The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 30, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 30, 1944
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PAGE POUK BLYTHEVILLB, (ARK.); COURIER NEWfl USE BLYTHEVILLK OOUMOt ¥1HB n> OOCB9B MJBWt OO. '-'D| H. W. unn* PnbUdur' , BAMXJXL t; KOHJUS, »mcr UIOB A. curatra, sole NittaMi WillM* WMMT Q», M*w Intt, AtUata, grtrr AftOTooa . tttered M «e«6Bd clMT matter «t th« port, office at BlythtrUIe, ArfcuiiM, under Kt ol Oca- gnu, October 1, 1917, Berred by tt» United-Pn* BOBSCRUTION RATES By carrier In the city of Blytberlll*, Me per w«k, or 85o per month, By mall, within a radius of 40 mltee, |4.W per JMT, 42.00 for tlz month*, |l,00 for time ouxth*; t>y uall outside CO mile zone (10.00 per jear paytble Is advance. • Essence of Mobility Nnpo]e6n\sfiid Hint nn fivmy moves on its stomach. In a degree Unit is true today, but of course Napoleon \vns thinking of armies before the day of Hie'Menial'combustion engine. If the Army still moves on its stomach today, it is with the mighly aid of gasoline which furnishes the motive power for more than 90 per cent of--our war mn- '' chines' on land, on sea and in the air. , Today more than one-half of the tonnage of war materials shipped from our shores is gasoline. Even in our own .country, the gasoline consumption for strictly war purposes is enormous. To train an airplane pilot requires 12,000 gallons, enough to rim the"average-family automobile .eighteen years. It. takes a ton of gasoline to deliyqr a one-ton bomb on an average raid. To the people of America, and especially to those of the Southwest, • automobile conveyance has become n part of their way of life. At the beginning, of the war, there were as many automobiles in Arkansas as there were •, families. There has been some protest at the drastic cutting down of the gasoline ration. But it has come from lack of understanding of the military needs of gasoline as set forth above. It boils ' down to a question of the car staying in the garage or the bomber staying hi the hangar. This ^demand for gasoline will bo greatly increased during the next few months of the critical stage of conflict in Europe. It is the urgent patriotic duty of every citizen to conserve gasoline - to the utmost. In appealing to his ration board, he should calculate on how little he will need—not on how much he can get. And it is of black significance that, just at this critical stage o'f the war, the black market seems- to be expanding rapidly. The most thoughtless, most disloyal thing that can be done on the home front today, possibly, outside of outright sabotage against the war effort is the encouragement of the bootlegg gasoline business. John Q. Citizen should not only resolve •not to use bootleg gasoline, but he should stoutly discourage the practice among his friends and acquaintances. Without gasoline, our fighting forces cannot move and, without mobility, is no striking power in modern warfare. Plans for X-Day The War Production Board has finally taken steps to;put into effect the X-Day Reconversion Plan which the Baruch-Hancock report recommended more than three months ago. This plan would prepare for the day of Germany's defeat—which the report teams X-Day —by setting up an' orderly system of reconversion before the need arises. The plan-would enlist co-operation of WPB and the armed forces. It would try to estimate contract cancellations in advance, provide for speedy, efficient transfer oKjpla'nts, resources nnd per- ''Sonnel lo civilian production while still maintaining top war efficiency elsewhere. , ' f It seems to us that WPB lias been tardy in taking this step. In fact, the" whole government has been slow to move toward any action on a report which was greeted with genera! eii- tluisiasin, but.which now seems in some danger of becoming a forgotten bine- print. It cotikl be argued, of course, tlial since Germany isn't beaten, the X-Dny plan is being started in plenty of time. But military events move too rapidly for (t leisurely approach to such an important job. Besides, the recent panicky goings-on at the Brewstci' Aeronautical Corp. show that such a plan is already needed. The Navy, apparently without warning, asked Brc'wstei- to lay off 5000 men immediately because of n contract terminating July 1. The company and the union were caught flnlfooted. So, it seemed, was WPB. All was confusion. The Truman Committee took an immediate interest. Everybody directly concerned went running to the President, who had qthcr things'to do. We hope that when another Brcw- ster case comes up there will be an X-Day plan to try out on. We also hope that other agencies of government, including Congress, will really begin building some demobilization machinery along the line of the Bnruch-Hancock recommendations. These recommendations aren't gospel, but they do afford a sound basis for operations. Eight now many local and private agencies are well ahead of government in postwar planning. That's all right if they don't get too far ahead. But home-town planning is coming to the point where it must look to Washington for a co-ordinated figcncy of readjustment with some real authority. Too much delay can make the day of victory the beginning of a new and % serious national headache. TUESDAY,'MAY 30, Rebirth of a Republic Iceland, the literate, cultured, and not-imbearably-cold arclic island of the North Atlantic; has regained complete independence after 080 years under Norwegian and Danish rule. By n vote of its people it has broken the remaining tie with Denmark and has set up the Republic of Iceland. America nnd the free world will, of course, wish the new republic well. Its rebirth comes at n singularly appropriate time. For the little nation- whose parliament dates back- more than 1000 years certainly has the right of seniority in leading the parade of nations, including her former sovereigns, who will soon be free to resume a life of independence and peace. Overpowering 'Depression' A Nazi broadcaster explained the Allied offensive from Anzio as being induced by a "malarial depression," a malady arising from the seaside climate. Hitler, if he believes the explanation, is probably feeling like Lincoln in the famous instance of General Grant nnd his drinking, and wishing for enough anopheles mosquitoes to infect his Italian generals with this same malaria! complaint. In the long course of human experience, democracy lias proven itself the only form o! social arrangement which adequately respects the richness of human diversity.—Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter. SIDE GLANCES by Gatbraith COPH.J9U «r XC* SEBVI^C. INC. 1. M. DEC. U. S. PAT. Crf. sHe's not n mean dog, Mrs. Hinks, just full of spirit—he \- never biles anybody who rcully understands .him!" V-' THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson- BIRO THAT DERIVED ITS NAME FROM THE PROUD WAY ITCARRIES . IK HEAD. kUJZkOPtvFP MERfATOR PROJECTION MAP.S WERE THE INVENTION OF «r»n[ (* SELL US TUB FURNITUKI fOV ABE NOi' USING far cub I Abo liberal tnle-ln ftlMwuae* tot alt (oraltur*'«n aew. Ahan Hardy Fora. Co. MI B. Mate PhMM OH Highest Prices Paid For Cars & Trucks All Makes & Models GULF Service Station At 5th Main Sts. —OR WE'LL SELL them for you for a small commission. Bring them in for all details. Buying Logs Of All Kinds. BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Blylheville, Ark. WHERE'S ELMER P , AWTHEMATICIAN AND CARTOGRAPHER * Of RANDERS/ '••A\EKCATOR"U'AS HIS ,.- Z/477/V^NAME. ' BIDDLE EXTERMINATORS Contract Service in Pest Control. Free Estimates. 115 S. Third Phone'2751 ANSWER: Over Ml. Whitney,'in'California. : . the bunch,? NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned wilt within the time fixed by law apply to the Commissioner of Revenues of the State of Arkansas for a permit to sell beer nt retail at IGtli & Rose Sts., Blytheville, Mississippi County. The undersigned slntes that he is n citizen of Arkansas, of good moral character- that he has never been convicted of a felony or other crime involving moral turpitude; that no license to sell beer-by the undersigned has been revoked within live years last past; and that the tinder- signed has never been convicted of violating the laws of this state, or any oilier state, relating to the sale of alcoholic liquors. West End Garden John Alsup. Subscribed and sworn to before me tills 29lh day of May. 1944. Samuel P. Morris fSenl) Notary Public. My commission expires Sept. 8 jockey Conn McCreary up—is given the second best chnnce to cop the $50,000 event. Fifteen of the na-. tlon's best thoroughbreds sire entered. ^ Record Memorial Day crowds arc expected to provide racing's lirst fore million dollar betting day. CLOCKS REPAIRED Electric or Stem Wind. Work Guaranteed. A. B. F 0 R D At Pat O'Brr»nl'» Jewelry Greentree's Devil Diver Today's Belmonr Favorite Hy United Press Orecnliee Stable's Devil Diver is a slight favorite for the 53th run- nint; of the suburban handicap at Bclmont Park this afternoon, calumet Farm's Sun Again — with BWikSTQBE Let Us Help SAVE YOUR EYES I 209 W. Main St. Phone 2912 BOWL for fun anil health! BILL'S and GEORCE'S BOWLING ALLEY 120 N. Second PLUMBING AND HEATING Pumps . . . Wei] Pipes . . . Strainers BUTLER ENGINEERING CO. Oscoola, Ark. Phone 640 RADIOS, WASHERS and REFRIGERATORS Should Be overhauled For Summer; GUARANTEED WORK-REASONABLE PRICES HAROAWfiY APPLIANCE CO, 208 W. Main v}ime aon WEI * Acetylene Wefding * Electric Welding * Cold Welding Best, Erjuipment—Best Machinists—Best Work Delta Implements, Inc. HIT THE RIVET, SISTER .At-ir, Poorllof^^ ^I'THeTil. 10.13, Unwell. So.xkln. Inc.; iA\nn renaieipn imtriimim. i«n. M;,\ smu-,', jnc. WE FILL ALL DOCTOnS 1 PRESCRIPTIONS AND SAVE YOU MONET STEWART'S rnf Ster e Z8ZJ )ur Boarding House .with Major Hoople Out Our Way By J. R. Williams PULL YOURSELF TOGETHER, MISTER f VOU CftM PEEL. *55 OHA M£ TOR eoRis's BOARD JUSTUS EfcSY AS vou cf\si GET TRANSFUSION DEER.'-"- I'LL ONE-VOl) «3O 1'M. fc SOFT GvW EGAD, i.Yosii SUBDUE YOUR. HAME A> QUINSY UPSTAIRS.' W LIKE M.EWOR1ES.' FRMD. SHE'LL UEkR. AND 6H6D06S.' OH WES, VO'RE THRU TH' TOPS OF TALL TREES OUT THERE-HERE'S TH' O' TH' CAWVOM RIGHT WANTED: Bring Your Leftover SOYBEANS to Us. Blytheville Soybean Corp. 1800 West Main Themes 85G—857 Try our "Own Made" ICE CREAM Ole Hickory Inn Acro«i (rtm High Schwl OLIVER FARM EQUIPMENT Sales anil Service HARRISON AUTO PARTS CO. 511 \V. Ash Phono 255'i The real-life nilucntiircs o/ a society girl who aocs ( 0 icorfc in a war plant. * « r TO LAY MY HEAD *-**• II 1VOT the field, the Park, I was " told by Mrs. Schwartz of the stationery shop. The Park, and that ramshackle Jong building which faces the station was the Rug Mill. Surely I had heard of Johnson's? No? What part did I come from, if she might ask? Oh, New York. Well, all sorts and kinds were coming to iiloore City now, foreigners from all over. "This 'here girl's from New York," Mrs. Schwartz called to her husband in the bock room—there was a sort of despairing "see what's happening now" in her voice. There wasn't any reply, hut presently Mister, an overwhelmingly stout man with an incongruous fox-face, came to the door and stood looking me over. "I knew a man went to New York," he remarked, "Fellow named Bill Maloney." He stared at me disapprovingly. "Died there," he said and disappeared. I had gone info Mrs. Schwartz's paper store lo ask nw way to the Plant on my arrival and she ha outlined a complicated bus itiner ary. Finally, after I had noted i all down, she made the revelation that it would be both quicker an( easier to walk. It had been easy but not particularly quick. I ha< to walk along Main Street, wit two movies nnd six blocks of two story buildings which were shop, along Maple Street, Oak, Chestnu all treeless nnd all identical, wit frame houses squashed close to gether, children, onc-r,ir garage faded Hed Cross slickers in th .windows and wooden anima sluck into the grass. There ough to be a drug store or a hot-do .place somewhere. I thought, ploc ;ding along toward Kerry Kraf hot, hungry and apprchensiy (There wasn't Moore CilV'iS ents don't go in for casual re- cslnncnl. * * * 'HERE was, however, ice cream •*• at Mrs. Schwartz's. Finding, hen I emerged from Personnel, te pJairt bus would take me back that neighborhood, I decided to art my house hunting from (here, hey'd given me some addresses nd telephone numbers at the. lant. Perhaps Mrs. Schwartz 'oukl let me know which, if, any, f these might be possible. Maybe icrc was a Y. W. or a hotel, some- 'herc lo lay my head Sunday ight, to start out .from Monday norning. Well, there was the American louse, Mrs. Schwartz admitted, T "Arom siys she knows who'll lake you," lie shouted. "I gotta take you there." but I wouldn't, she was sure, war to go tlicvc. "I ain't saying it ain clean enough," she added haslilj "Clean enough, and I do kno they'd use to set a good table bac in my lather's day." Since he father's time she hadn't heard any one say whether the dining roor was slill open or not. She woul however, find out for mo if wanted. After a while we began talkin over present possibilities. Mi Bates's, but she guessed her roon WM &?*?; Miz. Horncr'js, hut he as took too most likely; Miz Pur-; m's, now that would be real nice ' IP me, it she didn't charge too ^ :gh. Four dollars, most likely.'; r ould I feel, Mrs. Schwartz asked : iffldcnlly, like paying four dol-j irs? "They'll hold out your pay " n you, you know," she warned- ic anxiously. "Hold it hack two •ecks. Like now, il you was to :art Monday, Fi'iday you don't get o pay till next Friday, nnd then 11 you get will be four days. ,,./K ighteen dollars," she added. OiiiJV nancial affairs, it appeared, were' o secret in Moore Cily. : was a 7 o'clock train. It: was already 4:30, and Mrs. chwarl/. was oft on the high rents cople- charged now, and the nice owns I could have had for $2, if had come to Moore Cily three ears ago. At something alter five T got .way, with five addresses to in- estigate. By six I had finished hem all. At the only one which looked at all possible I had jeen told that women were always doing laundry and that, therefore, neii were best. I would gel back to he station and catch the train, I lecided; comedown Sunday morn- ng and ' try again with the day before me. Once more I started down the street which would lead me past Schwartz's lo the railroad. There was an agitated hallooing •md the sound of running steps.- From the house I had just left a small boy came in pursuit. "Mom says she knows who'll take you,' ic shouted after me. "Wait. I gotla take you there. It's Miz Nelson. Mom says she ain't so fussy." Mom was right. Mrs. Nelson, a twittering little old lady whose 1% pleasant yellow house had quit* a pretty yard, rented me the best room she had for four dollars. "Starting work up at Kerry Kraft?" she asked me, and, fluttering with pride, I said yes, and — anticipating happily— added, "As a riveter." , She took my hand and patted It. "Never mind, girlie," she said. "You'll get belter work some day. You'll earn a living, and you've no call (o be ashamed." Ah, strange new world! • ; i±M (T* Be Continued); j

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