The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 10, 1944 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, June 10, 1944
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BLYTHEVILLE* (ABK,); COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 1944 THK ILYTHBVfUJt GOUBXRR NJWB • •' nfll OQORIB Him OO. BAUDZL P. MORRIS, BUtor A. OATKK8, Oo; new Twk, CUM**, D»- M Hoond due matter at tb» port- tt Bljthevllle, Arbmju, Under act at Oa»October », 1817. flerred by ttw ' BUB8ORIPTION RATES BT 'carrier rn the ctty of MythwlSto, veefc or We ptr 'month. - BT noli, within t radius ol 40 mile*, jetr, (2.00 for six months, $1.00 for Uin« aj null outeW* 60 mile tone 110.00 ft* p»7»bl« In advance. per Who Speaks for France? As the clay of France's liberation approaches, who can • speak for France in the councils of Ihe liberators? What Frenchman, with the confidence of his .countrymen and the best interests of his country at heart, can aid and advise the American and British governments in the civil difficulties that will follow closely the military problems? The obvious answer would seem to be General de Gaulle, But that answer has never satisfied those two governments, and it seems unlikely that it 'ever will. Geneva! do Gaulle was to meet Prime Minister Churchill, to he sure. Yet Mr. Churchill, in the same speech that announced the meeting, repeated his doubts that the French Coinmittee of National Liberation (now by its own decree the Provisional Government of the French Republic) represented the French people. - It would be interesting to know if reasons other than those stated are behind the persistent Anglo-American refusal to recognize General de Gaulle, except as head .of the French troops now fighting with the Allies. Is 'it pique at his triumph over the Allied choice for head of the French government-in-exile? Have they another candidate in the offing? Are there•unrevcal- ed facts or suspicions that count against the general? General de Gaulle has made his share of mistakes. But on the basis of evidence available to the public, he is the best man on hand. He labored in vain to prepare the French army for this war over the defeatist opposition of Petain. He has promised not to perpetuate himself or his government in power once France is liberated. And-the French people seem to want him. It is significant that there was no' popular protest from North Africa or metropolitan France when General Giraud faded out of the picture. From what can be learned from underground newspapers and from the few persons coming out of France, General de Gaulle's popularity there is growing. Opposed by America and British, and denied the usual machinery of a political buildup, he would seem to have achieved his present stature through his past reputation and the French people's present faith in his ability and intentions. Surely the French patriots deserve consideration. They have endured with little complaint the tragic necessity of civilian deaths in the Allied air war against their conquerors. They have hidden, clothed and fed our flyers, and helped them to escape. They have suffered brutal reprisals. These are the people who apparently want General de Gaulle to represent them until they can choose their own leaders. They cannot be blamed if they ' have begun to question why the Allies so. stubbornly oppose that wish. Let's Get Organized On the east coast the Navy suddenly ordered some '9000 Brewster Aeronautical Corp. workers to lay off because there was no work for them. On the west coast, at the same time, the Navy needed 3000 workers to lvel[> finish a big naval construction job. It only could find 30, in spite of offers of free transportation and temproary housing, and the help of the A. F. of L. in a inilion-witle recruiting campaign, Even though we don't pick up workers anil transport them where they're needed in this country, the incident hints at.bad planning. There is no rete- ord thut possibly willing and qualified workers among the Brewster jobless even knew of this other Navy work. Here is a discouraging sample of what may happen often as the war draws nearer its end—unemployment at one end of the country iiiul unfinished work at the other—unless the left hands start letting the right .hands know what's going on, in the Navy and elsewhere. May It Shed Its Rays for Many More Centuries .' Literary Sidelight A visitor to General Eisenhower's office : ,porls that the Allies' supreme commander has only two books on his desk, "The Soldiers' and Sailors' Prayer Book" and "Hitler's Generals." There is something very direct, very confidence-inspiring in the general's choice of reading. It bespeaks an uncluttered mind absorbed in essentials. As another vigorous and successful general named Oliver Cromwell once advised: "Trust in God and keep your powder dry." SIDE GLANCES •"I wish you'd slop agreeing wilh ine every time 1 make n tl, Henry—arc you Iryyigfo a void an argument?^ i •THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson- Legislated Comfort Any thinking, feeling man knows that a coat and tie in the heat of summer is uncomfortable nonsense. He quickly sheds both in the privacy of his home or in the accepted pursuit of leisure activities. But convention decrees that for business he must bind his neck with a piece of starched linen, further encircle it with a stifling piece of knotted colored goods, and protect his steaming torso from healthful sun and cooling breeze with an enveloping garment. The wiser and more successful a man is, it seems, the more he respects convention. Comfort and good sense count as nothing against it. But even move than 'convention ho respects a wise and beneficial law. That is why the bill, introduced in the Louisiana stale legislature, to prohibit the wearing of coats nnd ties-from June to October (except for weddings and church) is not as wacky as it sounds. • SO THfT SAY STATE IW THE U.S., WITH 8.61 INCHES , ANNUAL RAINFALL/ LOUISIANA is werresr, WITH 55. U INCHES. HAWAIIAN ISLANDS ARE CLASSED IN WHICH OF THESE ISLAND ASSEA\BLA6ES HAVE T1IE HIGHEST BOW TEAtPERAII'MS ~ .OF ALL CREATURES .,. VBI 104 TO MO j>\ DEGREES FAHRENHEIT. S ,\ ANSWER Polynesia. NEXT: What tempm the climalc of Florida? now picture. . . "John," Henreid said, "I have to kiss Hecly for a scene tomorrow. I liope you v;on't be jealous." Loder replied: "Nol a bit. old boy. not a bit. But I am worried about her next picture." •'Next picture?"- asked Henried, "Yes," t said Lodcr. Gregory Peck. He's a than you are." "She kisses lot younger The Chinese art of carving jade i s known to have originated before the year 2000 B. C. 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Crowley. * » • Religion still holds the key to the greatest human problems, and certainly to man's understanding of man.—President Everett Case of Colgate U. • * * I do not entertain the feeling or the fear that when this war Is ended the war powers conferred upon the President will be retained longer than Is absolutely necessary and I say that without regard to the personality of the president or the political party lo which he belongs.—Sen. Alben Barkley of Kentucky. BY KRSKINE JOHNSON I NEA Staff Correspondent Hedy Lamarr can cook, too. We got it straight from an inside source —the gent she cooks for. It happens only once a week, though.' But 50 million gents would be willing to starve all week, no doubt, If they knew Heriy would whip np their groceries on Sunday nights. Alter all, there are 52 Sundays every year. And 52 Sunday nights with Hedy Lamarr cooking on the Iront burners—gosh! It was only Tuesday—four days to go until Sunday—but John Lodei wasn't starving. He was spreading chopped liver on toasted French bread, drinking sauterne \vlnc mlv- ed with an equal part of soda water, and telling us just how wonderful Mrs. John Loder is every daj of the week. "Every Sunday night after my radio show." he said. "I come home and Hedy cooks dinner. She's t wonderful cook. We eat. In the kit Chen—by candlelight." or course, hi was doing to us what Sinatra's song do to the bobby seekers. We just sa there and took H. Some guys hav all the luck. If his new picture, "The Bright- )ur Boarding House with Major Hoople Out Our Way By J. R. Williams I KKJOVJ M.V RIGHTS .' rtu SETTLE TOR. *5O C/V514, OR.T'LL THE COPS A.ND MM VlORD,8kY.TeR.'H£\VEVOU tfO FWROTIC FERMOR ? BEFORE START WHAT'S THIS GAG? THE PApeR STRIPS PASTED OM tXJR WltOPOW BU(OD--SOME KIND Of MODERN ART? KMOW WOT TO CAUL PER ME OF ^OUR PUNV TOMKVO PLANTS, W.LTHE GOLD \M FORT VC.KlOy:/-~-X'LL. OTHER Hoes, RtMveWBER. 16KMOER. VJN9, TVV& LOSING PITCHER.' THINK ]'M COMMA, HAVE FUKJ. OUTDOORS A&MKiTlLU ' S(iO\U PLIES ! . .WHY MOTHERS GET GRAV Strangler," helps his film carcci v s mnch as he thinks it will, Lodei ontinucd, Hedy will retire from ho screen for n couple of years nd "we'll have two children riglv way." At this moment, quite acciden ally, we discovered that Loder jus an't stand the way women drcs. Hollywood. A blonde star walkcc where we were lunching. Sh vas wearing a beict and a snooc Vhy, that's like weaving one brow ;hoe and one black shoe. Ugh!" IK'S SKCUKITY CONSCIOUS Although Lodcr affects the la dies, they tell us, much the sam way Hedy affects the males, 1 doesn't want to play romantic role 'The character actors," he sal 'last much longer." There's only one romantic par :ie'd like — that's opposite Hcd 'We're going to do that and the I'm going to become a charact man. But I keep telling Hedy \ better hurry—before I get too olc His age? "Forty-six," he said. .. Loder has been doing all rig on the screen lately. He was gre in "Old Acquaintance." But h n little embarrassed abont t titles of his current three films. "The Hairy Ape." "Abroad With Two Yanks," and "The Brighton Stri-nglcr." "It sounds awful," he said, "when they reel 0(1 those titles on the air every Sunday." "The Brighton Strangler." he's convinced, is the greatest chance he's ever had. It's a story about an actor who plays a murderer In a London stage play for 365 performances. Night before the play closes, the theater Is hit by a bomb nnd the actor suffers a head Injury. Next thing he knows he's roaming all over England, committing murders, just like he did in the play. And there's a sock finish. Lodcr was the youngest combat officer in the British army during the last war. was captured by the Germans and spent nine months In a German prison camp. Later he served with the British military mission to Berlin. THE KISSING SITUATION Being Hedy Lamarr's husband, we Imagined, has Its drawbacks. Hearing night club nv c.'s, for instance, and radio comedians always talking about Hedy as their dream girl. Loder said they seldom went to night clubs and he didn't get mad at radio comics. It was funny the other day, though, he said. He met Paul Henrctd, who has been making screen love to Hedy In tv Spring and Summer T U N fc' - U P Save Gasoline ... Save Tires. Gel All-round Better Performance! T-1. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler Dealer Parts A Service 121 W. Alh Phone z D.P.LI 4 Cottonseed 1 3-32 to IVs Inch Stoplo Early Variety ALSO ARKSOY SOYBEANS 2913 See Dell, Ark. Phone 635 EARL MAGERS NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS Termites may be^ ruining your property. Call m* fo* check-up without cost or obligation. • BATS, SHOE AND ROACH CONTROL GUARANTEED WORK H. C. BLANKENSHIP 809 E. Kentucky Phone ZJ5i AcetyleneWelding : '• . • '•• Electric Weiding * Cold Welding Best Equipment—Best Machinists—Best AVork Delta Implements, Inc. . SUMMER CLASSES in PIANO - ORGAN and VOICE I —Schedules now lieinj arranged Mrs. DALTON C. FOWLSTON, B.A.. M.S.M. Former New York Organist anil Teacher Write Mrs. Fowlslon 1101 Cliickasawba or Phone 2049 HIT THE RIVET/SISTER!£ 'Ann Pendletori C.>rrrl K lit, l(un, UnnVll, Olilributi-U, JU4-J, .MCA Sc i». Inc.; The rca!-li/c adventures o/ n socielu girl who goes (o work tit a war -plant. "HIT IT!" VII T/"ERRY KRAFT has been hav- A ing its face liflc/.i, its hair marcelled and its body streamlined. Tool has gone (I never knew what Tool did), Small Paris has gone and, alas, Detail Inspection. (Gooclby, Gerl; goodby, all those of you who bore with me when I was green and new!) In their places is o madhouse of unfamiliar jigs, of workmen laying track, tearing it up and laying it again, find, have quite a gift for vivid phrase. Ami my fellow-workers, now, arc no longer girls but "fellers," for I am at last out of Bench and on the Lines. On the line which makes the stabilizers for the new plane, the "X-O." At last I am a riveter. * * * AT Simpson's, on the day when we first met rivets, I was, incredible as it now seems, not only entirely ignorant of what riveting might be, but hardly sure what a rivet itself was. I remember looking curiously at the round- headed, short and unpointed nail —flve-ihirly-secomls of an inch in diameter, not quite half an incli your partner holds a bucking-bar ' (a hand-size piece of steel) against the protruding shank ot the rivet, yon take your rivet-gun (at Simpson's, your "pneumatic vibrator," please). Into the muzzle of your gun you fit a "set," the end of which is shaped to cover the rivet-head; you hold the set firm on the rivet, pull the trigger. Presto! the shank has squashed itself down into a flat "head" mi. your par'.ner's side. ' ft This, they explained to us at Simpson's, was the procedure. ) Now we would try it; and the classroom echoed with an explosion of violent rat-tat-tats accompanied by an explosion of girlish hricks and a third explosion ot Iropped bucking-bars. A rivel- ;tm is an alarming little machine intil you become accustomed to it. * 5 * T Simpson's we were taught an of. little knots ot Inspectors and | long. The only rivets I had ever Engineers gabbing over enormous blueprints. Kerry Kraft has got a new contract. Kerry Kraft is going to build, not just more parts of planes lor somebody else, but its own complete, invincible, totally assembled fighter. They've done them before, but only in a small way. Now it's "big-time" stuff, assembly line sluff, real Production. It doesn't mean just one line, to assemble the plane itself; it means a line for each part: fuselage, ,\ving, tail, fin, rudder, aileron, : elevator. Then the final assembly; all tlic parts, each completed on its own line, coining together— half a dozen planes being assembled all at once. Not all of Ihese lines arc starling off from scratch. They've already been making the wings and stabilizers, the fins and control- surfaces, and all that is really new is the fuselage and the fitting ot these various pieces together to make a finished plnne. It's, as i planes go, a little thing, but it ; takes up a lot oC room and, in order lo arrange the component :lincs in some semblance of a pat- itorn, everything is topsy-turvy. Jin the shop, they express it differently. . My . ie)Jo\v-workers, .1 A rivet-gun is an alarming little machine until you become accustomed lei it. before been aware of were large red-hot spikes that men tossed to each other on the girders ot a new building. Did these have to be made red- hot, I wondered? They don't. Aluminum rivets (or, more correctly, aluminum alloy) are driven cold. The metal may appear to be hard as nails but it is, in reality, soft enough so that it can be-flattened by an ordinary hammer. You drill a hole; you pul a rivet in it; while ATSi....-- -'•*- elaborate code of taps which, ere assured, was used by all •ivcting teams as their only way oE >. communicating with each other. > You'll find it in all the textbooks and perhaps riveters somewhere do use it. At Kerry Kraft, when e buckcrs want to say "More" we don't tap, we say "More," and- when we want to let our gunners know lhat they have made the! thing loo fiat we express ourselves much more forcefully than; by using taps. : And wlKn we are ready when' the rivet is in its hole, our bar against it set for the gunner to gun, we yell, "Hit it!" "Hit it!". There's a certain unvarying inflection to it, a certain pitch to the voice, be it that of a man or girt.' It has something of the same. quality as the "Go!" which se'*|' oft runners. "Hit ill" "Hit it!" Aif / up and down the lines that's what: you hear: "Hit it!" and the in-' slant, sharp, incredibly fast and 5 incredibly noisy hammering o£! the gun. \ That is riveting, when you'vo; got a good rivel-leam, who've' worked together and know cachr other's "slyle." That is riveting] when you're- "knockin 1 'cm out"* and when everything is "on the beam," okay and movin'. That is; riveting, Hie "glamor job" p£ air-| craft, V».-y^.(To Be Continued)' \

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