The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 29, 1944 · Page 4
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'. ' •''••<•' , ,<"*'••{> •..W.., ,. ; ' > > < BAinnn. p. Ncauua. MMB 4, OATKNB. Aftenwco Sn*p< AiUnd M Moand elMi natter at tba y *md br UN cmtM p«t . BDBSCHHTIOH KATBS By cutter In the dty ot KythertB*, wwk, or 89c per month. ' By null, within • Mdlui of M BUM, MOO oer je»r, «uo for dx month* $m ta ttmllmtfai; The Price Is'Going Up In spile of relatively'light resistance hi recent Pacific engagements, the days of the Japs' "fanatical" defense are not ' over. \Vadke Island proved that and' gave promise of a lot-more hard fighting between present Allied iwsitions .• and Tokyo, But Wadko - Island also ; proved that the Japs are paying more • and more dearly as defenders. . It took,two days for the Am.er.icnn landing force to wiii.Wadkc after the little two-by-thrce-mile. island had been , subjected to a pouiuiing that sounds even fiercer than what Cassino received. 'Almost 2000 tons of bombs ' were -.dropped on it before the actual operation started. This was followed with a day-and-night blasting by ship and land artillery, and by heavy, medium and fighter bombers. But a battalion of Japs survived to fight with every crafty trick in their book. They sniped from caves, pillboxes and trcetops. They infiltrated into our lines in the uniforms of fallen Amer• ican soldiers. It was fierce, suicidal fighting. It ' delayed'the'taking of a small but im_ porfatil objective. But when the firing ceased not one of the seasoned defenders remained alive. How long can Tojo afford to pay these prices in order to delay the inevitable. The force on Wadke was small, to be sure, but the total casualties in 1 these last-man stands are growing more i impressive. In the month following the Hollandia landing April 22, Americans killed 7G Japs for. every one of our men lost: '•'•/••".: ' • It should he apparent to Tojo that, for many months now there 1ms been no question of the outcome of his.en- • gagenients against the Americans. Acl- ( niiral Halsey was not speaking idly when he announced 'the virtual completion of the Pacific campaign, except for mopping-up and starving-out opera- lions." . The Japs are up against superior equipment. They tire being outfought on land and sea and in the air. • The Japs, in Burma have discovered how well they taught -.their Amer- .ican adversaries the tricks of jungle fighting on Guadalcanal and the Papuan peninsula. All this has happened, in the "beat "Hitler first" phase of the war against Japan. Surely no amount of fanaticism or boasting can now ease Tojo's mind as he contemplates the full weight of Allied might that is coming later. Bureaucratic Immunity A New York housewife hired - a young woman as part-time maid through the United States Employment Service. A few minutes after the maid reported fpr work the housewife went up to the roof for a sun hath. When she returned both the moid and a purse containing $13 were gone. The housewife, who had forgotten the maid's name, called the USES.. She was told that it would be against regulations to tell either the name or address. Only in- the event of nil Infraction of the Social Security Act, viola- lion of the Federal. Income Tnx law, forging a Social Security benefit check, or .illegal action by a Social Security employe would that information be given out. Not even the FBI could budge USRS from that firm stand, which was hacked up by. the War Manpower Commission. Mayor LaGuardia called the regulation "cockeyed." We agree, and then .some. \Ve also think that the regulation .should be amended before someone, templed by ihi.s bureaucratic immunity, commits a more serious crime than the theft of §18. BLYTHEVILLE. (ARK.); .COURIER NEWS MONDA.Y, MAY 29, 1044 At! ts Forgiven We may have said some harsh words about OPA and WPB in Die past, hut today we are inclined to eat them. For OPA has made life more livable by taking the price ceiling off yo-yos. And WPB, bless its collective heart, has made it known that from 25 to 1(0 per cent of America's 270,000 juke boxes are silent because of a shortage of repair parts. If things go on like this we may yet sle the day when Pistol-Pack in' Mama Jays down her weapon for keeps, Biny Crosby settles down in the San Fernando Valley and says no more about it, and rolling out the barrel is indefinitely deferred. '...That's News'- Once upon a time an "invitation" to meet Adolf. Hitler at -his Berchtes- garden retreat sent trembling, terrified puppets and stooges of Europe hastening to obey. But something seems to have happened to the host's prestige. The other day he sent one of those same social summonses to the Regency Council of Bulgaria. The council said it was awfully sorry, and thanks very much, but there were things to do at homo. s o, at long last, the fly has turned down the spider's invitation to walk into, the parlor. And that, according to the classic definition involving the man and the dog, is news. ' •SO THEY SAY When nny group gets the .idcn that it is big- cr or stronger Minn our government or that it Is absolutely essential to our existence, then the time hns come for n showdown, war or no wnr. -Federal Jud E e Evan D. Evans of Chicago. ' » » . » We've .got to provide eight 1 tons of supplies every month-Including every thing- (or rac! , mnn we bring to the central Pacific. In the Aleutians. the job Is 25 per cent grenter.-Rcnr Adml. J.'j. G.lffney, Navy Pacific supply chief. . artistic achievements tire nccidcnls and the really creative mind is the kind to which accidents happen and which Is capable of recognizing the ncclclcnt when It does Imppcn- Christopher Moilcy, author, to skidmore College graduates. . » * » Throu'eli lend-loase we hnve made certain Hint every mtm in the forces of the United Nn- Uons who goes lulo battle beside an American fighting man has what lie needs- to hit the common enemy ns hard as posslble.-Preslcleiu Roosevelt. * . , There Ls no road back to n restricted economy leaning lo wide-spicad unemployment It, Is therefore not merely M u patriotic geslure toward our fighting mci , that full employment nns become a major concern lo nil thlnkfng Americans.-Dr. Elizabeth wlsncr, dean of Ill- lane Scliool of Social Works )ui Boarding House with Major Hoople Out Our Way SIDE GLANCES "I brought Busier down because.I ihoughl Uiose dots that .help the Marines fight the Japs might need plasma too!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD Ferguson. --- VICUNA,> : '~ : v WILD COUSIN OF THE LLAMA, .: -SPENDS AWiT OF IB LIFE AT ,/.' ALTITUDES ABOVE /e, OOO J : IN THE ANDES. - Are carrier pigeons used in this war? In Hollywood BY KRSKINE JOHNSON NBA Staff Correspondent Betty Grable pouted, said Knlli- ryn Kulm, like a spoiled child Site wns wearing only n pair of panties and sitting i,, (lie filling room of Miss Kuhn's fashion salon nt 50 West blit, Street In New York "No bra?" we said, embarrassed Why of course not," Knthryn Kulm said, defending her customer She doesn't have lo wear one. She's n perfect 12." Betty was pouting. Miss Knhn said, because she had seen a dress on one of the fitting forms. "And we couldn't sell it to her became It had been designed exclusively for another woman who was pick- Ing it up that attcrnooi). So Betty just sat there In her panties and pouted and refused to put her clothes on until we sold her that dress. She wanted to wear It to a party that night." "Sort or a sitdown strike a la strip lease?" "Yes," Miss Kuhn said "Of course I couldn't let liie poor B irl sil there and freeze to death so we wont to work and copied Die dress and Uettv wore u that night," By J. iwmi . t HMEm HM> TlN\E TO LOOK UNDER. THE SIGNET TODf CHUM.'-— 6UT WE'VE GOT.. EMERMTrilNG HERE EXCEPT AH AARO-MM?*, so COME IMAMD SHOPAROO?Ot>.'~ ,^LES "He COOrtES 1 KKS^T*" \ LIKE. TO IOOK, AT A ZEBRft YONICK, AKSDT BUW C/U.LED 00R15 THE ,, IT'S GITTIM' T}'EM .'SUC KIM ,__V LEMONS IM ^_MJ .F«3wr OF 'EM g^feJl WILL RUIM AMY BAWD CONCERT- KEEP IT <Ss. UP. ANOTHER. GUV WHO x OWNS Tlie dress, she said, wns an inexpensive liltle number. "Only $350." Knthryn Kulm's clothes ranged from $300 nj). Mostly up. She caters to the Iheatricnl profession imd is known as the liigticst-priccd modiste in the world. Among her customers nre Dinah Shore, Carole Landis, the Ice Cnpades, Phil Spitnlny's nil-girl orchestra, Cnrmcn Miranda, Yo- Idnda of Veloz ant! Yolnnda. Jane Fromnn, Connie Boswell and n nock of others. ' $18,000 Sl'ITALNY DUDS She had just outfitted Spitnlny's music maids with a complete new wardrobe. "Phil didn't even blink when he got the bill," she said "It was S18.000." Yolamia was one of Miss Kuhn's first customers when she opened her shop on 51lh Street, 14 years Ago. After that almost every dauce Icam In New York oime to Miss Kuhn's shop. "At one time we were designing clothes for G8 dance teams Two from Harlem. Yolnndn was lucky for vis." Knlliryn Kiihn Is n middle-aged woman wilh graying hair and a nice smile. She came lo Hollywood the other day on business. She's brn> designing clothes all her life. Started in Trenton, N. J., wlierc she was born, (hen moved to Philadelphia and New York. "I made up my mind that I wns going to earn as much money as any man," she said. DINAH WAS 1MUNTKU She believes, she said, that clothes should move. "The dress," she said "should walk with you and sit down with you." The ladies, I guess, will understand this. Kalhryn chuckled over an experience she once had wilh Dinah Shore. "Dinah had just Inntled her first job with Eddie Cantor and had come to us for some clothes. She picked out three dresses. I asked her if she knew onr prices. Dinah said not to worry. I've never seen a girl so contlcienl at handling such a situation. Then I told her the dresses she Imd selected were $300 apiece "Dinah turned pale and said. But I never pay over S7S for my clolhes.' Finally, after looking at Ihcm again, she said she'd pay $t<jo a dress and no more. I felt sorry for (he girl. We made her three drcwos for the price of one." Has Marks Ready BEVERLY, Mass. (UP)—Former alderman Andrew J. Faulkner entered the Navy armed with a unique farewell gift. Fellow alder- mnn Joseph M. Donovan gave him a million German marks, just about enough legnl tender for a glass ot beer In Berlin. SIMPLE 5UCH AS CINNAMON AND PEPPER THE WO&LO.' THE FRENZIED SEARCH FOR SPICES, USED BY ANCfENF PEOPLES AS FOOD, MEDICINE, PERFUME AND EVEN A AtEDiUM OF EXCHANGE INSPIRED DARING OCEAN VOYAGES AND BROUSHFABOUrTHE D/SCOVSKY Of: AME&/CA. « COPR. 1 «4 OY N EA SE RVICE. INC T. M. HEG. U. 5. PAT. OFF IN TRYIN6 TO REDUCE, YOU CAIN IF YOU LO^AND LOSE IF YSU GAWT If JM nnt to nj mn» w». Bondi SELL US THE FURNITURE YOD ABB NOT USING ttt oubl Abo Ittenl trade-In tlltmuu* for eli tmtllan'mn mew. Ahin Hardy Fora. * Highest Prices Paid For Cars & Trucks All Makes & Models GULF Service Station At 5th • Main Sis. -OR WE'LL SELL them for you fur a small commission. Bring them in for all details. Bl DOLE , EXTERMINATORS^ Contract Service in Pest Control Free Hstimates. 115 S. Third I'lione 2151 CLOCKS REPAIRED Electric or Stem Wind. Work Guaranteed. A. B. F 0 R D At F«J OBryant'i Jewelry BOWL for fun and health! BILL'S and GEORGE'S BOWLING ALLEY 120 N. Second Buying Logs Of All Kinds. BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Blytheville, Ark. PLUMBING AND HEATING Pumps . . . Weil Pipes . . . Strainers BUTLER ENGINEERING CO. Osccola, Ark. Phone-640 RADIOS, WASHERS and REFRIGERATORS Should Be overhauled For Summer- G Y. A »^ D .^° RK -- REASONABL ^RIC HARDAWfiY HPPUA8CE CO. 2 ° 8W WELDING Welding Electric Welding * Cold Welding THE RIV£T,SIST£RJ . AnnPendleron J-flnyrlftht, ItH.I, iloivtll.~5a*kln ' i lllitrlbutt-a.. 1U«. SEA Nervier, i The real-life adventures of a society girl who goes to work in a war plant. JUST what the well-dressed applicant for a riveter's job should wear, Simpson's ("Get a Good Job in Aircraft") hadn' fold us. With that happy facility I have for hilling the wrong combination I had chosen, on that hottest of all hot days of May '-12, a pre-war, real wool suit. Warm when the £ a, m. (rain had started me off from New York, I had grown warmer as I ncarod Moore City. By the time I had arrived at "Moore City's Finest Defense Plant" I \ V as beyond the stage of being warm; my impression is that the guards of Kerry Kraft saw me first as an animated hot shower. Personnel's waiting room was aol air-conditioned, an* tt was only when the clouds of steam which I generated would shift that t could watch my fellow applicants. We had been there since nine in the morning and most o£ us now, in the aflemoon had finished our intelligence and aptitude tests. What we were waiting for next, we didn'l know. Interview, I supposed; I had been through the mill before and knew the procedure, It had been a little different, though, those oilier times. We'd been taken out in a clump from Simpson's, with Mr. Symes herding us along and booming out to everyone dial we were "the pick of the first graduating Simpson women " Wrighl's would take me, to be an Inspector. It seemed such an achievement to have convinced Ihem that, though born in France, t w.as "native-born," that I almost signed up. But fortunately I rc- nembercd, pen in hand, that in- ipecling propellers wasn't drilling. Drilling passion. was, and slill is, m.v "FOR Pete's sake, Miss Pendlc- ton, don't tell them that," my mslructor had told me, "only a very low mentality wants to drill, tell them you wont lo rivet like all the others. v "That is, if you won't apply for Inspecting as you ought lo," he had added. Inspecting, il seemed, was pretty much white-collar, and therefore desirable. It was also likely to be "sitting-down work" and altogether more elegant than manual labor. That I didn't want an elegant sitting-down job, that t might possibly have been able to get one without taking a six "What I want to do is drill!" efcs' course in Aircraft Mechanics, seemed beside the point. I could read a micrometer without being baffled by the ten-thousandths, and I should be an Inspec- lor. Simpson's had it all clear in .heir minds. So did Curtiss-Wright. tfow, waiting here in Personnel, I tad an uneasy fee.'ing that Kerry Kraft had it too. I was right. When at last the guard came out from the inner office and called my name, when at last Kerry Kraft hired me, it was for Inspeclion. ; "You'll be <Jn Final Assembly. We need g'irls -somethingjibout rivets , . .urlu told me. Before I could get my prn-i test into words he had said, "Come in Monday at eight," and our interview was over. ' ; Monday. This was Friday afternoon. I had the rest of that day to find myself somewhere to live, and the u-cek-end to pack up my apartment, say my farewells to New York, gather up my dog, my suitcase, my typewriter, my book boy, my trunk—would I have any u*b f wondered, for city clolhes'ilE' gather up my courage, give a thought to the war, to the need for planes, net set out for Moore Cily. As an Inspector? * * * : -'~ T WAS already back in the outer office, almost through the gate where the guard sat at his little wicket. Suddenly, to everyone's delighted astonishment, I whirled around and charged back to Mr. Cuftin. I didn't want, oh I didn't want to be an Inspector. Plensc, please, and please, couldn't t be a mechanic instead? Couldn't [ . . . I suddenly remembered my instructor's advice and stopped short on the word "drill." Couldn't [ rivet? Couldn't I just be a flier? Or even burr holes? Mr. Curtin was looking at me as, no doubt, the aboiit-to-become- listoric camel looked at the thousand and first straw. It wouldn't be )o.ssible for him to classify me any owcr in the menial scale, I decided, and heard myself, in a strange tragedy-queen voice, give ny heart's cry, "What I want to do is drill!" Mr. Curtin, I thintr, was sick to death of me. Mr. Curtin was long- ng for the bright flowered blousas, he rayon slacks of my feltU^- ipplicanls. Mr. Curtin, I realised afterwards, didn't really give a damn. And what Mr. Curtin's voice was saying was, "Okay, sister, okay-.- But you start in Inspecting. Then you can change over and b« • a riveter." ;,, : A riveter! ' ' v»-? ••/; I had won my point. Not only ny dog and my suitcase must, ourney with me but my new green oolbox, my shining and splendid ools! Friday now. Monday w»» lardly soon enough. ii» .(To Bi Continued)'

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