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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

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FOUR BLYTHEVJLLB (AUK.) COURIER NEWS COURIER NEWS !i: • a, W. HAINES, Publisher 8AMTJEL F. NORRI3, Editor JAMES A. GATENS, Adrertl»ifl« Manager Sol» National Advertising Representatives: Wallace YV)tmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoom Except BUnflfty Enterod as second class matter at the post- oJflce at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act o( Congress, October 9,' 1917. Served by the United Press : SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In tha city of Blythevllla, JOfl per wee!:, or 85j per month. By mall, witliln a radius of 40 miles, $4.00 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. ' •'•:• A Time for Giving War is it matter of wailing mid of loose ends and boredom, as well as hard work and fighting. Ami the longer this war lasts the more (he men who fight it will need diversion for those hours of waiting and antidotes for the boredom. They need such things as recreation centers, entertainment and rending matter to turn their minds for a time from danger and discomfort, and to pre-~ . serve their lies with Die distant land nnd homes for which they fight. And they will get these things in abundance if we here at home give freely to the current National War Fund drive, through the medium of the local community war fund. The principal activities financed by the National War Fund are the USD, United Seamen's Service and War Prisoner Aid. The USD now operates 2800 centers for men and women of the armed forces. It sends professional entertainers to every part of the world where our troops are stationed, There arc now 58 Camp Shows on tour which, in a month, play to 2,000,000 of our fighting forces. United Seamen's Service follows the flag. There arc now more than 100 such units on the six continents, and a half million seamen used their facilities last year. These units will continue to operate as long as Ihere are troops abroad, even though fighting may have ceased. And the War Prisoner Aid will also be maintained. Books and games, athletic equipment and musical instru- -merits, arts and crafts materials nnd study courses will continue to be sent until the last American prisoner is re- 1 patriated. .„ In addition to the major outlets, National War Fund contributions go to '•'19 agencies of relief for war-stricken countries. These agencies have preceded the work of the international UNRRA and of national governments in occupied or recently liberated countries. And : it is expected that the plight off under. fed and badly clothed millions will re;• quire the supplemental services of these I 19 agencies even after UNRRA ant! the I reconstituted governments are fnnction- " ing fully. . By Nov. }] the National War Fund hopes to raise $250,000,000 in voluntary contributions. It is scarcely necessary to stress the justice of the appeal. Through a single donation we may contribute to more than a score of vitally needed, humanitarian activities. For • those who have not given it should be remembered that today is still a time of giving as well as fighting, even ' though one goal of the war may be in V sight. Training Casualties A recent news item tells of one soldier being killed and nine wounded by overhead machine gun fire during a training maneuver at Camp Croft, S. C. The Joss of a soldier through accident, before he had a chance to strike a blow at the enemy, always KCUIIIH particularly poignant. Hut tragic as such accidents are, the use'of livo ammunition and other realistic devices in training 1ms been justified by the American combat record. It is impossible to tell precisely what a gun or machine will do in battle until it has been tried in battle, lint throughout (he war every item of American equipment, from clothes to bombers, has been put through the most stringent possible tests before combat use. Lessons learned in combat hnve been applied to later tests. The result has been increasingly superior performance and fewer costly failures, and it lias been a large factor in the coming victory. So men have lost their lives in deadly .serious training here at home are no less heroes than the .soldiers who have fallen in battle.Tiicir contribution is not to be discounted. View* Kesroduotion In thU column or edlterUU bom •ther newspaper* fee* n<4 neccMuil? m«M cndonement but U in totaowledftncnt ot IB. iertvt in tht fofcjeott The Returning Veteran The problem of the iclurnliiR veteran grows apace, and the fonim on the subject conducted last week by the New York Tliniw was a help. Alrctidy the men arc being returned to civilian life al the rule of nearly 1,000,000 a year. Alirosl one out of every hundred of the civilian population Is now a returned veteran, and the re- conversion adjustment Irani with the approach of V-E Day sharpen the problem. The Selective Service Act at 10-10. the o. r. Hill of Rights of IpM, nnd the Army's care and solicitude for Ihe soldier headed home atltl up to an Imposing list of protections and safeiumrds for him. A.S far ns passible, the Army puts him buck In physical nnrl emotional shape before it lets him no, nnd the O. 1. Dill of Rights gives him, Kincmg other things, unemployment, benefits, placement service, and help on education or on loiiiK to set up home or business. Without detracting from the Importance of any of these tilings, however. It Is safe to say Hint his niosl important requirement is a good job fitted to his highest capacities nnd aptitudes. First move in this direction wns, of course, that part of the Selective Service Act which promises the veteran, as far r.s possible, his old job back. Yet troubles are arising thick and last over the interpretation of this promise, and 11 appears already lo lie of sintill hel[>. Some men can do better than their oM jobs, and so don't want them back, while others can't have them bade because they are incapacitated for them, gome never lied jnte to start with, entering the service too young. Ami many of the old jobs don't exist any longer or won't by the time their "owners" return. But the greatest difficulty of all is that in many cases the veteran can hnve his Job back only by putting another man out of a job, and so setting up a new'chain of dlilocistlon. ObviouJly the problem of veterans' jobs can only be met adequately as a part of the larger overall national problem of postwar lull employment for all. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. •JOTHPfUY <^ — — -- , m , mm , , , i M •.^••mmjuM^jL. The irolrttionisl.s are beginning to talk out loud again.— Sen. Joseph H. Bull (R) or Minnesota. 'Hie Treaty of Versailles wns not a totally satisfactory pence, but it wns the most just peace ever imposed upon vanquished by victors. —Sen. Joseph H. Ball Tro of Minnesota. • » » Ah. yes. I've henrd be/ore of thl.-, legend in America ami England. Many English soldiers have told me of liie L-oy nnd the dike. But in Hollr.nrt (here is no such nonsense that one little boy could hold back the ocean.— Dutch journalist with the .underground niw. MONDAY, OCTOBER 23,'.19/14 SIDI etASces *&& COP*. <m BY liH 3EBVICC. WC. T. M. fiCG. U E ;•« ON .Ive flown shot-up Fortresses and didn't bal an eve mil Pop shows more nerve Ilian I've got when lie clinibs - -- — ,,,,.' inlo lhat old jaloppy!" " •THIS CURIOUS WORLD MADE THEIR FIRST APPEARANCE IN NEW YORK CITY AT 7HE TIME OF THE INSTALLATION OF THE CROTCN WATER SYSTEM, WHKH WAS PIPED IN THPOU6H HQU.OW TREE -- FACT CAME THENAMES D -"WATS* sue.- WEK WHICH KJSES IN THE GERMANY Witt TRY IT AGAIN •. By Sigrid Schultz ^ • l»ll. ttf -illirlJ SHiiill,,, ril hy M:A Srrvlrp'. In... As an American correspondent In Berlin from J919 to 1011, Starid ScJmllz saw at first hand the events lhat Ifd from World War I to World War II. Aivl slie saia (lie bchind-thc- sccncs preparation /or the com- iiitf "icur-iii-jicnce" that she warns may culminate in World War I'l, This is |fi e story of Germany's plans to win the jieuec, plans dial even now are bci»u put inio effect, ft * * XXV JN 1938, just after Germany had invmlcd Ausliiii, I talked with (he man who later became Chief ot the German army's General Shift, Gen. Frunz Haider. I heard from him many of tha usual protestations o£ Geimnny'.s peaceful intentions, despite the invasion. Then Ihe general began to criticize the High Command of World War I. "It was stupid of the German High Command not to have considered the possibility of defeat more systematically than they did," he stated. "•But I have been under the impression," 1 said, "(hat General Ludendoi'fl' took quite a number of effective steps when, lie realized that the war could not be won." "Yes, that's quite true. But infinitely more could have been done. A start man must consider all military and political contingencies. We have learned that. Nobody can imagine (he plans we have worked out for all possible eventualities." What General Haider meant by "ujJinilely more could have been done" became quite clear when, in 1940, Die German leaders faced the possibility of military defeat and launched the secret war-in- peace. Innumerable incidents in neti- ival countries, and an incautious German officer speaking in Paris, have revealed that the Germans have broadened the scope of their preparations since the start of that hidden war. Talking to a Frenchman whom he wanted to impress, the German officer happened to speak in Ihe presence of another Frenchman who recorded the conversation in La Franco Libre, July 15, 1943: "Peace? There will be nc peace anywhere in the world after the guns cease firing," said Ihe German, and added that "the battle of the fifth columns will follow the battles of tanks and armored cars." The Nazis nre not afraid to warn us. They rely on our disregarding the warnings as we did before, shrugging Ihem off ns Ihe utterances of crackpots and rrmks, and forgetting that both can be dangerous. what I heard from responsible Nazis in Berlin, they have neglected no measure of infiltration for the inner war. The men of Die secret general staff have sent big squads of industrialists, bankers, labor organizers, women, professors, nnd aristocrats to various countries to arouse sympathy to secure underground hideouts in case of need, and to enlist fulin-e quislings. They have honeycombed South America with agents trained in (heir new, enlarged ntlh-column tactics. Everywhere, in both Americas, they have invited racial groups, anti-Semitic groups, university professors and students, and the numberless, formless, frustrated people who hope for advancement with Nazi help. -incrican newspapers have recorded case after case of arrests of Nazi and Japanese sympathizers in this country — air raid wardens, professors' wives, heads of manufacturing concerns. But these were simply the individuals who were careless or reckless. We must anticipate that they are only a small port of the big whole. Napoleon once said. "If I appear always ready to meet every emergency, to confront every problem, it is because before undertaking any enterprise I have long consid- bred'it, anll-hiivcVoJ'esccn what" could possibly occur;"' This philosophy of preparedness is the quintessence of ll, e Lnden- dorfr-Hit!ci'-N;i2j system. But two can piny at that game. And in the interest of the first i,, w of life, self-preservation, we must "consider/ ana foresee" from now on Had we and our allies faced reality a litllc- sooner, there would have been no occupation'of Manchuria, no conquest of Ethiopia, no Spanish Civil War, no Munich 1'acl. And there would obviously have been no Pearl ffarljor, and 1 no declaration of war against the? United Slalcs by Adolf Hitler. 3 * * WHILE we in the United Stales ' and our iillics of the United t Nations were pursuing peace tmdwv happiness, the ruling cliques of Germany, ol Japnn, and of Ilaly were 'developing wav ntachinea with which lo wrest land and wealth from other nations, mobilizing the full strength ot their populations and resources for war. After tiicy attacked us, we mobilized, too, and our soldiers moved swiftly from tho defensive to the offensive. They know what they want—a world free from aggres-' sion—nnd (hey arc willing to fight to nfUiin it. . But our enemies fight with more . than men and military weapons; • they use treachery and ' deceit.'. They Tight war in peace. This nov>'. type of wav offends our- deepest instincts. We find it beneath contempt. So we have- tried lo ig-. . noie it. We can no longer afford to ignore it, because the enemies' aim is the destruction of our freedojn and our pattern of life, and the. theft of our wealth and our re- . sources. To this end they have perfected their secret army, their • hidden sfralegy, with campaigns.' of moral, mental, economic and . political subversion. By utilizing existing world trends to camouflage their real intentions and merely exploiting nnd .shaping them with -propa- ; gamfa, the Germans have already achieved n fair measure of success. One might call these propaganda carriers Trojan horses. The t Germans have a whole stable full of them. (To Be Continued) "Strike luh." "Allah, give me courage." "Strike three and out." The first American walked up to the plate swinging three bats. He threw away two, turned eastward nnd said solemnly, "You know me Al." dinerelieves headacht fast Gecaeie :t'fi liquid. Its :n- gre<!i((its are aircifiy dissolved —slL r«j!!lj- tD bccin ea*LC2 the pafn. It abc soothes nerreten- e!oa i)us to the pain. O?a cnlj :u(Hrfeted ]Dc.3(Ve 0*. IS ESTIMATED TO BE AWOE UP OF MOKE. THAN IOO,OOO,OOO,OOO SUM/ ... I. M. REG. U, S. PAT. OIT. _NEXT: How lon-r have Indians set (urfnioisc in silver? In Hollywood pur Boarding House with Maj. Hoople Out Our Way BY ECRSKINK .lOHN'SON NEA Stall Correspondent BEHIND THE SCREEN: This one we do believe. Madison Lacy, one of he town's best, still photographers, took Ingrid Bergman to a hay field in the San Fernando Valley to get some back-to-natuic publicity pictures for her new movie, "Spell- lountl." They didn't ask if they could use the hayficlci because it was only about IOOU acres bi[;. and they were using only a small corner. Anyway, they were seen and the owner, . a woman, came stalking across the field. "You'll have to get out," she said "Yon don't understand." Lacy |iro- testcci. -nils is Miss Ingrid'Berg- man, the movie star. We're only— ' "I can sec who it is." the woman said. "You'll hnve !o get out, anyway, you're smoking and I don't want my hayfieid burned." "But we're not rmoklnt;." both Ingrid and I.ncy protested. "Not. eh?" the woman said. "Well, you'll be smoking in n minute. All you movie people smoke You'll have lo get out." They got out. . Willis 1STEM, AWIM / I' ME 0E6M WSRUOC^ING OM UMCLE 'UL6Y, Atf T FIGURE PULUN LEIGHT-OF-HA.KJO TOFF W THE GLUE &CTORY/ PlNK-Y ARE GOtl^' AFTER. OkevC. AND H1M--THAT SILLV-- WAMTA COME. Director William Wellnmn and producer Lester Cowan visited Ernie Pyle's home at Albuquerque, N. M,, the other day for conferences on the film version of "G. I. Joe." Wellmnn nnd Cowan wanted to take a hotel room for their three day slay, but Pyle insisted they sleep in his bod. "But where are you going to sleep?" cowan asked. Pyle led them out to the garage and pointed to an Army cot. "I've been sleeping out here ever since I got back from France," he explained. "I just can't go to sleep in a real l)Gd." GEEST IN THE STUDIO Werner Jansscn. who scored the music for producer Hunt Stromberg's "Guest In the House," passes this one aionjj about Tosc.inirii nnd n prominent Hollywood conductor. The IloUvwooclsimin asked Tosca- nini lo sit in on on 1 ? of his rehearsals to show the maestro how things arc done in the movies. The Hol- lywoodite arranged his men so they looked good visually instead of by grouping the different instruments for tonal effect. "Well," aiked the movie conductor, "how ilo you like ft?" "Not bad," Toscanini answered. "The only trouble is. you conduct by eye instead ot ear." * • « So you think being a movie star is a soft touch. Pleasant work Short hours. Good pay. Well you should know what Danny Kaye 'has to RO through for his new movie "The Wonder Man." In addition to playing two characters of exactly opposite temperaments, Danny hns to (l> make speeches in Latin, Greek, and Chinese; (21 sing in Italian and French; (3i dance IU1- IncEc two ways, straight and jived' (4» dance ballet, complete to pirouette, tour jeltcz. Nijinsky leap, nnd fouette dps jambes; (5> do luil- talions of a doff. cat. parrot, duck- pig., owl. cow, miiUi. and goldfish' and (G> write with two pencils simultaneously, one hi each hand. • • * THAIS!: TIIK AI.l.AII Hay Milland picked* up this story in the South Pacific, where it's a G.I. favorite. It seems a group of Americans were stationed with a group of Indian soldiers and taught them baseball. When the first in- rtlan went to bat, he turned his fnce to the cast and said, "Allah, be • / /ii' ! Xi i w ' 111 tlly scrv; "it" , / *'• ; I "Strike one," said the limp ns the '...t.7"' I te " vvcnt "V•::.-.!_!'"•——-' "Allah, give me a good eye." 50% On TRUSSES Steel and Elaattc STEWART'S Dr nj S t•r• Main & Lake Phone 2822 FARMERS We have plenty of Iron Konf- ing anil Rough Cypress for barns and sheds. 3 Year FHA Terms if desired. E. C. Robinson Lumber Co. Try our "Own Made" iCE e«EAM Oie Hickory Enn frim El|h gohMi WK FILL ALL DOCTOR!' ' PRESCRIPTIONS AND BAVK TOD MONKT S T E W A R T' S Drif Sl«r e Main A Lxkt PktBi Htt Roaches, Bab and Mice eliminated. Contract Mrrice In p«t control. Biddlc Exterminator* Free Estimates. 115 B. Third Fhons 2151 Frethent Stock Gnsrantced Bwsi Priew Kirby Dreg Stores When we repair <Iie shots they are truly renewed: Fine leathers, materials and highly skilled workmanship make tho footwear smart, new looking bo- sides adding miles and miles of comfortable wear. • Come to (he modern, complete shop. QUflUTY SHOe SHOP 121 W. L Mfl I N ST. GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Phone 2291 N NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS Termites may b« ruining your property. Gall m«-f«K : check-up without cost or obligation. ttATQ, BUCK AND KOACU CONTBOL GUARANTEED WORK H. C. BLANKENSHJP ISC C. KenUcky Fhu* OH DON EDWARDS "The Typewriter Man" I ROYAL, SMITH, CORONA, AND REMINGTON PORTABLE I TYPEWRITERS [ 118 N. 2nd STREET PHONE 3382 I (Every Transaction Must Re Satisfactory) DRS. N!ES & NIES OSTEOPATH1C PHYSICIANS RECTAL DISEASES a SPECIALTY ffXCfPT CANCER) OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 Clinic 614 Mala BlytheTille, Ark. Phone MM FOR SALE —Soybean Bags— —Seed Oats, Wheat, Barley— —Spear Feeds— Blytheville Soybean Corp. 1800 W. Main Phone 856 BOGY & FEK5ER REPAIR WORK Also Auto Upholstery Repair Our foreman Robert "Trigger" Walton lias had years ot experience in these lines. Modern equipment Insures satisfactory >vork. Shop Located In Rear of Martin's Cafe 114 W. Main—Phone 565 COTTONSEED BAGS and SOYBEAN BAGS See Us Be/ore Vow Buy! J. L TERRELL ,,. Office 111 S.Bdy. Phone 2631

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