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PAGE'FOUR TTHEVILLB COUBIEB Klff fl "- 1 ;-]'' 8AMOTX JT. NORRIS, Editor .,||II>B A. aATTBJS; AdwtlilDC Bate MMKXU1 AtfmtUH* RtpnwaUtiraC tr Co, M«w Tort. ObiMM, D*- Ifemptm. "* Alteraoon bcept Buadw ' Intend M weood dM> matter at the port- aHlct tt BlytheviUe,' Arkaniu, under act ol Ooa- October'*, 1817. Served by th« Pnlwa PI«M " r *',-,/,' SUBSCRIPTION BATES •By curler to the dljr of Rfttwrllto, Mt p«r week, or 85o per month, 'By mall, within'• rtdlua <* 40 mile*, MOO per rear, «300 for gli month*, 41.00 r« three momtiu; jy'miil ouUlde 60 mile tone 110.00 Dtr Tear payable In advance; Two Strikes "; It is natural thai after all the controversy over (lie .Montgomery Ward • ease 1 the govenicnt's dealing with strikes in war industries should noiv be'followed will), closer attention. It »«>H , * might be interesting, then, to compare procedure in 'llic Ward case with Dial in--the recent strike of Detroit foremen. •Attorney General Kiddle," in his Ward catic-argument, echoed the ('resident's assertion Ilia I Ward's was engaged in war work. (In a later dispute involving a similar firm, the Chicago district War Labor Board ruled thai the "Sears' Roebuck & Co. mail order house in 'Minneapolis should not bo classed as essential to the war effort.") Mr. Diddle staled that "after the machinery of the WLB is flouted by either tmploycs or employer, the President musl support the order of UIQ board." There is no need to rehash the Ward case. A recourse to orderly court procedure by either party probably would have avoided the whole thing. Ycl both sides were impatient. One day after Ihc 13-day Ward slrike had ended, the attorney geneial and an assistant to the secretary of commerce moved in .on the president's order, with soldiers and G-men. ' 'Now consider the. foremen's strike. Thai was 20 days old when il ended. It began because the National Labor Re- lations.Board refused to order employers to bargain with the foremen. The WLB had twice ordered the foremen back : to work. Their president, Robert H. 'Keys, told the national WLB that "We do not relish this strike. We do not think it right from a patriotic standpoint, but, frankly, we cannot blame-a'nyono but the government . . ." AVas that not "flouting the WLB machinery," according to Sir. Biddlc's definition? But there were no presidential orders. No soldiers reversed the Ward procedure and carried ihu foremen back into their plants. Instead, WLB Chairman William IT. Davis talked to-Mr. Keys like a patient Dutch uncle: "You can't win. If you insisl on going on, the strike will be broken." A WLB labor member promised that his, group would assume the responsibility of seeing'to it that the employers would recognize the foremen's bargaining rights as against the NLUB ruling. v That did not move the strikers. They did not return until General Arnold, chief of the Army Air Forces, told them that their strike had already cost 250 fighter planes on the eve of our most critical military operation. The foremen's strike is not the only recent.one in defiance of WLB orders We simply offer its brief Mslo . ' _ contrast to the Ward affair as' cvi den.cc that the government's standard of penalties lVtoo oftcn inconsislcnl with; the emergencies. BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK,)" COURIER NBW8 Consult Your Conscience:^ Dr.'Edwin G. Zabriskie of New York, speaking before the American Neurological Association, said the American soldier "has learned while oh campaign to conserve energy, food, and materials. At home he sees an appalling amount of extravagance . . , all around him a complacent optimism about termination of the war." Well, that's what he sees, all right, and as Dr. Znbriskie points out, it makes him angry. All of us at one time or another have brushed aside the inconvenience of "using il up, wearing it out, caling il all" with the impatient reasoning that "other people do it." , But that doesn't make il right. Ne\l time YOU feel thai way, consult your conscience, not your convenience. Towc rd Ch i nese U n i ty. An agreement coming out of the conference between Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek and Lin Tso-han, the Communist leader, could mean much in the war against Japan. This bitter and long-standing difference has immobilized two fighting forces that arc badly needed—the Communists themselves and the "cordon sanilairo" of Chinese Nationalist troops around Communist- occupied territory. Here, as in France, Poland, Yugoslavia and Greece, unity has been delayed to the detriment of the Allied effort. A settling of China's civil dispute, it' only for the duration, would strike a heavy.psychological as well as physical blow. (• Hoid-the-Line Note: No mailer how your own particular griefs niiike you feel toward the he- deviled Office of Price Administration, you'll have to okay its newest pluns: to clamp down on prices charged in Iwrlier shops and beauty parlors. Milady's stratospheric hairdo has needed a ceiling for long, long months, and as for a Bowles-model haircut, why say— •SOTHETSAT We didn't pay our debt to the dead of the lo?l war when through self-Interest we let conditions grow up throughout the world that caused war for us. Tills Is our second chance.—Eleanor Roosevelt. • • • Capital musl be mnrtc nvolluklc for Hie sound development of Intent resources nnd productive capacity In relatively undeveloped areas.—Secic- tnry of State Cordcll Hull. « • • The Germans cannot fall lo realize thai the Kalian front is insciiaratftblly bound with the Imminent Invasion.—Pravda, Moscow newspaper. *• » • Ni;vcr before has there been a time when It Is more Imperative that every single member of the United Nations, whether In the armed forces or In civil life, should make his maximum effort In the name of peace nnd liberty.—Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. • • • After Germany fate, \ve will still have anywhere from one to llirec years of fighting with Japan.—Capl. Eddie Rickenbnckcr. • • Less than half of us know this country wns not « member of Die League of Nations. Two- thirds of us tin not know that Britain Ls now liroviding us with military supplies under reverse Icnd-lcasc.-Hndlcy Cnntril, director. Princeton U. Office of Public Opinion Rcsrarch. • » « Collective security ot the world may dcpentl upon how far nations of other continents are willing to go In ncccptiiiB Ihc pallcm nlrcady ctalillshcd an Ihc American continent. Tills pallcm of international organization is nothing but democracy at worh.-Dr. Carlos Davlla, former president of Chile. TlIUJiSDAY, MAY 25, 1944 SIDE GLANCES by Galbraith Com. 18« BY hE/lBEBVICE. Inc. T. M. BEO. U. s'. P*T. OF. r-lf "Let's do something nice for Sue as long as she's our class prophet—I wish I iuuln'l s;id those sarcastic things _ - .to her at the diincclitsl week!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson- BE PUT TO MUCH GREATER U5= BY MAN AFTER THE WAR...ANDJCIENri5T5 ESTIMATE THAT THE HEAT RECEIVED BY ALL. OF THE EARTH FROM THE SUN REPRESENTS THE EQUIVALENT OF WHICH OF THESE IS A BIRO ALL HICKORIES " ARE NATIVEr OF, AMER/CA; .AND THE NAME COjV,ES FROM THEIR (NDJAM NAME. ~f>OWCOHKOKA ." COPS. i»u ay NEA stfivicc IMC. ANSWER: The kiwi, a flightless bird of New Zealand. NEXT: They didn't worry about which fork to use. In Hollywood BY ERSKINK JOHNSON NBA Slaff Correspondent THE HOLLYWOOD FRONT — Local gossip of interest lo Hollywood men currently detained on Important business away from home: Well, Ihc town's still perking. Especially Hollywood and Vine. Thc corner looks like a De Mille mob look over. It's a mccca for members of thc armed forces with overnight passes. Even (he Thin Mnn wouldn't find room on the siclc- ivn Iks. 'ihe cafes, beer Joints and chop houses along Vine are so crowded you sometime.? stand In line. The Brown Derby doesn't open until noon now (thc help shortage) and closes promptly at midnight. Ditto Mike Lyman's, across the street. The new 30 per cent tax on night clubs has all the bristro operators groaning. Business during (he week Is bad. but. you can't gel a lablc on Saturday nights. If you do, you'll pay $•( for a tired s(cak and up to $1.50 for watered drinks. People are slill screaming, loo, about gasoline. Some people have >ur.Boarding House *M Major lloople Out Our Way I plenty, Thcal others nre Uitch-hlking. of course, are booming. . BOTH BEEM WCER.TO WE THfsrt A TEWAOFTRNMEODICE? I • > ' By J. R. Williams Yes, Ken Murray's "Blackouts" i slil running, starting its thin yew. And 'after all these years, Ihe extfas arc cleaning up. too. Warners sent out a call for 1500 just last week. Betty'. Grablc hasn't. lost any ol her glamor, since becoming a mama TI-.c Form casls the same sliadov as Before. • HAM ON. EVERY CORNER TUKT 60UMD9 OPPORTUMlTV BUSTING WVMNOUP CMAM6EB, DOOR ' MftcK/— I'LL ' LOAKS SOU R\JE WAIT.' YOU SAV \ THEY IMITATE MOST \ EVERYTHING HE I DOES-SO JUST / KEEP THEM ^ THERE A ) MIMUTE.' / PERCENT PIECE OP , 6Ogie, VN FIRE-EWER " SUCKS' ' POT A STRAW )M THS POP BOTTLE : WHY MOTHERS' GET GR\Y Meat, butter and eggs arc plentiful in th c stores again. Only limil Is J customers' ration poinls. O: course, there's still ham on evcrj corner. The liquor stores have everything except Bourbon or Scotch You can buy n case of cither from the black market for $125. Whicl is'too much. The 20th Century-Fox studio stil serves the best, lunch in town. Th price has been uppcd from 75 to a Paramount cafes Is worse than ever S1.10. The food at the RKO ant Billy Wilkerson, the trade papc publisher, has opened anothe swank restaurant since Giro' burned. He falls It the Plenty expensive, too. but Ihe bes people In (own arc there. There's not a room or a house ' town for rent. Limil on hotel room Is five days—and there's always s vailing list. Houses which cos $5000 .are sellmi: for $12.000. Bu homes which cast S50.000 are dowi to $35.000. People don't- want thc big places any more. Can't gc servants. Everyone has n Victory Garden Even glamor cirls like Dorothy la mour and Ann Sheridan arc get ting dirt In (heir fingernails. Al | th c studio messenger boys hav [been replaced by girls, many prel •• tier than (lie stock actresses. Scv 1 cral have landed contracts. .ITTTEKBUGnEKS- SI.OWKI) The Hollywood Canteen Is still j Jumping. But since that actress, sued the Canteen for $8000. and | m rollerted. claimiiiK she was Injured "-.T- by a too enthusiastic jitterbug' Mminc. the boys iinve been warned • to lake it c^sy. | Myrnn Loy is back In town for a new Thin Man picture with William Powell. Her marriage to llial New York advertising executive didn't lake. Bob Murphy has added another room to lib restaurant. Grape. 1 ! ban? from the ceiling Mid he calls It tho Grapevine Room. You see i:cop!e wearing slacks and Lockheed billions in fashionable rcs- Jmiraiits like Murphy's these days. IhCv can afford thc laritfs, loo, There's still a gas station on ev- WAY Copyright, 19H, NBA Service. Inc. LADY OVERHEARD . XXVII POURTRIGHT was doing a job of frightening Azaraski thai satisfied her. Baldwin was aiding her, unwittingly. Azaraski WPS riuile terrified, although pretending otherwise, and he would not push her for more of a show of results. Not tonight. Azaraski said hoarsely, "You're crazy! Link and Norma will go back to prison nnd keep their mouths shut. They will never know Courlrighl found out the meaning of (he message. After (he war, they will find the hiding place empty, but they will not know who gol into it. Link and Norma will not lalk. All we have to do is lell Ihe Japanese intelligence there is nothing lo thc message. Then we can go and gel Ihe loot ourselves. We will be safe." Now was a good time (o leave, Courlrighl decided. She got oul of Ihc car. "We want lo lie careful;" she said. "Good night, Captain. Good night, Baldwin." She walked away, finding that she hail lo light a weak feeling in her legs. She walked toward the inn. By force and determination, she held herself erect, a tall straight figure of a woman in the darkness. ' Captain Azaraski and Baldwin sal in the car. They were silent for some time. "That damned old woman," As raski said finally. "Do you suppose she would cross us up?" Buldwin was silent, because il was an unhappy possibility, and in his private opinion, a good one. Azarnski swore in Japanese. "As soon as I learn the meaning of that gibberish about storms and cyclone cellars," he said, "I am going to shoot Courlright, along with Lin!' and Norma." "You might," said Baldwin, Sate 50% On TRUSSES Steel and Elastic STEWART'S Drug Stare Main & Lake Phone 2822 WANTED Bring Your Leftover SOYBEANS fo Us. Blytheville Soybean Corp. 1800 West Main I'honcs 850—857 "have lo explain that lo your superior oflicers." Azaraski grunted disagreeably. "Poison, llicn," lie said. "They got some spoiled food. Lots of people in Japan are gelling poisoned on the food. The food is terrible." On that note, without exchanging goodbys, the two men separated, Azaraski went toward the inn. Baldwin look another direction, to a nearby village, (raveling slowly and /avoring his infected fool. After they had gone, Link crawled away from (he car. Link had been sure, all evening, thai Courlright was behaving strangely. He had heard Courdiglil leave the inn, and he had followed her. The grass was very lall near Ihc car, and he had crept close lo the machine without being observed. He had been able to hear mosl of. whal had been said. * * * JINK had a hair-raising lime gellint! back, in silence, lo his bedroom in the darkened inn. The worst part came after he was in Ihe inn. The thick floor mats made it difficult to locale squeaky boards. The planks had a way of remaining silent until all his weight was on them, then grunling 'ike pigs. He wanted to talk lo Norma. 13ul he didn't know what bedroom she was in. He had been too busy worrying about Courlright lo notice what bedroom Norma had taken. He thought Norma and Courlrighl were together. He was barely inside his own room when Norma's voice whispered his name. "Link?" she asked, "fs it you?" "Holy oafs, baby, you startled me," Link breathed. Norma whispered, "I've been waiting here a long lime. I was gelling so worried. Are you all right?" They located each other in the darkness, and Link look her hands and kept hold of them. She explained, "I. couldn't sleep, and I thought it you weren't asleep, yoir, might talk to me. But you weren't here." ,' • "Norma, have you seen Courtright?" he whispered. "No. She is asleep, 1 imagine. I hope she is, anyway, beenus6 she. would be scandalized it she knew f was in your room. She asked for different room, because she said she snored." Link put an arm around Norma and kissed her. He held her close // and touched her hair. When he f felt how she was irembling, he realized how really frightened she had been. He was sorry for her, and afraid for her. Ife kept his aims around her for a long time, reluctant to release her, and slop . back and face reality. "Norma," he asked, "would Tilda Courlright hold a grudge?" "Grudge against who?" "I am going lo ask a question, baby, and I don't want you lo get mad about il. Didn't your father borrow Covirlright's savings once upon a lime, and lose them in a business deal?" "Oh, Link! That!" Norma ex- . claimed. "Dad didn't borrow her savings. He just plain swindled her oul of them. That was (he way he gol his capital, (he capital with which he started business in the Orient." "Wouldn't Courlright still resent (hat?" "No, not at all," said Norma. "Oh Link, you don't know Ihc rest of Ihe story. It turned out to bo the mosl profitable thing that ever happened to Tilda Courlrighl. Later she sued dnd, and almost got his shirt. They used lo have a great lime laughing aboul it, the two ot them." "Oh, she got her money back?". "Twenty times over. Link, why are you asking such a tiling?" "Hold your lial,'.' Link said. "To- nighl, aboul thiiiy minutes ago, I heard Coiirtrighl leave Ihe inn. I followed her. She met Captnin A/araski nnd Roger Baldwin for a lalk, a little get-together of kin- if tired souls." " Ttiere was no belief in "Norma's voice as she said, "Oh, Link, Tilda Courlright would not do such a thing." {To Be Continued); .^ ARKSOY 2913 SOYBEANS UcclCiLiicd—Absolutely Free nf Corn O. W, COPPEDGE GIN CO. riione 2002 , 8PTICHL STORE Let Us Help SAVE YOUR EYES I !09 W. Main SU Phone 2912 Vft FfI,L AM, DOCTORS' PRESCRIPTIONS AND 8AVR YOU MONBT S T E W A R T' S Drnf Ster Mmln A Lafc* phoni MM OLIVER FARM EQUIPMENT Sales anil Service HARRISON AUTO VARTS CO. 517 W. Ash riionc 2552 Try our "Own Made" ICE CREAM Ole Hickory Inn AcmM fr«m Hl*h Srbtol We Pay HIGHEST CASH PRICES For CLEAN USED CARS See Us Today! PHILLIPS MOTOR CO. Tel 453 Walnut'at 5lh SUiHMBIt CLASSES in • PIANO - ORGAN and VOICE I—Schedules now being- arrnisgcil Mrs. DALTON C. FOWLSTON, B.A.. M.S.M. 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