The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 22, 1944 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 22, 1944
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ygjt ^L •" ™ -W • IPB^PWV WWIV CA/4 H. w. KAPHB. fttatim tOB. ». HORRIB, ftfitgr <UTB«, - R«jw»««»ttm: "* Kmy AftOTooo Kxnpt • totand M teeood clot n»tt*r M UM port- •ffioe at BIjtheTlUe, Arkuuu, under act of Com, October e, uw. Barm by tiM UnlUd Ftwi ,:• SUBSCRIPTION ; By curler la the city of BlrttuvtU*, M* p* Mek, or Uc per month. •.,-,. • •, BT mau, within • nullui of 40 mite, HOC ptr f«»r, H.OO (or ilx months, |l.oo for three DOBih*; ,r/, mil otitakJe 80 milt want »lo.oo per yeu la advance. The Peoria Plan" , The city of Peoria, III., lifts Ifumch- ed a 'community program 'that' seems wbrth noting and copying elsewhere. It is a plan for rehabilitating' and re-employing- handicapped war veterans, and 'it has wisely been perfected before there is any considerable need for it. .The Peoria Plan started'with the • known fact that there are many jobs which partially 'disabled persons can perform efficiently. Trie .planners asked industries and businesses to survey such job opportunities. Then thd whole .'community pitched in and helped. Medical, religious, fraternal and service organizations gave aid and advice in perfecting the program; local newspapers, ra- c}io stations and movie houses focused public attention on it. ; ; ' And Peoria called on district repre- • .lentatives of federal agencies" for .help. They knew that their .efforts should tie in with legislation and plans-for vet- t erans now under way in Washington. But they also knew that the final job must be done at what bureaucracy calls the "local level." In the case of handicapped men, the Veterans'-Administration will see to it that they learn new skills, if necessary, in preparation for readjustment. But the government cannot do 'all. The Peoria planners decided that "delay is - dangerous and demoralizing," and that their prime objective was to "conserve the greatest of all American assets- useful and self-respecting'human be. ings." • :'•.-... 'It became a city-wide coiicern that ^handicapped veterans should resume ttieir places in .community"."life quickly, not as objects of pity or charity, but as normal citizens capable of making their own, way in a worthwhile job. It will be difficult enough at best for wounded veterans to return home as different men from those who left it. But surely such a program as this ..will greatly lessen the psychic shock of disability or disfigurement. Such a plan ns this is worth thinking about in other towns and cities. Concern for the returning veteran is a shining national exception to the domestic disagreement inevitable in this election year. Plans for service men both sound and handicapped, are under way from Capitol Hill to the smallest crossroads town. These plans are a decent expression of gratitude and' of a , determination that victorious soldiers and sailors shall not come back to disillusionment and depression. ^Incidentally, ther are among the more hopeful antidotes for'"pence fit ters." No More W Labels Still on the subject of rehabilila- ' tion, it is good to lean, that the Army has dropped the tern, "psychoneuretic" in describing: men rejected for nervous • andjnemal,causes, ami substituted •"not suited for military service," The "PN" label has closed the doors to jobs to a good ninny men. In some cases it has kept them from resuming jobs that they had held satisfactorily before their rejection. Army docrtora have maintained that emotional unfitness for_ the rigors nut] regimentations of the service did not necessarily' indicate instability. . Many men rejected as "PN" cases could have lived out their whole lives Rs civilians with no suspicion of stigma. It may he hoped that a change in terminology will prevent recurrences of many embarrassments and injustices in the past. • Butterfly Season Shyly, perhaps a little guiltily, the ••American civilian male is now emerging from his '.' winter cocoon of blue serge and gray worsted. Summer clothes bring relief from drab convention, though the male will .only admit that such clothes bring legitimate relief from the heat. But note the rich ml browns, the electric blues and flashy tans and shining pearl grays of his' lightweight, fabrics. It won't last, of course, for the seasonal cycle is; by now almost a law of nature. Come the first frost and the male will again become the caterpillar of: convention. And the spirits of gay- hued Tudor Englishmen and .plumed cavaliers will again turn from their chin-colored .descendants in despair. •SO THEY SAT Man-luges arc , about four a day. What with our mirecs ami the Australian girls, I begin to f col. sorry, for the ell'ls 'left at liomc.-Ueul.-Col. Martha J. Hose, back from Australia. There Is no nhsolulc gunrniitce that'If we do ..organize an International government we will not htivc' [mother wnr, but we shall certainly have an effective means or dealing with war, just as n city has a means of dealing wllli bandits.—Dr. Samuel Guy Inmnn. Latin. American adviser to Secretary Hull, . . • * » This war brought about an economic co- / operation of far-reaching teachnlcal value nnd/ astonishing results. We mast keep that.—Dr. Chi-los'Dnvlia, former president, of Chile. ... ; Uiw ov justice lias nothing to do with It—if you have the money yotrcan get n divorce and thwart nil the stoic laws In the Union.—Rep. Nori-is Pqulson of California. The Invasion (tension) has 'added greatly to the strain of wartime livlng.The number of nervous breakdowns 1ms increased markedly.—Dr. Guy P. Will, Dallas, Tex., psychiatrist, *- * * You Imve only to compare resulis hi two mnjor Ihcnters to realize the Importance of henvy nrmnmcnt. fn Burma, where we are properly equipped, wo nre more than -holding our own. In Houan Province, where we Imve only light arms, the recent reverses have taken place. But there is no clmncc of China's being knocked out of the war.—Gen. Shang Chen, chief of Chinese military mission to the U. S. * ' * Only the unthinking will vote for a candidate simply on the claim that he has a "strong" -foreign record. A man can't be a statesman nbraad nnd n failure nt home nnd be of much use in the period ahead.—Alfred M. Lanedon. The question (he United States must face Is not whether to have isolationism or Internationalism. H Li only a question of the character of the International agreements which we must ,makc to get the things we need nnd get a fall- return for the things we grow and make and sell. —WPB Chairman Donald M. Nelson. Jealousy and friction between the two armed services on the Hawaiian islands and elsewhere was an old story. History Is replete with the squabbles between the Army and Nacy which prolong wars, showing the necessity of comblun- tion.-Jo5eplnis Daniels, world Wnr I secrelnry of the Navy;. (ARK.)'.COURIER NEWS IF ^ •'He.said raffling .off those'antiques in the attic, was an idea he got al the church bafcar, so'l leHiim off with a .^--.. :_. lecl.urcj!'.. ._.._ THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson- .._ UlL/.fjbVv-HASA .^POPULATION OF ONLY 4-2. ' , MILLION, BUT IS ESTIMATED jo HAVE AMPLE ROOM FOR 9OO MILLION. * 1 THINK LIVER IS BEST WHEN rriswuRsr,"js*j- RALPH H.KNUTSEM, AGO WAS COININ& AWNEY Of ..';., KEXT; What naval gunners aim to do. In Holly wood 1!Y ERSK1NE JOHNSON NEA Staff C'orrespoiulent . .tin.u nt; wtic UUU.\KU 1IIIO IIIU America s No. 1 dance team, St. Regis hotel in New York in our P[l\9 n«f1 VfOnllrll l.lorlr.^ l.n^t, C1....I .... .1 . Veloz and Yolanda, started pack- Ing their trunks today to go bacfc to work for the first time in a year.' Yolnncla has been busy liav- rf . _ _ „— ..i.u u *,-!.>,. un.jj iLiki buuii-iniiiii t,iiiy, Dili 1 1CSG11 tGCl it ing another baby. Husband Prank They took ns for granted, like part Veloz has been basy In. his workshop, inventing gadgets Including a device to record telephone conversations. "It was a nice vacation but it's time we got back to work and earned some money," Veloz said. "We've worked only 30 weeks In the last three years." Having those two children—Tony Is now •! months old, Nickcy Is 4 years—cost Veloz and Yolanda a million dollars in contracts. "But we got the best of the bargain," they agree. They'll make up for lost time now, though, with a 150 city tour of the United States highlighted by two performances nt the Hollywood Bowl. How Veloz and Yolanda became tliedaiice rage of the nation was almost accidental and is one of the best stories in show business. They were Just nnoUier ilniice team un- 1:1 out-ritzing their J.R. Williams, HOOPLE TOO, CHUM I KMOVx) >, UFTAfJ p OUT OF TWW t O'YOURS vji TvA B£EN LOOKIUS ALU HONOR. OF A UOOPte COMT 7ELLMOM' BUT I RAW AWAY: WHERE IHE HECK COT fri6 CARDS QUICK ON) THE COME-BACK E£M- : «£ i-Vt**'. ' audiences. " ' . "When we were booked into the first bigtime engagement." Frank said, "we-found the audiences were high-hutting- us. Yolancla took it good-naturedly, but I resented it. of the furnishings. You could barely hear the applause." COI.D SHOULDER RETURNED So they decided to mit-ritz the customers. They became just as aloof as they were. They danced with unemotional faces and walked oft the floor without n smile or n backward glance. No amount of ap- pltuise could get them back on the floor for an encore. "The people loved it," ,...„.. said. "It was during the depression, when most people were having a pretty tough time, and we really put on the dog. We developed an appetite for pink champagne nnd caviar. Then after work we went to our favorite hamburger Joint for a real meal. "We bought n slightly used $9000 limousine dirt cheap. And did we Impress 'cm when we rolled up lo the hotel in that! Yolanda had a wrap made entirely of ermine tails It. would have cost around $5000 in normal times, but we got It for less than n thousand." Well, word got around and so- ciely's blue bloods flocked In for the privilege of being ritzed. Veloz and Yolanda were a sensation. "We were sotting $400 a week,' Frank said, "but after that we got Invitations to dance at practically every, big private party hi New York, They always gave me a blank check. We charged 'em $750 for a half hour's performance. And, brother, did we ritz 'cml" FIRST JOB BID A "KI,OF" ' Frank Veloz likes to remember Hie lime when they first danced together professionally. Yolotida was a secretary on Wall Street, he was an office boy In a bank. But they had won dance contests, so they emit their jobs and went to work ns the featured dance team in New York Chinese restaurant. Auditioning for the job, Ihey forgot the numbers of the steps" they had so carefully rehearsed. "Tlie music played on." Frank said, "until we thought it would never slop. Darned if I knew how lo bring the dance to n close. So I started spinning Yolanda around, got dizzy and dropped her. She did a neat spin under ft table anci I fell flat on my back." They were hired anyway. RsiuJ Courier News Want Ad», MONDAY, .MAY 22, Surprise')-Surprise'; ••• '' , . WARNING ORDER :n the chancery court, clilckn- sawabn . District, Mississippi County, Arkansas. Owen/McKay, Plaintiff vs. Ruth McKay, Defendant No. 8fi34. The defendant, Ruth McKay, is icreby warned to appear within hirt}' days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of plaintiff, Owen McKay. 1 Dated this 26 day of April 1944 Percy A. Wright, .attorney for plaintiff. Claude p. Cooper, attorney for tefendnnt. HARVEY MORRIS, Clerk By DOHIS MU1B, D. C. 5-1-8-15-22 flPTICRL STORE Let Us Help SAVE YOUR EYES! 209 W. Main St. Phonu 2912 Sare 50% On TRUSSES Steel and Elastic S T E W A R T' S Drug Stare Main & Lake Phone 2822 and Summer ' TUNE-UP Save Gasoline . . . Save Tires. Get All-round Better Performance! T-.L SEAT MOTOR CO. Chrysler Dealer Pirti * Service Ul W. Ath ftmt 2122 RADIOS, WASHERS and REFRIGERATORS i Should Be overhauled For Summer; GUARANTEED WORK-REASONABLE PRICES HARDAWAY APPLlflSCE CO. 208 W. Main Phone 2071 J. LOUIS CHERRY Representing NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE CO. BlytheWUe, Ark. ' '.. - SUMMER CLASSES '• in PIANO - ORGAN and VOICE Beginning June 1st—Schedules mw being arranged' ' Mrs. DALTON C. FOWLSTON, B.A.. M.S.M. Former New Vork Organist and Teacher Write Mrs. Fowlston j ]OJ w.ickasa.vba or Phone 20« DRS. NIES & N!ES OSTCOPATH1C PHYS/CMNS ' * 1 ' ff'i RECTAL DISEASES a SPECIALTY (EXCEPT CANCER) OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 Clinic 514 Main BlytheTille, Ark. Phone 2921 TM£ "MAY THE LADY Copyright. NJCA Service. Inc. . NO SLEEP FOR COUKTRIGHT XXV J^INK went back to Norma. lie found her in the room where they'd had the wine earlier. Ho searched her .face for signs of nervousness, and there were not too many. He grinned at her with approval, and said, "Now we have a job to do, baby. We've got to act innocent." "I understand," Norma said. "Yes, we have to tool them." "We'll do it, too, baby. This Azaraski may think he's good at deceit, but we'll show him a few things." Her answering smile, which must have taken effort, pleased him a great deal. "Sure we will," she said. "After all, my grandfather was a Yankee horse trader." Link admired her courage. Ho had a sort of a silly impulse, an overpowering desire to express the way he felt in one manner or another. But the only way he could think of expressing it \\\is to take her in his arms and kiss her, but that would have been embarrassing. It wasn't a time for kissing. "Let's find Courtright," Link- said. "We've got to tell her to keep her mouth shut." "I fold her," Norms explained. "A few minutes ago." "What'd she say?" "We needn't \vorry about her, Link. She said she didn't want these Japs torturing her to find out where Kip hid Die swag " "What," asked Link, "is wrong with Tilda Courlright?" , "She's Ju:-.l seared, Link," * "Okay," Link said. But he was satisfied that wasn't the whole explanation, * « « WHEW Captain Azaraski entered the inn, they were ready for him. He came in and beamed at them. They beamed right back at him. "I have just had a talk with the innkeeper, telling him what kind of dinner we want," Azaraski said, "He promises .1 special feast." Throughout the evening that followed, Azaraski was ;i hardworking host. He insisted on giving them an escorted tour of the inn. They showed much false interest since they had already been over the inn thoroughly, searching for a microphone of an eavesdropper. Norma talked more than visual Link was afraid she was being a little too animated, overdoing it. But then he concluded this was his imagination. She was doing fine Couttright did her part, too. Courtright gave a lecture'about the fokonoma. Link wondered if she had ever written any school textbooks about .Tapan. She sounded like one. "In every pretentious Japanese bedroom, you will find one of these lilllc alcoves, called the toko- noma," Couririglit said. "You'Jl notice that the floor is raised a little above the floor of the room. It is a place of honor. Almost always, there will be a picture and an incense burner. It isn't what it looks like, a handy place to stack your luggage. In fact, I have always had a suspicion that the foreigners have done more to antagonize the Japanese by tossing their suitcases into the lokonoma, than by any other one thing." The evening as a whole, although it was a grim period for all of them, seemed to be passing off well enough. . For dinner, they had suklyaki flavored with Japanese soy and a spirit distilled from rice and sweetened. There was clear soup and shrimp fried in batter and a good yokan, a sweet bean paste. Full stomachs gave them an excuse to pretend to be sleepy. They were all tired, although it was doubtful 1£ they could really sleep. They retired _for-the night. ,-„ • L had ho"th ! ance < 'tb talk_lo Courli-ighl alone. But he had watched her. lie was extremely puzzled about CourlriglU. He was also worried. He resolved to keep an eye on her. r COUHTRIGHT her room. She discovered that she was lo occupy a room with Norma. She suggested that she occupy another room, giving the emise that she snored. Even after she was in-a roonffir herself, Courlright did not undress. She made no effort to sleep. She would have fought sleep, except (hat it was no problem for her to stay awake. She could not have slept. She did pull the futon, the thickly wadded quilt, over her. Mot because the night air was cold, but in case anyone should look in on her. It wasn't modesty; she merely didnjt want anyone to know she still wore all her clothes. She was very glad she had token the precaution, because Norma came in to tell her good night. "Waif, dear," Courtright said. "Has Link said anything strange about me?" "No, lie hasn't," Norma an-' swercd. "Earlier in Hie evening, he did ask what was wrong with you. I told him you were fust scared, like the rest of us." "Good night, dear," Courtright said. "And try not to worry. Try to sleep." Norma returned to her room. Courtright turned over on her side. She pressed her ear against the padded wooden block which served as a pillow. In this way, through Ihe vibralions in the floor, Cqjgt- right could hear when aiVjVae moved about'in the inn. Later, through the padded!) wooden pillow, she heard footsteps. She knew this would be Caplain Azaraski, creeping out-, doors. Courtright got up herself. Her bare feet felt a silent way across the mats to the door. She went out into (he night. The clouds had thickened in the sky, and it was quite dark. She was supposed to meet Aza-| raski oulside tonight. Av? •< *» ^ ^ V I^biJi-t'v^'-

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