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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 15, 1944
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JTHB BLYTHEVILtE COUBIEB NIWH ' •' W rtKrtnto win oo. " a. w. masm, nuub«r UnB/F, NORHIB, OAT*NS, ; Ml VtUeotl 'MnttOat HcpntecUUrMi WUw* Wlto«r oo, iff* Tort. CbteMO, D*, Atlanta,'Ifemtdife. »"—^ Cray.Afternoon teed H Mcond elui matter »t the port- •0IM mt BljthflTill*, Arkuiu, under '»ct oJ Oci, October e, 1917, Bcrred by toe Unftw Prwi 'StJBSORIPnOH HATES JJy carrier In the:city of Blythevtil*, Kt p*r week, or Me per month. By mall, within t ndliu of 40 mile*, HOC per jwr, |200 lor six monlhj, |l.M lor three moBttw; by null outside 50 mile iooe 110,00 per 7eu p«j»b!e to 4 drance, What Kind of Television? Postwar planning in the television industry has stirred up a bitter- fight which has raged, without miich publicity, for several weeks. The basic question is whether the present type of television will continue, or whether—and when — sets of considerable "improvement will be made available. The fight began when the Columbia Broadcasting System proposed that the task of eliminating technical hugs he divided among various laboratories now. In this way, CBS contends, high-frequency transmission of larger, "clearer, more detailed images in color as well as black and white might Ire ready soon after the war ends. When television improvement comes, ns it seems bound to, it must come "upstairs" in the radio spectrum. -And this improvement will make present, television equipment not gradually obsolescent, as was the case with radio development, but suddenly and completely worthless, So CBS opposes manufacture and marketing of prewar-type television instruments while leisurely improvements arc made. ;Thc Federal Communications Commission, which divides and assigns the radio spectrum, is in general agreement with CBS. James L. Fly, FCC chairman, has slated his opposition to any freezing of television standards at < theirVesent level for the sak'e of •sell- nig present-model sets. Opponents of the CRS proposal include officials of the Television Broad. casters Association and the National ":Briadcnsting Co. Their arguments include the contention that present television standards satisfy legitimate demands; that manufacturers, now eiv: gaged in war work, cannot he expected ; to work on liigh'frequency improve;. men Is as well; that such work would deny employment to returning veterans.. It seems to us that the CBS stand | has.logic on its side. Improved television is destined for a general future in en- ; tertaimnent and education. In its commercial application, advertisers will have to Compete with the movies in : entertainment and with color photography in attractiveness. They are going to want the best. So is the public. And those who buy receivers would be rightfully indignant if they discovered after • a few years that their expensive pre\ war-type equipment had become so . - much junk. • Pioneer manufacturers and broadcasters have invested some $20,000,000 : in television; the public investment is around 52,000,000. The longer present television standards remain, the bigger that investment will become and the • more reluctant manufacturers and broadcasters will be to inaugurate improvement. It would seem sensible to scrap that investment now rather than wait a decade until it has grown into billions, as it undoubtedlv will. BLYTHEVILLE. (ARKJ, COURIER NEWS The Battle'df Germany Today One of the strangest and most crucial battles'in the history of warfare is going on insicie"'Germany. The opposing "armieh" are Allied bombs and the Nazi military and secret police. The "battlefield" is the German 'people. The prize of victory is their morale. Tins islniado clear in a Swiss newspaper stony by a man who returned home in Jfarch after spending months in Germany and undergoing CO air attacks in Berlin. Even before the pulverizing attacks of the last six weeks, he reported that 70 or 80 per cent of the Nazi capital's factories were destroyed or damage'd. He also disclosed that residential 'bombing had knocked oiit tens of thousands of small home workshops serving armament production. But of equal military importance is his story of the terror of Germany's war-sick pboplc—terror of the bombs and of the 'Gestapo. "Fifty per cent of the German population is already demoralized," he writes. "It is unlihinkable that the German people can bear the existing conditions for an indefinite period. People now .say quite frankly Dial if the air offensive is further intensified, a way out must be found. There can, however, bn no thought of a revolution. The Gestapo and the SS are too powerful for the whole German people to dare to rise up against the- NationaKSocialist system." It is obvious'that the air offensive lifts boon tremendously intensified. And as we attack in growing strength, the Gestapo and the SS surely are finding that their [job is'also tremendously intensified. First of all there are the physical difficulties. Each attack -adds thousands to tihc (taxed and weary homeless, deprives sections of a city of light, gas and water, disrupts transportation. But there must also be a weakening of morajc. Each Allied plane over Berlin is another harbinger of German defeat. Each explosion echoes the ever emptier ring of party boasts and promises. As late as January, the Swiss writer says, the faithful Na/is were boasting that Berlin coiild never be attacked by ' day. But the daylight raids came, ami; party prestige must have fallen even more. Against fear, discouragement and weariness, Hitler's brutish police are fighting a grim battle, but a losing one. They are still strong, but we are stronger. Even the Gestapo's guiis -cannot delay forever the Gorman people's desperate scare)) for "a way out." SO THEY SAY Perhnps. if «-e arc very successful ngainst Germany, it (Pacific war) will end in 1945. -But your guess Ls as good .ns mine.—New Zealand Prime Minister I'eter Frnsor. J » « tooting nt ihc picture as n whole, wnge increases and price increases can not help ar.y ,->f us very much, but they can harm nil of ns very greatly.—Economic Stnbilizatlon Director Pretl M. Vinson. • • * If Hie leaders of medicine recognize that there invariably will i )c some socialization of medicine, nnd will provide n program that, will ue just and fair lo (he doctor and patient, there will be litde need to fear government control.— Rear Adml. Xmtier Sheldon, as.slstr.nt chief. Navy Bureau of Medicine. • * » I cannot conceive that there Is any doubt in going back- lo periodic breakdown of oiir economy, to periodic imcmpio.vmcm. bankruptcy nnd foreelosnre.-OPA Administrator Chester Bowles Our Boarding House with Major Hoople Out Our Way MONDAY, MAY 15. 194,1 Cheer;Up,,Nothing Lasts : Forever. 1 1 OU6MTA 6EF ' SOMETHING com. Im «> htAscnvicr, inc. T. M. SEC, u, o. PAT. Mr "They say everybody will have helicopters after the'war,' bul_whal'll lie wonderful about lhal? The same cikl work school will be at (he em! of (he THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson. Gone to Launch." RITA HAYWORTH _ Rita will sliare rcdiieail -honors with two other carrot lops, Janet lilair and Man- 1'latt, in "Tonight anrt Every Night." It's in icchnlcolor, too. Annual world demand for sen 1 lions is about 000, mostly for trained seal troupes in cirouse. 1 ;. CATCH FISH IN NETS OF SILK SPUN BY THEY ALSO USE BALLS OF SPIDER -SILK. FOR , WITH LINES ALSO A\ADE BY Let Ua Help SAVE YOUR EYES! 209 W. Main St. Phone 2912 . ''IN MAV, W;TK WAR TIME, ITS 'EARLY ATSEVEN O'CLOCK,-BUTT IT WILL SE EVEN EARLIER, LATER," Says BELMH WALTOW, -\ /Mornsvt//e, THOSE THAT HAVE SEEN FLOATING .LON6 ID ONE rWlTION /IRE WV/rjf WHILE THOSE THAT HAVE RECENTLY I TURNED OVER ,~~ NEXT: Tools from heaven.^ In Holly wood NY ERSKTNE JOHNSON NEA Snftf Cnri-csponilent The film parade: Elia Kazan, di- cctor—The last time Elia directed picture the total cost of the film •as $7. Now he's directing the film crsion of 'A Tree Grows in Brook- yn." which will cost a million. Ten ears ago, as a young actor, Kazan Irccletl n Iwo-rceler, "Pie in the 3ky," inspired by the old. hobo ong. He shot the picture on the ong Island City dump. He nnci notlicr fellow were the onlv ac- jrs. Another friend donated the 1m. But to get 'his negative cle- eloped. Kazan Jiad to bribe a pal i a film Inboratory to work over- me one night. Tlits was what shot cost of the picture up to S7. wnsn't tinttl lie directed Helen yes on Broadway in "Harriet." owcvcr, that Hollywood ever heard f Elia Kazan. CAROLE LANDIS—For n scene i RKO's "Having Wonderful rime." Carole wears a mink-trim- led nightgown. That should be clter than bank night. • + • " OlIAUI.IiS RTCKFORIl — Critics 'rniiflioiit (he country, after scc- <K "Song of Rcrnndeltc." are biid- Hickfortl as Iiavin^ given one By J. R. Williams 6U . FNE TlO<ETS,<30 PLEASE INFORM ME HOW VOL! CANS OMLN \M|N SIX RACES IK) * ROW! THKT PUT6 ME IM ATS "IH 1 LIFE; GO WHEN YOU VVAMT, WHERE VOU WANT. AN) 1 DO AS VOU WAMT, LIKE WILD BIRDS FREE AS IK VViMD. , ^JOU FORGET 1HWI PLUMGED MOSTOFAvVSf PROWS Ohi SEH-FREE AS TN' WIMD. 6UT KKJEVJ I VJONi*3O HE'D CLIN& l\ ME tM*M A COA.T OF SriEUKC.' VOU'RE AS WEIRD A?, 60HONGRV I COOLD DrSEST if (he feiv satisfying inferprets- lions or the priesllinod to emerge r roin Hollywood. • * • HOWARD HILL—An archery ex- perl, lie will l)e starred soon in a nc\v movie. "The Adventures or the Eon of Robin Hood." WANTED: ONE JOHN L. PRANK TUTTLE — A director, G is looking lor an actor lo piny John L. Siillivnn in "The Great John L." Hollywood agents are flooding liis office with very Interesting nrt. all biceps and muscles. MARIE WILSON — Glad to see JWarie returning ( o (he screen M-G-M's "Music for Millions.' She will play a renimc clarinetist. VIRGINIA MAYO — Night club showgirl who gets her big break as Bob Hope's leading lady in "Sylvester the Great.' For one scene in the film, they had n mouse running around her neck and rtowi her shoulders. Commented Hope "They had to start you with s mouse, dear, to get used to work ing with me." EDGAR, BARRIER—His Nnzi an. Jap "heavies" have made him on of the Hollywood.? most sought vil Inlns, but now he's working over lime at reforming. In "Secrets o Scotland Yard.' Edgar debuts ns : romantic leading man and chase the tneanics he iisecl to pa) nrouni with. ", • * TKEXE DUNNE— Whenever sl< visits an Army camp or hospita the rctiiiesl Is always the same, lo sing "I'll Gel B>" jusl Hie way sh did it in "A Guy Named Joe." * • • ALBERT DEKKER — The Paramount lot is covered with signs reading, "Elect Albert Dekker to the SUte Assembly." The nclor Is more interested in voles than applause Ihcsc days. KRME PVI.E NOMINEES LESTER COWAN—Prducer Lester still hasn't found the right actor to portray columnist Ernie Pyle In. "The Story of ot Joe." Three names stnnd out in letters from Pile's readers — Jimmy Gleason, Waller Brctmaii and Gary cooper. Cowan must make up his mind soon. The picture goes Into produc- lion next month. • • * LEON SCEILESINGER— A sign on Henry J. Kaiser's door In one of Leon's ne«- "Merrie Melodle" shorts, home front problems, reads: "Back In 2 mlnules— Spring- and Summer TUNE-UP Save Gasoline . . . Save Tires. Get All-round Better Performance! T I. SEAT MOTOR CO. Chrysler Dealer P»rt» A Service 121 W. AfJt FhTOe 21Z2 OLIVER PAKJI EQUIPMENT Sales and Service HARRISON AUTO PARTS CO. 517 W. Ash Phone 255Z Sare 50% On TRUSSES Steel and Elastic STEWART'S Drnt Store Main & Lake Phone 2822 Have Fan & Refrigerator Motors Cleaned For Summer. New Location 116N 1st J. T. (Charlie) Stalcup Phone Z993 or 2598 aura If jna want to a nj Bondi SELL OS THE I ^^,. 41JIIB , ^JU AKE NOT USING for eub'll Abo Ubcral trade-in all*w»o«» (or old fomJturc'«n new. f AWn Hardy Fnni. Co. »1 t Main — CLOCKS REPAIRED Electric or Stem Wind. Work Guaranteed. A. B. FORD At Pat O'Bryanti Jewelry Try our "Own Made" || ICE CREAM Ole Hickory Inn! Acro» from High Selwol J. LOUIS CHERRY Representing NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE CO. BlythevUle, Art Mrs. DALTON C. FOWLSTON, B.A., M.S M. ORGANIST and TEACHER of PIANO - ORGAN and VOICE Former New York Organist & Teaches KWte Mr,. FowUton ' ^fSkash or Phone DRS. NIES & NIES OSrfOPATH/C PHYSICIANS ( fy RECTAL DISEASES a SPECIALTY (EXCEPT CAHCER) OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 Clinic 514 Main BIytheville, Ark. Phone 2921 TAKE Copyrlgli NKA Scr- 'CADY' FEAR ,<;' XIX ;»J WONDER what became of Azaraski," Link said in what was not very subtle evasion. "He went to the slirine," said :Courtrighl. "There is a little Japanese shrine in the woods near here, fie told me lie was going to walk over there wliile we were sight-seeing around the inn." Link vte feeling helpless, lie realized. H he found Azaraski what would he do? Break him in parts? He had been in a mood to do something like that when lie first rushed out of the j nn , an<1 ot course it wihild gni n nothing. ! "Guess I better not see him now," he muttered. "Link!" .* "Uh?" '£"Quit evading. I wris watching your face baek there in the inn. Something hit you like a ton of bricks. You looked as it a buzzard had flown past." ; Link asked, "Yon think Norma noticed I was upset?" | "She cerlainly did. How could .anybody help seeing." [ "Oh Lord," Link muttered. "As an actor, I am about as subtle as the law of gravity." /'Norma thought you were just sorry for her because she hadn't heard from her brother since he went to Singapore. So if you are slewing over that, you can stop it. But you had better tell me >vhat hit you."( ••'.-'^'•-•^%U;KC*:, !• Link felt actilcly conscious of Tilda Courliight's curiosity. It was a thing you couldn't Ignore, thai Curiosity, HoM.beltorjellher. .<«• '. "Courtright, how well did you know Norma's brother';" he asked * * * DELIEF relaxed some of the light muscles in her homely face as she saw he was going to lell her. "Kip," she said. "I saw Kip the same day his father saw him for the first time." "Nice guy?" "A lovely boy. A little older than you—how old are you?" ,v-.---•'«•'••.•. "Twenty-eight." ^ '•'• *-*£=•' "About your age then," Courl- righl said. "He took after his father in a nice way. I mean, he didn't have some of the old man's devil. Big, about your height and heavier, very dark hair and snapping black eyes, but rather homely." "He didn't resemble Norma then?" Courtright shook her head. "Oh no, not the slightest. Norma lakes after her mother. And nil I can say about that is that it was darn lucky for her. If she looked like her lather, she would be six feet tall, homely as a hippopotamus, and bellow at people." Link, without halt trying, was as acutely aware of Norma's slight loveliness as if she had been there. It gave him a sensation he could feel to his toes. "That's what threw me, he confessed. "No family resemblance/' Suddenly Tilda Courlright was gripping Link's arm. "Link, do you know something about her brother Kip?" "Did Kip call Normn by the nickname of Symanlha?" "Symantha is Norma's middle name. Kip always called her thai because she never tells anyone Jicrself that is her middle name. Link! .You knew Kip Greerl" * « « «• REELING most uncomfortable, x Link plucked a blade of grass and started to grip it between his thumbs and make it whistle by ho\v he'd almost clone the same things when telling Norma how Kip, his| pilot, had died in his arms aftera Iheir bomber had been shot down.I He dropped the grass blade 1 1 shocked. | "J feel so stupid, Courlright," he saitl. "I didn't know Kip was Norma's brother. In the army, it's this way: You know n fellow by what you hear him called. No one hardly ever called Kip anything but Kip. I knew bis rjafcie was Kipmnn James Greer, buflslt was completely in (he back of niy mind." He glanced at Courlright and. sow that she was staring at him* worldlessly, and his uncomfortable feeling increased. "I feel so stupid," Link repeated. "Names are nothing to me, anyway. It's poor business for a doctor. I hear names and forget them, and I never think of people in the lerms of names. No one ever caller! Kip anything but Kir). And he called her Symantha, which misled me, too." He braced himself to finish it up. "Kip is dead. Died in my arms. He- was the pilot of the bombing plane in which I was radioman." Not looking at Tilda Courtright, he steeled himself for some outburst of emotion from her. He wished that he had not told her. He wished that he had n handkerchief, for her tears, but he had none. The Japs did not let their prisoners have such things as handkerchiefs. At last he lifted his eyes to Courlright's face. And he was shocked at what he saw. Grief was on the old woman's face. Bui there] was more. Fear. Fear in the drawn? widcncss of her eyes nnd in/*ia| pulled shape of her mouth "• Surely news of Kip Greer'sj death alone would not make her look that way. There must be more. Something else. I Before lie could ask her what it was, she spoke, "You are in an! awful predicament. You and Norn-.a both," she said. "Don't lell' anybody about this, Link." 1 She whirled. Sha walked away rapidly. He stared afler her, extremely] puzzled, and very Uneasy.

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