The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 7, 1949 · Page 6
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PAGE SIX THE NATION TODAY— Marlow and Many Others All But Forget That This is Anniversary Of Sneak Attack by Japanese t Hj James Mallow WASHINGTON, Dee. 7. (,1',-Kight years HRO today I went |islni, B wifh an elegant gentleman named Cleveland Sessi.ms. lie Inn! a black mustache, a eciide manner, and a wonderful knowledge oj music and Elizabethan literature. We were both working in Ixjuisiana ilien. Twite :i wcel- we went -fishing together, spring summer, fall and winter. We knew the inyems around New Orleans the way some people know iliclr way mound their living rooms. $._ BLYTHEVFLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS It was beautiful back In the bayou country in the winter. The grass was down to a nub and we could see the mu.skrut mounds that had been hidden by the tall grass in the summer. And once in n while, miles up a bayou with no house in sight, we came across the broken and abandoned hut of a trapper. The ducks are cloun in winter and lay like a dark "arpct, thousands of them, on the quiet waters of the lagoons. Hut it was black bass we likeri and we let the ducks alone although sometimes we kicked over the outboard motor just to see them rise and RO. It was cold that day elelit years ago, down to around 35 decrees. as I remember. Around the afternoon u p c were. 4:1)0 back fishing camp and tied the boat to the dock. The little man — we never knew his name and all we knew alxjut him was that he worked for Sam. the rat man who owned the ciimp and rented boats — came down to meet us. We had no fish. The little man pointed to the clear water around bouts. "Perch." he said. "You didn't get any bass. You might get some perch." He had a pole with him. He and Cleveland and I fished till dark in the cold water. Then we walked up the road to the camp to get coffee. I-carn of Snc:iit Attack A radio was goins; on on the shelf beside the counter. Two other fishermen, strangers, were facilip; the radio, standing still. Sam was behind the counter, watching tjie radio. "A couple of coffees," <«e said. Sam put up his hand, palm out, to keep quiet. He pointed with his thumb to the radio. The announcer was saying something about the battleship Arizona beim; sunk. He said some more things. He said something about the Japanese attacking Pearl Harhor. "Coffee," I told Sam. "What's that business about the Japanese?" Cleveland and I weren't listening to the radio any more. We were taking off our swestcis "What's that stuff?" I said. Without looking at us, Sam said "that's facts he's telling u.s. The Japanese'attacked Pearl Harbor." One of the strangers turned around and looked at us. "That's the truth, Jack," he said. Suddenly we saw the tenseness in .Sam and the strangers. And suddenly/Cleveland and I kncvv it was true. ,The man on the radio pouring out more disaster. We look- ed.for the little man. He was behind the counter with Sam now. The radio announcer said the attack had happened hours ago. Many Fail to Kcinciiibcr "Did you know about this when you came down to the dock?" Cleveland asked the little man. "Yes." he said. "Why didn't you tell us?" Cleveland said. "I guess I just forgot about it," the litle man said "I: guess I was just thinking perch;" Cleveland and I went out nnrt got into the car and drove back to the city. How could anyone, then or eight years later, forget Pearl Harbor and Dec. 1? But last night when I sat dow — — —_ u ... D ..» ....^11 A j t \\. nuts Ir CAiimjuri^n OCt to write today's, piece, under to- lation of 500 OCO. , mi! ton, nrc. 7 dateline, I started out "Wash- n, nrc. 7 ..." And suddenly icmc'miK'red what day it was I stopped there arid went around asking a half dozen men: '"Von know wliat tomorrow Is?" Ench in turn said "Deuembei "you know what One by one anniversary it . — they said? No. Tearl Harbor," i .said. And one by one they said "it is at that" ' They were s,ur- fi>n;oticn, just as Kome of them were veterans. The last one f spoke to had served out "WRIST WATCH" — Time hang* heavy on the hand of Laura Uaronc of Elgin, III,, who finds this glan jewel-studded timepiece about, all she can carry. A local watchmaker ned the big watch, fitting it with precision movement and 0111- izc band the war in the Navy. He was doubly sin-prised lo think Dec. 7 was the anniversary of Pearl Harbor. He said he thought it was Dec. 5. Weather Bureau Warns that Real Winter is on Way CHICAGO. Dec. 1. .Al') — The U.S. Wealher Bureau today issued it-s Him gene-nil told wave warning of the sca.-:on lor the midwest as friaicl polar air moved southward out of Central Manitoba. The Bureau .said the midwcstern temperatures will range from 15 below in Minnesota to 20 above in southern Ohio. Strong northerly winds and ,sno\V Hurries over mast of the area will accompany the cold. The forecaster explained that the , - - ilay'.s hi^h points—iti a icversal of dark, search was conducted ami ihc body was found some lime later. A bullet had struek him jitst abnve the heart. An inquest was lo be held today. Missouri Farmer Is Killed White On Hunting Trip HONIPHAN, Mo,. Dec. 7. (AP) — Tony Bacon, aged about 00, rctiied I.eoni, Mo., farmer, was shot lo death while, deer burning near here late yesterday afternoon. It was the ! first deer hunting fatality In Mis' souri this year. The five-day hunting season opened yesterday morning. Bacon ha_s established a hunting; cam]) with his son, Ralph Varble, a [Leora merchant, and a gi-and.'on. I When he did not return to camp at . the usual procedures — were reached during the early moinint: hours in the area. The leading edge, of the (»ld passed over Chicago at 3:30 a.m. rcsT), and temperatures dropped three degrees in beginning their downward plunge. Bismarck. N.D., where 35 above was recorded yesterday at II a.m., dropped to Ihrec ulxive at 4 a.m. and was cnntinning down. "The. heart of the cold air is still to come," the forecaster said. "We look for it to move southeastward and stabilize with markedly lower temperatures all the way to the gulf." A storm center moved across Detroit- during the morning end headed east wilh a promise of three to six inches of snow for New York state. Snow flurries — "some will be pretty hard flurrira"— were promised for most of the midwest. Red-faced Policemen Pind Method of Joining Lodge CHICAGO - ..... I,?,— The forces of the law in this town crack dnwu from time to time on various kinds of gambling. The latest target is bingo. A tip came to the Shakespeare Ave. police station that sounded suspicious. A big binu-h of men had gathered in a hull. There was n peephole In tlie door. A guard if would not admit anybody who did- n|t know the password. Several squads drove to the address. burst into the crowded lint! and found themselves in the midst of a lodge meeting, \Orchestra Conductor Has Discord in Death WASHINGTON —tat— Dr. Hans Kmcllcr, former conriue-tnr of the Washington Symphony Orchestra requested In his will that fie be buried "prfererably on a hilltop." "I definitely do not wnnt my i body to be handled by nnrierlak- i ers, nor lo have it exposed aflel' I Ihe second day. ;ust a few bandaes : will be sufficient." he wrote. For ! music at his funeral he wanted the sloiv movement of the ?faydn Quartet in c majory (the Oypsvl. •and '"any of the belcr chorales of j Bach." I When he died .his funeral was arranged by undertakers, and Ihe music requested, was not played. j The Musical Art String Quartet, which he wanted to play. Is no longer in existence. Edinburgh. Scotland, has a popu- Health Officer Wants [Monthly DDT Spray I.;'; "KAN FRANCISCO — l.'i-t — Wlu,, .city health director Dr. J. C. Geitier ordered the janitor at the city hr-allh ccnlcr U> sprav Ihe balconies [.every month with DDT. he poslcd t this explanalion: v I ."We have plgcnn.v The pigeons sometimes carry psitlacosis. They j also carry miles, and, I rcfiiTl 'to say. lice. Once in a while T have an itch. Then f have lo scratch The spray, then-fore, is for everybody's protection around here, hilt mostly for my own." A DtFHRfNt Of GASOUKl fOK COLD MATHIX G»°linc. H's tnxl winter driving. Stepped-up Volatility means faster wartn-up,,. long mileage. ., /ess wasted gas! yrinler.RlmdrJ Phillips fX G^o. line is bhi,<tc<t ,lificrc,:lh for coir! weather. Ii's "pepped up" hy ai l,j. ing more of ilic valuable hij;h. volatility elements your car ncciU for winter driving. These high-Milaiilily cIcrnenM n assure faster warm-up. They help prevent fuel waste. Yon en(<>)• hcner aU-ariinnil performance under the conditions of winlcr driving. Fill up today with ITYn/rr- Rltni/tJ Phillips 66 Gasoline al any station where you see the orange anrl black Phillips 66Shicld: 6S GASOLINE rial Boyle's Column—• Opera Star Helen Traubel Turning Talents to Fiction Hy Cynthia l.imry (l-'ur Hal lloj'le) NEW YORK—M'j—It \s only fall- to warn rnystry .story publishers that Heten Traubel Int. 1 ; dedtifd to yet into the writing game. Miss Traubel is a singer. She is a Wagnerlan star of (he Metropolitan Opera Company. There arc many who say she is the best singer In the world. She also possesses one of the loudest, most infectious laughs cx- 'tant and a frightening love of practical jokes. She absorbs detective stories the way opera stars are reputed to demolish whipped cream pastries. She has now completed her first detective story, a 5,500-worrt liler- at'y liors d'ocnvre designed to whet appetites for her major opus. The first novel is entitled "The Ptomaine Canary.' and what n psychiatrist would make n[ it bodes ill for other suspense novel writers. She Is determined to call her second novel. "The Past Mortem of Mortimer Post," which Rives you an idea. Miss Tranhcl is having her first work printed privatelv; 25 conies limp leather. Suit.iWIy aulo- ?rnplieit, they will be sent as Christmas iiresonts to Intimate friends. She's Critic Too To facilitate reviews, Miss T. has wriiten lier nan criticisms in advance, and wil] include them on a fly leaf. She has Hie Saturday- Review of Literature proclaiming: 'Three cheers for this high tension yarn ..." Pi'iu'da. she alleges, calls it "upper class propaganda." Newspaper I reviews arc confined merely to "Ye.s!" "No!" and "Desl detective story of the .season." Roughly, and the word is chosen well, the plot concerns a Metropolitan opera star with an enormous laugh who adores detective stories. Her nianaiicr-husband Invites all the nation's top mystery- story writers like Erie Stanley Gardner. E'llery Queen, ficx ISotit. to a parly at their home. There transpires an event Involving a trained canary which renders unconscious al] the murder-ls-fun craftsmen. There is » strong, silent, red-headed police lieutenant named Sam Qucntin who finally deduces that Hrunhlldc Wagner, our heroine, just wanted to lake all the nation's detective story writers out of circulation long enough to give her n chance to have "Mortimer" published. Seven Weeks Toil "Oh, I don't know," said the author, with a careless gesture. "It came to me—(lie end of it. So I wrote- that, and then I wrote the front end later. I stinted the first of October on tour and it only took me seven weeks. "You may tell them . . . "her arms swept'out in a W:<giierian embrace "You may tell them that T am very serious abou the writing art." William Bass, Miss Traubel's manager and her husband, cast a loirg eye at his wife. "What really happened to Helen is that she used to be able to guess who done it early in the book. She hasn't, been such a smarty-pants lately, mid she wrote this one so she could fisurc out what happened before the last couple of pages." She silenced him with a glance. "I have read tons of detective stories," she said, "and I have come 10 certain conclusions I like simple killings and many ot them, and 1 think I like the murders done with a. sun, not rare poisons or my art, L 1 ^: m:u> i-'on cnirj) ABANDON; iilKNT— Mrs. Mabel Swanson, 2li, Chicago, is being held in county Jail at Cincinnati, Ohio, on a charge of child abandonment. Referred by court to probation department, Mrs. Swanson told court police officials she doesn't know how her G-month- old child came to be under a parked automobile in a downtown parking lot. She told officials she returned to her home in Chicago utter giving , the child to a Detroit couple lust I June 2. She said the couple gave her S8 for bus fare to Chicago. (AP Wlrephoto). WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER T, 1549 Ex-Bad Boy Mayor Returns To Rule City with Old Zeal a hypodermic containing air. I like plain uncomplicated characters who kill beeall.se of circumstances, not because they have father complexes or childhood frustrations. "And I like to have tn.y detective In members o! the police force, not one of these dillettantc Investigators. You may say that Sam Quentin will remain through all of my books." 'Come on, Perry Mason," Mr. Bass said, holding "out a fur coat." "You've got a rehearsal now." NKWIlURYPOflT. Mass., Dec. 1. (/t'i— Andrew J. "Bossy" Gillis. onetime 'bad boy mayor" of this seaport, city, came back after six straight setbacks to regain the mayoralty—"slowed down some, but still no diplomat." Gitlis. who amazed Newburypnrt residents with his antics during his three previous terms, yesterday defeated Mayor John M. Kelleher who was seeking his fifth consecutive term. In one breath, the -nee red- haired but now graying 52-year-old amis, insisted he was "too old to net as enthusiastic as I used to 22' years aco." In the next breath he belied his lack of enthusiasm. "I'm (hen going to give the highway department quite a shellacking and there arc going to be some new faces in city hall." The ilamnoyuni nllhia station owner first gained notoriety while serving his first term as mayor In 1323 He was sentenced to two] months in jail for cutting down elm I trees to make an entrance for his gasol.ne station. He carried out the city's affairs from his cell. Once he climbed In a second story window'of the city's new high .schoii] to make an inspection because the school committee refused to give him a key. On another occasion he indulged his sense of humor by ordering a pnlx'cman who worked against his clectinn to ride an aged horse, living out its last few years at the cHl "' Arkansas Forest Fighters Getting Well Earned Rest LITl-LB ROCK. Dec. 7. (AP) — Arkansas forest the fighters have ' had a chance to catch their breath -but they're hoping t he y wora have to me Uicir "second wind." Although light, general rainfall yesterday reduced the fire hazard- three small fires near El Dora "o' being the only ones reported, It was the first break forestcra had Ipd since early November when the worst outbreak of Arkansas forest fire.s in about 12 years began The la.st sood rain was in October' and the state's woodlands were described as "ixnvrtcr kegs." Thousands of fires burned over choice timbcr- lar.d and inflicted millions of dollars in damage. Assistant forester R. M, Henrv said continued rain would be "a big help." There are about 180 species ot holly of which about a dozen grow in the United States. RECTAL DISEASES A SPECIALTY DRS. 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