,-AGB FOW BLYTHBVJLLE (ARK,) COUHIER NEWS, SATURDAY, OCTOBRR 28, 19-H COURIER NEWS Terjj OOTOIBB NEWS 09, H.' W. HAINE8, Publisher .'' BAWUa F. NORRI8, Editor A. OATEN8, Advertising M*nn«r •" '''Sole National Advertising ReprejientaUvea: -WaUaoe Wtmer CO., New York, Chicago, P?' trolt, Attantft,' Memphis. ' Published J5v«l7 Altemoo» Except Sunday Entered M second class nutter at th» .ppat- 'oJfloe at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 9, 1917. Served .by ths Unitad Press SUBSCRIPTION RATED By carrier In the city of Elythevllle, 20o p« week, or 85J per month. . By mull, within a radius ol 40 miles, »4.00 p«r •year, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 fpr three months; ; by mall outside 50 mile zone $10.00 per year ' payable In advance. ^ Time for Discussion spokesrneri for the several shades of Americnii opinion, Rewards of Genius The spectacle of the belated appreciation of a genius, dead and gone these hundred yours, is always a sad one. And the fate -of Edgar Allan Poc, though he died only 95 years ago, has for some time l^een a prime example of too much recognition accorded loo liUc. But the crowning irony of POC'K posthumous career ha(l to wiiit until a few days ago when the manuscript of his famous short story. "The Murders in Rue Morgue." sold :it auction for $34,000. The American' people, being now in ,-the mood for debate, might keep right 'on after the election with a discussion of tho part thoy should like to see this .connlvy take ill the international 'security organization which the Dumbarton .Oaks conferees have christened the United Nations. It would.uc a good thing both for the sake of the people and of the public servants who will finally make the direct decision on our participation. There are some divergent opinions to be reconciled before we can hope to take our place in this United Nations organization. The sooner they are tackled and threshed out, the sooner our government can proceed in the assurance that it is backed by unity and good will. Some questions have already presented themselves: Should the Constitution be amended to give treaty-ratifying power to a simple majority of both branches of Congress, instead of the present two-thirds majority of the Senate? How much authority should the permanent American member of the United Nations security council bo given? Would the use ol' American troops in an international armed action against an aggressor require a formal American declaration of war, or would it be regarded simply as a "punitive action"? These are only a start. And there would probably be plenty of, acrimonious name-calling in thesn and later discussions. But a lot of bitterness , might be avoided if, before the discus' sions started, responsible spokesmen for various schools of thought would dc. fine some terms heard frequently now. For instance, what precisely does 'the Dumbarton Oaks agreement mean by "peace-loving stales," to which membership in the United Nations is limited? Docs "peace-loving" refer to -.popular sentiment or present govern', ment policy'.' Does "state" mean the people organized under a government, ^ or the government itself? And what is the "sovereignly" which some Americans Insist must not be - sacrificed to any international organization? Is it the sovereignty that our own slates have sacrificed to the Union in defense, foreign relations, and a host of other mailers? Or is it "the power that determines and administers the government," held, according to dictionary neiim'tion, "in the body of enfranchised citizens"? And what is meant by the people who say "We believe in America first." First in what? First for what? Lasting peace is. every American's hope Its preservation is his concern. The best way to that preservation will not be found in cryptic credos, vague warnings, enthusiastic generalities. We must know what we are talking about before we try to make intelligent recommendations. And for that \ve need some explicit definitions from This, of course, is more money than ppor Edgar ever saw or even dreamed of in his'wildest dreams, which were considerably wild. And it was paid for tho same (ale told in the same words that an earlier public, though not without taste in such matters, failed to applaud and reward. But the most ironic aspect of the sale is thai this high-priced manuscript is generally accepted as the model for that highly profitable form of literary expression, the murder mystery. When you .think of the books, serial, reprint, screen and radio royalties that today's heirs to the Poe whodunit tradition collect, it would have seemed at least appropriate for the Stouts, Hatn- mels, Queens, Gardners, Christies and the rest to have banded together to purchase the manuscript themselves, then suitably enshrined it and offered devout thanks every morning before silting down to.the typewriter. Ahead of Schedule It may bo expected any time now that the Japanese high command will send a message lo General MivcArtluir and Admiral Nimit/,, anxjoiiKly reminding them of the Allied strategists' decision to beat Hitler first. « SO THEY SAY SIDI GLANCES "Disappointing,. Isn't It? It's Just Dirt!" "I've I old everybody .you're a ])i« shol, Had. but how can, I make 'cm believe it unless 1 have an allowance.big enough to jingle?" • THIS CURIOUS WORLD By Ferguson wllh Benny, Hope was in rare form. Carpenter introduced him us "the guy who laid more eggs in tlic South Pacific tVmu fi B-25." His best gag was nbout a group of GIs in the South Pacific who didn't have a Christmas tree. So they decorated a hula girl. "They've got flic only Christmas tree In the world," Hope cracked, "that cnn wiggle its tinsel." Read Courier News Warn Acl». Roaches, Hits and Alice eliminated. Contract i«rvlc« (n ptst control, Biddle Exterminator! Free Estimates. US 8. Third Phone Z751 I assure you thai His American and British fighting force.', are n strong unity, tempered by the ordeal of sacrifice, combat, ant! victory.—Gen. Dn'lghL D. Eisenhower. » » • There is no such tiling as llylit resistance in Aachen . . . we get prisoners, all right, but we gel them when \ve have n foot of steel against their bellies or get ready to toss grenades against Hum.—Licul.-Col. Dorrll Daniel. • * * France is now feeling the pangs of her .second great revolution.—R.itert Valeur, director ol the French Press Service. • • * There Is nothing that lakes the place with the soldier of news from home.—Gen. Joseph W. stllwcll. • • • The Geiman soldier knows he is lighting a losing battle and Ihnt Germany lias lost the waf. —Lieut. Van T. Barfoot, the "onc-mnn army" from Carthage, Mo. • • • Tile collal'oration between our countries (U. S. S. H. r,ml the U. S.I is expressed ... in flic strengthening ol the cultural relations between our peoples—Ambassador Andrei Gromyko. • v * We feel thnl if we can ju.st keep the heat on for another three or four months., this V-E Day will come.—J. A. Krug, WPB chairman. • • • Of one thing I'm sure, there'll be no more corporals after this war—even if I have to promote every one of them.—German field marshal after conference with Hitler (emoted by Cologne refugee)., * » • With the advent of peace, we *will need a tremendous sales job—the beil selling and advertising brains of the notion—to sell a largo segment of the nation a "go ahead" spirit instead of n "wall p.ncl ace" policy.—J. J. Newman, vice president B. F. Goodrich Co. RICHARD eveiYN WAS i VIRED FROM THE It. s. AT THE AGE OF TWENTY- EIGHT AS FOURTEEN YEARS LATER, A FAMOUS AVIATOR AND EXPLORER, THE GOVERNMENT MADE HIM AM WHAT TWO FOOTBALL TEAMS PLAY FOR THE StfOWM -JUG'' TKOPHY • SCIENTISTS ARE PRODUCING BEES WITH uweER TON&UES, SO THEY CAM WORK ON WE FILL ALL DOCTORS' PRESCRIPTIONS AND SAVE YOTJ MONET STEWART'S Drif Ster e Main * .L«k« Pk«» MM PRESGIIPTI01S Fresheat Stcek Guarantied Bfjal Pries* GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy, 61 CEILING PRICES Phone 2291 rag ANSWER: University ot Minnesota and University ol Michigan. NEXT: The ke-coatcd equator. • In Hollywood BY KKSK1NK JOHNSON NKA Staff Correspondent Raise the hand ol Jack Benny as the winner in the ad lib battle of the century. He left Fred Allen. Hob Hope and Jimmy Durante speechless. And that, brother, deserves a special Academy Oscar. It happened at "Christmas Command Performance U. S. A.", Hollywood's Christmas present lo Uncle Sam's armed forces overseas. It v;as the greatest radio show in history and we'll tell you all about it Inter. But right now you're going to hear how Benny mopped up the stage with Allen. Hope and Durnntc. 'Hie four comics, plus Jerry Colonna and half a doxen other slars. were called back to. the footlights immediately alter 'the for n group picture with the audience. The Army photographer was slo\v adjusting his camera. Somebody iiari to say something. Hope Anally started it with a crack aboui his profile which caught Benny am Allen flat-footed. There was a moment's pause Our Boarding House with Maj.Hoople Out Our Way By J. R.Williams When we tc- pair the 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, corunlcte shop. 60OO HEWESJS. DID 50ME FOUL F16MO REMOVE IT 1 GOOD GOSH.' H3W KIM A GUV KNOW DOM'T SVORRY ABOUT MY WAIST RECORD GONE .'-BRIGHT HERE i POSED WHUT IT'S ALL ABOUT \ OM THERE --WHEN MY I MUST EVERY NOOK £>>: ' OP THE TO\\1M BEFORE WITH YOUR HIP 1. REDUCTION! SIZES / I MARKED OM THERE \ N.. AND HER WAIST \ LIME AM 1 OTHER ) STUFF? , WAIST RECORD G£Tt DOWN) TO THE PUMY SIZE Or THAT MUSCLE Or YOURO, THEY'LL BE PACKIM' ME OUT OF HERE IW TH' LAST STAGES OF ,. ANEMIA.' ,-^ M ITU TriB P01KITBD tHf\T WHV MOTHER.?, GET GRA^ AJf"" »•"•«• -, yelled out: , "Hey, you ushers. Stnncl erect am! give this joint a little clnss." The audience howkd. KENNY KT1U, MUM Benny still couldn't Uliuk of any- Itnni; to say. Neither could Allen, so e started mugging. There were anther tew seconds of embarrassing Hence. Benny and Allen smiirmed. \ncl then lienuy let go. He reached nlo liis Docket and pulled out the rkini; lot ticket for his uutomoljilc "I didn't mind doing this snow or free," he announced, "but who he h—— is going to pay tor tins larking ticket?" Thu audience roared, then an- )lan<led. Allen, Hono and Durante verc speechless. They knew they Vere licked. The ad lib battle of lie century \vus over. Benny grinned happily, the photographer took :he picture and everybody went iiome. As we started to say. "Christmas Command Performance U. S. A." was the greatest radio show in history, Too bad. neighbor, but icre was a mo- y<yni never liear it. It was a two- then Durante hour show recorded by the Armed Forces Radio Service for the boys and Rlrls overseas. The record will be played in lonely command posts. mess halls and briefing rooms from the Pnlaii Islands to the western front on Christinas Day. Bob Hope did the master of ' ceremony chore. Starred on the i' .show In addition lo nil the comics •. we've mentioned were W. C, j Fields, Judy Garland. Danny Kayc; 'Kay Kyser and his orchestra. Dorothy Lamour, Frances Lnngtord. Vircinia O'Brien. Dinah Shore. Ginny Slmms, Sirencer Tracy. Spike Jones. Xavicr CwgiU. Uic Ken Darby chorus. Lee J. Cobb and Sfclppy Koneler, with Ken Carpenter as nn- nounccr, MaJ. Meredith Wilson conducting his Ol orchestra and Sgt. Bob Welch holding the pvo- •<"V«| ductlon yclvis. ' 5l 51.000,000,000 WOUTH Dlnali sting "I'll Be Seeing You" and proved why she's <i great Ol and civilian tavorltc these days. Durnntc sang 'Tin the Guy Who Holds the Mortgage On the Ranch That Has the Sheep That Supply the Wool (or Lana Turner's Sweaters." It was ft billion dollars worth ot talent. No sponsor could heve ai- fordcd to pay the bill. Everyone, donated their time and tnlcnt for FOR SALE —Soybean Bags— —Seed Oats, Wheat, Barley— —Spear Feeds— Blytheville Soybean Corp. 1800 W. Main Phone 856 ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES- GIN AND MILL SUPPLIES AT PRESENT our stocks of repair parts are as complete as during pre-war times! Ptit your plants in shape for Fall NOW. WE GIVE SERVICED**!! us day, night or Sunday. * Belting * Steam Packing * AH Size Pipe * Belt Lace * Pipe Fitting! * Crane Valvei Gin Saw Files and Gummers Hubbard Hardware Co. Berrlar BljIheTllle 25 Year» GERMANY WILL TRY IT AGAIN By Sigrid Schultz L'nl>}-ri|:1il. mi. !•>• SItriil Si-lnlllK! l)!,lrll,iil,il lif Xlv.V .SlTVlct', Inc. >ls on American newspaper correspondent in Berlin from 10!0 (o 1941, Sigrid Scfiultz sniu at first hniid tlic cuoits Ihnt led /rxmi World War 1 (o Worlct War II. And £/ic suv> l'ic ocJiinrl-tfie- scetics preparation for the coming "ii'flr-iii-pencc" tliat slm tuarns mmj culminate in. World Wnr HI. This is flic story oj Germany's plnns (o loin the pence, plans Ciot cuoi noil) ate beiny 7>»t into effect. « * * XXX TpVERY one of the German •*-* underground leaders whose confidence I enjoyed felt very deeply- about exemplary punishment of Nazi criminals. Tho underground for years has collected evidence on tho crimes and depredations of the Nazi Parly members, o£ sympathizers among their countrymen of all classes. The great burden of fiuilt, however, is shared by the people who have had some measure of power: the Junkers, aristocrats, professors, industrialists, businessmen, officials, besides the army. There is no way ot knowing, of course, how many such files, whose mere existence constitutes a menace to tho holder's life, will have survived the weapons if proper psychological pressure is applied. This must under no condition be understood to mean that we countenance the establishment of a German militaristic government. For German army leaders should never be- given a chance to repeat their performance of 1918 and ot the following years, when they were able to hide behind the He- public, claim they had not been defeated, and regain power. They will not be able to do so if we make use of them to enforce the consequences of defeat. * * * army leaders who, in ^ J collaboration with the underground, mole out court-martini sentences to German war criminals will automatically do everything in their power—lor the sake of their own personal safety—to convince the population that the punishment is just. This will reduce their chances of organizing; made lo run their own show, with responsibility placed squarely on their shoulders, the more quickly pacification can be enforced, pror vided they are made to realize; that none of the tricks \yhic|i' worked after World War I can; serve them after \vorld "War II,,. » * s " . T?/E spent. 25 years being frigh}- cncd of chaos in Germany andi making concessions to the Germans because ot that fear. ; They will cry chaos again, and still again. Yet why should we send a single United Nations soldier to save Hi em from the chaos they have invoked? We want to help. Then let US concentrate on helping the umacl- ated people in Germany's .neighboring * countries, the innocent victims of pnn-Germanism. The Germans are nothing if not realistic. When they see that crying "Chaos! Chaos!" will not bring us running to help them, they will promptly settle clown and control the chaos themselves. Certainty there will be bloody clashes, but they would be and should be Germany's affair. We will have to remember that war. But without exception these underground men insisted that punishment be administered by Germans, cither directly or through transfer of those recognized as criminals by German courts martial. They spoke time and again of tho clanger that tlic Naztfled minds among the masses might elevate to martyrdom men and women executed by foreigners, without German co-operation, whether or not they deserved death. The non-Nazis within the German army have weapons and access to weapons, When it becomes sufrlclently clear to them that they Uncle Sam's boys and girls, And i cannot hope for peace os long as It's a show they'll never forget. >' Nazi criminals are at large, they -5. Except for losing his ad-lib battle c . an nnd wi . u I l 1 ? ke use >° £ U' cir one more conspiracy against whoever, tries to build up a sane government in Germany. And the new government chiefs, knowing how tho Republic was tricked by the army in the past, will be on guard against an army camarilla even if it has helped bring about the overthrow of the Nazis. German psychology being what it is, there can be no doubt that he decent German elements would lave a better chance to take over jovcrnmenlal responsibility with a certain amount of prestige it there were no open occupation o£ Germany by the United Nations. That rigid control will be necessary is self-evident. But this control could probably be exerted more elYec- lively from bases in tho ring of iron surrounding Germany than it could be from within. I have seen how occupation worked in Germany after World War I, before the whole of the country was trained for nationalistic propaganda. As a consequence of observations made at that time, I am deeply convinced that the quicker the Germans are Nazism will retain a great appeal for the Germans, even in defeat- It taught them to co-ordinate tho power of the whole nation. And they will never forget that for a time they almost ruled the wholq of Europe. They have been thoroughly indoctrinated with tho thought that German strength is the basis of nil life. Their decent, humanitarian instincts have auricd in decades of wrong t ing, wrong thinking. They won't accept correction from us. Under some slable form of government, chosen by themselves, the better German elements can emerge again and assume tho di^ rection of Germany's re-educatiom They can teach the Germans t(i fulfill their genuine talent for cooperation and constructive work:, which is evident whenever the* abandon their dreams of conquert and aggression. Our contribution toward real world peace is to keep on gu&rd-»< unremittingly—eternally. At wf : first sign of weakness on our p*n» they'll try it again. THE END • !
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