The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 24, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 24, 1944
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PAGt FOUB IBB BLYTHEVILLE COUBIEB Nlfffl ''$"' '"'•••'•'••IH« COURHB NIWS OO. •r'-J't*' H- W. HADflBfl, FuUKber (iMn,,,,, B^jnjn, F _ u B 'A.' OATXNS, ...Uct» lUtlou! Mittttoai RfpreteataUnt: WUtaM Wltm*r Oo, Ntw York, Obtain. D»- (ntt, atlMU. Uezophii, ,.i Putdkbed Wrery ATUnjooo txoept Bundv ,-, _at*red M wound clua matter at the po«t- effice »t Blytherille, Arkuuu, under *et ol Oc*~ October 8, IBM. .Sored by. .the Doited Pr«* SUBSCRIPTION HATES • By'-cutter In the city of Blythevlile, Mt ptr tetj or «n per month. By d«U, within a radius ol 40 mSle», |4.00 P*r jetr, ts.oo for six month:, $1.00 lor three moatiu; uj'm»U outeMe 90 mile tone 110.00 per year p»y»bls in «dvanc*. Higher Mathematics , , The national debt limit lins been raised.'id 240 billion dollars by Uie House of Reprcscntiit'ive.s. The Treasury ^rjginally. wanted 2GO billion. We have .not been able to ask our representative jyliy he and his penny-pinching colleagues quibbled over a mere 20 billion. ' But it's very unlikely that he or uny- 'pne else could tell us. For the national debt has passed beyond human comprehension and into the same league with infinity. Both stagger the immaignalion, defy experience, and send the senses reeling. Probably Dr. Albert Einstein can speak a good deal more confidently and cogently about infinity than anybody else can about how we're going to handle a public debt of perhaps 300 billion— or whether it's going to handle ns. Now, as we understand the problem (which we certainly don't) it isn't simply a matter of'knocking off nine zeros and saying, "If a man owes so much and makes so much money,'how long will it take him to pay off?" For nobody knows exactly what the bill is f going to be, or the size of the income. But we're going/to have to pay off somehow. The only alternatives are repudiation or inflation, both ol" which would surely knock the national economy flat on its face. The interest on 300 billion dollars would be G billion, or about-what the government ordimu 1 ; ily spends in a'year. To pay that means keeping the national income, about where it is now. And that-in liirh means full . employment, ..high production, high wages, high prices and high taxes.: And that brings us to an old familiar argument which is being taken up again in high-powered circles: How are full cnip)oyniejm:'and production to be achieved, by government spending or private enterprise? The private-enterprise enthusiasts.seem to have Hie best , of it, since government spending never made ranch of a-reputation for itself as a debt reducer or A prescription for prosperity. So all the private-enterprise enthusiasts have to do now is convince the other side that business and industry can turn the'trick, and. then make mighty sure that they really do. It doesn't look like what you'd call a simple task. But at least there's one , comfort. No one yet has come up with the old. one about, "Well,, it doesn't really matter because we just owe the money to ourselves." If anyone does, he will probably be given a sheet of paper and a pair of blunt scissors, and told to go sit quietly in the corner. Stamp of Disapproval A report drifting out of Germany stales that. Nazi officials may no longer put "Hcil Hitler" on official documents with a rubber stamp. They must henceforth write it in by hand to make BLYTflEVlLLE. (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS it .seem more jwi'sopl and sincere. Hitler majj i'fmd';'lh'nl tin's hits been one of his graver : psychological errors. To the German people, oftcr 10 years of being told wh«t to think and say and do, the rubber stamp must have become a symbol of Nazi rule.'NOW, into their rubbsr-sfam]) lives, there comes a spectacle of minor officials doing something personal and of their own volition— even if it is only parroting the oJd proscribed greeting. It may well seem like the beginning of Hie end. • » . Never a Dull Moment If sedition trials in Washington are no joke, it's not the fault of the defendants. One thumbed her nose at the photographers. Another charged that his attorney was plotting with the prosecutors to make a monkey and a martyr of him. A third \VM,S convinced that the government was frying lo kill all 2!) defendants by freezing them with the courtroom's air-conditioning system. One defense counsel .solemnly asked to exercise one-twenty-ninth of ;t challenge on the upper part of one prospective juror's anatomy. All this is not conducive to impressing such people as feel sympathy for the defendants/ nor is it likely lo convince the unsympathetic that the 29 alleged seditionists arc menaces lo the American way of life. In fact, it' may turn out lliiit their an lies have set alleged sedition back 20 years. At Long Last After nearly two years of red tape, WPB Chairman Donald M. Nelson has gone over the head of the WPG requirements committee and approved a $2,000,000 project for a wood-hydrolysis alcohol plant in Oregon. This is the process of. making industrial alcohol from wood,\yaste long used by Germany and other'foreign countries, and convincingly proved by pilot-plant tests here. This one plant will not do much toward saving the millions of tons of wheat and sugar that have gone into alcohol production while .equally effective wood waste has been burned to gel rid of it. But if lhe,,war continues long, plants shell as tfiis'',d'.ne'could-ease' our food problems immensely. • $0 THIY SAY It is an elementary principle that nny nation-^ nl pallcy is no stronger Minn the force available to maintain it.—Adml. H. II. Ynrnell. retired. , » • » 1 knowcd 1 was lilt, all right. It Just took my • breath. I went, to callhr on the. Lortl.-Bazooka (juiiiier from Virginia, after having rib shot away al Anzlo. • • • • I am scared every time I go over the target. That, Is, Jusl before 1 go over. Afterwards, yon (jet such a kick you want In make another pass ami often you do.—Unit.-Col. JohiKF. Hcnerby, 118 bombing missions In Pacific nrcn. » » • Cut out the tlcmagogucry before a committee. That is Congress' own specially and encroach, mcnl In this sphere Is resented.—National Association of Manufacturers' brochure lo business men on how lo lie a good witness. • . » » If we follow the path of a pure four-power military alliance ami embark upon the course of Imperialism which will accompany It, how can we expect, to sec accomplished those fundamental reforms «u|-.-,, a whlch thcrc wl ,, , )c no )io])c of a more stable worldj-smmicr Weils, former iindcr-sccrclary of slate. • • « H Is lo he expected that the enemy dclcnse' (Here (in i, a ly, „,„, lllc . rol , 1temncnU . wll|cll mny come from reserves will render the nest step In the Allied campaign exceedingly dllfiaiU -Secretary of War Henry u silmson WEDNESDAY, MAY 2<I. 1944 SIDE GLANCES "l>'all down and play (lend or we'll never gel rid of him!", THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson. INDIANS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA WAVg NO - .— StRVIC,. ... T. M. KCC. U, S, PAT. OFf. Quoting Odds v YOU CAN HAVE AIAKSE FI61WE AMD YEf REMAIN A SMAIL f\<MKE?Sxa "YOU CAN HAVE AIAKSE FI61WE AMD YEf REMAIN A SMAtL FIGORE,~ DOROTHY L. KETEHUM, EVERY CUB 1C MILE OF S6A WATER CONTAINS APPROXIMATELY 4,500, OOO TONS OF NEXT: Post-war solir planning. • In Hollywood BY KRSKINE.JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent BEHIND THE SCREEN: „„„ HOJIC donned a blonde wig and a putty Pinuochio nose for an evening of rue-cutting at the Bucket of Blood cafe. It was Face No. 5 for Sylvester the Great—Ihe man with seven faces—hi Sam Goldwyn's satire of ih e days when pirates roamed tlie seas night clubs. instead of operating kjr— . •..-^uui- s ^r iis.t. Cf^\ t CI.K. -~*-*NOU SOLO A\EVV 50 PERCENT SHARE - VOU'RE . STOCKHOLDER, Avr-JO T'l_U TAKE. CONTROL OF --' Out Our Way By ,. Tii(, title is "Ihe Princess and the Pirate." Bui Hope isn't the pirate. He's nil actor who impersonates heroes, villians, heroines and even n toothless old has to save his liul.v Tnir from a band of cutthroats Icil by The Hook, whom you'll have no Irouhlc recognizing as Victor Mc- Laglcn. Tlw lady fair Is a screen newcomer, blonde Virginia Mayo, who she came to Hollywood worked with n comedy horse act- in New York night clubs. It's nth cctnnry pirate stuff complete with a treasure map which eels tattooed on Hope's clicst but, tli(. comedy is strictly 20th cenliirv Hope. For example: When Ihe plrntrs ward their ship. Hope runs ami hides and the princess asks him If [he's man or mouse. Just then an I explosion rocks the ship and Hope falls to Ihe deck, where a little WHILE k.,,.,,„_„„ 80RSLUM. WAS ^ >KJM?PENlWG Mis)' TOOL'S.'I'LL —I'LL- R3R MERCY SAKES.- VOU VE BEOO SHOUTIMC3 AT US FOR. AW HOUR TO HURRY AMD READY.' WELL moiLsc i s also cowering. "Hello, sajv; Hope to the mouse, "have you lion seen mother lately? KAYlVOKTir "f.END I.KASKD" In her new movie, "Tonight am Every Night," Rita Hayworlh wil. piny the role of on American musical .comedy star ill a London revue which survives the Nazi blitz. ;\ Hussian sailor, seeing her name in liijhU and being told she's an American, sighs and says, "A womlcrlu .thing—this" ;• Ilcforc starling work in "Ones. .in the Ilousc," itulh Warricfc (oo'k .her hv.shaiKl, i;ric Kolfc, ilmvn t' •the Armj'F l.os Angeles iiiilurlioi 'rcnlcu Kolfc u-as (old liis t.upcr liail hppii lost and he wnulil h; t v to report aRain when they wcr :founil. M'hcn lie looked imlKipii; at the prnsiiccl of several mnr weeks nf suspense, the mcdira rcrgeanl told |,t m; "Luicn, buddy jnu'rc lucky — «c misiilacc mo draftees than paiicrs." Bcforc the war It Jusl wasn' popular for Hollywood glamor girl lo portray, mothers on the screen Rut things'have changed. Clawldl Colbert plays Ihe mama of Shir ley Temple and Jennifer Jones h "Since Ydii -Went Away." And now no?. Russell will porlray the moth rr nf two boys nnrt two girls ii her new movie "Roughly Speaking. "i>KNum;n" DONI.KVV Urinn Dunlcvy shaved off hi mustache for the first lime In yr;ir tin- othrr day to pnrlray Hichan Ttenry Darin, the author-seaman, ii Pnrnniounl's "Two Years lietore th Mast." The results were (mite nn expected. In-diking rhn publicity rie roi-l incut's heart. When Brian'cnm< down to.breakfast in the morning nfler Ihe lonsorial operation hi wife rccot'iil«rt Instanlly. S did his H-month-eld daughter. Ant when ho arrived nt flip studio galemnn him at //A ' /. l ' f\A\t-' '9f.ff • >v :;: '.TO\X*r'Mf''** -lome Builders Advised Study Number of Stories CHICAGO (UP)-If you arc plan- ling to build a,home there are scv- •ral things to consider when you leckle whether it should be one or wo stories, says the magazine 'radical Builder. Real estate men report that the inc-slory house is easier to sell anct hat G5 per cent of buyers in the ow-pdec brackets prefer it, the nagazinc says. It is likely to Imve better eye ippeal because it lends Itself to wider variety in design, it allows 1 story house because the entire , future additions, permits ? larger tesoiiienl nncl saves trips it|> alid do\vn stairs. its • disadvantages arc construction, higher upkeep, eliminated, where in the one-story costlier house they are a necessity. 'Ihe Lui,.3ii,j(,<iufi, rugncT upKeep, two-story house is more economical garden area, greater heal loss and '° llcf >t and loses less heat than waste space in halts and under the the one-story home. root. For the money expended, a i-ui me muucy expemicu, a two- ^Ji-^. ^uys i nic story house gives more living space is « n| y necessary i —an Imporlnrv' consideration Jn spcctlve home-owner any homeowner's building plans. r '8»t choice." "There are hnppy families in liolh Iwo- types," says Practical Builder. "It{| for each pro- ' lo make the . Over-all diminsions of the lots can be smaller and garden areas are larger. Housework is less in the two- HOURLY OUTPUT OF THE U. S. BRITAIN AND THE EMPIRE-1943 EVERY HOUR THEIR COMBINED EFFORTS PRODUCED: 14.5 PLANES , :'"' f 9 ARMY GUNS ® iiiiiiiiiii -' IP) 104,000 ROUNDS OF AHMY GUN AMMUNITION 8? """M—- '• "2. 3.000,000 ROUNDS Of SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION : '--'' SOURCfe BRITISH AOMIRAUr • CKIPR1C IT PICX-S. •. T- TME AWAY THE LADY Copyright, 1! . _N|M^cr%'lee, Inc. i-nl waved him right Ihrough th gate. The teel'niralnn plinti>;ra|ihv '>.. i TCH.V. r.aiullo of llic. iicw. Vaul i tVTuni-Mcrlc Olicron picture, "The l,rve of Sand,'' Is nothing- Fhort of revolutionary. "This." says Gaudio, "is because we photonraph- rrt the aclnrs instead of the sets. In the raft every lime llicrc has fern a technicolor picture, the rame U ronrrnlr.i1ri! on bright bits of color and props on the sets In- slcad of the people in front of \ them." '•' American ' apiarists count bees with a microphone. Each buzz Is picked up, nmplifted, and shot over to an nittomnlic recorder. THE ALTERNATIVE XXVI.II a minute," Link said. "Hold it. Listen to the rest of this: Courtriglil ..has been trying to help us and she's got herself in a spot where she's going to be killed." "Courtrighl!" :Normn gasped "Killed!" "We've got to help her," Link- said. "But I don't understand!" Link realized lie was (letting ahead of himself, fte would have to go back and straighten out details. "I know this is the way it must have .happened;" he said. "The plan was lo get you and mc and Courlright together in the country and we would realize the meaning of the message and disrirss it Courtriglil would then tell the Japs what the rhcssnge meant. Thai's Ihe way they put ; t „„ to Courtright." Norma said quickly, "B U I s [, c could have refused lo have any part of it, Link." ^That's exactly the point," Link said. "She could refuse. Then they would torture us. Torture me to get the message. Torture you to get its meaning. Courlrighl knew how ! tough they would treat , ls She ' knew maybe Ilicy would kill us 1 So she pretended lo fall in and | help the Japs. Then she was going .' 10 lell them there wasn't any secret | message. That would save us " "But Link, why did she push us into finding out about the message ourselves?" "So we would Uccp our mouths shut. So we would pretend there wasn't any message. She would pretend there wasn't, too. And the Japs would be fooled," : ' •/ •'" "Two reasons," said Link grimly. "First, her nerve is slipping. She gave herself away to me, and she may give herself away to Aza- raski any minute, and eventually she is sure io. When she tells the Japs there wasn't any meaning to Kip's message, they'll give her hell. I know she can't stand up under that. The second reason is that A?.araski already suspccls her, and is. planning to kill her along with you and mc." In a ,voice in which horror bc- B.III to show, Norma said, "Link! Oh, Link! What will we do?" "We'll talk to Courtriglil," Link snid. "And try to buck her up. And Ibink of something." "Right now?" "Yes. We'll go lo Courlright's room now." They fouml Ihe door. Then they fell their way with infinite care through hallways and rooms. At last, Nonna breathed, "This is Courlrifiht's room." The door was a sliding one. Link wished it npen a bit nt ,1 time. They fell their way inside. And they explored the promises thoroughly by the sense of touch. Norma whispered, "I can't find her." "She isn't here," Link said. 9 * * HPILDA COURTRIGHT 1 had not re-entered the inn. She had walked to the inn, but had not Rone inside. She stood in the dark shadow of the building, where Azaraski and Baldwin could not see her. They would naturally think she had gone inside. She- stood beside the inn but a short time. Kot more than a minute. But many thoughts went through her mind irt the minute. The thoughts were plunging wild She knew now that she could not fjo through with her original plan. She simoly did not have the brazen nerve. This thing she had undertaken called' for a professional couroRO, the trained nerve of n soldier. Hex- business, the pvofcs- re house is not open to every caller. Connecting halls can be practically OLIVER FARM EQUIFMKNT Sales and Service HARRISON AUTO PARTS CO. 517 W. Ash I'lmnc 2552 ! Try our "Own Made" ICE CREAM Ole Hickory Inn Acrosi from High School B I DOLE EXTERMINATORS Contract'Service in 1'csl Control! Free Estimates. 115 S. Tliirrl Phone 2151 CLOCKS REPAIRED Electric or Stem Wind. Work Guaranteed. A. B. F 0 R D At P»» O'Brjmt'. Jewelry BOWL for fun and health! lilfJ/S and GEORGE'S BOWLING ALLEY 120 N. Second sion of teaching, had not equipped her for this sprt ol thing. . . No, she -couldn't do it. -Her :icrvcs did not have the stamina. She knew th6 symptoms of a nervous collapse, and she had them. A numbness en the lofl side of her [ace, a slight tendency lo speak :iiil(ingly, a higher pilch than normal in her voice, a generally jangled sensation. All of these were warnings of a barf nervous condi- lion, because once she'd had •mporaryjR' orc!pr, and she knew. There was'l^ nervous collapse of: ten ilreariy the -feeling thai she must do everything slowly and carefully, or she would fly lo pieces, d it was an awful feeling. The Jnpnncsc, when she fold .hem there was no message from Kipman Grccr, would he angry. They would browbeat her and quiz her about, every HUlo thing. She could not withstand the questioning. A few minutes ago, she iiad not even been able to stand for Azaraski to question her. Once the Japanese found out the truth, they would sliool her, probably. And they would torture Link and Norma. Courtright gave up her original plan. There was onl.v the nnc alternative. Escape. To try and s;ct away. If Ihcy, Ihe Ihree of them, could only reach Monk's fishing boat. Tilda Courtright worked her way toward the road.. She was very careful, and no one saw her. •Sho searched for whatever one of the Japanese soldiers happened to be posted as guard at the road. Soon a soldier stirred in the darkness near her. He was one o£ the road sentries. ,"Are F.I!" Courtright whispered. "lie quiet. And listen to me." She spoke Japanese fluently. She could even iinilate its dialects, the Salsuma, the Ahidzu. the Yone- zawa, the dialect of the Nagasaki district. And she had disrcctcd the minds of loo many Japanese boys, trying to find a cranny that would hold pome education, not to know how lo bribe one of them deftly and surely. (To Be Continued), --^,

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