The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 9, 1944 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, October 9, 1944
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< ?AGB FOUR BLYTKEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS OO. ,s , , H. W, HAINE8; Ppbllihtr - ; >SAMOEI( P. -NORRIS, Editor JAMES A, CATENA, Advertising-Manager Sole/Nations! Advertising Eepresehtntlves: Wallace Wlfmer 'co.-, New York:, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, 'Memphis. . , Published Every Afternoon Except 6und»y Entered as second'class matter at the post- office 'at Blythe'ville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. . Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the city of B]ythev!!!e, 2£te per week, or 85e .per month. , . •By •'mail, within a radius ol 40 miles, $4.00 per year, 52.00 for six months, $1.00 for three montlis; by inail outside 50 inl!e zone $10.00 per year payable in advance. New Partnership A-Borrving When.Earl Browdcr was Communist candidate for president he spake as a Communist. But Iio more, lie has packed the party camphor for the duration. So when lie nmde a speech the other night in New York it sounded, in tone and spirit ; like a lot of other campaign speeches this election year. It was on the wild and extravagant side, which is the best political tradition. It predicted everything just short of the end of the world if Mr. Dewey should be elected. •Mr. Browder's logic wns no more flattered by close examination than that of most campaigners. His thesis seemed to be that since Mr. Dewey objects to Communism in America, his election, would wreck all hope of world peace, and would invite every country in Europe to plunge 'into immediate civil war. Rut the thing that impressed us was that Mr. Browdcr's tho'iigh't, once the sulphurous smoke had drifted away, was basically similar to that of liar- land H. Allen's booklet, "The Businessman's Slake in American-Soviet Friendship." Mr. Allen doesn't sound like a Communist. He is A consulting economist with his own investment management Business in Chicago. His main interest, judging from the booklet, is in private enterprise and the interests of businessmen and investors. And for the sake of those interests he feels any: postwar friction with Russia might be ruinous. The war's end, says Mr. Allen, will find this country aiid Ifussia in possscs- sion of most of the world's military and industrial power. He suggests the possibility of their fighting it out, as Rome and Carthage did 2000 years ago, or collaborating, as the United States and Russia have in the matter of sen power • (luring the past century; Mr. Allen makes other sound niid obvious points: that Russia bffe'rs 'an excellent postwar market; that we aren't the only country she can trade with; that Russia has lickefl tough enemies like transportation bottlenecks, food shortages and industrial disruption, as well as the Nazis; that this took resourcefulness and character that can work wonders in peace as well as war; that American-Soviet harmony is about the best guarantee of world security. These may have been some of the things that Mi'. Browder was driving at, though certainly for different reasons. But the point is that the considerations favoring good rclatio'ns with "Russia must be apparent to most thinking Americans—including Mr. velt, Mr. Dewey, Mr. Browder and the National Association of Manufacturer!;. We shall probably get along with ' the Russians and do business with them so long as businessmen have enough voice to be heard in the White House, whoever is living there. What they' Say won't please Mr. Browder, or speed the revolution. For whiit business will be ui'ging is a relationship \\'hich, oddly enough, should do a lot toward keeping American 'capitalism ' a healthy, prosperous, .going concern. B«9ro3nUoa te ImiwJimD at editorial* fram •thtf «WIP»p«i •£*«• Ml •MMttrUy BUM •ndonemeat M 'to u teknowlediricnt '61 to- 'ttrft* to '&» The Silent Candidacy Of Mr. Truman Since his appearance nt Hie American Legion notional convention In Chicago, Son. Tnimim has moved to the back of the political irtage. In contract, Gov. Brickcr, who holds the vice Presidential nomination on the 'Republican ticket, lias just relumed (o Columbus, O., from a swing .thru New England. Ordinarily, the 'efforts of a Vice Presidential candidate are part of a campaign to oblivion. He occupies the public eye for a lew months ns second man on a national ticket, and it the ticket Is successful he moves Into Washington on tile 20th of January to become America's forgotten man for the next four years. Occasionally somebody Jnnkcs n picture of him presiding over the senate or attending a diplomatic ball, but thnt Is all. This Is likely to be the fate of John lirlcker If the Republicans are, victorious. Gov. Dewey Is the younger man, and Gov. Brlckcr cannot seriously expect to succeed to the Presidency. In contrast, Mr. Hobsevelt is 62 ycnrs old, and his health lias been a matter of concern to his close associates anil lo the rest of the nation since his long convalescence at Bernard Baruch's Hobcnw Barony several 'months ngo. If he wins a fourth term, he will be 6C before It runs but, and 11 man of Chat age, weakened by the strain of a tremendous war time responsibility, is much mare likely lo fold than n man In his early 40s. Sen. Truman, therefore, has a much better chance of becoming President of Hie United States before 1948 Mian hns Gov. Brlckcr. Mr. Truman ought to 'do 'most of the campaigning. He ought to tell the people more about himself, and explain, if he 'can, how his connections with ilie crooked -Pendeigas't political machine arid corrupt Kansas City municipal gang fit him for the Presidency. Mr. Roosevelt does not have fo do a lot of campaigning because he has held office so long that nobody can full to know the things he represents. Sen. Truman, however, is a, newcomer. We ought to know more about him. and the best way to learn is from his own lips. . —CHICAGO, ILL., HERALD-AMERICAN. MONDAY, OCTOBER 0, // I I / It's Better Than Nothing, Isn't It ,'Tm getting worried over'nvy future! Time Was whcna guy of 17 could count on being drafted in another year, imi the way the war's Koine how do 'we know wiiere we going '..\stahd?',' THIS CURIOUS WORLD ByWnnam 'Ferguson • IP THEY SAT Hie New nenl changed our tax laws 15 times In 12 Years.—Thomas E. Dewoy. * » • The outcome of the Philippine operations will be of such a far-reaching nature as to decide the general war situation, mid I am certain it will be the greatest ant! most decisive battle ever fought. —Adml. Nobumasa Siictsugu, former commander Japanese combined Ilcets. * « * The wnr tins brought increased profits lor business and increased income for the worker. But lei's remember Hint we nrc borrowing against the 'future nnd that as a nation \vc will have to pay in the future. The thing I want lo cm, phasizc is that we cannot afford to place loo Blent a burden on future generations.—Eric A. ' Johnston, president U. S. C. of C. * • • If our children arc not to be (lie victims ol (hat false .sense of security which Mngiuot Lines inspire, \ve must establish affirmative and dynamic agencies of peace.—Dr. Everett Case, president Colgate U. * *• • He kidded me nboul the art of how to make girls faint.—Frank Sinatra alter meeting President Roosevelt. * * » It seems thai men who left families in occupied China arc slarliiig new ones in Free China, the women don't approve.'—Miss Jenn Lyon of Hie Chinese News Service. EARLY .INVENTORS TRIEO VARIOUS /METHODS OF=' ^XVIWS TRAINS WITH AIR..., BUT TODAY AIR 15 USED IN TO STOf> THEM. "A HOR5E /\\UST PUSH TO PULL/ . 6EB HOURS MORE. SUNSHINE ON JUNE 2ISFTHAKJ DOES ITS POINT/ 7. M- KEC U. S, PAT. Cfl. Have you mailed that'Christmas radiate over ih In Hollywood (While Erekiiis Jnlinson is'on va- h'nrscht, I optMiccl the thermos, pour- Sophie Tucker, and when Ted Shapiro sat down to play on Jessel 'nstcad of the piano )ie expected, :hc audience roared, Ever since, 3eo'rg!e is sure that he is a very funny man. Just between us thousands, I love Eddie and George. And they love me. Anybody who started in show business because of a herring fct- sh and Impersonating a piono, and rose to their present prominence, should be congratulated. Coming to think of it,-Eddie now smells from caviar. Feel stuffy? 2 drops in each nostril, t hclj) you breathe freer. Cnulidn: Use only na d Erected. Go b PEHETHOHOSt DROPS Fruhwil Stock , Guaranteed Best Prl*»» Kirky Drug Stores I When. *e r'e- Jpair 'the shoes Jlh'ey itfe triify reticwed. Fine leathers, inate- rials ami highly skilled workmanship make the footwear smart, n^w looking lie- sides adding miles and nilles of comfortable wear. Come,to the mo'de'rn, coinplcte shop. cation, his coluhin is being written liy "gncsl eomluclnrs" from amons hi* friends a'nil fans in Hollywood). IIV Al, .1 OLSON (Pinch-Hiding for Krskiuc Johnson) iWent down to the office armed With a shillalah, three pairs of brass knuckles nnd n thermos bottle of borscht. I wanted to sec my copy where I was asked to spot it. My actor's instinct told me that my pnls. Eddie Cantor nnd George Jesse!, would be on hand ready to sabotage ir-, story and slip in pieces which their secretaries wrote for 'em—full of personal plugs which they put in themselves. Well. I wasn't wrong. Eddie ami Georgle were there. They were ([iiarreling iinfll I arrived, ami then they joined forces and started on me. "Hey. Al," yelled Eddie, "why don't you go back where you mine from? Alabamy!" Here he gave with a dirty snicker. Jessel picked np that snicker. "Look here, Eddie. Al is a great producer—lit say.s." This was the moment for the Our Boarding House with Maj.Hoople Out Our Way ByJ, R. Williams , SO THW A 60fcV MA.M CAN UG ARL DTiOsi?,' TOTES THE OLD ARJVtLLSCN EXPECT PR.N1LEGES AROUND \NELL, A GUM WHO 8RAM5 FALSETTO f TO <5OAt: AROOSK5 THEY GOT AVOMG FINE JUST AS LCMG / THEV WERE PLAYIM' WAR--THE FIGHT STAPffEP V-/HEMTHEV GOT THE IDEA T OF PLAYlM' PEACE „ X THE 8REAK1MG POIUT cd drinks and declared n toast, in which the boys joined me. I won't say they tried to slip me a Mickey Finn. They won't be able to say anything about iny shillalali and brass knuckles—they'll never remember. Who won needn't be mentioned. My story is here under my byline. "•TtOM WAY, WAY BACK I've known Eddie and Jessel for 'ears. I originally met Eddie long before he marie jokes about Ida and lis five daughters — ami, brother, .hat WEi.s some time back. In those days Eddie was trying o .save up a dollar nnd n half to buy lc!a a brass wedding rini "Gold," he used lo say. "shoidc 1 stay in the O. S. Treasury. Ida and both feel it would be wrong to tnke it out of circulation by using it for jewelry." No wonder one of Eddie's biggesl song hits in later years started with "Tomatoes are cheaper, potatoes are cheaper, now's the time to full ir love." I've known Jessel almost as long as I have Edclle. -I met George long before he started to sing "My Mother's Eyes," and before he started preparing to produce the film story of "The Dolly Sisters." And, bro ther, that's really traveling on r time machine. I don't think that the bays and girls who started in show busincs with Gus Edwards' great "Sclioo Days" act will ever forget the Ihril of it nil. .Cute little lite Lee was billed a "Cuddles." George nnd Eddie hai the nerve to work under their owi names, but when they met girl they'd try nnd pass themselves of as Von and Schenck. On at leas one occasion the boys were mistsik en for Mclnlyrc and Heath. Right here and no\v I'd lik- c t deny a foul rumor that's been innk ing the rounds (hat when Edcli nnd Georgie worked for Ous the had to d6 their turn behind a nel like the Chcrrv Sisters. HERRING Din IT Many anecdotes have been tol nbont why Cantor started in she 1 business. Ml of them are wrong. happen lo know that he first wer to work because he was crazy aboi: herring, rind it wasn't until Eddie father stopped his herring allow ance that he went out to look fo a job as a comic. Jessel, on the other hand, wft pushed onto the stage. He wa working as a propman at Miner on Uie liowery, and he was shove on one night by mistake, In plac of a prop piano. The slar li you want to buy more v_. Bonds SELL US THE FURNITURE VOL' ARE NOT USING, for cash Also liberal trade-in allowance for furniture on new. Alvin Hardy Furn. Co. 01 E. Main Phone 2302 GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also^Vulcahizing and tire Repair WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Phone 2291 MR. FARMER d)RAGl-INE AVAILABLE About October 15th For Farm Ditching~-MaMe Arrangements Now. Surveying Of All Kinds Contact W. D. COBB, tivil Eng. P. 0. Box 401, Blythcvillc, Ark. phone 822 DRS. NIES & NIES , OSTEOPATH/C DSSEASEJ5 a SPECIALTY (EXCEPT CANCFR; OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 Clinic 514 MidB Blytherille, Ark. Pfcoae 2*21 SERMANir mil TRY IT AGAf H ffr- , By Sigrid Schultz ^'^ \i-:,V Srrvlci'. IIK-. As an /Iniericaii neiuspapcr correspondent in Berlin from 1919 to IS'll, Siffrid Schulfz sniu at first hand the cuenis that fed from. World Wnr I to World War II. And she saw the beliiiicl-lhe- SCCNCS j>repara£ion /or the coming "uiar-iH-peace" t^io( she warns matj ctifiiiiiiate in World ivar fir. This is die story oj Germany's plans to loin Uie peace, plans that even KOIU arc being put into effect. * * * XIII A COOL iind dispassionate appraisal of the last 25 years is indispensable if we are to better oiir record with the nev/ peace. For it is startling to realize with what lack of coolness and dispassion we reacted in the past— swinging from an extreme wnr hatred to an extreme in sentimentality. Both England and the United Slates succumbed very quickly last time to German propaganda aimed at our Christian ideals of forgiveness and compassion. We had won; we must be generous. A lack of generosity would mean that we were vindictive. Quite a number of observers in Germany warned that a new war was ih the ranking. But the Allies felt that since they had won, their victory was both complete and permanent. They were also war- weary and haunted with horror at the thought oE a new conflict Meanwhile the Germans searched out the chinks in our armor Where they saw weaknesses, they made vise of them. .Whereas vie tory lulled the victors, defeat only sharpened (lie wits of the van cntished. They found weaknesses in ou eagerness to forget and make up in our embarrassment about ou war hatred, in onr disregard c the letter of the treaty law, whic we made ourselves, ih the dislrus that always springs up betwee Allies, in our sympathy for them selves because we believed thei lo bo underdogs, and above al in our yearning .lor "belter bus' ess than usual." "Hang the Kaiser," wo had aid, and with our Allies solemnly .eluded clauses in the Versailles reaty calling for the punishment f German war criminals. But 'hen the Germans protested and heir officers rattled their swords, •e changed the subject. We ac- epted a trial ot war criminals iat was no more than a farce. Our own indifference to these lauscs convinced the Germans iat given time and a little help rom their foreign sympathizers ie,, whole treaty couia be crapped. Until then, they would masculotc it as quickly as possible. And they determined that ve should help them. To shield a criminal is not Christian; it is merely to become n'accessory after the fact. Bui vc shall bo asked to shield criminals. Hardly had the first tcnta- ive signs of a United Nations vic- ory shown themselves when the rgumcnls in.favor of forgiveness and leniency to the still undefeated enemy assailed al the same imo our eyes, our cars, and our icarts. We can scarcely avoid a concerted s y in p a I h y-offensive with the new peace treaty. It will be much more powcrfu ban the one to which we wen subjected last time. And that wa: effective enough. The minute we laid down our arms in 1918, th friends of Germany and the Ger mans themselves went to work or our respect and affection for th old-fashioned, nonmilitaristic Ger man, which he deserved, tradin; on our belief in the peaceful in tcntions of those other German who deserved neither. * * * ("\UR soldiers, diplomats, busi ^ Yiessmon anrl newspapcrme in Germany in 1910 could so with their own eyes how thin th people were, how shabbily clad All the Germans we met blame the Allied blockade for their mis cry. That saddled us with a fee ing of guilt, although a blockat is a war weapon like any otho and when wera war weapons eve casanf? The Germans had done" 1 the blockading they could, ith their U-boats ami their -raid"s indiscriminately sinking ships, hat blockade wasn't mentioned.- e were busy being tactful. But there were other causes for .e German plight. In those cold inters of World War I, ll!c Gerans were diverting quantities o£ leir staples, potatoes Rnd grain, the manufacture of nli-ohol and thcr military synthetics. THe opulation got whatever potatoes ere left over, often frozen alibi alf rotten because of the break- own of transporltiliun. Whrit tiling stock remained in work- g shape was used to CBrry troop's •Kcrcvcr the High Command anted them, from Brussels to :icv, from Riga to xJagdad. Then there were the black-mar-' cts. People who had mbney-and •ho knew a farmer or two in'the ountry could buy whatever thtiy anted. The rich hoarded, nnd ^o educed e v c r y h o d y's rations. Inch of the hoarded food spoileU rom improper storage. But the German people were hungry and ad been hungry for years. It vas easier to blame outsiders lian lo look for the real cause, 'he Jews came in for nn unjust hare of abuse, and above all, the 'criminal blockade," Not until lie late 1020's did American ofli- :ers, studying at the Berlin Tech- lical lligh School, become aware of the extent to which foodstuffs lad gone into industrial war exploitation. Then it was too late The, superb physical condition of the German (roops as 'they Jn- vaded country alter country in A'orld War II astonished.all mili- .ary and journalistic observers.: The old-timers remembered -the prophecy of serious medical ;ex-! perls in and lifter 1919 that thfe. generation born near the 'end 'b'f; the war would forever be puriy because of malnutrition in their youth. They did look peeked and frail in the postwar years. Those that survived, largely bdc'ausc b'f food nishcri lo them from foreign donors, became the superwarriora of 1939, men who showed only, contempt and cruelty Howard nations which had distinguished themselves in their humanitarian altitude toward Germany. ~ (To Be Continued)

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