The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 18, 1944 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 18, 1944
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fAQEFOUI THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER "I 7HB COURIER NEWS OO. ', • H. W. RAINES, Publisher ;- ' 8AHUKL F. NORRIS, fclltor \ 'JOO8 A. GATENB, Advertising Manager 8dl«NsU«ud' Advertising Hepresentatlvea: ' WtlUto Wltmer do, New York, Chicago, De- trott, AttoU, Mtmphli. _ f . '• ' Publtoed Every Afternoon Except Sunday ta second class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. *• * Served by the Unlttd Press I. , •SUBSCRIPTION RATES BJ carrier In the city of BlytheTille, 20o per week, or 850 per month i •"• • By malt, within a radius of 40 miles, $4.00 per y;w, »2 00 lor six months, (1.00 for three months; uy-mill outside 60 mile zone $10,00 per year la advance Reticence and Inflation , .Postwar planning has been on a Jjrijily b'Sh plane thus far— government officials, congicbsmen, bigwigs of biisi- )icss and laboi But there is one posl- )vai choie that we ordinary mine-rim Citizens can do, starting now and continuing after Get ninny's defeat. We can be both coopei alive and watchful in the > campaign against infJntion. 1 'The dangei-point of inflation is still , ahead of us Puces continued to shool 1 upwaid fo> 20 months after Armistice Day 1918, and they could do it again. The Ameiican people huve something hke $100,000,000,000 in savings. They need a lot of war-scarce goods and services. Business and industry are just "as eagei to supply as the public is to 1)UJ\ } These goods and services will be Scarce even aftei reconversion starts. "Add scat city to competition and plenty '.of money and you have an inflation ( thieat which explains why price con- Jrol and some lationing will be with us <fpr 'a consideiable time. , (••'We dp not need ,to wait for cars, refngeratois, ladios and vacuum cleaners^ fo have inflation danger. It is here nov/jn the fields of foods. So we can stait being watchful right now. But,' one may risk,- aren't ceilings and lationing taking care of the danger'? The ans\\ei is that the OPA can't check every purchase in every store throughout the country. The ultimate lesponsibility tests where it has sinde controls and black markets began, with the letailei and the customer. OPA has suiveyed the situation and found that a sueable , number of grocers and' customers still feel that it's exclusively the government's job to make price control work. The survey reveals that over-ceiling prices are found in 15 pei cent of food stores, and 'that 30 pei cent fail, to display these pricey pioperly. It shows that 43 per cent of customers fail to find out the" ceiling puce of meats before they buy.^. ., .'But -perhaps the most significant ' figure is this 86 per cent of housewives think they are sometimes being overcharged, but only about half me.ii- • tiprrthe fact to their grocer, and a much smallei number report these overcharges to local ration boards. Without borne conscious effort to curb'-this customer reticence, price violations will mcicase as victory nears and the uige to "let up" grows stronger' And letience isn't easy to curb. Most housewives don't court unpleasantness. They hate being embarrassed by making a scene. But these iisks are worth taking and should be taken for the sake of everybody Inflation would knock the props from under a lot of postwar plans. It would be a shockingly difficult mess to get out of 'Public vigilance now against an in- flationaiy use in food costs, which take BLYTHEVILLE i(ARK!); COURIER NEWS 40 cents out of most household dollars, can do much, to prevent it. The Good Die Young Somehow itwas rather frightening to read of the death of Mitsuru Toyama —frightening because so few of us had ever heard of him. He died in his 00th year, carrying to his grave the unchallenged distinction of having been one of the most evil men in recorded human history. It is impossible to catalog all his crimes here. Toyama was a professional assassin, a man who combined the bloody ruthlessness of a Black Hand leader and a 'gangster chief. He founded tlie Black Dragon Society. He planned and engineered every Japanese war for the past 50 years. He controlled the courts, terrified the press, dominated the emperor. He arranged the alliance wTtlT Germany. Ho wiped out the peace- loving officials in the cabinet assassinations of 1932 and, 1936. He was the author of the Greater East Asia Co- Prosperity Sphere. Tojo was his pro- [egc, his hand-picked choice for w;ir premier. Toyama was the man who decreed Pearl Harbor. His murders, direct and indirect, must'surpass those of a Hitler or a Ilimmler. The evil that he did lives after him, and the last war he started will cost yet more innocent lives before it grinds his country to defeat. But at least the prime source of the Japanese poison ,seems to have been removed. And millions, of Americans who never before heard the name of Mitsuru Tpmyama caii breathe a sigh of relief that the earth is at last rid of him. Four Sons ''•''' ' -' t • To the German parents of four sons who died in battle, Hitler would give a medal and a discourse on the- glory of dying for the fatherland. To the American parents who lost four sons, the commandant of the Marine Corps has .given back a fifth son, with an honorable discharge'from the service. This act of sympathy by the highest officer of one branch of the service ( is the perfect expression of the feeling: which" th'e 'whoje country 'must have : for Mr. and Mrs. Albeit Borgstrom of Trenionton, Utah. It cannot bring back their four .sons, or lesseii; their /grief, but it can case the anxiety they felt for . the boy who remained in uniform. . And it can also assure them that they are living in a country which regards death in battle as the heavy necessity of war, not the highest glory of existence,*'which still considers a hiiman life as something precious and dignified, and ils expenditure a sacrifice rather than what Hitler has called "merely an episode." » »O THET Moil Klrls under 20 nre too immature lo be running loose In Washington.—Ray H. Everett, Social Hygiene Siclety executive secretary. • • • The Allies' victory will not be complete U the military defeat of Germany Is not followed uy an economic disarmament and -If effective measures against German monopolies nnd cartels nre not Utkcn,—Red Star Russian newspaper.• • • I am certain thnt the President (of the U. S.) at ho time ever had In nilnrt that any of tlie United Nations was going to pay (for lencl-lctisc) In cash—New Zealand Finance Minister Walter Nash. • • • • In Germany there will be no fraternization, we go In as conquerors.—General Eisenhower. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1944 VThal was a thriller you jusl told, but give me ;i chance ...' .now-—you ean'l out-lie your 'yramli]" THIS CURIOUS WORLD Ferguson- . MEANS STOKE*., AND COMES FROM THE DAY5 OF COAJ.-BURMMG STEAM AUTOMOBILES. ;MYRTLE WARBLERS? EAT LARGE AMOUNTS .-pP"". FRUIT AND SEEDS OF PCJlSQlJ OAK, OR IVY/ ": T. At. REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. .'•At Nll&HT, A HEN IS A '.'.. ROOSTERS'~ AM?S/'E.-C. CHESTER,, 10-IS'- NEXT;. Does Europe have potato IMIKS? In Hollywood BY ERSKINE JOHNSON ' NKA Staff Correspondent Behind the screen: Cecil B. De- Mllle's favorite grand-daughter, 9- year-blti Cccilin, wnn being difficult nboiit saying her prayers one ulghl. Mnnimn niirt pnpn finally gtivc np nnd nskcd gnindiv.i what he would do. "Don't worry," snM the great C. B., 'she'll sny her prayers for me." But Cecilia was adnmnnt. She icfnsed to say them for C. n., too. "Okay," said DeMllle, "I'll say them for yo\i." He be[jnn, "Our Father, \vhlch art in heaven—" Cecilia listened for n moment and then, grinning. Interrupted with, "Tills is Cecil B. DeMillc speaking lo yon fron> Hollywood." Jascha Heifclz's summer home nt Balboa Bay, Calif., was built for privacy. It is on an island linked to the mainland by a single bridge. The bridge is barred to the public. But when he built the home, Jtischn didn't know about nn excursion boat which makes'hourly U'ips around the bay. Sunning himself on his private bench for tlie first time, Jascha was startled to sec a boatload of people staring at him from i a few yards offshore. A guide was I snying; : "There's the summer home of Jascha Hcifctz — and there's Mr. Our Boarding House with Maj. Hoople Out Our Way Heifetz now." Jasdia f|cd into the house, tele phoncd'thc police and asked could n't they please do something abou the sightseers. The police salrt the couldn't. .So Jascha made a del with the'excursion boat guide. H still points ont the house as Ui home of Heifetz. But if he spol Jascha on .the beach, he ignore him. - • »' * TEETOTAL TKMPO Producer Jo6 Sislrom was rlbhin writer Billy Wilder about Ii screen version of "The Lost Week end," Uic story of a three-da o i Milk. "WhiU arc you goiuff to do," cd Sislrom, "give Kay Miltnntl a fe ilrinks lo gel him in llic mood?" ">Ir. Milland," dead|janncd Wilt cr, "will be conspicuous by his ab slincnct, 1 ' • ' • * * Buddy Do Sylvn is a soft-spoke man. Hollywood .writers are not al vnys so. Following a particular stormy conference during whlc DeSylva won the argument wit his usual method of soft voicing h way through, one of the writers es , pressed amazement. "It's very simplD," explained De- Sylva, "I whisper. In Hollywood a whisper is so unusual that, everyone listens to it with profound' surprise. .Getting a Few Things Off Their Chests WE FttL ALL DOCTOBI' PRESCRIPTIONS AND SAVE YOU HONB* STEWART'S Drif St*r e «Uln 60% On TRUSSES Steel and Klastic STEWART'S Drat S t • r • Main & Lakt i'hon* Roaches. RaU and Mlc* eliminated. Contract perrJcn In pot control. Biddle Exterminators Free Estimates. US 8. Third Phone Z761 PRESCRIPTION Fre*heat Sioek '. tiuarnnteed He*i I'riov Kirby Drag When we re- pafr the shoes they arc truly renewed. Fine leathers, matc- rhils and highly skilled workmanship make the fdblwcar smart, new sides adding miles and miles of comfortable wear. Come .to the modern, complete shop. H-flLT€R5 : : QUflLlTY SHO€';SH /I'fcl : Wv - M fl.liN^Si GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE COAL GO. 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 \V. D. CQBB, Civil Eng. P. 0. liox 401, Klythcville, Ark. . Phone 822 DRS. NIES & NIES OSTEOPATH/C PHYSICIANS RECTAL DISEASES a SPECIALTY (EXCEPT CANCER) OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 Clinic *H M«t» BJytheTllle, Aik. Phoae 2121 GERMANY WILL TRY IT AGAIN By Sigrid Schultz . Hill, by Mlcrl ril .!»• M:A Hr lcv', lin As an '>lmeric«n newspaper corrcipoiidciit in Berlin from ISIS to 134!, Sisrid Schultz saw at first hand the euents i)ia( led jrom World War I to Worhl War 11. And she saw the beJiind-Oic- sccnes, preparation jor the coming -"war-in-jicace" that she warns may culminate in World War Iff. This is (lie story of Germany'^ plcins to win the pence, plans f/ia£ eucn now are being put into effect. TTNDER U about By J , R. Wi 11 Jams BROADWAY BACKGROUND When Robert Hiilton, the kid who WHV. 1HATS BULLET \WOUNP-- Two OF THEM.' WHY, STIFFV, 1 NEVER KME\V YOU « THOSE --AHEM-UH- 1 ' •1 BEEN IM SOME-UH\ SHOOT IM'SCRAPES, ..X i-UH-i-jupQE i p SOOMER UVE TO SEE THIS THAW TH' SHQCTTIKJ'.' n TOOK A SECOMD ER. "TWO "TO PUMP THEM I\!"TO WES BEIM' ^ GEWTLES'VNM, H'LL TAKE. IE M PER HIM TO POMP AWVTHIMG ABOUI EM OUT OF ^•'J tf^^ r-^-W 1 e fi THERE WN9 TUE OLD BOY, ME \1ER-V (•3DOEI-Y-VJlTH THAT IF HE WAS A HEED AM 1 VVOM'T IF IT WAS EDST LIM'CATTLE THE MVSTERY N'\AN scoreci a hit In ''Destination Tokyo," first applied for a film job at the New York offices of \Var,'ier ( Bros. Ihey asked if he had any experience on Broadway. "Sure," said Bob, "I was an usher at the Strand Theater." XXI the Versailles Treaty 20 German factories vrere allowed to continue producing war equipment for the Rcichs- wehr and the number of the standing army was set at 100,000 men. As the creator of. the Reichs- wehr, and • consequently of the \Vehrmacht, General von Sceckt put it, "We know how to ma?;e the best of the situation." In the early I920's .ranking German ofli- cers admitted that they had evolved a perfect system of training men far two years and (hen sending them out to other parts of the country to drill recruits. The Allies had stipulated that Reiclis- wehr soldiers must serve 12 years, in order to prevent the short-term enlistments which the Prussians had introduced into Use nrmy with which they chased Napoleon oul Ciiitiu (Hlg l!oy) Williams, the Imsky dinracler aclor whose face Illks like it once stopped a flying bomb, received a fan letlcr from a | Marine sergeant in the South I'acifio. It was addressed to ".Miss Giiinn Willliims," ;'ntl reQueslcd a pin-up picliiw. With clcphanline humor, £ thdr tel - ritory . But making a ra^rh- S Sffl,"^; -^^^thVe^k 1920's, there should have been ri'eat number of men in the nd it nas promptly dispatch- Heichswehr Hearing or over 30 Nobody watching a Rcichswehr parade ever saw more than a few "Siiif Me a Song of Tc\a.=." The cameraman look a picture of Williams draped In p couple of burlap racks , ctl lo (he Marine wilh the inscrlplUn: "To Sarglo, n-lth love, from Giilnny." i m ,r "Own Made" Inn Atnm tttm Itijh TJEFORE long the restrictions on the construction of German planes, on their speed and power were dropped. They had to h commercial planes, of course. Bu (lie most casual traveler in Eurqpi soon knew that .Germany flew passenger planes without any pas .scngei'5, to innuinerable town where there could bo no ai reight, so that the crews could ain experience. Nobody needs reminding of the mportance of the gliders which "erman "enthusiasts" took up to ompensate for lack of regular 'lanes with engines. We know low their use was co-ordinated vith powered planes for war ransport. Often at ormy maneuvers I saw idd little'cardboard contraptions >earing-huge signs. "Tanks," they aid. The Germans pointed to them ndignanlly as symbols of the humiliation and shackles of Ver- iailles. This complaint was fine iropaganda to stir up German re- ;entment. In reality German tank builders circumvented those restrictions, too. During the 1920's we saw huge busses on German city streets, with six and eight-wheel chassis. The authorities assured us that hoy had no military significance. But those undercarriages had been designed for war trucks nnd were developed and so used after 1939 * * » WITH open rearmament, with the German army constantly enlarging and training its personnel, and backed by the full industrial might of the nation, Hillei look three bold steps. He invaded the Rhincland, he proclaimed conscription, he announced througi Goering the creation o£ a superlative air force. But with the Beer Hall Pulscl General LudendorfTs pupil had learned one indelible lesson in caution. How could he be abso lutely sure that the armaments the troops, were as fine as th High Command said they were He nuist try them out before h Tiskod the big gamble. Secretly, by devious methods German soldiers reached Spain Ambassador von Slohror, Genera von Faupel, the whole consider able body of Germans in Spain reinforced by all' the young me who could, under some prctex claim Spanish or South America citizenship, prepared the big re carsal of the German army. Vhen the friction between the ifferent Spanish groups broka' ut, the Germans were there, eady to try their organizations nd successive deliveries of weap- iis. The weapons were good. The en and the reinforcements which ollowed the first groups got battle raining. The officers' tactics were ound satisfactory, although some f the new ones had still lo be ept secret. Germany was ready for war. * « * 3UT Germany didn't want war; she was "encircled" by her nemies, who "forced" war upon :er. Nobody who has seen German fllcials and German businessmen vork overtime, for very little icney, will insult his own intelligence or their industry by assum- ng that they had no plan. We vill hear again and again for years fter the Second World War that ve wrong them, that they had no military ambitions, no dream of vorld conquest. But there was a time when they :ave themselves away. During the period when victory seemed to bo willyn grasp, the Nazis in Berlin not 'only gloated over their tri- imphs, but they even talked freely of the long preparations they had .mdcrtakcn and pf the limitless; lorizon of their future campaigns. And not only the big fellows talked. Little men who had grown colorless in their work, men of the Ministry of Economics, plant officials, people who had never made enough money to keep their teeth in repair, suddenly carne to life. They talked about the glittering future of Germany, or the years of secret preparations, of study and scheming behind them, and they made one realize that nothing in the world would make them give up their vision of world mastery for Germany. They were the unknown soldiers o£ bureaucracy, humble men, yet dangerous enough. For they have worked for the German secret general staff to bring about World War II and to win it. And they will continue to work during tho wai'-Jn-pcnoc to follow. • (To Be Continued)

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