The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 20, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, October 20, 1944
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/AGBFOUl tSE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS • .• THB COURIER NEWS OO. ' H. W. HAINES, Publisher ), . SAMUEL f. NORRIS, Editor JAKES A. OATENS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witoer Go, New York, Chloyo, Detroit, Atlanta, MempnK Published Ever? Afternooa Except Sunday Entered u second class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con- grew, October 9, 1917.- Serred by the United Prea SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the city of Blythevllle, 20o per week, or 8So per month. .By mall, within a radius of 40 miles, $4.00 per year^$2,oo for six months, Jl.w for. three months: oy. mall outside 60 mile zone 110.00 per year payable In advance. Senatorial Warnings Two Republican senators, Ball of Minnesota and Bur Ion of Ohio, have giypn some timely advice on the subject of America's participation in a world security organization. The former has called for defeat at the polls ! of 11 senators he designates (without i naming) as "isolationists.". Mr. Burton i has warned that these 11 senators and J others are already preparing to block our membership in any international peace group. These warnings, coming from within the Senate, cannot be safely dismissed as idle words. Nor can they be called j'poitical, for both senators have identi- ; fied eight of their 11 allegedly isolsi- ! tionist colleagues as Republicans. J ; Mr. Burton, unlike Mr. Ball, does i nbt ask for direct action by the voters i next month. Instead he presses for a : majority votes of House and Senate to •' ratify treaties, instead of the Uvo{ thirds'Senate vote now retjuiral. And I-he urges speedy formation of a world > security organization with the warning I that its opponents in the Senate would "tear apart" any elaborate plan. <• Perhaps Mr. Burton is asking more speed.from the cumbersome machinery of constitutional amendment and world ratification than they arc capable of. But at least his and Mr. Ball's statements recall and emphasize the paramount part, which the Senate will phiy, under''present constitutional provisions, in'rour.'tjoiiiiiigi any world, peace movement. \ • • '. ..''•• • • fiK;i -... : "• ' •'^Whether 'or not we join such n movement depends mucir more on the . Senatels-'membership than it-does on th^-occupant of the White House, This was proved, of course, by the "willful mmi" of 1919-20. But today, when,the presidential campaign looms so large in the public-mind, it is worth thinking about again. [ The. two senators'obvious concern is significant in view of the fact that the Seiiate'-is already on record as favoring life.. 'Cormally resolution, which urges American membership in u world peace organization, by a vote of 85 to 5. This same .popular sentiment is reflected in the'House Fulbrighl resolution and the platforms of-both major parties. ;• While this sentiment is at its height, Mr.-Burton calls for prompt action on both his suggestions. However prompt or slow this action maybe, the two senators have at least given voters implicit notice to examine senatorial candidates' records scrupulously in the light of their own desires for world security. 'And they have provided them with another reminder that, whatever the country's sentiment, one-third plus one of^a Senate quorum c6uld block American--participation in an international security organi/.alion, and perhaps jeopardize the peace of the world. BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS The Decision'at'Aachen ' Hitler's decision at Aachen, made through his officers, apparently established the policy of Nazi resistance on which the war in Germany will be fought. It gave notice that every objective is to be defended to the last, with slaughter and destruction a.s the price for delaying the inevitable. And his decision shows that Hitler has misjudged the Americans again. He did it in 1933 when, aa Dr. Hermann Rauschning .testified at the Washing- ion sedition friiil^he counted on being able to engineer an American revolution if it appeared that we might join Britain in wnr against Germany. He still banked on disunity and the Japs to keep us out of Europe after Pearl Harbor. At Aachen he scorned to think that the Americans, whom he advertises to his people as "Yankee barbarians," would be too soft-hearted, or too weak in strength and purpose, to go through with their uHimntiim. Again lie was wrong. The Americans took no joy in destroying much of the city of Charlemagne. They gave the enemy a chance to withdraw from and preserve the city and its "cultural monuments," over which Dr. Gocbbcls has already wept so much. But it so happens that Aachen, besides being tlic_ city of Charlemagne, is also the front door to Cologne and the first slop in Germany on the highroad to Berlin. The choice was for Germans, not Americans, to make. But if Hitler thinks that ho can try to' make a Stalingrad out of every sizable city in Germany, it is clear that lie is making another of his egregious military blunders. For Germany's overall positions is more desperate than Russia's ever was. And the spirit of the Germans is not the Russian spirit. Even at Leningrad and Stalingrad, Russia had considerable material and productive support to fall back on. Hitler has the Russian army at his back door. Russia was aided by her Allies, even in the darkest days. Hitler is hemmed in, and his last satellite is tot; lering. toward, defeat. ' • .'.' ! Hitler, has good soldiers and brave soldiers. But he does not have the soldiers of Stalingrad. Even Dr. Goebbels never suggested that Russian officers there, or at Sevastopol, had to stand at ft railroad with ready guns to shoot any soldiers who tried to surrender. We have this story of officers at Aachen from German soldiers who did manage to escape and give up. All this Hitler knows, of course. His only hope can be to drag the war . through the winter, to gain time to perfect some new "secret weapon" or perhaps to wait for some hoped-for Allied rift, while the ring of Allied arms closes tighter about him. • SO THIT SAY The mast Important, thing which friends and relatives of the disabled veterans can do is to treat them normally—treat them as normal men. -MaJ.-Gen. Norman T. Kirk, surgeon general, U. S. Army. , . ... " - * We feel good. It is not a case of unrestrained rejoicing, but I certainly feel thc opposite ot pessimism.—Sen. Claude Pepper on political outlook for thc Democrats. Officers kept rouslny us, nnd I don't know- how many times I put , m , pant* on atid took them off. U was on, off. on,'off, all night, hug. —Fred Astalre, commenting on German liomb- ing on the Belgian Trout. FfllDAY, OCTOBER 20, Bringing .Up the Last Reinforcements SBDI OUNCES w"r&v^.y£?;&!V>Vn*W>» 'Gosh, do you rcali/.c Hint every day l.hjs war goes on means just that imidi wore liislory lo sltuly Jtiler?" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By WBfent Ferguton- u CAN SWIM ALMOSf TWO MILES AM HOUR, AND CAN SWIN&. THROU&H THE TREES AT ABOUT SIX HOURS PER MILE...BUT ON LEVEL GROUND WAS F1KST 8SOU&HT TO AME BY NEW AMSTERDAM DUTCH, IN IS'68. T. W. REG. U. S. PAT. OIF. NEXT: The first plane imthc U. S. Air Corps. In Hollywood BY KKSKINE JOHNSON Westmorc's secretary, Alice Stnu- NEA Staff Correspondent field, 'is now a glorified Oolriivyn Exclusively Yours. Producer Les-, Girl. She makes her film debut'in tcr Cowan is now thinking about j "The Wonder Man." . . . Goldwyn, Fred Astalre as columnist Ernie incidentally, has tiie comedy hit of Pylc In Uic movie version of Pyle's | Die year in Bob Hope's "The Prin- book. We still think Jimmy Glea- cess and th c Pirate." You'll scream son will gel the part. . . . The at the surprise ending. . . . Just Randolph Scotts have made n date to prove there is no truth to those with Hie stork. . . . That wns: divorce rumors, Merle Olieron will Dennis Day kissing warbler Helen ' fly to New York to meet husband Forrest (jooriby when she left for n | Alex Korda when lie returns from Georgia camp tour. . . . Rudy Val- I London, lee will make his return lo the screen in Hal Wallis' "Ihc Affairs of Susan." . . . Dick Hayincs' suggested theme song for Hitler's funeral: "Oh. What a Beautiful Mourning." ... A new three-cent stamp commemorating .(he. 501h anniversary of motion pictures \viit debut, lii the post offices October 31. Could this be construed ns meaning Uncle Sam finally lia.s put his stamp of approval on the movies? Orchestra leader Freddie Martin drew a 4-F from his draft board. . . . Shirley Temple Just turned down an offer of $75.000 for n rir- jture at PRO. . . Ralph Bellamy Ogr Boarding House with Maj. Hoople Out Our Way »lll porlarv Thomas Jefferson in a I appearances with new Broadway play. "The Demo- of "Guest In tile . . Makeup artist J.R. Williams I STIIL'SAV'IT WASN'T ' MA30E V!E OUrf OF TUS AND GRABBING A I&7HEGRIMD HAR OFFICE LET'S CiMCH IT, BU9TER. SME'LL RuT vOu AiN'l GOT MO RESPOMSiBiUTV. \f \ MAt>t ,; IriESE iT VVCXJU? CCST TH' CGMPAM' HUMCBRDS, v\jHER5 IF TH' W,\R UVB7S MOCh uOoiER VDJ KIM BLTV THEN-s THIM65 i TH.-VT& Ju'Vl / v.M-r TH.=VLl. 1 GlT Vv- V.UCH DOUGH THIS M-\CH1S)E DOES TH' SAME K.INDA WCIK LV >\BOL>T 7EM S MANY .' SMALLER, BUT TAKES 60V ABOUT THE BEFORe TH W, W THS **\ VOOE-SELP "JJE \-WRKS,HE POISiTEDY em fff /f£ AS SERIOOS AS BUF^LO BILL/-— J I SPOOL •? wes BIS, BUT Ue UmE'MINOLEftNO'ER? PART op >\e WORLD PEACE AUTRY SAtmi.P.S liOSIUEKS Bud Abbott and Lou Costello can take a bow for donating a grand to the Boys' Club of Hollywood foi weekend camping trips. . . . Flight offirer Gene Autiv of the A~IC is now delivering bombers lo fighting fronts. ... Every fan magazine in tlie business was caught with its editions down on the Car} Grant-Barbara Hutton reconciliation. ... -John Garflcld is chuckling over a letter from n New York friend. The friend claims she saw movie czar Will Hays on 42nd street wearing a sweater. Lan.i Turner, please ncte. . . . Eyeful Malic Mr.n.inalri will make personal the film version House" , . . Mrs. Pcrc Sadio Abclson, one of Virginia -- i Wririler's school teachers. i.s now working for Virginia as a secrcta.- be exquisite psychological torture. . . ..The radio adventures of Oznie Nplson niul Harriett Ifillnrd probably will reach the screen soon. . . . Kelly Frlngs is preparing a screen biography of Horace Mann, papa of the U. 3. school system. . . . Filling out a studio questionnaire. Al Pierce came to the query, "What would you do if you were not. an entertainer?" Without hesitation, he wrote, "Starve." WE FILL AuTEoCTOBr PRESCRIPTIONS ' AND SAVE TOO MO1TOT ' STEWART'S St*r e 1 Fktm* ran; Roaches. Eats «,d m<x elfml- nated. Contract Mrvfce In pert control Biddle Exterminator* i Free Estimates. 115 8. Third ri, on <, 2151 Frcihest Stock Go»rant«e<J Seal Prij»« When we repair the shoes they are truly renewed. Fine feathers, materials and highly skilled n-orkmaiisllip make the footwear smart, new looking besides adding miles and miles of comfortable wear. Come to the modern, 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. I'. 0. Box 401, Klylhuville, Ark. Phone 822 DRS. NIES & NIES QSTEQPATHIC PHYSICiANS, RECTAL DISEASES a SPECIALTY (EXCEPT CANCER) OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 Clinic 514 Mil* Biylhertlle, Ark. I'kone 2121 wax THY n By Sigrid Schultz Don Amerlic will plnv a war cor- rrf|:nmlcnt C)i|:osile ClaurtPttc Colbert in "Gufst Wife." It's the story of a hiiupv family when Uie hns- Innd's fcfsl frionri is nirnod loose ij) II. . . . Yvonne Do Carlo, star c>[ Walter Wanw's new flicker. ••Salome—Whcr p She Danr.ed," has « sUn on her dressing room wliich reads, "Salome—Where She Dresses." .... Biltmore Prortucllon's latest Droaciway import. Joan Fill- j ton, arrived in Hollywood today I carrying a wolf trap and a shotgun, i . . . Comedian Rosc'ip Ales, re- ; cc-ntly discharged hy the Army, is about to 20 overseas for the USD. j As an Army major, ho couldn't get ; out of Texas. . . . They're so en- llnised o>er June Preissrr at Columbia, that a series may be (ic- viscd in which she'll star as a typical jivin' heixrat. ' j CF.M.MATK I'OH ADOI.K ! j Lucille Hall and her recent ex, Desi Arnaz, were in separate parties at Giro's. Relations—cordial. Alan Dineharfs widow. Mozclle Brltton, Is about to sell the film rights to his nil play "Separate Rooms." . , . With everybody con- Maurlnij and theorizing an to what f\\a\>\A tc done to punish Hitler nnd Mu.ucltni. Producer Frank Ross rAiggeslJ! that (hey simply be ,im- i in isoncd I" the same cell. It would As on AiMcrtcnu neiuspnper corrcspoiKictit in Berlin from 1910 to I3'il, Sigrul Scliultz snw at first hand Uic cucuts thct led jrom World War I lo World Wnr If. And she saw thc i>chiNd-the- scencs preparation for thc com- intf "lunr-in-pcnce" Ifml slic wnrns may eiilmiiinfc in Worlti- \Var lit. This is (lie story o/ Germany's plnns lo luin tlie pence, plans that even now arc being put info effect. * ? * XXIII 'j^ilF, war had barely slartcd when we began hearing fronl about thc crimes coin- mitlcd by the black-uniformed Schvitz StatTcI in Poland, in thc wnke of the vcgular army. Then \vc heard of a few officers insisting on thc court-mn'.-lial of Black Guards caught massacring Polish and Jewish men, women, and children. One court decreed Hie death sentence for these Black Guards but licinrich Himmlcr intercedes with Hitler in their bchnlf before any of them was executed. Thc few officers who expressed their indignation were removed lo minor posts and deprived of anj hope of advancement. As far ab thc Germans were con-.-: ••;!. the mailer was settled. One did not have lo roly 01 non-Nazis lo learn of Gcrmai atrocities in invaded countries. Al during the campaigns in thc East all one had lo do was to go lo oni of lite wailing rooms of the rail rend slations in eastern Ucrlin and listen to the Black Guard arriving from or le.iving for the front. They sccmod to enjoy do scribing how they liad locked "Pole and Jews into cellars and thci thrown hand grenades Ihrougl vindows left open for the purpose. A few people discussed thc ne- cssity of making some kind of irolcst. But if »he attempt of thc Tray ofncers had met only with punishment, what could anyone Ise do? The Nazis found a simple AWiy T )f handling foreign reaction. They old their agents abroad to brand uiy report o! crimes an "untrue trocity slory, reminiscent of the propaganda campaigns of World Var I." They knew that anything '.ahelcd "propaganda" is disbe- ievcd in America. The method vorked perfectly—at least until 'carl Harbor. Many people in the United States read the reports of crimes perpetrated by the Nazi roops as it Ihey were detective stories, horror stuff, that might •aise some .gooseflcsh, yet need not bo taken seriously. But Die Rorman people learned with surprising speed the truth iboiit thc German bestialities in Poland, as it had known about thc nurder of Czechs after the rape of Czechoslovakia. Xnd why? Tliey were told by their government—to compel them to share the guilt of what was done. On the whole the people reacted witV unforgivable indifference. * * * AFTER thc first reports of the • mass murders committed . thc Nazis in Poland, I happened lo meet the leader of the womcr in Poland, Dr. Erich Hilgenfeldt nt nn official reception in Berlin He talked a lot about the con slructivo welfare work done b; thc Germans. I used that as a starter for some discreet question ing. He was not in the least reticcni Instead he seemed eager to talk He called over two olhcr Schul Static! officers to satisfy my curi osity. After some conversation, th officer 1 with the most silver brai on his black uniform said petti lanlly, "I don't see why you Anglo Saxons got so excilcd about \vlia happens lo a few Poles, .Your reaction shows you and ycYif' coun •ymcn do not have the scientific pproaeh to the problem." One of thc men in thc group was Dr. Roland Freisler, secretary of tate in the Ministry of Justice. Jne always had lo be careful in ing witli men of his type, but ciencc is a safe subject for staring a Nazi off to say more than e means (o. Tlie three men gave ne a revealing lecture when I cccpted the bait and asked, "And vhat is thc scientific approach?" "Do you people realize what is nppcning to the white race?" This vras tlie near-sighted Nazi ith thick-lcnscd glasses. I ad- nillcd thai I did not know the German "scientific" version. * * * '"port every 22 persons of pure while blood born every min- ile, there arc 85 Slav births. If hat should go on,by 1960'the Slav populations, including Hie Poles', would have double Ihc numbers of the white populations." Hilgcn- eltit looked at me, obviously cx- iccting me to be shattered by this revelation. Years of reporting had 'aught mo that one can do any- Ihingwilh statistics. I merely said, ! 'Do you mean lo say that the Slavs cio not belong lo the white race?" "Certainly not. Or at Teast on a eiy inferior level." Hilgenfeldt, !hc racial "scientist" of the Schutz Slaffcl, almost snarled as he moved away. Freisler took .his leaving as a signal that he could speak freely. "We indulge in no false senti- mcnlalily," he .said. "We shall not allow any of our neighbors lo have a higher birlh rate than ours, and we shall lake measures to prevpnt it. The Slavs outnumber us." It seemed that the Slavs nnd the Jews would be pcrmided to survive if they worked for Germany. "But only if they work for us," he repented. "And we'll see that they work ns we want them (o. It they don't they can starve." Then Freisler touched on the crux of the matter. "We'll see that none of their men will ever get enough education fo become leaders." And added, "When I960 comes, we'll ECO that the birth rate is in our favor, not that of any Slavs." (To Be Continued)

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