The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 27, 1944 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, October 27, 1944
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r~ ftLGBFOUI BLYTHBVILLB (ARK.) COURIER.HEWSm.; <.• USE BLYTHEYILLE COURIER NEWS THI OOUWKR NTWS 00. ' <,.. H. W. HAINE8, PubUiber -V,-,." 8AUUKL P. NORMS, Editor JAIOtS A. CACTUS, Advertising Marm*r 0ofa Nttloml Adwttelng Representative*: WUmer Ob, New York, Chicago, De- Memphto. trerr Afternoom Except BumUy •otend M Koond cta» nutter at the port- .Bt Blytheville, Arkanui, under act of Cou- October », 1917. , •' / Serred by the United Press . , SUBSCRIPTION RATES By etrrter In the city ol BlyttieTllle, Wo per week, or 8So per month < By mall, within a radius of 40 miles, (4.00 per YMTf WOO fof six months, $1.00 (or three months; jj mall outside 50 mile zone $10,00 per year pmytbtoIn advance Politics as Usual The sin prising thing about tjiis wartime .presidential compaign is not , t^igfit is taking place at all (though eVeri that seemed to surprise and impress some of our Allies and neighbors at first) but that it is so little different from all the others. Eveiy votei must have thought •that- somehow it would be different this yeai Giave tasks lay ahead, serious ^issues were involved, many lives were already lost in this war and many more were at stake. Surely these things would lend the campaign the dignity lhat it demanded But they didn't, and probably because no one, not even the professional politicians, realized quite how stronglv the traditional manner of, electioneering has fastened itself upon us So we succumbed to mass political hypnotism, as is our quadrennial custom Theie was some gravity and de- ~corum at the beginning. But the candidates •nere simply starting up in low gear, and the whole-country seemed to feel 'more natural when they shifted into high The usual wave of emotionalism, exaggeration mid equivocation swept thiough both parties, and engulfed them ~1",Now v,e are once again in the.home- Istretch, and once again officcseekers $nd their confedeiates are expending ^breath, time and money on speeches "jdepigned to piovide ammunition for ^.voters, who have already made up * their minds, to use against people of ••opposite beliefs, \\ho.linve already made ?§p- theirs? ' :£$- These speakeis, more often Ihhn not, ^•^-responsible men and women in high ^places ^vho would shudder at any other 4*Snw-Jtojitter the lash and intemperate statements that issue from their lips today But no one holds them morally responsible Foi, by an accepted self' deception that is strange and subcon- bcioui, .they and their hearers agree i to believe thundeious half-truths and j extraYagant nonsense until Nov. 7. And thus once more tlie echoes am] theVadio waves icsound with rhetoric, hyperbole and downright insult. And the candidates aie outdone by their -supporters who, as usual, circulate rumors \\hich ,ire not only ridiculous but dibgidceful, and which could hardly have been planted by even the lowest echelon of piofesbional politics. Wide- ey,ed and gullible as children, the voters eithei believe them or dignify them by attempts at serious refutation. ___ In .' the meantime, while nil this has -been going- on, factory chimneys have kept on 'smoking as Roosevelt and Dewey suppoiteis, side by side, have continued to tuin out the tools of war. Meanwhile Germany has been entered and the Philippines have been invaded, have died in battle, and victory Has^come closei ,,'The presidential campaign hasn't been prettj It never is. But even in warbmc, it isn't fatal. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1944 B*trodacUoD ta thi* Mbnu «t i •Uw «Mip«pMi 4*w Mi if** ta th* Mk)Mtt I SIDI GUNCO Export Subsidy Results Government officials and members ol the coUon Industry arc reported to have reached an agreement on the "guiding principles" to be observed In determining a "fair nml equitable" post-war export price for "surplus" cotton unclcr provisions of the Surplus Property Disposal Act. The same program, with variations only us to delull, 11 Is hinted, could be used for the disposal of other surplus crops, principally wheat, on the world market. Tills latest development illustrates once more how a false step In Government contrpl, If not rescinded when Its bad consequences become ap- pnrc/nt (and political face-saving assures tlml H very seldom Is rescinded), leads lo another false step lo nipporl it, while this forces still another fnlsc step, and so on. The American colton program, through Oovcrnmenl lonns and Government price support, artificially lifted cotton prices and In particular lifted the price ol American raw cotton above that of the world market. The production of colton In other'coun- tries-, particularly In Brazil, \vns enormously stimulated, so Intensifying Ihe c.itlon problem. Sales of American cotlon In foreign markets dropped violently. An entile year's American colton crop piled up unused In Goveinnient warehouses. The Government will now try to gel rid of this by an export subsidy. Such n policy had bad consequences In the past, It Is likely to worse consequences In the future. Kaw cotton on the principal American exchanges, us a result of "Government support, Is selling at about 21 li cents a pound. This Is about 0 cents n pound, higher Uinn the price of cotton In the world market. Under present conditions, therefore, to sell cotton for export would require a Government subsidy of 9 cents n pound or more. What would be the economic consequences of this policy? On the volume of American cotton being sold In this market American consumers arc being forced to pay a subsidy of some U cents a pound to American growers. This Increases Ihe American cost of living by just lhat much. Because more hns to be paid for colton, just thai much less can be paid TOT other American products. Under the exjwrl subsidy, In addition, the American taxpayer will have to pay a subsidy of 9 cents a pound—or whatever sum It turns out lo be—to Ihe American grower for the cotton that is sold lo the rest of the world. Once again Ihls v.'IH reduce the amount lhat tiic American taxpayer will have to spend for other American products. The forcing of Ihe American cotlon surplus on the world market will reduce still further the world price of cotton. I! ii is true, as sometimes claimed, lhal the world price of cotton Is below the American cost of production, this means that with the export subsidy we shall be selling colton to the world at less than it costs us to produce it. A nation can no more get rich by selling below cost of production than an individual can. European textile mills will bo getting their American raw cotton considerably cheaper than American texlile mills. This means that If other manufacturing conditions were equal it Tvquld be cheaper for Americans to buy their cotton textiles and clothing from abroad than from home manufacturers. The Administration would be faced, .as It was lust before our entrance inlo tlie war, with the choice of either seeliiE the American colton industry thrown out of business and the workers out of jobs, or of prohibiting Hie reimport of American collon In textile form. The kind of Government-control policies we arc following in cotton is merely an example of the kind of jvjlleics we are following In a score of directions. Yet while we arc following these policies and making these plans we arc also talking of greater freedom of trade In the post-war world, of the lowering of larlfis nnd the removal of trade barriers. The two llilni simply do not and cannot go together. The kind cf controls proposed for cotton and wheat would bring its into conflict with oilier cotlon and wheat exporting nations; Ihey would force for cign-lrnde practices and reslrictions lhat are worse than high lariffs. We must make up ou minds whether we really do want freer inter national trade or n resumption on n. greater seal of the controls and consequent economic warfare of the Thirties. We cannot have It both ways. —THE NEW YORK. TIMES. :All That's Holding Him Up tent 'i»<4 at HI*. stmier.. inc. T. M. mo: u. e. P*T.' Off; JO-Xf \ "She n<)' the idcu from all these would-be, a-Ichrilies . Healing around — anything lo attract iillenlion!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD FergiMon A NEW BREED OF CATTLE. THE SANTA GERTRUDIS, HAS BEEN DEVELOPED BY CROSSING HUMPED BttAHMA CATTLE AND •SHORTHORNS.' THIS IS THE ONLY HORNED BREED EVER TO BE EVOLVED INTHE : UNITED STATES. CHING CORNS CAN BE A PAIN IN THE NECK/'Jixr MRS. J. SAPHIER, *- ' NOT ALL CONE-SEARING TREES ARE 7 ARE EVERGREENS THAT Do NOT .' BEAR CONES. ' Bihar Province, India. In civilian life, T-4 Gookin was employed by Mr. and Mis. Dalle Self of Route 1, Box 34, Luxora, Arkansas. He has tieen on overseas service in the'C.B.I. Theater since June C, 1943. Roaches. Rati and Mir* eliminated. Contract urrtce In prti control. Biddle Exterminator) Free Eittnules. US 8. Third Phone Zl;,) WE FILL ALL DOCTOR* PRESCRIPTIONS »NB SAVE TOO HOME) ' STEWART'S Dri| St»r e ' «•»*• rh«. in, PRESCRIPTION FrMhMt Slock Guaranteed Bcol t>rir»» Kirky Drog Stsres 10-27 NEXT: Where lent longuts are an asset. In Hollywood went home to grandma the lirst nighl and the marriage was annul- BY ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent Estellc Taylor, the screen's No. 1 oomph girl of the 20's gave a lud$- Ike sneer today at Hollywood's "manufactured" glamor. "Sex." she said, "is something i'Oii sense, not something yon cover with a sweater." Estclle was n pleasant surprise. The lady is ns beautiful nnd us vivacious as ever, with 'the curves still in the right places. She's ill camera focus again (or the first time in eight years, playing a siren in the movie "Hold Autumn in Tour Hand." "But don't cnll it a comeback or I'll conic down an t | slit your throat." slic said. "Just call H ' oiirt mortgage on a career. I hale comebacks. They <!idn't pull me owl of the gutter. I wasn't dead." She hasn't been idle those eight years. She's been singing on tlic stage nnd in nlglu clubs In the east. And she was starred in a road company of •'Showboat" for 10 wcnks. n . t understand my scr-c of humor She also married stage producer u wns too so ,1 stlcacd t ' Paul Small, But, they separated at- j ol of c .ittln B ler a year and mvv shell ask lor a divorce. Small was H»pi>aiifl !>"• •». Iiiisbqnd.'No. 2 was Jack Demp- sey^Yoif'.had to count him, she admitted with a grin. "About politics, I'm smart," she said, 'butabonl men I'm stupid." THEY HAH HER WUONG As a movie star, didn't she have quite a reputation as a helical? Estclle admitted she had. "But it wasn't true," she said "H was because of the roles I played. They never gave me credit for that." ., The olfi reputation may be revived by "Hold Autumn " in Your Hand." She plays a bar fi v with a roving eye. There's a big brawl and she slarts throwing beer bodies "But .honest.' Estellc sai:i, "I've never thrown anything m a ma)1 in my life." Everybody hnd the wrong idea about her, she said. "I guess" I was a little too out-spoken. People d'.d- When we repair the shoes they are trnlj renewed. Fine leathers, materials and highly skilled workmanship make the Footwear smart, new looking besides adding mites and miles of comfortable wear. Come to the modern, complete shop. - QUflLITY SHO€ SWQfP . -121 .w. M:q *h» -^ r& 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. MIES & HIES OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIANS RECTAL DISEASES a SPECIALTY (EXCEPT CANCER) OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 Clinic (14 Mala Blytherilie, Ark. Pfeone 2921 GERMANY WILL TRY IT AGAIN By Sigrid Schultz IHtlt -ll !•>• MIA .S.-rvlc«-'. In n. It was only for made a hat 1 didn't laughs, rcal- "Uut it was really only two," Es- • I tcllc snld. "You can t count me in.,. one. I was mvnv frm,, ir n ou cnn count m ,..., , C amer fl o cM vear fct o only 15 at the time. 1 , 0r ^d „„„ =kn c 'v sonrc 'lay sbe Ckir Boarding House with Maj.Hoople OutOurWay By J, R. Williams HIDE THE PUPPET, AMD EN30Y A MNP. i i/ GOOD LESSOM T-7 TO EM.' WIMMiM H AIN'T GOT WO |-\ BUSINESS 1M A J7 SHOP, WITH ESJOUGH CLOTH OsJ'EM TO M^KE KXJR SUITS. PER A, FAT MAM.', 'WITH KEEPIW \ THEM TENTS \ OUT Or GEARS- AX!' GREASE, 1 THEY DOM'T SEE MOTHlM' ; ELSE AWYWAY.'/ would rciuin. "i never fully unpicked my trunks. I knew some day I would conic home. Sure I was born in Wilmington, oel.. but i have a terrific icchnjc for Hollv- woid—it's home." NT1\V SHE KNOWS HOW She knows now. ,shr> said, what «as wroni? when she first ca'mc to Hie movies. "I ri idn't hm-e the technical background." he said ."They cast nip as a siinoty socialite, car- a loivnetlc and serving lea Tci never been to a tea In my life , "Hut now I know how to net. I've iust learned that, the way lo act Is not lo act." She's playing comedy for the first lime in her life. "There's 113 age." she said, "on comedy or character rolrs. Ive always been a character actress hut nobody Rave me a chance. I didn't oven know it." Wins Conduct Medal While Serving In India RAMGARH. India (Delayed) — Technician Fcurth Grade John \v. 1 Ocokin, son of Mr. and Mrs. V. E. i Gr.okin. of Route No. 2. Blythc- ! vtllc. Arkansas, has been awarded the Good Conduct Medal for mer- Hcrions service In India, according io a recent announcement from the he.-idqiiartei.s -.pi lliig. Gen, Fred- crick M'cCatKv Commanding Gener- nl, nnmgnrh Ti'olnliig Center, In As an American newspaper correspondent in Berlin from 1SI5 to I9il, Sigrid Schiilfz saw nt first linud (he eueuts that led from World War I to World War 11. And she snw the bchind-thc- scencs preparation /or the com- iiifl "ujar-in-peace" that she uiarns may culminate in World War 111. This is the story o/ Germany's plans to win the pence, plans (hat eoen now are being pitt into effect. * * * • XXIX TO'HEN we realize lhat we shall face a new German totally different from the man oE the nineteenth century, different again from the man of 1918, a German molded by pan-German extremists and Nazis inlo a very intelligent tool for conquests, then \ve shall Ir.ivc gone a long way toward "foreseeing what could possibly occur" in Germany. But we must foresee further. For this same German will try desperately to convince not only foreigners but his neighbors that lie was ncvci truly a Nazi. Millions of such people will shed their Nazi creed outwardly—Hie same millions who foreswore allegiance to Republican ideals as soon as Nazism looked more profitable. t Wc shall .meet in Germany the leaders and the adherents of 1h< underground) unbelievably bravi men and women who have fough 1 silently and passionately tin heartbreaking battle against thi Nazis. A number of these iiudcrgrounc leaders have talked freely lo mi of the day of liberation, a day Jo: which they prayed and yet wliid they dreaded, as do many nici and women in countries undo German rule. Would not th Nazis, 5n their death throes, las! out, destroying everyone in thci reach? From the wisest, the most sc vcroly tried o{ Ibo German under ground leaders, nficr.jnrmy con ersalions, rny own ideas of the nly solution of the German prob- eni came. Not a solution im- oscd from foreign concepts, from feeling that we must teach the •enuans what we failed lo Icacb hem once before, but the somber ealizalion that any nation which epeatedly cries "Chaos!" must at ast be allowed to have its chaos— o effect a cure. These conclusions came to me ]i conversations with some of the /cry few men fighting for life un- il they, can be of use to their na- ion—decent and brave Germans, peaking carefully, never in front if German witnesses. I rcmem- ier them best, therefore, in an approximate dialogue form. "The German people themselves," said one, "must be made .o take the law into their own muds and destroy the evil which betrayed them. It the other na- .ions compel .the Germans to pun- ,sh their own criminals themselves, or surrender them volun- arily lo punishment in the lands where they committed their crimes, the real cause of peace would be furthered by decades.'' I hesitated. "But how can it 30 done? How can one be sure that the criminals are really pun- shed?" I asked in disbelief. "When victory is seen lo be within reach, llic Allies would have to surround Germany by occupying (he countries along the western borders of Germany and another block along the eastern border^ Then let them fly troops in, or inarch them into the coun'- tries where they will be greeted as saviors, Holland, Belgium, Luxemburg,' France, Denmark, Poland, Czechoslovakia—yes, Austria, or al least part ot it." "And then what?" "Why, within lhat cordon sani- tairc let the Germans fight it oul among themselves." "Many of us," another said "hope that at least some ot the army leaders arc against the Nazis, even if some others furthered the Nnzi canse. . Thc$ must prove their worth under fire The army is the only group besides the Schulz Staffel which possesses arms. If the army wants to show that it is anti-Nazi, it will disarm Ihe Nazi hordes." The underground has had to retain its faith in part of the army in order to keep any faith at all. For where could they ever hope to get the weapons needed to rise up in arms against the Nazis, i£ not from army stores? Therefore the underground lias watched for the day when soldiers and army groups would mutiny and then give the populace guns lo use wilh them against the oppressors. They have been certain that the mutiny would come. They knew, also, that it would come only when Germany had suffered severe military reverses. I asked several men, including T Communist underground leader, 'Why should foreign countries, ;nowing lhat it was the army, backed by the industrialists and he Junkers, which fathered Hitler •md the Nazis, suddenly assume hat the army has changed nnd is U:liling for a decent Germany?" Two of the three men answered he question this way: "They should not bank loo strongly on thai. But it's worth a try." "And it it should fail, it will still be lime to act," another added. "What happens when an •uniy knows it is defeated? The irmy wants peace. It .wants to go home. The Nazis will fight to retain their grip on Germany. They have been trained for the last fight, trained for civil war. What will happen if allied soldiers rush in? They won't reduce the bloodshed. On the contrary. They will suffer losses lhat might bo avoided by making the German army do the cleaning up. And their presence might help the Nazis to stir up resentment aiidi increase tlie strength oC their guerrillas." Those men know, as do the few foreigners who were in Germany long enough afler the start of the war, thai the Nazis have prepared very well indeed for the lime when they might have to flfiht to keep Iheir power. They have made ready, to battle to retain power very much more fiercely than they fought to gain it. (To Be Concluded). • '

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