The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 21, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, October 21, 1944
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i"AGE FOU* i'HE BLYTOfeVliLE COURIER -NEWS • • - THE COUBIER NEWS 'CO. ' . -H. W. HAINES, Publisher ' ".:' BAMUEt F. NORRIS, Editor • JAHES 'A. OATENS, Advertising Manager , 'Sole National Advertising Representatives: 'Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afteruoom ffitcept Sunday En'ternd as eccond class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act at Congress, October 9, 1917, Served by the United Preu strascHrpnoN RATES By carrier In the 'city o( Blythevllle, 20o per week, or 85j per month. By mall, wllliln 'a radius of 40 miles, HOO per 'year, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three montlis; •oy mall outside 50 mile zone $10.00 per year payable In advance. o/ Reproduction In this oolnmn ol eilllortab tram other newspaper* doe* not neteturUj men endorsement but Ii an ncknowlripnent ol la. tcrat in th» nbjcot* Germany's Industrial Disarmament Opinions on what (o do with Germany are a dime a—as plentiful as grandstand strategy ; 't <i ball gfime, ,'iml for the most purl pvobabliy as unsound. Everybody - has had a ci'ack id tlie problem, and you can take your, choice of exports, from Lord Vansittart and Secretary Morgenlhau to .Joseph I'. Doakes and your Auni Minnie. Solutions have ranged from mass extermination to Christian forbearance. But on one point most experts agree: Germany must be kept, from building another war machine. You can get a lot of opinions on how thai should be clone, too. And one of the most logical seems to us to be that offered by five national technical societies. Us very source carries authority, for the suggested program comes from leading practifioneers in five brandies of 'engineering—civil, mechanical, mining and metallurgical, electrical, and chemical. They seem to know what's needed, and their outlined program states how the results should 'be achieved. Briefly, they favor a process of elimination which would prohibit the production, above prewar needs, of synthetic oil, nitrogen and its com, pounds, heavy forcings and high alloy ;. steels, aluminum and aircraft. They would apply like restrictions to imports • of'manganese, chromium, nickel, 'tungsten, flux materials, iron ore, steel and steel products. , This program has already been presented to Secretary Hull, along with a request that advisers from these five engineering professions be included in the American delegation at, the pence conference. Their mines! seems reasonable. The peace treaty is certain to involve industrial decisions of a technical nature (hat will need professional rather than political minds. And compromises in the philosophy -of postwar industrial 1 control would require further technical consideration. In fact, it might be .sensible if the nations at war with Germany formulated and agreed on an industrial disarmament policy for postwar Germany, and made it public before the end of the war. Agreements in this field should be possible, even though governments don't make separate diplomatic commitments in advance of a peace conference, of course, for fear of losing face at home and bargaining power abroad. Such an announcecnt might take .some of the wind out of Hitler's sails. As it is now. he is holding up to the German people an exaggerated picture •_ of total economic ruin as their price of ' defeat. He is using it to make them fight harder and to prolong the wav: All we have announced so far is unconditional surrender, so we cannot rc- Qur Boarding House with Maj.Hoople Out Our Way ' >TIJKE fute 'Hitler's exaggerations. Germany's industrial .future will doubtless 'be brighter than \ v h ( ,t Hitler has painted. To announce it in advance might stimulate the German will for peace, and save Allied lives. BLYTHEVILLE_(ARK.) COURIER NEWS Unsponsored Radio As (he singing commercial tightens its hold and the commercial announcer becomes daily more insistently hearty, (here comes news of possible relief in the future. A group of humanitarians has proposed three frequency-modulation channels after the war which would broadcast programs free from advertising. "Subscribing" listeners would support : lhc venture at, the fee of a nickel a day. Now we don't object unduly to the radio commercial except as wo look into the future. We foresee the .singing commercial taking over the entire field of vocal music, with opera librettos written to the glory of Sudsy-Suds, and 'the praises of chewing gum or dog food sung to the music of Sehubert or Stephen Foster. We envision the an- nomicer molding the speech of a new generation until conversation becomes a thing of frenetic declamation, with pear- shaped (ones replacing (he soothing mumble. Maybe the nickel a day would be cheap. The Legion's Vigilance On the alert to safeguard the niilion'.s interests the American Leel-'JU In Its Chicago convention adopted resolutions looking mainly to the postwar period. The resolutions propose not only n-general tightening m> of controls .over Jnijatiese nationals ami nil nliciis hut of immigration rc- ftrfctfcns, together with a closer check on subversive activities and the return .or war prisoners to their own countries after the war. The evident purpose here Is to rivolt! making tlilji country a haven for element;, out of sympathy wllli its Institutions If not openly or .'ecrcily working for their i;cscnictlon. Such elements prefer to brand this attitude as •'un-Ainerlcnn." But they me hardly dependable judges of \vhi\t constltiite.s American- Ism. It can be narrowly conceived, and loo often is. Witness the Ku Klu\ Klnn, and (he present day America First ynrty led by (he rabble rouser Gerald U K. Smith. But [he divisive and intolerant doctrine of such groups is not the doctrine which (lie Legion would promote. Its basic principle is that elements seeking to make America their home and profiling from its system ol freedom shall rot be allowed at the snmc time to vise their residence here to undermine that system. This Is .sound principle and more is certain lo be heard of It as pressure increases lor the relaxation of immigration laws following the close of Hie war and as alien elements already In the country at greater liberty lo gel in their subversive licks. Hence there will be need of vigilance governing immigration and protection against alien activities. But the Legion also proposes tighter immigration restriction In the interest of American workers. Legislation has its place in the protection of America. It i>, a large place; ant) prrlinps il lias not been fully occupied in Hie past because ol America's devotion to freedom for all.'Troublesome questions will arise lor decision. Some will clearly demand legislation, but others will find their most effective answer in the continuous vigilance of the American people. KANSAS C1TV, MO., STAR. I couldn't see r. building standing untouched. Everywhere it was rubble. Alter we had passed through Berlin and Schweinfurt we couldn't understand how Germany has held up so long. S-SgL James \Vakefield, prisoner released by Ihc Germans. SIDI GLANCES I really didn't have the lime lo spare or cnoiiijli shells to fio JiunlinK tins year, but I couldn't turn down old Jim' iiere—Jic (I die ol Jicarlbreak if lie didn'I gel his rciailtir,' '..-. •.•.'..... .'..fall hird hunt!" "_;' "^^ ~il _ •THIS CURIOUS WORLD By Wlfllun Ferguson- OF THE U. S. AR,\\Y I AIR CORPS ) HAD A TOP SPEED OF \ •Q-7'M/t.-ES AM HOUK.. ..vAND COULD STAY ALOFT U'r!0 WAS THE F TO WEAR zo/ve r#oase/?j; \V'KO WAS THE FIRST ' f PRESIDENT I crANNOT MOVE ABODE AND i A\USr SPEND THEIR LIFE Is; ROOTED TO ONE SPOT. •'&'; . , ; " ANSWER: James Madison was the first to wear long trousers, snd Lincoln was the first bearded president. _>! a crolon In Hollywood IIY KRSKINK JOHNSON' N'KA Slaff Correspondent H is about lime lo launch another- ensatiomii campaign in Hollywood. 3ur last, crvisade — agalnsl movie icsis who crunch on peanut brittle durhn; Hedy Lamarrs love scenes— hdn't do so well. So today Johnson launches cam- J.lign ,Vo. 52X, Scries B. We want the Academy of Mo- ion Picture Arts and Sciences to •nvard an Oscar with cauliflower i\rs and a hunk of adhesive lape on his nose for Hollywood's most outstanding amateur fighter of the 'car. The movie hcrccs. most of them efl 4-F by ilielr draft boards, dc- icrve some kind of recognition, we liink. There's nothing new about Hol- lywoodites taking pokes at each Hhcr. of course, but 1914 cerlaln- ly will go down in the history books as t!is> year it became fashionable with such big social events as the Battle of Turhan Bey and (lie Jon Hall Massacre. It WHS the year the movie profiles took each other with a grain of assault, nnd Hollywood's theme song became "Swinging On a Star." Nobody thought it, was funny but most of the amateur sluggers were left in stitches. Formal party invitations started carrying the' P. S. ' 'Please WE THOD6WT WE SIVN VOU AT THE SHOW, Hovs THE AT.THcBlSOU? ESAD.'MkRVELOUS PICTURE?. OF oue MARINES IM ACTIOM RECALLED fvW BOER.VMKR. T=-'oi- DK^S/-v:,,r,-V\VX'; B. R. Williams Tri' FfiCMT OP THIS BOOK THE WRfTER H\S AV\\N S,W. " AM SICK. OF ENPtESS SUM- .MIME, SICK OF BLOSSOM- BU5DEMEP BOUGH-GIVE ME EACK OME R\V IM EMGLWJD, C ~R. IT'S SPRIVXi IM ENGLAND S!CKV.' THEM Mint B-\C!i PART A, SAAK! Si,YS,' I'M SICK OP rt/WS-TW LEATHER OM THESE GRITTY PAVISV STONES AM' THE SLASTEt? EMGLISH DRIZZLE WAKES TH' FEVER. IM MY BOWES:-THE VMCONS-- . WHUT "HiS CiXiMIRY \ IT T-VKES, ORe-VT IS THAT THOUGH, 11 DOM'1 TAKE I, TWO--OME US A WHOLE \ TO DO ALL BOOK fO CHAMGtl TH' SAPPiM' LIKE THA.T-- JAM'ONE TO WE'RE SO FAST / DO SUMPIM WE'D HAVE BOTH FEELIM'S I YOU NEVER iMCWESEM- /WROTE A TEMCE.EUT (BOOK, BUT WAS \ YOU VAP •XBOUT /^;«,'A, ,"'yM?W fc -** - ' i '''--'' ' *^:«, ^ THE PROBLEM SETTLERS your own boxing jlovcs." aii ( | the Sunset strip night clubs discarded floor shows nnd put. up neon signs reading, "Amateur Fights Tonight." NO nioi'S, ri.KAPi; OI course, there must be rules for our special caulillowcr-cared Oscar. Wo iniiy even have lo call in Ihe California Stale Basing Commis sion lo insure fair play. Tommy Horsey, for example, may be disqualified. A flower pot and a knife, according lo witnesses, were featured props in the Hall-Dorsey"M Dane balcony free-for-all and The Cleaner-Upper Department Dorsey battle—I was there," we're going to slug somebody. Everybody in Hollywood except My Friend, Fllcka, it seems like, was an that balcony. Forests of Alaska cover about 71.347,000 acres, an area as large as the states of Maine. Missouri ami Now Jersey combined. WK Fill, A1X DOOTOBr 'PRESCRIPTIONS AND SAVE rOC MONET STEWART'S Roaches, Rats Hid Mice eliminated. Contract' tervlce In peit control. Biddle Exterminators Free Estimate*. 115 8. Third Phone Z751 Frwh««t Siwk Goironteed Seal Pritw When we repair the shoes they are truly renevred. Fine leathers, matc- —*— rials anil hlffh- ly skilled workmanship 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 C^AL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Phone 2291 NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS Termitea may be ruining your property. Call m« 'f<K 'check-up without cost or obligation. BATS, MICE AND ROACH CONTEOL ' GUARANTEED WORK H. C. 8LANKEN3HIP E. Keotmckr UN DON EDWARDS "The Typcwriler Man" [ ROYAL, SMITH, CORONA, AND REMINGTON . . .. TYPEWRITERS , •:.. [1-118 N. 2nd STREET (Every Transaction Must Be Satisfactory) PORTABLE I PHONE 3382 •HIES & N1IS OSTEOPATH 1C PHYSICIANS i RECTAL DISEASES a SPECIALTY ; CANCER) , OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 CUnfe 514 MtlB BlylhiYille, Ark. PBone M21 GERMANY mil TRY IT AGAIA9 }By Sigrjd Schultz . I'll i. i,y Si u -ri, nl l,y M;,v .Srr As an /liiiericim newspaper correspondent in lierlin from 1010 lo 1041, Sinrid Sduiltz snio nt first hand the events that led from World War I to World War II. And she saw the bcliiutl-flie- sccuc's preparation /or (he coming "uifir-iu-pcnce" Hint she warns man culmincilc in World War Iff. Tills is (lie story o/ Germany's pZnns (o win the peace, plntis thai COCK noiu are being put into effect. XXIV ALTHOUGH the Nazi germ was cultured in Germany through -.. ...- ~,...„-..._, , . \,t-lul -ml tlllM J_i_ 1( , . carving bee. The Academy, being 1 cultured in Germany through n very dignified organization, must. changes I" the notional chnrnctcr insist on fists only. Or eight-ounce <il "-ing the past half century, it gloves. If the contestants can control themselves long enough to don the leather mittens, a referee (Will Hn.vs) and seconds must be named. Tlie battlers' agents will second au ( | will collect every 10th blow. They get, 10 per cent of' everything else. To qualify for our new Oscar, all battlers must first weigh in with the Slate Boxing Commission. We don'l want any bullies tackling lit- 11,, punks or vice versa. Weights of toupees and makeup will be deducted. Just in case the clamor sir's enter the frays, ns Jon Hall claims Pat Dane did, there will be a special set of rules for them. We have not worked these o\it yet, but clawing, scratching, kicking and hair pulling will be barred. Also unladylike words nnd powder puff smoke screens. REMATCH DUCATS SI.10 If the boys sill! haven't had enough by the time frtcnris or hcadwaitcrs separate them, the Academy will arrange a rematch. These will be held at ihe Hollywood Ball Park. The public will be charged $4.40 a seat nnd the entire gate will go to the Motion Picture. Relief Fund. If the boys insist on fighting, let's give 'em something to fight tor. All decisions of Ihc Academy's board of directors will be final. If anyone else calls us up has developed many possibilities for infecting the national health of oilier countries. Nazism is, in fact, an international disease. It is, further, nil the more likely to attack in unexpected places, since under tlie impact of Hie war its carriers have gone underground. Way back in Landsberg ds>'s the Nazi Party chieftains purposely picked out men with special foreign connections lo work on susceptible groups abroad. AP the Party grew in power, volunteers turned up or were ferreted out to be absorbed into skeleton organizations within the Party framework, each organization specializing in a specific country. The po- lilieal emphases in each case differed with the varying national characteristics involved. Tlie original plan evolved at Landsberg called for Hie use of local anti-Semitic leaders as Nazi pioneers in foreign lands. In time a vast net of organizations sprang up to exploit the political possibilities of anti-Semitism, including the Alliance Chrelieiie Ariennc u-ilh its first IteadciiiiU'ters in Paris the Anti-Jewish World League, founded in Nuremberg, and the World Service, branching out from Erfurt, with millions of, marks to spend on propaganda. The age-old racket of anti >.»u ., «..j»,. b v.o\. ~..n., no m* important in itself. But co-ordi- and says "[ know all iiboitt the. natcd by wealthy organizers and when the wnr would curtail too- active internal work. Instead -of employing Germans, in "this -instance, they exploited the many agencies functioning in Spain and. in Soutli America. They counted on using our sister continent as'a iuringboarcl against us. Ever since World Wai- T, Ger-_ man aristocrats and big business-/^ men, preceding • official German" 1 propaganda agent;, have cultivated aristocrats and businessmen in Spain, Portugal, and South America. General Wilhelm von i Faupel, nn associate of General Ludendorfi' in 1916, spent years South America building up sympathy for the German cause and inaugurating activist center?. Whatever mistakes the United States made ho and his aides promptly enlarged and distorlecT. Tltey reached far into the aristocracy. Ihc business groups, (ho soldiery, and the German enclave?. General von Faupel's selling point was the superiority of Spanish culture; his follow-up arguments appealed lo Ihe national pride. Having cached tremendous sums of money in Soutli America in the bank accounts of wealthy and aristocratic friends, many of the leading Nazis hope that if they have to flee Germany they may find refuge below the Panama Canal. From Central and South American hide-outs, they could then finance future pan-German exploits. North and Soulh Americans aro$ dangerously apt lo underestimate > the virulence of the Nazi poison, the thoroughness of the German enemy's designs on their welfare. This undervaluing occurs psilly because only a small number of their nationals actually saw the new Germany in action in the countries Germany conquered, exploited, and oppressed. It occur* also partly because only a fraction of those North or South Americana who were in Berlin during Worldl War IF had an opportunity to heaT the Germans speak openly, prouds ly, about thdir plans and aspira- t ions, and (hirs to realize •-^-•--<! -i »» ~ , aon o Semitic! secret cabals may not be their direct centers of induration , within the country, indirect anlli- aims ntcs outside it, against the day big Nazi-controlled concerns, il menaces any decent tolerant community. Especially since it is often forgollen lliat tolerance must be firmly protected. * * * 'THE Bait German, Alfred Rosenberg, who ran the Foreign Po- lilical Office and the inslitute tnown as fhe Schooling House in Dahlem near-Berlin, was not content wilh bill one Nazi headquarters in neighboring countries. He visualized the advantages of maintaining two groups—an open organization, and a secret one that would ~ work effectively under cover of the publicity inevitably arouscd by ils blatant brother The Netherlands, for instance had an official Nazi Parly under Dr. Anton Adian Mussert. Then the secret, more radical, parly was launcher! and the Nazis were able to keep Mussert under their thumb by threatening him with his rival. I interviewed Musserl in Utrecht in 1936.'He made a point of mentioning that he rejected some Nazi tenets; Holland was satisfied wilh her queen, for instance, and could not therefore subscribe to Nazi condemnation of women as inferior in official posts Sir Harry Delerding, the Dutch oil king, in <i class apart but still a Nazi sympathizer, has his own uses to the Party. Believing (hat Nazism stood as a bulwark against Communism, Dclcrding financed many Nazi cconomic-infilli-alion schemes in Southeastern Europe The Nazi set-up in the Motherlands can be taken as characteristic of developments in nearly every other foreign country, including the United Stales of America, t * * TPHE Nazis obviously prize conquest of the United Slates above other countries. They have, however, encountered, so much opposition to their best tactics that nun:., mm mua <u .<;<iii« iu W LK.» they established, in addition to lengths even the average Germsw will go to achieve his pan j Gerrnai> (To Bo Coudmte*)

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