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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, October 7, 1944
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PAGE FOUR BLYTUEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS ( ^E-BLITHEVILLE COU111ER NEWS -, THX COURIER NEWS CO. • H.-W. HAINfa, Pubilslwr „ ', " " BAiirjEL P. NORMS, Editor JAMES A, OATEN S, Advertising Manager Sol* National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co.; New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except 6und»y Entered as/second cluss matter at the post- offlce at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press ' SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the city of Blytheville, 20c per week, or 85c per month, By mall, within a radius of 40 miles, $4,00 per year, $.00 for six montlis, $1.00 for three months; by mall outside 50 milo zone $10.00 per year payable In advance. Everybody's Business Argentina is back in the headlines and the public consciousness sis a result of the '•President's recent forthright statement of our policy toward the South American republic. 1 Mr. Roosevelt's statement was ncc- - cssary to dispel the rumor of ;\ rift be- tweeii the White House niul the Slnte Department on Argentine policy, and also to give notice to the Farrcll-Peron government that a belated gesture toward 1 hemisphere solidarity, though welcome, does not atone for past sins. That gesture was the Argentine government's statement that it would deny access to the country of any person accused of war crimes, and would •prohibit such a person from depositing money or acquiring properly in Argen- tina. ' -'•';' Air that is very well, but it does not erase Argentina's intransigeant record of opposition to Pan-American defense agreements and United Nations co-operation. Neither does it do anything to counteract the "increasing application of Nazi-Fascist methods" of government which Mr. Roosevelt referred to in his statement. • ••• In his stern rebuke of the Argentine government, Mr. Roosevelt included a statement of Prime Minister Churchill's to which he said he subscribed wholeheartedly: "Not only belligerents, but neutrals, will find that their position in the world cannot remain unaffected by the part they have chosen to play in the crisis of the war." ' But apparently Mr. Roosevelt has chosen to view Argentina's position more, severely that Mr. Churchill. Apparently the President views the position of the Franco government in Spain severely, too, but to a lesser extent. However, lacking any evidence to the contrary, Mr. Churchill's honeyed words addressed to the Franco regime in u speech this summer may be said to sum up the present Anglo-American policy. It may be hoped that the attitude represented by Mr. Roosevelt, rather than Mr. Churchill's toward Spain, will hold good toward future manifestations of Nazi-Fascist philosophy in any government. It may also be hoped that the sentiments expressed the other day in a New York newspaper's lead editorial, titled "Let's Appease Argentina," are not typical of the mass of public or official thinking. The editorial suggested that the State Department mind its business, and not go poking its nose into Argentina's internal affairs with the intent of dictation what sort of government , • Argentina should have. But this war should have taught the democratic portion of the world that a rise of fascism or nazism anywhere is everybody's business. A polite hands-off attitude resulted in Italy's unopposed invasion of Ethiopia and the Franco revolution against the Spanish ;• republic. It is. hardly necessary to mention its results in Germany. To let fascism grow and flourish again unrebuked will be an invitation to trouble—and war. Keirotluctlcm in Ihli column ot edltorl*]* tram other newspaperi doe* not rawatvfly me«n endon«nent bat b an tctaowltdrment ot IB- terett in th« nbjeote «acnsse4 , . SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1941 So New : Cars Soon? How soon after the close of the war may new motor cars be rolling out? Millions of p would like to know. The answer of Hie motor cur Industry is Hint If It were allowed priority on the machine took 11 wants-to order now it could be turning out 50'per cent of the 1041 capacity within three'ft lour months niter Hie defeat of Germany; llial if denied that priority the time required to do Oils would be six to nine month. 1 !. Since the VVPH now hits denied (lie priority requested on the tool orders, the assumption would lie waiting for the six to nine months after German collapse for tlic SO per cent production, then n further wait of Indeterminate length before full production after the defeat of Japan. The explanation from WPB. through Chnlrman J. A, Krng, Is thn^, "we hiiveirt the manpower now to make the machine tools" which the motor car manufacturers desire for n, quick start on car production. It is held further that If I his priority were granted to one group It would have to be granted to all, and thus war production would be endangered. But placing orders for machine tools was a part of the reconversion program worked out by Donald Nelson as chairman of the WPB. The motor car spokesmen have staled that It' they could place the orders nnd then get delivery on the tools they could not only turn out the cars several months sooner, but put millions of men to work without a prolonged wait after war production had Inhered off and then ended. This la all quite desirable and sounds reasonable. The only explanation, for the present WPB denial of the request for priority seems to be Hint greater quantities of tools than originally supposed would be desired. It is not so stated in so many words, but it is stated that what the Industry wants cannot now be supplied. If that Is the sltuaion it would appear that at least some priority could be allowed ami tome preparation made. More light Is needed on that phase of it. But a guarded sti>,tt that would not interfere with needed war production seems to be a perfectly reasonable expectation. —KANSAS CITY STAR. • SO THET SAY Our country is so richly endowed and to miirvolously equipped that only the lack of vision stands in the way of our handing down to the next generation a heritage of even greater promise tlian our fathers bequeathed to us.—Wat- Mobilization Director James P. Byrnes. » » • We have a secret weapon whereby we can avoid destruction. Gel hold of n perfectly ordinary stick and v a while handkerchief— Moscow radio, quoting German officer's advice to his troops. » • « Both management and labor must lenrn to settle their problems around the conference table and not to run to government, or government will rnn us.—Eric A. Johnston, president U. S. C. of C. * • * You won't believe it, but Sergt, Walter Jcnsk'i (of Wheeling, W. Va.) rnn down the road right behind a tank, firing at the treads with rille grenades, and every few steps he would tlirow a hand grenade inside. You never saw such guts. —Lieut. Donald Phillips of Ciulillac, Midi., on Mcvelle River front. u » • Now that I'm home I want to hunt rabbits and dance'. I want to cat mother's cooking. And I'll never feel sorry if I nevor sec Europe again. —Capt. Alexander S. Dallas of Cleveland, Ploesti bomber home from captivity in Romania. * • » If we wait for the settlement to join a workt security organization we'll never Join. ]f we insisted on a perfect set ol laws before we e.staf>- lish municipal or state government, we'd never have had it.—Sen. Joseph H. Ball (R) of Minnesota. SIDB GLANCES carp. js« ev lie* scRvice. INC. T. M. REG. u. s. PAT. orr. A Job Which Must Not Be Left Uncompleted /'All I'm looking for is a stenographer—I know they pay more al the airplane factory, but please remember thai s I'm nol goiny to ask you lo build any airplanesj^/'^.- THIS CURIOUS WORLD Ferguson. CQHW. 1944 BY NEA SERVICE, INC. WHY ARE CATBIRDS C/ULED BY THAT NAME f> Manana, played the Dorchester Hotel in London. Romance and luck came in 1939. At a rehearsal for a Little Theater revue I met Sylvia Fine, a girl who had grown up right in my own neighborhood. She was writing lyrics and music for "Straw Hat Revue," and this show got me to Broadway. Siie is now Mrs. Danny Knye and her songs and lyrics are among [hose I did in "Up in Arms" and nhleli r am doing for "The Wonder Man." The California Pruit Growers Exchange estimates the present season's crop of apples, peaches and pears—all strong competitors of California-Arizona citrus fruits — at less than 154 million bushels compared to last year's 225 million bushel crop. PRESCRIPTS Frerihat Stock Guaranteed Best Priew Kirby Drag Stores HIGHUPINTHE COLORADO ROCKI£S THERE ARE FULL-GPOWN WILLOWS ONIYTWOINCHES TALL. 10-7 T. M. REC. U. S. PAT. OFF. ANSWER: Because of their catlike call. NEXT: High and low in sunshine. In Hollywood When we repair (he shoes fiiey are traly renewed. Fine leathers, materials anil highly skilled workmanship make the footwear smart, new looking besides adding miles ana miles of comfortable wear. Come to the modern, complete shop. (While Erskinc Johnson is oil vacation, his column is being: tt'rit- . liy; "g'tlexl conductors" ^1'fltn ong his friends antl fans in Hollywood.) T!Y DANNY KAYE (Pinch-Hitting for Krskinc Johnson) Evcrytimc they call me an "overnight sensation" I burn to a crisp. The persons who say it mean well. They never saw me ami a lot of them n^ver heard of me until I mti(le,"Up in Arms" for Samuel Ciolclwyn, for whom I am now making "The Wonder Man," my second picture. Mr. Goldwyn gamble;! a tub ot blue chips— $2,000,000— I hear leil that I was going to click on my first time out. If Goldwyn had taken a poll he might have discovered thai outside of the New York area most people did,n't know the, difference between Sammy Knye and Danny Kaye. Bnt should I be called an overnight sensation? The thing no one realizes is that I played every lank town in America, beat my brain Our Boarding House with Maj.HoopIe Out Our Way By J, R. Williams JESAD,BOM^.' CURB YOUR SHUDDERS X EXCUSE \\BYCONTR01- -OOTPADS UJMGEO AT ME FROM jg}-\O BE OM Aoo CAN'T ^ SHADOW/ MOOK w "me SLUE IN THE OF AM ESELASH X viWPPED DOT MY PISTOL. AMD Uy WHUT IM r/ HECK'S OF TH' BOX.IW' GLOVES AM' HEAD- "VO BE OM THE SO — I MAKE ME LOOK LIKE1BEEND OF HITLER IM THIS HOME.' iOU'RE MOT GO'M' TO CRACK KWUCKLES EE SkULL HO\M P1GEOM FEELS = t . THE GIAMT KILLER iiit all over the world, worked iu night clubs, cover charge cellars. 301 E. Main vaudeville, summer camps, benefits, or 12 years before I became a mo-' vie star. When I left Thomas Jefferson High. School in Brooklyn, where I was born on Jan. 18, 1913, in a sec- 1 ticn known as. East New York. I hadn't the vaguest notion of what the future held'for me. Encouraged by my father and mother at par- tics. I hn ( i done imitations and songs and dances since the age of 5 —a showoff. GOT A JOB—THEN THE GATE My first job, though, was with nn insurance company as a claim adjuster. I misjudged a problem of simple addition and cost the company cither $4000 or $40,000. I .;nn't remember which. Anyway, I lost the Job. Then I became an entertainer in the summer camps at the Catskill: near New York. I waited on tables, took part, in plays and musicals nut on by a stock company. I did this for five seasons, starting at S200 (room and board) and worked up to $1000. During the winter, I lived, but barely, on what 1 made in the summer, and spent long hours resting outside producer's offices. In niv fourth camp season I met Dave Harvey and Kathleen Young, professional dancers, who taught me how to use my feet. (Dave, 'by the way, is now in a Japanese concentration camp In the Philippines.) Dave, Kathleen and I made up an net, tried it out at camp, auti it clicked. We played the act in a few break-in vaudeville dates and then joined an A. B. Marcus tab show headed for Tokyo. We left San Francisco in February 1034 and plnycd Tokyo. Shang- hia, Hong Kong, Canton. Singapore, Bangkok and Osaka. Mostly It was good in Tokyo, what with Jap musicians who couldn't speak a word of English, but swung out like Benny Goodman. MV most vivid memory of Japan is a typhoon, when a man Hew past my hotel window on a bicycle, still pedaling furiously. The Japs even then were hiding something. They took all o«r cameras away when we entered a harbor or industrial section. OM'NS A SAM.Y RAND FAN' ( When I came back to New York in 1935 and tried Broadway again the answer was the same—NO. I toured with Sally Rand and still have an autographed fan to prove it. Then with Abe Lyman, I stoog- ed for Nick Long, Jr., nt the Cnsa If you want to bny more War Bonds SFXL US THE FUItNITURF YOU ARE -NOT USING, for cash! Also liberal trade-in allowance for old furniture on new. Alvin Hardy Furn. Co. " Fhone 2302 GUARANTEED TJRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE COAL GO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Phone.2291 MR. FARMER DRAGLINE AVAILABLE About October 15th For Farm Ditching—Make Arrangements Now. Surveying Of All Kinds Contact W. D. COBB, Civil Ing. P. 0. Box 401, BIythevillc, Ark. Phone 822 DRS. NIES & NIES OSTEOP4TH/C PhVSJC?4NS RECTAL DISEASES a SPECIALTY (EXCEPT CANCER) OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 Clinic 614 Main BlytheriUe, Ark. Phone Z»Z1 By S/gr/V Sc/iu/fz ConyrijiM. CIM. l,y Slnrta Srln IlKIr,I,,,,,.,] |,y x'|-:A Srrvlcr'. ^15 an American newspaper correspondent iu Bcriiu /ro?n ItllO to 1941, Sigrirl Scliulfz snio ot first hand the clients (lint led irom World War I lo World War If. And she saw tlic behind-the- scenes prcparntion /or the coming "luar-w-pcnce" IJiat she trams may culminate in World War Iff. This is the story of Germany's plnns to loin the pence, plans that even now are bcint; put into effect. » * * XII r r v llE average American may jay, "That's very nice for the Nazis, but what has it got lo do with me?" It hns everything to do with him, because the Nazi system has already been worked on him, and succcitcd only too well—up to a certain point. The factory worker might be surprised lo learn that Germans employed by the German secret staff know as much about his plant as he docs, what machines make what, and even pcrhaos where he keeps his tools. At the lime when unemployment ran Jiigli in this country, many workers were lured into taking jobs in Germany through German consulates ond fraternal organizations on the promise ol big wages and ideal working conditions. Naturally, people of German origin or birtli were the first to accept. A lot o£ them came lo us in Berlin lor help in getting back to the United States—because, they said, they were unhappy, or because the German promises had been so much air ;Wc coulrt do nothing for them 'There was no way lo know whicV people were being sent back by ,thc Nazis as spies and saboteurs j Intimate knowledge of Ameri (can plants and plant managcmcn i has been ot vital importance t the war planners; that's rccon '• noitcring. t « * * ' OUPPOSK our average American >.. does while-collar or cxcculiy vork. Representatives of his nisiness or professional life or oC lis Legion post will have been nferfained abroad by Germans— iennan businessmen who com- Ined flattering admiration for \mcricim gel-it-done methods ith alluring pictures of how Gernan efficiency and American efli- iency could divide the world. Some of the less critical Americans whom our average man nows very likely snapped up the ucrative contracts proffered by Vazi business interests. Some- lines the commission was more han liberal. But the Nazis expected a ccr- ain "co-operation" for those ex- ra profitable deals, those astonishing commissions. If it was not subsequently forthcoming in the vay of political favors and fricnd- y propaganda, they didn't hesi- ate to apply intimidation. Threat of arrest or exposure of the 'deals" sometimes worked. It not there was harsher intimidation All the undercover Nazi sympathizers, from Gestapo agents to prominent citizens, would go to work to exert disguised pressure lo prepare for the next blow. Suppose our American is an investor who has loaned money to German firms. Or a small shareholder in a corporation which has made loans. Whether he has evei set foot in Germany himself 01 not, lie was certainly affected by the numerous concessions \vi made to the Germans on wha they owed us. The Nazis pro claimed a moratorium. Then we had \o make more concessions tc get any of our money back. Our American had to do with out a new car, or even withou a new roof for his home, but th Germans used the money gainc through concessions to go into th world markets and buy raw mate rials for war. * # * 5 last step of Hitler's systcr -the kill—didn't come of But the average American coul not beJp bis whole life bcin irned inside out, perhaps losing is own or his son's life, simply ecause the Germans were sure lat one of three things would appen when they declared war n us. Either we would simply ollapse, or we would burst into ivil war, or we would sue for a egotiated peace. In any case, :iey'd have us. Prof. Kail. Boemer, foreign ress chief for Joseph Goebbels, old me, "IE America does go to var, there wilt be the bloodiest evolution the world has ever ceji. The vast majority o£ Amcr- cans do not want to fight." I "How do you know?" I asked. "I know," he said, "because I cured the whole of the United t;ties." Boemer went on to prove iis point. We were a democratic lation, weren't we? Then we nust be afraid of war. Further, he Nazis were convinced that acial frictions and class hatred :ould be so intensified by their ncn on the spot that even with- nit war we were on the verge ot blowing up. Boemer said, "The liscrepancy there between .the wor and the rich is much too ;reat. It is bound to make for an •xplosion. And when I toured the country, the people just loved our ial theories. When America starts slaughtering the Jews and :he Negroes, the little pogroms we had in Germany will look like nothing. The true patriots of America feel just as we do." That is one time we fooled the Fazis; we didn't have a civil war or sue for a negotiated peace. But the Nazis have fooled us for a long time. Our average American may bo poor or prosperous, Jew or Gentile, yet in ways of which he himself may'not even be aware, he lias been subjected lo some of the many Nazi-inspired pressures. No matter who is master of Germany after World War li, Hitler's Nazi ideas will still live on in some greedy hearts within Germany and without. Eager carriers of the Nazi disease, of the Pan-German fever, are merely hibernating. It is up to us to keep them impotent. For they know how the racket is worhed—from the insido. And tliciy'U Jry it again. ,(To..Bc Continued)' .

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