The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 9, 1944 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 9, 1944
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, JUNE <j, 19.1-1 Navy Gets Field At Walnut Ridge Marine Corps Pilots o Use Facilities fter Army Leaves WALNUT HIDGE, Ark., June 9. — riic Navy will utilize tlic facilities of Uie Walnut Army Air Base as a conditioning ami technical training ground for Marine Corps pilots, il was announced Thursday by the Times Dlspalcli, ivlilch was advised by Representative Wilbur D. Mills that the War Department was today in process of transferring the property to the Navy. Naval officers reached the Thursday afternoon and consulted committees with reference to housing facilities. The Army will suspend pilot training here upon graduation of the current class of cadets, which is about one half the normal number of students. This class will be graduated within the week. Jt Is not definitely known Ihc number of Marine pilots, staff and administrative officers and naval personnel that will be stationed here. It is presumed that the Army will complete abandonment of the field by June 25, except for crews to familiarize the Navy with operations. The construction ol the base was started here May 19, 194'2, and the first class of cadets was graduated Dec. 15, 1942. Several hundred civilians are at work at (he base. BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.)' COURIEK NEWS J if Film Idols Of Yesteryears Don Greasepaint Once More Steele Quickly Qversubscribes r Bond Quota STEELE, Mo., June 9.— Patriotic citizens of Steele, gathering yesterday afternoon to perfect plans for the Fifth War Bond Drive, In the space of 45 minutes oversubscribed the quota of S75.000 which had been set for the city for the- drive. Meeting at the Bank of Steele yesterday afternoon at the request of Sam Hamra, local War Bond Drive chairman, more than the full quota of bonds was sold in an informal sale conducted by Mr. Hamra and Mr. and Mrs. P. F. Payne of the Bank of Steele, who served as impromptu salesmen. Thus Steele has gone "over the top" four days bc- forc the scheduled start of the drive, which officially opens on June 12. The following telegram iinmedi- eatcly was sent to Walter Head of St. Louis, Missouri chairman for the drive, and to Henry Morgen- thau Jr., in Washington, D. C., secretary of the Treasury of the United States: "Steele, Mo., hit H'it- Icr and Tojo in the Fifth War Bond Drive in 45 minutes, with their quota of $75,000 oversubscribed Tow tiny* before the drive starts." Signed, Sam Hamra, Fifth War Bond Drive chairman. I!y EKSKINB JOHNSON NKA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD—It's like old. times —only In technicolor and minus the temperament and the tiger spins. In other words, for those whose screen memories hark back a few years, Hollywood wears a strangely familiar air these days. The movie Idols of yesteryear are back—in full force. You meet them at every turn. The war has given (hem a new lease on life. They're back in circulation—and in greasepaint, it's like old home week In filmtown. Francis X. Bushman, n magic name in his da v and th e equivalent ol Clark Gable and Tyrone Power rolled Into one, is portraying the patriarchal Bernard M. Baruch In "Wilson," story of our World War I president. A casting director with a long memory recalled that Bushman, grown a bit portlier but still full of bounce, bore' a faint rescWancc to America's "Elder Statesman." Bushman was called In and promptly got, the important role. Tall and while-haired, the one-time Great Lover carries his 67 years lightly and assures all comers that 'he's good for the duration and quite a few year's thereafter. FliM GREATS RECALLED But Bushman is only one of a half-dozen or more film greats of other years who have been recalled lo duty In "Wilson." Matt Moore, another great star of the silent days, has the role of Albert S. Burleson, postmaster general, and Frank Mayo, who was high-voltage stuff at the boxofficc a generation ago, is James McReynolds, altor- nej' general. Bryant Washburn, another of the screen's immortals, is back in greasepaint at RKO. He was recently given a long-term contract there and ha s just completed an Important role in "The Falcon in Mexico." King aaggott, who easily belongs in any list of all-time movie greats, lias returned to harness at MGM after a prolonged retirement. Also at MGM is Billy Sevan, known to the preceding generation as one of the funniest men to flash from the screen. Four other famed, old time comic s are again up to their old tricks at Columbia—Harry Langdon, El Brendel, Andy Clyde and Slim Summerville. Quite a few of the old sirens arc back, too. Ruth Clifford has a moving role as a mother in the comedy-drama of the war, "In the Meantime, Darling." Mae Marsh, the ethereal beauty whom D. W. Griffith brought to greatness, is on the same lot. May McAvoy and Laura La Plante are back on the MGM roster of contract players. The sultry Pola Negri, who returned to Hollywood after a long sojourn in Europe, was seen again Hermondale News f iyton Fraser Kilburn, son of and Mrs. Warren D. Kilburn, celebrated his first birthday today at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Frazer. Six youngsters, Kenneth Frazcr, BobbyjJo Mellon, Mary Elizabeth Rhodes, Seharlottc Rhodes, Mfchicl Slaton and Joe Pyland, were invited to attend the party, when games were played during the afternoon, before refreshments of ice cream and birthday cake were served. Private Kilburn now is stationed in England. San Francisco has an old hitching post for horses with a space Inside to hold feed bags for the animals. Highesf Prices Paid For Cars & Trucks All Makes & Models GULF Service Station At 5lh Main Sis. —OR WE'I,r, SELL them for you for a small commission. Bring them in for all details. Open 7:30 Show Starts 7:45 Friday and Saturday The Stranger From Pecos' with Johnny Mack Brown nunfl Raymond Hatton SERIAL: "King of the Mounlics 1 Remember Francis X. Hushnum? recently in Ihc fihmisical. "Hi Diddle. Diddle." Ethel Barrymore, who hasn't been .seen on the screen for 12 years since she Joined forces with her two brothers to make "Raspu- tin," also has returned for Ihc role of Gary Grant's mother in "None But the Lonely Heart." Gloria Swanson, after several disappointing efforts at n comoc back, is reportedly ready to launch a production unit of her own soon. Mary Pickfortl, perhaps the greatest of all tlie feminine stars of silent days, is going ahead with her plans to produce pictures. As one veteran Hollywood producer pul it: "It's about time the screen rc-ciiscovercd the people who put Hollywood on the map." WARNING OIU1KR The defendant, Grace minis, is hereby warned to appear In the Chancery Court lor the Chickasawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas, within thirty (30) days, and to answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Dean Burns, and upon her failure so lo do, said complaint will he taken .._ confessed. Witness my hand as Clerk of the Chancery Court of Mississippi County, Arkansas and the seal of said Court, this 20lh day of May, 1044. HARVEY MORRIS. Clerk. By Doris Muir, D. C. 5|22-2D-Gi5-12 U J«« want 1» •**} m«r« !»» •Vinil SELL US TIIF. FURNITURI YOU ARE NOT USING for cmlh 1 Mio liberal InAe-ln alltiranw rt» ill fmml!nr»,»ii nrw WAI'TISTS MISSIONARY SOCIETY Twelve members of the Baptist Woman's Missionary Society met at Hie homo of Mrs. Dud Shanks for a Mission study and business meet- Ing- Mrs. Charlie Evans heard the continued scries of chapters from the Mission study, "Bible Stavurd- shlp" by Dr. J, E. Dlllard. Echoes were heard from the Southern Baptist Convention by Mrs, s, J. Smith and Mrs. c. B. Wood, followed by reports from Mrs. Byron o. Wllklns, president and Mrs. Lan Williams, who at- lo-nded the meeting ol the Norlh- n „ , Dislllct ' "I Blyllievlllc First Baptist church, recently. During the fellowship hour, Mrs. Shanks, assisted by her daiighter, Joan served a dessert course. • » • WESLYN CiUILO The meeting of the Weslyn Guild um . n '" e of Mrs - Thomas Dale Wliklns. with Mrs. Sam Conies as n rri ll j SSl ,!!' UCStlB ? "'K' 11 ™ s nt M, V ^inemui.rsi.nd.onovls- 1 V., W ; 5 Holul ' ot "»><> So- cly of Christian Service Stanford, led the •n AMn Rirdy Fun?. Co. Than* CHICKASAW West Main Near 21st St. Sat. starts 12:15; Sun. slarls 1:45 Night shows 5:45 Except Monday, opens G:45 Continuous shows Sat, and Sun. Friday and Saturday Double Feature "WEST OF TEXAS" with The Texas Hangers and "NO HANDS ON THE CLOCK" with Chester Morris & Jean Parker SERIAL: "The Adventures of tlic Flying Cadets." I>onald Duck Comedy Saturday Midnight Show Starts 11 P. M. The Mad Ghoul' Hubert Polfcr's STATE LINE PHILLIPS 66 Service Station * GAS & OIL * CIGARETTES * COKES & UHINKS (Bring Your Empty Boltles) Plenty of WOOD For Sale! MANUFACTURING CO. Thone 2911 uilii Turhnn Boy & Evelyn Ankers Sunday and Monday wilh Gil Stntton • fitbi F. Strickland j olle Afyog G<clr «« °J"l<wln • piftiltd br NORMAN • P,«f«,</ b r ARTHUR HiEED Paramount N'cws Short Sunday and Monday 'ONE FOOT IN HEAVEN with Frederic March & Jlarlha Scott Universal News Short: "Gay Parisian" NEW THEATRE Manila's Finest Shows Nightly at 6:30 MATINEEvS Saturday & Sunday »t 1 Friday 'MY BEST GAL' with Jane \Vitlicrs Serial & Short Saturday 'FRONTIER LAW with Kusscll Ilaydcn Serial ,t Short Luxora Society—Personal Saturday OWL SHOW 'ROSIE THE RIVETER' with Jane Frazce , Selected Short Sunday and Monday "PURPLE HEART" with D.IIIS Andrews * Richard Conic Fox News ,v Short iirograni | 0 plc, "Missionaries In Mexico", nssisicii by Mrs. Co:\lw> Hiving t)i c devotional, and discussions by Mrs, Itaid and Mrs. Um Williams, r lhe (jroup paused In silent prayer a s President Roosevelt rend Ills prayer for (he Invasion. A contest on "Our King" during the social hour was followed by n dessert course. • * • MJXOUA NIGHT muncii: CLUII Mrs. Eli/Jibcth Williams Silimiin played with the members of the Luxora Night bridge club Tuesday nlghl with Mr. nil,) Mrs, Snin Bowen as hosls. A .salad plate was served and prizes awarded to Mrs. Thomus R Hudson niirt Jesse Brown for hluh score. Miss Mnry Liuigmend, daughter of Colonel and Mrs. E. C. IJIUIB- mciul. of Washington, 13. c. has returned home Friday after H visit of 10 (toys with Miss Dllsy Hlll- inan. Miss Sillmnn accompanied her as far as Memphis. Miss Mnry Clny Bowen 1ms returned lo Blue Mountain CV>llcBO where she will iitlcnd Summer terms, afler several days visit wllli her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sum Bowcn. The Rev. and Mrs, S:im T. Muyo left Monday for WlmirlcM, IM.. where the Rev. Mr. Mayo will have headquarters while serving us Missionary from the liomu Mission Board ol Ihc Southern Baptist Con PAGE venllon inul tiio ixmlslium slate Convention. 'Ihc Rev. Muyo reslun- cct as paslor of (he Uixora Baptist church, after n paslurale here for I lie past 'JO months, effective June 1, The liuv. and Mrs, Muyo ciune to the l,uxoni church from the First liaptlsl church at Clutn, Ala. Mrs. Elloll Williams, accompanied by lirr |wo nieces (ho iMI.we.s Dorothy Aim and Frances Hostile, led Tuesday afternoon for a visit with her sister, Mrs. List IMmlston, and Mr, Kdmlstnn, at Louise, Miss. .Mis. J. ivnii Mlffllii mid diitiRh- Icr, lictlyc Sue, arc spending the Summer months wilh her sister, Mrs. W. 1)1 Terry, ami family, of Smackover. Ark. Miss Mnrgnrct Moffltl, who has been associated for the past several years with the Nntlonni unrlnl Association, of Memphis, Is now at home wilh her pmenls, Mr. and Mis. liss Moffllt, who ure Improved from (icrlona Illness of some mouths. Mrs. Jesse Hru'wn left Hominy nl- teriKxiu for a weeks visit wllh her slslcr, Mrs. D. N. Jutlson, of Memphis. Wnde Mcllonry Is visiting wllli her grandmother, Mrs. Mcllenry, at Cliirksdale. Miss. Mls» Ki'uiia'ti Held llowcn rc- timii>,| home Tuesday after a visit wllli Mrs, U, 13. Uulherford, a former nine Momitnlu College class mate, at liernando, Miss. New Liberty Newt Mr. niul Mrs. Hilton Slcphcnson >penl the weekend nt RlbrJdge I'enn,, with friends and relatives. Mr. mid Mrs. W. S. Aycock and Mins, Dale and Uobby, of I'anna, Mo., were the weekend guests of Mr. mid Mrs, J. M. Aycock niul family. Mr, mid MM. J. C Williams, Miss Kaye Williams and Hilly Williams spent Diu weekend at Trcuton, There nvc 20,000,000 widows In India. Tenn., with Mr. WUllsms parent*/ • ami other,'relatives, * • ^ •'• Mr. iinu Mrs, p, B. \Jarrett and Mrs. Edith Epperson and family spent Sunday at Catron, Mo, 'with' Mrs. Parker Casildy and 'family.*' W. S. Barber, of Milan, Tenn,, is ~, the guest of Mr. and Mrs D << Onrrclt. lieforq' his', Inventto'n of'" the' 1 , steamboat, Robert Fulton was "aT portrait painter. ' l , s Premium Wheat PLUS Fine Milling EQUALS Shibley's Best FLOUR - - - The flour that needs loss shortening! To The Employees Of Rice-Stix Factory OfBlytheville In view of the fact that the plant of the Rice-Stix Co., of Blytheville was paid for by the Business Men of this community and was brought to Blytheville for the one purpose of furnishing employment to Blytheville people, the following questions and answers are hereby brought to your attention. You, as employees of Rice- Stix, are asked to consider each one carefully before joining any organization which might jeopardize your position. QUESTION: Do I have to join a union in order to keep my job, if rho union is , successful in gaining a majority? ANSWER: No. No one has to join a union. Only in plants operated under a Closed Shop agreement do people have to join to keep their jobs Our mvstigation indicates that Rice-Stix has never had a Closed Shop agreement with any union. QUESTION: How will I be affected by joining a union? Will the union bo able to obtain higher wages for me? ANSWER: The wages paid by the Rice-Stix factory here are the same as those wagespaid in unionized factories in neighboring towns and are the HIGHEST wages authorized by the War Production Board for this type of work! Any increase in wages would have to be authorized by the War Production Board. Furthermore, in order to make an increase v '" Wa 9« s ' "»e Rice-Stix Company would have to be permitted to raise the price of its manufactured products, because it is a very under- v?SJ a i b J?Ki f r e A-r tl I a , t ^? BUSINESS WILL CONTINUE TO OPERATE VtRY LONG AT A LOSS. QUESTION: Does the organization of a union tend to aid in the development and growth of a factory? ANSWER: No. Our investigation indicates that in many cases, a lowering ACT? uchon '. resulHn 9 in 'ess work and lower wages has occurred AFTER factories have become unionized. QUESTION: Will our production rates be lowered if the factory becomes unionized? ANSWER: No. We have investigated this possibility and find that the production rates in use here are the same as those in use at other Rice-Stix factories. We also find that the production rates in use at the Blythc- vrfle factory are never raised unless the job is changed. QUESTION: Wilf the vacation plan now in use be changed in any way if the factory becomes unionized? ANSWER: No. Any change in this plan would have to be authorized by the War Production Board. The vacation plan in effect is one that insures every one a paid vacation provided they put forth a minimum amount of effort. Many unionized plants do not have any paid vacation clan whatsoever! Would you in view of the above facts, be justified in joining an organization that might possibly endanger the future of a municipal enterprise, that was brought to Blytheville by the contributions of Blytheville citizens to provide work for Blytheville people? This advertisement Is sponsored ami paid for by a group of Bljthcvillc citizens, each of whom donated a par! of Ihc $72,000.00 required to purchase and build ' the lUcc-Slix Factory.

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