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October 13, 1944

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, October 13, 1944
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THE BLYTHEVfyLE COURIER NEWS '•*.", ;;,.' IBB OOUKIEB NEWS CO. . ,.: ,'.„,,, , H. W. HAINE8, Publisher , ' • '- - BAMUlOi F, NORRIB, Editor - ' Jiaaa A. OATEN8, Adverting Manager ' HBoIf National Adtertlslrig Representatives: U*..,Wltmtr Co., New York, Chicago, De- AtUata, Memphis. Ererjr Afternoon dcept Sunday wi -_ •» second clasa matter at th? port- ,ftt Blytbevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con. October 9, 1917. • Served by the United Press 8OB80JUPTIOK RATES carrier In the dty of Blythertlle, SOc per or 85c per month, .flfelVwithin a radius ol 40 miles, $4.00 per /tf.OO for six months, $1.00 for three months; i. s wall.outside CO mile zone 110.00 per year ,in advance. Gravy Trains and Blank Checks Arkansas taxpayers already scnip- liug.the bottom of the crock to pay » stissrerfng federal, state and locnl tax bill are in no position to afford the luxuries of gravy trains and blank checks. Yet that is exactly what the author of the Hollingsworth Hospital Act is proposing in Initiated Act Number 3 which is to be submitted to the voters in."' the general election on November 7. In > the first place the act seeks to set up its own tax collection agency at aiu.csfiniated annual cost of ?250,000 completely ignoiing the fact that the state "revenue department could collect these proposed new taxes, if levied, •without,, .any additional help and with but little additional cost. _,,We cannot affoul to throw ?250,000 away each year to perpetuate such a gravy "train. Nor will money thrown atyay^on gravy trains provide hospital, ization, free or otherwise, for the people of; Arkansas. *»And speaking of blank checks, the act ^provides for the appropriation of $2,400,000 for general expenses and ' $1000,000 for salanes for the next two years even though there is not the 'slightest possibility of constructing and _piacmg in opeiation a single unit of the proposed sybtem within that time. ' .Do' ,,you, Mr. and Mrs. Taxpayer, wagt^tp sign a blank check for $3,- 8fJJ)T,OOt) to operate a non existent' hospital system? You can write' your an- .swer to th'at question at the polls on November 7 by voting NO on the Hol- lintfsworth "Hospital Act. i ,. ., . - . , ••••" " r 'F6f all the dissimilarity of their careers, Alfred E Smith and Wendell Willkie,, were essentially alike — great am} admirable men whose greatness lly and inescapably Amer- i', .Both won the highest honor that their parties could bestow in spite of HfcwJicaps --of > background which would have beeii~fatal to the ambitions of lesjseF'rnen. "Both of them failed to win tHe" presidency, and in each case the failure was due in large part to their rausal to trade honest and honorable convictions for vote-winning compromises,*,". _ ' J ' AL Srruth learned his politics in the rough-and-tumble environment of a decidedly unsavory political machine. Wendell Willkie was innocent of any political expeuence when he was swept dramatically from a successful but unspectacular private life to the presidential nomination. It was easy for oppon- qnts . .to . taunt them with shouts of "Tammany" and "Wall Street." It was impossible to smirch their characters or their 'motives. A great liberal who didn't prate •BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.)'. COURIER NEWS about it, Al Smith served as New York's governor in a day when the country's chief concern was with domestic affairs. It was a'day of complacency, bigotry and hypocrisy, «mi Mr.- Smith was opposed to all of them. He fought for social and governmental improvements when it would have been easier to maintain the status quo of general prosperity. lie was devoutly and proudly Catholic. He thought the Eighteenth Amendment unfair, unworkable and un-American, and said so. This was in 1928, when the Klan was still alive, when office holders drank wet and voted 'dry, when the Anti-Saloon League was a great power in American politics. Al Smith's beliefs cost him the -presidency, but not his integrity. Wendell Willkie came upon the scene at a time of world war and world •thought. His political idealism crossed parly lines, and his burning convictions would not be curbed to-Hie professional politicians' bidding. Mr. Willkie judged a man by his words and deeds, not by his party. He invited a similar judgment. He .sought to convince, not to compromise. And his beliefs cost Mm not only the presidency but, later, his party's nomination. Perhaps this last disappointment hastened his death. But it was the dis- appointmnet not of an ambitious man, but of n man who carried his beliefs into battle with those who opposed them most, strongly, and fought for them with noble courage. Al Smith and Wendell Willkie rose to the heights in the approved American manner, one from New York's tenement district/ the other from u small low;) of rural Indiana. Both were men of great personal charm and compelling character. Both spoke unaffectedly the regional speech of their beginnings, which shocked the purists. But their words excited the admiration of millions, even when they did not win agreement; For they were the words of wise and compassionate minds, brilliantly informed'! fiercely sincere.' The country's loss in the passing of either of these,men would be heavy at any lime. But the death of both, particularly at this time, is grievously so. We need then\ in the days to come for their" service as a sort of public con- i science, in or out of office. For we knew that when they spoke it was always from the heart, never from expediency. And we knew that we • would do well to listen and weigh their words. •gQTHCYSAY I am suixlous to see our stabilization policy continued for the rest: of the war. If 11 Is nl- lowcd to fail we lose the only nncHor we have against a tplra! of rising costs and prices'.—Eric A. Johnston, president U. S. C. ot C. • » » The argument that we should wait to join an International organization until we see wliat the peace terms arc Is the same argument as was used In 1918 to wreck the'League of Nations— Sen. Joseph H. Bull (R) or Minnesota. • * * If we could get the Japs all in' one place we coitlct put a similar force, against, them and there wouldn't be any doulrt tibout the result. But we arc not fighting that kind of war. We have to track down small numbers of well- entrenched Japs over a wide front.—U.-Gcn. Walter Krueger in South Pacific. • • • We must maintain the most power!ul Navy on the globe. Its strength will be in the interests of our own security and the peace of the world. —Sen. Tom Connally (D) of Texas, chairman Foreign Relations CommlUec. • • • Everybody Is agreed since the Arrihcm atlnlr that the European war looks longer than It did three or four weeks ago.~OWI report. SIDI GUNCW * BY kEA BtftVICE. IHfc, T. U. REG- U. S. PAT. o "All I've seen is pictures of foreign hussies "kissing, our soldiers, and I can't help thinking how Bob always •wants to be in the' thick of things!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By Wffltam Fargu»on• •THE MOST MPOV.JMT, RANGE i OF MOUNTAINS, THE APENNINES, IS 450 MILES IN LENGTH, ASlD CONTAINS 3.OOO PEAKS, RAW6IN6 UP TO 19,000 FEEF IN ALTITUDE. "BooT TRAINING OOESNT TRAIN THE BOOTS AT ALL " .; , ., TOM ALVEY, iff' ' W3lfS&tf, US/SCO/ -A ONE -INCH CUBE OF CONTAINS ABOUT ZOO.OOO,OOQ AIR CELLS, v •'••'- NEXT: Can you see over the horizon?, In Hollywood (White. Erskinc Johnson is on va- • lion, cation, Ins column is being written ' Snspepse'i Is by "guest conductors" from among ' ' "' his friends and fans in Hollywood.) BY ALFRED HITCHCOCK (I'incli-Ilitting for Erskiuc. Johnson) I have been asked by the motorman of this column to say a lew words on suspense pictures, anil I shall have to open these sage observations by remarking that the word "suspense" bores me. It has become hackneyed. ' Suspense doesn't apply merely to melodrama or mystery. You can very well utilize suspense in a love story. In fact, you had very well better if you svnnl the audience to hang around. For myself, In place of "suspense pictures," I much prefer the words — my own coinage—"seat- clingers," I'm not too prairt of them, but they have some of the connotation which used to attach to the words "cliff-hangers" when applied to serials. Suspense becomes merely the bus- I iiu'ss ol preparing an audience for : the grenlest amount of enjoyment from any given Incident or situa- Our Boarding House with Ma}. Hoopie Out Our Way By J. R. Williams THIS epMbtef EGM} •JOU GWNKl'NG RUBBER KNOW ?-«• HM UPflCE VTfO CONCEDED Art IDEK 50 "STUPENDOUS TMKT SOOE P16MS' WWOS WOULD 6E FOR FERdc WHEEL9 17 YOU COULD THROW A. '•: MATTRESS DOWN THW OME WHAT KIND OF A, WORLD \ r KETCH FIRE SOME DAY. \ HOW FAST HE j COULD RUM AT 8i \ TH'BIG KICK" \ 1 LAUGH ) . -^-- .^_ sometimes achieved n n very obvious manner. Race a train nml an automobile side by side toward an intersection which you already have shown the audience and 1 .J'QU may feel fairly sure that they ^'on't walk about took- ng for.the 'candy counter until the intersection has been passed. AUI)IEN V CE""LET IN" Another obvious example is to have the, .Audience provided with iiiformalibiv' not available to the characters..'.us when you have . man about to be stabbed in the back bv another.rann. and the audience sees the assailant but the victim does not. Sometimes (his has reverse English, so to speak. In "Foreign Correspondent," we put Joel McCrca on a tower and told the audience in so many actions, that he was going to be pushed off. Out of inability to take It, the audience began to want the bad thing to happen. It was as if they said: "If he Is to be pushed off, please get over with." In "Spellbound," which I am now completing for Vanguard Films, wi complicate one suspensive happen ing with another. We have a here who thinks he has committed m... dcr, am! we concern ourselves for a while with the matter of extricat ing him from this belief. But we couple his fear that h has committed mnrricr v;l£h an arid Ihing to Ihe heroine of the stor> When he seems to be getting frc from one problem we confront hin with (he other. HE DOESN'T KNOW, KITHEIt The thing which makes an aurii ence sit breathless ns Ihe heroine's head approaches the circular saw Is no more understood by me thnn U Is by you. No circular saw has ever yet cut off Ihe heroine's head, yet we can use this situation, or its equivalent, many times over—and We see Improvement, In this matter of suspense, on every hand, of course. In the old days of melodrama they used lo bring the sawmill In out of the bine—no excuse for it, It was Just there when Ihe heroine's neck needed cutting. We arc more realistic now. It is The Pot of Gold at the Rainbow FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1944 HMMlMBBB End lags sent lo her by tier son. Pvl. Clement Cowan of the Marines, who .'as wounded on Snluan. Mrs. Cow- .n used the Japanese flags for hining shoes and says, "It's the mly u-ny the Rising Sun will ever hinc again." PRESCRIPTIONS , Fmhost Stork Guaranteed Best Pric.. Kirby Dreg Stores WE FILL ALL DOCTOR!' PRESCRIPTIONS AND SAVE YOU HONn STEWART'S Dr»f SUr e «»ln * Lakt . it.*, n RoachM, Hat» and Mice , eliminated. Contract Mrvfco In pert control. . i Biddle Exterminator! Free Estimate*. 115 8. Third Phone 2751 . On.,. , : TRUSSES "•-' Steel and EJmitlc STEWART'S Dr of St•r t ! Main & Lake Phone 2822 Fall and Winter TUNE-UP SAVE gasoline . . . SAVE Tires. Get All-round Better Performance! T. I. SEAY MOTOR C(X Chrysler Dealer'- Parts & Service j 121 W. Ash Phone 2122 GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE GOAL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES I'hone 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. Itox 401, BIyfheville, Ark. Phone 822 DRS. NIES...& NIES OSTfOPATH/C PHYSICSANS RECTAL DISEASES a SPECIALTY (£XCfPT CANCER) OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 Clinic 614 MilM BlytheTille, Ark. Phone 2>21 GERMANY WILL TRY IT AGAIN ._ By Sigrid Schultz ct ° As an American newspaper correspondent in Berlin /ro»n 1S19 to 1041, Sigrid Schultz saw at first hand the cucnts thai led jrom World War 1 to World War II, And she saw the behind-the- scenes preparation /or the coning "u>ar-in-peace" Hint -'lie • warns may culminate i'l World War III. This is the story o/ Germany's plans to win the peace, plons Ifiat even now are being put into effect. * * * xvrr '"PHE Nazis covered the whole ot Germany with a network of •Party organizations run by women under direction ot Nazi men. ; Nazi women's organizations su- pcrv'iscd the life o£ the German •woman from the cradle to the grave. Expectant mothers received "mental and political training." A representative of the Fraucn- schaft called upon the young wife who had no baby lo find out why she was remiss iu her duty 'to the Fatherland. In the first years ot Hitler's reign, women of Nazi organizations displayed extraordinary activity, descending on every foreigner they coxild reach iu a concerted campaign ol conversion to the wonders of Ihc Nazi Party 'And what they didn't say the Fuehrer was going lo do for the German home! ' They didn't mention the fla .contradictions that lie in the Naz an age of enlightenment and taste, i slogans urging the Germans t We make the Heroine the daughter ,« livc ,„ the hiu » or to livc as of a lumberjack. "true he-men." Jap ITas* Shine Shoes ' __.__ „ ,., , OAK JMRK, 111 (UP)-Mrs. Mar- . TJITLER did make a lew at B«rcl Cowan, n war worker, has tempts to help his female fol found n use for captured Japanese 'lowers acquire husbands. It quick mU-tl liy MCA Srrvici-' Inc. became known that a married nan had a belter chance of. get- ing a job through the Nazi Party nan a single one. Then the government introduced a bachelor ax for both men and women. A system of state dowries was icrfected with a double purpose— o'make marriages easier and to get girls out of jobs which young Nazis coveled. If a girl could >rove lhat she had a prospective uisband, she promised to •esign her position and not take •mother, the couple could obtain oans totaling a maximum of $400, repayable in 10 years, witli a big •ebate for each child. In view of erman prices, slate dowries barely bought minimum requirements for a new home. And on a small salary Ihe young couple could hardly pay their expenses. Whenever an emergency arose, .hey had perforce to turn to the Nazi welfare organizations. However, the government prof- ted greally. The system made jobs for unemployed men and it raised the national birth rate. When the population failed to increase as much as (he Nazis expected, the rebates for babies went up from time to time. More important still, the program created a whole new lower middle class which had to rely entirely upon the good will of Nazi-ad- minislrators. It provided a solid block of enslaved volcrs who had to be loyal to the Party for the sake of their daily bread. * * * AWE used to sec foreign women, '* Americans included, join in Ihe raucous cheers of "Heil Hitler." I remember Elizabeth Dilling. I might not have, excep 1 that during one Nuremberg caucus she wore a bright red ha nnd went from table to lable ii the dining room where the foreign press ate with the rest ot tlv multitude, pointing to us and doing a lot ot agitated whispering It was amusing atler thai to so how silent certain groups wouli fall when any oE us came near Then suddenly I observed!;ah- '. ither woman, a youngster who . 'cry often accompanied Mrs, Dill- ng, going through the same per- orinance. I went after her and isked point-blank what the game vas. "You ore an enemy of Germany," she said, "and we must ee that our friends do not speak n front of you." Perhaps the least self-conscious >C Hitler's personal admirers • mong foreign women, Lady Unity vlitford, was among the guests at i tea given by Hitler during the 4uremberg Party rally of 1938. • We saw her looking longingly at icr idol, her moulh half open and icr eyes shining. Before the reception broke up Captain Fritz Wiedemonn, who was then Hit- : er's adjutant, went to her and de- : ivered a message. She beamed. When Hitler left, she followed. Whether Unity Mitlord is hys- :crical or not, she has been an excellent Nazi agent, agitating in England and in Czechoslovakia. 3y carrying messages lo Ihe Sude:en German cliques she conveyed ihe impression lhat England was 'n sympalliy with the Nazi cause. Foreign women married to Germans often became fervent Nazis-. One American-born countess refused lo be introduced fo me because I "maligned Nazi Germany." Later, afler the war had started, she cultivated Americans in Berlin. She was "homesick," she said. Her husbanc! held a higli Nazi post, and he would never have allowed his exceedingly beautiful and charming wife to : spend so much time with foreigners unless she could be useful. Of course, she told all Americans that she and. her husband were really anti-Nazi. ' But after the United States entered 'the war, she left Germany for Switzerland —and nobody can leave Germany without Nazi permission. For years the Propaganda Ministry issued periodical calls to its : officials asking for the names of any attractive women who could speak foreign languages Wd. would go abroad on a trip. Wives ' of officials were eligible, too, at' least those who were beautiful or ; intelligent enough. All these worn-} en received intensive training for ' their assignments. _(To Be Continued);

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