The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 3, 1944 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, June 3, 1944
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f WOt BLYTHEVILLK GOUK1VK K1V?S '"^v-jnaooowni MBwi v oo. ' ' • 'H.'W, EAQOB,' f f <i atlfrilL y, J^pj Bond*? i Battnd '•* icecap cl*M nutter «t tb« port- pfllc* »t BJytliefm*, Artanm, unaer tct ol Oc«- gy, October f, f»7. ' • Berred br UM DbltM 8J78SORIPTXON RATTS < Bj f*irl« In the cttj of BljtbeTUle, Hi Mr •Mk, or 65o p»r taoetb, ' By mtU,'- within * r»dlus ot to mile*, M 00 per Te»j, |3-09 tor «lx iRontiu, »l.<xj far thrw montbj; ny tmdloitBijJe po mile *one (10.00 per jrew In »dvance. Advice to Labor Avfiei'jcan labor lenders must cer- tijtyly be awavc by now tliJ)i as wnr- jime ;strikes become increnshigly niim- 'erous'fhp public and the armed forces- arc becoming increasingly impatient wjlli them. But thus far only R. J. Thomas, president of the United Automobile Wooers, seems to have foreseen the inevitable reaction of public indignation which might cost Inljor all the gains it has won in recent years. Being courageous as well as for'e- .sighfed, Mr. Thomas adopted strong measures. -A few months ago he and other members of the U. A. W. «f- ccutivc board issued severe disciplinary •orders against unauthorized strikes which earned penalties for strikers and for local officials who condoned their actions. These penalties have been carried out. And though they .have not stopped U. A. W. strikes, they served v notice that Mr. Thomas meant business. Now the U. A. \V. president lias issued mi appeal to the patriotism and reason of the union's million members. In words stronger than most diehnrd industrialists would dare use in public, he warns the union that it faces destruction unless "our hot-headed brothers" are restrained from striking. He minces no words. He charges that "any person who sets up u picket line is acting like an anarchist." Mr. Thomas calls attention to the slowness of government jigencics and the efforts of many managements to take advantage of the no-strike pledge to weaken the unions. He docs not mention the "soft 'drink" disputes and 'other trivial causes of costly strikes. Buthe makes the telling point. Unit if labor can endure grievances mid keep a record of its forebearancc, it will have a great selling point after the war. "But," he continues, "there will be no gain in keeping and publishing our wartime record if that record is marred by wildcat strikes in war plants." Apparently Mr. Thomas understands the public temper better than most of his colleagues at the head of unions. He knows that it does no good to reiterate the no-strike pledge and to dismiss the growing number of strikes as "unauthorized," while doing nothing about them. He knows that it does no good to quote a low percentage of man- hours lost through strikes under the no-strike pledge. The public is concerned today less with percentages than with the fact that one strike cost 250 fighter planes j on the eve of invasion, while another stopped processing of plasma and penicillin which just won't be there some day when it is needed to save a life. The public doesn't think that the grievances behind those strjkcs were worth the pi-ice and Mr. Thoma's knows it. Mr. Thomas' union would do well to heed him, and other labor leaders would do well to craniate him for the good of thejr own future. BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK,)! COURIER NEWS! Another Breach of Law The Nazis, hard-pressed for military manpower, have resorted to yet another breach of international law. Dr. Goelj- bels has invited German civilians to kill parachuting Allied fliers, and justified himself with some typical Nazi ah- sm-dity about Allied planes machine- gunning school children. One unconfirmed report coming through Sweden sajd; that it had started : that five parachuting Allied airmen had been killed. Berlin denials cut- the figure to one, n "lynching" of an airman after churchgoerK hnd been strafed, according to n Nazi radio announcement. True or not, it mnke.s liltlo difference. This, like many other Goebbcls pipe- dreams, may backfire. It certainly has not stopped air activity over Germany, find will, not, But it has again outraged , civilization ith another instance of IJitlcr's brutidity. We shall not take the sort of counter-measures that have made the Nam infamous. But a just vengeance is not retaliation. Each of these new measures of Naxi desperation will make any thought of a "soft" peace for Germany that much more unlikely. Iceland's Aspirations The pence and liberty the people of Iceland hope to enjoy as nn Independent Republic con be )>nd only if the world Ls so organized nfter the war that Inlornallotml banditry is no more, in voting the Independence, tlic people of Iceland arc putting their faith In the Allies to \v|n |n the war and ro organize the world Hint tliclr hopes will be realized. With an nrea not much more than hull that of Missouri nnd n population less tlinn half that ot Si. Louis County. Iceland Is but a pinpoint, on the map ot the world. But in looking hopefully for a world order In which the enjoyment of freedom and pence will lie the right of Die weak as well as the strong, Iceland speaks for Inm- Occds of millions of the world's people, —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. SO THEY SAT In this hemisphere the goods we exchange 20 years Iience nmy not be (he snine kind of uoods ns arc csclminjed now, but there will be enormous Increases In volume nnd' value. — WPB Chairman Donald Nelson. ' » » . • Tlic history of our republic Ls the story of the most significant racial admixture in history. If one faith cnn be said to unite ti great people surely the Ideal which holds us together beyond any other Is our belief in the morul worth of the common man.— Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter. *• * * With almost 12.000,000 men In uniform and absent from the polls this fall, it isn't difficult to realize that the linnd Hint rocks the .cradle this year will rule the bnllol.— Cnpt. Eddie Rlck- enbackcr, * * * Failure to pass Army intelligence tests, primarily because of educational deficiency, has deprived our armed forces of more physically fit moil than hnyc the operations of the enemy.— Selective Service bulletin. * » • We have not enough Industry to .serve America's needs or the world's needs. In 11)1.5 country we have done pretty well ns ;ar as we have gone, but there must be more and more Industry. It Is essential to political and economic freedom — Henry Ford. » » * It is Inevitable, considering the progre.sMve centrnfention of production, Hint the economic and political -struggle should become more nnd more closely interwoven, tlic political factor continually growing In significance In the process. — rrof. Albert Einstein. SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 1944 THiS CURIOUS WORLD By William : Ferguson. • IT TAKES ABOUT NINETEEN SECONDS FOR A BOMB DROPPED FPOM A PLANE RYIK6 ONE AMLE HIGH REACH A JAP OR A NAZI ON THE 6KOLIND. COPR. lf»«4 QY NCASEflVICF, INC T. M. RtC. U. S. PAT. Off. •*• COCKROACHES LAY THEIR EGGS IMA POUCH , i SHAPED LIKE A LADY'S PURSE, ^'& WHICH 7HEV CARRY AROUND - .K» • UNTIL A SUITABLE-HIDING 'jjftff PLACE IS FOUND. rfkfjt/* tr ARE THE DAYS LONGER NOW IN NEBRASKA THAN THEY ARE IN ...,;,;{. OKLAHOMA a «j, lu . ' ANSWER: : Yes, but in wint .'. NEXT: Dmniouds from And Mqmp Has Ideas of Her Own X'ft SIDE GLANCES by Galbraith iil^/iSfcj jell's only a dream yet—tlic end of the war, George coni-Jii i\ ing home, and no hi ore lax on rouge and ]ipslickl'>V; Plan Denver Symphony DENVER,. (UP) _ Residents of Denver have contributed $50000 toward a fund of $100,000 to establish tin 85-piece symphony orchestra In Ihe city--comparable to those of New York, TSoston tmd Philadelphia. Nationally-known conductors will be invited to lead the orchestra during the coming season. Read Courier News Want Ads. longcr in oklahonla .: In Hollywood tJUSKINi: JOHNSON Slatf Correspondent Today we almost had to slnnA on JJite ?«tz fr!5 our head to Interview a movie star. C tecU feel 3!iimen Miranda, the girl from Jrozil who wears Victory Gardens on her head, was taking "zees »p- slde-downs 'treatments." .She was J'tng on n couch in her dressing 'oom on the set of "Something for he Boys" with her "fcotz" in the iir and she Just stayed there. For all we know, she's still "upsule- lowns." She looked too comfortable o ever move. "Zees," she purred. Is ze secrets of relaxation. Eef I tired, cef I wants to cry, I Just lies myselves >n floor or beds. I steek my feet?. n nir—and boom, rights away I relax ami feels so good I forget what makes me 1 ' feels bad." At home, Carmen said, she even las a specially built "upside-downs" Joard beside tier swimming pool. 'For ii|)side-downs bathing. 1 ' she snlct. nudes suns Good circumlocution makes you lot tireds and makes you beauiec- ool in zee skcen and' <lcosposition ill at ze same times. Ecz wonder- 'nl, zees upside-downs treatments.' I do cet all ze time,';. Ze blood, eel )ur Boarding House jwithMajor Hoople Out Our Way By J. R. Williams oSb'OT/^^'M-^.^g«,«»SSHiws so ' 6WOS , HIS STARRED = OH. "IK CHA.1R? WELL ITS EASIER PULLIM'TH' CHAiR AROUWD TH^M PACKlW ALL 7HIS STUFF OVER TO TK x\BLe, ANJ' A CHMR'S MUCH SMALLER TO CLE/MM OFF--DOWT VOU SEE ? WHV MOTHERS G6T CRAY goes to ?.c head, makes eyeses and skeen bright like shince buttons, feetz fecl iglit ike you ne- vaire stand on zem. Five minutes and you wants to fly like butte flics." AN OLD FKKNCH CUSTOM Carmen wanted to be .sure we mentioned that she "deed not invents dees." "My (irst jobs in Rio," she said, "I model for French woman who gels eet from doctaire In Force. I mil zee one who stand up and she get tired. When she rcallys veree tired, she just fall herself down on floor an ( | she leaning her fectz up not young woman zees way she keep on wall. She maybe 45. but .,„., ... v „.._ _ M , herself like 28. she tell me. "Do zc same.' So I do ze same, and I am new womans also." The French woman in Rio taught her o? sings, too." Carmen said "Lik e to walk on ze teeps on ze toes at least for 10 minutes. EC? wonderful, makes legs look prcttee feel benuterfool. Eez why I wears high sandals, always on teeps of ?.e toes, and also makes me look (nil, chic like American models. "Also, she say to me, 'Carmen ncvaire cry—eez worse zing gir. can do: eez better to lose tempers zan to cry.' Cry makes cycses puff like doughnut, makes skccn look like hard-boiled shrecmp. make.' noses look like fnl hot dogs. Makes you feel terreeblp. mokes people.", who have to look at you feel like zcy efts all dcez sings and have In- dlRCstlbility, too. no? Soos," Carmen purred, "cef I tired I steck my feel?, in air and boom—Carmen fecl rightsido lip." Carmen portrays a war plant worker in "Something for the Boys." And garbles lier English worse than ever. STKKJTM- KROJf HUNGER Tile Brazilian bombshell will Introduce something new in headgear for one sequence in the picture. She whipped it up nil by herself, too—a dish towel twisted about her heart like a turban with miniature broom sticking out one side and a tiny dish mop at the other. "They wants me to looks kilcli- on-esque," she said. "So I stick zees things on my heads and I go to Ihe directors of zee pictures and says, "Ees okays by you?"' Director Lew Seller took one look and said. "Ees needs only the kitchen sink." The beach of Knual, fourth largest of the Hawaiian Islands, has snnds which emit a barking sound when walked upon. • flPTlCk STORE Let Us Help SAVE YOUR EYES I 209 W. Main St. Phone 2912 Highest Prices Paid For Cars & Trucks All Makes & Models GULF Service Station At 5lh Main Sts. —OU WE'LL Si;r,r, them for you for a small commission. Bring them hi for all details. BOWL for fun and health! BILL'S anil GEORGE'S HOWLING ALLEY 120 N. Second Of All Kinds. . CO. BlythcviMe, Ark. PLUMBJNG AND HEATING Pumps . . . Weil 1'ipes . . . Strainers BUTLER ENGINEERING CO. Osccola, Ark. Phone 640 REFRIGERAIORS Should Be overhauled For Sumrr : «r- » A ^I EED WORK-REASbNABLE>RICES HAROAWIY tf FtSfiSCE CO. 208 W. Main Phone S071 WELDING! * Acetylene Welding * Electric Welding * Cold Welding Best Equipment-Best Mnclimisls-IIesl Work Delta Implements, Inc. SISTER Ann Pendleron Tlic rcat-tt/e cducnttircs o/ a society girl wlio goes to tuorfc ill a war plant. * * * BENCH Vt JgENCH has reorganized. There is a new Boss and four new girls have been taken in, and J am one of the four. It is a little ' like our earlier lessons at Simpson's—n sort of handicraft class. At Simpson's everyone was very solemn and fearfully painslaking about it—here, in what Simpson's referred to in reverent tones as "actual Shop practice," there is a pleasant happy-go-lucky altitude. At Simpson's our first lesson was to learn the proper names for new tools—our finishing hammers, our mallcls, our "six-inch scales, not "rulers." Here at Kerry Kraft practically any tool is, In the language of the men. "that there," and in the language of the girls, a "jigger." "Say, Annie, lend me your jigger?" You have .to slop and see what your companion is doing, figure out what tool she may want, then scrabble : through your tooluox and produce it. At Simpson's borrowing was ! considered one of the major sins; ; here at Kerry Kraft we could not live without it. Alas, there is a good deal of unauthorized borrowing, too--a vicious circle, for if someone lias lifted your hammer, you lilt someone's else's. My gun-sets for riveting my beautifully polished and satin-smooth bucking bar (which I had nicknamed my "Marvel Magic), my litllu case of drills, are put away. In Bcneli we ticcd only ; hammers, mallets, files and, the .'more punctilious of us, our scales. [Bench is a large department of the Plant, for in Bench are made all the small pieces which Subassembly and Final put together'. But it is split up into small divisions which are scattered through jjie.building. In oursj Bench S-2, we make nose-ribs for elavalor- labs, a tab being part oC an elevator and an elevator being the hinged-on rear part of the plane's tail, whicli lifts or lowers to innke the plane head up ov down. After considerable questioning, I learned that our pieces belong to a Navy pursuit for which Kerry Kraft does sub-contractinfl « * * *•* jVTAKING our nose-ribs is not very different from other hand metal-work: you file and bend andjiammer, and polish off the edge with an emery cloth. When you've done a rackful you take them across the aisle to Inspection, and when Inspection has decided they have no cracks and arc more or le?s the right size, involved in a"love affair.' I'don't' know Ihe particulars but I gather that the path of love is not too smooth. Quite often our luncl)' period is spent in silence, vyith Eunice off in a dream, coming back to earth v:ith a little start and a rather sheepish smile. "Don't take it as nothin* personal if I don't tell you all what's oh my mind," she said one day. There appears to be some reason why the identity of the lad on whom her aft'cclions are ccnUreib' must bu kept secret. Can Euniif^i be doing a little poaching? I wonder, but I do not ask, and this is appreciated. "One thing I )jke abovit you for a friend is you don't nsk no questions," Eunice has told me more than once. Neither does she. I doubt if any other two lady-workers in Kerry Kraft know as little about each other's pasts. "One tiling I like about you for a friend is you don't ask no questions." i Inspection puts its stamp on tliem and halloos to you to take them away. Then, down the aisle, past other sections of Bench and past the Paint-shop, we leave them with Gus, of the Ilcat-lrcat Department. Eunice and I, lunch companions now for two months, are accepted as "girl friends." "Say, who's your good-looking girl iriend?" one of the "fellers" asked me the other day. "How's about a little introducin'?" U wouldn't do him much good, for Eunice is already QNCE, catching some betraying remark f had made, Eunice turned to me with a sudden suspicion in her eyes. "Say, Annie, how much schooling did you, have?" When I said lightly that, believe it or not, I had got tlirough fourth grade, Gert (oofc it up. "Serious now, how many years?" t tried to escape. "It.seems like hundreds, looking back. : That annoyed Eunice. "Don't So gettiiV smart again. What's wrong with fellin' me?" "Well, I finished high school " I must have sounded boastful. "What's so wonderful about that?" Gcrt demanded. ."Jeeze. : you did, too, didn't you, Eunice?"' 1 "Yes, I graduated. Back in'37," 1 I thought we would veer off in-' to reminiscence, but Eunice «;£»' still not free of suspicion, and tajS sat looking-at me appraisingly. : Finally, "You didn't never go tp' no college, did you?" There was' a sort ol uncertainty in her yoice '• a hope for reassurance. jL.-a* '' "Me?" *#PScj I didn't have to say any more.' Gcrt settled it. "Jeeze are you nuts!" she asked Eunice. "Her college?" She turned to me, "If I was you, Annie," she said, "I'd slap her ears down for that one."! Saved! . JSiiJi' (To Bo

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