The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 1, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, June 1, 1944
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.}< PACBFOUB M 1 IBE BLTTBEVILLB COUBDER MISH • ' IBB OU4JHUB KIWI OO, > 1 ; ; .•' H. W. HAINM, PubUtlMr i*" • BUCOKL r. NORRIB, Editor MUtt A. OATKN8, ' -' Ss<« h»ttoo»l WkUMt'WIUner Oo, Ntv Tort. toort, AUtBU. Hempttc. *»erj Aftermoon ba*f* ButtW Ent*m) •» ncond clw nutter it the poit- offtee »e Btytiwrllls. Axkaojw, under. Ml of Ooa- .October 0, 1817. Sen*) by \b» Doited Prat* BOBSCRrFTTON RATES . Bj wrier In the city of Blytoertlfc, 10* pw Week, o' Kc J»r month. By mUl, within * radlw of 40 mllm, M.00 per 'tt*r, <2.0o for six oonttu, 11.00 (or three month*; -117 mall ouUMe 60 mile tone 110.00 per ye*r pajible In advance, Ain't It a Shame? i TliV house wife of Cassino may have no lionie, nor even a city to go back to. • Her family rrtay be scattered. She may have fo escape with no clothes except;' a tattered garment on her back.'Hiil if 'j she thinks the Allies arc going to coddle j iier by giving her a better seersucker i| dress 1 than her American sisters have, |J she hasn't reckoned with liep. Krai A. j Hartley of New Jersey. | Mr. Hartley addressed some inriig- ! nanl remarks on the prodigal gene!>os! ity of lend-leasc and UNRRA to his '- colleagues in the House of RcprcscnUi- ] lives last week. As proof of this prod- j igalily, he offered three seersucker dresses. One was made for overseas distribution by the Rovcinmenl. It was, said Mr. Hartley, "a finer dress than is carried by any retailer in America," The other dresses were manufacturer for home consumption. Mr. Hartley calle,d on Rep. Jessie Sunnier of Illinois i for her expert feminine opinion on their workmanship. Miss Stunner found the i home consumption garment inferior to the export garment. Then Rep. Alvin O'Konslti-of Wisconsin exhibited some tailored overalls to show what the poor American farmer has" to weal- while "special quality" goo'da",are .being sent abroad for free distribution.'. ' ' Ain't ;a'shame? We wonder if these; .legislators ever let their eyes stray, from the Congressional Record to 'the pages of Vogue and Harper's Bii/iuir, or Ip the newspaper ads of any depart-' incut store or dross shop. We wonder if ' Ihey/'pvor.^look.^aboul them on the' ^ streets*, of Washington or their own home' towns. If'.they do, they might see women dressed in smart, colorful wools and rayons, and cottons; women who can wrap'triemselves in mink and chinchilla against cold winds; women whose hose ,*> are still sheer and whose shoes are - leather, not rope or wood; women who 1 haye r never known the pinch of hunger oi\the {terror of bombs. If they had looked and thought, they scarcely could have added such ;i selfishly petty footnote to congressional history. Wartime clothes are of inferior. / Quality, to be sure.-That's annoying but scarcely tragic. Is it sufficient reason to^complaiii that a good seersucker dress'is too'generous a dividend to add tcrtha proiniserl liberation frim Nazi oppression?- •We don't believe American women think so.'They have shown loo many evidences of generosity and compassion —Uo qualities conspicuously'absent in the congressional storm over seersucker. Management docs not seem to realize thai It too'has a right to make demands, not only '(ho right but the obligation. Management, must dc• mand and get co-opcrat'on for quality and low- V ered costs *, , hat (hcro Wl| , ^ morc an(J ^^ S goods lor morc people.-Tlionms Roy Jones - president Amcrl-an Type Founders BLYTHfiVlLLE, (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS Unconditonal Surrender " ;l People ask what the,•Allies nictrby unconditional surrender." Perhnps one of OW1' news itenis offers a chic. According to OWI, German "tourists" have reappeared in neutral European countries to "poison the minds of neutrals against the United Nations so that Germany may prepare a springboard for another try (at war). Stockholm reports a manual issued by the German High Command which declares, in a pep talk designed to halt the falling birthrate, "Every stout boy born in 1!M3 can become a brave soldier in 1063." Such plans were being made in 1918 by the Prussian militarists long before Hitler aroused popular German enthusiasm for (he present war. The Allies didn't deter the Prussians then. Bui now they must. They must hunt down and cxlripale both Prussian and Nazi loaders. Any softness, any listening to the inevitable cry of "poor Germany", would be inviting another conflict. Ward Favored A Gallup ]>o)l Just completed on tlie Government's seizure of the Chicago plnnls of Montgomery Wurd & Co. shows the weight of public opinion is on lite side of the company. Among three who showed they were familiar with the case—nnd the poll specialized on them- CO per cent were with (lie company nnd 40 per cent with the Government, il Is very Interesting, however, to Und tlial the opinions of the Informed nre precisely the same us those of the country as u whole, Inklnc ns it guide all those questioned who professed to have any it, is noteworthy, loo, Mint Dr. Gnlliip found thnt an overwhelming 87 per cent of Ihc voters of the Nation have either heard or read alioiit the case. It Is by no means unexpected to find organized Inlor reversing the trend and favoring the Government GO per cent, but it Is, we think, encouraging to find Mint -HI per cent of Hie union members questioned disliked the Government's method of procedure. It should bo n salutary warning to tbc Government to avoid force hi dealing with private business until all other expedients have liecn exhausted. —COMMERCIAL APPEAL. '• SO THEY SAT Choose your. Hun; there won't be enough lo go mound.—Wench underground's D-Day slogan. Experience shows, us In the cnsc of our commerce will) Grenl Britain ami Cnundn, that our highest, Irade levels have been maintained with Industrialized nations.—Co-ordinator of Intcr-Atnerlcau Affairs Nelson Rockefeller. When n Red nriny man puts a plslol lo n German toiler's hcnil at the front, the captive screams "Hitler kaput" lllltler's through), but in America they pat Ihc prisoner on Ihc head and he replies by pulling his feet on the table. —International "Review, Russian publication. I do not accept the thesis that the third world win Is already In Ihc making, mil I do most emphatically wish lo slate thai It will be in Ihc making unless the armed loico of the United Stales Is continued. In being wlien .this war is over.—Secretary Jnmcs V. Forrcstol. * « V Every stout boy born in inis c»n become » brave soldier in. 1963.—German high command Instruction mamml. * •» » ' I have no economic radar to penetrate the 'future, bul we can make it what we will H to be. Of that 1 nm sure.—Bernard Bnruch. Small business to a large cxlcul is the basis of our free enlerprlsc system. Large business units nu:y have many advantnjjrs but large business units, like units of government, lend lo settle into fixed grooves.—Emll Schram, president New York Slock Exchange. THURSDAY, JUNE 1, SIDE GLANCES byGoJbrokh • "Oh, Mom, don't tell me where lo f{(> ami wlnil to do to; night—I've got my diploma, so I ought to know soinc- ....1...."..' . thing by now!" * " THIS CURIOUS WORLD MUiT REMAIN THE MOiT IMPORTAMf FOOD OF CRCAVDED ISLAND PEOPLES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, SINCE THEY HAVE NOT THE LAND TO SPARE FOR RAISING, MEAT. COPFI. I?V EW l:- : f T.ERVICF. IHC f- >' ' V, PAT. OFF DOES CINNABAR BELON& to THE ANWAL, MINERAL O OK VEGETABLE KINGDOM | A HALF MILUON BABY CHICKENS FLEW FRO,V\ THE U.S. TO OrHEE. A«EK(£AN COUNTRIES LAST', ' iR ...IN AIRPLANES. 6-1 ANSWER: Mineral. It is tbTch'iet ore o( nicrtury. .: Bird sulimarlne. In Hollywood UY K11SKINK JOHNSON N'KA Staff Correspondent Dick Powell, n^iice (ji.'iit wlio hii.5 been tiiklni; a IjcnUn); on nnd ort Hie screen lately, went lo work In a new motion picture yesterday which he says will cither be "my or my lust," The picture is RKO's "Farewell My Lovely," in which Dick, mice the town's lop musical star, plnys a private detective who pries around In the underworld nnd gels hashed on the licarl in every reel. It's nil heavy drama—not. a song or a Biggie m'J'- wheie. "It's just what I've teen want- Ing to play for a long time," Dick ;;nId. "I hope t( will do for me wiint 'Night Must Fall' did for nobcrl. Montgomery and what (mUtini; giinestcr roles did for Jimmy Cagncy." Dick Is rather bitter at a cei- Inin slurtlf) In tills town You can't, blame him, cllhrr. , At the height of the frothy musical comedy era. Dick saiv (lie haiulwriling on the celluloid and nskcd tor a change of pace. "Lcl me Ivy a ilrnmatlc role for a rhaiigc," ' ^ «ii.iiu.ui\. lutu lui a cn.uiije '^^^^^^^^ Oat 0- ^ y By J. K~^u~ s SOUGHT PREPESR.ED AMVWAY, 3AKE'S 5 To PIECE of- BORIS DEPARTED.' -urv-r/-*,-,..• M. DM .'THAT; iHfM CP,RKH\!PvL COVJ-I I c.Dtb i c A ^VC^ToCtAMV/^TTOM, H»S PRe^K ^ftv^S i f HABERrWUlcp'c «JPT UXE A HOOV<j> TO 6W D ^" E ^ AND LA.DDER ^/COMPLETE ,&G- KfvJEvOTMKT SPOOK 3UST owe oc 8008V TRAPS/ S'OU- CAW'T 8£ TRUSTED TD CO A JOB RIGHT-- SOMEBODY ALWA.VS HAV1M' TO CHECK UP DM VOU.' LOOK AT THAT RiMG VOU LEFT 1 W THE TUB.' WHY tX3kl'T YOO CHECVt UP OV> YOURSELF WI'-E GUV? 1 VUVVEM'l HVEM H.\D MY B-\TH VSHT-- S THE L' LEFT THIS lie pleaded with studio bo-sses. Their answer was: "Dick, you're a bad boy. You're getting difficult to handle. Now run along and sing your little songs and don't bother us These musicals arc bringing you and ns, a fortune." 30 Dick ran along like a good buy mid sang his songs and pretty soon he and musicals were MI drail at the boxcifh'ce even a pulmotoi sqund couldn't revive them. "I was dead at the boxofticc," he admits "But I don't think it was my fault. If n star slips in Hollywood it's (hc studio's fault, Uiok at Bob Taylor He stnrtcd slipping because of tiir roles lie was playing. So M-G-M Have him a variety of roles and brought him tack." NO HAJU.RT III'. Uick went from Universal to Paramount without much success. The roles were all just atout the snnx. with the exception of "Christmas il July," which proved he cotilrt ptaj something besides musicals. But th picture didn't click. don't Ret Ihc idea, Dick said, that hc wants to play Hamlets. He doesn't. .lust roles will Bills in pictures with a story. Like "Farewell. My lovely." Dick gets bciiliMi up I wire, outwitted, several times, makes several wrong guesses—which Director Edward Dmytryfc ami Producer Adrian Scott think makes him more human and reasonable as a character them the tisiml private detective For the sake of the record, wo asked Dick about .Joan Blondcll's Impending divorce .iiiit, He hemmed and hawed and looked embarrassed and said a lot of things had been printed but thai hc hadn't said anything. So we changed the subject. But. later, we got lo thinking nbout how Dick and Joan were the victims of the most ridiculous publicity stunt ever perpetrated b> Hollywood. STUNT T1I,\T HACKriKKl) When they were married, Warner -Bros, engineered a honeymoon for them in the form of a ^cam- ship cruise through the Panama Canal la New York. In New York har- l»r. there was n reception equal to none except Lindbcrgh's-harbor and excursion bo:it-s. tugs, welcoming committees, bands, parades, the mayor—U was just too-too-too All lying up, of course, with the oiicn- ing of their latesl picture. The newspapers kidded tlie stunl until Joan nnd Dick were ready to kill the entire tribe ot Warner Bros.- » ' Th<8,Quy,\Vho Was Going to Have but One ' Including nil their little press agents Couple of, nights after their arrival tiiey went to a night club. The club's press agent nskcd Powell's permission to take a photograph. "Just the two of us," glared Dick, "or do you iv.iut Congress to sit in?" In recent years, Dick and Joan appeared together in two pictures, Ironically utJcil, "Model Wife" mid "I, Want u Divorce." Head Courier News Want Ads. Let Us Help SAVli YOUU EYES! I W. Main Si... I'nnne 291V Highest Prices Paid For Cars & Trucks All Makes & Models GULF Service Station At 5th Main sis. —OK WK'I.I, SEU, tticm for you for a small commission. Bring them in for all details. BOWL for fun and health! BILL'S and GEOUGK'S BOWLING ALLKY 1ZO N. Second Buying Legs Of All Kinds. BWRKSDALE MFG. CO. lilythcville, Ark. PLUMBING AND HEATING I'umps . . . Well Pipes . . . Strainers BUTLER ENGINEERING CO. Osctola, Ark. Phone G<10 RADIOS, WASHERS and REFRIGERATORS Should Be overhauled For Summer; GUARANTEED WORK-REASONABLE PRICES HARDAWAY APPLIANCE CO. 208 W. Main Phone 3071 WELDING! * Acetylene Welding * Electric Welding * Cold Welding Best Equipment—Best Machinists—Best Work Delta Implements, Inc. HIT THE RIVET, SISTER K By AnnPendleton The real-life adventures o/ n socicli/ 0irl lulio f/oes to uiorfc in a war plant. + * * DETAIL INSI'EOTIOX IV JTOUH long tables, three of them piled with wooden boxes, and there at the fourth we sit, Gert Kilty, Gladys, Sis, Jcmiic, Babs' and I. Deiail Inspection seems to be a sorl of breaking-in groumi for what are known as either Inspcctrcsses or Lady Inspectors. How one Rets "broken in" here, or to what I'm not quite sure, for all Hint wo have done so for is to inspect lor cracks or, fearful occupalion, test bearings to sec if they turn freely The seven of us sit there dreamily each with a small, whcel-sliaucd' purple object held between thumb and forefinger of her right hand, her Ictl hand moving up and down up and down, against it Does il "catch," does it feel full of sand? "This here war" doesn't seem io be fan-fully interesting to my fellow-lnspcctresses. When I remarked tlial I hadn't scon a paper for days, Gere, with whom I cat lunch, said that she never bothered with no papers now, with this here war all over the front page there was never nothin' exciting in the news. Gerl's "honey" (every one of them has a "honey") is in the Air Corps; if he can get a furlough next month, he's coming home, and probably they'll get married. It seems lo mo rather a lukewarm romance, but perhaps that is because Gcrt is a little morc reserved than Uic others. Jennie and Sis can never wait in the morning to lell us of their last night's adventures Jennie has a steady and her stories run to a certain monolony, mil Sis seems lo lie quite a charmer, and already, in the short time ] have been here, she has been in and out of love-twice. Ev&pC^yOV department, In- -'apccnoiij'and-sotncUihig across the aisle called Bench Assembly, there seem to be comparatively few girls in the plant. So far 1 have seen only two or three down on the Fiivil Assembly linos, and only a sprinkling of- them in Sub-assembly. The Covcring-foom, where fabric covers arc sewed onto rudders and oilier parts, is all women, but it has always been so. Up to a .year ago Uic Covering-room and Ihe office were the only places in which women were employed. Now there are probably a hundred of them in Bench nnd Inspection; perhaps another hundred scat- lered around out in the Shop. * * * 'THHERE arc certain disadvantages to bcinjr a roomer. Feasible in Detail Inspection seems to be a sort of brcakiiijj-in ground. New York with its now so glamorously recalled delicatessen and its ten-to-a-block restaurants, lo live without a kitchen makes life a bit complex in Moore City. Lunch is taken care of. My landlady, who will not brew me a cup of coffee lor my breakfast, expects lo receive each afternoon my empty lunch box and to sot il (the thermos filled with Ihc coffee, in Ihe rest of it two sandwiches and. an apple) on the back porch lablc before I leave in the morning. I have still discovered no place .to eat except the Restaurant, the spaghetti place, and hnll a mile alo2ig tlic highway, a sort of tavern. For breakfast there is, for- lunalcly, the Plant Cafelcria (coffee, cereal and toast, 30c). Perhaps ' one could eat one's supper Ihere at quilling time, but four seems a little early to be dining. So I come home, have my bath and change from slacks to skirt . . . then Nuisance and I set out for Main Street. The Restaurant has two sections, a dining room (not loo crowded) and a counlcr-and-bootbs depart- mcnt (stand in line). Our evening procedure is invariable. 1 head for Die dining room; become convinced that, although a factory hand may enter, a faclory hand's over-sized <iog may not; give a discouraged look at the wailing booths department line, and march pasl. We go along Main Street to i(s end, turn off lo the Park. By the lime we go back fo the Restaurant Ihc crowd has gone, bill so,has most of the food. And spaghetti, more than three times a week, I cannot endure. * * * afler n fashion, we wander down Pine Slrccl and Broad Street and Oak, past all the frame houses with the family and the hoarders silting in rockers on Ihe front porcli, and go into Schwartz's stationery store for our evening coke or, perhaps, our block of ice cream. Sometimes Mrs. Schwartz is busy, sometimes she is not and she tells me of Moore City's past, or of the present doings of people entirely unknown to me, an ignorance which I dare not confess. She has a son in the Army, a married daughter who lives down tlie street and a niece who works at Kerry Kraft, but in the office. A very educated girl, Mrs. Schwarlz tells me, not only high school but a year of business school loo. Had I finished school? But I hadn't taken no business school or nothing? Well, probably I was just as well off, the way things were now. Here was her niece, all that expensive schooling, and not making a penny more than I was. "But of course," Mrs. Schwartz added, "it's a little more high class, kind of. She don't have fo wear slacks." (To Be Continued)

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