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TEE BLYTHEV1LLE .COURIER NEWS THE CODHIER NEWS OO. H. W. HA1NE3, Publisher SAMUEL F. NORRIB, Editor JAMES A. GATBN3, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday .Entered as second class matter at tho post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- qress, October 9,' 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the city o[ BlythevlUe, 20c per week, or 85c per month. By mall, within a radius of 40 miles, $4.00 per year, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three- months; 4 by mail outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 per year 'payable in advance. Hopeful Sign President .Gctnllo Vargas of Brazil has announced that ho will not bo a cnndulatc in Die J'orUiemiiinjr presidcn- lifil elections, and that ho will turn tho government over to his loyally ehoson successor in defiance of any thrcnts of force cy violence. President Vargas has been n dic- Intor. He has hulil office for 15 years, (hiring which time he has done away with the country's constitution and at times imposed press censorship. At the same time he lias been a loyal and unquestioned friend of this country and of world democracy, and lias .sent' his own troops into war against Germany. Dictators usually remain in office until death or revolution removes them. They seldom resign or retire, not only because such action is against the usual dictatorial inclination but also because of fear. One-man or one-party rule can build up a lot of rescnlnicnt over period of ye.".! 1 ;. President Vargas's decision, then, is courageous as well as commendable. It conceivably could entail some personal risk. For that reason it seems an even more'hopeful sign of a conviction on his part that democracy is worth practicing as well as supporting. As a practical echo of the sentiments expressed at the Cliapultepcc Conference, President Var^m'.s announcement should do much to reaffirm this h6misphorc's solidarity and like- mindedne.ss, will) one unhappy exception. Supplying weapons needed In^th'o pacific Is going lo be n bigger job than the people r<;allre. Nor do they fully understand Ihe extent to which Industry's facilities will bu almost completely (led up after VEDay.-Georgc Romiiey, director Automotive Council for War Production. * 9 « Battle experience has proved lhat instead of one blood transfusion for every five wounded, mil! is required for every two wounded.--MaJ- Gen. Paul n. Hawlcij-, European Theater of Op- eialiens surgeon. * • • Today we face a material nisi?. For some months over-all war production has fulled lo fulfill our planned programs. Today' even Ihe "must" programs are Ihrenlcned.—Assistant Navy Secretary H. Struvc Hcuse. * * * Toiveasls are not mathematical cerlaiulte.v, but Iliorc Is good evidence for believing that liy two years after Ihe detent of Japcn, civil aviation can furnish employment of 150,000 persons. —Commerce Secretary Henry A. Wallace. .* * • If we are going lo have u greatly expanded foreign trade we've got to lower tariffs and other trade bnrrioivi nil over Iho world.— Assistant Secretary of Stale Archibald MacLcish. » o •• Thcf.e people suffered little unless they happened lo be bombed out. German homc.s arc full of conl and Uje German people well fed.—Lt. Robert .Ci. Pucker of Brooklyn, N. Y., In llema- Ben scclcr. * * * . Unless Ihcrc Is some unforeseen chnngt! In Hie war needs, Ihe nu-rchaui shipbuilding program will be about complete by the end of Ibis S'car. Vice Adinl. Howard L. Vickery, chairman Maritime Commission. *•'• out across thc"liarbor at pier ,'14 a mere 4CO yards away. And |I felt very, very good. '•'• Then behind me someone ; coughed. I turned. There stood ; Booker. In the shelter ot the i windscreen, he lit n cigaret. On !his lips was a wintry smile. That 'little feeling ot scK-congratula- ^tion which one experiences on .coming safely through a hazajd- ' ous alTair evaporated. ': "Well, Trent," Booker leaned :his arms on the rail beside be, J"VYC made it." 1 My presence oii (he boat was ; explained by an encounter with a buzz-bomb which had figuratively blown me out ot the pilot's , .seat of a B-17 to a position of y.temporary retirement before go- Hng back lo my old job of air: craft designing. Booker's presence ;on the boat remained unexplained -Booker went on: 1 "Back lo Boston and the little •girl on Beacon Hill, ch?" "Eh," I said i I looked at him. I hadn't rc- [mcmbered being so confidential. i Booker stared down inlo the J water where Ihe October winds made plumes of foam. He dropped ; his cigaret-inlo the harbor. ; His eyes rested spcculativoly jUpon me. ! "The Hudsons ore very infiu •cntial people," he said. "The lit- ;tle girl on—" ','•:. "Miss Hudson," I said. j He smiled. : "She would take a lot of sup- •porling." . i "Would she? -\ ."This war'is not going .to last forever, Trent. When it is over, there will be an ovcrsupply of airplane designers. You might 'like lo fortify yourself against that eventuality." |, "Life insurance?" I asked. "No." He did not smile. "You 1 would not he a good risk." It wasn't so much what ho said; it was the way he s.iid it. : "That sounds like a threat." "Good heavens, no." He laughed and I observed lhat his teeth needed attention. "J am merely giving you an opportunity to cash in on a risk which you must in- 1 evitably take. You are not rc- ' sponsible ior the' accidents of birth' and environment. But you 'can take advantage.of them instead ot suffering because of i ,thcm." [ "I haven't the faintest notion 'o£ what you're talking about," I said, "and I am not in the leas interested." ' He look out a cigarct and lapped it on his thumbnail. At Hhc warmth had gone out ot hi; face. • , i "Listen, Trent," he said, "ri .be at The Vcndome in Boston ' until Tuesday. Think it over am .fiei in touch with me." I "It I'm hall as sleepy as ! Jccl,"'I said, "I won't wake u 1 until AVcdncsday morning." i * * * (PAT HUDSON was the lovelies girl I knew. She stood 01 th . Charley I i "Prosit," said Pat. "" <S ' rnlCtt "" Wnlt Scolt "You can't do that," Charjey informed her. "That's a German toast." - . nnd together iliey arc tu-o of the very few people in the world who really care what happens lo me. Charley is single, sane, and blessed with a very rare sense ot immediacy. Now he sensed something sentimentally unique in the situation and he was effacing himself bravely by looking with false interest at everything but Pat and e. " •• "Hello, Nick" Pat said rpcdocs?" "One," I snid and hold my mds apart. "That far away." She shuddered and touched my •tn very gently. "What a blow ih.'it would have ccn to my aspirations." I happened to glance across Ihc Inlform and Booker went by, nsmiling, he looked at me. "How odd," said Pat. 'Remember me?" Charlcv skcd. Rlanccs. \Ve had never had much "Remotely." I took his hnml nd spoke to Pat. "What's odd?'' "That man. Who is he?" I looked after Booker. "Nobody," I said. "Why?" "He looked at yovi so strangely." "Ho wasn't looking al me." 1 ook her arm. "Como along while park this baggage." We went to tiic University Club vherc I dropped my bags ami :harlcy had Knotil send up a bottle ot Hermitage which signaled moment lo he remembered iravely we clinked glosses. "Prosit," said Pat. "You can't do that," Charley informed her. "That's a German toast." . "Charley." Pat looked at him "You're not going to start that." "Eric's got her into that," he said. diflicully in coming to an agree mcnt about Kric. "Hasn't Kric been dratted yet?" I asked. "You know he's loo old " Pat said. "I had forgotten," I said. "It always seemed lo me thnt anyone who docs so much talkius;. ought .,- jto supplement it with a little "No j lighting." "It has been hard for Eric— -in); of German descent." Pat's tone was defensive. "After all, ic is a naturalized American." "H he hadn't been naluralizcrt," ''liarlcy said, "lie would have cnd- '(1 up as a corporal in Ihc Ger- naii army." "And Kric would not have liked that," I snid. "Please," Pal interrupted us. 'Let's not talk about it any more. I'm sorry I brought up; the sub- Its Place in World H'istory '.WONJ)AY : 'MARCH iV, 9 Njft ?i V •^"•iW * >dW* " rf*/U% -W*'- ..jss-r*-'^-^* 3 *k^%£S2£a»- Kn?<?" -'*....:-•'•••• -•"^-(-jrStopjfcfc.... • PSON IN WASHINGTON _ Manpower and "Hre Shortage HV 1'KTKIl I-DSON NKA \\ l aslHi]»loii Cnricsilonrtent WASHINGTON, March 10.—A really critical situation in heavy- duty rublwr tires and tutes Is mac'lc doubly bad by a manpower problem piled on top of inadequate manufacturiiiH facilities. Its elements Include n loo per cent industrial expansion over prewar levels, a shortage of skilled workers which has necessitated fur- loiiBliliig men already drafted for the armed services, a wage controversy lliat is lonu-staiiding. •• and mnnngrmniit chai'Kcs (hat tulinr is rocluelng at only about BO per,cent an hour had been asked. There was a short sli'ikc In protest. But then the Uniled Rubber Workers, CIO. came in with new demands for 17 cents an hour increase in base rates. There was a preliminary hcarini; on this demand before the War Labur Board March 5, but labor and management representatives were both sent back to prepare briefs which will be presented Mareh 20. hearings goinc! on from there OI.l) FKIM) AT HOTTOM or ciiAiir.ns Management charges tiinl Inbor isn't pixxlucini! all it could is the Bn Hollywood result of an old feud. In the day; before the industry was organized labor charges that management indulged in a program 01 piece work pay rates every workman got efficient and found | ways to increase his production. It is difficult to imscll labor on the idea thai management will not do 1 the same thing again if it has the lly KHSKINK JOHNSON »\1CA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, March 19.—Now Lhnt ho has an Oscnr on the mantel Tor his work in "Going My Way," Hurry Fit/^e:|ild Is going on a vacation. Accustomed to going his way quietly without fanfare or publicity, 57-year-old Barry found Hollywood's highest honor fcsttvllles rather tiring. 'Tin glad," he said, "lhal Ihis Academy nonsense is over. Now I can (jet some rest."-He's en route to a northern California ranch. Hollywood's first German-language motion picture, for post- victory showings in Germany, Is being planned by Dariyl F. Za- nuek of 20th Century-Fox. The picture will be made in co-operation with the State Department and the OWL Recommended reading: Sophie Tucker's autobiography, "Some ot These Days." As Eddie Cantor says, Sophie is as good in print as on a nijjhl club Iloor—nnd no cover charge. • Jeanctte MacDonald Is off on an- olhcr hospital tour. As usual, she is armed with her entire concert repertoire, not. just a song or two. NOT ICHMIi'S MIT: Ernie Pyle writes from the South Pacific that he's teen asked a thousand times about "Story of G. I. •toe," but most of Ihe G. I.'s arc under Ihe impression Ibat the movie is the story of his life. Ernie, shuddering at the thought, asks us to convince the toys that it isn't. Film stars have averaged 35 free appearances every dny since the war began, traveling more than •i.000,000 miles all over the world, says the third annual report of the Hollywood Victory Committee. Ninety-four stars and entertainers covered the fighting fronts in 1944. Talking about a .certain chorine, Singer Mary Asluvorth quipped: "She once studied magic and she's still adepl at getting a new silver fox out of an old gray wolf." The King Brothers, famous for their profitable low-budget films, previewed their latest, "Dillinger," the oilier night. When it was over, Mon-ie took out his watch, shook his head and turning lo Frank said, aiuiugi "Nuts. Took 10 minutes longer lo time a shoul than it did to run." Baritone Igor Gorin Is back in from the M-G-M contract in 1939^ and has been making concert lours ever since, Gorin was surprised lo find, on camp and hospital !s;n- Si that G. I.'s appreciated classical music. Favorite request was "Tlie Ixmi's Prayer." One flyer told him: "I kept hearing you sing that every time 1 flew a mission." N'O HBAlt, NUT HAltlTONL' Gorin hopes lo live to see the day when there Is no distinction between classical and popular music, "it's all music," he says. He was '-|i married five years ago to a farm girl from Hillsboro, Ohio. They met in Hollywood. "I was on my way to Alaska to hunt grizzly tears." she said, "and I came home with a baritone instead." M-G-M discovered Gorin singing on a sustaining rad!:> show in New York shortly nfter his arrival from Hussla 10 5'ears ago. He landed in Hollywood knowing only Uvo words of English —okay and hello. J.onff Memory LAKEHIDU, O. (UP)— A man wrote lo E. E. Brailhivaito. clerk of nearby Danbury township, the oilier day and offered to pay' for a lock he broke while attending school there 40 years ago. Hollywood for another fling al the movies. He asked for his release The rqnir pcr- feet for ladies . footwear is our "invisible half sale. Clean, smarl looking with no nails or studies fn injure lin.sc—mid a hermetically sealed sole joint w-illi no shank strain. Save 50% On TRUSSES Siccl and Elastic STEWART'S D rug Store Mnin & Lake Phone 2822 Last December an agreement wns made to freeze the theoretical piece work rates for the first 120 days ot 19-15. Production immediately jumped by as much as 'IB per cent in some plants. The future of emergency tire production will be settled when this agreement comes up for renewal and vri-ien the War Labor Board bauds out I Us decision on the tire work- demand for increased pay. 'Eric? the air. Charley •-. and My glass slopped In I.; exc.hangcrt jccl of Eric." "Listen," Charley said. "I've Rot tickets for the HaK-ard-Navy i;nmc. How about you two rneet- R mo there?" Somehow the struggles ot Iwcuty-two V-12 boys on a fool- I'.all ficW seemed curiously remote. I shook my head. "Not today, Charley." "You're tired," said Pat. "A lillle. I haven't really slept for ten days." "Take me to lunch. Food will do you Rood and alter tliat you can sleep." "I could do with a little ot that " I said. And Charley threw viphishands. "You'll he sorry." Ho Krinnwl. "Meet me a I the Parker House al 5:30 and I'll tell you the score " Ijiltle did \vc suspect what; lint innocently-made dale was t<5 tct us all into. .'-.!.'.... ATn.Ifc Continued)' in January lfl-l-1, dropped'ofT to 03,-) OflO by December, but in January 1 this year was 95,:iOO. This in- eludes 1500 ex-lire workers fur-! toughed from the Army for 00 days to help meet production schedules. The furloughs may have to be extended, one experienced tire worker being worth a dozen green hands, 1000 smiiK MEN \Ki-ni-:ii There was an additional demand for .1003 lire workers, however, to obtain full employment for Ihrcc- shifl operation of all the "within existing walls" tire-making machinery. Over half of these 4000 have been recruited. On top of this will come a demand for GOOO men and 2000 women to man the new lirc- inakiiiR facilities ordered built by the War ProducllcminMrdj within! Ihe next •thrj}-7mbh!'jis/ ; ;i!li}-st : iiicw 1 factories will nb'i 1 be in 'procUictfoii until 1D-1G. Every kind of incentive has been tried. The presence of soldiers in uniform working in the factories helps tremendously in impressing civillians with the urgency of production. Each day's output is hauled away from the factories as fast as possible, to impress workers with Ihc fact lhat every tire is needed immediately. Every tire-maker who works every clay the first three months of this year gels a ccrti- ficalc signed by General Brchon Somervell of Ihe Army Service Forces. There arc factory rallies, pep talks. Hosiers, house organs, drives, coulcsts. The results have been good. Tire workers h.ive responded and production has soared, even IlioiiRh Ihis synthetic rubber Is hard to work and Ihc big tires arc back-brrakcrs. Absenteeism and labor turnover rales have dropped. But jusl when the seven-day week Instituted on January 1 was rolling nicely, a slim-taw of oarlxin black developed and the schedule had lo IK- cut back. The wage issue is loutsh. In May. IfllS. Ihp War Labor Hoard ^ranted a Lit it,, siccl Formula increase- ^J^wrr^sjin^luiur, though fl ccnl-s Announcements The Courier News has been nu- ihorlzod lo announce the following candidacies for the Municipal Election hi April. For Mayor R. R. JACKSON p ffor re-election) Municipal Judge GEORGE W. BARHAM OHAHAM SUDBURY Altlri'm,iji, \V~.ini I RALEIGH SYLVESTER Alderman, Ward 2 JOHN C. McHANEY ALDERMAN, WARD .1 K. H. WOODSON (re-election) SIDE GLANCES Oak — Pecan — Cypress — Cottonwood — Tupelo BARKSDALE MFG. CO BlyUievillc, Ark I'hone 2011 THSS CURIOUS WORLD THE ENTIRE .WHALE AS A\UCH AS /SO COFR. 19-.5BY NCASEnV!CE. INC T. M. REC. V. S. TAT. OFf. ' "-••1.1 j i fi Inis }><ini; wrong this week! We're out of red stamps ;IIK! the iiinid <|itil—I'll .simply have lo gel mil of Ihis house tomorrow and gel a new hair-do!" ''EASVAIONEYK HARDTOAUKE," ESTEUE GLADSTONE, .&«/ >^;-f Cay. BREATHtSONlY FOUR OR FIVE TIMES A'AIINUTE WHILE f,M THE STUPOR OF HIBEKNATIOM. NEXT: Did you ever sec "ball lightning"? Our Boarding House with Maj.Hoople Out Our Way By J, R. Williams VES, THAT'S \ "IK SMALLEST WE GOT-- I AIM'T RL1MM1M' TH' GOVER'MEMT -I JUST ISSUE .A IF- THEV KEEP SUCH SURPLUSES STUFF.' AS, 1HAT, WE'LL /CME KAIW SOOM HAVE XAMDTHEV VM PAID BACK \ FIT A FER-TH'COM- I TIMCMT WE XT TOOli FROM J AMP THEY FIT A DOLL.' rue JON&LE TOUCH IM S>THW SCAC&CRCM,) NO . . DOX , BUT COULDN'T IT SE .S\ STEP OJBR AM" {2\ -^ MORE FITTING IF- N'OO GPWB THE \ - ( HIS HEPiO RMTLES) DRILLS /X SPAR-E. ) X LlKfe A RHUM8/X ^YWTi\ SPOOKS rTO

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