The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 25, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 25, 1944
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FOUl BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ""' THIOODIUXRNIWSOO. /- tt*W. HADJES, Publisher -i< •8AMOM. F. NORMS, Editor itying A. PATENS, Advertising Manager . ,5' Sole Watton*! Ainrtieing Repr«entatJre«: W»W» Tfttmer Ob, New York, CUe»go. D 'VAttauU, Ifeojfci*. Brery Afttmixm Boept Sunday :M iccoad clan matter at the pbtt- at Blythevm*, Arkanua, under act of Cdn^ October 8, 1917. ;.8em$-by. the United Press 1 ''£''1, SUBSCRIPTION RATES j ^canfcj- Iri'uie city of Blytherilto, JOc per we*r,<« use'per month, J" T8y*ni8U,' within a radius ot 40 miles, $4.06 per 5je*r, f2.00 tor six months. $1.00 lor three months; uy nail outside 60 mile zone »10.00 per year I»j»ble in advance. 1 '.'»'• Ljnplitzed America ; "I got a letter from my boy in France, 1 '' the man said, "and lie says that they've got plenty of silk stockings rind' perfume over there. Why should we go without gas and tires ami cur wives wear rayon while the French nave '-those things? The suffering French 1 —huh." < '^1 see by the paper," said another man, ;"that as soon as they can get ships the French are going to send over a -lot of expensive champagne and cj'andy.' Probably make a "whale o£ a 1 "profit, too. Now, where'd they get it, i'cTlike to know? Why, I'll bet you they've lived better than we have Hic'so. Jast three years." i t The third man was really bitter: s'Well now, ain't that just dandy. They/ve already opened up a race track in Paris so the poor French can go out and watch.the horses run and throw {heir money—and ours—away. Devastated France! They better never come ground again and ask me to give some- things for devastated France, or devas- 'tated anywhere else." « These tilings were actually said— not by the most thoughtful and sensitive persons one could find, to be sure, but fry-solid, successful people who are reflected and kind to their families. | They are literate people, loo, and blessed with normal vision. They have jseen photogiaphs of French civilians, men and women, murdered by the foazis. They have read Frenchmen's |irst-hand reports of Nazi atrocitie'sT" transmitted to' us by reputable .newspaper correspondents. .They dismiss ihese things as pi opaganda. I " ',•'•'••: \ What impresses them is the fact Jhat the French, after, we have si>ent jnoney anc] lives to help liberate them; have beeifso ungrateful as to resume e-semblanre of normal living.-That we have given up'practically none of our Jiorrnal comforts seems to impress them ag little as the French patriots' brave Jour-year struggle against brutality and' Oppression and the humiliating loss of liberty. •' y It'is our'reluctant conviction tri'at .every community in un-blitml America ;has some people of this sort. They are jibt a majority, but they arc vocal. And Jhe chances arc slim that they will grow any less vocal, or any more •compassionate, as time goes on. Rather there is the possibility that they may .grow louder and more forgetful. * It may be well now for their more thoughtful countrymen to reflect on the *iased, even callous, foundation of their ju-guments. Otherwise the majority "might be catigha unawore if, as the day 4PPicaches, for America's fateful de- Vision on joining a world peace organ- Ration, they again hear shouting XkfJ't "the ungrateful French" and ''fighting Europe's wars" and "minding business." Human Equation History has no parallel of the Allies' plans and preparations for D-Day. They stagger ' the tmmaghmtion. And yet everything couldn't work out perfectly according to plan. And when it didn't, says a Navy officer who 1 took part in the operation, it was the individual's ability to think quickly and to improvise solutions to new problems that saved the day. And it was the improvised solution to a prcplexing problem that helped the Americans win the "battle of the hedgerows" in Normandy. Sgt.' Curtis Culin, who remembered knocking over snowbanks in his native New Jersey, figured out the plow-pointed "rhino tank" that chewed up the hedge-rows and started the Yanks rolling. Even in Mechanized war/arc the himuin element is the deciding factor. And the decision is often influenced by sujcl! intangibles as the fact that a soldier has been reared in a country where he wa.s allowed and encouraged to think for himself. That is one thing that Hitler and the Junkers, in their years of building a' war machine, overlooked. In fact, they probably wouldn't understand it. BLYTHEVILLE^ARKQ COURIER <NEWS Life Without Contra I Reading of ex-King Carol's brief .stop in this country, we were reminded of a story. Carol, it will be recalled, told i-eporters in New, Orleans that he "wanted no part of this country," and that "I am going to treat America as America has treated me." The story we were reminded of was told, if recollection is accurate, by William Lyon Phelps, and it had to do with a children's .party which he attended as. a little boy. Young Billy grew a bit bored, and said to another yoiithful guest, "Let's hide behind this door, and nobody will know where we are." ! : „ To which the other youngster put 'this realistic question by way of reply: "What if nobody cares?" Triumph .'• From Hollywood comes word that producer Kuiit Slromb;erg is planning to make a movie m'dgraphy'.: 'of General Pattern, to be titled "Blood and Girts." If Mr. Stromberg gets that sanguine title by the Hays ''• office if will certainly be by a : brilliant flanking man . cuver comparable to -the military exploits of "Old Blood and Guts" himself. IIP 7mr 14Y If the Germans had any reserve air power, they would have thrown it at us long ago—Air Chief Marsiial Sir Trafford Lelgh-Mallory.' i havt, always held the opinion that all questions of territorial settlement, and readjustment should stand over until the end of the war.— Winston Churchill. • Mr. iBiichl (Japanese spokesman) sees In the enemy's opera I Ions Roosevelt's frantic attempt to gain something that can be employed for enhancing his election chanccs.-Tokyo radio on battle off Formosa. When our divisions break the present line, our engineers will be with them, and they'll have bridges to cross the Rhine, too.-Gcnernl Somer- vcll. The German inventors have created something new. The new weapons will presumably enable us to even out Ihc enemy's material superiority —Berlin radio. A well-fed, clothed, housed and educated man « less inclined toward spoliation and bloodshed than Is Ms Ill-used brother-Bernard M. Earner. SIDI GUNCK WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1941 He takes his maps .so seriously I'm afraid he's going to ! ue lost.when he can't spend ;in hour or more shifting j those colored,lucks every day!" ..._, ^-~- 4 THIS CURIOUS WORLD By Fergtnon SCARCELY LAR6ER THAN DO6S, FOUND IN THE MA2ES OF GRAND CANYON, WAS BELIEVED TO BE DESCENDED FROM NORMAL SIZED HORSES TRAPPfD IN THE CAM VON LONG ASO8YA LANDSLIDE, BUT DEGENERATED, DUE TO A LACK OF BODY-BUILDIN& MINERALS. =T^ ~ "~^ ' ^ ^_ •4MOLOFASHIONED GIRL BLUSHES^ --- I pEN SHE K EA^BARRASSED.; A MODERN GIRL IS EMBARRASSED I j; WHEN SHE BLUSHES/'^ 1 ; -4DAVERN WA4S, ' 'cfi A»SRATES:£i4sr AND To THE COASTS... AFTER. THE.INTERIOR PRAIRIE.STATES. T ' • In Holl>rwood THE FILM PARADE: Being kiss- I hy Gary Grant is thrilling, Jane 'yaU said, but the way he docs at Q o'clock in the morning is ownright amaning. Jane is Gary's rl frlcnrt In his new flicker, "None ut the Lonely Heart." For some asoh or other, she snid, most or eir love scenes were filmed bc- ve 11 o'clock in the morning. "And how Gary can get those cherous looks nl 9 o'clock in the ornlng is beyond me." Jane shut er eyes. "Hm-m-m-m," she said. The picture is Jane's first big one some time. Last year she "retir- I to have a baby and before that e did :> couple of stngc plays. Producers are always . asking me rto a piny but I'm happier in ont of a film camera." she .plays c kind of a girl \vho waits for er man no matter what.happens. The kind of a girl who doesn't '1st," she admitted. Actually, she confessed, she hns cen doing more acting at home lese days than at the studio. She's irown away the reading glasse.s nc's worn ever since she was 13 ml Is learning "Sight without, I Glasses." "I roll my eyes around /or an Iioiir'every day. Ifs the ham- micst job I've ever done." It was J, R. Williams House with Kt-lSM IT/ £?TA DIRECT i" "M THE BEAK \.ITr\X NA'JO BOMB AMD HE DIDN'T EVEN BUI hiVC. , W AS IVE WATCHED TUDIED AI.J7S, I NEVER SME out 1HW 1-OXFfe LIKE PEOPLE DO-WEVEROME i TlliJ SEEMS 7O V RE ^"- VI 1HEV WORti I LOOK WITH DREAD OS) MEMTAL FORCES-- THEV OOT RID OF OX AMD MOSSES.' <ALMOST GOME ARE A AMD SHOVELS-- MEXT \V1LL BE TH' SHACKS ANDHOX'ELS CAWT STAMP &O 1RKIM 1 AS A LIFE OP NO MORE WORK1W'. EMTIRtLV TIMCT FtJIURE LEISURE about time, though, that slie did soiricthliig about her eyes, she said. Mot long^ ago the studio sent her to a wrtfCfjond rally in Texas, ac- companiea by a studio press agent. She foij^gj her glasses. •', .'An ( i do you know,' she said, "I Bpt; off the plane -arm in ann with a-complete stranger. I thought he was the press agent." KAY TAKES IT EASY Eastern medicos ordered Kay Kyser to take it; easy this winter in his battle with arthritis. Kay said sure and immediately returned to his mini-killing pace entertaining the armed forces. Here's a typical Kyscr week of taking it easy: •Tuesday: Plcw to Snn Francisco for two shows at Lelternian Hospital and the Yeurba Bucna Island navy base. Wednesday: Two shows at the navy air bnse nt Alamcdn. Thursday: Two shows at, the Mare Island Naval biis c and the San Lenndro hospital. Friday: Mail Call radio program in Hollywood. Saturday: Command performance and Hollywood Canteen show. Tuesday. Two shows for the army at El Paso, Texas, and two more on Wednesday for the air force at Tucson. Kay feels better, though, than he ; has in months. He's taking a variety of pills and wearing braces In his right shoo, where the arthritis has been troubling him (he most. On an eastern vacation trip. Kay and bride Georgia Carroll storied buying early American antiques for their new home. Tlic stuff is piled ceiling high in Kay's bachrlor npartmciil, where (hcv arc still living. .Prize possession crest him only a oiiartcr. It's a pen knife which'he boueht in Ills home town of Rocky Mount. N. C. There's quite a story | lev ^f." When Al Smith was running 1 for president, somebody started a whispering campaign Hint Al had atrocious table manners niij] ate peas with his knife. A rich Republican down in N'orlh Carolina heard the rumor and had two dozen Al Smith pea knives made nil for his nersnnnl friends as a vag. The blades were punched i wltn holes lo hold seven or ci™ht ! ! pens. Kav Is point; to >iave Ihc knife sold plated and tell his friends it was mfldc csprelnllv for a 15tli Ceiiliiry English baron. Will TRy IT AGAIN By Signd Sc/iu/fz As an American newspaper correspondent in Berlin from : 1919 fo 1341, Sjgrid Schultz saiv at first hand the events that led from World War ! to World War II. And she saw tha behind-tlie- scencs'preparation for the coming "war-in-peace" that she smorns man culminate'.tn World War HI. This is the story o{ Germany's plans fo win the peace, plans (Jiaf even nou> are being put into effect. * * * XXVIt FOURTII TROJAN HOKSE- RACIAL FRICTION men of the secret general staff rely on the racial prejudice v>hich is in all of us.-whether we will admit it or not or whether we even know it. We betray it unwittingly in public and private conversations: "Oil, he is a Jew, but very nice," or "He's a good •soldier for a Negro." Then there 'are the "arrogant" Englishman, the "lazy" Italian, (lie "mysterious" (meaning untriishvortliy) Chinese, the "sex-mad" Frenchman. All those mistaken concepts provide a fine culture for the Nazi virus. Race friction in the United States which has reached (lie explosion point, for example among factory workers under wartime stresses, has delighted the Germans. Whether or not the friction is instigated or encouraged by disguised Nazi agents in the United States, as the Sojourncr Truth riots were said to be, every.such racial rift is another wedge into Hie unity of the American people. •••*•»••* FIFTH TROJAN HORSE: GERMAN SUPERIORITY JUST as the professional soldier could not but be impressed by erman Blitzkriegs, so the school Itilities Hearing Postponed One Week LITTLE ROCK, Oct. 25. (UP) — he Arkansas Utilities Commission as postponed until next Monday hearing scheduled 'for Monday i the application of tha Arkansas ower and Light Company for xtension -of its rural distribution nes in Conwny and Faulkner ounties. The postponement was granted f tlie commission because j. G. loo re of Morrllton, lawyer for the ctH Jean Electric Co-operative, as unable to attend 'Monday's earing. The co-op has filed an in- erventlon with the commission, ontendhig could serve tiic oinmunitlcs—in the words of •'•trie. Hervention — more. .adequately"; han could the. A.-;P. and teacher, the' professor, who wen to Germany was often deeply impressed by the regimentation ot youth which made the youth sub- leader and the Nazi teacher more powerful than the family. Traveling about in the United States, I have been struck by the numberiof university students am graduates who argue for the German cause— often indoctrinated by professors trained in German universities. "Look at the great achievements of c,erman scientists, German inventors," we hear, from people who think of the other fellow before their duty to their own people. Yes, one should look at German science and German universities and see what they have done '" < h(! . as ! 20 y ears ' They helped make Nazism possible. . TROJAN HORSE: Wt MUST BE "CHRISTIAN" WE have already been subjected ., }°, N azi Propaganda about who started the war; sometimes it is ' thD , n a E ai " British im- making us "pull English chestnuts out of the fire"; it is often laid at the door of big business-but never, no, never is it the Germans. The Germans didn't want the war, we are told; it was forced upon tsem. Therefore we must be revolt f ° • tl ' Cm ° r ' hey Wil1 We hear also a great deal about the difference between the Nazis and the Germans. But the secret general staff who spawned the Nazis, and the Nazis themselves, ire Germans. And they have decimated the decent elements of the population with cold precision, There has been enough voliin- ary co-operation with the Nazis among the German people to make it imperative for us to remain on guard for years to come Any attempt to belittle or gloss over the dark deeds of th'c Gpr- nans arn.nst citizens of •foreign nnds, and against some- of their, own countrymen, would Tie" to? throw away the peace in advance, i SEVENTH TROJAN HORSE- DISTRUST OF CUE AUJjfs' W/HEN we hear this or that cup" posedly well-informed person: claim that the "British are wady o flght to the last AmedeanTor that "the Russians are just waiting to drive the Germans out, the-ri they'll sign a separate peace with thehi," how many ot us insist of» learning our informant's sources or evidence? Few of us bother to ' figure out the ultimate purpose of the _ claim, or what parallel line rnifiit be used in allied countries to discredit our own effort. / Some of us worry about being '' 'cheated" by Lend-Lease! Can we doubt that the nations which enjoy Lend-Lease privileges hear enemy inspired whispers to the effect that "America is getting rich at the expense of her allies"? It is only human for allies to mistrust each other. It has always seen so. And the Germans can draw on years of experience and psychological training in that very ••'•• subtle business of poisoning the , minds of allies against each other. * * * EIGHTH TROJAN HORSE- ON'LY GERMAN INDUSTRIES CAN REBUILD EUROPE WHILE American, British, and Russian planes were bombing hfc industrial centers of Germany one could hear well-meaning people urge that they must quickly 30 rebuilt for Ihe rehabilitation ot he rest of Europe. They were unwittingly further. •' ng the pan-German cause. How many of us said, "We must iclp the French to get back from he German.'! the machinery stolen rom their factories"? Or "We' must help them rebuild their/ umed industrial plants"? Or the 1 'oles? And what about the Czech ndustries? Why must German industries supply most of the manu-i- aclures for Europe? The very core! _f the Nazi plan to make Europe a! !erman continent centered around ~ loinination by German industry- i legating all other countries toV aw material or agricultural sup-" )ly- areas. (To Be Continued) S»T« 50% On • TRUSSES . Steel and Elastic STEWART'S Drng St•rt Main & Lake Phone 2832 FARMERS IVe have plenty of Iron Roofing and Rough Cypress for barns and sheds. 3 Year FHA Terms if desired. E. C. Robinson Lumber Co. Try our "Own Made" ICE CREAM Die Hickory Inn ' WE FIM. ALL DOCTORP' PRESCRIPTIONS AND 8AVK TOC MONET S T E W A R T'S Drag St«r e Roach«. Rat* »nd Mice eUmj n»trd Contrari wrrle* to pe* cnntrol Biddle Exterminators • Fir* US 6. Third Thorn. Kirby Dreg Storw Tcrminix Tcrminatps ,TERMITES ifiRUCETERMlNIXCO. • MEMPHIS •' 'SIN'C'G 1927 When we re- :P»ir tiie shoes they are truly renewed. Fine leathers, materials and highly 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 COAL CO. N.Hwy.61 CEILING PRICES Phone 2291 I NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS Termites may b« ruining your property.' C«H me check-up without cost or obligation. KAT8, MICE AND UOACH CONTROL 'GUARANTEED WOKK "The Typewriter Man" ROYAL, SMITH, CORONA, AND REMINGTON PORTABLE TYPEWRITERS ' | 118 N. 2nd STREET , PHONE (E«ry Transaction Must Be Satisfactory) DRS NIES & NIES OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIANS RECTAL DISEASES d SPECIALTY /fxcFPT CANCER; HOURS: 6:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 4U Mw» Ark. Phone 2»Z) FOR SALE —Soybean Bags-— —Seed Oats, Wheat, Barley— —Spear Feeds— Blytheville Soybean Corp. 1800 W. Main Phone 856 BODY & FENDER REPAIR WORK Also Auto Upholstery Repair Our foreman Robert "Trigger" Walton has had years of ex. pcrlcnce In these lines. Modern equipment Insures satisfactory Shop Located In Rcnr of Martin's'Cafe 114 W. Main—rhonc 555 COTTONSEElTBAGS - , and SOYBEAN BAGS See Us Before You Buy! J.-L TERRELL Office niS.Bdy. Phone 2631

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