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PAGE'FOUB BLYTHEVILLE,t;(ARK,)'"COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 1944 VHK BLTTHBTILLE COURIER M1SB ' ? -' , '-i- m OOCRIB ram oo. '..""' ""tt"; W. ; HAIN«R PubUilKr * i <l\ BAkctL P. NORMS. Bdltor A. M ' 8ol* tUUoul AdwrUtfi* witnwr Oo, MM Tot, CbtoMn D»- Fnblkbfjd «my Aftermooo bmpi flootey ' Entered u Moond cUa matter «t the poct- «t BljtheTllle, Arkaniu, under Mt cJ Ooa- October t, 1(17. • • Berred bj tb« DalWfl Prw§ J SUBSCRIPTION RATES " • Bj outlet In the city of BlytiertUe, M* p«r i*eek,> or USc p«c month. " By null, within * radlu* ol «0 mllw, 14.00 per jc*I, $2.00 lor eU month*, 11.00 tor three jno»th»; j^'tnall -outiM* BO mile ion« 110.00 per itu pyyabto in *dv»ace. Vital War Commodity ' ', You rend in the papers a few flays ago how .4,000 planes rniilctj Berlin. Your mind turned to the significant fact about that raid, namely, that il meant the dumping of approximately 4,000 .tons': of bombs upon the German capital. And you were encouraged mid inspirit-, ed because you calculated that il Ijrought the war just that much nearer I 3*11 end with consequent saving of the [ lives of our fighting men. You admired I the brave young men who made the I rajid'aml your heart went out to those » who did not return—to their loved ones ] ojjer here. 1 '".But-there was something required iu< making-that raid that probably.'did not occur to you at' thai lime. More than five million gallons of high-octane gasoline were used. That is enough giis-' i olihc' to run every car in Mississippi j Bounty 700 miles. When you look ill the j Berlin 'raid' in this way, you begin to i sjee your cnyn part and how vitally im} porta'nt'it is, although it is not the heroic role of the man who gambles with • odds of only about ten to one on his life each 6irjio he sets out on a mission over Germany." ' ' ' 1 Of course, the war effort impinges upon you in all of its demands. This .matter of the need of gasoline is cited, However, because of the vital import-' 'ance of the power that only gasoline Kin furnish to the war effort. II is your part to apply to your ration hoard ' l for as little gasoline as you think you , cap get by on—not for as much as you think you can get by .with. Above,everything, it is yolir 'part' not 'to eiicbur- , age me expanding and now! menacing blfiWVnarketr, and to do the little things to help combat this market;, such as signing your coupons at the filling station. \ }• } ' ?l..They"have been telling us that this \v'ar^i5;being foughl fiom the cabbage ( ' pajtchVtV'.the' front-line trenches.; It is. : In between, these is no more vital need than for conservation of the fuel that is depended upon to keep more than 90 per cent of our war machines in motion on land, on sea and in the air. of.which Is nttnclicd, considers that such ndvcr- IWjiR Is in violation of the order, -it limits ai>- pllcimts to (he narrow field described In the' advertisement ... .You nrp therefore requested lo take Immediate steps to r.cmovc from this nnd Rivy oilier Advertisement,' for employes any features which nrc discriminatory, as (o nee, creed. color' or origin . .."•'•'' ' Under familiar and iiitlicrlo unquestioned customs nnd practices, (here might bo many cases where this federal : agency could Intervene under executive-ordained leBUlallons or the agency's Interpretation of them. One mother might wnnl n white girl to lake care .of her child nnd miolhor might waul a Negro girl. Borne Southern families, accustomed nil their lives to Ncrgo help In kitchen and laundry, might wmil to specify Negros In advertising for such help. A Catholic family might want a Catholic ns a (joverjie.Vi for children or n companion for mi aged person or to fill some'other position, ami a Protestant family might want a Pr.ilestnnl. Any one of (lie irmuy Mexican families living In some parts ol the. United Stales might want a Mexican. Hut let anyone'of these people advertise for an employe of certain race, creed, color, or national origin, and if the letter sent lo the Dallas News by'the regional FKI'C re|ire- Bcnls Ihc policy of Hint 1 tody, he would receive nn offlclnl i-ojiiinujilcalloji nnd warning: The Committee on Fair Employment Practices, operating under .Executive Order No, 0340. n copy of willed Is ntlnchcd, etc., etc., ttc. • 'i'lic FEPC was created, not by act of Congress, bill Ijy n stroke of (lie executive pen. Yet Its rulings and orders, prescriptions n'"l proscriptions, linve the force of law, and It makes itself Mio'judge of. whether.they nrc trelng obeyed' or violated. A 1)111 lo appropriate $500.000 for Its support passed 'the House lust week by the narrow vole ol \'i'i lo 110, after the measure had been tentatively rejected on nn eurjlcr vole. Now" the bill is In the Senate find the cenler of understandably determined opposition. ARKANSAS GAZETTE. ,. The Yapks in Britaih A British humorist, running 'Into American soldiers'-In every restaurant, music hull, pub, train and.bus, recently remarked: "There's only four things' the matter wllh' these Yanks: They're ovcr-rnnkcd, overpaid, ovei'-glrl-con- sclous, and over here." Of course lie wns joking. But. ns Lclniul Slowe said on the radio the other •night, think what might happen: In Indliuia nnd Illinois If two million British soldiers were suddenly poured Into that'area nnd there wore 45 million Americans Instead "of 11 million. Suppose, too, they were paid twice as much as American soldiers and could crowd Into nil Ihe best restaurants nnd places of amusement, while the home lads hf;d to stand outside. Then add an order from the War Department that every home In certain towns must take in a soldier for u [cw cents n week, plus n few cents more'it he were an officer (and the money, hardly paid you for the son)) to wnsli his shcej-s). 4-5. i •; That's practically the .situation Britain-faces with all those Yanks over (here In totally new surroundings. The enforced mixing of two peoples, even though they nrc supposed to speak the same language, is always dlfifcult. Some friction,' some trouble, has been reported. There have been questions In the House ol Commons nboul Ihc conduct of some American soldiers. But .711 ihc whole they linve not behaved biully nnd their British hosts have appeared lo like them. On both sides thousands of Individual friendships have been formed which Jmve broken" through barriers of strangeness and prejudice. Full understanding I:; a tlowcr of slow growth, hut In Hie comradeship of this war. large numbers of Britons and Americans have made a good beginning. —CIiniSTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. THEY SAY Can Federal Regulation Go To.This Length? When the Dallns News advertised for "a colored man.|o, work at night as a paper handler," It learned how far federal bureaucracy has gone, or seeks to go, .In Ordering and regulating the private afitlrs of the American people. Tins Help Wanted advertisement brought an official communication from the director of the Dallas 4 office of (he FPEC, which said: 'The Committee on Fair Employment practice, opcraling under Executive Order No. S3!G, a copy Of • approximately 90,000,000 adults in the United States, 27,000,000 don't know the Japanese have taken the Philippines.—Hadley Can- trll, director Princclou U. Office of | Public Opinion Research. * * * Give us bombers and fighter pliincs, long- range artillery, howllzers, tanks and other necessary equipment to put m on an equal footing wllh the Japanese, and we'll push them tack.— Gen. Shane Chen. Chinese military mission chief. * * * In my opinion the* union labor leaders who nilly Ihclr-members Into an overpowering voting unit nnd then use that, political power to coerce official action nre dangerous in the extreme.— Federal Judge Evan D. Evans of Chicago. SIDE . "Carney Ec.nidi practically 'lives on » park bench, and ' t you..\yon'\ lei us si i on'one for live minutes!", .;.-..-•• THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson- • OF. JHE .SOUTHERN JWAMPLANDi WIH OfJlY ITT HMD AND.SKKEXVENDED _ 1 -^,-T ' -.!.•'_-, . . '_ f -aT^.' ~ • ' _ ^, "What Did You Say Your Name Was, Mister?" itig Ann Sheildnn, a studio exccu-, live cuinc into the gallery and uanlcd tu know \vhy -\\'-A\n\nn ivas- Ji't pbyinx Ihe Dbonograph. Hc'cxlilalncil: "The music isii'l' (9 lint tlic star In the mood. It's to put me in Ihc mood." ; One of the most photographed girls In England, Miss Betty Spurling, has hnd her smile Insured for S5000. ' ' .'• 'y^N ^. _ -_ f . COPR. 1M» BY NEA SERVICE, JNC. 31/oHno.Ocfcfs •-——, 'A BI& LIAR IS OFTEN At-ITTLE 6ur;"^ar OAVIOL.WISE, 8PTICRL STORE Us Help SAVE YOUR EYES! 09 W. Main St. Phone 2912 Buying Logs Of All Kinds. BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Blythcville, Ark. CAN MAKE HONEY WITHOUr . . KOWEfS OR. f>Ot.UW/ \ .THEY C$N GET NECTAR FJJOM ^HE BASfc &F. RARTRIDSC PEA - „,' LEAVES. , '_>*' NEXT;" The original jlooer ouise. ' ; Highest Prices Paid For Cars & Trucks All Makes & Models '[ GULF ; Service Station At 5th... Main Sts. —OR AVEXL . SELL them forj you for a small commission. Bring (hem in for all details.-' In Hollywood • 1JY EKSKINK JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent • THE FILM PARADE!" If'you like .tatlstlcs, here nre the latest,on the notion picture industry, 'compiled DENNIS Q'KEEPE -Scheclulccl lo lie Inducted ' into the Army soon. Dciinls probably will receive si de- States film Industry totals $4,061,-' •MO.OOO. Thc industry employs 204,000 iwople, pays an annual wage of JU60,7I3,5&0. Hollywood studios e">ploy 30.000 persons, have n payroll of 5188,760,000. Cost of 312 feature-length films imu 500 short subjects produced In 1543 tolnl $247,125,000; thc cost of feature pic- lures averaged at $395,000 per film. Personnel needed to make 1043's features Included 725 actors. 119 producers. 110 electors, 364 writers, In addition to free-lance trxlettt 'nnd extras. There were G435 of the latter registered with Central Gust- Ing during the year and an average of 1080 worked each day, * * • KinVAKI) G. UOB1NSON — AH rt.irs arc accustomed to' letters from fans who "look exactly like yen" anil think something should I'e done about H. Kdtlic claims tlic prize, however, in a lellcr from proud cramiinolhcr who says her !)iiionth-tilil grandson is a dead rinjcr fnr the cx-I,iltlc Caesar. ferment under Ihc ca). 26-vear him Hoarding llousc with Major Hoople Out Our Way EGAD, SUUFFV.' TUW Lf\tv\P— 6UR6, TUB OVJLS CLUB 1TJ6 PRECISEW THE &TMOS- ^ YW'T CAR.R, WMOR.'V PWERE t REQUIRE FOR K CP,S5\^9\ OUST GOT OUR IAST MOTIce X'fA PMNTOWB OF t^ POST- FRON\THE POWER COMPAWV, VICTORIAORK\*lGROO.N\!-~~' I SO WE'LL BE PUWWG FOOU HM.' SUPPOSE I TAKE IT -^J^m 0V-MOCWUGUT Me*T ALOM&1 I'LL RETORT f. ^\ \\JHEK., Am\MNV/ ,'n",OF COURSE/ IV' By J. R. Williams BOWL for fan and health! BILL'S and GEORGE'S UOWLIN.G ALLEY 120 N. Second PLUMBING AND HEATING Pumps . . . Well Pipes ... . Strainers BUTLER ENGINEERING CO. Osccola, Ark. Phone G'lO RADIOS, WASHERS and REFRIGERATORS Should Be overhauled For Summer; GUARANTEED \VORK--REASONABLE PRICES HARDAWAY APPLIANCE CO. 208 W. Main Phoiie 2071 WELDING! •k Acetylene Welding •k Electric Welding * Cold Welding Best Eiiuinment—Best Machinists—Best Wnrk Delta Implements, Inc. WREATH, PATRICK'S 1'OSIES GAIt, PATRICK—Al the owning of it rally In n small town in Canada, Gall vTas presented with -a corsapc of roses and everlasting Ilowcrs. Aware that flowers were virtually extinct . in' this hamlet. Gall Inquired and learned that some resourceful fan had plucked :HIT THE RIVET; SJSTER them from parlor. a wreath in a funeral , llnivrll, UGH.' THA.1 MAKES ME HE S BE EM FIFTEEM VEARS O.M 7H.VT LATHE AM' 1 DOM'l THtMK HE'S EVER KIMMED THIMK1K)' IF YOU EVER GOT VOUR ER CAUGHT THE CXJ1S1DER JOAN LESLIE — After three years of movie success, Joan went back to her home town, Detroit, and , wns greeted by a neighbor with: "It's nice to sec yon -again, JOHII.. Where have ,vo» been?" • M. DEXTER—The ivifc nf Hie composer of 'Ti.slo! Parkin 1 Mama" Is stilnR him for divorce, cliarRins cruelty. Maylic she heard that song cncc (oo often. JOEL KUPPEUMAN— Quiz Kid Joel will receive 53000 ft week for fotir weeks this summer when he comes So Hollywood for another luovlc. CARMEN MIRANDA — Carmen sva.s describing a ne\v dress she had , Just acquired for her role in "Something for the Boys." "Wait," .she , burbled, "tool 1 you sec it on me. I am some deejhcs." CHARI.KV- CINCIIKS SKRVANTS titlAKI.F.Y GKArKWIN — While the f Hollywood servant problem prows more: aculc, Cliarlcy doesn't worry. He has three. "I wrote them Inln my will," be says. "Then I rliowcil them the will, which specific? (hey will celled only If they arc In my c mploy." ERIC BLORE—Eric Is playing a butler for the 4!st time on the screen in a new Universal picture. FRANCHOT TONE — Hollywood once knew Frnnchot ns one of Its leading sophisticates. Now he's become s^Up(ca) "proud parent," a hiRster sFMvhliwlnsr.oiit snapshots of his 9-inonth-old son. Tone Is .co-starred with i\ferle Obcron In the filnv version of "Dark Waters," * ' * • HENRY \Vi\XMAX — When he The renl-li/c ariucnfures o/ a society oirl toho goes to work in n war plant. * * * • FACTORY ' V v T UNCH hour, 11 to 11:30, is n pleasant interlude. At lunch hour, most all of Kerry Kraft picks up ils paper bags or lunch boxes and goes outdoors. In front of the plant you can sit on the curbstone that separates street from "lawn"; m back you can go across the field past ".Receiving" —a separate building—and sit on empty, packing cralcs. There's .a 50-yard slrip of field nnd then Ihe fence. Behind Ihe fence there arc woods, and Eunice, Gert and-'I have slaked out our claim try a certain packing case just in the edge of the trees' shade. There arc a number of small unchanging lunch groups all around us—mostly men, a Jew mixed company, and perhaps, a dozen clumps of girls. On hal days the men take off their shirts and He in the sun, the girls pull their slacks up over their knees, which causes a good deal of duli- ful whistling and shouting of wisecracks. Gert, Jennie and I dress unglamorously in cotton blouses anc blue slacks; so do a good many others, but the majority agree with Babs that a girl wants to look nice, so they wear alarming "pajania suits," bright yellow pale pink, gorgeously flowered All the girls wear makeup and keep it constantly touched up, am I discovered recently thai Gcr has been quite troubled about in because I didn't renew my lip #tick with sufficient frequency "That's the first thing 1 nolicer about you, Annie," she told me was imported by Warner Bros, the in'a talk as intimate as a Lifcbuo _ • l^» .1-'-'' .Vj J'j: i.-- I--.T jl...' irl • ol\n VnH fionrr*d thnl \n\ M.-h«r rcrirait', "plio'tograchcr asked the & hint with a nliono- ad; she had figured that up wher I came from maybe girls Ic to *sel the mood for his sit- 1 themselves go like that, but, jus llnjs. Recently,--while photograph- Una same, it made her a little un omfortablo. 1 agreed to reform. When in Home linkingly. "Rome" Where's that al?" I. said unsaid Gert. 'T,TI," "How's things?" "How ya doin'?," these are the forms E grecling; "So long," "Be scein 1 a," and "Well, take it easy," the •ords of parting. To catch the ttention of>anyonc at a distance ou yell, not "Hey" or "Hi," hut Yo." "Yo, Bill!' Yo, Annie! Yo, ouse guys!" •Everyone except the topmost of 10 Bosses and the from-anolhcr- vorld Big Shots is called by his r her first name. Females arc isually "girls," sometimes "la- lies," never "women." What Babs 'idn't like about working at the "Because of that there sign, sister—if you can read." Paper Mill was that on the door of the Ladies' Hoom it 1 said "Women." The word has some derogatory implication: when I aslccd, "Who is that woman?" Nell corrected me, "That there lady?" Eunice works across the aisle, in Bench. "Tap-tap, tap-lap, tap- tap" goes her hammer. She is amazingly quick, far riefler than I would be. They make. mcta 1 objects, half an oval in shape anr perhaps 10 inches long, which ore "nose-ribs." The nose-ribs, whei finished, have to be stamped with a small die which is hit with a hammer. Eunice trots around stamping everyone's for them— for some reason she likes to do it. Since she is probably five limes as fast as I am, I get her to do my Inspeclion stamping and in return I do her filing, because it makes her "blood, go goose-pimples." * * * ' T?VERYONE eats more or less perpetually: sandwiches (always one at the "five-minutes"), pretzels, candy bars. Everything V is passed around lo one's immediate neighbors, and it is difficult to refuse without giving offense. Almost everyone chews gum steadily;, brilliant posters in the cafeteria tell us that gum steadies our nerves and helps the war effort. Perhaps so with some, with me it decidedly hinders any effort of any kind other than that of chewing. I try in vain to copy the calm rhythm of my fellows, but gum-chewing is, for me, an occupation to which one gives heart and soul and body, all one's facullics and all one's energies. So, at risk of offending, I generally refuse, and this is accepted along with my other idiosyncrasies. We climb up onto our packing cose at lunch time, Eunice, Gert and 1. We each have two sand-., wichcs and an apple or an orange. Eunice and Gert have grabbed bottles of soda from the wagoni I have coffee. Halt an hour is onger than you think; we finish eating and stroll over to a "smok- ng section." That is the only drawback to our packing case: it s in a "restricted area." Why? What makes that edge of the field more inflammable than another part? No one knows. "Why aren't Ms- you allowed to smoke here?" asked a guard. He looked at me pityingly. "Because of that there sign, sisler—if you can read." I was withered. Eunice knows a girl whose "honey" is a Lead-man on one of the assembly lines. She has told him my heart is over there with the rivet-guns and drill- niotors and assures roc that everything, is "in the groove,"'that he's going lo help me get my transfer. _. (To B«

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