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October 12, 1944

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

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'> *•; , r- ,,rj- :PAGE TEN BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURlfcfc NEWS JPHE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS 00. . B. W. HAINE8, Publisher 8AMOEL P, MORRIS, Editor , • JAMES A, OATEN6, Advertising Manager ' Sole National'Advertlslnif Representative*; W»Ua« Witmfr Or, New York, Chicago, De- irblt. Atlanta; Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except 8nnd«y Enwred us second class mutter nt the post- o/flce at Blytlieville, Arkansas, under act of Congress. October 0, 1917. Served by the United Press i SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier Ip the city of Blythevllle, 20c per '• week, or 85c per month. By mall, within/a radius of 40 miles, $4.00 per : year, $200 for six montlis, $1,00 for three months; 1 by mall outside 50 mile zone $ 10.00 per year '. payable In advance. 'True Freedom of Enterprise , Ever since the'merchants broke the j back of the Middle Ages, the principle of freedom has been closely linked to ] the concept of trade. In legislatures, in I law courts, on battlefields, men hove . debated, contested and bled for the ' privilege of working and trading where, when-and as they would. • ', ' ' \ The historian booking back upon J these struggles can see quite clearly that this battle for freedom was some'- times wholly righteous, sometimes merely selfish, sometimes deeply threat- eiiing to the progress of civilization. f There were those who would do business freely because by so doing they i could make more necessities available •* to moie people at a lower cost. There were those, on the other hand, who de| sired untrammoled business opportunity in order to ride roughshod over conj fiumer or laborer or both. 3 Today, in (he midst of a political '} campaign, men on both .sides are wav- I ing the banner of free enterprise. Al a careless glance, this would seem to lake the issue out of politics. But perhaps it is worth examining a little more deeply in order to learn what encli candidate—whether he be running for the White House or the City Hall—means \\hen he promises to protect freedom of enterprise. Does he mean that he wants to protect merely the manufacturers' freedom of enterprise? If he does, he may be intending to limit the freedom of the* manufacturers' employees or of the manufacturers' customers—for shopping is enterprise, too. Does his enthusiasm for freedom go so far that he would insure the freedom of an American business man to form a cai tel with the business men of a few selected—even Axis—nations? Does he feel that enterprise is free only when a monopoly may peg its rates as high a-? it wants? Or only when a competitor may undercut normal price levels at will? Does freedom of enterprise connote freedom from bargaining with labor, or freedom from taxation, or freedom from financial contrpls? True freedom of enterprise is inseparable from the idea of democracy.. It must be remembered that enterprise is shared by all who participate in it or paitake of it. Enterprise includes the man who makes something, the man who helps him make it, the man who buys it and all those who make or buy something like it. Hence enterprise is not entirely free unless the manufac- tuier, the worker, the consumer and the competitor share equally in (he freedom. There is p a simple method of assuring this equality of freedom. That is, of course, the method of control; reasonable price control, reasonable labor laws, reasonable exercise of consumer rights. Somewhere between the freedom which the robber barons enjoyed (and which meant slavery for millions who worked for them'and bought from them) and the total restrictions of a corporatized state lies true, freedom of enterprise. It's a freedom of approximately Die same order «s that enjoyed by the motorist who drives on an avenue protected by an occasional policeman placed there to enforce reasonable traffic laws. It's the kind of freedom which protects both the massive truck and the tiny jallopy. Like all true freedom, it doesn't hurt anyone. <>t QtlteM, Reproduction In thl» ooleunn of editorial* ether oewipapen loci n»t aec«MUllr endorsement bat Ii to fduioivledfment of !»• Itrtft la ttw fobjeet* tiMcntsti. Soldier Voting There has been considerable speculation, most If not nil of It groundless, «s (o how the .servicemen would vote. Undoubtedly. political efforts have been made to Influence (lie sqlclicr vole. That Is an old story wllli the new deal, beginning notoriously but not ending with the frustrated attempt to adopt a uniform federal ballot which members of the nrmccl forces would have been compelled to use exclusively. Both parties are attempting to get their coses before the servicemen, and to the extent this privilege Is granted Impartially it Is not out or order. Members of the armed forces in this country and overseas have the same right as civilians to hear the respective claims of the parties. This one necessity Is to see to it that no abuses are permitted to the advantage or either Mtie. Charges are being made, especially with regard to activities by the new dealers. They will mid should be Investigated fully. But fitter nil the servicemen will be their own judges ns to how they shall vote. There Ls no good reason to suppose that they will be influenced by propaganda any more than the people at home. H iiuiy l« nwre difficult for them to check upon misrepresentations, nnd therefore the necessity of permitting them the fullest pos : slble Information ns to what Is going on. The question of liow the men will vote, however, Is best answered by the record of their voting to dnte. And thai record Indicates that the voting of the servicemen may not be substantially different from the voting of the people nt home. In recent primaries and special elections, even where the civilian count of certain contests was close, the soldier ballots as a rule have failed to change the results. Thnt was observed In the Missouri primaries as In others. In the recent. Maine election, according to n report by Senator Brewster of (lint state, the soldier bnllol.-i followed in general the trend of civilian voting; although, he says, the servicemen voted even more heavily Republican. They returned only about 10,000 ballots after approximately 33,000 had been sent out on application. This would indicate that at least one phase of the speculation lias been dependable—that comparatively small numbers of the servicemen would vote at all. But local election board officials, say civilian interest is lagging even more. Only Hie final results can provide the facts. But it is apparently clear that servicemen will regard their voting ns their own business nnd that politically, as otherwise, they represent a fair cross-section of the American population. —KANSAS CITY, MO., STAR SO THEY SAT Ilie principle of the sovereign equality of pence-lovimr. nations, irrespective of size nnd power, should Indeed commute the foundation of nny future international organization.—President Roosevelt. » • • Despite their (the Germans') desperate mobilization of their InU resources, they do not have full manpower needed (or the defense job. But that does not menu that our tat-k will be anything but difficult.—Secretary of War Henry L. StlniEon. » • * We must create n busic tux law which can be expected to remain simple and generally stable. It must be one which cnn be adjusted from time t/> time by changes In mtcs wltlioul requiring n complete revision once n ycnr or oftcner—Thomas E. Dewcv. THUBSDAY, OCTOBER' 12, 10.14 SIOI GLANCES Here come our guests, but when we go inside, please don t get into a political argument and insult them be-' fore I see if I can get the name of Iheir laundress ["/.'/ •THIS CURIOUS WORLD ByWnnaat Ferguton PRACTICAL BLOOD TPAMSFUS'ONS BEGAN ABOUT 19OO, BUT AS EARLY AS 166& A CASE WAS RECORDED WHERE A LAMB BECAME A 8LOOD DONOR,,,ANO me PATlENr LIVED!. A U-S. WARSHIP NAA^ED FOR A LAR&E CITY WOULD BE A S AIRCRAFT CARRIER CRUISER I IM4 Bf NEA SERVICE. Ire. IN CALIFORNIA, " u * HISH ON A CLIFF BETWEEN ' ..VENTURA. AND SANTA BARBARA, AFIRE HAS BEEN BURNIN& GEOLOGISTS BELIEVE ITTOBE A VEIN OF £(//?/V/S/G ASPHALT. f It-ll. T. M. BEC. V. S. PA7. Off. ANSWER: Cruiser. v-'W.-t^. NEXT: mountains on the moan. \ In Hollywood (\Vl:ile Erskinc Johnson is on vacation, his column is being wxit- ten liy "guest conductors" from among his friends anil fans In Hollywood. • • • BY MONTY WOOI.LEY (Vincli-IIitUng for Ersklnc Johnson) A beard isn't renlly funny. I've worn one for almost 17 years. I've listened to every beard joke under the sun in tlml time, nnd I've never heard one that renlly made me laugh. For nigh oii-,o 17 yours I've forced a smile while dull people asked me whether I wore It under or over the covers. Cote Porter gave n party for me noi, so long ugo. He Invited the most Important people he knew. At the party was n hcnntcd liidy. Cole had hired her for the afternoon. He introduced her to everyone (is my sister. Now that I've pioneered the henrcl, brnvctl the world's bad jokes and proved in "The Pied Piper, ..... Ihe Mnn Wlio Came to Dinner" nncl most recently in Damon Rimyan's "Irish Eyrs Are Smiling" that a lienrd is an nssct, to any man and Our Boarding House with Moj.Hoople Out Our Way ByJ, R. Williams DRNT.' «Hv/ VJEREM'T MEN TUB FOUMDKTIOM 0 I CRUMBLING.' / THE OLD OPRV \ RUM HOUSE PR06A8LV Be FHEV'RE COME-- BROKESOME MA.MPOLIKJ STRIMGS AMD THE Gu\RTET •^-, VJENT HOME V^ EARLIER. | \ TOMIGHT ARE YOU S THEY AIN'T OUT FOR, MORE STRINGS? FlWD OUT--I tJOM'T VVANtt TO CLIMB TH' ALPS AGIN TOMIGHT F FEET ? MNRCUlNG AROUND AU_ MIGHT AT GU3E FACTORV BROUGHT NW BUMIOKiS To v-Mvre ne/xr/ TlAKV 308 / UP TO MOW TOO B AD.' USED To ONE GOOD COMEDIES .' rt He E\iER DiD YWS 8ETVJEEM BORM THIR.TV YEARS TOO 5OOM especially to an actor, he joke's gotten thinner and thinner. Beards have begun to be fashionable and even popular. WHY, LOTS OF PEOPLE— Walter Pidgeon donned one ir "Madame Curie." Orson Welles sprouted one for his role in "Jane Eyre." Joe) Mccrea had to grow one to portray "Buffalo Bill." Laird Crcgnr sports i\ nifty as the psychopathic killer in "Hangover Square,' ami so docs Sir Cedrlc Hardwlcke as the Back Tiny patrician, "Henri Cabot Lodge," in Darryl P. Z nuck's production of "Wilson." Anyone can sit down and with i minimum of mental effort call of at least two score of ranking Hollywood players who have tnkcn to beards recently for the sake of their art. It's not a joke any longer. The ne\t time yon see a newsreel ov a newspaper photo showing the boys at the front, count me beards and you'll sec what I mean. They're mostly heroes. They'll remain he roes, too, If they continue to wea: them on their return home. But the going won't be near a tough for them as it would one Im-c been. For that they can thank Monty Woollcy. Actually, the reason for my bearc Is both simple and profound. I hai been at Yale for many years teach ing English and working like beaver to build np the dramatic rfc partment. Along about that t.lm tlic university was given a million dollar endowment to establish theater workshop. I felt at last m efforts would be rewarded and would be made head of the new de partment. . , The university officials heard m respectfully, nodded kindly am then hired another man—a Har vard man. at that, for the Job, That night I stood before my mir ror an^ looked n' mvself long am hard. I said, "What's wrong will you. -Monty? You have brains. Yoi liave talent. You get along wit people and you have a distinguish c<l appearance. What Is It yo lack?" THE MAKING OF The answer came in a sudden II Imnlnatlng flash. And see what th beard has done for me? It's bee: the making of Woollcy. Also, there's only one iKrson wh can wear a besrd, aside from Ool Porter's girl frlend.'nnd that's man A beard is the distinguishing mar and the dignity of a male. As fo their romantic appeal, I tell yo simply—ask the man who owns one When you're thinking of planning, don't forget the beard It's a Cockeyed World WHEM A BUSINESS MAU •DEFIES THE «?»^t. '3 BE A NICE TELLOW. }' OFF '£% 'ou'll see more beards In the next ew years than ever before In the •orld's history. You're bound to. Since women have gotten to earing pants, males simply have i grow a Beard to let the world now who's the man of the house. PRESCRIPTIONS Freshest Stock Guaranteed Best Prtew Kirby Drag Stores WE rat ALL DOCTORS' PRESCRIPTIONS AND SAVE TOTT MONEY STEWARTS Sl«r e an Rata and Mice eliminated. Contract •wrlce fat pert central. Biddle Exterminators US 8. Third Phone 2751 Save 50% On TRUSSES Steel and Elastic STEWART'S Drag St * r• Main & Lake Phone 2822 Fall and Winter TUNE-UP SAVE gasoline . . . SAVE Tires. Get All-round Better Performance! T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler Dealer - Parts & Service 121 W. Asti 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. Hox 401, Klytheville, Ark. Phone 822 DRS. NIES & N1ES OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIANS RECTAL DISEASES a SPECIALTY (EXCEPT CANCER) OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 Clinic 514 Mill Blythe-riUe, Ark. Phons 2»21 WfU TRyjT.AGAIN id Sfhulfr '', c °""' f <-'' ir - <""• <>v MRTI.I sn,iiir/,T^ '° J< -"°"- i ' DMrlliiiird hy MU .SiTtW. Inc. 1- • 'As an 'American newspaper correspondent in Berlin from 39.19 to Hit, Sigrid Sclndlz saw at fast hand flic events that led from World War I to World War II. And she saw the behind-the- scenes preparation for the coming "war-iii-pcncc" that site warns may culminate in World War 111. This is the story of Gennauy's plans to win the •peace, plans that even now arc being put into effect. » * * XVI "WITHOUT the active co-opera- lion ot German women, the unofficial total-war general stall of Germany could never have toppled over the Republic nor rearmed the country for war. No generalization, is more dangerous than one concerning women. But the decent German women know only too well that they ; form a small minority in the sec. ond World War, and that their number lias steadily shrunk un.'der the machinations of the Hitler regime. While most Republican women WCro trying to make their sisters ! appreciate Hie democratic priv- ' ttigcs conferred on them by the Weimar Constitution, Adolf Hitler, in Munich, was talking so as to | win support from the vvomen- ' folk of the returned soldiery. Ev- I erylhing he said showed that he ; understood their worries about j their families. Many ot the \vom- •on had reason for concern in the j new restlessness o£ their sons and ; husbands, Irritable in the unac- 1 customer! quiet of home life after 'the excitements of the war. To iall women, Hitler said that the i family was the kernel around ; which the new, the all-powerful i Germany would be built by him j and his friends. He \vas the man I who would save Christianity from •the onslaught of the wicked, god•less Reds and Republicans, The l bewildered middle-class women, ;\vho felt they were too fine to i loin the WrJ«rs^iri_th^.Soclallst[r)rl; Party, who distrusted the democrats and got few new ideas from heir old clerical Centrist Party, flocked to llerr Hitler. So did the frustrated, restless ipinslcrs—after Hitler organized he Storm Troopers and paraded them up and down the streets, plainly spoiling for a fight or for n romance. With the shortage of some four million men of marriageable ago, the women loved :o hear the Nazis promise a husband for every German woman— vhcn they became masters of Germany. * « » WOMEN, said Hitler, were too sacrcrl to the real he-men of ermany, the Nazis, lo be allowed 'o sully their souls with such lowly matters as politics. To permit a woman to run for parliament was a desecration of womanhood —and the millions of women who could not make the parliamentary grade thought there must be something in it. They didn't even resent it when the Nazis talked about the inferiority of the female brain. Instead, forbidden politics, the German woman quite naturally broke her neck to get into Ihe Nazi political Party, working twice as hard, to prove herself. Before long a certain prestige attached to consorting with Nazis. Fran v. Ludendorff invited Hitter to her house, and through the aristocratic leaders of anti-Semitism, Hitler inado the acquaintance of many sociely women. Ho spoke less of the sanctity of family lite for their entertainment, but appealed lo their pan-German prcj- lidiccSj to their craving for new sensations, to their ambition, and strangely enough, to their maternal instinct. There are today a score or so of aged women in various places, each of whom thinks she was the one who really made Hitler's success possible. When Hitler toured Germany in the early 1930's by plane, or raced by car from one rally to the other, women would fight tor the "• lxS?8£ SLt2. u , c 'l' n ,B his <nustDrd-_ :olored raincoat, some would even ry to kiss its hem. Eva Braun,; he young woman who was closer) o him than any other, asserted' hat Hitler loathed these perform- i mces but that he and his friends 1 decided they had "jiolitical value."-'. * * * | A DOLF H1TLEK, Ihe lady's man, i rl remained a shrewd politician. '• When Dietrich Ecknrt took him 1 lo Bayreuth lo commune at the, shrine of Richard Wagner, Hitler; became the great friend of the younger members of Ihe family- After Siegfried Wagner died there was a great deal of talk about a possible marriage between Hitler ind Siegfried's English widow, Winifred. It reached the point where a venturesome diplomatic attache asked one ot her daughters, "Is it true that your mother is having a romance with Hitler?" The young daughter replied: moodily, "He isn't having any." i Later Hitler invited this same girl, then grown, to luncheon so, frequently that a new wave of talk started. But ever since 1929 Eva Braun : has been at Hitler's side. After 1 the war broke out she moved into the Chancellery. This caused the, rumor that the Fuehrer had married her. It has been said that Hitler promised her good middle-: class mother that he would marry i her "after securing victory for! Germany." Eva became involved; wilh Hitler as a very young girl' when she studied geography with Heinrich Hoffman, Hitler's court! photographer. She is as lonely and unhappy a woman as ever : lived in the shadow of an all- : powerful tyrant. Leni Riefcnstahl, the move star, ; worked very hard to prove that' she was the light in Hitler's life.' Her pull got her appointed official i photographic recorder of the : Nuremberg Parly rallies. She di- ! reeled the filming of the Olympic Games. Starting in Greece, her; technical crew followed her. throughout eastern Europe, sup-^ plying German espionage centers) with invaluable photographic material. But U is not enough for th» modern Nazi woman to be efficient or beautiful. She must also render services to the Fatherland. ........ ( T 9 Bc_Conllnucd) ^

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