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' PAGE. FOUR BLYTHEV1LLE, (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS TBS VLiittKViLLX COURIER NlffS .. , , nB'OocnxBi mm oo. ' " - '• H. w. HADWJ, FubiiAv - BUCKL *. NORBIB, JMltor A. QATnre, AfrertUlni lbM|«t -. .Bate Mittooal AdnrtUof Rcpmtnttttai: Wtfree Wltnwr Oo, New Tort Otloao, D»- tntt, AtteaU, Mwnnblf. ^^^ FubUthed Xmy Aftemooit Xxotpt M Momd clus nutter at Uu pwt- rilte* it BijUiertlw, ArlUMM, under act oJ Oo«, .October 9, 1817. ficned by the SOBSORHTIPN,. RATI8 ' By wirier in Uic dtj of BlytbeTlll*, X* p«r MdE, or 86c per month. v By mail, within a radius of «'mlle», at.oo per par, 12.00 for ell month*, «I.OO for three month*; try mall outztde M mile WB» IIO.OO per rear payaKe In Secretary Forrestat President Roosevelt's appointment of James V. Forrestal as secretary of the navy is logical and commenclnble. II has given the country assurance that the Navy's winning coinhination will not be broken up. With the experienced and/capable Mr. Forrcstnl at the helm, there is every reason to believe that Navy operations will proceed according lo< present plans, anil wilh a minimum of disturbance arising from a shift in the top job. As undersecretary, Mr. Forrestal did a vitally important jolt, and did it well. It was up to him to see that the Navy, got ships, guns and planes in a hurry, after the crippling blow at Pearl Harbor. He was in charge of contract renegotiation, and had a large part in planning for reconversion to .civilian production. Mr. Forrestnl is a Democrat, and that's about the whole story of his political activity. One of those rare creatures, an ardent Hooseveltian from Wall Street, he left the presidency of a big investment firm, to become one of the President's administrative assistants. In that job he cultivated' his natural "passion for anonymity." This'served hi.m well in his former Navy post, where it kept.him on the job and out of the spotlight. He gets on well with other businessmen, with . the Navy's top officers, and wilh War ; Department colleagues. : In fact, there is only one discordant note in this chorus of approbation:'disappointment at Mr. Forrelstal's outspoken opposition lo Ihe proposal that : our military, naval and air forces be' administered after the war by a single department. It is particularly disappointing since it was clear from Admiral King's report to Secretary Knox that such combined operations, born of necessity, are already a practical accomplishment. Both the Army's support of this proposal and the Navy's objection seem quite clear. The Army obviously wants the move started while the Army is big. The Navy would like to see action postponed until peace, when seapower, the traditional "first line of defense," will be the dominant force. Both branches seem a little fearful of. an independent, equal air force. ..-• The chances are good, however, that Congress will eventually create I'm: single department. The-House. Commit. tee on Postwar Military Policy, before which Mr. Forrestal raised his objections, was not formed to railroad the measure through in a hurry. Its name indicates that much. Congress certainly won't tamper with administrative structure on the road to Victory. For that reason it seems too bad that the able new secretary should get mixed up now in the old professional , Army-Navy feud, from which a civilian head'might better keep aloof. Clamping Down On The Dole The newspaper subsidy hill, which would buy War'Bohd ads in weekly and .smaller daily . newspapers with ?lf>,000,000 of federal • funds, has struck another snag in Congress. Once rejected and Inter passed by the House Ways and Means Committee, it has now been put "on the shelf" of the House Rules Committee, which voted against releasing it. The bill has suffered a not unexpected decline in popularity .since the Senate passed it. The Treasury, supposedly a beneficiary, doscn't want it. Neither do the majority of newspapers, including many of those for whom the handout was designed. There is good reason for this tin- popularity. Private advertisers, without too much to sell these days, have been delighted to buy space to promote the buying of such an accessible, salable and valuable commodity as War Bonds. Kach bond drive has topped its predecessor in the sale of advertising as well as bonds. Treasury research has shown that small newspapers have received a fair and just portion of that advertising'. So why dip into the public till to do the job? The House, even in its traditional mood of election-year generosity, seems fearful of choking on the answer. The Arkansas Sales Tax And a Use Tax Tlic federal Supreme Court, holds that if a concern outside Arkansas (In tills case a Memphis concern) takes an order through a traveling agent anrt places the article fold on a train or truck for delivery in Arkansas the purchaser can not be required to pay the state sales lax be-' cause the sale was completed outside the stale. Tills pills the local merchant at wlmt Justice Douglas in a dissenting opinion called a competitive disadvantage with interstate business. The remedy, says Revenue Commissioner Murray B. McLcod, would be n "use" tax. As a matter of fact nearly'nil the' sales (ax stales except Arkansas have use tax laws for protection of their own retailers and as u means ol collecting revenue Hint would otherwise be lost. A use tax was proposed at the lust session of the Arkansas legislature but was defeated, largely, It is believed, because of misunderstanding of the wny such a measure works. A use tax would nol apply to over-the-counter purchases mnde by an Arkansas resident outside the slate. Y.-JU could buy a box of candy or a suit of clothes and bring your purchase home yourself without being liable for the state sales ' tax. The levy would apply only to direct shipments made by the out-of-slate seller by com- moi^ carrier— freight, express, truck or mail- to fill an order obtained by a traveling salesman or by the mail order method. And the out-of- state merchant would be brought within the scope of the Arkansas tax Inw by requiring him to obtain a license to do business In Arkansas, just as a local merchant is required to obtain a retailer's permit. Iowa has n use tax law to supplement its sales tax low. On the same clay the Supreme Court ruled that a company with offices outside Arkatias need not pay the two per cent sales tax. It upheld validity of the Iowa law imposflig a two per cent tax on personal property, "bought for use' 1 in Iowa, and making the seller responsible for collecting the tax. The court declared (hat the Iowa levy is a "non-discriminatory excise" ami that it Is a "familiar and sanctioned device" to make the retailer a tax collector [or the st.ile. —ARKANSAS GAZETTE. Whether we have a postwar crime wave will (Iciwiid entirely «ixm economic conditions after the war.—FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 1944 "Being valedictorian is qnile au honor, Johnny! I can \ sliil_scc old Bill .Tones, our class valedictorian—quite an i —a.1,.". 1 !-^ orator! He's a Irani caUer ;iow r/^:^^-~- •THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson- WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS is FEWER FUEHRERS, "Says BOBVVWLN, . ARE ALLOWED TO FISH IN NEAL'5 CREEK, A TROUT STREAM IN WESTERN NORTH C/W ', sv HEA SERVICE. t NEXT: Fiflh column insects. In Hollywood BY KRSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent George "Gnbby" Hayes and Monty Woollcy boast Ihc only t\vo famoiLs, permanent beards on "the screen. Hollywood calls Gnbby the "outdoor woolley." Galiby calls Woollcy 'the "indoor Hayes." Hayes has appeared In !36 pictures, played western characters in all but one. In 1929 he made his tcreen debut playing Die trapeze artist falher of Frantic Darro, Was promptly signed for the "Hopalong Cassidy" series, has been playing westerns ever since. , His wnisKors aim long hnir obviate his wearing makeup. There's no place left oti Ills fnce to put it. "I'm a makeup man's dream," he says. "I just put in my icclh and I'm ready to act." Gabby has been married for 30 years lo Dotpthy Earle. former Broadway nctrcss. She likes his beard. Gabby denies the rumor (hat he was born with whiskers. He used » prop beard until 17 years ago when he decided it was loo much trouble to keep track of false whiskers. So he grew his own, lias had it ever since except for one )ur Boarding House .with Major Hoople Out Our Way By J. R. Williams FIRE- i BlJStMESS, BORIS. W LET ME. H (\MDl_E MAKTPA.' — TMEKlMD OOT WOULD CR\9,P XOU Life (\\EL0K TOAST, ear I'M lifiED TO SETTlKi' •SCORCHED THOT VOKY/ LIKE AW WIFE'S GOT DIFFERENT sryie — - < USES COLD T?a\< FREEZES UP tHe . BLOOD LIK& PDTTIN6 ICE CUBES DOWN SOUR BkCK ERECOME W- 80RV3 BOOCrU MY GOODNESS YOU MUST Co J TO GET VOUR WHOLE \ 6COP GRADES WEEK'S STUDY- / I F1WD IT IMS IM OWE J NECESSARY CVOJ1NG.' H TOT^KETHIS S-Y-VOV BOOKS HOME P ij«ADE.S'-- I'M LEA THE /IMG.' CRACVitHAT RUlSJS ME.' .WALK HOME WE. GET OUR. \WITH ME- REPCWT CARPS BUT JUST TELL HIM ) KlEVER. / THERE GO ALL OP THE FRIEMDLV ENEMV ''TAKE AWAY TWE LADY Cop NBA ; SURROUNDED I XXI ijV'ORMA was standing in the | roofed gateway to the inn. She .waved. "Waul lo look at the inn .now?" : "With you in a minute/' Link i called back. "I've got some nc-ws if or you." ! Norma did not look worried. : Link admired her self-control. He :kncw she must be worried. : He was faced with the grim job of Idling her about Kip. First, .(hough, he would talk to Coiirl- • right. He wauled to know what she had meant by asking him to 'keep the information to himself. ; As a whole, Link was mostly angry. His rage grew until it was .a tiling that pulled at his muscles. But the wrath gave him nolhing • but the satisfaction of being angry. i Knocking .laps around wilh his ffsis was not likely (o explain the mystery. ', He wondered about n cut-and- run-Cor-it solution of. the problem. A kid's hope, he decided. He thought ho would look into it, though. He made a circle of the inn grounds nfler leaving Azaraski, partly to calm down. But also he wanted to learn how well Ihe inn was guarded by Japanese soldiers. He could see only the four soldiers and the non-com, the guards who had come with them. Link stood behind a bush. He remembered a story told him by a Marine who had been in the Guadalcanal thing. A trick. They'd located a few Japs wilh it, the Marino said, before the little fe.i- colorcd men got wise. "Goran nnsai!" Link bellowed suddenly, trying to sound like Aza- raski. "Ko-gclii itase!" The woods must be full ol soldiers! Link saw at least three jump out of their hiding places in alarm. By shouting the Japanese words to look, and the army command to charge, doubtless he'd fooled but a very few of them. '* *, * UNPLEASANTLY convinced (hey were guarded by a good part of. the army, Link went back to the inn. Azaraski grinned at him ruefully, said, "You are so playful, Link." 'The Imperial army holding maneuvers around here?" asked Li«k. "That's righ(," Azaraski said. "Maneuvers." Norma must have been watching around !he edge of one of the outside screens, the screens covered with, ornamented white paper, Which served the inn as windows. She masked her fear only fairly well; and said, "That was you who shouted, wasn't it2" "I was in fine voice, wasn't I?" Link asked. "Why did you?" "I wondered if there v/cre more soldiers around." "Are there?" "Ill say." "Link," she said, "This is very serious, isn't it?" He wished he could deceive her, make her think all was well. But he had too much respect for her good sense to try. He compromised on an evasive answer. "Azaraski doesn't want us to get away," he said. "He has more soldiers around than he let on. Well, .we hadn't figured we could escape. So why should we worry?" "When you shouted, I was watching Azaraski," Norma said "Ho was very disturbed," ". ". Link would bet he had been "Like anybody, he hates to hava his little deceits found out, probably. 1 ' * * * ATOrWA shook her head and saio\ "Please be careful. Be careful not to push him into a spot where lie can no longer pretend. The Japanese are strange about that. Link. They arc--" For a moment, she groped for a way (o describe if. "Their deceit," she finished, "is like the lid on a boiling kelth?ijt Take it off, and you have a mess.'^ "Like the radiator cap on, my car when it overheats. I get it." She gave him a smile. "Link, don't let me spoil your outing. I'm. lorry. I'll slop." They walked into the inn. The ilace was cool and quiet inside. Tilda Courtright was nowhere in light. "Norma, you want to hear the surprise?" Link asked. "Oh, I forgot. Of course." : "We're going lo slay here,two or three days. Azaraski just told me. oqd, eh?" Norma seized his arm, "Oh, that; is nice," she said. "Isn't it?" Link looked down at the intoxicating honey of her hair. She was close enough that he was aware of her in every nerve. Damn the Japs! They had to be around at a time like this. "Tell you what," he said. "Now we'll have plenty of lime to look at the Wasted inn. Let's postpone it. Let's have some of that sake, that hot rice wine. Then we will all take a nap." Norma had been in prison since December 7, which was many monlhs ago. So he knew she would not have much strength. She would need a short rest. Truthfully, Link could use a rest himself. "Wine makes me sleepy, too," she said, pleased by the idea. "How did you know that?" "Wine is an anaesthetic by na-' lure," Link explained with an erudite-air. * "That's the first time you'v^ sounded like a doctor, Link. And I think it's a fine idea. Come on." (To Be Continued) any other stnte, relating to the sale of alcoholic liquors.' Virgil Evans. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 10 day of May, 1944. Nora Wise (Seal) • Notary Public. My commission expires Mch. 25, 1343. Year party. WII'K I'UKR'KS BUSH He shaved it off for the party In San Francisco. Only one fan recog- lizctl the bare-faced Hayes, ambled up. peered into his fnce and said, 'I know your voice— you're Gabby Hayes, the actor." Gabby lolrt him: "I'm Gabby, but I'M no actor. I just do what they tell me to do." Mrs. Hayes didn't like him without his whiskers, so lie let them grow again. At the age of 59. he's one of tiie best-known western characters in films, but he had never been on a horse until he wns almost 50. in a new RKO movie. "Tall in the Saddle." Gabby plays n stagecoach driver, has the se'cond drunk scene of his career. It worries him He doesn't drink and after his onr> previous drunk scene he was deluged with protests from juvenile fans. He hopes to avert a repetition of this by plying a "likeable, jovial drunk" in "Tall in Hip Saddle.' His role in the picture is Gnhby' S7th pictae with John Wayne whom he idolizes. "He's m v l».v." says Gabby. "He'f the best—couldn't think more 01 him if lie was my own son." UKES "HELLO, GAIiBY" Next to acting, he likes to hea 1 Wayne reminisce about picture- they have marie together. He tricks the untalkative actor Into it b' telling things wrong unlit Wnyni can't stand it any longer. break in to correct Gabby aurt winds up telling the story. People seldom yell "beaver" a him. Occasionally n drunk will sa> it, but when strangers address bin it's usually. "Hello. Gnbby." Hi likes being recognized. He and his wife recently pur chased a very modern, non-westen home In Hollywood. "We lived ii the valley for a while in a rand type place.' Gabby says, "but w didn't like It. Guess we're the me tropolitan lype." NOTICE OF FILING OF APPLICATION KOli LIQUOR 1'EKMIT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned has filed with the Commissioner of Revenues of the State of Arkansas for permit to sell and dispense vinous or spirituous liquors lor beverage at retail on the premises described as No. Main Street, Luxora. Application is for permit to be issued for operation beginning on the first day of July, 1944, and to expire on the 30th clay off-June,' ISKcS," as proscribed by Bulletin dated January 7. ]B38 and Supplemental Regulation No. 10 effective July 10, 1937. Elmer Hall. RHEUMATIC PAIN K«il nit Spoil your Di»—Gil illir || Now Don't put off getting C-2223 to relieve pain of muscular rheumatism and other rheumatic pains. Caution: Use only as directed. First bottle purchase price back if not satisfied. 60c and 51.00. Today, buy C-2223. Try our "Own Made" ICE CREAM Ole Hickory Inn Acro» from Blgh Sciwl Synthetic resins are now supplied .0 lifeboats to freshen seawater for drinking. A pound of resin "reshens (our to six pints of water. Read Courier News Want Ada. eti RADIOS, WASHERS and REFRIGERATORS Should Be overhauled For Summer; GUARANTEED WORK-REASONABLE PRICES HARDAWAY APPLIANCE CO. 208 W. Main Phone 2C7! Have Fnn & Refrigerator Motors Cleaned For Summer. New Location 116 N 1st J. T. (Charlie) Stalcup Phone 2993 or Z598 JOB mnt t» an; men W»t Bonii SELL US THE FTJBNnTJRE TOD ARE NOT USING for ewhl iho Liberal trade-in tll*wue» (or old fnrnldire'in new, AWn Hardy Fnni, Co. JSl E. M»ln Phon* EMI flPTICflL STORE Let Us Help SAVE YOUR EYES1 209 W. Main SL Phone 2912 OLIVER FAUJI EQUIPMENT Sales ami Service, HARRISON AUTO FARTS CO. 517 W. .Ysh Phone 2552 NOTICE Notice is here-oy given tlml the undersigned will within the limp fixed by law apply to the Commis sinner of Revenue's for a permit to sell beer at retail nt N O , Mail! SI Luxora. Mississippi County. The undersigned slates that he Is n citizen of Arkansas, of good moral character. Uial he has never been convicted of a felony or other crime Involving moral turpitude; that no license to sell beer by tlio undersigned has been revoked within five years last past: nnd that the undersigned has never been convicted of violating the Iiuvs ot ihls stale, or Sare 50% On TRUSSES Steel and Elastic STEWART'S Or of Store Main & Lake Phone 2822 Spring and Snmmer TUN 4?-up Save Gasoline . . , Save Tires. Get All-round Better Performance I T I. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler Denlsr parti & 8*rrl« 121 W. Aih Pben, «2J WF'VF A GOOD L/Mf OF USED CARS and TRUCKS Will Pay I TOP CASH PRICES For Used Cars and Trucks—See Us Before You BUY or SELL! BUFORD HARTIN Showrooms 114 W. Main Phone 565 JUST RECEIVED! , 2 Carloads of 6 Foot CLIPPER COMBINES On Rubber — With Motor RED TOP GIN Call 2142 or \Yrite Box 709 J. LOUIS CHERRY Representing NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE CO. Btyiheville, Ark. Mrs. DALTON C. FOWLSTON, B.A., M.S.M. ORGANIST and TEACHER PIANO - ORGAN and VOICE . ,; former New York Organist & Teachef For Appointment Write Mil. Powlstoa noi Chlcka*«wb» or Phons MM DRS. NIES & N!ES *, OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIANS RECTAL DISEASES a SPECIALTY (EXCEPT CANCER; OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 Clinic 514 Slain BlytlmiHe, Ark, Phone 2921

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