The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 21, 1945 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 21, 1945
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L'AGEFOUK BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS iHK^BLYTHRVlLLE COURIER NEWS fjji'V >i(. , v . , ^ __ ' ^ v THK COURIER NEWS OO. H.:w. HAINE3, PiibUjher SAMUEL, p. MORRIS, Editor rJAMES A. OATENS, Advertising M»n«g*r *.TVr-vc T v u - ^ * r S(ilf Nntloiml 'Advertising Representative*: Vf siiX-e' Witmer Co.. New York,' Chicago. D»- truli,-AlLmU, Memphis • -published Every Afternoon Except 8und»y ' altered'as second cluss matter »t th« post- office si Blythevllle, Arkansas, jinder ii't of Con- •rp*s. October 9, 1817 Served by the United Preiw ~7~ SUBSCRIPTION RATES ..'fly currier in the city of Blythevllle, JOo per wtek, or 85c per month. ^By mall, within a radius 01 « mlle», n.OO per ytar. $2.00 for six months. $1.00 (or three months; by moil outside - 50 mile zone, $10.00 per year payable In advance. Stranger Than Fiction It is remarkable how fittingly the American-people responded to the capture-of IheLudrmlorlT Bridge nl Rcni- agep, considering that the higli drama and. higher heroism which distinguished (he event are'a staple of the daily cmo'joiia) diet for most of us. That i>. not in disparage the epic qualities of the deeds performed there. Onlv n few times in military or indeed world history have events moved in such flawless dramatic sequence to- \vt;i'd a breath-hiking climax. :.Consider the element of. the plol, if it-mav be called'that. First there is the Rhine itself, bearing on its surface a rich cargo-pi' history, tradition and -symbolism. Theii the Americans' problem of crossing it, .with the value cf the oov-eted:'prize matched by the diffruKy of attaining it. .^Ke^-eoivrs :ibc. exciting revelation, frbrn'tr T e lips of Gorman prisoners, that , the^Ludendorff Bridge is to be blown •up at 4 iii the afiernooh by the reUivn- ing Nazi forces. Four o'clock is minutes away. A Company of •men is immediately dispatched. As they speed toward j,he bridge the length of the war, the frholc Battls of Germany, the lives of thousands ride with them. * The first Americans set fool on the bridge wilh ten to'spa re. But already c;;e man of the German detno- iitioi) sqi-jui has seen them coming and - lias ,-et off (he first charge of ex- plodvcs. U'i'l they be in time? Will p'ey Jose their lives, or save the hrldg:.? ... A playwright couldn't have grnuigcd these elements any better. But. -ge could do it .just as well. And that's : the whole point. ;> For suddenly Fate had directed the events .of one of/history's most climatic moments right into the realm of familiar, routine fiction writing. g And.. ; yet ; -Americans at homo were $bk tq';thrill^ajid rejoice, just as if they hadri:f .seen; the m'ck-of-timc av- -',rival of ;the' cavalry in unnumbered fatuulay- afternoon movie of their youth. They partook of the high excitement of our soldiers' bravery, even piouirJi they knew that Captain Easy 'could do the same thing any • day' in ihc week, or Humphrey Bogar.t in, any of a dozen films. All of which proves, perhaps, that thrillers of various sorts have made us Americans connoisseurs of bravery, instead of (lulling our appreciation. And it is also possible (hat there same'thrill- ers may have proved a valuable adjunct to military (raining and combat, experience. It is a well-known fact that our soldiery is largely made up of avid comic readers And it is not illogical to assume that the accumulated lore of hair'.s- breadth heroics stood the men of Romagcn in wood .slcad. Jilililary mamial.s may not contain instructions on how to cope with the .situation thai (hey found at (he Luden- dorff Bridge at ,'!:aO p.m., on Wednesday, March 7, 10-15. But the popular-priced literature of adventure abounds in comparable problems and their solutions. M.-iybe the comics and movies helped speed the soldiers' reflexes—who knows? We Could Take It, Too Dr. Anton J. Carlson, University of Chicago physicologisl and adventurous eater, lived on a K-ration diet for three days af !!io invitation of the Army Quarlcimaster Corps. • We should he more impressed by the Spartan sacrifices of Dr. Carlson's rugged o'xprrimcnl if we didn't know that K-ration'includes (hosu rare but wcll-remeinhered comestibles, meat and cheese. Accentuate Which Positive? Having listened to a variety of radio commentators, we still aren't sure whether Nani hopes hit the toboggan On the Rhine at Kcmagen or whether Hitter's boasts were put to shame again When we took the bridge at Rcm- agen. ii THIY SAY It is at best a curious process when an /iiv.t'iican, a Britisher aiid a Russian—with no Pules prcsrnt—ill down together lo crcale any sort of a government for Poland, remembering liial pre'.frvi:t!wi «( f'oli-:h Independence ami'i. V.T.S Ite world's springboard Int'; t; Is vnr.- fen, Arthur H. Vandenberg (R) or M:c::iexn. The lra;ble with IMs is that loo many f'.nifiay driver, RO to sl':=p at the wheel. T don't s?c what they've gal lo wcny abaut, just riding across Ihe bildse. Ti-.oy ought to stand oul here rll iiHivning.-C';-!. Tnorr.a'i Krctchmar of Sioux Clly, la., iiirc.ling Kcmag-m bridBc traffic. The right of Ihe people.- who suffered from Nazi cccmpr.lion lo receive from Germany material eompensFilton for the losses Inflicted by lier is indiiputablc. Resides. Ihe aggressor should know th.-.i In future lie will not remain un- Vimtshcri.- ."nvicl Amb.-nsador Andrei I.Groniyfco. m "THE STOnVi Met Trent, I AYiiir pilot, hn» l>tcn l.ujr- twjiilipd {ju( fl f (he ivor. On llip liont hiiinr n myKdrrinuA Htrnn- cer n:inic[l Hooker mnkcK him n lit- turnx do«n. 1'al lluilnon nnd iilini-lrr Sfnttd. old frlrndit, Rrt-Qt l.lm nt (lie dock. While _ Xlck. I* nultlTis for rlinrlcy Ulcr thnl nflrrnnun In the . lolilir of Ihc 1'nrkor Huint, Jlookcr rrnik]icnrn, Introduce* to csollc 3ln&dn Cnlnrmtrr. tin vnrllnK, C'nK-\vc*trl i>TCflir» «lmi>er* "Tonlcht." '-• '- THE AMULET ' Magda Calavestri and , r standing there together end walked across the lobby to joui Charley. • ''Come," I said. "Let's get oul of jhere." 'Who on earth are those peo- l.ltj" he asked. SNever mind that now. Where's your car?" "Just around the corner. But 1 {nought we might mull a bit cvsr an old-fashioned." "is'ot here, Charley." I shook mjThead. • "Let's go down to the club." After Charlev had his drink we 1 sat in the lounge of winter ' quarters of the Sandy Point Yacht ,CUih looking out over T wharf at the. harbor lights. Except for two ForAowhat dispirited cribbagc players in the corner, \ve were E'.on;. Charley had in his hand the :. object that; Calavestri had given .• me'.'. He 1 Held it up between his .;.. finders and whistled sottly. ;' '^lichblas, 'Nicholas," he said . snd shook his hoad. '; !''.'.'• '-iXslarcd nt!-tho tiling. 11 was a 'rir.J of gold amulet shaped a Aal.ese cross tn its center a ott the most beautiful diamom I had ever seen— 'irgs snd "c>: iteiy c>it Kirc-lig'.-.ts Rashei iom Jfiq sl "What's this all about, or isn't t any of my business?" "The man wilh Calavcslri—" I legan and Charley put clown the mulct. "Calavestri!" he said, "That's right. Why?" "Nothing." Charley smiled ,-eakly. "It just frightens me a ittle; that's nil." "The man who was with her laims to be an agent ot some :ind. He was on tlie Cambodia, lusl before we landed, lie rmide ne a rather vague and illusive imposition." "What did he want you lo do?" "He didn't say." "Very unbusinesslike," Charley murmured. "Very," J answered, "but this sn't business." "What's his name?" "Booker." "Nicholas, my lad," said Ciiar- ey. "1 don't like the looks of his one little bit." He passed back the amulet. "What on enrih did you take the thins for?" I shrugged. * * * PAT HUDSON'S place in Louisburg Square hnd about it Iho <ind of homely elegance such as only people who are very sure of themselves can support. There were antimacassars on all the chairs and sofas, and there was .1 Ming vase in the hall into which Mr. Hudson occasionally pul his umbrella. I was punctual that night and air. Hudson remarked upon tlie fact somewhat caustically, as I was customarily late. All <\m\\w. the meal,he askf.d me pontifical questions about the war.' But he did r.ot listen to the answers. H? t «' c 'p "list do .3 wcrln'" C,ipi . lite or l\vo," I aaid f-Uy turned and s you suppose . assumed quits sensibly that KO missions over Europa and an experience with a rocket bom; would throw little light imon th. economic and P.riar.cial affairs o Eurepe. He consirici-eci my 10 months in the air.force a footless lunkct that was largely due to youth and Oiir Changing World WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 1945 "THE. COOrlTfiY'.i <TOVK; . TO.THE -K,^ : " 3n Hollywood OSON IN WASH! ''-SIDE GLANCES rrcsiionsibilily. When he left us 11 the library, he looked at me vilh an expression intended to convey parental slcrnncss and laid: "Well, Nicholas, now that you're back wilh us, 1 hope you've jotten over your little toolish- icsses and arc ready lo seltle town." 1 DiotigM of Calai-cslri's amulet n my pocket and shuddered. Pat and 1 sat for a few mo- neiils in silence. Then she iskcd: "What did you do this aflcr- 3011. Nick'.'" "1 slept." "Oil." Pnt looked thoughtful. "Why?" "I just wondered." Pat frowned. 'I was tliiuking of thai strange- looking chap al the pier. I thought icrhaps you might have seen him .igain." "Who. Cooker?" f look oul my I'ipe ami my thumb along Hie shiny si-iiin of the bowl. "What makes you think that?" "KollmijT," Pat made a gesture wilh her hands. "Just n woman's intuition." "As a matter of facl, I did see Bnoker," 1 s;iid. Pat was finger ing the jcweicd pendant of her necklace. Now her hand slopped and her iicklr.s whitened as she gripped Ir.c necklace tightly. "V.'hat aboul, Nick?" "1 merely ran into him in the lobby of the P.irkcr House." ''Who is he anyway?" "A casual of the war, I guess. I think ho \vas evacuated from ne !.<iw Countries." "!!>' has the loc.k of a Jackal." t'at shuddered. "I don'l like him." Tlie doorbell rang. In the v.c slarcd nl each oilier and Uien 1 heard Kanms's slep as ho crossed ( i lc hall. Pat looked at me c.-.rcfully. "Oh," rhe s;ii,1. "I forgot to tell vo'.i. That must be Eric. Hi! n;I:c t i u' ho might come over to- Tire Situation. Stisl Critical BY PETEIl EOSON Mziid equipment in Pacific opera- NEA Washington Corrcsiionilcnl lions moving far fasti-:-'than had WASHINGTON,—Rcvlvnl of rub- been niiUciuutcd—nil these things 3er mid Lire conservation programs for \vhich there was no previous -IO-K items Inevitable. No official 1 experience on which to base esti- .vould loday be willing to stick:, mates or requirements contributed ills neck out to sny there .should i to Hie shortage, be further gasoline rationing JusUTW'KiS'TY-SKVEX MILLION '.o save rubber, but the tire sliuSM t£ 15 TIRE-COAL •ion Is now so bad thai such j'n, |, , iV,-, '. have be»n produced in ->roiiosnl could be justified. Clvlllan.|i n umL;rs -far beyond any record set- '.ruck mid bus tire rationing 'has: before tlie.war. In 1939 ppp'-oxi- ilrondy been cut E-p per cent. Fur-.;' mutely eiaht million heavy-duty Uier passenger car tire rationing;; t ruc k ami aviation lires were nay have lo follow. produced ;^fn 10-H, 1C million Hut Every estimate on rubber de- MIC scheduled demand, for J045 is inrnd mnde in the Baruch rcporrf.27 millio^i r niul for 1B46 mnv »o as ind In military requirements haaJhlRh ns 32,i million The how been exceeded. , - _ . — _'•.'_ Tlie stockpile of raw " rubber &;• now well below the 100,000 tons •:iii!lmiiiii_ reserve set in tile BnrucliN report, and Immediate possibilities, for building It up are nil. Further'. more than 300,000 tons of rubber' disappeared last year through hav- n-r been worn out. • TIRE OtIOTA FAR BELOW ; ; NORMAL V I Manufacture of iMsscnuer c/iii tires lust year was 18 million. It -hould have been 30 million. Manufacture of big llrcs is today the most unfinished business ot the whole war production program. Tlie capncitv to manufnc^' me enough tires Just doesn't exist, thoiieh War Production Bnnr I ind Drfensc' Plant Corporation re 'till authorizing li-c. factory tririitions nnrl new fnrilitic.s lo hrln<r prcducllon nearer rcquirc- ni" nls. .Lock .of heavy duty ti^e uinini- fictHrinit 'cnpnril.v is fur'licr niiB- menled by 'sliortnf>.s of CI>"!T>II black, ravon and cotton cord for tires, and bv rnnncllv to im»':c ennuet> carbon blnik and cord. An- pareutlv no me foresaw m- nin'i- ncd ndeqimtely to meet this de- maud. : Tlie onn bri"ht .spot in tlv rir-' lure is thai. Ihcre Is and will to . CiiniiRh synthellc rublicr! 'Hilf Is preltv much in the nn- i turn of ;\ hickv break. When the i svnthetlc rubber production pro-! Ernni nli;iiii<y|. Ihc ifrcatest ' ••c.'siblf forrseeablc demaml v-:\s' f"- fi7-^.iiOfl tons a yoar. Actinllv. Tfl.l.ron Ions were produced in \!W °chrxlu)ed production of jienrlv double the rliimrd mil mil is duo rrlrly to refinements in nrrK-.-^-s end the nbilitv of the Dlants In Tlie shortage o( big liv«-s. in <:->i»" ^r m ad^nnrtlo snmilv of synthetic rubber, k due cntlrclv (<i "n inabil'lv to foresee l«i«- man-,- hwv dutv militarv-tyne lin-s would be needed. Losses of vulib^r- bnrnc vehicle.': in bcaclihead oiwra- llcns, lone truck snnnlv lines in ^rance. niTation ot iruclis on 2'.- bour srhefltijp.*.. oxr-cssivp dw'rur- Hon of "run-flat" tires whMi h;ivf iii"s hay" been punctured bv bul- !"!•• rr flak frawncnls biirlrd in mnd^jth^j^rpajxr need for motor- Announcements Tt\f Courier Upvf hnj been BU- tnrvrbiHl lo annoimec Ihc folloi-in« candidacies for the Munlcipul Election In April. for Mayor B. H. JACKSON (for re-election) Dial by 1346 n sln;i may be made i-t entching up on back rcquire- m:nt.s for the civilian economy. In December of last year the War Production Board began (o step up heavy-duty tire production capacity beyond previously step- ped-uu capacity. First was a 5100.- I'OO.OOQ expansion program "within existing walls." intended lo produce an additional eight or nine million tires, alien in late January a STO.CDC.OOO nciv plant construction program was begun. Thirty- five new facilities have been announced up lo mid-March, and the end of this expansion is not yet in sight. When it is. there will be capacilv lo produce an additional six million tires. All this new capacity will not come into production before 1946. : If al first glance it looks as :hough (his were ovcrexpandmg he industry beyond any possible jotlwar use, that isn't 'quite the By KHSKINi: JOHNSON NBA Stall Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, March 21.—Photographing pin-up nrt, we have discovered, can be a hazardous business. We're writing this dispatch today with our feel in a tub ot hot water, with the drip, drip, drip of our nose for sound effects, after a little excursion lo the seashore with a Hollywood slarlct and an Army photographer. And we are thinking of suing a couple of guys In Ihe David O. Selailck publicity department tor Hollywood's lirsl pin-up cold. It was their idea lo take us to famed Casllc (Pneumonia) Rock on Sanla Monica beach on a cold, windy March day to watch Privalc Jaek Harris shool some pin-up pic- lures of red-haired Rhonda Fleming for the Fourth Air Force newspaper, The Clipper. Wearing only a nice smile and a backless, also practically frontless white bathing suit. Miss Fleming posed for the pictures in all thut wind and ocean spray and feels fine today. I We figured she was a cinch for Ihe pneumonia ward,) AU, SUUVIVKI) HUT ONE Private Jack Harris, a New York, portrait photographer in his civilian days-, look on" his shoes and socks, rolled up hi;; trousers mid slood righl in Ihe surf lo gel his pictures, and feels fine today. Two press agents who took off Iheir shoes and socks and slood right in the surf lo assist Miss Fleming up and down Castle Rock feel fine today. An Army camera which was all but washed out lo sea by an exceptionally large wave is back In operation today. Bui Johnson, who kepi his feel dry and hugged Castle Rock to keep out of tile wind and spray, has a super-eo:o3sai cold and is yelling for Dr. Kildare. We'll have to confess, though, thai it was a great idea—at the time. We hart never seen a pin-up picture. So Ion 1 is the world's stock of tires thai it may be three years after the end of the war before enough new tires can be built to equip all Ihe old vehicles still running, all -the new vehicles that will have to be made and restock dealers' empty shelves. »••• 7; -.;;,; ,-^.~^_~—- -3 photographer and his mouui al work. And besides Ihiil, there was a >>ig, warm studio limousine to drive us down to the beach. Not 10 mention the fact lhal Miss Rhonda Fleming" is n very attractive young lady. You'll see her soon (plus) with Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck in Ihe Alfred Hitchcock picture, "Spellbound." WET I'l'.lVl' F.voiybody (excepl Johnson) went wading In the surf while Xiiss Reining let the camera explore her charms. For one shot, she said Ihe wind was blowing her hair in Ihe wrong dlreclion. The press agenls promised to speak lo Mr. Setaitck' about lliis and perhaps have Castle Rock turned around for their next trip. Photographer Harris shot on and on, gelling welter and wetter. The press agents helped Rhonda from one rock lo another, Belling wetter and wetler. The sea came in and look one camera, but Privalc Harris Blabbed il just In time. Finally he said the light was bad and pu't on his shoes and socks. The press agents put on their siloes and socks and Rhonda put on a coat. The studio limousine drove us back lo Hollywood. Johnson sneezed. 11 was an ominous warning. No more pin-up pictures at Pneumonia Roek The repair perfect for lailies */^.mu~*<.^ fontivcar is nur •'fiiai- «invisible half sole. Clean, smart looking with m> imils or stilchcs to injure finsc—and a' hermetically sealed sole joint with no shank scram. WK FILL ALL DOCTORS' PRESCRIPTIONS AND SAVE YOU r'ONET STEWART'S Drug Store Main & Lake Phone Z822 by Golbraith "Tonight?" I asked. "Did ;ia ' 5 ".?v' ' " as £oing Io llc hero?" Vc.s.' p,-,t stood up nnd wer.t lo Ihc cirjarct box on the (.icio. Uiincd wilh a cigaict iis.>; .,1 I'.cr fing gers. "Thai's wily . coining. JL-.VO you n match? (To »e Continued) Mnnlcipal OEOnOE W. BARHAM GRAHAM SUDBURY Alderman, Ward 1 RALEIGH SYLVESTEB Alderman, Ward 2 JOHN C. McHAHEY ALDERMAN, WARD 3 E. B, WOOD SON (re-election) Oak — Pecan — Cypress — Coftonwood — Twpefo BARKSDALE MFG. GO. lil.yfheville, Ark Phone 2!H 1 * THIS CURIOUS WORLD "Il's not so stnuii^r. lor her (o he crazy nbout a swoon- crooner—remember Dial opera soprano I rescued you ; from who now weighs 200 pounds?" ' ^ '&©WAND ONE OF THE .MOST ANCIENT OF WEAPONS, is BEING USED TO &OOO ADVANW&E A&AINSF JAPANESE PATKOL5. WHERE A SILENT WEAPON IS NEEDED. SH JCCKPl'J ASH SUSPENDED, THEY ARS SET DOWN, "$ FATHER CONRAD &OH.WAHN, SHS A\ORE PASSENGER CAR TIRE FAILURES THAN FAST DRIVIM&, NEXT: .Comparing Hitler anS Kaiser Wilhcl.m. Our Boarding House with Maj. Hoople Out Our Way By J, R. Williams 5-S-ST.' V VEH.7H FIRST SHUT UR .p H1MG "I'OU XMOl-J YOU'RE \ vou'u BE TELL- OVERDOIM'\ IN)'HER. IT'S A IT.' SHE'S I CHARLEY HORSS MY SISTEP, TO KEEP FROM BUT SHE / BElM 1 A PACK. \ HOR.SE.' HORSE, MA'AM, BUT AN CAN'T WALK ER OVRRY MOTH IN)'.' JlS COME OM HIM A FEVV DOOR DOWW TH' — SCMt-N\& I'M HATCH- THIS MIMDT& MOT WKTClV 6B AMD Ci-WNie? -"- 6U-L IT AS A COWTE:!'! OETWsesi iiVi AMD A NOTHING CALL 6;\T5.' ) . / , «, ~sK'"?>v(lUWJ THE DRAFT' CODGCi? .^..^I'rSif'V'^V^-'""

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