The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 17, 1944 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 17, 1944
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.^AGEFOUK fHE BLOTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ' 1HB COURIER NEWS OO. i,, v H. W. HADJS8, Publisher . ;,, , BAIIOEL P. HORRID, Editor • JAMES A. QATEN8, Advertising Manager ^ i BLYTKBVlLLfe v (ARK.); COURlEtf NEWS Bole'National Advertising Representative*: ' WjOtac* Wither do, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoo* Except Bunfoj Entered as stcond class matter at the post- ofrle* »t Blythevllle, Arkansas, under set of Con- ttest, October 9, 1917 Served by the UnlUd Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the city ol B!yth8?Ul«, 20o per V*k, or 85c per month. .By mall, within a radius of « miles, $4.00 per year, $2-00 lor six months, 11.00 for three months; jjy.jnall outside 50 mile zone $10.00 per year payable In advance. (Caesar's Triumph James Caesar Petrillo, president of the American Fedeiation of Musicians, has set a pattein as \\ell as a prcsccdcul in his ans\\ei to Piesident Roosevelt's i mild and icspectful lequesl thai he phey f. long-standing War Labor Hoard bider We hope ths pattern won't be | followed But appaiently it can be, anil with impunity I If von don't like a WLI3 order, all [ you have to do is say "No." Don't let it bothei you if you had agreed earlier ' that you would say "Yes" if the President of the United States asked you nlceJ^Xou. ean squum out of it or just if conise you want to be sure i a union official and not an ^ rJSF>\ a"d that the government isnjt|gping to take ovei the plant where j-pK-jhiembers aie woiking. • '•'"'-"Jj might give your reasons for 1, as'Mi. Petnllo has done. He to lift his recording ban t\\o unsigned recording to lesump manufacture ? resulting tiemendous profits to them," and take business from firms that have knuckled down to his demands for ipyjtlty payments—payments which duVt go to the musicians who make the records '~Mr Petiillo is not only defying the government Ho is also dictating what firms can be in the lecording business, and steering the pi of its where he wants to see ,them go And the profits he Withholds aie consuieiable!, since _the l\\o Unsigned companies arc Columbia and RQA.-Victoi, the oldest and biggest manufacture! s m the field. ,; As a pieliminaiv to his ban, Mr. Petrillo compelled the greatest instrumental artists m music to join his union Most of them joined reluctantly, since their fees aio considerably above union "stale" and the union could do absolutely nothing foi them except collect th'eir .dues Most bf these ai lists have stuck v^ith Victor and Columbia, and haven't recorded since. The public would like,to hear them on some new discs. But Mr. Petrillo has nevei seemed to worry unduly about what the public wants. The signed-up companies, he says, "arc now supplying the public with all necessary reccidmgs" And that's'that. On the same day that Mr. Petrillo answered the Piesidenl, Unc)ersecrc- taiyjdf \yai Patteison told some striking, machinists that "the government of the Uiuled States will not be coerced by any group" But coeicion is just what Mr -Petrillo is using Seemingly the on 'i'i jy,?}'r' : ' le goveinment can get it's ordeHmforced it, to icscind that order and-jiake Columbia and Victor settle on Mr Petnllo's teims Sc^now «hat happens? Another protracted controversy over war debts Is in the mal-ing In our own Interest we should Vipe the lend lea*e slate clean. These transfers ha\e enabled our Allies to light-our war Tor us. —Prof Clair \Yilco\ ol Swarthmore College. Why Not Berlin! •'.The people of Berlin, N, J., Berlin, Ore. (formerly Burrell's Inn) and probably .some more of America's 16 or SO Berlins don't want the name of their town changed to, ^Distomo, even if playwright Maxwell Anderson does think it's a good idea. ' For one thing,, they wouldn't know how to pronounce Distomo. What's more, they'll make up .their own minds about name changjng. And there is considerable logic in their decision. • VVhy isn't it « better idea to rebuild Distomo in Greece and let it be n monument to civilixation's enduring triumph over Nazi butchery, as arc other Greek cities which have survived centuries of sack and massacre ? J i And why not, with an eye to the future, leave the American Berlins as they are? After all, the name of Waterloo in Iowa recalls to us not a Belgian village, but a field where freedom crushed insane ambition. Why not so with Berlin? Bottom of the Barrel • As our armies ,come to grips with Germany's streneth;Uhey carf also learn of Germany's w^Sk'ness from the lips of Hitler himself, r^orjin his last speech, Hitler did riot extol the m'ight of the Wehrmacht. Instead; he called upon the new volunteers .of; the class "of 1928 to set the people an example, bf .fighting spirit and 'fanatical sacrifice. ,.. When-Hitler must tilrri. to IC-year- olds for spiritual example as well as material .aid, th%' props', of- the 'Third IJcich are beginning to crumble. Scoreboard The Na/.is spent a lot of ingenuity, money and-effort in building the Sieg" fried Line. They, spent a lot of breath thundering to the world about its 'impregnability." Biit they didn't awe the Yanks, worth a-darn. This ,was evident in a picture the other day which showed a group of GIs listening to a.'World Series broadcast on a jeep radio, and casually using a wall of the vaunted Siegfried Line for a Scoreboard. '} We rather 'imagine that this wonderfully casuaUcalling of the Nn/i bluff can, be counted] among the American soldier's chief 'assets. He respects the tangibility of bombs and bullets, 'b'ut he simply refuses' ti be impressed by'bloat- ed, propaganda; He will probably shoot' craps on the sidewalk, in front of the Reichschancellery in Berlin. Long absence is not conducive to marital haps.. An ndjiistnitiiL period nl the .start of niarrlngc is most necessary. In tlic ; last war 10 yier cent of such marriages stuck. They will be much less this, tlmb.-Jndge James O. Council of Cleveland, O. ' '."•'• ' • • • The fiect is strong enough in combat types to go anywhere, but-we have not yet all the shipping needed to project our operations westward. We need more cargo ships of various klndi, transports and landing craft.—Adml. Chester W. NitniU. » • • •Production on the home front has just barely reached a point where we can harbor hopes, ana It ccrtMnly cnnnot be said that'this is sufliclcnt. —Jnp Premier Kuniakl Koiso. • » • '.I 'doii't think the American soldiers liked Egypt -very much. I used to try to persuade them that Egypt was a very interesting place, rich In civliiZfttion and that people paid ft 1st of money to see Egypt In peacetime. They thought a great civilization is founded on great plumbing-Col Arnold Whltrtctgc, 9th AAF. n E, INC. T. M. MO, U, 5, TAT. Orr. 'Yes, I appreciate your ofrenug me my job back, but I | [.never realized I was only doing u woman's work before!" i •THIS CURIOUS WORLD By Ferguson- WAS DESCRIBED AS BLOODTHIRSTY IN THE VERY FIRST PUBLICITY IT EVER HAD... A REPORT SOME? IME S . ARE -G4RRI ED ; '•' 'BOO MJUES V ;•:• ' ' stswcr. w T. M. REG. V. S. PAT.' OFF. ^ j ANSWER: Under the 984-foot Eiffel tower, in Paris. ./ NEXT: hnow where chauffeurs got their jiamt In Hollywood BY ERSKINE;JOHNSON NFA Staff, Correspondent Working in the movies annoys ilm, Fred Allen groaned. If it was- i!t for those, green herinans, he vould rush right New York and make'with the jpkes on the ra- lio. That's fun, he says. Working n the movies isn't. So today we give you Fred Allen's :rlmer of minor Hollywood annoyances titled, "What the Heck Am I Doing in the Movies?" • There Is, for example, Kcllyffoocl's quaint little habit of saying ^very- thing is That annoys Allen, "They shoot a scene," Fred said, 'and the cameraman snys 'Great!' The sound man says 'Great! 1 The director snys 'Oreat!' The assistant director says 'Great!' "And then what happens? They put the picture together and i't stinks." Fred was talking into n telephone the other day lor a scone in his new flicker "It's in the Bag." It was a very Intimate scene. "So I looked up for a second and I'm looking right into the lace of n sailor who is visiting the set. We both get a shock and I forget all my dialog. "You can't move around in front Our Boarding House with Maj. Hoople Out Our Way By J. R. William TH16 HIVE |6 SO DULL C.IMCE THE MA3QR too« A WIGHT 30B TUN 1.COULD GET'A BIS .THRILL REN3 ^"-L BET STRAIGHT. AMD SHOW H£' 5 G OUT WITH A SMOR 5 PUT - GO OVER. *& TROUGH AMD SMttCH HIS GUrt | STA,VH=?'a&CK ANO THAT PIE TIM' J\ /\MO VOMCV '•/. iMM GO u^ / . UKe'k , I lAND.rAl^e: [in fei^fe I la CON.GRESSIOI-SM. RECOR.O MO, I AIM'T BOTHERIM' X/WELL CUT HIM WITH PRACTICIN)' Jjl TH' DOUG COWE.OY ROPIN - AGIM-- \V IvWoM'., A; _ t t-V\«IM' DOUGHNUTS AM' THEY STRETCH BE FORE I WM GIT TO TH' STOVE AM' HE GOT H1SSELF CAUGHT ' 1 ONE OF 'EM.' .. TO ROPIM'- VOU'LL BOTHER HIM 1 LESS.' feSS* TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, The Most Popular,Guy in the Neighborhood has to use the telephone, Bcimy asks him lr he has a nickel and leads him to a telephone boolh in the hall, - - Fenmle clogs have n finer, sense of responsibility than do males, hence they are used as lenders ol clog tennis in the Par North. Sa?e 50% On TRUSSES Steel and Elastic STEWART'S Orni Strrt Main & Late Phone 2822 Roaches, Rali » n a Mi« eliminated. Contract «rvi«v In pert control Biddle Exterminators Free Estimates. 115 8. Third Phone Z751 PRESCRIPTIONS Frwheat Stock Ston of.Uie camo^y' Fred.moaned. "You ia«e to stay in focus and you can't spoil the lighting. The perfect ac- :ov In Hollywood is one with rigor mortis In his body and a neon lead." •-,.$• 7-v QUIET; PLEASE . An airplane flew over the sound stage. Tlie soundman yelled, "Airplane!" ami director Richard Wallace stopped Allen in the middle of the scene:'' . That,annoyed him. "The roof of this soiiiia,.Stage is so thin, he said, "that \v6 jha've to stop shooting ev- every time a sparrow walks across 11." Rushes annoy Allen. "There's no use seeing them," he said. "Everybody says 'Great. I like to wait until the picture is finisher! and gel tile full Irtip'nct all at once." Getting up at 6 o'clock in the morning annoys Allen. "Today I got up at 6 o'clock to crawl through V window. They shot the scene of me crawling through the window at'2 p. m. I lost eight hours sleep. And will the scene he in the picture? No. They'll cut It out after the first preview because i my fanny out of focus." Matching up scenes shot several .weeks apart annoy Allen. "Two v.'ic-fcs ago." he fltiid, "we lilmcd a I .' :ene outside an opera house. • I was mad about something. Next I week we're Being to film the rest! of the "scene—where I rush into the joint—and I'll have to remember how mad I was.throe weeks ago so it will match." Fred plays the owiier of a [lea c|rcits fwho thiflks he is about to Inherit 12 million dollars from his favorite uncle.. Instead, he is willed five 'a'ullquci )chnlrs and a phono- i graph record. He sells the chairs, then plays the record. His dead uncle speaks to him from the record, shyhlg '-jic was murdered and revealing; thit S300.COO is hidden in one of the chairs. MUATY I'l.OT—WITH 1UIJS Allen's problems in retrieving the chairs from their new owners Is the film's plot. Gangster Bill Bcndix lias purchased one of the chairs. Jack Benny has 'another one. The Benny ' sequence • has promise of being the year's funniest film scene. Allen poses as the president of a Jack Benny fan club, saying he wants the choir as a memento for thelr club house. Although flattered, Benny refuses to sell the chnlr but finally agrees, for a handsome fee. There are plenty of ribs. When Allen asks for a cigarct, Benny points to a 15-cent clgaret machine In- InV*living- room. 1 Wht-n • Allen When we re r pair the shoes they are truly renewed. Fine lesthers, materials and highly skilled workmanship make the footwear smart, new looking besides adding miles and miles of comfortable wear. Come to the modem, complete shop. 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. 1, Blylheville, Ark. : Phone 822: DRS: NIES & NIES OSTfOPATH/C PHYSICIANS RECTAL DISEASES a SPECIALTY (EXCEPT CANCfRJ OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 Clinic 6U M*l» BlytherlUe, Ark, Phone 2»21 GERMANY WILL TRY IT AGAIN By Sigric/ Schultz ^y,!^ 1 ","-^r^w'!', 1 ' 1 ( As an American, newspaper correspondent in Berlin from 1913 (0 1341, Sigrid Schultz saw at first Jiancl the euenls thnt led from World War I to World War II. And she saw flic behind-the- scenes preparation for the coining- "luar-in-peace" that she morns may culminate in World War III. This is tlifi story':oj Germany's plmis to win the peace, plans that cuen now are being put 171(0 eject. * * * XX /""ONFRONTING the next Ger^" man government is the serious problem of the unwed mothers encouraged by the Nazi regime as a means of breeding future warriors. The Nazi Parly has always made a great point of the virility of Us members; I have seen the sex instinct deliberately -aroused in many ways. At mass meetings, speeches dwelling on the copulative prowess of the Nazi male would send the Storm Troopers marching out of Hie hall all set tor a demonstration. At the movies, I have seen pictures whoso only purpose could have been to turn the spectator's thoughts toward procreation, with long love passages and subsequent sceiics depicting the joys of par- cnfiiood. , ? Hence, besides the largo number ot women who joined the Nazi forces out of mistaken patriotism, or from reactionary instincts, 01 from greed, or out of craving for adventure, there arose another sizable group — the women who clung to Nazism because only the Nazi Party would protect tlieir illegitimate children. Theoretically, the fathers are the "young German heroes" who have beei fighting Hitler's war. Actually they arc often the married bosses of little secretaries, filing clerks and saleswomen. ilERE was the young unwar- ricd woman-.working in tlv •Propaganda Ministry who irar.kly alked ahout her newborn child o the foreign correspondents. She ind'hecn away for a few weeks. On her return she told us of the onfinement and of the fine new erman. She was only one of a arge number. Usually such wom- n tried to orazen out the situa- ion, making fun of the "olci- ashioned, backward Christians." Often enough this little set speech vould be accompanied by abuse of the- wives who would not give divorces to the men who had athered the concubine's un-Clnis- ian children. If the lathers could lave got divorces, file thought ran, hen the unmarried mothers could marry and start new families. With all their prating about the German home, the Nazis have systematically destroyed its secur- ty, increasing thereby their hold on the population. No one realized his contradiction more bitterly han the decent women who saw their ideals degraded every day, sometimes by their own daughters. Yet a great deal ot the blame rests with the decent women, too. for they had their chance to vole, to do something about Hitler before Hitler came to power, and even thereafter for some time, until the Gestapo attained Us all- powerful position. But the glittering mirage of Nazi conquests blinded many of these women to the danger to themselves and to their country. * » • I N 1918 it was not quite correct to talk about sex. The German women who lost their husbands and sweethearts in ,thc war resigned themselves as well as they could to loneliness, to churcl activities, and to social-wclfnr work. They were still Christian But after years of Hitler-encouraged pagan licentiousness and po lilical mysticism, the situation differs radically today. .Great numbers of German worn en have lost their men durini World War II. But where is llv religion to console them? Thej have, no . religion, .except ,'thei "duty to toe' state," Women o ther countries will also have to ace celibacy. But they will not ave been taught that their sole unction is to perpetuate the race. )fher societies still prize Chrisian restraint. Hysteria will strike lie German woman twice as hard s the women with traditions of motional control. Any United Nations soldiers who ross • the German borders must e prepared to experience determined feminine attack. The Gernan woman who can go to a jnited Nations country as the wife f a returned soldier can carry on e, with impunity, the work of he secret general staff. And she vill consider her children German, * * * THE woman who cannot help produce the next German gen- iration will find oilier ways to erve the naiion, in business and n politics, fighting with woman's vcapons for Germanic world dom- nation. And countless organiza- ions already set up to utilize their lesperatc energies will provide whatever help is needed to faeili- ate their conquests. There is always the possibility hat the women and the young >cople who have now experienced he real horrors o£ war on their lomc soil will come to protest i gainst war. They may even teach heir children to hate it, as the nothers of young Americans, Eng- yishmen, and Frenchmen taught .heir children to hate war after 1918. But Iheve remains the war within a war, toward which the efforts of the political organizers in the German nation have been direclcd ever since 1940. Only when the women realize that the old sex and sympathy appeals no longer get them anywhere, that the ammunition for the secret war-in-peace is powerless, then—and only then—will they change. With the help o£ the small minnrily of good women among them, and paralyzed by lack of response from the outside world, they can be made slowly to revert (o the standards of their decent forebears of long ago, the old-lime Germans, • not yet poisoned with the virus of pan- Germanism. (To Bo Continued).

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