The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 14, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, October 14, 1944
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fHE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TEE COURIER NEW8 CO. H. W, HAINES, v pubUlh« >-'" ..• -••<•*. SAMUEL P. NOR1U3, Editor JAMES A. OATEKS, Advertising UaatgW De- Sola National Advertising Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, troit, Atlanta, Memphis. • Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at'Uu post- offlc* at Blyttieville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES • By carrier In the city of Blythevlile, Wo per week, or 85c per month. By moll,, within n radius of 40 miles, $4.00 per year, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; oy mail outside. 60 mile zone $10.00 per year payable In advance. The Proper Answer . A young woman customer in a Cambridge, Mass., restaurant fired a volley of crockery the other day which, ,if it wasn't heard throughout the land, certainly should have been. Whether the volley was accidental or deliberate is a moot question which the court has yet to settle. But it came as the direct result of a question put to the customer by a waitress. "Don't you know there's a war on?" the waitress had asked. Those have become fighting words. And we think that anyone who has been asked tlieni is devoutly hoping that the Cambridge customer's action was deliberate and that when the time conies the judge wil give her a grateful nation's vote of thanks rather than a fine. "Don't you know there's a war on?" Those words are the only valid excuse for the suppression of free speech in wartime that we can think of. They form one of the most stupid rhetorical questions ever phrased. They are maddeningly unanswerable, like the use of "What do you say?" as a greeting. They are inane, inept, inexcusable. Jn the case of the young lady from "Cambridge, they are also insulting. She knows there's a war on. She has three brothers and a fiance in the service. A cousin was killed on Guadalcanal. She herself is a seven-time blood donor. And her subversive act which called forth the waitress' taunting question was a request for squash instead of potatoes on the blue pinto lunch. But back to those words. In a lesser measure they are an insult to anyone to whom they arc addressed. They proclaim' that the questioner thinks so little of your intelligence as to believe that you can be struck speechless and demolished by such a threadbare cliche. They'express the doubt that your feeble understanding could comprehend any more pertinent or persuasive appeal for self-sacrifice and forbearance. And of course they imply that the questioner is a paragon of patriotism. That is probably the least endurable thing about them. For usually this question is offered as an unassailable excuse for the absence of courtesy, good manners or good temper, none of which qualities has yet been frozen. So something like the opening volley of chinaware from Paul Revcre's old neighborhood was bound to happen. The only wonder is that it hasn't happened -sooner, oflener and more violently. Or maybe it has, and we just didn't hear about i.t. Anyway, we're all for it. And wo think the practice might be adopted ••ore generally. The problem is, If you adjust wages ujnvnrd. will it set you anywhere or will prices go up and everybody lose, including those who got (he change in policy?—WU3 Chairman William M. Davis. S1DS SLAHCCS Danger Spot "' Since the war began, housewives have come out of the kitchen to climb •shipyard scaffolds with rive ting machine and welding torch. They hiive worked with flashing knives and whirling saws, awesome cranes, presses and punches. Now conies a responsible home economist with the declaration that the kitchen is "one of the most hazardous spots on earth." Such tilings as kerosene, naphtha, lye and abrasives she calls "ferocious." Probably .she is right. Accident figures have long bolstered her dire warnings. Now if may be hoped that experience in factories, where ha/.ards are respected and guarded against, will impel the war-working housewife to plan better and proceed more cautiously in her peacetime kitchen. But there is also the possibility that, "if the home economist's words get circulated sufficiently, no one will be able to coax feminine factory workers into booby-trapped kitchens again. RepioSoetlon ta this Mlunn «l •dltorUU Iran •tht* MWIP*P« <OM Mi MCMMrilr UMB^ «ndat*emtat ktl !• u |«kao*l«diment ol tn> ten* ia U» pobJecH tiMUMfc '.» !{ Millions Have Moved Some millions of Americans have migrated from their liomc.s In Die last (v;o yours. Many of (hem arc on the west coast. Many lire In the great Industrial centers—the Ruhr of America. Two wholly unrelated problems have arisen with respect io these migrants: Will they return to their former homes? Will they lie a special factor In the 19-H presidential elections? With respect to the first It appears that most of those who have migrated to the yveat indus- Irinl centers expect to ramnin when the war is over, thnt the higher living standard.', liiey are enjoying will tend to discourage muss migrations away from (lie cities, particularly since fur reaching programs of unemployment compensation are certain to lie in effect. As regards the election factor only Hie scantiest information is at hand, it seems to .suggest that many of tlvxse who have initialed to the cillcs have failed thus far t.T register and that many may not bolher to do to. Hilt mi earnest effort will be made. In the the lavgc cities to .restore, registrations to the hluh figure of four years ago, which Is to suggest (lint In many of them. It political sentiment is generally unchanged, Democratic pltirnlltlcs miiy be higher than ever before. But there arc almost certain indications of clinnylng political sentiment. One tact, particularly, seems pretty well established. It is thnt the close tic between the administration and the P. A. C. has alienated many members of unions not affiliated with c. I. CX, and has offended sorely many of Democratic leaning who have no union 1 nffiliations. —CLEVELAND, O. PLAIN DEALER ' COPH. ISM BY UFA StnVICf. inc. T. M. ntrx U. 3. PAT. OfF. fo-lV ' Getting c^HeQ^i^Qrt on Thei^HQJIowe'enlli, 1944' !•»' " 'l$? "We smelled your apple pies, so we're surrendering—and under Hie rules of war urixoncrs have, in bn fed!" •THIS CURIOUS WORLD Fergu»on- DUE TO THE PHENOMENON KNOWN AS "LOOMING" OBSEWER5 ARE ABLE AT TIMES TO SEE OBJECTS AT SEA THAT ARK ACTUALLY MORE THAN 15 MILES BELOV/ THE- SERVICES iisc jiin etoent" J s (he Lesson-Sermon all Churclips J Chrurch of Sunday. "Gc:i hath but to Lord Jesus that wheth- we should •in." I Thes- '. "Jesus airs- i," and ye be- s that I do e. they bear '• my Father X GUARANTE TIRE RECAP 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire R WADE COAL N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES I'mluccr Harry Sherman recently decliled (o end tlie llop'py scries after more than 70 pictures. liul llie.itcr oviiiliifoi'.T raised so much htck th;tt Shdmau decided In rc- vive him. Frcthmt Stock Gasranteed Best Prissa Kirby Brsg Stores WE FILL AM, DOCTOBB' PRESCRIPTIONS AND SAVE YOB MONK! STEWART'S Drag 5t«r, lB * L*t» Chm* 2(U • SO THIY SAY Our grenteit complication is that we are ahead of schedule (In the Pacific), which makes it. difficult to supply.—Gen. George C. Marshall. * * * Apparently Aachen's garrison is going to tight, to the denth. We hope so. All those killed don't have to be fed and guarded.—Lst Army ttatt officer. » » • Tile basic answer to our economic future lies in maximum hourly production on (lie part, of labor, high wages, low profits . . . maintenance of high income, and the joint realization of all groups thai the prosperity of eacli depends on the prosperity ol the others.—O PA Director Chester Bowles. • • • In the rear the enemy would find Hie Germans fighting better than the Soviet p.irtoms. It would be impossible to establish a German civil, administration fn Occupied Germany, even should villains be found for such activities.—Das Schwarze Korpc, Hlmmler's SS publication. IS AMPLE SYRUP TAKEN FKOAY THE TREES IN AUrUVt/V*) SPfffNG OK -5WH/M£Ve r T, M HEC U. 3 PVT. C 10-14 Roaches, Rafs and Mice eliminated. Contract ici-rice In peat control. Biddle Exterminator* Free Estlmatm. IIS 8. Third Phone Z7E1 t HAS BEEM INVENTED TO •a.; TAKE THE FUZZ. « OFF OF PEACHES. ANSWER: In spring. Sare 50% On TRUSSES Steel and Elastic STEWART'S Drnf S t « r • Main & Lake Phone Z8Z2 NEXT: Wine surface to spare. • In Hollywood IiY KltSKINE JOHNSON NKA Staff ConesriomleiU Exclusively Yours: A cliancc meeting between Joe Gotten and scenarist LaniaiT Trotti iu Atlanta a few days ago may result in a film biography of Gen. Robert E. Lee. The lioy.s met each other for the first time in a hotel lobby. Trotti agreed to write the screen play If Gotten iilays Lee. Joe hopes to talk his boss. David O. Sclznlck, into producing the film on a scale comparable 10 3cl?.nick's current "Since You Went Away." and "Gone With the Wind." Both gents arc southerners. Gotten was bnrn In Petersburg. Vn., Trotti in Allantn. 9 » • Even in Holywood Hie U. S. A. and Russia are i!ettiiiK together. The White House sets built for "Wilson" have been remodeled into the c7.nv's palace for "Czarina." 'I he president's study hns become Talhlliili Ilankhead's boudoir! "> * ' Dcantn rjurVmi and Hob Lsinilry ll'C Life Magazine pliolnRraphcr arc abcnt to revive a romance Uin- tllct 1 . r. year ago. ITOl WITH A MOItAl.i: Our Boarding House with Maj.Hoople Out Our Way > ByJ. R. Williams 5cf>CT/YdUPR.V[KSG SNEAKS THOUGHT (Oli'O DISCOVER W SECRET OEA 8V SEfkRCHlMS F^CUSEVoURSFtv/ES \f 6u l L DIMG AM tM-u^e iuuK^tuvti> u npiv,, C,TPOCTI ^rtlLEI WORK OUT AW BRWM 1Vuv '™'-^l E '<t. T) CHILD-^THERE'S NOTHING WHO FW.L DOT OF BED/ /HE OVE.K-HEARP \/S : ES--.\M' B=',M' I »v\E WOMDERIWo Y AROUND YOU !•=• j WHY A HUSK LIKE I V\AKIN' .ME PO 1H-\T HINA ISWT OVER / VJHEN HE C-ft,\B&£D J JA8BIW JAPS.' IT ) SOU 1 THOUGHT '\ SLIPPED OUT-1'VE N VVOULDM"! IT BE U ALWAVS THOO6H1 B£-X UMRJCTR1O1IC TO 'vS'AVLCPA Gi-lV SO AM I'M GOMMA. OM THIMKIM' TILL HE'S AT LE.\ CCOPLF BLOCKS AWAY Olivia DC Havilland Is Holly- vood's latest South Sea island iuo- •ale building tourist. She stripped lister Joan Fontaine ot all her iiimmer clothing before leaving. + • t Allan Jones has been given another extension of his leave of absence from Universal. He'll sUvr in a new Broadway musical. I'romisctl and hoped for: Fred Allen's return In llic screen ;\s H'c entrepreneur of a flea circus in •It's In the liag." » • • Hearing that Monty Woolley's whiskers arc heavily insured, Phil Spitalny cracked: "Hmminm — just beaiy in a glided caec." • • • Two film companies have offered John Wihlbcrg $300,000 for (he screen rights to "Anna Lucasla." the season's biggest Broadway hit. Wildberg isn't making any commitment.'; yet because he may produce the screen version himself. • • » UccemllK an invitation In a luncheon at Ilka Chase's home, one <if her friends railed up ami asked u-futt she sliould wear. "It's a I'cn paity. dear," coocrt Ilka, "come.' 11 an open tliroal nn c i a 'back suitable for knifing. 1 ' • • • Hollywood's interest in Broadway is exceptionally high this season. Paramount has plenty of coin tn three plays. M-G-M has a piece of "Soldier's Wife." and 50 per cent of "Blonmer Girl," "Be Good, Sweet J^fiiid." and "Violet." RKO is interested in "Mama's Hank Account" and Warner Bros, in "The Visitor." Neiv li'Rh in impersonations for Victor Moore in the Kay Kyscr film "Carolina Blues." Vic plays five characters, including hLs own aunt and sister. • • • Taul Ouilfoylc has finally clicked as a sympathetic actof ("Seventh On?'.") after 10 jnccrinf roles. • • » STACK IN COMBAT Lt. <j.g.) Robert Stack has arrived in tbe Central Pacific for his first crack nt combat after serving as an aerial gunnery Instructor. • « • Shirley Lauck. whose dad is Lum ot Lum and Abner, makes her film debut in papa's new movie "Going to Town." She's nixed other offers, though, to attend U. S. C. Fall and Winter TUNE-UP SAVE gasoline . . . SAVE Tires. Get All-romul Better Performance! T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler Dealer - Parts & Service 121 W. Asli Phone 2122 MR. FARMEfk DRAGLINE AVAlL^tA Al . /-^ . I -i r- . StO ' 1 ! About October For Farm Ditching—Make Arrangi Surveying Of All Kinds Contact W. D. CQBB, ( P. 0. Itox 401, lilytheville, Ark. . , (etd by Jack f DRS.-NIES OSTfOPATHIC RECTAL DISEASES a (EXCEPT CANCER) OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 an Clinic BU Main BlytheVJlIe, Ark. GERMANV WILL JW IT By Sigrid Schultz Vi"' l n,!!!', i r > i!v'\n:\' B - American ncwspupcr t in Bci-Iiit from 1010 to 1041, Sigi'ic! SchiMz snm Rt first hand the cuenfs Ifict led from World Wnr I io World War If. .And she saw the. bcjiiml-tlie- scc"c.<; prcpnrnfiou /or the com- i?if; "ic'«v-iTi-pcacc' J thnt she ii'arns may ChlTninatc in World U'ar 111. Tins is flic story oj Germany's plans to win the pence, plans thai even 11010 are bciny put iii!o effect. their frail,' 1 tho vilh n smirk. official replied, QNE of tin iiKainst XVIII the hardest blows struck ngainst the German family u - ns tbe mobilisation of labor, forcing thousands ot workers to leave Iheir homes and families and accept jobs on Hitler's highways and later en the fortifications which were to become known as the Siegfried Line. Oc- :asionr,Hy the men would go home (V, \V. O. L. The Nazis fixed thai difficulty by rounding up the streetwalkers from all the German cities and establishing them in the Hhineland for the entertainment of the Siegfried Line- workers. With the war, the men joiue'd their military units. The strect- walkers were shipped to districts where Czech and Polish workers loiled at forced labor. Two German officials openly talked about the deliberate purposo'*'ot tin measure. It was on the Berlin- Basle train as I was leaving Germany. A Luftwaffe colonel and a Nazi Party official, sporting the big gold Nazi button meaning that he ranked very high, shared my compartment. When we reached Mannheim, the official was moved to remark on the number of Poles and Czechs brought to that city to replace German workers because of the bombings. Those men won't He laughed be any good to their families if they ever get back," he remarked. "Why won't they?" the colonel asked. Hopalong Casstdy, the grandpap- py of nil ihc lhcy-wenl-tlu<-away "All the diseased worm western.*, u coming back again. ' worked the Siegfried Line the diseased women who are on talk about women reminded me of something said by a clever lillle Gerfnan woman surgeon a few weeks before. She came to me, looking very prosperous, with ;i message for some peo- ile in Chicago. I knew that \vom- :n get very little chance at swuerv ri German hospitals and uskcd ier some questions. "I do war work. I nm a plastic surgeon," she said. "1 ought to be prosperous; I'm working hard enough oeautifying bustlines." "What have bustlines got to do with the war?" "Why, when the German men come home from France and the Balkans, they criticize the figures of their wiv^s. All the Nazis have money, you know, so I operate." It was Hitler who was responsible for the beauty operations. When lie made a conqueror's torn- of France, he delighted in the numerous castles built in happier days by French nobility. "We are now over our era of iron necessity," lie said on his return. "We must evolve a new joyous architecture, something like a German rococo. And our women—they must become the most beautiful women in the world. Beauty is political asset. And \ve have use for it. 11 944 CO German female beauty is not regarded as belonging necessarily to the German home. Few plain women can succeed ss agents or spies. And the Nazis have plenty of candidates for such work. They have to work: hard, these women agents training for the war-in-pcace. They must watch their weight, improve their looks and style, study the backgrounds of. the jobs assigned them, learn the deiails of. each. task. While they're being groomed, they have every possible aid. But forever after, their lives are rigidly supervised, especially as to their choice of intimates.- IJITLER lias about (he personal files veakncsECs of _ hrougliont th-i lave helped hem: cnlcrta light clubs, .v. 1 ind abroad, hi' private sccrelaiJ ers, artists, buJ nnn likes lic|U|' slay away froir dopc, or from another has soj men friends. ^-15; o princes ses.vl'.' t for the c< war, and thci peace. One of the fi: enlisting rmmbt tcred about tiic o impress the 5 he foreign vis milt young girJ of. Pages, wcarlJ lose up to th(|l itted trunks an guides for the g' .•cccplions, or tl:' blc staircases ighlcd torches. Long stories German papers purity of the p young Amerii interview soniq girls, but theii to disturb their ] A diplomat of a( had gone to iJ which the youii peared, squeal when I (old ihii^ tempt. He lei; doubt as to the allowed in da gates, nor a! obtain in£ori* dates. Every gi| cign language; been born or bJ They were the' f a government 1 called itself thc| and Beauty. Some ot the : have turned iipl since (he outbnl anti-Nazis. Bi| Nazi agents—d| for the new (To Be art 1:15 to U

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