The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 27, 1944 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, May 27, 1944
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PAGE FOUR Ml BLTTHB V1LLB CpUBEEB r. KOWUB. A. OAWNB, ix .?:> IWr BoJ» NiUooU AdwrtWaj * tm 0*. Niw tor*. Ewsy Afternoon feet* toltred u Kootad cUM nfctter at, the pOrt- 6BV* M HythMil*, ArluuiMi, under Mi ol Oort- gem, October », HIT. tented by tb* United PTMI RAT*8 'By CMTtor In the city of SlythwUfc, «t 9K <re«k, 4r 8!ft p«r month, By mall, within » radlui ol 40 mil«*, MM p« ye»r, »2.oo (or all monthi, Jl.OO for thrte m<*Uu; . aj m»U outoMe £0 mile toba jlfl.oo per yctr p*y»ble In advance. Congratulations, Max, And Best Wishes- ' ' The . miWouncement of Col. T. TI. Barton that he had selected Max B. Iteid, of Blythevillc, as his campaign manager lias given not only Mr. Reid, but Blytheville and Mississippi county, recognition that is unusual in Arkansas ;. politics. Although Mississippi county is second in population in the'istnte, it is far'from that rank in political significance as measured by the usual attitude of state-wide candidates toward us. So far as we can recall such an ap- pointnieut has never before heen he- staged on one from oiir county, and •'•' this community takes pride in the honor and distinction that is Mr. Reid's hy reason of his apiwinlment. The feeling here is that Colonel Barton has made no error of judgment in choosing his . campaign manager. The campaign will be watched from here with unusual interest, and with confidence that Max Reid, althout'h engaging for the first lime in such an uiiderinkihg, will conduct the campaign with the energy, dignity and fairness that 1ms characterized his life aiming us. Congratulations, Max, and best wishes! To Do a Good Job Better ', Tucked away in two congressional committees is a bill which, we believe, • merits early consideration of o»r coii- vcnlioyi-minded legislators. It is a bill appropriating §10,000,000 to the United Stales Public Health Service for investigation and control of tuberculosis. This country has done a good job oil tuberculosis, but it could do better. Through- research and treatment, through statebuilt sanatorium* and the- yearly purchase of Christmas seals by millions of .Americans, tuberculosis mortality has been reduced by more than half in the past 30 years. Meanwhile, however, the Public Health Service has been able lo do little. It has never been able to afford a separate tuberculosis control division, and it is only since the war began that its tuberculosis budget has been raised from $150,000 lo 8250,000 a year. .This is obviously insufficient lo help check the spread of a prevalent disease which generally strikes those leant able to pay for treatment. It is • much more prevalent in wartime. Thus far, fortunately, there has been no notable rise among civilians except in three industrial slates. Hut as the war continues it is likely that the rise may come, through the long hours of heavy work that millions of • Americans are doing even though our nutritional level remains high, Even with its limited budget, the Public Health Service has X-raycd about three-quarters of a million war workers in the past year, [t was" found , (ARK.) 1 , COURIER NEWS that 1.8 pel- cent of them had tuberculosis. Of ^that 1.3 per cent, c'O per cent had minimal cases, 30 per cent wove moderately advanced, and 7 per cent were far advanced. Before these tests were Ifikcn, only 10 per cent of patients presenting themselves at sanalorhnns had minimal ciiscs, The vest were advanced. The contrast 'clearly shows that there is much tuberculosis that can be delected and cured early, if facilities for diagnosis hud treatment are available. Such facililies can save many lives, forestall untold anxiety, and prevent an economic loss of millions of dollars. The bill now before Congress would be a long step in that direction. Even at n time of political absorption, it should be given a hearing and a favorable vole before the strain of war work begins to undo the splendid anti-tuberculosis work .so valiantly Cafeteria Heat for Cave Dwellers Not inconsiderable among th'c miracles promised and hoped'for .in oUV postwar world is individual henl control for itpnrtmenl, dwellers. Anyone Who has spent ;i winter in Ihc average apartment house need not bo told of the boon. No more throwing open windows fo icy blasts because the elderly couple upstairs likes it hot. No more breaking up the furniture for firewood when the janitor is trying to please some fresh-air fiend; And as for the janitor—no more fights with the tenants. With their own thermostats they'll have no one but themselves to blame. Even Die apartment, house owner is sroing to benefit, according lo the people who have this new gadget Vip their sleeve. They say he'll save money. Yet, it will be a minor miracle, bVit a pleasant one. The cave dweller still won't be able to play the radio after 11, shake the dust niop out the window, or follow a great many other independent pastimes of it householder. But at least he'll have his choice of Fahrenheit. Impossible, but Intriguing Some writers have been sinacking their lips over the prospect of a possible clash of wit and beauty between Hep. Clare Luce, the brilliant, comely, play- writing Republican . Congresswomari from Connecticut, and Helen Gahagan, actress wife of iUelvyn Douglass of the movies, and Democratic nominee from a California congressional district. Rut there's llu> possibility of a dnd. Playwrights aren't usually performers (Mrs. Luce is far fronr being « persistent orator in the House). Actresses, however compelling, are almost always dependent upon others for their lines. Now if Mrs. Luce and Miss Gahagan were on the same side of the political fence, and could collaborate—that, friends, would be .somethingI • $O THEY SAY Portress Europe will be assaulted In Mint promises to be the mot formidable military un- deilnking In history, i can nssillt! you that when the zero hour arrives—we shall not full.— Adml. Ernest. J. King. * » » With the menace of a deadly cobrn, Ihe delinquency problem Is lifting Its vehomovu head, nearly every week the Federal Bmenn of Investigation receive.'; reports of from five lo strttu Instances of attempted train wrecks, rtiglnpertd by boys under 14. just for Hie fun of H.—Cnpl, Eddie Ulckcnbacltcr. .. ' .-SATURDAY, MAY 27,•, 1944 SIDE GLANCES by Galbfaifh Well, I'll put yon lo wori;, ymuii;-man, hut yoli'll find out you'll liavo lo Irani a lol niorc around here' -- the mere dcMails of your ]ob\"j •THIS CURIOUS WORLD , %™S ALL MAAWALS HAVE HAIR. THE WHALE IS A MAMMAL, THEREFORE, 700,000 DIFFERENT MILITARY ITEMS IN PAPER/ SAVE A BUNDC-E 4 A WEEK." ; s-i? WHICH OF THESE CITIES IS APPROXIMATELY DUE NORTH OF THE PANAMA CANAt- His Contribution-^* r^' the characters linvc been eliminated, too, but the picture of life in Brooklyn a generation ago is belli.! transferred to the screen In pretty faithful detail: Cheap Charlie'j. Hessler's-meal market, the North Fole game, junk collecting, the Saturday nucrnoon riots, and, of course, the tree that shoves its roots through the cement in the back yard of a Brooklyn tenement. One pound of onion seeds can yield four, toils of onions. OLIVER FAUM EQUIPMENT Sales and Service HARRISON AUTO I'ARTS CO. 517 W. Ash , Phone 2552 Buying Logs Of All Kinds. BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Blytheville, Ark. Try our "Own Made" ICE CREAM Ole Hickory Inn Acroa fr«m HIrh ScbMl 1 1. ANSWER: Washington, D. C, >4%>. K - -' - • . NEXT: . S nic in e .our., anclcii t In Hollywood BY ERSKINK JOHNSON' NEA Sttlff Correspondent Hollywood's miracle workers really out-did themselves todny. They brought a Brooklyn Street corner of n generation ago, complete with cobblestones, dirty kids, foot long sausage, brass Ixnmtl beer kegs, flavored lees ami n cigar stoic Indian, to n hillside In Beverly Hills. And If Hint wasn't enough, they took nn actor out of oblivion, gav^ htm n stni- dressing room and one of the most coveted screen roles of the year. It was nil done for the film version of Betty Smith's test selling novel, "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn," which 20lh Century-Fox is putting on celluloid, The street corner was Taylor Street and Bedford Avenue, where the Nolans—Katie and Johnny and their two children. Francie and Ncelcy—battle poverty in a small flat on the second floor back. The actor whose name most people had forgotten was Jimmy U'rmn. Jimmy is the Johnny Nolan of the screen play—lovable Johnny who )ur Boarding House with Major Hoople Out Our Way By J. R. Williams JUSTMOLDTHW ^ .~~.^v,- WM - ARRE.VJn-riA6TR6AM.Op f| HOLD THE ° vUteWU^MOK' S^TA^^ R/ ^^ E ^ 0 1^^^ £!?JT.I ]WE ASVJ13 .^/.PREFER STWr>) 6REFF CWri'T WELL.LISTEM, SOLDIER--IF YOU CMO'T 1RUST THAT ONE, VOL) GOT A LQMG, H\RD WAR OJ VOUR HAWDS.' THE SHOW \ CALL -THIS j^ "THE YANKS COOK TOKVO.' could enjoy life if it had no rc- .rjonsibililles and if McGarrily's sa- oon wasn't just around the corner. JUst about every actor in Holly- vood wanted to piny Johnny Nolan. !3nt Jimmy got the part. The studio said he WAS Johnny Nolan. Holly- voocl didn't even know where to "aid Jimmy. Sure, he had been a big slur 12 years ago in such films as 'Bad Girl" and "Dance Team." But lie was washed up. He was through He had appeared in n couple of recent pictures lint nothing had happened. ntf.V.V? \VHV NOT! They tested n lot of .iclor.s for ;he role of Johnny Nolan. None of them seemed to fit. Then someone mentioned Jimmy Drum's name Why not? A girl in the 20th Century-Pox casting office. Gloria Grafton, hat! heard Jimmy on a radio program. They called the radio station for his telephone number. Tlie^ KIWC him n screen test and he was sensational. "I still have to pinch myself to be sure I'm not dronmlng,"'Jlmmj said. "Kids arc lucky for me." f was as Shirley Temple's father h "Baby Take a Bow" that Jlmuv got his first big break in Holly wood. Now he's the idol of Francis and Ncclcy. The Frfineie of the screen stor is 12-year-old Peggy Ann Garnci whose mother brought her to Ho! lyivood six years ago from Canton O., but who refused lo let her ac quire glamor. She kept Peggy plaii and natural and for two years cast ing directors gave them no work then Peggy played Joan Fontaln- as a child In "Jane Eyre," and tlv studio remembered her work wtici they sought a Francie. Her role is one of Ihe most Im liorlant of Ihe year—more rtialo than Jennifer Jones had In "Sor Chubby, Ift-year-old Ted Don aldson. who played in "Life Wit Father" on Broadway until he out grew the role, and who made hi film debut with Cary Grant In "Once Upon a Time." Is Ncclcy. McGOtltK, BI.ONllKU,' KV CAST Dorothy McOuire, who played the zany young bride In "Claurtla," Is Ihe mother who scrubs floors lo help pay the rent. And Joan Dlondell is the lively Aunt Cissy, who married her last husband without going to the trouble of divorcing the one before—or so she thought. Hollywood Is telescoping the five years of Ihe story Into A single year for dramatic continuity. Some of Bl DOLE EXTERMINATORS ' Contract Service in Pest Control. Free Estimates. 115 S. Tliinl Theme 2751 CLOCKS REPAIRED Electric or Stem Wind. Work Guaranteed. A. B. F 0 R D At P»t OTBrj»nt'« Jewelry BOWL for fqn and health! RILL'S and GEORGE'S BOWLING ALLEY 120 N. Second SUMMER CLASSES in PIANO - ORGAN and VOICE 1—Schedules now lic'mg arranged Mrs. DALTON C. FOWLSTON, B.A.. M.S.M. Forniui- New 1'oik Org.iiiisl ana Teacher Write Mrs. Fowlslon 1101 Chicliasawbu or Phone 2049 RADIOS, WASHERS and REFRIGERATORS Should Be overhauled For Summer; GUARANTEED WORK.-REASONABLE PRICES HARDAWAY S?PllAHCE CO. 208 W. Main Thane Z071 WELDING! * Acetylene Welding * Electric Welding * Cold Welding Best Equipment—Best Machinists—Best Work Delta Implements, Inc. TAKE MAY THE >LADY Copyright. 1014.' NEA Service. Inc. MONK'S FISHING BOAT XXX THHE rood was winding. Link did not drive fast enough lo arouse an alarm. When they hnd gone about a hundred yards a Japanese soldier appeared in the headlight glow, aiming his rifle at them. "Stop," said Courtright hoarsely. "I have to pay him the rest." Link halted the car. He wished lie liad a gun. There had been no pistol on Azaraski. The Jap sentry approached. He pushed his rifle muzzle into the back of iho car. "Ilayaku!" lie said. Link didn't trust the senlry. Cautiously, he unscrewed the gearshift ball. The gearshift was the old-fashioned type which stuck up from the floorboards. The ball was heavy. He saw Coin-lright fumbling with her stocking, li w,i s n^ c atl old inaid sehoolma'am to keep her money in her sock, he thought grimly. .But the sentry took the money, counted it, then stepped back. He was smiling. He was going to let them through. They drove on. The road twisted and turned. Dimout shades on the headlights made the driving difficult. "Courlright," Link said. "Do you know tins country? Wlwre will we go?" "Maybe wo can get to Monk's boat," Courlright said. "Monk's boatl" Link exclaimed. "What do you mean?" Tt was the first time he had heard of Monk's bont. "I hired a fishing boat," Courtright told him. "Monk is the Japanese who operates it." "Show me what road fo fake" Link said. They drove about thirty miles. Nothing happened, Leaving the car, they followed a worn footpath down to an overpowering smell of Ish. Link distinguished a slilt- ike dock, anrt a small vessel. J "There," Courtright said. * * * PHE Japanese fishing boat was not at all romantic. Short anil dumpy, a small hag of the sea, but - practical looking craft. "Monk," Coitrlright called. Monk ant) three other startled Japanese popped out. "Ai!" Monk gasped, and he hauled them down into the cabin. The other three Japanese were fat and pleasant like Monk. ' Monk and Courlright conferred in Japanese too rapid for Link's knowledge. Then one of'the oilier Japanese left in a hurry. ."He is going to drive Aznraski's car into the sea," Courtright told Link. "Then they are going fo take us (o the liussian mainland." "You had this all fixed?" Link asked. Courlright nodded. 'T didn't fell you. I didn't think we could all escape. I was afraid, if you knew about the boat, yon would trv and be killed." Later Monk and his men cast off the lines, and the boat headed oul to sea. The chugging motor, it seemed to Link, drove them with agonizing slowness. They reached open water, and the small vessel began an endless struggle with the waves. Link sat in the cabin, feeling the motion. The boat would rise \lp and up, then slide sickeiiirjgly into the wave trough. Link bqjan to feel very depressed. But he fell lie should say something bright, cheerful, something filling the occasion. Because, after all, they were well on their way to a successful escape. What he finally said was: "Boy do I feel bad!" * * » T INK made quite a recovery on *•* the fourth day. He felt fine, in fact. He went out on deck", and told Tilda Courtright, cheerfully "] didn't expect 0\ir 83vejrtu'rVtb'$»l me rtnt on my back like that." Courtright laughed. "You're ;ome doctor," she said. "You've been seasick, and didn't know it." Link grinned sheepishly. Norma was sunning herself an a pa'dded riuilt on deck. Link stretched out beside her and said, "I seem to recall you as a ministering angel with tea and things, the last four Jays. Also I have an impression that I was not as appreciative a$ ' I should have been." Norma smiled at him. (&/ "You swore at me," she announced. "You accused me of being the only thing that had more, influence on your life than a race horse named Jones." "Well, (hat proves I wasn't delirious. And that was a very sweet thing for me to say, if you' only knew it. Did you give me a kiss for saying thai?" "I gave you castor oil," she con-" fcssed. - . * Link discovered a low dark smear on the horizon. He sat up and pointed, demanding "is that land?" "That," Norma said, "is Russia " "Then we're safe," Link said happily. Norma nodded. "As safe," she' said, "as if we were on Mam Street in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma." Link grinned at her. "Look here '• you had better make that Grand Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri. Because that's where I am going to have my office, and we might have, to live in the back of it Uniil I got a patient." Waiting for her answer, he W»J frightened. He even held his breath. But Norma smiled, and turned • her face up to be kissed. (fc\ "Sure Link," she said. JK ' Within a few hours, a Soviet; naval patrol boat, neat in the suti-i light, put out from a cove and! approached. The patrol craft cam* close. The Soviet sailors did some talking to Monk, whom they seemed (o know, and then brbfc* out in grins. Link got the idea thty were grinning mostly at Nprrna and himself, and he was embfcf- rassod. But he grinned, too. fivety'- uody'had something to grin ab»Ut, didn't they? " ' ' THE END

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