The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 19, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, October 19, 1944
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/AGI POUB fHE.BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS »-v,,j. THE COURIER NEWS CO. $&k?t H. W. HAWES, Publisher \V % > SAMUEL P. NORMS, Edltflr ' JAUES A. OATENS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representative!: W»lUc» Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every AfUmoom Eicept Sunday Enterttd as second class matter at the port- cfflce'at BlytKevUle, Arkansas, under act ot Con- Kress, October 9, 1917. Served ^by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the city of BlytheriUe, 200 per week, or B5e per month. By mail, within a radius of 40 miles, $4.00 per year, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 lor three months; jy maq outside 50 mile zone $10.00 per year payable In advance. The Lesson of Warsaw Warsaw was the first European capital lo fall in World War II. And now the cynical may say that, it was also the first capital to fall in the rising conflict of dissension which tlirail- cns to involve great sections of Kurone in postwar civil strife. The Nazis arc once again masters of the city, after a two-months battle against a heroic underground army that fought ami died for Poland while iin ouUide political struggle sickened and isolated and finally doomed it. .. The Second Battle of Warsaw might well be called the Balllo of the Sphere of Influence. It.=. story has already been told in Yugoslavia, and threatens to be repeated in Greece. In each case an fcxiled prewar government, supported by London, has been pitted against suppressed minority groups which have • rallied'to hitherto little-known leaders and flourished with Moscow's blessing. - .- Charge and counter-charge have ' . Ihundercd back and forth until it is impossible , lo know precisely what has happened. Nor can it be said vvho is right or wrong, for at the moment right or wrong is a matter of a pcr- ' soil's political complexion. The only one >vho can or should make the final judgment- are the people of the-'countries involved. And that judgment should be the 'decision of a free election when the.war is over. i In the' meantime the job is to fight ,lhe Germans. Instead, we know that preek has.killed Greek, and Serb and Croat 'have turned their guns on one another. No one has gained but the lNa?iis._ It' is a situation they have fostered: and hoped for. And they will con- yjy$iJi.v£ s! l<>i>R as .they, can, for' they •base--.their hope of escaping complete defeat ou,.dissension. It-is their no- longerlsecret weapon. : -,'• It is a tragic, disheartening thing thatftiie meii of Warsaw should not die • fa. the knowledge that they had dea]t a telling blow against the forces that tortured them and robbed them o? their freedom. Instead, it was in the knowl- e'dge'that they were caught between the millstones .of .stubborn political cpii- - cepts;,.." ,' r :-:\Mr. Churchill has told Parliament '.that the struggle of General Bor and his •'; linderground . forces "will remain a fleathless memory for Poland and for vfriends of freedom all over (he world." But it must also remain the memory o| .^hopeless cause, of a unified effort within defeated from without by the shortsightedness of all factions who could, not compose their differences for the sake of victory and human lives. The death of hungry, almost weaponless Polish soldiers, the crushing of an army and the capture of its brave general, the temporary loss of Warsaw —all these must stand 'as a rebuke to those who did loo little loo lale, and too grudgingly. BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.); COURIER NEWS Heroes 7 Votes A complete report on the fale of votes of servicemen killed in action is not in, but already it is certain that these votes will be voided in at least 13 stales. In every case it seems that slnte governments are following Ihc lel- ter of laws which forbid counting the baliot of a person who dies before election day., lint at least one state, New Jersey, has been more concerned with the spirit than with Ihe letter. Its attorney general has held that such votes will be counted. It is incredible to think that other slates will not take some similar steps. Ironic is too mild a word for a situation in which a man in his country's service is denied the exercise of one of the rights for which he fought, simply because he died in defense of those rights. Congratulations In a triumph of freedom of expression over self-importance, the Mexican congress has killed a bill which would have prohibited- the press and theater from ridiculing any of its own members. In so doing the legislators left for themselves the not insuperable task of maintaining their own dignity. So—Viva el Congrcno! And may they, live long to enjoy many counterparts of "I'd 'Rather, Be Highl," "Of Thee I Sing," "First Lady" and other lampoons which have helped lo keep our elected public servants conscious of their hum'tin frailty. Incredible A handsome young Navy, officer running for Congress in-Afl'iirylniul lias, offered, with a gallant gesture and 1 'a split infinitive, ."lo personally kiss every lady" inhis district; It may be that there will shortly be added to the raucous literature of this election year charges, aimed at .'the Irristible (is well as the Indispensable Mutt. • tOTHCY tAT We once said that It we could Iny waste lo GO nmjoi- towns In which war nmterlnl Is produced, we could bring- Germany's power to con- . llnuc, Ihe war to nn end, By the evidence of today,, we mny be nble lo do thls-sonie time much before' Christmas.— The Time's of London correspondent. . '. .• • .•'.-' No German cities may expect to have Immunity from destruction as long ns they are maintained us n part, of the battle line.— Secretary of War Henry L. Stlinsoii. . • • x » After teaching the subject, (statistics) lor- a number ol years, I have comeHo'-iiic coiicluslbu ; lhat Ibe dice game Is dcdnlteiy-bitii of the rflir- est there is— Jules Joscow, : CltJ: Col lego bt Now York instructor. ••'•."''• . . -• •. . • • .:-.-i; ,....-,.' -, Only n. world organization chpiible of ulllrf.iiig force •agnins.l nny nsgrcsror' cati iiihlhlain peace. —Cuban President-elect , Rahibn ''.drau Sau Martin. . . ' » • ' • '. It is not true that the German navy Is no longer a. factor lo be considered seriously. We cannot Ignore Ihis fleet, which may- have been bolstered with additional vessels during recent months.— British First Lord of the Admiralty A. V. Alexander. • • • To the extent the Japanese improve their pcslltons In China, It will make more difficult our task of acqulrlnR buses Ihcvc. Bui when we are ready lo go there, r think we \vlll be able to do It.— Adml. Chester W. Their nation first consisted of 13 stale;, but it Is now 48 states. How did they do 113 It was the result of their stealing nnd lying.— Jap Premier Kunlakl Kolso. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 19<M SIDI OUNCES fty&l "She snys she wem's limelC oul working nl Ihe P. T. A. j parly every yenr, (nil I've never seen her do anything bill ' give orders to Ihe rest uf us!" ; THIS CURIOUS WORLD ByWUHam Ferguson AS LON6 AS FROM AN EXTINCT REPTILE, WERE FOUND IN SOUTH AMERICA/ SCIENTISTS SAV THE POISONOUS SERPENT AMJSTT HAVE BEEN ; A PERSON! WH08ELON&STO AN RoMAuricAi. INTERESTED IN POTATO 1T.UCS WENT OVERSEAS TO FRANCE . BEC. u. ?. T : : ANSWER: Rocket ships. NEXT: .He dislikes beine on the Icycl. In Hollywood ' BY KUSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Coi'rcspondenl Quite limoccntly ivc have become Involved in a 3000-mile feud over wolves H'ltli our good friend Lee Mortimer of the New York column writing clan. Mortimer, self-styled "Grizzly Gray Wolf of Broadway." sniffed with suspicion at onr recent list of the top 10 members of Hollywood's Wolf Clnb. He even referred to one of our top 10 — producer liill Girard-as a mere cub on probation. The other choices he criticize^ include Jean Ncuules- co, Van Johnson and Rrrol Flynn. "When yon want authentic news about the pick of the pack." writes Mortimer, "come lo the master himself— to Lee Mortimer, originator, sole owner and chief howler of tlie Wolves' clnb." Apparently Mr. Mortimer lias a hallucinalioM thai the New York variety of wolves is far superior to Hollywood's. This, lie should know, Is chamber of Commerce 'propa- i uaiidn. The Nciv York ivoKcs are I strictly of the hot-house vanity and not very hot at that. We will I'latlly pit one Holl woU against any three of (lie Our Boarding House with Maj.Hoopfe Out Our Way By J. R. Williams 1 HAVEM'T BEEM ABLE TO CO \ ATHIMG ALL AF1ERK1OOM--I TOLD ) HER. TO PRACTICE HER MUSIC \ LESSOM AMD SHE SMD. 'OH,FUDGE.; ) T^LK TO HER'-SHE ' * H-V=, WO MORE RE- LOOK.' 16WT THAT HOOPLE- CSlKT \SWDLIM6 OUT Of- WE MOVIE 2-j~ WA6 TUCT A TECHHICOLOR. M\Rf^GETEtvi MIWUTE5 A60 TOLD U6 HE VJAMED /\ GUM ATS'CUATTHE GLUE i FlNSNLLV HKS CWME THIMS5 TO VODR. PEEPERS, A9 PtMM AS A 8OIL OM MOUR MEC)^,' I EvlEM ?ft\-0 .THE EGG o\ Brondwny pack, spot, Ihu tir«I casl- crnprs six telephone numbers ami turn 'cm loose anytime you say. Mr. Mortimer \vill then discover, to his liorror. thtit the H road \vayitcs ni'C of a harmless, second-late ilk, 'unworthy of even being called wolves. SHUT IIP, YOU I,ST, VOU! Hollywood's newest descriptive slang Is military. Yherc arc G. I. descriptions [or just about all of movelnnrtAs types— and movlclancl lias all the types. A "Calnlina" Is a slow, heavy woman. Anybody with n big month is an l,ST— a ' landing ship, tank. (You've scon 'em open those bis maws in the ncwsrecls.) Ginger Hogers is a P-47— a fast sleek jo!>. Front office snoopers are "reconnaissance cars. 11 if she's got those Mae West tones that bowl you over, she's a "howitzer.' A tall girl is a "constellation" and a short one is a "half-track." Marie Wilson, who wears less clothing than Pnulcllc Goddard the star of Hollywood's stage show "Blackouts," was all dressed up foi a scene in M-G-M's "Music foi Millions' 1 when a visiting soldier. getting ,111 .'integral;!!, said he had seen her on the stace. "Dlil you recognize jne tc<iny with my dollies on?" asked Marie' After scime he.s- itnlion. the soldier drawled, "Well, I rccoijnixcd vonr voice." Helmut. Dantine. who cols around. esrnrtcrt Jane Churchill (one of Ihc witnesses to the llall-Dorsey brawh to n Hollywood nlsht clnb the other yawning. As they started to leave, a waiter inn after them, lapped Jane on the shoulder and 5flid. "Madam, you forgot your gloves." To which Dantine asked, "Dress or boxing?" GERMAN* WIUTRr IT .AGAIN' . ^BySigrid Schultz , lull. ]„ m IJUIrllml, J l,j SKA .HrrrW ' As an American correspondent in Berlin front J919 (o 134/, Stand Schultn saw nt ;>rst hand the events that led Irom World War I (o World War }/. And she saw the beMnd-thc- sccitcs preparation for (lie comma "war-itt-yeacc" that site warns may culminate in World War III. This is (he story o/ Germany's plans (o win the peace, 7)lnns tliat even now are being put (n(o effect. • • » XXII JVTANY people try to interpret dc- velopmcnts in Europe, and especially in Germany, through their knowledge of old-lime, upright Germans. Yel the German character, both national and individual, lias in the last 50 years changed to such n degree that What was a logical Dstiinnle of character in World War I is sheer, toolishncss in World War II. The German army, its drillmasters, Hitler, Himmler, el al. have aroused, stimulated, and exaggerated traits and insliiids which have slumbered in the German people for centuries, (o the jHiinl where the friendly German in whom co many Americans still believe IMS ceased lo IK ;in important factor in any Gcnnqn group. He Is Hie German of yesterday. H is Ihc German of today with whom v:a have lo deal, Ihe nrrogant, ruthless, inieiliKcnt schemer who either suavely hides his intentions or openly boasts of his brutality. It must be stress. . l.iai this new German has nothing in common with the descendants of old-time Germans in the Unite'.! Stales and other countries. Early German immigrants left their nalive land .because (hey wonted to build up a new and different kind of life. Generally, their grandchildren have bad the advantage of other than pan-German education. They owe no loyally to the Germany of today, for it is not Ihc same nation from which their forebears stemmed. T .WAS In Berlin in 1914 when the Kaiser called his nation to arms In 1039, I was present in the Reichstag at that early hour of September 1 when Hitler afc- nounced the invasion of Poland. No oilier contrast could have underlined so well the changes in Ihc German character. In 1SH a young Norwegian cousin and I roamed through the Berlin streets, quite evidently foreigners, and experienced nothing nut friendliness from the people We saw the Kaiser address the crowds from the balcony of his castle. We saw the citizens bring bouquets of the chubby little red roses (hat bloom ih August and brow them to the uniformed troops with their spiked helmets, marching to war with their bands blaring, the brasses glittering in the sunshine. The crowds always shoved us ahead to help us see what was going on. On that September day of 1939 however, when the Fuehrer gave Ihe order to march, Germany was a grim, n purposeful country Troops left (lie Berlin railway station without cheers. In fact Ihc only cheers heard in the streets came from n few people who bad been ordered out in organized groups by their Nazi ce ll s Tlie streets leading lo the temporary neiehslaff in (he Kroll Opera House where Hitler was to speak were lined with police, and with Schutz Slaflel men in field gray battle dress instead of their customary black uniforms. In that somber. Berlin one could realize only loo clearly Hint what had remained of gcmuetlich DeulscMand had now been swept away. The atmosphere hung heavy with suspicion and haired of all foreigners, including representatives of neutral countries its J)URING World War I a hushed silence would greet the mention of the invasion of Belgium. remember tlie German professofl o£ international law at the Porlln Univcrsity'undcr whom I-itflaied before the United Stales cnlereU the war. Professor von Martllz marched up and down the classroom literally tearing ht s gray hair because German troops had violated Belgian neutrality. "This is a crime," the old man said ,'and you will sec—Germany will be punished for it." 1 looked around the classroom at (he other students, Ebout five young men in field gray, evidently soldiers at home OH sick leave They seemed to share the anxiety and shame of the professor And nothing happened to the old man for expressing freely his regret at an act of aggression by the Imperial government. But the average German of 1939 and 1040 apparently felt no compunction when Hitler's troops invaded one ill-armed neutral country after another without formal declaration of war. When German ships masquerading under foreign flags.sailed into peaceful harbors as fhey did in Denmark, in Norway, in Holland, and then turned their guns on defenseless populations, the average German had no qualms of conscience nor did he bemoan the betrayal of human decency. When so-called "tourists" wsiting Copenhagen suddenly emerged from their hotel rooms in German uniforms and helped Nazi troops seize Denmark, when German sailors stole Norwegian uniforms and tried to march on Chrls- liansand in violation of all military law, no protest was heard. Granted that if anyone had dared to voice objections as Professor von Marfilz did he would have been drawn and quartered or sent to n concentration camp which is rarely better. The fact that Hitler and Himmler bad to resort lo concentration camp methods lo enforce their rule showed lhat there were Germans who rejected their teachings. Tliey were numerous enough to convince the Nazis that they must be cowed by terrorizing and persecuting their potential leaders. But ! they were not numerous enough | to form an effective force. 1 . (To He Continued) eel—Dead or Alive" poster of Beery 1 'torn his old hit "The Bad Man. 11 " NOTICE OF FILING OF APPLI- "JATION FOR UQUOIl PERMIT Notice is hereby given Ibat the undersigned has filed with the Commissioner of Revenues of the State of Arkansas for permit to sell and lispense vinous or spirituous liquors 'or beverage at retail on the prom 7 ses described as Staudeninaycr Bldg., Main St., Leachville, Ark. Application is for permit lo be issued for operation tegirming on the 15th day of Oct. I9M, and to expire on the 30th day of June, 1945, as prescribed by Bullelin dated January 7, 1938 and Supplemental Regulation No. 19, effective July 10, 1D37.' E. L. HENDHYX. ' DON EDWARDS "The Tjpewrilcr Man" ROYAL, SMITH, CORONA, AND REMINGTON PORTABLE I TYPEWRITERS 118 N. 2nd STREET - . PHONE 3382 I (Every Traiisacllon Must Be Salisfaclory) Try our "Own Made" ICE CREAM Ote Hickory Inn tr»a Hlfh Sebod FARMERS IVe have plenty of Iron Uoof- hi£ and Kbugh Cypress for barns aud^sheds. 3 Year FHA Terms if desired. E. C. Robinson Lumber Co. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS I'ermiles may be ruining your property. Call m« cbfeck-up without cost or obligation. ' ) BATS, MICE AND ROACH CONTHOL , GUARANTEED WORK H. C. BLANKENSHIP fhon. WE FHX AM, nOCTORi' PRESCRIPTIONS AND SAVE YOU MONE1 S T E W A R T' S D r S t r e Kn CltATTEn Shorl Takes: Now the movies nrc 'supplying the G. I.'s with G. I. Jokes. In the film "The Very Thought of You" a doughboy defines the order "double time" as "a means nf locomotion whereby you reach your objective sooner. permitting n loiiKcr time to wait for whatever yon doiiblo-tlmcti for." . . . During the pve-broad- c-flst entertainment for a radio show, announcer Wendell Nlles In- Irocliicer! Warner Mat let Shatter as n "movie st.Tr who just returned frcm a very successful run around a producer's <lesk." . . . Wallace Beery is playing liacV;- giound for a barroom brawl— and Ho l:ill!ns. cither. Fai- a rogues' gallery on a saloon wall in" the flicker "Gentle Annie," the prop dcpniunent resurrected a "Want- On TRUSSES Steel and . tO)RKll( S T E W A R T' S 1) r u | S t « r « Mil in & l,«kr I'hone 2822 — »_ Rnnchea, Rat* and Mlc* eliminated. Contract **,rvif? tn pc«i control. Biddie Exterminator* Free Kstlraatr.v 115 8. Third rlmnr 2751 fi FTMhMl f . i Rirby Stores When we repair the shoes (hey arc truly renewed. Fine leathers, male- rials and highly skilled workmanship make the footwear smart, new looking besides gliding miles nnd mile.'; of comfortable wear. Come lo the modern, complete shop. ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES- GIN AND MILL SUPPLIES AT PRESENT our stocks of repair parts are as complete as during pre-war -times! Put your plants in shape for Fall NOW. WE GIVE SERVICE—call us day, night or Sunday. * Belting * Belt Lace * Steam Packing * Pipe Fittings * All Size Pipe * Crane Valres * Gin Saw Files and Cummers Hubbard Hardware Co. Scrvlni Bljthevllle 25 Yean GUARANTEED TIRE RECAFPIMG! 24 Hour Service ALSO—Vulcanizing and Tire Ktpair WADE COAL CO. 1 N. Hwy. 61 CKILING I'KICES I'hone 229! MR. FARMER DRAGLINE AVAILABLE About October 15th For K'u-cti Ditching—Make Arrangements Now. Surveying Of All Kinds. Contact W. D. COBB, Civil Eng. I'. 0. liox 401, Ulythcvillc, Ark. I'hone 822 ORS. NIES a MIES OSTFOPAFH/C PhySICJAfyS RECTAL DISEASES o SPECIALTY ifXCFPT CANCEL CC HOURS S.'00-U-OO un

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