The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 10, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 10, 1944
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?AGB FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVJLLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS O6. H. W. HABJE8, PiiWIsher ' SAMUEL f. NORSK, Editor JAMES A. OATEN9, Advertising Stan*g«r Sole National Advertising Representative*: Wallace'Wltrner'Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, 'October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES 'By carrier In the city of Blytheville, 20o per week, or 85c per month. By mail, within a radius of 40 miles, $4.00 per year, $8.00 for six montlis, $1.00 for three months; by mull outside 50 mile zone $10.00 per year payable In advance. 'With 2 Pr. Pants' A crusade for the return of Die two- panis suit has been launched by Kcp. E. P. Scrivner, who is a Knnsns Republican and, we have no doubt, a crusading knight whose blue serge trousers glisten as did the shining armor of the knights of old, Mr. Shvivner addresses his plea for the status quo ante belluin in gents' clothing to OPA Director Chester Bowles. "Through all the years of experience along with millions of others," says the petition, "I am convinced of the economy of the extra pair. In view of tlie . . . actual surplus of both wool and cotton, is there any possible chance of restoration of two-pants suits?" : This of course is a far cry from the days when the Republicans were not asking, but promising, things in twos— two cars in every garage and two chickens in every pot. Nevertheless \ve believe that Mr. Scrivner's modest, petition will have wide appeal. "Two trousers on every hanger." It's a nice campaign slogan. It's a challenge to the OPA. And it will strike a responsive chord in millions -of henrls. What Mr. Scrivner actually is doing is pleading in an oblique sort of way for the white-collar worker. It might even turn out that the Kansas congressman is beating Vice President Wallace at his own game of championing the common man. Like the weather, the white-collar worker's' plight has been much talked about and little acted upon since the war began. Fixed income, little or no overtime and higher living costs create his big problem. But there are subdivisions. One of them,strikes him, if we may come down to cases, right in the seat of the pants. This problem doesn't strike the man who stands at a machine all day, or the • seated factory worker in overalls or coveralls. It doesn't affect the execu- ; live who can combat the 'destructive friction with a swivel chair by wearing a dozen suits in rotation. But it does matter to sedentary workers who must maintain a neat and deluding look of prosperity and still watch their budgets. For them an almost-new coat and a pair of seatless trousers to match arc no joke. Of course the two-pants suit creates .its own problems. It requires care in alternate use of the spare parts. You just don't wear out one pair of trousor.s and start on the other, for use and frequent cleanings change the coat's shade and texture. It is no simple jackel-and- odd-slacks arrangement. ' And there's no handy reminder to switch, like the blue toothbrush for morning and the red one for night. But we imagine that millions would still like to undertake the two-pants responsibility again. And if they get it, they might elevate Mr. Scrivner to a niche in the hall of fame right beside Vice President Tom Marshall and his 5-ceut cigar. They both knew what the people wanted. ' • Where Legislation Ends Congress has passed sonic good and necessary benefits for returning veterans, sue)) as financial help and job guarantees for former workers. Hut Congress can do only so much. Many veterans are going to need and deserve other and loss tangible Probably the, Owens-Illinois Glass Co. is not the only company which merits commendation for considering these veterans' needs, but Ibeir.s i.s the first outline to come to hand. In the sales and junior executive departments, veterans already returned arc working with "unofficial tutors." Refresher courses arc given to ox- plain any changes in method or regulations, and efforts arc miule to make the ex-soldier fed that he has never been away. Factory workers in service* who are eligible for reinstatement get a person;)] letter from their plant manager before their discharge. On their return they are met by veterans' co-ordinalors who explain any changes in procedure, and consult with veterans on new skills, or war-acquired handicaps. Such activities cannot be legislated or made compulsory. But they should be encouraged and made general. The added effort will certainly pay large dividends in helping men through what one Owens-Illinois spokesman called the "reverse shock" of returning to civilian , life and work. And Speaking of Congress- A bill has been introduced in the ITousc which would create a sort of West Point-Aniuipolis-New London to train women officers for various branch of the service in peacetime. The debate on the measure promises to be vicarious "Battle of the Amazons" which should be something to watch. But what intrigues us at the moment is that the bill was introduced by —0, shades of southern chivalry, Scarlett O'llara, crinoline and magnolias—the gentleman from Georgia, Rep. E. E. Cox. Can it be that the day is coming when the. southern colonel will be identifiable not by a gray van dyke, but by a short gray bob and, perhaps, a trifle too much lipstick? TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1944 •SO THEY SAY Ani' official following the enemy's orders will lie cold and stiff behind his desk; any German accepting an executive post \v;n [incl an open grave behind him; any judge sentencing Germans will riving from his own lamp p.ost.—Das Scliwnrze Korps, Hlinmler's SS publication. » » . .: Germany is a tactical union of force created for purposes of war, not The people of (he various districts of Germany are dissimilar in character and (hey would be much happier and certainly less dangerous to the world peace If they were permitted to live independently.— President-elect Ramon Gran San Mnvtin of Cuba. * » • We imisl be prepared for the transition of tlie war from a preliminary to n irxny serious stage. —Adinl. Kichlsaburo Nomura, last Japanese ambassador to Washington. » • » Tlie home of the killed n lot ol people with germs and lock of knowledge, but the hundreds of thousands of women who have taken first aid courses, who have been trained as nurses' aides, are making the country's homes much safer.—Margaret Culkin Banning, author. » » . • The necessity for railing vast sums from the public will continue practically undiminishcrt for sonic time c.fter V-E Day.—OWI report. Sibl GUNCE1 fcy Oafa«lrii \mi'-:- : -%-> . ^ S|l -, £''_?.';->. * "'•-'"- VJ^o^Slfcr—». i., , ,. &?'?,-> "It'll sure he a relief \vlicn liill is old enough to go away N and 1 won'I Imve to wear his cut-down clolhes!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By Wttttam Ferguson• 'O ARRIVED OVER H£KB OCTOBER. 12TH, 1492..-BUT IF YOU WANT VOUK CHRISTMAS GIF-rS TO ARRIVE OVER BV CHRISTMAS THEN AWILTHEM NO LATER THAN) OCTOBER /S TH. 5Pc .AS ABABV^ AWPC::^, 1 fouf? we£K£- AC /:: i ADULT'' :: Tiio "Old I.iuly of Tlircv.ii.:: the Bunk ol Eni'toud. NEXT. Our natural siii">.. WARNING OKDEK In Die Chancery Court, Chlrkasaiv- ba District, Mississippi County, Arkansas, Mary Frcdn Pringle, PlaintilT, vs. No. 8815 Oda O. Pringlc, Defendant. The defendant, Oda O. Pringlo, .s hereby warned to appear within Lhirty days In the court named In the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintill Mary Freda Pringle. Dated this 9 day of Oct, 1044. HARVEY MORRIS, Clerk. Ed 13. Cook, Atty. for PIT. Geo. W. Biirhain, Atty. ad I.ltem. KVlO-n-24-31 Bldg!, Main St., Leachville, Aik. Application Is for permit to be issued for operation beginning on the 15th day of Oct. 10H, and to expire on the 30th day of June, 1915, as prescribed by Bulletin dated January 1. 1338 and Supplemental Regulation No. 19. cllective July 10. 1937. E. L. HENDRYX. NOTICE 0!' FILING OF A1TU- CAT1OX FOK LIQUOR PERMIT Notice is hereby given that the undersigned has iileci ivilh the Commissioner of Revenues of the State of Arkansas for permit to sell nnd dispense vinous or spirituous liquors for beverage at retail on the premises described as Staudcmnnycr PBESCilSPTIQUS Frsshwt Stock Ganranteed Etsi Prteoa Kirby Qrog Stores Our Boarding House with Maj. Hoople Out Our Way ByJ, R. Williams ^K. N'OU.TWIGSS.' \NEAU, ANiC) »P \17 UM< T'D RETTCO nTL^O\0 SI) S^4 e u P AC °TUI A« GOOD GOSH. WE BEEM WM7IM 4 IT IK we J'^f C V \MSVJ *-lCA\ S"-.''''-^V- t UMPERTH'WROMG \ I \AMMr>C:D» tirf ir-i i I WHEN 1 ROD& TH' GOW / IM THIS LOD6E I . , ^ rci . x . COME OUT TH' WIN- \\ TO US' DEe WE WAS A-W-MTIM'F UMDEE. 'ROUMP TH' /- C>1D TONSlGrtT, \ ''•''' I BEFORE l4e SOU'LL6eA9/ r "^ EXPLODES.' FORTrt=ltt> AS / WHW \ HEROESAREMADE-MOT &ORM GERMANS WILL TRY IT AGAIN fix S/grW Sc/ju/ir ^«t'";.?"« v^'s'l*w T' 1 As an American, newspaper correspondent in Berlin from J9JO (o 1341, Sigria Schulfz saw at first hand Hie events that led from World War l to World War 11. And slic saw Hie l>ehin<l-ilie- seoies preparation for the com- iny "wur-in-peace" that she warns may culminate in World' War III. This is (lie story of Germany's plans to win the peace, plans thni even 71010 are beiny j>it( into effect. *t* XIV HpIIE disarmament o£ Germany, •*• which v, T as never completed, began while our soldiers were still in Ihe lihinclnnd. Inflation gathered momentum and the Germans groaned ever more loudly that never could they pay the huge, the fantastic sums demanded from Ihpm in reparations. He- turned American occupation soldiers fold at home o£ the sufferings they had seen. Many Americans, eager to be fair, conceded tiiat the figure of 30 billion marks seemed astronomical. They could not know that Germany was hiding her resources, that her wealthy classes had smuggled billions out of Germany to safety in Switzerland. Nor could they know that only six years after filler became Germany's master he would have spent Ibe exact sum for rearmament which the postwar Germans had declared would enslave them for generations—90 billion marks. Instead of paying wp, the financial experts allied with the secret general staff speeded up inflation for use as a political and economic weapon on the international front. With the mark toppling in Germany and on foreign markets as well, going up in smoke under the very eyes of the Allies, how could tliey expect Germany to pay reparations? Everybody fro m politician (o industrialist wept crocodile tears over Germany's poverty. And, with each paroxysm o£ grief, succeeded in gel- ting big slices slashed from ihe reparations demands, ' Meanwhile, the industrialist iiad regained entry for their goods on foreign markets mid, making use of inflation, were accumulating foreign cash abroad, spending it to buy businesses, to start key men picked by the secret general slafl in companies placed strategically throughout the world, And, as German businessmen went abroad to consolidate their profits, foreigners came to Germany to look for business openings, inflation had translated the purchase price of German property and shares into fabulous bargains in foreign currency. And the many speculators who took a (ling on the German stock market automatically acquired with Ihelr dividends a personal interest in German enterprises. • * * TN the meantime, the poor grew • steadily poorer. They worked long hours overtime and got, for the money they earned, almost nothing. They became increasingly restless, and that unrest among the hungry,, desperate masses was used to perpetrate one of the greatest international hoaxes of all times, the threat of "imminent chaos" unless Germany were given the help she wanted. The threat worked. The businessmen among the western powers were terrified that chaos might engulf Germany and deprive them of that vast Central European market just then beginning to open up. The businessmen agreed that one could not jeopardize the German market just for the sake o£ reparations. Who would get the money anyhow? The French were admittedly entitled to reparations, but weren't they being too insistent? The people who asked that question came from countries which had not been ravaged by the Ger- mr.r.:. Clever propaganda !-.r.d inclined them to sympathy with the German plal . With the United States and ihe British Empire milling to forget Ihe war, anxiou« o get on with business, and th»' •\ench insisting on repayment for! heir losses, it was easy for 1he Germans to drive a wedge be- wccn the former Allies. Their story was that strong, powerful r rance was persecuting p 00 r help- ess, 'upright Germany. ' '; When (he rest of us realized hat Germany had dodged her •eparattons payments, (hat she lad not disarmed, that on the contrary she was bootlegging her-' self a new army, the British were >harged with failing to co-operate vith the French in enforcing the Versailles Treaty. ' fT was finally agreed that'onlyl businessmen could straighten out the gigantic problems involved. Under the leadership 'oll'i leacial Charles Dawes, they set" lie new reparations figure at 41' million gold marks—less fhaii half he money invested by Germany 'n rearmament under Hitler, not ;o mention the vast sums spout for military purposes before his advent. To make sure the Germans would not compromise the Businessmen immediately by defaulting, the Dawes Commission provided ample loans for Germany. , " "i -Experts don't quite agree-OK .he exact amounts loaned to Ger-' nany and invested in that conn-' try. Some ot them put the total up to the end of the 1920's at $G,'i3G,000,000 against which Ger- 1 many paid only $4,452,975,000 in; reparations. The balance went,! not to improve the lot of (he Ger-' man people, but to prepare Germany's rearmament. i! All kinds of latest-design;! streamlined factories rose out of the money loaned to Germany;; The old plants had been worn; out, outgrown. , They had run' overtime to supply the Kaiser's! armies. They ran full out diirmgi inflation, v/hen Germany flooded' ihe world with her products. The'' industrialists replaced them with) factories which were the admira-' tion of engineers and business- 1 : men from abroad. These plants: were ready in plenty ot time toi build up a kzss rciavve of weap-' ons and equipment for ^Vorld. 1 War If. ''•'..' 4f {To Be Continued) Sate 50% Oa TRUSSES Steel and Elastic STEWART'S Drnf S t • r • Main & Lake Phone 2822 500 oilier MONflRCU Focnh—»H lust as Coodl When we repair the shoes they are truly renewed. Fine leathers, nuite- -__— rials and highly skilled workmanship make the footwear smart, new looking besides adding miles and miles of comfortable ivciir. Come to the modern, complete shop. Roaches, 'Rata »ud Slice eliminated. Contract fervioQ In peat control. Biddle Exterminators Free Estimates. 115 8. Third Phono 2751 FOB SALE CONCRETE STORM SEWER ALL BIZE8 Chuper Than KriAft Lumber Osceolo Tile & Culvert Co. Phone SSI OtteoU, Ark. Fail anil Winter TUNE-UP SAVE gasoline . . . SAVE Tires. Gel All-round Better Performance! T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler Dealer - I'arts S; Service 121 W. Ash Phone 2122 GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also— Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE COAL CO. 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 Eng. P. 0. Rox 401, Blylheville, Ark. Phone 822 Until Further We will observe the following business hours: WEEKDAYS—Open 8 A.M Close 8 P.M. SATURDAYS—Open 8 A.M Close 10 P.M. SUNDAYS—Open 8:30 A.M. Close 10:30 A.M. Open 2 P.M Close 6 P.M. (Closed between 10:30 and 2 on Sundays) We Deliver Main & First Sts. Phone 2542 DRS. NIES & NIES OSTEOPATH/C PHYS/CUN5 RECTAL DISEASES o SPECIALTY (EXCEPT CANCER) OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 Ciinlc 614 Mala BlytherlUe, Ark. Phone 2S21 .) rt,';/ ^.> 'i NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS Termites may b« ruining yonr property. C«ll me fo» check-up without cost or obligation. BATS, MICE AND ROACH CONTROL GUARANTEED WORK H. C. BLANKENSHIP C. Kcnlockj OH Mrs. DALTON C. FOWLSTON. K. A., M S M ORGANIST and TEACHER of PIANO — ORGAN and VOICE Former New York Organist and Teacher For Appointment Write Mrs. Fowlston nor Chicknsawba or Phone 2049 55 Attention TRUCK OWNERS- Recap and Roll! \Vitli new tires critically short, recapping will keep your equipment on the road. We'll give your present tires a new lease on life! GUARANTEED WORK — CEILING PRICES MODINGER-POEIZ TIRE CO. tlwy. 61 N'orfh Phone 2*01

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