The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 26, 1944 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 26, 1944
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PAGE'FOUB BLYTHEV1LLE, > (AKK.)' COURIER NEW? tCOUBEBSNlHB ..... _ P ranra oo. Vfcl^ H.'W. HATNKB, Publilbtr -- BAMTTKL r. NORHffl, Kdltor JUOB A. OATEN8, AdTerWitf > floto N»UOBJJ AdnrtMoc !Upre«ent*tln»: IfilUc* Wttmer Oo, New York, Obkt^o, D»- fctU, AtUoU, ItemphU, PubUftod ETUT At teraooo boept Bunoti Catered u tecand clue matter »1 tb* port- aClce »t Blytheville, ArUout, under »ct cJ Oom- October 6, 1817. Berred bj the UnJtea Pre« . ,.', SUBSCRIPTION RATX8 Bj eirrier In the city of Blyt&ertll«, XM p*r Mk, or 85o per month, By mill, Within a radim o! 40 mUec, (4,00 per j ttr, $2.00 lor «lz mouthj, 41.00 for thrw month*; jy mall outside 60 tulle tone 110.00 ytt /eu payable. In advance. y Birds of Passage ^;An American war correspondent in Italy is of the opinion thai the taking of Cassiuo was'not so much the result of reinforcements and more gnus as it was of the effect of .spring—'sunshine as against rain; marigolds versus mud, and so on. He credits, loo, the French f6vc<">" feeling that they were going home. That homing instinct may have in-< fluenccd the Nazis, too. They were stubborn Italian tourists all winter. But,"remembering spring in Germany, the defenders of impregnable Cassino legged it for home. Symbols and Actions. ' Afphibald MacLcisli, poet, librarian of Congress, foimer director of the late Office of Facts and Figures, recently madein speech on "the Power of the Spoken Word." The subject is right down his alley, for woi'ds are the tools of fhe poet's trade, and in no trade arc their power and weight and flavor and evocative quality so important. But Mr. MiicLcish is impatient of wb'ids" without action, as many of us are. He is di.slic.sscd (hat words like fieetlorn, liberty, democracy ami. cqiml- •ity are used so often merely to arouse emption. He is equally distressed ill efforts to escape their use in such phrases as-"the American way of life" or "America—the way it was before." •When Mi. MacLciah undertakes to clear the air of ambiguous symbolism, Viowever, he makes some equally ambiguous statements of his own. Thus he says thai "freedom, liberty, de- njocraV, equality' 1 s . . are rcvoluiion- 'aiy \\oids always and whenever used. They;'camiot be employed to arouse men'p ;tniiuls to fight defensive wars ' for the protection of the status quo or thxTp/eservation of a society 'the way Jt was' without destroying llicir vilality ''and meaning." ' , But what sort 'o.f revolution is im- 'ph'cil in Mr. MacLeish's four words— national, woi Id-wide, social, political, or all of them? And what of society, "Ihc way it was"—the ,way it was in 102!), - 1933, 1940, ']fl<14? Is the status quo that.of an dverscas soldier lonesome for the'farm, or an Old Guard Kcrwb- hcan Inncsome for the Goolidge administration? Apparently the answer lies in freezing these ambiguous symbols in .a pattern of Mr. MacLcish's or someone's else devising. Of course, the vague or intemperate use-of "revolutionary" words is distressing when it departs from our own definition of them. But that docs not seem to justify'.'';Mr. MacLci.sli's exceeding pessimism when he views, the prospects of p"eace. As things are going .now, he foresees a peace' of ar- yamjcments, adjustments, facts, trades, and balances, a peace of oil, gold, and transportation. ' Well, that unfortunately is the wav all peaces have been made. All war i's disrupting, and. subsequent life and trade must be adjusted to its results. The idealistic aims outlined in the Atlantic Charter, and at Moscow, Cairo, add Teheran, must be given practical application. That practical application is beginning. Perhaps Mr. and others .are dissatisfied with some of those beginnings. Hut at least all the Allied powers arc on record HB aiming high. The final blueprint may not be the brave new world of Mr. MacLeish's dreaming. But "America—the way it was before" and the way it is today is overwhelmingly in favor of those high aims of peace. 11 seems a liltle early lo despair. Twenty Million Forgotten Aericans The t'l'i'iit urns of War Poor, obscured be- nciith n fln.shy Ijiycr of War Rleli, hns found n champion in (J. S. Senator Elbcii D. Thomas, Chairman of the ScmUc Committee on Education and Labor. In an arllcle in the June Reader's Digest, condensed from the American Magazine. Senator Thomas clle.s evidence (lint more lhan 20,000,000 Americans arc living on Incomes that have not risen appreciably since Pearl Harbor, while their luxes have Increased and the cost of their food/clothing, mid shelter has (jonc up, leaving them, In effect, with a cul in Income from 25 to 50 per cent. Most of these-people. 1 whom Ihc Senator calls "the forgotten men and women" nrc salaried workers who ordinarily belong to no union, and have iw experienced negotiators i'lcnd llielr cases. One uroup, he says, consists of 900,000 school (cachers whose si'ilnrles average less lhan $1,550 a year. Then, lie finds, there nrc more than 4,600,000 white-collar workers on public, payrolls, from the tiniest lowiis up to the nation's capital, whose earning!;. In spite of an over nil increase, ivvcrauc lip to only $118 per nwnlh. He also points out Hint 130,000 clergymen have received Htllc '.It any, Increase In salary; nml nearly a million employes of hospitals are notoriously underpaid. In the Senator's opinion, the largest group paying more tlijvn Its share of the cosl of the war, however, Is made up of workers In offices mid stores, n'nd salesmen. He^snys (hat n 1943. survey of 351 companies found that the salaries for file clerks, typists, switchboard operators, and stenographers averaged $22, $23, $25, and $30. respectively, while the average wage tor clerks In department stores In New York Is $23. this "average," lie explains, combines (be salaries of workers who are lielng paid a living wage with the salaries of multitudes who arc not, 'which means that many an office worker Is faced with the problem of buying food and clothing on $!C,SO n week. One ol the ways In which Congress can help the white-collnr Worker, the Senalor writes,.is lo Increase the "take-homo pay 1 ' of (hose who'are suffering real privation by increasing their tax cxemplioii. The "lake-home pay" 1 Is what the worker actually has left after 20 per cent has been taken oul of his salary for withholding tax, 10 per cent for War Bonds, 1 per cent, for Social Security, and perhaps another percentage for a company retirement fund. "Most important, of all, Congress should case the War Labor Board restrictions on salaries In the lower brackets." Bui, "It should be made clear (hat (lie Wl.Ii usually docs not oppose raises that bring wages up to 50 cents an hour, and that mosl employers of eight or fewer em- ployes are exempt (rom WLD rulings. Nor lias Ihc Boar'd authority over stale, county, or mil 4 nlclpal employes, or non-profit hospitals." Lessening slightly the restrictions' on raises will not bring more Inflation, he inslsls. Inflation, writes the Senator, Is brought by uncontrolled wasters squandering on luxuries, not "by giving a shabbily dressed tynlst $2,50 more a week, or by Increasing the wages of a bunk clerk so thai be and bis family can keep up the paymculs on their, home." I would rather be Goini; nslvirc with the invaders than walling to repel them.—Assistant Secretary of W^r John j. McCoy. SIDE GLANCES by Galbraith ,. ISK ei i. M. BEO. u. D. PAT. air "Old Nellie's head is loo big for her bridle since oiir , Jnloppy broke down, and now with you home she feels ! like she's winning the war personally!" j •THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson. :WERE IN USE IN : ITALY LDN6 BEFORE ADOPTED JHEA\/ EVEN APTER SOME WERE TAKEN TO ENGLAND, FtFTV VEARS PASSED BEFORE THEYCAWE INTO GENERAL USE. QuoTinqOdds. ,''Y6UR GIRL AUJSr 6UILD YOU UP BEFORS SHE CAN LETYOU DOWN,"-**/ 1 JOHN LA MOREUX, '• / iris ESTIMATED THAT WASHINGTON, D.C., AS MANV<ie.4*TA5 If DOES TM'E 2 ' Copyright, 19UA r _NEA_Scrvlcr, Inc) FRIDAY, MAY 26, 1944 JUDO XXIX JN not more than twenty minutes, Courlrighl had the bribing flior- oughly done. She had bought Die soldier. For a cosh payment, he promised lo lot Norma, Link and herself go pnsl. 'She gave him a small parl of the money, taking il from her slocking. "Sn!" said Iho soldier, well pleased. He even followed her n lew paces back toward Ihc inn, and salii, "0 daiji ni aajbnso," urgip|< her to lake care o£ herself. She must have overpaid him. Courlrighl reached Hie inn. Outside the door, she pulled off her slippers. She went inside in her bare Icet, so thut she could bo more silenl. Hardly was she through Ihc door when a Hasblighl beam pounced upon her. "Having (rouble sleeping?" Aza- raski asked. . "Oh, it's you!" CnurlrigM slrug- filed lo control herself. "You scared It seemed lo her'that her words actually whistled with fear. Azaraski came closer. He kepi the flashlight pointed at her face. The glare blinded her, blinded her so that she could distinguish nothing. "You should not walk about outdoors," Aznraslci said. "The guards, you know." "I just sleppcd outside." Her terror was growing, because he kept llic light in her eyes, and because she knew bis voice was strange and hoarse. "I was having trouble sleeping," she said. "Me, also," Azaraski agreed. * * * pT'OURTRIGHT'S eyes became used lo the light. She could make out Azarnski's face, illuminated from below by HIQ backglow of (be flashlight, his eyes dark splotches wilh hard depths. Horror lighting, she remembered (hat (lie photographers called such lighting from below. "Where arc Norma and Link?" she asked, fighting to remain casual. "Asleep, I imagine." "Poor kids. I suppose they arc sleeping like logs." She was nol doing good at the job of acting calm. Fear was making her voice rise. "No doubt." , "Well," she said, "I fhink I will try lo finish oul my night's sleep." "A good idea," Azaraski said. He extinguished the flashlight. Instantly Corn-fright found Aza- raski's hands on her throat. Thc Jap's thumbs, with horrible Judo cxpeiiness, crushed her windpipe and blocked off any loud vocal sounds. Azarnski said, in Japanese which rage made almost unintelligible, "I followed you and heard you bribe the cow's son of a sentry. I will allcnd lo the sentry later!" Then he began Hie silent and straining business of killing her by choking, and Hie loudest sound was Ihe scuffing of her Icet on Hie floor mat. Lincoln Celt, standing by in the darkness, (hen realized what was happening. Ife leaped lo help, and was fortunate enough lo first gel hold of Azaraski's hands. The Jap must have been blind and deaf with rage, for apparently at first be thought the bands pulling at his wrisls were Courlright's hands. Link changed his' tactics, and hit Azaraski on the throat. Hit the man's windpipe with bis fist, as hard as he could. Such a blow would, for Ihe moment, paralyze the Jap's vocal cords and prevent him calling loudly for help. * * * A ZARASKI released Courlright, x who collapsed. Link got hold of Azaraski. The darkness in the room seemed as black as darkness could ever get. Their struggling feet kicked the flashlight, which rolled a'crosY'llie "floor" making a" "dulll hopping noise on the .mat? '•-''•'$ t "Norma! Flash! J'gli il" Link: gasped. ' .•'•pV' r \V r ; Norma found the flashlight by !be sound it had made when rolling. She pointed the beam at the floor, which blinded no one, but gave light. Azaraski tried to yell, made only violent hissing noise. He squared off in a Judo stance, grabbed at Link, and Link demonstrated that they taught Judo lo American soldiers, too. Azaraski went down. Unk hit Azaraski's jaw several times wilh his fist. He was in a mood to finish off (he Jap, but he did nol have the strength to do it with his fists. "See how Courtright is, Norma," Link satyi. He took the flashlight and went searching for the innkeeper. The wrinkled old innkeeper was sleeping like a rock on his hard pellet. He was In the far end of the inn, and hadn't heard the fight. Link debated whether to attack! the innkeeper. But Link's arms and hands were trembling, his legs were weak. He had been on starvation rations in prison so long that he distrusted his ability to even knock Hie sleeping old man unconscious. Link left the innkeeper asleep. • Courtright was sitting up, with' Norma's assistance. Courtright had both liands.presscd lo her neck. . "She is nol hurt badly," Norma whispered. Courtright tried to speak, but at first could only make a labored • rasping noise. Then she said, "I bribed Ihe sentry." "Sentry!" Link exclaimed. "Yoir bribed him? Thc one on (lie road?" "Yes, on the road," Courtright told him hoarsely. "We'll fake Azaraski's car," Link said. "Come on. Hore Courlright, put your arm around my neck." They left tiie inn. Link half- carried Courtright. It was still very dark, and they were not beard. They found the car. He put the two women in the back. He got the motor started. The car already was headed for the narrow road. {To Be Concluded)' * for exclusive rights to his services. Milton Berlc's "Zicgfcld PolHcs" lius grossed over $2,000,000 to dale. In Uim'er.sar* "IJ;tl>cs on Kwiiifc Street," Ann ttlylh ;uul June I'rcls- ser -,irc comiieUun romantically for Bill Dunn. In real life, Ann is 15 ami Juno, married to ratlin announcer Dick Terry, is the mother of a 15-monUi-()ld Imby. NEXT: Do whjiUcs hive III Hollywood HY KUSKINE JOHNSON NBA Staff Co-respondent Exclusively yours: Errol Flynn can't escape the dolls even when lie's working. Scene In "Objective, Hnrinn," shows plnncs dropnln'g food by pEU'tiohule lo a group of soldiers trnppeo in the jungle. Flynn descended on one bundle, hnctel it open and found a huge raff doll willi baby blue eyes. It wns n gnu carefully worked out by Hie crew. Carmen Miranda is practicing ice skating between scenes of "Soinc- Uiing For the Boys." She'll probably work an Ice routine Into her ne\l movie. Jimmy Cafiiicy returned from lli;U overseas lour refusing to Rive press Interviews, lie said: "I did a job anil I'd raltier not talk about It." * * • Cissy Mnrr, Ihc Fox cutlc. and hubby Bob Hcaslcy, n civilian Him; instructor, hnve dnted the stork. • * • • Aaron Rosenberg, former All- Amerlcun grid star nt U. S. C.. and | his wife. Eleanor Rudolph, will toll their (roubles to a divorce judge soon. He's nn iissislunt film director. Not in the script: For u scene'in I'Thc Princess and Ihc I'ir.ilc," Bob Hoiie was supposed I'o say, "I'm a swashbuckler—a dangerous, wild "ijhlliie m;in." [ns(ca<!, he said, "I'm swashlmck— '," then ailil libbcil, "Thcrr, tlinfs what Sam Gnlihryn '«cls for giant; purl In a RUJ who never buckled n swash in lii: lift." • « • : MAKY KOfiKKS TO WE1> • Wedding lx;lls will ri»(! soon foi Mnry Rogers, dauglitcr of (he late AVill. and film writer Victor Con- trier, Jr. • " ' * • * Gilbert ^ .Roland lins a incdicn cliscliargb from the Army and returns to films. Oiico i>t;ir.\, comedy st'ar of I.oi Waller's Broadway bound inusica "Slap Ilapiiy," is bcinc discovers all over ajain by Hollywood. Slelro UKO and Paramount have been dls cussing deals. )ur Boarding House with Major lloople Out Our Way By J. R. Williams -ESppQ, BARTER..' 7RUST VOU TO SET IM ON A FKEE SUCW/-—- M<5 WWCH1N1G 80R19.TH& *3 FAMED HRE-EWeR.REHEARSE 'PART Of 3U6GUHG RED-UOT UURRWV' ARE SOU IMG THE REST OP YOUR. ~- ALOMG? 6V tU& WAV, WHPsT FREiNK ARE: YbO 60lh5G TO 8E, 1001E, TH6 UN INS LUMP NEW GUY M\CHIME DIPM'TSHOW ,=j UP THIS MORMIM&--1 -I HEARD HE RU'MED A |_\ FOUt-HUMDRED- POl-LAE. JOBVES- 1ER.PAV.' DO YOU SRDSU THA.TS WHV THE BULL KJo-WH/a HES WOR&Y- A8OUT IS MOT WJOW IMG WHAT KEPT THE GUY -VWAY-- RUIWIMG "THE JOB OKI 7HE BAWL1MGCUT THE BULL GAVE HIM.' A BOSS WAS TO BE MIGHTY CAPEFUL WHWHE.SAVS "TO A MAM THESE DAYS. Hopkins Joyce, who hn: been cold to oilers to flltn her life hns received the okny from he; trustees and is ready lo talk business wilh Hollywood. Lucy Coclirnne, Uoston deb now in Uic midst o( a slnRe career, Jus gifted Vic Mature with a slave bracelet. They're|>nrablc whci he's ashore from the Coast Guard Barbara Bannisli-r. Ihc Smillifirli ham heiress, is on a reducing die for a fling in the movies. Jack Carson will forsake laughs for straight drnimi us Rosalind Russell's second husband in "Roughlv Speaking." « * • Andy Devlnc has a very stern photograph of himself under tin i glass ot his wife's desk. "So she ' won't (hink of me as easy going i when it comes time to make out the monthly exiwnse account," says Andy, ' ' * * ' I Those V-SUil letters Louise. All- brilton posts every day arc lo an English pHc-l. i "WILSON" SPAUKS COMEBACK Success story: A year ago Alexander Knox'.s services practically went beeging in Hollywood, Then Znmick borrowed liim from Columbia sludlo for the litle role in "Wilson." Now Zannck and Co- are offering fantnstlc WANTED: Bring Your Leftover SOYBEANS fo Us. Blytheyille Soybean Corp. 1800 West Main I'llones 856—857 ARKSOY 2913 SOYBEANS Ueelcuncil— Absolutely 1'rcc of Corn 0. W. COPPEDGE GIN CO. Flume 2002 BPTICRL STORE Let Us Help SAVE YOUR'EYESt 209 TV. 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