The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 30, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, October 30, 1944
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«J.'-','- CQURIEp NEWS NEWa OO. . , , -* ,j, BAMPgL- < T..WC«fiia, Editor J*MBS^A> PATENS, Xdremsbtg Mui^e —_J>Ml AHreWsinj? RepreMnUUreg; WUxter'oo', New 1 York, Chicago; De- ii«»«v ifempbjj. ' Aflernoom Except Bund»j •• Enten<d,u, Moond cba nutter «t the post- otfloe 'at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under tct ot Coa- fj October 9, 1617. Serted by the UnJtad Pres* SUBSCRIPTION RATIO , By curler In the city of BIythevlUe, 20o per week, or &i per month By'mail, within a radius of 40 miles, MWper >ear, $200 for'slx months, |100 for three months; oy mail outside SO mile zone f 10 00' per year pajible In advance. .. . Now Playing at the Capitol An Army offitei attached to the Military Affaiis Committee thinks thai motion pictuics might help the' senators keei^ up with, the'' war. Perhaps ive're old-fogeyish, but we find the news a little disquieting and beset by many problems. , We are fond of both the Senate and-the movies. But hpV will they work- as a'team? To begin 1 with, where will they put'thc scieen? In the interest of good moiale and 'good-'reporting,..'it couldn't possibly go on the press gallery side of the chamber. And wherever it's put they're going to lose oi^e good block of seats mid cieate a bad angle of vision for olheis. Theie have been times when the- Senate could easily scat all'its visitors in thiee sides of the; gallery: But'free movies would likely be quite a drawing card—and we don't mean to disparge the present quality of s'eiialorinl entertainment in saying so. The senators won't want to offend their constituents or the press with' bad scats. So it looks , as if a wholesale architectural revision would'be the only solution. ' This is just supposed to be a wartime mensuie. But would the senators want to go back to the old arrange-' men I of sound and'no" pictures? And besides, senators have to stand in line to get into Washington moviev houses the same as anybody else. ,0nce they showed signs of jwanting to retain'movies in :the semi-privacy'of the Senate chamber, you • can: ttet that Hollywood would Bounce upon them. Newsieels and' documentaries • would' „ give way to regular features. .World premieres might take place on Capitol 1 Hill Hollywood would surely be lavishly persuasive, foi there.-would be much to^gaih Think of the publicity'' value .of a Senate opening— "Colossal!'.' says Senator Bieeze m the Congressional • Sec- onl . ,..,'., ., . Bui \\oild piemicres woiild bring up another problem—seating. Lobbyists' , would no longei be content to stand' around in the lobbies. Pressure groups would press for aisle se'iits r in rettim for then support. Representatives, who have a habit of chopping in'on the Senate anyway, might vote to shelve the tax bill m facor of Abbott and Coslello, and come over en masse. Then there would be a problem of ethics vs' % esthetics. Could a; Republican fan of Betle Davis or Orson Welles publically sanction the Senate showing of a film starring these Prominent Democrats? Would Democratic senators stand'for Republican Bing Crosby, even with Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour thiown in? Yes,-there would be a lot of problems and drawbacks. But Senate movies would have at least one strong recommendation. They would; certainly help to make filibusters endurable. American Underground The story-of- the American "urider- ground" is beginning to unfold with' the landing's' in the Philippines. It is a ; story which: makes civilian life in occupied Europe r alm6st; p'lensjaiil by com-' paiison. Members of the European re- .sibtaiice could move ab'rbad in daylight and live a sei-nbknce of- normal life; at least until- they were suspected. But American civilians in' the Philippines knew only hiding' and flight from an enemy more brutal, than the Nastis. Wliile skin was a death warrant. Ono storyJhns been.told of the civilian o'ri Mindanao who escaped with hV wife and child and lived and fought with Filipino (guerrillas. When'his wife, became too ill ; to-move and the Japs were approaching, He'shot the woman and child, fh'eri he,turned his gun on the Japs and killed many before he himself was killed. That is only one story, a .story of tragedy and of' humane courage. This man did not know when rescue might come, if ever. But he knew his enemy, and what awaited his wife at their hands. So he took her life and his child's and gave up his own in a lonely, hopeless fight. At home we have been hearing a cross-fire' of charges to determine the responsibility for' our linpreparedness in the Philippines. As these charges grow increasingly political let us not forget to examine them' honestly and make sure that they are worthy both o'f' the' victims, and' the avengers. Modern thought in Ancient Verse For whatever it may contribute to the arc-tliorc-i!)iy-goo(UGermans discus, sion, and also as a. reproach to the IhaigaraiiH '(who can't say they: weren't, warned of their present plight), we submit the following stanza, written by an unk'nown Hungarian, a follower of Rakocxi, some 260 years ago.. 0-Miijryaiv think no -German (rue, No matter how he flatters you;' For though his promises invoke A letter bigger than your cloak, And-though lie add (the big poltroon'!) A seal!to match the harvest'moon, You may be sure'he means not well May Heaven blast his soul to Hell! __ BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER,. NEWS Another Postwar Problem Some of London's, top tailors are talking about postwar lounge suits whiclv would button at the throat like the present British battle' dress, thus eliminating the need of collars, cravats, and probably shirts. And what, one wonders, is to become of the Old School Tie? •SO THEY SAY India is ahead of China in the motlcrnizalion of its cities; but chimv excels in' clear Ihhik-ing ImHa's. problems aro those: of a- diseased mind- she needs a psychiatrist, while China needs a psycnoloBlst.-Dr. George 13. . Crcssey, Syracuse U. geographer. • * *, I am quite certain that no one will seriously question the' emergency war powers ot the President, or the: emergency'war'-methods of business so hug as there is nn emergency, but emergencies are intoxicating and so fa power. They- prolong very caslly.'-Chnrlcs E.- w'llsoii, presicleiit Cienebl Elect-ric do. • • •' UNRRA'ls jiist on (he threshold of one of the'greatest relief activities the world has ever seen. It will-go ahcnn. It has to.-Col. Win. c. Clinnbr. sibi OUNCES SSkSlkll f/I lpil '~ ' ' Oh, flosl), lol'.s caiifol our plans for the usual wrecking '• .'—helps so scarce we might have lo make the repairs 1 , - , .oursflycs!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD ; Ferguson STANOW6 ON THE EG}UATOK , IN AFfJICA, HAS _IN A PULLMAN UPPER BERtHi.WiT ^ SETUP TOLIEDOWN, AND GEf S ARTHUR HEINE. . * "_": . -i - !'•*-> ^ f . • * i *7, ARE VE&ETARIANS/ ,g® 10-30 • In Hollywood By ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent BEHIND THE SCENE: Every me director Ernest Lubitsch meets irginisx Bruce he winks at her id says coyly: "Wa.s it a nice resin, your Majesty?" There's quite a story behind it, nting back to Virginia's speaking ie in "The Love Parade. 1 ' Jcnn- ,tc MacDonalci and Maurice Che- nlier were the stars. AL tlic time ihe wqs living with cr father, mother, and young rother, Sinn, in a two-room partnicnt. Papa nnd little brotlier ook (urns rlecpitig on a mattress the floor. Papa was .selling real to . slate and Viiymla wns trying nd a movie job. Finally it happened. She was ast in "The Love Parade 1 ' nnd the nmily, of course, fienrcti she \vn.r ic star. But Virginia hod only evch words to say as- the leading dy-in-wniling ...... to Jeanctte. Jcnn- :le turned to her In one scene nd. sntd, "I bad a dream lost Ight," And Virginia replied. "Was and', franc were just around the coracr. ' . • * • STRAIGHT rJI>, OR OVER? , Sir C. Aubrey Smith ha s appeared opposite three gchern'llous of feminine stars nn<! doesn't mind r.dmittine it. In fact, all the hens in. his chicken yard are nnmeil lor r his ravorites, including such relebrlties as Eve Moore and Maude Adams lo such conlcmpd- rary- stars as Tnllnlah Bankhcad and Joan Dlondell, with whom lie's been working at Ihe moment in "Bon Voyage." This story' lie tells with relish. All but one of the hens had'a prolific egg-laying record. When the recalcitrant hen finally came through, Sir Aubrey burst excitedly .into a (<?a party hk- wife was giving with the announcement: "At last!" Tallulah has laid an egg' 1 '- Too bad the cameras couldn't photograph the best comedy of the year—the off-stage feud 'between - - — : — • - — Our Boardihg House with -Maj. Hoople Out Our Wo BOV, SOU'LL BE 7HE ADMlRATIOM OF PEOPLE PER MILES AM' MILES ALONG OUR ROUTE WITH SUCH A GESJUIMt OUTFIT. HAVE GfZAKJ'PA'S CWERIL Wt\R OUT!T TO USE PER DDAV'5 PRACTICE MARCH OF OUR. mm^MK^ 6ORM THIRTY *<EARSTob SOOM 'f^py'^Sert'S^ia-"^ mlninTof ^l ml predicted Virginia would never Pleasure.- It all sta.lcd whmihnfa MC her name In llghi.,; n wns protested that Mike was handimg only one line of diiilog but slardom her loo roughly in a love scene. "Listen," spoke up O'Shea, "you have no more sex appeal for 'me Ihan .a picket fence." From there on the riot was on' with no words barred. ' . Sight (o the week: Little Margaret O'Brien signing autographs tor .1 group of kids outside the main gale at M-G-M. When Greer Garson walks by, Margaret deserts her fans to get Grecr's autograph! Other day we quoted scenarist Morrie Ryskind as saying his latest scrip was terrific. Wires Morilc: "I am not the most modest guy in (lie world but r never have s.ilti any such thing about anything t ever had a hand In and how right I've been. 1 ' 1WS WAS NEVER MISSED In the good old prewar clays Hollywood cmitti rent an entire railroad, If needed, for n motion picture scene: But times have changed, as lllus- trntcd by a 40 passenger bus used in the Danny Kaye comedy "Die .Wonder Mali." The bus could'be used only three hours dally, tr>o off hours of tho'local transport'sys- tem. It was driven to the studio 'at 11 o'clock arid quickly given a coat of the distinctively maroon paint of the Brooklyn system In place of the Los Angeles yellow. At : 2 o'clock' the Brooklyn'paint telephone rang while I \va , in the bathtub rcadinff'fhe Iler- Inld Tribune. I heard Mrs. Wati kins shuffle along the hallway and (pick up the receiver. After a mo| meht she thumped on the bath; room door, "It's for you, Mr, Kab- j ateck," she said. | I'd been walling for (hat balh- f room for (lie past 45 minutes. First ; Miss Salemson had used it then : Mr. McNeil, nnd finally Dr/Ganz : It was always the same routine : Salemson, McNeil, Gnnz, Riiskm , and myself, but. Ihis morning I'd . beaten Ruskin lo it. He'd knocked . on the door a couple of times unr [ Id told him I'd be out right away ; "Get that number, Mrs Wat ; kins," I said. "I'll call back later" ; .She gi-unled so'methirig and shufried down the hallway I ; turned the pages of the Tribune ; and kept on looking at the Help ; Wanfed acis. There was a lone lisl .ranglnjf.all the way from Advertising Man to Zoologist (Assistant io) with coliiinns of Salesmen in between.. But there was nothing for me. : 'r was' just (ecling around in the .bottom "of the tub for the soap when Huskin timidly knocked again. He Hrst cleared his throat m that irritable way of his and then said, "I'm sorry lo bother vou .like this, Mr. Kabaleek, hut I was wondering if you'd be out pretty Tn ,. !>VC t '° t an "PPOinlmcnt at ' ; "Don't be soiTy, Uuskin," I answered; "I£ you've got nn appoint-?M"V : ymv . e ' eot im appointment. 1 11 be out in a jiffy." . 'ri>is was a simple applicalion of Dale Carnegie's formula. You bend over' backwards to agree with people ami (hey think- you're' a swell guy. Then you keep ort doing just as you please. About.. 10 . minutes '.later ' Ihe water became lukewarm and 1 realized I could afford to be mag-- nanimolis. I got out of" the tub- pulled out tiie plug and walked over to the wash basin to clean my teeth. In three minutes I was all through. ' Mrs. Walkins come, in front the kitchen witli my bacon and eggs, she laid a little slip of paper on the table. "That was the gentleman that called. He didh't : give his name but left this number. He wants you to call him back as soon as possible." The number was Dawson 8-6649 and I wracked my brains for a moment, trying lo figure out who il might be: The number didn't mean anylhing to me, so I went upstairs to gel my liltle notebook which was lying . on the dresser. The number wasn't in it. Somewhat intrigued, I went over lo the pay phone near the entrance door. ' Then I remembered 'thai. I ivnsh'i dressed yet. "I Wonder if yon can loan me a nickel,\Mrs. Watkins," I said, popping my head into- the kitchen. job, a quick drying water compound, was washed off and the bus returned for the late afternoon peak traffic. Boll Deflects Build GABY, ind. (UP)—Joe Grccvich was shot accidentally when a'bul- let' ricocheted from a steer's fore- lead and entered his right side. He Was holding ihe ox in the' iisnn] manner as a ca-worker fired a shot lo kill it. The bulls hide was tougher than' most and the bullet bounced off. : FARMERS We have plenty;of Iron' Roofing anfl Rough Cypress for ;barris,^and sheds. 3 Year FHA Terms < it Oesired. E. 0. Robinson Roaches, RaU »nd Mice eliminated. Contract icrvlce tn put control. Biddle Exterminator! Free E»Um«tCT, IIS 8. Third Phone Z751 WE FELL ALL DOCTOKT PRESCRIPTIONS AND 8AVK YOU HONKT STEWARFS D r • i A L&kd rfe»* tftts PRESGKIPTIW Fmttort Stock Gn»r*nte«* Best PrleMi Kirby Drag Stores When we repair the shoes they are tnily ' renewed. Fine leathers, materials a'ni highly skilled workmanship make the footwear smart, new'"looking besides adding miles and miles of comfortable wear. - Come to the modern, complete shop. ••M fl kTCR'S »• Q&ftUTY, SHOC SHOP .' I Zt, W. M fl I N S-T.V-: "I'm alraid I can't,'/ she replied Vo t narTc? ' -" IV ° °" Iy Bot clinics/ 1 ' * " " I wasn't asking her for an ac- ounling; just.for ;i nickel Thank you, Mrs. W»tiiii K " T aid. ' * a, Besides rny,bacon and cess verc probably: Betting cold and I ecidcct the call^ould wail -.-WAS back in my room, starling - lo gel dressed, when I ranem- _'_c;i IMLV i- -j2^™ c ,.,ii j , .. nickel from (he pocket of my "coat* which was hanging over the back of a chair, and: went downstairs again to dial Dawson 8-6649. A girl's voice, answered. It sounded familiar, but for the moment I couldn't place it. "This is Kabatcck," I sa id, "Leo Kabalcck. I'm returning a call." The girl started to say something when- the phone was snatched away from her and B.oggio got on the line. "You must have broke a .leg eeivci- from'one car fo (iie 'oilier"' Look," I said, "you're forget-' tmg tins is a phone conversation ' Maybe you'd bciicr save the, rest for later. I'll be right over! What's-' the address?' 1 . "57. W. 72nd Slropt An 30V," he said. "And 'r,r> : c snappy." g getting to that phone," he grunted dispensing with preliminaries' "What the hell was all (he delay about?" The thing that always amazed me about Boggio was his habit of getting straight, to the point. I hadn't seen ,hirn' for the past si.\- monllis and here he was already bawling me out. "I was in the bathroom," I explained. '-'What's,on your mind?" There was plenty. The way lib tarted unburdening'himself you'd have thought that I'd put a nickel in a juke box. I listened for a while and then shifted the re- back to my room andl picked out a good-looking busi-' ness suit from the. closet Ifwas"a ; - tloublc-breaslert blue cheviot tor which Pasquali bad soaked me iiiontv. Material Jik= th.-f rwver wears out. It wasn't quite- so' stylish any more for the lapels' were.too wide and it had only- two buttons. But it still did somei thing lor me; . The chest of drawers yielded 'a'i broadcloth shirt which was prac-'- tically new and had been-saved' toe just such an occasion'. All' my' other shirts were either soile'd or"" badly frayed around ihe cuffs. Myt greatest problem was a' tie; I'veP never learned how to fasten one<: without making it look as if I've: been trying to hang'niyseifi There 1 wore about two dozen of them! hanging on a piece of twine'fas- tened by two thumbtacks on the: inside of my closet dbon i! in-- ! spec I eel them c a re f 111 ly 'and' fi nally : picked out a polka dotted brown'"' silk which had still retained'some! L of its virginity. After I'd slicked down my hairv I put a crisp while handkerchie'f!- m my breast pocket, grabbed my" hat, and hurried 'downstairs. There! : was; no .reason for keeping 'Virgil.! wailing too : long in r his presen't; 7 frame of mind. ' r' (To Be Continued j !. TIRE RECAPPING! I ^ 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. 10rtrt »i*' *i . ^ 1800 W. Main Phone 856 ELECTRJCAL SUPPLIES- GIN AND MILL SUPPLStS , AT PRESENT our stocks of repair parts are as com- 1 F il *f- v"?, 8 ™ pre ' wnr timcs! Pllt y° ur ' P'ants: In ; shape for F|.il NOW. WE GIVE SERVICE-call' us .day, night or Sunday. •••,'. :*£ Wn 9 B .-,. * Belt Low i S»eom Pockmg * Pipe Fitting. . All Sixo Pipe * Crane Valves Gin Saw Files and Gummers Hubbard Hardware Co* Dlylherille 25 Yeut DRS. NIES & NIES OSrfOPAfH/C PWVS/CfANS RECTAL DISEASES a SPECIALTY (exec pr CANCER; OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 t'Hnte 514 Mife ISIytheTillf, Ark. Phone

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