The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 8, 1944 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, June 8, 1944
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PAGE FOUR THE 1LYTHEVILLK OOUEEEt Klff 5 nn oouuns tarn oo. ' .' aw. HAINEB, Publiiiur ,„,.', SAMUEL t. NORRIB, Edlloi JAMK8 A. OATENB, AaverU*ta« l 'Aarertlstoc WklUc* Wltmw Co., N«v York, OblMflOh D»- t. Ati«jttl», UempaJi. Publktud Kferj Afternoon Kxctpt M icoond etau matter at the po«t- offloe at Blythsyllk, Arkanaat, tuuler act oJ Co»- frw, October I, 1917. Served by the Dulled Preia 1. SUBSCRIPTION RATB •87 carrier In the city of BJyUMrtile, X* p«r wek, or 880" per month. •By mall, within a rudlua of 40 mile*, MOO per j«u, 12.00 (or six months, |1.00 tor Out* month*; jjj mall'- outside 50 mile rone 110.00 j*r j«r payable In advance. Unfinished Business • The Senate Judicinry Committee linn shown courage and wisdom in approving the .resolution for an Army-Nnvy investigation' of the Pearl Harbor disaster. The action was taken after the . court-martial of Rear-A<1 ml.' Husband j E. Kimmel and Maj.-Gen. Waller C. j Ejh'ort,.' who were in command at Pearl Harbor, had been delayed two and a half years for "security" reasons, j Apparently a disinclination to go against high military wishes had kept .Congress from being insistent about the matter. But Admiral's renewal of 1 his plea for a speedy trial, contained ih a letter to Sen. Homer Ferguson, j finally brought the matter lo a head. I ! "The report of the Roberts commis- j sion," the Kimmc) message slated, "did, j not tell the whole story of Pearl Har' b'pr." That feeling has been present for : 3 long time, not only in informed cir- ! cles but among idle speculators and those who seem eager lo use .Ihe of! ficial silence for political purposes. > ; There is no proof, of course, that ' Pearl Harbor had any political background whatsoever. But whether it did or didn't, there have been many (|iics- tjons in the public mind which wore not answered in the report of Justice fiobe'rtsV who also has expressed hini- seJCLas favoring a speedy trial of the tyvp .military loaders. And although the iriajs_show no sign of \>eing close at hand, ,the proposed investigation will - probably xbe more than an acceptable substitute, since it would offer considerably.-more latitude in fathering information; than would a court-martial. , I It is haul to see how a couii-martial " o t r an investigation would offer any threat to security. After all, the clnm- asre is done and the toll is history. Prolj- a.bly -the enemy has long since gained whatever valuable information he could from Pearl Harbor. But the full story • of the Uagic lack of alertness there . stijl-needs Jo bo told, and the full re- siio'nslbility placed. That is a matter of purely national concern, and of public interest, Jf others besides* General Short and Admiral Kimmel were to blame for that near- knockout blow, the facts should be \ known. If not, then these two officers bhould stand forth and take whatever consequences a court-martial may see fitr to-impose. If there \\cie negligence and confusion as well as Jap treachery at Pearl Harbor, the families of the ncaly 3000 officers and men who died there have a right to know about it—not sometime" after the war, but now, when the. full seriousness of that defeat is still strong in our.minds. you arc state-minded and collective-minded Wo are most prime-minded and most individual-minded and, gentlemen, make no mistake we are determined to remain so and even become more «,.- E r,c A . Johnston, president U s C. of C, in Moscow speech. BLYTHEVILLE, (AKK.) COURIER NEW5 Postwar Dream— With Alterations Thousands of American families are dreaming of a new postwar home, complete with miraculous gadgets of comfort, convenience and beauty. Those dreams are bolstered in a good many cases by a nice nest egg of War Bonds for the down payment. And now along comes the National Association of Home Builders with, a rude awakening. At first blush it seems a mean trick, but it will probably turn out lo be an act of great kindness. The association recently asked 517 families from coast lo coast about their postwar wants and expectations. The following case of the Smith family is based on the majority of answers, and msly be considered accurate: The Smiths plan lo build within two years after the war, and lo pay between §5000 and $6000—not more than S1000 down or more than $50 a month. For that they expect six rooms and basement, with separate dining room and two bathrooms. The Smiths want air conditioning summer and winter; electronic controls lo make housekeeping simpler; cxlen- sivc use of plastics in plumbing, bathroom fixtures, wall surfaces, and elsewhere. They also want movable partitions; outside walls which will open on their garden or terrace in warm weather; complete unit rooms that can be added or removed according to family requirements. They arc confident that all these improvements will be available within a year after the war's end. And here's tho payoff. The Smiths won't buy or build unless they can have at least the first three of these improvements. Now, where did the Smiths get their" ideas for tho postwar house? From stories and advertisements, most of which, it turned out, originated outside the building industry. The association canvassed most of the sources and came to Ihese conclusions: There is no basis for Ihinking lhat the Smiths will have the "revolutionary improvements" they want at the time they expect them, or at the price l.tliey wnnl to. pay. Somo-.of .the new materials arc now on the market, but ' at the present stage of development, most of them are more expensive than 'the traditional materials. None arc available in 'lower-priced dwellings. Dreams of such Umgs as electronic cooking and healing are groundless at present; 'other innovations seem destined for an evolutionary growth over a period of years. All this is important, since tho building industry offers one of the most hopeful sources of immediate postwar job opportunities. But there will be no healthy "boom" if a disillusioned public, misled by impractical prophets of <|iiick miracles, thinks it's being cheated. It's belter that the Smiths face the less glamorous facts and redesign their dreams—(hen go right ahead with then- building plans. * BO THEY Some folks In this hour would like to have a little Inflation for themselves and lols of them fire for stabilizing the other fellow. More dollars in your hand don't mean more wealth to you.— Economic Stabilization Director Fred M. Vinson. • » » If there existed among the majority of citizens the firm InlcnL'on of establishing Internattonl security, the technique of giving to such an instrument would not present nn nll-toD- difficull problem.— Prof. Albert Einstein. - ^j^'aflfouse will, Major Hoople Out Our Way THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 1944 SIDE GLANCES by Gaibraith COPR. 1»44 BVHEA SERVICE. IKC. T. M. R£C. U. S. pAf. OFF "1 hope they don't step on my veil in that bus!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson. IF you ATE LIKE A BIRD YOU'D EAT APPROXIMATELY YOUR OWN WEIGHT IN FOOD EVEfiy DAY ' I AL.DE3ARAN-15WHICHOFTHESE9 Q FAMOUS RACE HORSE- ' IJ A STAR •J TOWN IN NORTH AFRICA. ABOUT 90 PER CENT . OF THE TOTAL WEIGHT OF THE EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE LIES WITHIN T, M. RIG, V. S. PAT, OFF. HIT THE RIVET, SISTER^ By »", HOW»II, «io»ki», iim, .vu* service, The teal-life adventures o/ a socief!/ tfirl lulio does to tuorfc in a mar plant. • ANSWEfr. A star; ..J'.XT: I.eiid-lcase ^cloUjcs motliE. In Hollywood IIV KltSKINE JOHNSON NBA Slaff Correspondent BEHIND THE SCREEN: Every nook, corner and crnnny ot these United Slates seems to hnvc n resident who Is the splUIn' Image of Ernie Pyle. All arc write-in caudi- dalcs lo play Pylc in "G. I. Joe." hnscrt on Hie columnist's book "Here Is Your War." The mailman dumps n sncfc of letters, snapshots and pholos on Producer Lester Cowan's desk twice a day. One gentleman wrote (hat h c i s 45, weighs 112 pounds and is just as hungry-looking as Pyle." An auto painter in Ohio wrote: j you are looking for n giiy that looks hungry and hns a bald head. I'm 100 per cent qualified." From nnother enterprising party came the inside information that three waitresses and nn elevntor Ten years ago Shirley Temple and Jan e Withers were rivals for tile juvenile crown at 20tli Century-Fox. Other day between scenes of "Double Furlough" Shirley, telephoned nn old friend at Pox. The gentleman was out and the secretary asked, "Who should I tell him called?" Said Shirley: "Tell him it was Jane Withers' stand-in.' » • * MI'S SAFER THAN GODDARD William Gargan, just back from a 40,000-milc entertainment tour arouml |l:c world, says he'd rather fly over Jap territory than ride ii a jccn n-ifh I'an' starter told him he looked like By J. R. Williams A\VPF-6POTT-rr.'. ; 6REAT CAESAR. l&GS.' RIGHT !M THE ,MlDDLE I OF BARTER'S T S VVROMO WITH THIS? WE WON'T BE GETTIMO OH, HOVJ THOUGHTLESS OF ME.' WAIT TILL [GIT OUR WEEK'S LAUMPRV WASHBOARD AM' SOAP--I CAM'T BEAR TO BE IPLE BETvVEEM FISH SITES A LILV BLOOMED"V IM A WOODLAMD POOL, AMP I WAS HER, LOVER. PRIMCE-- BUT 1 WASHED MY FEE.T IW TM' POOL OME DAY, AMP SHE HASMT BLOOMED THERE SIWCE -TA.KIMG A CLOCK ALOMG TO FIX AKJD A nVPE WRITER. TO PRACTICE ON. THIS 16 A GOOD Tj WE . SET TO GO OFF = THE BuSVBODY ^ , ' t-S AND LASSES X 'TllK fat man's name is Willy. A He is my partner noW and, at lust, I have a job that is almost :ill drilling. Only, alas, temporary. There are about 20 ot us, "old- timers," "experienced girls 1 ,' (did "experienced" once mean years instead of months?) that they shift around from job lo job. Some Any, when the Draft lias captured the Lead-men, we will, I suppose, he "Lead-ladies" and our crews all-female. Not soon, I hope. Oui where all those Sunday Supplement articles seem to be written, Women In Industry may be "better than men." Right here, I must admit, we distinctly arc jiot. There's Evelyn, for instance. Evelyn comes to work with a red rose tucked in her golden hair. She wears white shoes, rather dressy, and pastel-pink socks, and above her powder-blue tlannci slacks she repeats the pink motif in a puff-sleeved blouse. Most of us, by supper time, look as though we had worn our blouses for a week and hud never washed our hands. Evelyn is always fresh from the bandbox. Evelyn doesn't do a great deal of what you might call heavy work. Betty, on the other hand, is always eager to "get at it." She'll dash up and down from the stockroom, carry finished ships oil' to Inspection, push jigs with the best of them. In spirit, she's right up in the top (light of workers. But Betty's hand, holding a drill-motor, has no conviction in its grasp. Betty's gunset assumes a life of its own and "goes and marks the rivet— mean old thing!" * * * ""THE allitude of the "fellers" •^ towards us females is a mixture of exasperation and indulgence, usually with indulgence triumphing, \ye arc not expected to be able to adjust our dimplers, get our sets loose from the squeezers, get paint-stuck nuts "storied." The "fellers" live in a wonderful atmosphere of homage appreciated superiority. A of them — mean guys — will and few say, "It's youi job, sister," but the majority are willing enough to help us out. They should be. Jim, Boy, Is hc burned up!" . . . "Say; did ya hear about Anne beln' sick?" We tell long stories ot qur pasts, or of other people's. Occasionally the story is so engrossing that we forget to work,' and stand, motor arrested in midair, but as a rule the narrative is broken with the clatter of gunning or the scrape of our files. : 'An' I was tellin' him . . . okay, nit it! (interlude for gun) . . , I says lo him I never toid her no such thing. . . . Say, tap that one down a Jjfllo, will ya? . , . and he says it wasn't only her told six-foot, heavy-muscled, tokos the (hlro. • • • Hit it! (interlude) Gimme wrench that ninety-flve-pound illc mirror, I better look at these Carol has been tugging at and, | ust to make sure (interlude for with a notliing-to-il air, turns the inspection of rivels).'Yoah, they're bolt loose. "Oh, Jim, aren't you okay. Let's do them up by the wonderfull" Carol cries, "Annie, rit) now . luin ? • . . What was I sayin'? Oh, yeah. Well, lie says it wasn't just Dotty ..." * * * JVTOT, of course, on every job. It depends on what you're doing. And, to some extent, on whether you and your partner "click." Willy and I ','click." That is, we're not always at cross-pur- pnses, both reaching for the drill al the same moment, never being ready simultaneously with our •gunning and bucking. We have (lie same "style" in riveting: when 1 expect Willy to hit hard and short, he usually does; when I'm not sure ot myself and want a light tapping, he doesn't misunderstand and give it a "blasl." We change around, swapping gun and bar back ami forth between us. Most girls, Willy has observed, don't want to change. "They think they're gunners, and (unprintable suggestions) they ain't gonna do nothin' hut gun—never!" Pete refuses point-blank lo have a girl for a partner and, so far, lias had liis way. Willy Bays any man would rather have a "feller," of course. I inquire into it, and it turns out that one of the reasons female partners arc considered a pain is that "a guy's gotta be always watchin' out what, language he uses." As Willy's vocabulary is, to put it decorously, picturesque, I wonder a little what his remarks might be, frcctl ot my presence. <To Be Continued) Tele refuses painl-blank to liave a girl for a partner. did you ever see any guy ns strong?" Heady wine, this. * * t "W/HAT does you girls find to * tulk aboul all the time?" my partner, Willy, asks. I have often wondered myself. Except for the moments of actual gunning, when making yourself heard is nearly impossible, almost all of us are always chattering. We keep np a running commentary on the work we arc doing: "Gee, looka that hole!" . . . "There, them rivets is okay!" We keep up a more spirited commentary on the doings of our fellow-workers: "Say, look at Gwen and Bill, will Looks kinda serious, don't "Take a look at Harry. it?" Every detail of the work is slowly, perfectly ilone with modern eijuip- ^^ rnsmt. The best materials and leathers used. Only highly skilled operatives do the work. If you want long additional wear with comfort 1 —utilize our service. y snoe SHOP '";<: MW 1*1'..'s OLIVER FARM EQUIPMENT ' Sales and Service HARRISON AUTO PARTS CO. ' 517 W. Ash Phone 2552 Spring and Summer T W N t - U P Save Gasoline . . . Save Tires. Get All-round Better Performance! T-1. SEAY MOTOR CO. j Chrjsler Dealer J'»ri, 4 Scrrfce • 121 W. Ath 1'bc.ot 2122 Godctaul as a fellow iicsseiiRer. tic did both in Inrtin. With I'ntilcttc sitting next to him, the driver of the jeep, Gargan said, just coulcinl keep his eyes on the road. Several peek-a-boo costumes Carmen Miranda svenrs in "Something for the Boys" are undergoing ml- Mn , «•..„ ., i" or alterations at the suggestion «oi since the says when every of censors. Some of the cutouts the »„ t "j™™ 011 G and M yearned censors said were a hit too Inrge "J'hy. Scarlett O'Hnra hns a film i * • • :n so beset wllh np-! Hollywood's younger set may be ns. Ernie will probably called upon by the government to •••> " headline a 'coast-lo-const radio show to help combal the juvenile delinquency problem. GovernmeiV officials and network executives are working on Ihc Idea, featuring al of Ihc screen's younger players Bonlta Oranville would he starred What with the war and the servant problem, some of Hollywood's Idler known bachelors have gone domestic. Guinn "lily ISoy" Williams, for instance. "I give that vacuum clc.inci' a rcsular workout nnri scrub the kitchen floor," he fays, "anil so help me, I'm gelling housemaid's knee." : '' » * » I interesting new spotlight on Johnny Mack Brown's career: Monogram \vill alternate his roles' between western heroes anrt romantics. First non-sngcbrush storv is "They Shall Have Faith. Johnny will play n Texas doctor. He started out on the screen as Mac West's "tall, dark and handsome." Sound stage ribbers had a field day at Sonny Tufts' expense. When hc arrived for work In "Here Come the Waves" he found that his set chnlr had been wired so hc could be shocked. When he asked for a glass of watet It came in a breakaway affair that drenched him. 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