The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 31, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 31, 1944
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PACK FOUR THB BLYTHEVILLK COUKffiB KHfl ', - ' -' rta comma KIWI oo. ,, , ,, , H. W. JEUXNES, PubUlbtf - - t 8AUCIL V. NORMS. Idltor JAltBB A. OATKN8, AdHTtlltlif 1UMCW , Bate MUoojJ R*pn*«BteUr«i: Yort - Afternoon Kxotpt • •ntwed u Koond clu* nutter «t the port- Ofllce ml Blythevllle, Arkanau, utidu tot ol Oo», October I, 1817. Berred bjr ttu Dulled Ptttt „.,.,,, SUBSCRIPTION HATM By.orrter in the city of BlythevlUe, Ml p*r week, or 85c per month. > B7 mall, within a radliu of 40 ro))f», $4.00 pei /ear, 12.00 (or'tis months, (1.00 tor three month*; , it}., fflill outalde M mile ione 110.00 per rear payable in advance. Fcft'Fufure Reference Congressman James W. Wadswoiih of New York recently spoke some wise words which, though addressed to 11 , •'group', of generals and admirals,, apply •-, more.directly to the general laxpaying i public. They deserve to he passed along. I Mr. Wadsworth was pleading that this country avoid its past mistakes and maintain an adequate armed force after the end of the war. We have gone into each of our major wars woefully ill- prepared and yet, as Mr. Wadsworth points put, after each conflict we have argued ourselves into thinking that we iiced'onlv a "flimsy skeleton of a national defense stiuclurc." Our reasons have not been entirely optimistic or pacifistic. Mr. Wadsworth Explains itjlhus: "Whenever the American people giow icstivc under a lax bin den thev aic apt to turn and starve their own military service." The congiessman knows whereof he speaks He s.iw it happen in Uie twenties when, as senator from New York, he was chairman of the Senate Committee on Mihtaiy Relations. And he admits that there will he plenty ot temptation to icpeat on n staggering national debt and billions in expenditures, lor'ietuined soldiers will bring tiiipiecedented peacetime taxes. *1, It'is obvious now that we paid a piice for unprcpaiedncss, in the mouths following Pcail Haibor, that brought us perilously close to disaster. It is obvious ^hat we cannot afford to pay such a $ricc again We mav be inclined to forget these' things later when danger seemsAo^ave abated and high taxes * Yet wo had better face the fact now that the'dpfeaOof Germany .and Japan Tiill not mean the end of danger. Fas- t gsm is.' a cancel ous growth which, once started, spie.ulb inpidly and reappears' unpredictably is checked. (For - proof v,e have only to look to South ^meucii, \\heic Fascism is waxing as tj wanes in Einope.) It is a disease that icquiies svjigery,• not palliatives. *" It will be well i[ we'all impress ourselves now with Ihe certainly that if we \\ant woild peace, we shall need Ihe' ( shenirlli lo cnfoice it. Whatever it, costs to keep up thai strength, il will be cheaper thmi another Pearl Harbor. Picture From Belgium J> A news picture out of occupied Europe shows the Belgian quisling, Leon Dcgrello, .standing in a Nazi ann- 01 eel car during a demonstration in , Brussels. He is bedecked in a Nazi uui- foim, complete with iron crosses. His aim is outstretched i;t a Nazi salute. He flashes a move-star smile. Beside him aj-e his little son and daughter. " We wondered, as we looked at the p.icluic, what those two youngsters Would think if they .should come upon it in, say, 1360. We wondered if De- grelle had also thought about it, and about' (he, shnirifj., that tJ.ioy probably will feel'at having innocently shared his moment of cheap, treacherous triumph. Wo wondered if Dcgrellc isn't perhaps a little relieved that the Hclgian underworld will sec to it that he doco not survive to face the old, inevitable question, "Daddy, what did you do in (he war?" Sponsored News There i.s one disturbing; ifem in the generally good communications bill 1 which' has been drafted by Senators Wheeler of Montana and While of Maine. This provision would ban commercial sponsorship of news liroadcnsls by compelling networks and stations to pay for .such broadcasts. This implies an irresponsibility which we do not think the broadcasting imhislry merits. No one would think of banning the news from newspapers because the bulk of newspapers operating costs aru met through advertising revenue. Yet the Wheeler-White proposal would have the same effect in commercial broadcasting, where the bills are paid by wile of time to advertisers. Such a proposal, if it becomes a law, would establish a dangerous precedent inconsistent wilh freedom of speech and press. SO THIY SAY We have long since escaped from the Idea tlmt some countries were merely bods of raw ntiUcrials or agricultural nroiHicllon, to be exploited for the benefit of torclgn manufactur- ers—Asslslnnl Scciolitry of Slate Adolf A. Bcrlc Jr. The monlhly tonnage of .supplies cnrrlcd into Chhm "over the hump" is now 15 limes what It was a year ago. Tlie United States will cmne out ot Ihe war stronger than nny country. We will Imvc Ihe Inrgcjil nnvy In Ihe world, an all- force beyond anything Britain nntl Russia will huve, and a production capacity beyond all calculation.—Dr. Samuel Guy Iiimun, Latin American adviser lo Secretary Hull. I* ' * * Our material power today Is not exceeded eleven mulched by any other nation. If we now fnil to take our nropar place In the postwar world, U will be because we have not the wisdom lo know what we want or tlic internal unity necessary" to achieve It.—War Mobllizullou pi- rector James P. Byrnes. The goals Itml we have set up lor ourselves nrc those of security, comfort, self-improvement. As a nation we ran ahead of others with, our standard of living. Relative to most other peoitfe, we are srollcrt.—Hiullcy, Catitill, director Princeton U. Office of Public Opinion Research. Until we nre prepared to concede Hint n larger welfare and a higher good lhan our own •notional policy must guide decision of an International tribunal, there Is no real basis for international cooperation.—Supreme' Court Justice Robert H. Jnckson. When Ihe war is over, no country will be able lo improve the well-being of Us people without our help.—Bernard Baruch. We can fight Ihe Japanese Immediately without having lo wall until the European wnr Is over and without having (o briny great numbers of American and British boys way out here. If we could get organized we could prob- nbly finish the war next year.- -Ma]. Laurence W. Blclcnson, in Burma. 01 course, we don't wanl too much "too much.'' But we want too much.—WPB Chairman Donald Nelson. •' • * What (postwar) need will there be for large numbers of paratroopers, machine gunners, airplane assemblers or welders? Many young people who have risen to highly skilled positions during the war will have lo start nt tlie bottom after it Is all ovcr.-Ewan Blague, Social Security Board Employment Security director. BLYTHEVlLLE^ARK.y COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 1944 SIDE GLANCES byGalbraith COPR, I9t4 DV UZf. EtgYICC. I\C. T. M. RtC. 'v. S. PAt. OFT. i "You know very well Hie tall one is the beilcr looking! ! Why do I always hitvc lo he (lie one who's patriotic?" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson. QUADRUPLETS MAYBE PRODUCED Wf/Vf 0/*F£/f£A/r BIOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS ' 1. TWO PA1J?5 Of IDENTICAL TWIMS. 2. IDENTICAL. TRIPLETS AND AN EXTRA. ^IDENTICAL TWINS AND TWO UNLIKE EXTRAS. ) 4. ALL UNLIKE. 5.ALL IDENTICAL . AR6 ALIVE AFTER THEV CROAK, "Ssys 8LOTT. HAS ABOUT ONE-HALP : AS MUCH PULL ON THE TICTG AS DOES THE MOON / 5-31 In Hollywood BV KKSKINK JOHNSON NKA StalT Corri'siiotident The flrsl time.! met Karl TunucrK ml n.irrcll Ware Ilicy had Just, alen a liox lunch in a blimp over nc 20lh Century-Fox studio. Thai vns bcforo the war, when the idea f chnrtcrlUB a bliiuu WHS nol un- alrlotic and the presence of snid >ltni|> in the Beverly Hills skies was lol n menace to P-38's and Flyinc 'oiiresscs. Writers TimljcrK .and Ware liad entcd the bliinj) in protest to a iilnor studio executive's custom of mowing the whereabouts of all (lie studio's writers nl all times. There vas a strict rule lor them to leave a c.lcphonc DHinljcr where they could >e. readied it they went off tlic lot for lunch, and the executive had an •mnoying dally iiabil of serins that lie rule was enforced. Well, one day the studio cxccu- ive, ns usual, buzzed the office of i'unberg smd Ware at noontime and lemnndcd to know where tlicv were "Mr. Timbcrg and Mr. Ware." ,., 11: . licir secrelary said, sweetly, "arc msincd seven years. And nrolmbh laving a box lunch in a blimp over would lie.there still if Pnrnmon lie stmllo." | hnri not lured them away with The secretary held the telephone ! vcr >' ""crallvc writing-nroducinc """ ' '—- --- " Hays would never permit on tlic screen. "Wli^rc' the (censored) arc those guys?" he roareil. "I told you where they were," repented the secretary. "Look oiH your window." So the executive looked and sure enough, telling lazily above Uie studio was H blimp. And from n window In the gondola two hankies were being waved like mad "We weren't sure just wh thnt guy would look Up." Tunborg said, "so we waved those hankies all Uie time we were over the studio wliicli was about. 45 minutes. We had sore wrists for day;" NO ONE SMI) UOO After that, though, Timbcrg an Ware wcvc not bolhcrcd !>>• an rules on the whereabouts of writ era nt liniclillme. Or at any othc time. They wrote, and ate. in pence They could have gone away for two months mid no one would have sa boo. In fact. Ihc boys liked the sturtiu so well after that thai (hey rc- •uvay from her tar as tile executive sputtered some things Mr. Will )prBoardingHou Se with Major Iloople Out Our Way By J. R. Williams rr\*\r* it^,^n , ,.-W-<i_.._ <^l ^^ MOMENT, MART^^' I PAID / ^n?c>v I u-crt^-r ^^u i \ il /- . . ... ~ ' —' <:— FDR BOKROiMG W& MRfc- EKTER MISTOOK NOU FOR. T^E RECeNlslG TELLER ' -S~H^WD OVER THE- *' l£ YOU DOM'T \VHXNT TO SPSMO V;OUR OLD &se PLANING THE Rote OF OF BORIS .'--DR« IT.' I'M IOS1M6 S 20, ANiu VOU'Ll. FIMO ME *& STUB00RNS ^c, J STAL^GRAO ABOUT THIS—EGAD/ I'll MOT BE COERCED.' UM.'TriKt CROUCHED OH, MV GOSH .' i KNEW I'D V SOMETHIMG -MVR.V 'MG PAD • -AMP A LOT OF OTHER STUFF. contract. "It's .wonderful." Timbcrg said "There's no one lo fugue \vilh ex ccpl yourself." "And." said Ware "you don't have to deliver 15 pi>"c of the script to the producer's ofnci every Friday afternoon." Dnrrell Ware Is tall, dark nm talkative. Before coming i« Holly wood he wrote machine stories Before he clicked he got 33 rejcc lions in 37 days. Karl Tunbcrg !• medium si/ed with snmiy hair am doesn't talk much. He also wrote magazine stories lictore Hoilvwo discovered him, Bolh have written a Hock of hit films, including lhin cs like tin screen plays of "Wife. Doctor am Nurse." "Sally. Irene nnd Marv' "Hotel for Women." "Tall, r>{ r i, and Handsome." "My c,ai gal" "Lucky Jordan," "Dixie." and "A Yank In the RAP." GOnDAKl) FILM A HKAD.ACHK Now they re working on two films for Paillette Ooddard. "Kitty" and a filtnustcal. "Masquerade in Mexico." The latter Is giving them'a slight -headache. "It's supposed to be a dlflprent kind of musical," Ware said "You know, a reason for the music But all we have so far is a title and two players. Paulclle and Arturo do Cordova." "And technicolor," Karl added 'Once'they gel at it, "Masquerade In Mexico" probably will be n cinch.' for the boys. One of their Iwst original stories, "Tnll, Dark and Souvenirs Handsome," which won an Academy award nomination, was based ois n 12-word memo from Darryl Zanuck which read: "I wnnt a story about, a gangster who is afraid of blood," Highest Prices Paid For Cars & Trucks All Makes & Models GULF Service Station At 5th' Main Sts. —OK WE'LL SELL them for you for n small commission. Jiring them in for all details. Bl DOLE EXTERMINATORS Contract Service in Pest Control. Free Estimates. 115 S. Third Phone 275[ CLOCKS REPAIRED Electric or Stem Wind. Work Guaranteed. A. B. F 0 R D At P»t (XBrjint'i Jewelry BOWL for fun and health! BILL'S anrf GEORfiE'S BOWLING ALLEY 120 N. Second Of All Kinds. BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Ulythcvillc, Ark. PLUMBING AND HEATING I'umj.s . . . Wei! Pipes . . . Strainers BUTLER ENGINEERING CO. ° SCCO>11 ' Ark " Phone 640 RADIOS, WASHERS and REFRIGERATORS ShouJd^Be ^overhauled For Summer; IppLiaibTco" 5 208 IV. Main Phone 2071 WELDING! * Acetylene Welding * Electric Welding * Cold Welding Best Equipment—Best Machinists-Best Work Delta Implements, Inc. HIT By THE RIVET, SISTERE .Ann Pendleton Conj-rlcM. IDC1, Ilimrll. *o»kl n , Inc.; I Olilrlljiilrd. son, MiA Service, IT The real-life adventures oj a society nirl wlio goes to work iu a tuar f)Iaiit. * * * ,_.»,, PKELISIIN/VRIES iy, 111 flOUT nil I knew of Kerry Kraft on the Sunday evening when I left for Moore City was that it was "small." I suppose; it was. I suppose that, although we've expanded three hundred per cent in the last ten months, Kerry Kraft still is a "small" plant. It didn't seem so to me on the Monday morning when, fingerprinted, photographed, my identification badge shining upon my lapel (ah, rise, Sir Ga- waine!) I followed a guard from office building to plant, from neat modern-built structure lo sprawling brick and, for the first time, pushed open the swing door and was ;not, engulfed, knocked over, slapped in the face by an enormous wave of noise. Enormous slow-spaced crashing of drop hammers, shrill scream of drills biting metal, clatter of a hundred hammers, over all the sharp hurrying ka-Onimp, ka- thump of welding machines. H was as if Kerry Kraft, planning a stage effect, had massed all its most spectacular noises nt that entrance. Fifty yards carries you past bedlam, and Ihe rest of (lie plant lies in comparative quiet. Comparative; you must still raise your voice (o be heard, but the noise in the rest of the shop is intermittent and scattered. Only in the sudden quiet of five-minute smoking period do you realize there has not been quiet before arc two smoking periods, one at nine'in the morning, the second at two. Noon hour, to my astonishment, started at eleven. To my greater astonishment, returning briskly at twelve on that first day (knowing no bettor, I had gone back to Moore City's only restaurant), I learned that It ended at eleven-thirty. It didn't seem to me my tardiness could make much difference, for I was still only wailing to be "assigned." At a desk marked "Chic/ Inspector," in a caged-in area in the middle of the building, the guard had left me. That had been just before tlie eleven o'clock "noon" whistle; there, an hour after my belaled return, I still waiting. Occasionally a harasscd-lookinp young man, sandy-haired and in white ducks and yellow polo shirl, had dashed in to tlie desk, picked up papers and departed; neither he nor anyone else seemed at ail curious about my presence. Probably I would have stood there . forever, had not the "The girl don't want a silthig- doivn job," lie said into liie phone. sand>'-hairod young man, on one of his dashes, practically knocked me over. There were apologies. I gathered up my courage. "Do you know who I'm supposed to be waiting for?" It turned out, of course, that il was he. "Inspcclrcss, huh?" He glanced at my papers, soggy from a half day of holding. "No experience?" I shook my head, opened my moulli lo explain about my seven weeks at Simpson's, but he had already grabbed up the telephone. "Get Johnny, will you? Oh, he did? Over to the office, huh? Hell." He hung up, looked al mo in a' mcdilalive sort of way. "Jee/e, I don't know who Ihe devil wants a girl,'.' he muttered, and picked up Ihe phone again. "Frank" he wanted this lime, and "Frank" after a few false starts, he got. To Frank lie announced that he'd got a giri (here, no experience, marked down for Assembly Inspection. . "Damned if I know anywhere to send her right now," be said breezily, ami, to my astonishment, ' winked at me, put his hand over the mouthpiece and j-cmarkcd, "Say, liow'd you like a nice sitting- down job, girlie?" * » » T MUST have given much the same sort of yelp ihal Nuisance gives if someone ircads on him. The sandy-haired young man jumped, said into the telephone, "Hold it, Frankie," put the telephone aside and turned to me again. What was I saying? I could see the thought, "Oh, these dames!" forming in his mind as I explained. "The 1 girl don't want a sitting- down job," he said into the telephone. "Huh! Oh, yeah, sure. I guess she'd do that." Again that surprising wink in my direction. "Okay, Frank, I'll send her along. Detail, huh?" He hung up the phono. "Look, sister," he said persuasively. "Now, don't have hysterics, but how's this? Keep the old boy happy and slart in like he says. Then you can get a switch-over, see?" He must have read the doubt in my mind. "Honest lo God," he said earnestly, "I'll see you gel it, myself, Okay?" There didn't seem anything else to do. "Okay," I echoed. He smiled approvingly, picked up the phone again. "Send one of them girls down from Detail, will ya?" Not one bul two came, one short and pudgy, one tall and giggling. "Hi, Gert, Hi Gladys, Here's a new girl tor you." They looked at me, at the fight- clutched papers in my hand. On Ihose papers printed black, "Anne" (the name I've never used) "Hopes" <hence, "Hody," unattractive but my own) "Pendleton." "Hiya, Ajinie," said my fellow- workers. (To Be Continued)

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