The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 16, 1944 · Page 4
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PASEfOUK > -*• 'i •• — BLYTHEVILLE.^ARK.)' COURIER NEWS IMJBUrniEVlLLE COURIER NIffB A' '' , m OODIUIB mwi oo, B. W..EUUHB, PttUllbw BJUIUSL-r. MORRIS.'Ctttor • QATXNS, AdvtrtttBC HUttMf 8ole thUooal Adnrttticf OMC W«nwr Oo, Ktw Tort, f ott, AUuU, itanphta. D»- 5 PubU«he<ri5(ty.Aft«nioon Kicept Bunfej ; Entmd u'Moand Out matter at th» port- eDIoc »t BlyttieTtile, Arkuuaa, under art oj oat- October 6, 1817. • i Bored by the UnltM PTMI S 'eUBBORIPTION BATW ; By carrier la the'city of Blythwllto, Kt p*r Week, or 88c per month. I Bj'iraa, *Ithln a radlua ol 40 mile*, HOC per year, 12.00 (or alx monthi, tl.OO for ttm« moath*; by mall'outside so mil* ions $10.00 per rear payable in'advance. - •"• —i_; ' Another Delinquency Remedy We hjive_ jiad a great spate of juvenile ~d£lifiquency : cures prescribed— more recreation;'more home life, more understanding, more spankings, and so on.'Allhave probably been given locnl i tryouls but none has been generally ! adopted.. The problem is still with us. This isn't going to be another prescription,' but it is going to suggest ( that (here may be temporary relief in I sight. We aie going into a third war> time season of maximum food protluc- ' tion and minimum farm help. And ; preparations are going forward to re™ ' cruit a.million or more city boys and girls for another summer of farm work. That is more volunteer youth help than has ever been required before from the cities. And if the need is met, there ; ought to be a notable drop in delin- ! quency cases. J There can't be a much better cure for mischief than a,day of hard, physical wotk out of doors. Most city kids are going to be too weary to do any- th.ingjj.ut-lay their aching muscles and sun-toasted bodies down to sleep. I(/s probably too much to hope that such a cure would be permanent. But it ought to be awfully good while it lasts. ,"J' 5 Bureaucratic Quiz Kids have a sniiill group of close ^f you do, and if you happen to live^jriva govci nment-reclaimed farm' in centr^Califprniii, the Bureau of Agricultur^$$nomics people want to know about'St'^TKcy _\voiild also like a list of the fajMifiij'. with whom you visited regtilaVljr'.jJast year, and the names W your most •intimate friends. They are cimoi%:too, about the size of your 1943 income; ^whether the interior of your home i|; clean or dirty, and a lot of other gossipy back-fence subjects. Such things were once considered nobody's .business/ -but your own* That, however, was before . the busy bureaiiciats started playing Quiz Kids, and sending out special investigators armed with questionnaires.' The disclosure of these question- naueb uughtuned an otherwise arid discussion of irrigation by a Senate subcommittee in Washington the other day. One of the Agricultural Economics .field representatives explained how come The purpose, he said, was to inform the goveinment as fully as possible about coriumities built around reclamation projects and to get an idea what to expect in future developments of the same sort. Well, you"Ssk? 'Why' must the government be informed? Is it going to keep Gestapo-like dossiers on your finances, fuends,'"and : church and organization membership (that's in the questionnaire, 'too)'? 'Do you have to Pay with your- privacy for a piece of government-reclaimed land? Is vour wife's housekeeping a matter of legitimate government concern? Before the prospect scares you to depth, lot us suggest that the situation is not as alarming as it appears. The chief trouble simply seems to be the old complaint—too many people on the government payroll. It is extremely unlikely that Mr. Wickard or Mr. Ickes or any other high o-fficinl gives two whoops about how many times a California farmer attends church, or if his wife sweeps dust under the bed. But that doesn't really matter to the busy little people who collect facts as others collect match covers, and with as little .purpose. It's a relatively harmless pastime, and they haven't much else lo do. It helps them feel important, maybe wins them a promotion. So the Gestapo-like dossiers on the California farmers will probably wind up in Washington's commodious Archives Building, or in the paper salvage drive. Jlr. Token won't interfere with your choice of Saturday night bridge partners. The busy little people will dream up something else. . And the taxpayer will keep right on paying taxes. TUESDAY, MAY 16, 1044 Chinese Students American colleges and universities are considering banning Chinese students because of the Chinese Ministry of Education's .recent announcement that students' .."thoughts and conduct" should be under control of the ministry and the embassies here and in other foreign countries, and that if any students' statements should be contrary lo "the Three People's Principles," they would be returned to China. This is a drastic decision in view of our friendship with China. It might work an undeserved hardship upon the Chinese students. Yet it ;>ceius a forceful way to impress upon the Chinese, •government the disappointment that its American .friends feel over this dictatorial attitude. Modern China owes much to the American institutions that have helped to impart wisdom and ideals in many of its leaders. A firny.indication of disapproval \iy these institutions could '! help disp'e'l a v tlireatening 'breach in !the two countries' free exchange of thought, and to erase an edict distressingly out of tune with the aims for which both countries are fighting. Duck Your Head In Buffalo ii helicopter was flown indoors during a demonstration. We've, been asking ourselves why ever since. Is this perilous pastime to be part of our postwar Hfc? If so, ,we hereby close the windows, crawl under the bed, aivd pray for the status quo. •SOTHIYSAY .'.N'OU'RE A CASE, ^ MARTHA! --'— BEEKS HERE TriW \NJHEN5 1 DROP ONS VMM UKfi LOOSE PIASTER/ t FEEL LIKE DOSTIMS 00 HK& TUB FREAK UMDER AW VXS1NG BORIS QOOCH.TMB FIR&AN- t'M. CUTTlN SOU IN PER A (O PER CO-XT Piece..' H Is not usually Included In statistics on war production, but let me remind you that, women since \!MO liave produced 5,000,000 new babies over ftmt nbovc (lie normal production [jimta— n production cqunl to half tlic nrmcd forces in number. They have replenished where men have destroyed.—nrlg.-Gcn. Frank T. Ulnc.<;, administrator of retraining and re-employment. • • . Every pound of vegetables you can produce for canning nm! drying as well us for Immediate consumption will be needed before next year's crop comes to maturity.—Edward O'Neal, president American Farm Bureau Federation. « • . Any indulgence toward them (younger Nnzis) will be Indulgence toward trained criminals — Louis Mnrin, former government minister recently escaped from France. --Jfti^ SY HEA stavicc, »ir. \. n. REG, u. e. PAT,on. vi.'iut ihis lime Ihc snowball buslii's arc blooming near •!•«• old tji'iivcl pa!h, and mom is (lulling it cherry pie on 'if window sill lu cool —those arc my posl-war plans I" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson. C/hlTIL EXPLORERS VISITED 6REENLAND, ALL IRON USED (M NATIVE TOOLS WAS MADE,FROM /vifreofffref. IN BRAZIL. BOA CONSTRICTORS ARE SOMETIMES KEPT AROUIJ THE HOUSE AS PETS TO KEEP OFF RODENT5. U/HGRE'S €LM£R P 'Poor Adolf! I'm Qlad I'm Not in His FiAi'V*;. .•»;•« BERKELEY, Cnl. (UP) — Dr. John E. Doni, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at, Uni-\ vcrsity of California, announced, hat new lightweight metal alloys tcvclopcct for war \viii he used af- cr the war [or many civilian pre- lects. The magnesium alloys may )e too expensive fov small private •xutoinobilcs, but will undoubtedly utilized in trucks, trailers and streamlined trains, he said. ANSWER: Labrador. _NEXT; .Where Jzaak AVallon Is barrc:! In Hollywood BY ERSKINE JOHNSON NEi\ Stuff Correspondent DALE EVANS' (tctml on a liorsc ns n celluloid sngclmish queen \vns disastrous. Her teeth (lew out. of licr mouth nral the liorsc stepped on them. But since then everything lins been going nlong nicely, tliniik you iviHtoiit going "slap, slap" In (lie saddle. v$o'njc day,' she said, "all of m v tce'lfj'viirc going to fly out, ' '' AUd' kidding." • . • Dale didnl^gct mixed up in hoss operas b.eca.usc she- cpulci .ricle a horse, evenr-if-she-tlocs hail train /Texris. TJieyc drafted her ns cow- Out Our f BEEM FIGHTlW' WITH THAT SPENCER KID A6MW. HUH? WHV DOW'T SDL) LEARM SOME. SEMSE? VOL) OUGHT TO liWOW BY MOW NOD CAN'T uoy slar- Riiy Rogers' lending lady For ll>e sake of tlic record, D;i Id because she j coci!d sing. Is one of the prettiest young gals'l'APl'Y \V,\S WOKUIE!) wlio ever Jerked tier thumb at. tij Tlie nogers-Evmis warbling coin- Hollywood posse nnd stild, "Tliey binatlon wns an immedlalc lilt. Es- wcnl thataway." [pccinlly for Pappy Evans back in Half tlie screen glamor girls wel.Fort Wdrlh. Tex. Pappy was \vor- kno\v wear caps on their teeth, ji'icd whcii his little girl went to Thai's what catapulted out of | Hollywood. His last words to lier Dale's mouth the first lime she;when she • boarded Ihc Irain, were: rode a horse in front of n movie "I hope you don't have lo kiss camera—a $300 set of nice porcc-l those birds out there." liihi caps for licr loner three front | As nay Rogers' feminine co-star, teeth. And darned If the horse did-! however, Dale never gets kissed, n't ignore tier yells. i f(s against liic code of the ccllu- A dentist has since fixed up Dale < loid west. Klssln 1 . to juvenile au with a set of non-flying caps, dc- dlences, Is sissy stuff, signed for lioss operas, seeing us "But Pappy." Dale said "1m. how she Is Republic studio's new never slopped worrying." weslern queen and they can't have In the picture "In bid OMaho tcclli flying around except in ui^r ma" Dale played a western dance room brawl scenes. i hall q»ee;i, revealing a healthy ex. But after appearing \ n three) pnnso of silk-coated leg. "Pappy ips of the sagebrush. Dale ad- • wrote me a letter about thai." she •Its she still can't ride a horse said. "He didn't like it at all." Until a few years ago. Dale Evans was a stenographer in a Fort Worth life Insurance office. That was her first job after leaving fchool and Uvalrte. A BOOST FKO.1I THE 1IOSS One day she was singing in th office. Her boss came in but In J. BUT I OUTSMARTED HIM' V HE WAS ALL BATHED AND \ [TRESSED UP TO 00 DOWM- > TOV«JM BEFORE THE FIGHT / START ED - • HEX L GET HI S / LICKW WHEN HE GETS ' HOME AM' 17'LL BE ORSE'w WHAT J GOT.' stead ot firing her on the spot he gave her n singing job on the company's local radio program. She was a big lilt. The next stcn took her to the Chez Paree in Chicago where an agent heard her and arranged a screen test and a contract with 20th Century-fta. Sin never saw a film camera, though until Pox dropped her option am she wen! to work singing on Ihc Edgar Bergen radio show." ' Dale has been back to Fort Worth only once since then. An the trip she will never forget. The people she had known there welcomed her br.ck with a party at thn Adolphs Hotel. An fro show'wfls playing in Hie hotel's supper room at tlie time and the regular d;uicc floor was, frozen over. "Well. 1 when I got ,„, ( 0 (^ R bow, dripplnt; with orchids, I forgot oil nboul 'the Ice," Dale said. "I walked out on my four-Inch heels, slipped on the Ice 'and fell flat on my face." When Uoy Rogers heard about It, back m Hollywood, he sent her a telegram re.idlng: "it could have boon worse, darling. At Icfist you didn't lose your teeth." 8PTICRL STORE Let Us Help SAVE YOUR BYES! !0«) W. Main St. Phone 2912 OLIVER FARM EQUIPMENT Sales ami Service HARRISON I AUTO PARTS CO. 511 W. Ash Phone 2552 .; Saye 50% On i TRUSSES , Steel and Elastic S T E W A R r S D r uf S.t • r e Main & Lake Phone 2822 Have Fan & Refrigerator Motors Cleaned For Summer. New Location 116 N 1st J. T. (Charlie) Stalcap Phone 2993 or 2598 CLOCKS REPAIRED Electric or Stem Wind. Work Guaranteed. A. B. F 0 R D At P»t O'Bry.ni'i Jewelry It yei not u OBJ ai«r. fr>. BoaiU SELL (IS TDK FURNITURE YOU ARE NOT USING (or cMDl Also liberal tre4e-ln tlMmsot tor •Id fnmllore'in new. Alrin Hardy Kurn. Co. Ul E. Main PhoM tMl Try our "Own Made" ICE CREAM Ole Hickory Inn Atnu Irtm High Sfhwl J. LOUIS CHERRY Representing NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE CO. Blythevllle, Ark. Mrs. DALTON C..FOWLSTON, B.A., MSM ORGANIST and TEACHER of 1 PIANO - ORGAN and VOICE Former New York Organist & Teach« Mm. Fowlaton 1101 Chick M »wba or PfJone Spring- and Summer T U N t - U P Save Gasoline . . . Save Tires. Get All-round better Performance! T-1. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler Dealer Parts & Benice 121 W. Alb rhcmt Z122 DRS. WES & N!ES OSTfOPxiTH/C PHYS/C/ANS RECTAL DISEASES a SPECIALTY (EXCEPT CANCER) OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 Clinic 514 Main Blytherille, Ark. Phone 2921 almness inlo her voice, and lying " ' DIKTi' WORK AT THE CROSSROADS XX '"TILDA COURTRIG11T entered the inn. But Norina was there, and she couldn't talk to Norma now. She hurried on, into the garden. She couldn't stand the sight of the garden, she realized. She went on to trie woods, among the trees. She was, without realizing it, almost running. One ot the Japanese soldiers stopped her. "Tomarel" b c sa jd suspiciously, and demanded where she was going and why. She called him an iriiol, speaking Japanese. It had no effect on the soldier. Then he told her that Captain Azaraski wished to speak lo her. "Very well. But go get him," sh- said sharply, "i will not wait long on him." Tilda Courtright thought about herself while she wailed. None of the thoughts were very pleasant. She had told Link that she was the wreck of an idealist. That wasn't a joke. She was also an old woman confused by the world. An old woman, she suspected, who was defeated. She had also iold Link she was an old maid schootmarm from Iowa. This was an understatement. She was, or at least she had once thought, important to humanity. To the Japanese. She had given her life lo educating them. Missionaries had the same feeling about their savages prob- 'al'ly. For years she had Ijcen an im- •porlani foreign advisory expert to (he Japanese Educational Department Except for that, sho knew, •she would have- been thrown iri internment prison with the rest of • tlie foreigners. ' She was still an American to the ,lipp 'tf her toes. The very day of I Pcn»' Harbor, she'd given up oil hope for Japan. As far as she was concerned, anyway. She'd washed her hands, menially, of the little lea-colored monkeys. She'd kept her mouth shut, though, and remained out of internment prison. Then, when Captain Azaraski came to her with the Grcer case, she had no choice. She could not refuse. * * * JF she refused to help, it meant Uial Lincoln Belt would bc tor- lured horribly and possibly killed. Then Norma would surely receive the same Ircalment. She had hoped to save them. So she had accepted Azaraski's proposition. She hnd even entered into Aza- raski's countcrplol, whereby Ihc three of them, Azaraski, Baldwin and herself, would share Ihc gains. She didn't expect to get a thing in the end. Slic wouldn't have accepted it. Anyway Azaraski would sec that she got nothing. Azaraski wns as crooked as a Scotchman's walking-stick. Her only hope was to gel out of Japan, in the end. So she had hired Monk, one Japanese she could trust, and his fishing boal Monk would take her to Russia. She saw no way of gelling Link and Norma to Monk's boat, so they could escape Japan too. So she hadn't planned on that. The best she could hope for was to gel them safely returned lo prison, with Ihe Japanese satisfied there was nolhing to gain by troubling with them any more. Now she was afraid. Afraid she wouldn't be able lo save Link and Norma, Azaraski joined her, well pleased with himself. He led her out of earshot of the soldier. "I wanted to ask you," he said, "if Link has found out that Norma's brother was his pilot." "No," saioV\ Courlriglit, forcing He hasn't." For a moment Azaraski's face was ugly wilh disappointment. "If Ihey weren't stupid Americans," he said, "they would have found it out." She 'didn't trust herself lo answer (hat. Azaraski said, "It's up lo you lo bring up Jlhe subject." "I do nnl know whether I am lhat clcvt-r." •' "Do il. Do it quickly." Azaraski scowled. "I am getting impatient." She stare I at him and a horrible thought enf jred her mind. Did ho |)!an to kin Link and Norma after this was over? It was quite possible he did. • * • » T ATER, with the widest of smiles on his flat face. Captain Aza- raski approached Link. "Excuse me, please, have you been hunting me?" he asked. "I have been going to chapel for a few minutes." Link wns in a mond where he wanted to make nasly remarks. but he felt he couldn't very well slam a man's religion. He forced himself to behave casually. "I was wondering," Link said, "how long we were going to slay here. I haven't started sightseeing the inn yet." Azaraski rubbed his hands together. "Pal, 1 wanted to keep that surprise until later," he said. "Well, well, another surprise." Link said dubiously. "That's fine, psl. What is it this time, a centipede?" Link could guess what it was. He '-ad a kind of prc-monilion that Azaraski's surprise would be: They could stay at the inn a while! Sure enough: "You can spend maybe two or three days here at the inn," said Azaraski. "Isn't that wonderful?" "Sure," said Link. "Wonderful, wonderful." "Believe me, I had some trouble arranging it," said Azaraski. You're undoubtedly 3 liar and you do a good job of it, Link re- Declcfi. At any rate, I feel (he dirty work at the crossroads is just commencing.

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