The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 26, 1944 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, October 26, 1944
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t'ACB EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, »HE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ' -TBB COORIKR KXW8 00. - V. } B. w. HAnrap, Publisher ' , • •> 6AUUKL P: MORRIS, Editor ., JAM0 A. OATBN8, Advertttng Mtttger ' 6o!e National Advertising Representatives: Wkllftce .Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, AtluiUj Memphis. ., ' , Ereij tittemaom Except Buaday ISnterrd a? second class mailer at Uw post- offlw at Blythevllle. Arkansas, under act of Con- October 9, 1917;; \ Served by the Onltod Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the dty of BlythevUto, 20o pet week, 'or «5j per month. . ; By mall, within a radius of 40 mUet, )4.00 per rear, >2.00 Tor six months, »1.00 for three months; jy mall outside 50 mile tone $10.00 per year payable In advance. > , j Liberation The imminent liberation of ,tlie Philippines is more than ii just vengeance for Bataau and Corregidor, more than the fulfillment of General MneArthur's. vow that he would come back. It is the final step in a long and painful struggle for independence. France waited. four years for liberation. The Philippines have waited '100. Through the centuries, Spanish 1 , and Portuguese and English warred with the natives and- with each other. Slowly- the Filipinos' desire for freedom grew, \ smoldering weakly at first but finally flaming up, 72 years ago, in the first serious revolt against Spanish doiinimi- 'tion. From then on tht fight grew fiercer. The revolt . of 18S6 merged into the Spanish-American -War. -'The Philippines 'declared their independence in 1896, and elected Aguinnldo president the following year. But the brave beginning was thwarted when that dictatorial general turned against • the United States ,in open warfare. So the long process began again. This time, however, it was under the generally wise and increasingly benevolent and sympathetic guidance of this country. At last came the constitution of 1935, and the accession of the late Manuel .Quezon to the presidency. Only one more step apparently was to be taken— the withdrawal of the last American official and the complete independence of the Philippines on July 4, 1946. Then thr Japs came. And it looked, during, those last tragic days .of .Cor- vegidor, as if that final step might he taken at a hopelessly distant time! The Japs found a quisling for their puppet government in Manila. But in Washington the legal Philippine government remained as a symbol of the promised freedom, while a small force of its citizens joined the great force of tlje United States in its relentless progress back toward liberation. Now the fight for that liberation has actually begun. Ami with it has begun a 'new chapter in the history of long-misunderstood and exploited Oceania. It will be a bright chapter, and a great day, when the 1C million people of the archipelago can take their place in the commonwealth of free, responsible, representative ' governments. And it will be a chapter which hopefully may stand as the text and model of treatment for other colonial possessions elsewhere in Asia and the Pacific. The Volk-ssturm Hitler has now taken the last of his available German manhood—not' just the able-bodied males, but also those between 16 and GO who are "able, to bear arms"—and fashioned them into ;i Volkssturm. This, is.the guerrilla army which is to defend every ditch and t bush, perhaps .even after the •ft'ermacht -has surrendered. If anyone doubted that.Hitler would take desperate measures in his desperate plight, here is convolving proof. But all he can gain is time. In return for it he will .destroy more and more of the German people. A band of youthful and aging guerrillas, hastily assembled, can harass und kill and disrupt, to be fi'.ire. But they cannot win Hitler's lost war. And what will happen to Germany's agricultural and industrial production when these niotiey troops leave field nnd factory for the last stand against the invading Allies? Can women, and older men nnd still younger children, nnd hostile .foreign workers keep Gev- inaiiy going for .long? Obviously not. But Hitler is bent only on prolonging destruction. Nothing will' sntisfy-hi.s sadistic nature but that the end of his swollen ambition shall have the shambles of a bleeding Europe as its setting. Whether the blood be of enemy or.countryman is all the same to him. First Division It may turn out thnt one of the ^campaign's smartest moves wan the 'booking of President Roosevelt into the /Brooklyn Dodgers' Ebhets Field and Philadelphia's / Shibe Pnrk, which is shared by the hapless Phillies and Athletics. After many dreary seasons of watching the local athletes, the fans, whatever their politics, were pretty sure to come out to .the ball yard for a look at a contestant who is a likely winner, and who can't possibly finish worse than second. Beproductlon in thli eolana «l edJtwMf •thcr Mwipapas tow a*t acoMNiOj jNttonemeni Mb M wfawwMfmnt «f to- ten* IB UN •nbfeeto Volunteers Needed A.S of Oct. 15 but, 50 per cent of what Is (i bunjper cotton crop has been picked lu the "Blylhevllle nren. So noule Is the labor situation tlierenbouls that public appeal has been made for volunteer workers,-, including women ami children to pick cotton or to do olher types or fnnn work for which they nre physically suited. The need is for pickers particularly, nnd "ties- liernte" is the most appropriate adjective. The labor slluntlon us 11 is around Dlylhcville is the same in many other MidSouth cotton areas, and unless it Is remedied ft large percentage of the cotton crop is going lost. Some .sections are considering closing the upper grade schools in order to permit older children to help with pIckhiE- If It takes that In save-.the crops, it should be done. Prevailing wages In the MidSouth agricultural" sections are relatively high and there Is thnt additional- Incentive for volunteers. Nobody is being asked to work for nothing. Cotton is everybody's business in this region, for what happens to Hie crop affccl.s all In one way or another. Aside from its economic vnlue to n region, cotton Is • essential to the conduct of Hie war, and getting the crop in is something more than good business— it is a notional necessity. Let all who cnn resrvmd where the need exists. —MEMPHIS COMMERCIAL APPEAL. WTHCTSAT We now have aluminum running out of our enrs, nnd Ihere U plenty of steel and other materials, nnd it can be done.—Henry J, Knlser on reconversion. • » » May the nations gratitude be everlasting toward our Allies whose countless sacrifices have made this moment possible.—King of the Hellenes, on liberation of Athens. SIDI GLANCES fcyfelttl. Japanese .Schoolboy Not So Dumb' r»----••••'.— •• - --»--—..,,, ,.,„..,. • IV KM SEBVICt. WC. T. M. BED. U. 9. PAT. CFf._ ''Every time I sturt lo snap his picture he bawls—what;: will my battalion in Guam think of a baby like that?" | •THIS CURIOUS WORLD r IS THERE A SPECIES OF O CACTUS THAT CAN JUMP f 1$ A.BOD/OF LAMP COMPLETELY SURROUNDED BV HONORABLE AMERICAN FLEET' she,finally screamed, "ne'e squared my Jupiter." -She jumped .up, dashed out of the office: ana didn't come back. ' •• • • Look for,a sensational record in the .Andrews sisters' recording of Jimmy McHugh's "Don't Blame Me."-..'. .'Another.district attorney role for Otto;Kruger in "The .Wonder Man." He's been ; prosecuting people ever since his stage hil in "Counsellor : at Lav." And such a •nice-guy... The .Sa'n.Francisco ColiKe for •Women ,'owas the .most ctKaplete colleeUpivof bookplates in the United States. ALL DOCIOM- PRESCRIPTIONS AND UTO TOO HONR Dr lf St«r e •' '•U. S. MAW BUMPS ARf. HELPINS MAINTAIN OUR. AOOO XL/PfV-y! .WHILE WAFCHlNSFOR SUBS, THEY LOCATE SCHOOLS OF FtSH, AND NOTIFY PRESCRIPTIONS Fmhert Stock Gnraatee* Bert PritM Kirby Drng Stores 10-26 FISHERIES. ANSWER: No. The cholla cactus has this reputation becaus* It becomes attached so easily to your clothes and person. NEXT; Postwar beefsteak factories. In Holly wood BY KRSKIXE JOHNSON !\'EA Staff Conispondcnt EXCLUSIVELY YOURS: Sgt. Jo e DiMnggio has been bitten uy the comedy writing bug. He's now contributing gags to Abbott and Costello. . . . Dennis O'Kcete, who just achieved star billing nfter hav. ing risen from the extra ranks, would now like to be n director. . . . After meeting Edward G. Robinson for the first time—he plays her father in "Our Vines Have Tender Grapes" _ little Margaret O'Brien told her mother: "I like him. He isn't at all like u gangster without his cigar." V • • After three weeks of silting on the set of "Two Years Ikfore the Mast" and working only . a few scenes, Itrinn Donlcvcy groaned: "You cither have to lie a i<opc or a cloud to get a closcup in this picture!" "Night anil Day," the Cole Porter filnibiography, will feature 30 of Porters hit times. . I'rocluccr T-cstcr Coivan -will premiere his anti-Nail film, ".Tomorrow, the World," In .New York City's Yorkville, ex-center for some I of A. Hitlen's biggies. Everyone was congratulating Warners new find, Lauren Bacail, following n preview of "To Have and Have not" In the midst of all the excitement, Jerry Wald walked up an ( i said "Lauren, there's one thing I'd like to know." Lauren beamed. "Where," nskcd Wald, "did you get nil the cigarcls you smoic-; When we repair the shoes they are truly renewed. Fine leathers, matc- r ,.,— rials .and highly skilled workmanship make the footwear smart, new looking besides adding miles and miles of camfortable wear. Cone to the modem, complete ' '" Hfl LTCRS QUHUTY SHO€ SHOP 121 W. Mfl IN STV GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Phone 2291 FOR SALE — Soybean Bags — — ^Seed Oats*, Wheat, Barley — Spear Feeds — Blytheville Soybean Corp. 1800 W. Main Phone 856 DRS. NIES & OSrfOPATH/C PHYSICSAXS RECTAL DISEASES a SPECIALTY (EXCEPT CANCER) OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 Clinic (14 Milm Bljiherille, Ark, Pione ed in the picture?" Univcr- GERMANY Will TRY IT AGAIN ,„,„„„„„, , Qur Boarding House with Maj.HoopIe Out Our Way By J, R. Williams THW WAS A SLICK ONE -~^ MM02. KOOFie BUILT A OF HttA- 6EL^ AUD PUT \T NIGHT 308 UKE A CIGAR STORE NOW THE 3OK&S «N\.' WE'LL TW<e THIS HOM.E IN A WHEELBARROW AFTER EVERYBODY'S ASLEEP TOM!6W, WE'LL SNEPsK DOWSM AND PUT IT KT TUB WHEN H& SEES IT PH,\NES, IF 4ORE TRyifO' TO PUT THET LION HIDE OU 1H' BOSS WHV COM'T VOL) STOP AM' THOV.D H<M S'UP O' RUNJNIM' \VITHHlM? TO HECK. WITH IrV \ LION SKIM NOW.' I'LL \ BE H^MGED IF I'M I LET A FAT / PLUG &-VCK1MG UP < OM HIS HIWD LEGS j BEAT MERUNJNIN&*/ HE'LL. SPODT LIKE A VOLCANO. TABLE: THKT UMCLE BULGY COULD GO \JISITIN6 " THE 6P1RIT OF COMPETITION! sal can tak c a bow for the illnnis- icnl, "Bowery to Broadway." It's swell entertainment, with Jack Onkic nnd Donald Cook scoring personal hits. . . . Since warbling with Abe Lymans band on a camp tonr, Bontta Granville's No. l ambition is a Broadway musical. • • « TAKF, A 1!O\V, GARY ETHEL BARRYMOORE saw a special showing of "None but the Lonely Heart" the other night in New York. "You know," she said Inter, "thnt Gary Grant Ls a much better actor than Hollywood thinks he. Is." From a Barrytnore, that's something. . . . Pat O'Brien has arrived safely overseas. H c will be entertaining for the boys until Christmas. . . . Rosemary Dc- C,in>|), who played Jimmy Cagncy's mother in "Yankee TOoodle Dandy," is now playing one of his ex-girl friends In "Blood on the Sun." • • • • A special Oscar lo Hollywood wardrobe mistress, Nau Talc. She's organized a motion picture knitting cluli which hns contributed 57 afghans to the West Hollywood Army Hospital. • • • After n good scene between Victor Moore and Ed Gardner for the film version of "Duffy's Tavern," Director Hal walker complimented the boys. "Why shouldn't It be a' good scene?" spoke up assistant Eddif. Snlven. "Between the two of them they've got 50 years and two weeks of acting experience—50 for Vlo and two weeks for Ed." « » • In line with the studio's policy of giving her n variety of roles. Deanna Durbin will play a newspaper reporter who solves a murder mystery in her next, "lady on A Train." She'll sing only two numbers. • * * NOT IN THE STARS VANCE CARROL,!,, casting director for Samuel Bronston, was interviewing n bit player for a part In "Ten Little Indians." Before accepting th c role, the gal asked the birlluiatc of Director Rene Clalr rmrt staftcd checking a pocket nslrologlcnUguIdc. "Good heavens,", As an American, newspaper correspondent in Berlin ,/rom 1910 to 1941, 'Signet ScluiKz snio et" first hand the euenfs thnt Jed from World War I (eWorld War II. And she saw the bcliimi-lhc- scenes preparation /or the coming "tuar-i7i-peace" that she .uiarws hiay.eulmuialc in World •War. III. -This is the story of .Germany's plans lo w\n the jjcace, plans (hot even now arc being put itifo effect. * * * XXVIII A FALSE peace is more dangerous than no peace at all. Ever since the Germans suffered their first serious setbacks in Russia they have been launching one campaign for peace after another along three different lines — economic, diplomatic, and military. On our wisdom in seeing through (lie false offers depends the durability of the real peace. The economic campaign started first, to secure German acquisitions and holdings throughout the \vorld. Businessmen from Germany or -from occupied countries descended on towns in Switzerland and Spain, Turkey and Sweden. In a lawyer's office, lor instance, a group of. quislings would m«et \yith one of. these men, found a holding company of sonic sort, and issue bearer certificates to specified -individuals. Then they would all depart, leaving a minimum of tecords of their transactions. But their purpose would have been accomplished. They had created legalistic caches lor dishonestly .acquired property which the German representatives meant to hold atter the war, cither directly or indirectly. .Other Germans started regular black markets in neutral countries. They came as "anti-Naz r«fiuje4s," rending tales often told heart- of Nazi persecution. They brought jewels, share. in German and French concerns shares in foreign industries seize< by the Germans. Everything they had brought they sold cheaply— they were refugees, •and they ba to live. Oddly enough, many ot them were the very men and women who had been the most fanatically Nazi when we used to meet them in Berlin as late as 1941. These people were not merely Nazi rats fleeing the sinking ship. Many of them were sent by Berlin to do a dual job: to get foreign cash, which finances Nazi propaganda and purchases abroad, nd to get investors interested in he welfare of German concerns. The second German peace of- cnsive came to us in the persons jl several diplomats, businessmen nd churchmen. I shall take one nan from a neutral country as heir prototype. In the fall of 1042 this impor- ant businessman arrived in \mcrica with introductions from even more important personages •md instructions to confer with eading bankers. He carried a rial balloon—a postwar plan for livision of world markets between Germany and the United Stales t the United States would agree o the terms, Adolf Hitler would be dethroned, perhaps even handed over to the United Nations. Germany realized, this man said, that with our tremendous economic machine wo would need enormous markels. As for Germany, after her intense sufferings in this war, she would be content with very modest market! •md business transactions. The visitor was asked what Germany proposed to do about the countries she had conquered? Germany was willing, he replied to withdraw from her weslcrr conquests, perhaps even from Norway, but she insisted on retaining .Poland, Czechoslovakia Yugoslavia, and a great part o: the Ukraine. \ Germany further insisted, ac cording to the "neutral" business man, on keeping every economii holding acquired through thi years in France, in Belgium, in Holland, and elsewhere, because "Germany naturally requires eco nomic control of. Europe."- The emissary vainly wailed for some encouragement; he received none. While he sat around here, his colleagues in a neutral country in Europe became impatient. They made the same proposal to Great Britain. The British [old them the game wouldn't work. The Americans and the English compared notes. The trial balloons collapsed. * * * HPHE militarists played another tune, a medley of several well- worn motifs—the strength of the German army. To the Russians it was described as the "bulwark gainst aggression from the cap- alislic counlries, which hale the omc of Communism." The in- erence is that the German army oves Russia. It has chosen a atlter unpleasant way of showing t. England, Hie United Stales, and China were urged to remember hat unless the German army rc- naincd intact, how could they lope to destroy Communism, or restore order in Europe and Asia? Would Russia perhaps exploit ler great victories to establish evicts in Central Europe? Would his.development then lead to the "ormalion of that Rusjo-Germari colossus which the western powers have feared ever since Russia began making her weight felt in, Europe? Undeniably, much of the stronger underground movement in "icrmany is Communist. It is equally true that the kinship between the Nazi and the Communist systems is very close. But even should Russian and German leaders consider it expedient during the transition period after the war to renew their collaboration, the populations of both countries would still have to be won to the idea. In the end, !hc extent (o which the Soviet government will seek to strengthen its hold on Central Europe will depend on the ability of Britain and the United Slates to strike the right note both with the Russians and with the Germans. A desire for hegemony In any of the United Nations camps would peace. be disastrous to future (To Be Continued);

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