The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 25, 1940 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

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PAGE TWELVE BMTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS Analyzing Propaganda 'DEAR THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 1940 Germans Credited With Most Effective Work By Belligerents My TOM .WOM' 1IKA .Service Stan ComsjionilerH PRINCETON, N. J., April 25.— Early last fall, \vitli n nonkcfcltor • Foundation graiit and a ramshackle private fiouse donated for a headquarters, n "Listening Center" was (ttlabltxlicd by Princeton Univw- .•jliv's School of IMiblic nn<l IiHcr- ; national Affairs to study tlui m«-s- sant Ulttle uf radio propaganda aimed ill capturing America, i Already the Center hns fount! unmistakable tremk in ilie more 't'lmn 200 programs the liflligcmuls Votiim" to North America each. week. H lias recorded, transcribed, j arid translated (when nectf.sary) I over 2,000.000 words of .wHipta news and topical programs. "Hie Germans seem to be doing probably Die most, thorough job. H';> aimed at piomoting Anglo-. American ,- friction mid keeping America out of. : the war," said thiri, quiet, red-headed Prof. John B. \Vhilton, cliairman of the Listening Center's board. Typical commentary programs from Berlin ' Include sketches of famous 'Americans who lived tlur- , ifig strife of the War of 1812 or ''the Revolution — when England 'ap\i America were at war. Other [irogtams wain Americans about 1 _the numerous military air fields "Britain is building in Cniifuln, to be used one (lay to attack the U S Berlin also presents an "American- language" (they never say "English") counterpart of tlieir successful British prog rain by "Lord Haw-Haw of Zessen." It's read to America, in letter form, starling "Dear -Hurry," and its author Is an lowan .on the German radio staff. He;'chlls:. himself Lord Hce-Haw. 'The French, through Paris Mon- dial, their short- wave outlet, seem content to take a back sent In the war of Words, keeping tlieir programs ou a highly Intellectual level and leaving the work to Britain. ( Tlie British ha\e not started as yet, although it lias been considered/ a program solely designed for Amencan listencis. They count- on.', their Canada-teamed r.ews pro- giams and talks reaching American ears. The. English base their nppcti' largely on their' ideological war amis and the common Anglo- American, wily of life. Espcciallj for. their Canadian'listeners, Uisy stress .Empire solidarity ami Germany's weakness in raw materials. "Our greatest .difficulty," says Professor Whllton, "is that we have ; ho standard for measuring effectiveness of the propagumln. We believe the Germans are mosl effective in material and treatment, but this is offset by the strong pro - ally .sentiment -in America. • "We're also handicapped in having no estimate of the number of Americans who 1 listen in short wave. We hope soon to lake some sort of poll to find out. 1 believe' that it will turn out lo be appallingly small, when you Ihink or the ; millions of dollars in lime and men that the belligerents are .limirlng- into tlieir microphones." It's .'Flood, Then llnsl NORTH TONAWANDA, N. Y (UP) —Conditions change fast In North TDnnvrnndn. One week the Common Council heard complaints of flood conditions.'The next week "dusty" conditions were brought to the attention of City Engineer Carl L. Oelkers. Early Bird SPECIAL Complete 5,000 mile Chassis Lubrication. Remove, clean anfl repack all Wheel nearines with Sriceial Lubricant M-514. Replenish Slccrini; Gear \vilb proper warm wcaihtr lubricant. Relax and Lubricate Springs with Special i»I-4C28 Lubricant. . Clean and Sen-ice Carburetor Air Cleaner. Refill and Adjust Shock Absorbers. Clean Fnel Tump Screen. Service Battery ami nrtjust Generator charging rale. Drain, Hush anil Refill Differential and Transmission (cost of Lubricant INCLUDED.). Motor <iil chanced to sum- mr weifhl IF DESIRED. (Cost of Motor Oil not included). Hollywood Can'l; Even Keep Up With New Producers No\v 1JY fAVlt HAnKISON K\ Servile Stuff Correspondent IIOLLyWOOD, April 25. — 'flic customers soon must be notlchiB, f tliey haven't already, a bewiidci 1 - .ng nuinlici' of new motion picture company mimes. Although pictures still me distributed by the familiar eight rrmjor studios, the credit, titles tire likely to identify ii film as tlie production of Mnyfnlr, . Vogue, Scrcencraft, Classical. Argosy, Fine Arts, Film Associates, Academy or uny of a couple of ilozcn other organizations, most of which simply bear the names of tlieir clilcf executives, i'. In no other period In the history of the Industry 11 live (.here been so many incorporations. Hollywood Itself cnn't keep track of them. This may seem strange .at a time -when the European war really is beginning to put tlie bite on Hollywood, but It is n trend of decentralization nUhcr than expansion. Here's what actually hns bben happening: A big stiidio Is an unwleldly and Inefficient faclory .with an enormous fixed overhead ami a lot of highly., paid tall often idle executives and writers. Entertainment i commodity that can't bear standardization, so lyhen box office receipts took a nose dive it finally became apparent that people were tired of movies mndn In the 'same pallerns nntl by the siunc formulas. Proof of this came from n few highly successful pictures made by craftsmen such as Frank Gapi'ii who Insists upon bossing every (lelnll. TltOUUCTION IINTI'S" SAVE STUDIOS Cautiously, studios began to form "production units." An (iblo director 'would become n producer- director, free from Interference. He could pick Ills own stories, hire his writers and players, and would have to pny for all studio facilities used. His reward would be a percentage of Ills pictures' gross. If a picture flopped, he'd lose his shirt. The scheme Is working fine because H provides plenty of Incentive for the producer and insiir- nticc against loss by the big conir panics. • Recently a number of confident individuals have broken all studio lies lo become completely independent producers. Cnpra left Co- liimbln and Is nhw' lo do 'The l,lfo of John Uoc" <m it, one-plc- Ini'p deal at Warner.. Frank Lloyd left Paramount and will 'release lii.s first picture, "The Hownrds of Virginia," through Columbia. John Ford skipped out of 20th-Fox to oi'eunl/c Argosy Productions nml Is filmlm; "The Long Voyage Home" foe Witltcr Wongcr, who In (urn Is an Independent associate of United Artists. That's where the setup gets complicated. If Wangcr has a contract to provide four pictures a year for United Artists, but wants to make only three, he can fix up a deal to l, r i.'l the fourth from [mother indc- pendi'iit. Kriisi Mibltscli also Is a itirec- ior-turiK'd - producer, having left Metro recently, lie lias a deal with Sol I.C.SKIT, wljo has a (leal with United Artists. Incidentally, all tln;sc peopltt rent space and equipment and facilities from the Samuel (loldv/yn Studios, Cioldwyn'be- » Uiitlwl Artiste associate who Is suing to break his contract with the company. . CflAI'l.lN ANl> DISNKV TYl'lOAl, I'KODUCKUS C'linrlcy Chaplin, Wall Disney and David Hel'/.nlek are producers who long have maintained 'their own studios and completely financed their own pictures, depending- on major companies only for distribution of their films. ' Le.ss famous but scarcely'' less dependable producers such as. Cecil :ieMllle, Gregory LaCava and Herbert Wllcox, fu-c financed hyt'the studios wlilcli promise, to jiandle •heir completed films. ; V Today, l)ioii|;h, there are many newcomers In movlc-innklng, Au- Ihor AMotis Huxley is one-of the organisers of Film Associates. George Kaufman is coming -out from .Broadway lo produce" "The Man Who came to Dinner."-' Some of the beginners are so little known that they will have to pay in advance for every inch of film and \vill not evert be able to negotiate for releases until, their pictures are completed. Several undoubtedly will foil. But a few of them, almost as surely ivlll set neu' examples of courage mid originality and artistry.• ' KEEP ON TflJUL OF But Their Observance Is Limited; Real Spies Do Dirty Work License Numbers Spell Name , OASHTON, Wis. (UP)—An auto thief would have a tough 'tiirie getting away with pie Lee's', car. He carries his name on his license plates — legally, too, despite-.^ rules tighiiist - defacement.. '. The numerals on his plates are 337-370. Turn the license;upside down aiul there's this mime. ' , -•''' '-- BV THOMAS ,W. JOHNSON SKA service Military Writer "The Germans have In Norway fur -fewer troops thai) Is generally supposed," nays Washington. "This we hear from expert American .sources." • The C;-2 men are on the job. G-2 Is Military Intelligence. The Ci-li men are qlir ni Hilary attaches, (he "expert American .sources' 'In foreign countries. Their confldcnllAl reports to the War Department, arc sent sometimes by coded cable, ofte.nor by diplomatic pouch via a northern :md a southern European courier. Tlie attaches' reports on mosi, matters are secret, but our In- elligence ' services,. .military and nival, are not exactly 1 "secret ser•ices." .-. - The attaches, who arc Its shock, roops, are called'-'"official 1 spies"' because iiicyj are -the" representn- K'cs nations openly and by mutual agreement accredit lo one another to swap military and naval Information. "'• ' Now, for.Hie difference between attache work, and spy work, read this true story: A military attache in a cerlah country was invited to visit some of that country's trops, and "sec anything you want to." Delighted lie asked ; "May i see the,new machine gun? "Ah, so sorry," the general replied. "We have none. The general 'took the attache or an inspection o( neiv biriacks They popped'into a room where group of solclieis Jlere githcred intently about an excellent speci mfii of Ilip new machine gun. The general looked, sited th'j at- tftclie wnrmly by the nrm, nnd popped him out of the room again. Never thereafter was the new machine gun menlioned. Hut the spy Is unofficial find disci-edited, expects no hospitality and returns none. Unlike the at- tnclie, he may climb In the window and examine the Jiew muchinc i Him. In war, attaches' visits to the front arc more closely controlled, .save when they get .a break like open warfare in Norway. They did well to flash back reports so quickly from Scandinavia, where we had no attache accredited exclusively. I The army had to rush in from | Helsinki Major Prank B. llayne jimd Cttjit.. Robert M. Losey, Cap- ain l,osey wax killed by it Ger- lun liomb.The navy covered fican- ibwvl.'i fj'pm Berlin. slble enemy atlsckc on 'Die' port ever since war was declared. During: the first half <low>n or ::o air raid drills, (Ire bolls and whistles were sounded at the appointed hour. Hov/ever, sometimes they made no difference. In one Instance, police patrolmen who were scurrying around warning merchants- and householders to extinguish their lights, found the oili- ccr on duty in small district police station hadn't heard the alarm and his lights were blazing brightly. To overcome such Items, wliioh have been embarrassing to committee men too often, the air raid workers are working on a plan to Install giant sirens at vantage poijit.-i iiroiiiid the city. 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