BLYTHiiiVILLS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THfi COURIER NEW3 CO, H. W. RAINES, Publisher SAMtJELF. NORHIS, Editor • JAMES A. OATENS, Advertising Man&ger Sole National Advertising Representatives: .Wallace Witacr Co,, New York, Chicago^ D«> trait, Atlanta, Memphis. ^ : Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post^ ' office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Cop- qress, October 9, 1(117. : " Served by the tjnlted Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES jBy carrier In the city of Plylhevlllo, 2Qc per week, or 85c per month. ' • . By mall, within a radius of 40 miles, fl.OO per year, 52.00 tor six months, $1.00 for three mouths; , by mail .oulslde 50 mile zone, $10,00 per year payable In advance. Manpower Delay ."S'hal lias Become of (lie call of (li<? President and .the judgment nml reasoned pleas ol General Marshall and Admiral King?" Secretary of War Stim- sjQii asked in his Broadcast appeal for a national service law. "Will those who have Inwlcd to these men the lives of J2,000,OflO citi- xens in .uniform," he conliiuied, "at the eleventh critical hour deny to them the strength they say they need to bring this conflict to a close, with the saving of as many men, as many lives, as possible?" These are not rhetorical qnestigna. Mr. Stimson obviously wants information. So do many others. The answers, which have IOIIK rested with Congress, rest for the moment with the Senate Military Affairs Committee. Senator O'iUalioney has charged Mr. Stimson with giving an "iiiiljalnneed impression" of the manpower situation. He says that "our soldiers have not iicen let down,by the people on the home front." But what exactly does (hat mean? Does it mean that we are producing up to capacity, that we are providing our forces and our Allies with every thing required of us, thai we are building up a war-goods stock pile for (he bigger operations to come? Does it mean that the war is progressing at its maximum possible speed? Does it mean that not a life has been lost, since the first dark days, for want of a gun or a shell or a plane? We doubt that the' senator meant all that. Absenteeism and labor turnover have been with us since the war started. So have manpower hoarding, industrial inefficiency and bad 'distribution of labor. Last July the President asked Congress for a national service law. The request was tentative and to use one of Mr. Roosevelt's favorite words, "iffy." Congress can't be blamed too much for not having put it at the top of the agenda. But last month the President requested such a law again. This time Jl was urgent, with no strings attached. Congress has heard a lot of testimony since then. Mr. Stimson and Mr Forreslal, General Marshall and Admiral King, \VPB Chairman Krug and olhcrs have echoed the President's plea. Rep- t(fi?M a ^^ S '? f . ol > r ?f nii!cd business and Vf§ftperiot/gtf evidence and advice have been gathered to make a verdict possible. If the Senate is convinced (hat our excellent production record is the best we can do, and whqlly adequate, then it should have the courage lo kill the May bill. But if it has aiiy doubts, then it should enact some legislation to deal effectively with what our military leaders insist is literally a life-and-death emergency. Typical of America, the n«d Cross doe,, not serve only t hcsc who co,,^,,,, (o u serves at], ,«-ithov,t distinction of race, creed' o color.-Gen. Joseph Stilwell ''Emotional Regimentation' In a recent sermon, the Rev. Harry Emerson Posdick was .speaking of the dangers of "emotional regimentation." When things go well the national spirits go soaring; n military reversal and we get a case of countrywide blues. Differences between this country and its Allies depress us on a transcontinental scale; the Crimea Conference an- aniiouncement is a cause for general action. The country also seems to bo suffering from a mass determination to KC( this war over with as quickly a.s possible, and to join in an international 01- gani/ation for enduring peace. Maybe (hat's emotional regimentation. Hut it's also known ns national unity. K*>rc4 piuui «t •dlterUb turn M h M •dOM*M ( ment *r to. ten* to tk* *»»><• Does Arkansas Want More Wrecked Marriages? The Buchanan marriage ; l>lir.s vital provision —n Ihrce-dny waiting period between notice of intention ami Hie telling of (he license—lias been approved by overwhelming' 'majorities in both Home niul Senate. But opponents have mnnngcd to delny .the vote on final passage, and a compact minority has succeeded in detcating the adaption .of the 'emergency clause, which means tlmt (his greatly needed law could not take effect for SO days. Meanwhile a Little Rock lawyer 1ms been moved 1o say of a recent divorce case in Pulnskl county Chancery Couit that If the three-day lnw had been in effect "this couple would never have entered into their mistaken marriage." H Is reasonable lo believe, and there is evidence to suggest, tlmt over the years many another mistaken marriage would never hnvc been entered Into, ami found Us way Co the divorce court, If Arkansas's ninrringc laws Imd required a waiting period. Hoiv ninny more wrecked marrlayes does the legislature want? If impulsive, ill-considered, ill-omened marriages should be stopped at nil, shouldn't they be stopped at the earliest possible inomenl? —ARKANSAS GAZETTE. tOTHPf SAY . We will mnke no effort to restore German Industry and no food will be brought into the country iintl! their own supplies sink beiow the level at which n race cnn exist.—LI. Col. Joseph L. Cnnby, 1th Army G-5 officer. » * * If things go on as they are doing in India, the victory thai the Allies will have will tic only so-culled, because they will also haye India anil other nations in the same plight Weeding at their feet.—Mohandas' K. Gnmlhl. * • .* The Luzon tattle is longhl for very hi !( h slakes. If Jnpim is to survive and play a "leading role in world affairs, she must snatch victory in Mils war.—Tokyo broadcast. We have every reason to hope that the San . Francisco Conference wll! mark one of the really great steps In mankind's efforts to crratc for itself BJ world of law and order.—Undersecretary I of Sfatb [Joseph p. Grew. ; : '.•' v•'/.:•!'•.''•. -• • •»'•-, " '• ' - ' If we let the Japs negotiate a pence now and do not demrjicl absolute and unconditional .surrender we will be commuting (he greatest crime In the history of our country.-AOml. William P. flalscy Jr. \Var criminals ir.ust be dealt with because they are proved to be war criminals, not because they belong to n rat? led by a maniac into war -Henry Ward Deer, president Federal'Bar Association of N'eiv York. \Vc taw those tanks with German Infanlry sitting tall in the saddle, pretty as you please We banged off those infantry like silting ducks Then we ran like hell before those tanks could eel at us.-Ptc. Frank A . Lawrence of Portsmouth, Va., in Germanv. SATURDAY. STOKUARY 2-), in^in COPft. jgli BY HH SIBViCC, lljj.'t. H. PEC, U. S. PM. OFT. "It's peculiar bow few things I've, bad the matter with ; me since the doctor told me llatly be didn't have time to I sec me iiiot-c ilitui twice a month for the duration!" ' • THIS CURIOUS WORLD AT THE OUTBREAK OP THERE WERE MORE THAN J OO,OOO MU.ES0f INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARIES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. COPS. IMS BY NEA SERVICf. INC T. M.REG.U. S. TAT. OFF. CATRE THIEVES/WE KNOWN AS Planting Time !s in Full Swing in the Pacific Announcements The Courier News has been authorized to .announce the following candidacies for the Municipal Election In April. Municipal Judge GEORGE ,W. BARHAM OSCAR ALEXANDER Real Estate—Farm Lands City Property & Rental Services. 107 West Main Sh OF THE SLJ&AR PINE A\AY GROW TO LENGTHS OF ANSWER: Cattle rustlers. NEXT: First game of nlgiit baseball. En Hollywood lly KHSKINK JOHNSON StafT CorrcspolHlenl T,r*r , -,,1,^^,^ ^ , , . J v "'t«'^ um.i.11 sv.Ja UIIUCIUF AIUUtlLMl HOLLYWOOD. Feb. 24—Today Leiscn's idea. He could drape clothes we yivc you the new Dorothy La on a stcpladder and on the stcp- ° ~~ • — "••••' ^-" u <" <> ftn.-i>iiiiHici anti on me sicp- monr. Will) affidavits to prove, it. 1,-uldor they would look good. He's (Except'a conp'li _. ... ... ctkics. Arturo de Cordova and Pat Knowies.) She DOESN'T wear a sarong! She's human! "It's wonderful." Dottic said, shivering in a topless evening dress as scanty as those sarongs which she mailc as Uncle Sninmish as hnn\ anrl eggs. ••fmafime ME with dialogue! And lots of clothes! And singm;; the "Lucia di Larnmcrmoor' sextet number! I've always been a Tetraiaini in the bathtub but I never thought they'd put my bathtub voice on the screen." She was standing l>csidc a swimming pool on the S10.000 super- liacienda set Paramount had built for "MnsniirriuU.' in Mexico." (lie movie in which Dottic will con- I fuse the movie customers by tnas- I fi'ieradhiK with clolhos oil and with a brand-new voice. 11U1OI1T IllKA Our Boarding House with Maj.Hoople OutOurWay By J.~R. Williams •WELftsTTifAfcVoij ,,^ HERE i RECALL YOU AT_ EueKMTi-tiNlG BUT T^e f WAITED FRUIT/— WELL, / tX>M'T BLAME ME ' PER BEIM' ^ SUCKER IM e/XTiN' IT--BECUZ: YOU GUVS WECt SLCKECS SUCH A, CH1CKEKS, WITH NOTH1M' QUT ON TV\' DOME --MOT TO MEMT1OM YOUC COOK1W ABtUTV.' BOY. DOM' THESE HIKES 'OUT IM TH' COUMTRV < GIVE A C5Uy A \VOMP6RFUL IT ML) 57, BECAUSE HE'S EATING THE BARIC OFF A PIECE OF DEAD TREE LIMB THAT FELL THE , PAN.' / SETS MS A FI&WT, VJM-tZ- HOUSEWORK, MRS. TXJviNi AMD -I'LL VJEDSE A FEW ,. C PLAW . \ PC03ECT5 WAFFLES UsJOER. , THE *DEM>~PMA' PuttiiiB dollies on movlctoivn's jungle (luceii WHS Director Mitchell is getting the same kind of clothes treatment as Ginger <lki. It was nlso Lciscn's idea to send Doiiie into the musical slratosphero —10 notes nlxive the 53 flat which Ims been rcgnrdccl as Ihc top of her ningc. But. it \vas a fellow in the music department, Arthur Franklin, who discovered that Dottic had an operatic high soprano. How this happened sounds like a press agent's dream, hut it's true. One morning; in (lie music department Dottic did a murderous liifih-voiced impersonation of Washington, D. c.. society matron she had met. Then she went into a routine of how- the woman would sound .singing opera. AWAY 111' THKKK Franklin was amazed. She was hitting » above C. That was a couple of years aso. The studio has linen wanting to let her hit the high notes ever since, but this is the nrst time they could be worked into a script. Director Leisen was worried when Dottle gave him a preview of her coloratura soprano Iwfore the picture started. "Nobody will Ijolievc it," he said. "We'll bo accused of dubbins in someone else's voice." The publicity department came to his rescue, setting the studio legal department lo draw up affidavits for the sworn testimony of reliable witnesses thnl they "'did hear and witness Dorothy Lamonr reach the nnte of D above high C." Between the singing, putting on clothes, learning to dance a Fic- Buino number with Billy Daniels and learning dialog—"they never let me say anything In those jungle pictures"—Dottic confessed (lie studio was working her hard. 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ATI nr- (liinlnfuni 1 '* ft-IK Ki-»-i!crlrr tlinl <;i'nrjIP Siinil N tin- most ]iu- (orJuus «uj)i:m In I'jiri*. S * * XVIII THE LETTER TOZEF ELSNER'S hands trcm- *' bled. He could not steady them even to manipulate n simple knot in the scarf about his neck. It was the night of Frederic's concert at the Salic Floyd. "I'm going crazy," lie said, folding and unfolding the scarf. "Here, let nic do it." "Please, Frederic, hurry. .We can't be lale." "Stand still, Professor." "—Tch, tch. Of course. Take your lime. What arc we hurrying about? Promise me one thing." "I'll promise you anything. Whal shall it be tonight?" "Frederic, be calm. How do you Xecl?" , "Calm." "—That's if; don't worry about anything. Everything will pass over. How did you say you felt —nervous?" , "Not in the least." ; "Exactly. There is nothing to be nervous about. Why should • you bo nervous? Very silly. But why should I tell you tliat? Ho' do you feel?" "Never belter, Professor." "—Humph. Well, that wilt all blow over." Frederic tied Jozct Eisner's scarf in a bow. i "—Teh, tch, don't stand there! • Get dressed! Have we got all • night?" Frederic went to his o^-n room j to continue dressing. . Jozef Eisner called: "Frederic!" 1 "—Yes! I'm dressing." "Don't forget, tonight Louis Pleyel will hear you—yes, and Franz Liszt—and everybody who '•" 1 " J " : " ""•'- So if you J is anybody in Paris. i arc nervous V .A. knock- <w (ho door inler- him. "—Come in! Who is it? I'm jiisy—no time—" Madame Mercier, the landlady, opened the door and looked in. "—I'm clothed, Madame. Come in. What is it? If' it is not im- ! :jorlanl—" "How do I know how impor- lant it is? The postman has something for you." * * t IF postman, a bulky man with long muslachios, came in, and Madame Mcrcicr went out. Mail? Al Ibis lime of the night? What time is it? The postman was examining a piece of mail in his hand. "Four seals/' he said. "—Humph." Jozcf Eisner snatched the leller. "From Warsaw!" The postman held out a receipt. "—Frederic! A letter from Warsaw! Four seals'." "Sign," said the postman. —From Warsaw! Frederic called back. "Open it!" Jozcf Eisner puffed his cheeks. He took the pencil the postman was holding out to him. "Sign, please," the postman said. Jozcf Eisner signed. "—Thank you, Monsieur. Thank you." The postman bowed out. Frederic came to the door. "Who's it from?" "—Thut's what I'm trying to sec. All, from your sister—Iza- bola—" "To you?" Jozef Elsnor worked his jaw "—Tch, tch, am I loo old to get mail from a young lady? Eh?" "Good news?" , "How can t find out anything with all Ihcse interruptions?' Jozef Eisner hold the letter under n lamp. He read hastily, mumbling the words halt aloud. " 'Al' of us arc in good health and . . wo send our most affectionate greetings. ... I can only tell yoi how much wo appreciate Frederic's letters, lie tells us •ou. Thank you, Professor, for aking such good care. . , .' "—Tch, tch." He 'continued: "' . . . I am vriliug this to 3 r ou, Professor, so hat you can use your own best udgmcnl as to telling Frederic . . .' " "What's that! Read that again." Jozef Eisner read to himself. Then he folded the letter. "—Go oti!" ^ "Another time. Not now!" ; .i "TJEAD il!" Jozef Eisner fumbled willi .he letter. He read: "'. . . This s very painful news. The night of Frederic's departure, Jan and our Russian friend were caught . and imprisoned' for aiding IM Frederic's escape, and now after several weeks, we Irani that—'" Jozef Eisner's lips moved but [hey said nothing. He raised his :iead appcalingly to Frederic. Frederic snatched the paper from Eisner's hands. "—Frederic, pleas e—another time—" Frederic read: "—that—they— arc both dead—beaten—beaten to death—" The paper fluttered from his hands to the floor. "I am not strving enough—" : —Eli?" 'Dead. And tomorrow? All the olhcrs who will be dead—beaten, as Jan was beaten—as our Russian friend was bcalcn. Crimes, am! always more crimes—and my mother will have borne daughters to be violated by Czarist blood men—and over the gravest of thousands will be the trample! of bloody boots—" J "—Yes. Unfortunately, yes.- Who knows it better than I? IVs] with us all Hie lime. Therc's t work to be done—important! work." oozcf Eisner was twitch-: ing his hands. "But tonightv Frederic, there is other work to be done and il also is important work—very important for you, Frederic. Louis Pleyel. Don't forgel it. Yes, Louis Pleyel— and all that he means to your future," lie craned his neck toward Frederic who seemed not to| hear him, "Frederic! .What is it?< What is it!" | (To Be Continued)'
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