 it month .she was supposed to be making on,n personal appearance lour after she won the title. "That's what I thought I was making," she said. "But. the Atlantic City Pageant took 30 per cent, an agent got another 10 per cent, and the income tax people got, some more. 1 wns gelling only alioiit 50 per cent." 'T_MKAN EXl'EUIKNCE!" A lot of her relatives also popped ui> for loans. "They thought 1 was making a lot of money," she said "1 thought so. too. I spent mare than 1 should have. I was a $25 a week secretary from Tyler, Texas on a spree. I got taken for a lot of money. By the time I got back to Tyler I had was $3000 and « lot of experience. And brother, mean experience." Before she returned to Tyler, Jo- Carroll turned down several radio and singe offers in New York, always kept thinking something- better would turn up," sh3 "but nothing did." One of the plays she turned down wns "Oklahoma." Returning lo the old home was^ an experience, too, The Form said. "They sort of resented me coming back. They got to liking the publicity I was getting for tl\e town. I had decided to go bacX to work as secreiary—honest. Thci 20lh Century-Fox offered mo a contract. But. I don't really \vanj to be an actress. I want to get married and have children." But nil the eligible men she knows, The Form said, arc in Ihc Army. Then there was Ihc attitude crybo.cly sccius to take lo\vards St Miss America.."The chorus girl attitude." Jo-Carroll said. "You know you're introduced as a Miss America and everybody thinks ot a line of girls with peroxide In theii hair. Or they sneer and say. '.Mlsi America? Hnim. Shcs not so pretty. Or they say, 'I bet she's a stinker.'' THE FORM t,AYS AN EGG It's like that In Hollywood, too The Form said. "The Miss Americ. title Is a drawback. You are Intro duccd as Jo-Carroll Dcnnison anc directors might give yon a break You're Introduced as Miss America and the Immediate reaction Is "She can't act—she's just a beauty contest winner.'" Jo-Carroll Dennison can stt chuckle over Ihc first lime she wore —J, a bathing suit nt (he studio. It was SRTE 50% On TRUSSES Sfeel and Elastic ST;E WART'S Drat Stere Main & Lake Phone 2822 Have Pan & Refrigerator Motors Cleaned For Summer. New Location 116 N 1st J. T. (Charlie) Stalcap Phone 2993 o CLOCKS REPAIRED Electric or Stem Wind. Work Guaranteed. A. B. F 0 R D At 'F»i O'Bry»nfi Jewelr} It jot mnt la sajr am* ffa* ' . Bond« SELL DS THE rUENITUEK f I IfOU ARE NOT DS1NQ for auh! ' Abo liberal Inde-ln *ll<wan<* lei old fornltnrf»n new. ] Hardy Fora. Co. ' Ml Z. Main P ho Try our "Own Made" ICE CREAM Ole Hickory Inn Across from High Schwl J. LOUIS CHERRY Representing NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE CO. Blytlieville, Ark. Mrs. DALTON C. FOWLSTON, B.A., M S M, ORGANIST and TEACHER of PIANO - ORGAN and VOICE Former New York Organist & Teaches For Appointment Write Mrs. Fowlston 1101 Chick nsawb* or Phone 3/Ut Spring and Summer T U N e - U P Save Gasoline . . . Save Tires. Get All-round IMter Performance! T I. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler Dealer F»rtj & Serrlc* 121 W. Aih Phone 212? DRS. NIES & N!ES OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIANS 'H RECTAL DISEASES a SPECIALTY (EXCEPT CANCER; OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 Clinic 514 Main BIytheville, Ark. Phone 2921 rut Copyright, ISU,^-- KEA^Servlce, Inc. ~ HE..'LADY' PLOT XVIII rPHE old innkeeper brought some cakes which looked like small discs o£ very good leather. He left them and went away again. Courlright brewed lea. The water wns hot now. She poured the .sle.nming amber liquid into the tall little individual pols. The pots were delicately ornamented, with tiny spouts and liltle birds, birds saucy and blue, on lop ot each pot. . The teacups were not much larger than thimbles and had no handles. Courlrighl poured tea inio them. Each time she poured and held the pot upright again, the saucy blue bird gave n cheery whistle- •• ••. . , "Your brother, Norma," Link said. "Where is he?" ".:.,.. Norma Greer put down her fea- cup quickly. Pain changed her .voice. "Link, I don't know." ;' Link touched her hand. "Sorry." "But if J only knew where lie was!" : "He's probably all rigM," Link said. It was an emply thing to say. But it was the best he could think of. : Wooflcnly, Norma looked at the (able. "He was in Singapore," she said. "The House of Grcer, in Singapore. A banking and investment company, which we owned. My brother stayed with the concern, hoping to get ils transferable assels out of the hands of the Japanese'. T don't know \vliether he escaped." - <», "A lot of people got out of Singapore in lime," Link pointed '..'put. r • ^" He was an Ameri- I hope he got fully. "I hope Kip did. He was going to Hie United Slates and join the Army Air Corps. He was a good flyer, can citizen, through." Link reached for his (eacup. Bnl he didn't pick it up He had the. strangest of feelings. "Norma," he asked, "what was your brother's name?" "Kip. Kipman John Greer."' "And he was going to join the U. S. Army Air Corps?" "Yes." '"'"?•" God, thought Link, and lie sal there feeling as if there wns nothing, nothing whatever, underneath , •"'-'--.•B<^-S QH GOD, he thought. How can I tell her that her brother is dead, that he was the pilot ot my plane, and that he died in my arms. Kipman John Grcer died in my arms, here in Japan tliree months ago. Kip, her brother. Link looked down at }iis hands, conscious of the heavy lunging of his heart. The death of Kip Grcer had been gentle, the way Link had thought death could not be gentle. Kip's courage, and the clnrity of his mind lo the last, Kip's concern only about others and not himself, lind given Link something precious in memory. Now he knew something. Now lie knew that il was no accident that the Japs had gotten him acquainted with Norma Greer. There was a plot. Now he was afraid, so afraid that it was a bitter taslo in his mouth, for Norma and Courlrighl and himself. I've got to hide my alarm, Link thought. I've got to. I've got to get my mental feel back on the ground and say something in character, something rose-colored and not too profound. The unreality of his surroundings, the ghastly curlicues that were the decorative motif of the 3X.I& ftc inoun- ains, did riot help hircTget stable'!] again. ,| There a plot. Of course , there was n plot. And devilishly ! ingenious it must be, because he i could not see what it was. I've got to get up, walk around, i and kick something, Link thought. -I "Excuse me," he said. That was enough to get him | away from the veranda. Bui he didn't even look for a men's rcg in (he inn; he went outdoors stead. PAPTAIN AZARASKI was no-' where in sight. \ "Where did stinky go to?" Link asked the Japanese non-commissioned officer who was part of the army guard (hat had accompanied them from Yokohama. The Jap non-com answered nothing, ,-mr! did it insolently. You can't blame him for thinking ! he's a slicker, Link reflected. I ' 'Moshi . . . San!" said Link, trying to remember something from the Japanese lessons they had made the- war prisoners take. "San ni o me ni—oh hell, let it | go, you flat-faced little thug!" He wheeled back, and walked I around (lie outside of the inn. The I guards were well-placed, he saw, I and there was not much chance of I making a successful break, and! nothing but many square miles of. I Japan around them if they did get I away. Link had stolen some of Aza-1 raski's American cigarcts, palm-1 ing them back at Niji Prison be-| fotp they started out on this mys- lorious ride. He lighled one. Thel cigaret smoke was utterly deli-l cious. It was strange to remer^£r| that lighting an American _.„.._ ct had once been a casual com-1 monplace Ihing one hardly noticed.! He saw Tilda Courlright coming! toward him. He was glad to secf her. "You, got it," Courtright said.l with her characteristic directness.f "You've got an answer to this. Itf carno lo you, didn't it?" Link looked at the homely, ca-l pablo old lady and he was xindc-T cided if he should tell her, unde-| cided what to do.

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