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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)", COURIER NEWS .WEDNESDAY, .NOVEMBER ,1, 1944 IHE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER '•*. THZ COURIER NEWS OO. 2 ' RW. HAINES, Publisher . I", •' SAMUEL F: NORRIB, Editor * JAMES A. OATEN8, Advertising MtnagWf. . , % Sole National Adverting Representatives: »»ll»oe' Wltmer Oo., New York, Chicago, DeMatt, Atlanta; Memphla.' , PuMtohed Brery Aftemoo» Kiccpt "Enteivd is second cl&ss matter at the port- Snce at BlytheviUe,- Arkansas, under act of Con- ftess, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press '•I.-' • SUBSCRIPTION RATES tf By'wirier In the dty of BlyttusvUle, We pet ifeek, PI 8So per month. . '* Bymall, ^llhin a radius of « miles, $4.00 per vear $100 for six months, $1.00 for three months; Of mall outside 50 mile zone $10.00 p«r year •able In advance. France'and De Gaulle t-sFnmee-.would rise again.'That faith Has been vindicated, ' ta Udi oriau of edlUtUi ITMI •ntenemcoi M fc w *feM>*MciMet *l 'tin* fa UM Mbjeett SIDI GLANCES The New Deal Goes Overboard •• What began almost literally as a Tm<Sjnair"battle by Gen. Charles Do ifeaulle'more t tlian s four years ago has finally 'beeb'comfluded in victory for She.-Fj-ench leader and for the country iwhich he lias so honorably and Ureless- $y served. By the belated but inevitable Action of the United States, Britain and Russia, the French Provisional Govcrn- &nent has at last been recognized and ijhe barrier, has been removed 'to iFnmee's. ''progress toward her rightful |)lace among the great nations. <j It is impossible to divorce the re- iirth of France from the person and ^contribution of General De Gaulle. Cilice the. dark and desperate day in JuWof; 19-10 \Vhcn he landed in England and began organizing shattered French resistance he has personified France's determination to come back. ' France in 1910 was riddled by defeatism and stunned by the swift impact of German power. There ihust have been few of General DC Gaulle's countrymen in those days who could share his conviction that France, though she had lost a battle, had not lost a war. But the seed' of courage which he planted grew find spread, inside and outside France. General De Gaulle was not and is not a politician or a diplomat. He appears to have been stubborn, committed at times to. policies which he though best, at the expense of broader considerations. But despite the factionalism he had to contend with,.timl.•.which, this government in particular s~e'enfis to have encouraged,' the ' inescapable fad rd- mained that General De Gaulle had the backing of the great majority of.non- cqllaborationist Frenchmen. . Tom Wolf, the NEA Service correspondent in France, toured part of the' country with General De Gaulle soch> after the liberation, and has sent baclfi spme'jnteresting -impressions' of the French leader. He is austere aiid rather colorless, says Mr. Wolf. A painfully shy man, the general covers this difference with an abruptness that could be mistaken for short temper. And, according to JMr. Wolf's report, he is awkward, ineffective and totally unimpressive as a speaker. In short, General De Gaulle is no glamor boy. And that perhaps is one of the most encouraging things about him. France once followed the dynamic Napoleon to the brink of disaster. In pur own day Italy has suffered grcvi- ioiisly for her misplaced faith in a color- 'ful ^personality,,, while Germany now faces destruction because she succumbed •to an insane, hyponotic spellbinder. There ,'is : no adulation of that sort in France's admiration for Chaifes De Gaulle. It is an admiration and en- thusiam for Do Gaulle the symbol, rather than De Gaulle the man. Exiled and branded a traitor by the traitors of Vichy, this grave, forbidding soldier typified the unshakable faith that \ •No matter who wins It, this campaign will have done some good. ' ' 'it tins already forced the New Dcnl'lo promise lo (urii American./ Because he needs the' voles of people opposed to Ills administration's tmslc philosophy, t|ie President dumped that 'philosophy ' overboard, neck and heck, at Chicago last nlfjlit and substituted for 11 one that might have been taken slra.lBlit out of Gov. Dcwcy's tr/ccchcs. 1 Without credit, sialurnlly. 'Applause can wait a little, however, Mr. Roosevelt has mnde campaign pledges before this find later broken, reversed or forgotten them nil. But that he lias been obliged llnis publicly to recant on the substitutes is surely something. Mr. Roosevelt starled out InM nlclit by n.e- cuslng he Republicans' of copycalllng what he claims to hnvc originated and yelling "Me too!" nearly nil the rest of It was devoted to echoing Republican doctrine and, In effect, vociferating "Me too!" The man who lold us four years ago tlmt "our plant is built" and that air America hns left lo look forward to Is the admlnlslialion of what we have already achieved now declares tlml ours is a "Itmd of unlimited opportunity." The man whose towering bureaucracy har- rassccl, bedeviled; regimented, restricted, threatened and competed with private enterprise for eight peacetime years now saps that our future - "lies in the well-being of private enterprise." He says ho'lias- nlways felt that way! The man who spent $58,000,000,000 (to 1040) of public money trying to make Jobs by WPA met hide and wound up with 10,000,000 still Jobless now pledges such encouragement to Industry 'as will make 60,000,000 private jobs. the man who ;iiid tiie baby pigs burned and growing crops plowed under In pursuit of his philosophy of abundance through scarcity now calls for limitless stimulation of production and demand as the way to prosperity. The man who stretched three years of depression lo 11 by supertaxing. "regulating" and Intimidating business now propof.es thai ' the government provide the incentive of lower taxes on l.usiness properties to promote expansion. The man who 1ms talked and tnjked and clone little to constructive purposes how .',nys we have got to stop talking and get to work —ou. American lines. . • The '•man .whose -farm policies have cost him (lib bulk of the agricultural vote is no longer speaking .the language of the A. A. A. Gov. Dew'e'y said some things worth hearing about agriculture In his Syracuse speech yesterday. They are reported and commented on elsewhere In this issue. The man whose War Labor Board wants, lo 'boost wages because, it says, the cost of living .has risen by nearly one-half, tells us now that the 'cost of living lias been successfully held down. 'And so on and on. It 'is always gratifying when some new pilgrim sees Ihe light. But, honestly Mr! Roosevelt, who 'saw It first? : —LOS ANGELES TIMES. yen Copyright, 1914. NEA service, lie. "The old place hasn't changed a bit in the two years I ve been in the Pacific—that same guy was dishing out political kisses, bul it surely c'mi'L be the same baby! . •THIS CURIOUS WORLD By WBHrnm Ferguson BEFORE THE DAYS OF CONCRETE DIKES, STORKS WERE &IVEM MUCH CREDIT FOR SAVINfr THE LAND FROM INUNDATION, SINCE A FAVORITE FOOD OF THE BIRDS WAS THAT TUNNELED THROU&H THE MUD AND REED DIKES OF THAr TIME. ''YOU WET YOUR HAIRTO PUT CURLS > (N JT, BUT WETTING YOUR HAIR Q STAKES THE CURLS OUT"Says_ fr, A\ABEL /.MDPLETON, filafloriy fficft'stia* \ y 'J'HU STOIlVi VlrKil BoKKlo, blfr- tlme ruckelerr, nef«l« Ii-Bal ndvk't from Hh>-Jtfcr I.«H Kitlmlfck.' 'IhU i^rr.'^""'^.^^.'"^ 1 """"""'" HI T SAT there for two solid hours .listening to him, and by the • time he got through I had smoked I up an entire pack of cigarets. My jbody was bathed in sweal and my jhead was reeling. I didn't know i whether Ihis was all a nightmare 'or whether I'd gone mils or sorne- 'Ihing. | It was the most incredible iof petty chiseling, of racketeering, of murder. The entire slruc- 'ture of .a unique organization had ; been revealed lo me, and novi imany things llial had alsvays pup izlcd me about Boggio suddenly I became clear. I'd known nil along •that his business interests weren'l ' strictly on the level. I'd shut my 'eyes lo what I Ihoughl was petly and even grand larceny. But I : hadn't realized to what extcnl : Boggio had made a science ot ; crime and cold-blooded murder. ' -. Having lalked himself out, Bog- 'gio seemed to feel belter. I guess it was the first time he'd ever .confided thai much to any human 'being. But now I began to won: der i£ it wouldn't have been bet' ter for me if things had remained just as before. Boggio's the kind of guy who'll give you the shirl oft his back. And then he'll send you a bill for it. "V\'ell," he said, leaning back h his chair, '!now you know, everything."" He wasn't fooling me. .1 kncv that in spile ot all he'd told nm he'd also withheld plenty. Ti slart with he hadn'l used. man> names. Whenever possible h proceeded along Ihe lines ot In ormcr statements. He'd say things like "a certain corporation" and 'some fellow" and I knew he meant a gang and sonic thug or rigger man. I now began to understand svhy ,e'd singled me out for these confidences. I knew that he had other mouthpieces working for him—men much older arid far more experienced than I was. But lie didn't trust any of them. He didn't trust me either, for that matter, but I was the one least likely to sell him dojvn Ihe river. At any rate that's:'wliat he'd figured on. fum- lthen no- T GOT up from my chair, - 1 - bled for a cigaret and th ticcd they were all gone. I walked over to the window and.looked down into the street. "Nice view," said Boggio. "Yes," I said. I walked across :ie room a couple of times and lien sat down again. "Suppose a fellow got cold feet," said, "and suppose he wanted o back out of a proposition that lidn't look very healthy for him?" "I wouldn't advise it," said Boggio quickly, "especially if he'd once been involved in something or which he'd signed a confession. And 1 also don't think he ought to leave his best friend when he's most needed." That was a good one: Boggio talking about friendship. 'If a fellow like that got hurt," tie continued, "I'd say it was a case of Divine Justice." Boggio was actually waxing lyrical on me. I wondered where he'd picked up Ihe two-bit expression. 'Don't you think so?" he concluded. "Sure, sure," I said hastily. "I was just wondering." We talked some more and it was decided I'd have until next day to digest the fads that had been imparted to me. V/e would then get down to business and define our new and closer relation- ship. I was also; to make him ¥| proposition?along flnaneial lines and tell him-just how much l;ex- pe?ted lor my services. He as-' sured 'me that from that stand- . point I didn't have to worry.. He i was generous and I could expect a square deal from him. Boggio took my arm as we walked back to the living room. He had never done that before and I suppose he meant it as a friendly gesture. * * * r pHERE nrc certain periods in your life when you know a very definite change is going to take place. This was one of them, and I couldn't help being in a sort of daze. To start with, there was the knowledge that Boggio was a far greater louse than I'd ever imagined him to be. On the other hand there was the realization that I was within grasp o£ big dough without actually doing anything which would directly involve me 'in the more seamy side of Boggio's enterprises. It made me think of the story of the fellow who's asked what he'd do if he only had to wish for the death of a.wealthy Chinaman he'd never seeii and whose sole heir he'd become. I'd often wondered what I'd do if I were faced with that particular predicament, and here it was staring me in the face. I believe I know something about human nature and I'm convinced that you can judge men by the figure for which Ihcy will sell themselves out. Some will do it for live bucks and some for five million. Some for a dame they can't get out of their system. But (here's a price tag on practically everybody, and Ihose who don't have one are Uie exceptions to prove the rule. They're also saps. The price for which I was prepared .to sell out was a pretty stiff one. Thai already made me a fairly moral person. And moreover I could always talk myself into the idea that Boggio was exercising moral coercion on me. If I fell out of line he could use that confession be hi-jackcd out of me when 1 was too dumb lo know better. The thing to do now was figure out just what my price was. (To Be Continued) Used Car Ordinance CHICAGO "(OP) — With old cars WREC Ir * SO THEY SAT When \ve do force our way to Japanese soil, we must be prepared to face larger forces than we encountered In our landing in Normandy. There will be iv> guerrilla elements In the interior to help us. And the Japanese army will be bigger than it was at the commencement of the war.—Undersecretary of War Robert. P. Palterson. V * • Tlie American system has proven by Its miraculous record In this war that it is stronger than ever despite changes in federal policy and administrative mislake.s the past 12 years.—Son Joseph H. Ball of Minnesota. • • • The League of Nations did not succeed politically because the governments did not wan ib to. Any instrument will be useful only if the governments arc willing to act.—Dr. Carl Hwnbro, president Norwegian Parliament an last League Assembly president. getting older, Denver has passed they buy and lo make similar affi- an ordinance lo protect purchasers of used automobiles by rctiuiring dealers to obtain affidavits on the' speedometer readings of the cars davits when the cars are sold, according to the Public Administration Clearing House. 7 PLANT BREEDERS CHAN6ED THE SUGAR BEET FROM AN >4A*Vt/X»i TO A 8IEMN/AI-. NEXT: Mother iNjtuiie's bultcr coloring. In Hollywood BY ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Stuff Correspondent No cntie-pie or glamor-puss, 25- car-old honey-blonde Ann Eich- rds can't miss being ranked along 1th Inend Bergman and Bcttc Javls as a flue dramatic aptrcss. he's brand new in Hollywood — ou've probably never heard of her. Before release of her first plc- urc—the feminine lead opposite Brian Donlevy In M-G-M's "An \mcrican Miracle"—Ann wns a suc- ess. She was born in Australia, the daughter of a proud Yankee btisi- icss man, Mortimer Richards, who named a" New Zealand wife. He registered Ann at the American consulate I" Sydney, making it possible for her to choose, when she Became of age, whether she would become a citizen of Australia or o! the United States. Ann chose Uncle Sam. which partially explains her presence in Hollywood. Stardom, though, is nothing new to her. \ She was Australia's No. 1 feminine film star when she decided to see the lanrt of her father's birth, visit a grandmother in Boston, and some uncles and aunts in New York state and try her luck in Hollywood. She left Australia the day after Pearl Harbor was attacked, on the lost passenger ship leaving Sydney. The ship arrived In San Francisco on New Year's Day 1942. NOW ON THE AIR: in his own program NELSON EDDY Tune In Radio Station KLCH At 8:30 A. M. Thursday, Nov. 2 .Hear TKe .Facts About ; < 35 Our Boarding Hd.use with Maj. Hoople Out Our Way J.R. Williams GREW OAESMi, OFFICER..' THIS GR(p ~~ 5PUTT-TT.'- ALL -mis MO OP DOLLARS •• HE OtDKVT GET IT PITCHING M.lSTER/~~TUlS IS DVWWMTE DKtf SCHUL • LEO .THE LEG? LOOK A.T THIS ftOD H& LOOTED W_LThlE ClTV'S IM OSS; 1M IA1S. POCKET. BlG EMOOtoU SPURS CM TH' FKOMT O 1 VOUR FEET.' TH'WIDOVJ WILL GIT TOTHWVCIM' SOME OF US OLD TIMERS IS RU8BIM rr IM 'CAUSE SHE'S _. I' FASTER HOSSE9 AVJ' SLOWER OR ELSE BEIMG BRUTAL TO THEM, GIGGIMG THEM WITH WO, I TOL!? HER RIGHT AT \ TH' START I WON' FOOT.' THESE CATTLE SHOULD BE WORKED AFOOT, BUT 1 TOLD HER. THET AFTER TH' WAR. THOSE MEXICAN! SHE COULP GIT UMBLE- .—^—' DOUGHBOYS .WHO WEEPr,.) "V^ -HEV LEARMED TO SHE GOT IN A SHORT In Hollywood a friend, scenarist Carl Dudley, recommended her for the role of a girl who had lo age 40 years In a short subject he was writing for M-G-M. Louis B. Mayer saw HIP. film, signed her to a contract and Inter casl her as, Donlevy's co-star In "An American Miracle." Following completion ol the picture, alert, talent scouts caught Leo Ihe Lion napping while studio' executives discussed renewing her contract. Bctlcr offers came from RKO. Hal Wallis and David O. Selznlck. Ann accepted the best two —from RKO and Wallis. As we said, Ann Richards is no Clitic-pie. She has ti well-scrubbed wholesome appearance with natural J reserve and dignity and warm womanliness. She reads constantly, likes to go to concerts and seldom is seen in a night club. She doesn't smoke, wears Jusl a dab of powder and lipstick, has never worn nail polish or slacks. She has one brother. Roderick, a prLsoner of. the Japs in Borneo. He wns captured during Ihe fall of Singapore. Sim Is rumored] engaged to a man in the service, but she won't talk'alxnil it. HOW "HOJIEI.V," MY DEAR Although she finds Ihe United stales n«(j Australia "prcltv much •alike." she has town! "slight" differences. Not long ago, for example, she , was t?!!:!;? some friends about a • very lovely woman who had been her weekend hostess. "She's such a. homely person," Ann enthused. "In Australia," she explained "that means hotne-lovin? and domestic and is a very flattering term n Hollywood it earned me n vcrj mcotnfortnble few minutes before one tactful person took me and explained the sudden chill tha -.ad dropped over the room." in THE ELECTRIC HOUR Every Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. . 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