The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 24, 1944 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 24, 1944
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' H*<B I'flE BLWHEyjLLE COURIER NEWS <> TRX COURIER NEWS OO. "'• . , SAMUEL r. NORRIS; Editor JAMES A. QATENS, Advertising Hunger •< Sole NtttomU Advertising Representative*: JfilUie Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit; 4Utnta. Uetnphla. ,, Published Ereiy Afteraooa Except Cuniaj second class 'matter at the poct- at BlythevUle, Arkansas, under act o( Con- gresa, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press ^ SUBSCRIPTION RATES •' Sf carter to the city of Blythertlle, 20o per week, or 85o per month. * By mall, within a radius of 40 miles, |4.00 per year, 12.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months! Of mail outside 50 mile zone $10.00 per year payable in advance. , Ideals :; "The late-Wendell Willkie had been jnyited to address this year's New York ".Herald Tribune Forum on . Current 'jfojjjenis. .His presence was missed ijhcre, as it will be missed on many oc- tftsions in the trying years ahead. But a-few hours after Mr. Willlsie was •.buried- in Kush County, Indiana, the •Foi'imi. audience and thousands of radio •iisfcnoVs heard an address which sig- .iiifieS that the ideals for which Wendell •,Willkie stood are still living and active, v',' ' The .words and thoughts were those !£f that reriiarkable statesman, Bernard M. Baruch. In them one sensed the '.Same militant optimism and abiding jaitrrjn the dignity and decency of •ordinary-humble men that characterized ;Wendell Willkie's social and political ^philosophy. i' MnfBaruch's persistence in those Ije- •liefs is.remarkable and encouraging, ile !Ls 74.. He has known and worked with 'statesmen and politicians for 30 years. JHis hand guided our industrial conver- Jion in the last war. He was a mem- ,bei of the American delegation to the yei sailles peace conference. ~ Like Wendell Willkie, he fought in ;fhe losing fight for 'our participation in ihe League of Nations. Mr. Baruch was Already ,1 seasoned veteran while Mr. •Willkie \\as an unknown young idesilisl. r But Miv'-Bar'uch was no less the Sdealist than the youthful Willkie. And neithei man ever lost his idealism. The ,League fight might well have made 3nf Bainch bitter; He has seen cuougli S>f politics and,.big business in the past $hlee decades to make him cynical. But : .awhile Mi Bsu-uch has accumulated \vis- idom he has also accumulated "faith. * And "o .to his. Forum audience lie isaid, "The .objective of a world 'com- jrmmtj is not as academic as it seems .; It might even be profitable. I say r thib as an aside to those pretencledly men of business who seemingly anj touch of idealism, part of miy be only enlightened self-interest Besides, idealism is the very •tore of our American spirit. Let the Cynics re read the Declaration of Independence " Noi does, Mr. Baruch despair of •world peace. "The meeting at Dumbar,ton Oaks is only a good beginning," he ?hait! "Most of the work for peace still Tlics, ahead I 'am more confident than Ithe last time because both parties have Committed themselves to the principle prf \\oilcl security." " i But he puts his chief responsibility ^01 caiij mg out this principle where it belongs,, and where Mr. Willkie put _jt "Peace will finally be secured by -public opinion. We must continually _keep that in mind. Honesty and reason, .must bo our keynotes." ' L These are brave and comforting Iwordfe, spoken by a man whose po- 3itical and economic knowledge is pcr- fjiaps unsurpassed by any American in out of government. They arc spoken a deep conviction. BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.X COUIUER NEWS. Economy Let's littve an end to all this talk about inflated government payrolls and extravagant bureaucracy. The War Production Board has' just dispensed with the services of five dollar-a-vear men. ewt aj Etproductlon In thta ettamn of mdMMment MUM twtrt la UM Mbjertt Opportunity in Our War Plants The war boom will -pass, as all splurges ;>t prosperity which nrc bnscd on debt-spending do. Dut when II goes it will leave Arkansas with a'drantngcs for creating new Jobs, new Income mid wealth, far greater than the slate has ever Imd before. Prominent among tlicsc advantages, nrc our war plants. Most, If not Ell, of them will be sold by the Government after the war, A list for which the RFC will now negotiate uui-clmcc or lease terms to become effective whcnHliey are declared .•surplus; vyns given In u Democrat, article Thursday from our Washington news stuff. Included were the aluminum plants at llaiixltc nnd near Hot Springs, the oil refining facilities at, El Dorado, the Ft. Smith plant for producing • crude zinc oxide, ami two or three airfields. Also to be sold eventually, the article said, arc the Jacksonville Ordnance Plant and the Proving Grounds, at Hope. It would be tragic if our war plants were to stand Idle after victory Is won, said reminders of the boom they helped to much to make, or It they were to go for salvage, to be lorn down and the machinery shipped away. ' A huge source of employment would he wiped, out. The ulumnlum plants alone have been providing jobs for about 4,000 workers, paid around $7.000,000 a year. Some of our other war plants also have big pay rolls. Arkansas cannot afford such a los.s. At best tile state will face a tough re-cmploymcnl problem when Its service men return, even granting that many women who are now on pay rolls will Mill to E.-J back to their homes, or homes of their own, and that there will be a considerable exodus of smnll farmers from our 'Industrial plants back to the land. . '.•••'.; Industry must provide thousands of new Industrial jobs' if Arkansas is to prosper. 1 Our farms,' the stale's mnln source of employment,, cannot: re-absorb nil of the .workers; who were backed''up on ^hem by. the depression ol the 1930's., It would mean tqo niaiiy poverty-level' incomes. .•'•.'... .;,. A long step: .will be. taken toward providing the needed Industrial jobs if we: can keep oui- aluminum plnnls-runnlng, and can convert other war plants to peace-time use. . Plain canot be too .quickly shaped up- even though the plants 'continue to. operate till Japan Is defeated, ns Congressman Brooks Hays; said this week he was told by- ;Ll. Gen. Brchon Somervell that they would be. ' ' Outside capital probably will have to be Interested in at least part of,the.conversion. Some of the plants may hnvc lo be divided among a variety of industries. All of this takes time— and time goes fast. But a great opportunity beckons. Arkansas has a chance to make within n brief 'period as much Industrial progress as we could have hoped before the war to achieve In 10 or HO'ycars. ; . —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT.- •fOTHIYSAY It Is obvious that the Reich has lost Ilio war. —Adml., Nicholas Horlhy, regent Of. Hungary..' • - » Germany will again become, the center of international cartels, as before the war, It an agreement is not achieved among the Allies, to liquidate German monopolies.—Red Stnr, Russian newspaper. o * * Our objectives must be known to our people and approved by them so that they will be willing to support Diem iiml to sacrifice * for them in all the years to come.—Thomas E. Dewey. * • ' • For the first time we've completely destroyed a target. After (odiiy Formosa should no longer be n target for the 20lh.-MnJ.-Gcn. Curtis LsMny, 20th Air Force commander. $ID* 6UNCI TUESDAY/OCTOBER, 24, 1944 ! "Funny, 1 used to clrcnm nbont filling Inilf n dozen sodas I ai once, but since Pop increased my allowance, il seems j Hiitl Jifler Hie firs I I wo (lie res I don't laslc so good!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By WUBtm Ferguton ISA/Or ArJ ANCIENr ARf WITH THE SOUTHWEST INDIANS/ THE NAVAJ0S BESAN IT IN NEIV MEXICO LESS THAN EAT THEIR OWN ( *S/V//V AT MOLTING TIME. A ''.ANS\yER: Columbus, Ohio. _NEXt: midget horses in the Granrt In Holly wood BY EltSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent ; j A certain Hollywood hostess will' ever forget Jose Iturbi. AS an al- cr dinner thought at one of her nmous parties, she asked him to lay the piano. Iturbi coolly acccnt- I, played one brief number and hen ignored the encores. "But. Mr. Uiirbi," gushed the hos- ess, plaintively, "you played so lit- c!" "But, madam," smiled the great panisli pianist, "I utc so leeltcl" We will never forget Jose Itiirbi, ither. The Iturbi you know on the crcen and concert stage wears 'lute tie and tails and supercilious ycbrows. The Iturbi we met wears port jackets, bounces around like lickcy Rooney, gets long distance alls from ladles in New York, rides motorcycle to work at M-O-M. is a wonderful sense of humor, ays "Okey-dokey" and mothers wo children. I The children are his grsind- (laugllters. Teresa. 7, and Tony, ii, whose full custody he won from his daughter in a bitter court fight. Ma i- Ho °P' e Out Our Way By J, R. Williams -"Here comes the revolution" Iturbi said, as they rushed in after school. Tony, with tightly curled hah- and olive skin, looked us over and asked, "Are you the man who is going to take our picture?" Itiirbi apologize^ and said, "Tony is a leelle ham. All the e time she wants her pictures taken." Teresa, the elder, announced "I'm In love with Bud Abbott, Jr., but don't you dare print It." "Mama" Iturbi finally shooed the girls away, reminding Uiem of a date with their piano teacher. It was our turn to raise an eyebrow. "Grandfathers," Iturbi chuckled, "do not make good piano teach- KAV, HERE I GO, TROOPS.' . ee SURPRISED \vMl\T ENi T. FIRST POTSObT 6ULGV WHAT? CSOIM'TO COURT MARTIAu A HERO PER. KUOCKIM' OFF ' HULL ISLAND OF JAPS. WE GOTTA CO SUMPIM WITH THESE FATHEADS- 1HEM AIM'T JAPS. THEM'S SEALS, AM' THEY GOT GAME LAWS OM THEM ' AMD- _\CK > LIKE LEADER SETT I M GERMANY WILL TRY IT AGAIN By Sigrid Schultz CoujrrJKM, (OH. hy Klxrld - M:A As an /Imericaii newspaper correspondent in Berlin from 1319 to 1341, Siyrid Sclntltz saw at first hand the events that led jrom World War I to World War II. Anil she saw the ueJiind-Oie- sccnes preparflfioit /or the com- iny "war-in-peace" that she ; warns may culminate In World War III. This is the story of • Germany's plans to tain the pence, plans iliat cuen 7iou) are veiny put into effect. * * * XXVI FIRST TROJAN HORSE: WE WANT A I,EAJ)EK HPHE exasperated business or professional man who says, • "What wo need is a leader," is calling for the death of his cherished democracy. It was precisely by wishing lor a "leader" to command (hem that the German people let themselves be sucked into the maw of Nazism. Wo enjoy as a republic the privilege of choosing our representatives freely every few years. It tho men we elect annoy or disappoint us, then it is not the representative system which is at fault, hut our own judgment. It is the duty of our representatives to'de- bate, to discuss, before reaching a decision. This makes for a certain slowness, a cej-fain cumber• someness. But with all its admitted faults, would we want to exchange our system for the pub; lie as opposed !o the secret ballot, or for the single, Party candidate? * * t SKCONI) TROJAN HORSE: NAZISM PROTECTS PRIVATE ENTERPRISE HTHE Nazis won capitalist support in Germany by claiming that they would protect private enterprise. Then they introduced a system more severely regimented than Communism. For many years of the interwar period foreign business'men on whom the Nazi wanted to make a good impression came to admire the Nazi version of German economy. They got, of course, a .rosy- hucd view. It is to Germany's advantage to have potential foreign investors believe that the Nazis reserve special privileges for capitalists. They do—but only for the capitalists who benefit the Nazi Party. Vast amounts of money have been made in Germany by enter- prisin : men and women. But these deals were at tho expense either of the masses,_pr. of conquered populations. And. they were invariably somewhat crooked, placing tho businessman at the mercy of Nazi supervisors, for each transaction could be completed only with Nazi approval. And before giving its approval the Party must not only have gotten "its share," but the supervising Nazi official had to be rendered "cooperative." * * * THIRD TROJAN HORSE: SOVIET RUSSIAN DANGER T'HEIR system of frightening the western powers with the specter of Bolshevism served the Nazis well during inlerwar days and during much of World War II. But no matter how serious our economic problems, there is no reason for panic. The international-craving of the masses for security is greater than it has ever been before, and they look for protection to their unions, to business organizations, or to their governments. I believe thai we have enough initiative, intelligence, and ability to safeguard ihe security of those who want to work, and at the same time to preserve our freedom. Both the German and the Russian systems of regimentation promise security to their workers, both include labor unions, and both utilize them for political purposes. Despite the absence o£ Nazi ers, though. "It ees funnies," Itur- )I snid. "The foreman writes that everything she ees wonderfuls and hen adds, 'Please send me some money.' So I send th e monies " A maid called Itiirbi to the tele- >hone. NCIV York was calling "A lady?' asked Jose Iturbi expectantly. Tile maid nodded. Iturbi beamed. 'Okey-dofcey,' lie said. soap'-box" ora'torsriTkc "the" soap-1 box; Communists jn Union Square, Germany^ fcfcfc Pront' propaganda has reached an astonishing! number of Americans. Within the : past two years I have met more workers in the United Stales'who believed that German treatment! of workers shamed the American treatment than men who claimed the Communist system' superior for the workers. . . • These men haven't Been toi either country. They know only! what they have heard, glowing! reports of workers returned or I writing from Germany, from Gor- ! man relatives of other workers i from Swedish, Danish, Irish and other renegades who wore Nazi.' agents, bursting with tales of' labor's happiness under ihe Nazi, regime. : I never hear evidence of the Nazi germ among American work- • ers without remembering an agent '. of the Gestapo in Berlin who made a bit of pocket money now and then by providing me with news. My Gestapo tipster talked repeatedly about the tremendous organization the government had built up to collect data on American industry, to foment labor trouble in the United States in : the event of war. . Sucli extensive preparation for sabotage was not intended for wartime use alone. In peacetime, while we are "co-operating" with Germany, to be Christian and Itind (and also to regain our markets), German agents who are thoroughly familiar with our procedures will exert every ertort to hamper our output, to weaken us; internally and to cripple us as a' competitor. i The propagandists who point 1 only (o the "Communist danger' 1 are trying to make us look the other way while they stick a knife into our ribs. Remembering the great man who said that if we were all good Christians there would be no need for Marxism; I have no doubt that if we use to the full our democratic duties and privileges, we can make our democracy immune to any danger from Communism or Nazism. ; (To Be Continued) Drop Everything for this Amazing Way! i't worrj tf oriliturj- melliod- „ "I"!„£>»• "«, "I IK""" 1 . »™ farnmfa usc.l I10CTOHS n.ljuncUvclj- nt i.olcd Thorn. -.. £ Minor CllnJo. lie nmnriHl linw QUICK . our pile pain, Ifcii. GOrefH-ss nrc relterfii. Get'. 1.00 lute Thornton & Minor's Hcctal Olnt- ncnt to-Iar. Or sot the eaRy-lo-Bunl* Tliorti- on & Minor lltxtal Suppositories, on'lo.a few' 1 eats_Tilore, Tr/ DOCTOIiSl flay TODAY.'- \t all good drug stores everywhere; -in BlythevUle; at Kirbyi..,,i3rUg.j <• I CHII.DKKN FIRST Those children are one of Itur- bl's fo\ir great loves, ills wife died 15 years a^o and he has never remarried. "The children." he said, "fill a place in my heart." The others arc his music, lii s collection of fin c paintings (tlie house looks like au an sallery with old masters and modernists" on every \vnll> and succd. Since Uncle !j grounded • civilian pilots. i(urt)i rides a motorcycle. He pilots it like ail Army dispatch rider, worrying little about life or limb, ami humming the classics as he spcocis around Beverly Hills. Sour notes? Sure. Iturbi said he hit them. 'Many times." Why, the .other night o;i a radio show lie had to v reart'Somc dialog and then plav a v.-altz. "I uiizze-cl one entire run." lie wild. "It -Is embnrrassings. I say to myself, IBoom. all! Great. What ccs thCDs?- Radio she is dcefteilts. Cn' the stage when yon hect n wrong note the peoples cnn ?ce II ees because you are workings so linrcis. You can rover with thee ncvsomvlUlcs. On the radio, boom, thcys cannot see you and ccts ees no coods." NIXES GKUMANY Itnrtl has r.luycd in concert and conducted nil over the world. The only coiuilry he didn't Hk e was Germany,^ "Every German has hccs own ideas of Bach and Beethoven," ,he said. "They do'not accept oul- 1.skiers. You can feel It in the audiences. The conductors are professionally rurio." Son of au obscure piano tinier of Valencia, Spain, Ilurbl now has a 17,000 tree orange ranch there. It Js ncnr the house where lie began playing the family piano at three, , became a child prodigy at seven. I He hasn't seen the place since 1930. Ihe foreman writes him let- Sate 50% On TRUSSES Steel and Elastic ' STEWART'S Drof S t•r• Main & Lake Phone 2822 FARMERS We have plenty of Iron Hoofing and Rough Cypress for barns and sheds. 3 Year FHA Terms if desired. E. C. Robinson Lumber Co. Try nnr "Own Made" ill '""CREAM Olo Hiskory Innii Arrvw fr.m Huh Rdi-xi WE FTLl. ALL DOCTOR!' PRESCRIPTIONS AND HAVE roil MONM STEWARTS Or t>t St«r Rnai-hrji. Ral« and SUw ellml- natpd. Cnntmc.t »^rvf<* in pc*t i-nntrol. Biddle Exterminators Free Estimate. US ft. Third Phone Z7S1 Slack Brag Stores When we repair lUc shoes lliey are truly rcnewert. Fine leathers, materials ant) highly skilled workmanship make the footwear smart, new looking besides adding miles and miles of comfortable wear. Come to the modem, complete shop. GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Als«_Vu!canizing and Tire Uepalr WADE COAL CO. N. Qwy. 61 ' CEILING PBICES Phone 2291 NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS .^y be;ruining your property. C«U me •check-up without cost or obligation. KAT8, SHtE AND BOACH CONTHOi GUARANTEED WORK DON EDWARDS "The Typewriter Man" I ROYAL, SMITH, CORONA, AND REMINGTON POBTABIE 1 | TYPEWRITERS , 118 N. 2nd STREET PHONE 3382 ! (Every Transaction Must Be Satisfactory) DRS. HIES & NIES OSTfOPAFH/C PHYSICIANS, RECTAL DISEASES a SPECIALTY ^EXCEPT CANCER; i OfHC£ HOURS; 6:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 Him. 6U Mai» Biythe*ttle, Ark. pj,on« 2121 FOR SALE —Soybean Bags— —Seed Oats, Wheaf, Barley— .—Spear Feeds— Biytheville Soybean Corp. 1800 W. Main ' Phone 856 BODY & FENDER REPAIR WORK Also Auto Upholstery Repair Our foreman Robert "Trigger" Walton has had years of experience in these lines. Modern equipment insures satisfactory work. Shop Located In Rear of Martin's Cafe 114 \V. Main—rhonc 565 COTTONSEED BAGS and SOYBEAN BAGS See Us Before You Buy! J. L. TERRELL Office 111 S. Bdy. Phone 2631

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