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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

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BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER'NEWS i HE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NBW9 • • - TR»<XXmm NBWS OO. / , H.'W. HAINE8, Publisher i, 8AIIDEL F. NORRIB, Editor * JAMES A. QATENS, AdYtrtlslcg MuugCT J 1 Sole National Advertising flepr«entat}v«*! Wallace Witmer Oo, New York, Chicago, Depolt, Atlanta, Memphis. , Published Every AJl«rnoo» Except 8und»y as senjnd class matte! at the post- ytflee »t Blythevllle. Arkansas. under acl ot Congress, October 0. 1911. • Served by Ui« United press .11 SUBSCRIPTION RAT» By carrtw In the. dty <?f girtbevllto, 20p per reek, pr 85c per month, - -..::;. ' By mall, within * radius of 40 mile*, HW per i«»r, $2 00 for six months, »l,00 for three months; jy mall outside' 5Q . mile . tone • |lp,00 per. year i payable In Advance. , ' But the!German General . ;! Staff Goes On Forever Americans arc the best informed people in the world—except when their infoimaticm doesn't mean what it seems, to mean. :•.-••... Americaiis know about the German Genual Staff. But we think of it as something like our own, a part of the military organization specifically charged with military strategy. In Germany it is something else, something far moie sinister. The German.General Staff is a mil- ilaiy .body, plus. All Gerrrmn foreign policy during the last 75 years has either been initiated by it or required its approval. Germany's internal affairs have been similiarly controlled. In plotting for war, the German General Staff runs.Germany, top to bottom. In his current best seller, "The Time foi Decision," Mr. Stunner Wells, late- of our State Department, takes great pains to elucidate these points. More important, he describes the German General Staff's schemes for tomorrow. This, of course, is where the American idea of a General Staff can only mislead one who does not think twice. Foi the German General Staff plans its wars increasingly on several levels. Americans know what happened in Fiance; by 1940, the French were thinking defense as enough, and defense wasn't. Why did they think h'Ke that? The German General Staff <-\r- langed it that,way. Total war means planning to control the enemy's mind. Precisely such plans are under way in Germany 'now; directed,' this time,' at other nations, including America, plans which can succeed unless Americans realize what they mean. They are military plans, yes; but that side of it is by no means the whole scheme. The German General Staff lays its plans to involve an enemy's economic life, his -.political life, his social Hfe, even his thinking which may he directed far more subtly than most Americans are willing to believe. The moral is clear. The German nation may suffer defeat after defeat. The German ruler may" be the Kaiser, or Hitler, or tonipr- row's most plausible front-man. But if ^the. rest of the world permits it, the German General Staff will go on schenv ing, and finding some way to put its schemes into effect. Amciicans must never again be deceived by descriptive terms, labels, innocent-seeming to our eais, but conceived in any spirit but innocence. j Homes for K-9 Veterans Dogs attached to our armed forces - have performed a real and valuable ~- service in this war. If they hadn't, the ; notoriously unsentimental Army :md Navy would not have used them. Now • I many of these war dogs are being dis- charged. Most 1 of them will be-returned to their owners, but some will be sold. , It probably will not he necessary to urge on a ciogrlo.ving nation the need for a "veteran rehabilitation" program for these K-9 veterans which Congress can't provide. Undoubtedly there will be'more'bidders than can be satisfied for these \var ; dogs 'which, after 11 tour . of strenuous duty, are now deserving of affection, cat-chasing, a warm comer, and other Comforts of a well-rejjglnted canine existence. But.it might be. well if commun- ities'where th'ese dogs are brought should welcome them as graciously as have the city fathers of Jacksonville, Fla., who have waived license fees for K-9 heroes honorably discharged from service. •Utcr «( •dliorWf tan «•«• art MecMtUy BM» tat to •* •ckMVbdiment of to. ten* to tto tab** OWN* < f, Makin' Land SIDI GLANCES tout. ix« ft HE* soviet, me. T. «. me. v. s'.rxr. orr, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1044 This Is the season oJ the year when the stone t.oal comes into its own. The Northern farmer may have decided to "clear" a piece of likely pasture or a section of woodland on one Of these brisk, fall days, in the river valley, along an upland road, or. in a back nrca where pockets of good soil offer opportunities. Time was/before the stone-free soil of the Palrie S(atcs called to the Easterners, that q pair of oxen furnished the power. Now, except In isolated instances, tt's t\ pnlr of horses or a tractor. But with either the stone boat Is a necessary helper. There may bo stumps If the area was cut over a while back; often there are scrub oaks, fray birches, and perhaps a beech or a pasture mtible. These make good fire-wood. The first essentinl for successful "Innd makln'" Is patience.. There has to be digging n round (he slumps, nnd, rooks; then the lonj; chain is hitched around. Grandfather, who was an expert and thorougly enjoyed the clearing of a new piece, always claimed the secret was to get Just the right hitch for the best leverage. Of course one can blast, but even so, there are pieces of boulders and long roots whlcli must 'be snaked qu.t. >"*"-, irllll'l Mnkhv Ia,ncl Is hard work, but a peculiarly satisfying task. It. isn't like the rush of haying or harvesting. It's the good lime of year before winter locks the land. Pulling the splintered, battered, old stone boi^t Isn't a joh for speed. But when ihe rocks and roots are piled out of the way, the land plowed ami the brown, moist earth lies in broken ijbbons, one hns the glow dial goes \ylth real accompllth'metU. It's a bit ol pioneering finished. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. fOTHEYJAT On recent clnys we even liad IreBh meat be- cnusc sonic of our cows tmve been klllcrt either by.treading on Qennnn land mines or by being pill out of aclion bj- your (Britisli) nxUHcry.— Nelhci'iniitler of Scliljnilel. » » • If the>' don't answer my letters I quit writing. After nil, (lint's a lot of correspondence for one grandrrm.—Mi's. Msirgnrct K. Morales, who lm.4 20 giiindspns in service. » • • I've iintl a pretty good view of the buttle Here the last few dftys. The German shmpnel rained, around my cars nntl tlicrc weren't raaj)y wlio would have paid nuioh rent for this place.—Lieut. Joseph Slilfnls of Gulfport, Miss., artillery observer nt Bardenberg, Germany. * * • If we succeed only In stemming (lie flood, then pur enemy will not hnve the strength let I to achieve flnnl victory. For us, loo, no joyous victory, but we can win 11 .ni'sce that will insure us freedom of life, freedom of nclion, nticl Mini is victory.—U.-Gcn. iiavick, Ocrmnn infantry cotnnmndei 1 In Italy. t • • • My theory was that of the old-time gambler —never give a sucker a chance. K (he Jnu was suckev enough to try to come through the Surigito straits I wasn't going to give him a chance.—Rear Adml. J c st e Barrett Oldendorr. "I've got a Navy V-12 student at quarter, a pre-medic al and al° the halves a 17-year-old freshman and a gUy t Bougainville and gotJiis.^medicaJ. • THIS CURIOUS WORLD ,, , AND AWNY OTHER • PACIFIC (SUNOS NOW MAKING HISTORY, ARE V ONLY ABOUT 2O,OOO YEARS OLD/ APPARENTLY, A 5-FOOT UPHEAVAL OF PACIFIC : LAND AFTER THE LASTICE THESE CORAL. ATOLLS ABOVE THE 5U(?FACg Somebody on HonarQ^Je Line Laurence Stnllings' story of a beautiful Viennese dancer who flees European Intrigue in 1865 and goes to San Francisco. En route she stops at Drinkman's Wells, Ariz,, and pcrfornis her Salome dance. The rugged citizens are so impressed they rename the town Salome — Wliere She.Danced, and it is still known by that name. As much as possible of the tap pot should be maintained in trans- ilanling nursery tree.s • 15 inc Mt?>YietNi inrtivWouiEs THE YELLOW COLOR OF-BOTH fSG YOlKf AND AS CARROTS. ANSWER: ^The raising of silkworms. NEXT: Our prpwine automobile junk heap; •^''•'V In Hollywood UY ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent Hollywood's newest tcmtnine star living In an nuto court acra?s the street from Universal. The young lady Is Yvonne DeCario. Technicolor cameras are glorylfy- ing her in the movie "Salome — Where Slip Danced." Yvonne is Salome, with a brand new contract at a foms[igure salary. And Yvonne has quite a figure herself. But her home is smaller than her studio dressing room. The housing problem is no respecter of impressive Hollywood contracts. Yvonne thinks she's lucky, though. "Before I got the role I was living ii\ a room with a single bed. \Vhen the manager ol the auto court heard about my getting the role of Salome he moved me into a room with a double bed. 'Nothing but the best,' lie announced, 'for Universe's new star."' But the studio was worried about Yvonne. After all, she is now a star and deserves something better than a building vyitl) a sign reading "Weekly Rates" out front. yon want to tiny more War ds SELL US THE FURNITURE YQH ARE NOT USING, for cash! Aba liberal trade-in allowance for old furniture on new. Alvin Hardy Furn. Co. 11 E. Main Phone 2302 GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing *nd fire Repair WADE COAL GO. N, E.wy. 61 CEILING} PRICES Phone 2291 n rax ALL DOCTOR*' PRESCRIPTIONS AND 8AVI TOD HONR STEWARTS Drif Sl«r e H»<B * i*k* n»t an PRESCRIPTIONS Frahest Stock Best PrlcM lirby Drag Store* [fiur Boarding Hoqse with Maj. Hoople Out Our Way ByJ. R. Williams \M«?, MISTER.— M.V j#?> EDITOR WANTS' TO !%& Khiovtf HOW voo 6R(\B6EO - - - - vs'tTHpurr so MUCU A pr- - ' PERFECT FUSING , TACKLE,AMD BROUGHT v . Hi N\'CRASHING TO E^TH LIKE A FELLEt) REDWOOD/ Di , ISKVT * SOOPLE HOOPLE— s?H" LIKE M •HPM"/ SlK &? MHET -±±zg-&f WH/ST IM THE WORLD. KIKO OF A SHAPE HAVE VOL) GOT INTO WITH THOSE PACKAGES? THAT'S EXACTLY VOLJR \ SHAPE.' IF YOU'D PUT SOUS HAMP OUT WHEW YOU STOP SO QUICK TO LOOK. AT STUFF, i \VOULDMT GIT MYSELF SO BUMPED OUTA, SHAPE,' WHV MCfTHEBS Q£T 6BW ,_ ....TIL . .V-.T./ In (he old days, she could 1m vi et\ied a mansion with a swimming ^ooi. At least a fancy apartmon ,n which still photographers could pro\vl firguiul for those "a^t home" liicLiircs. •IIFXP!' PLEADS FRONT OFFICE So Universal has gone to bat for Us "homeless" star. A mimeographed memo straight from the front office Is now making the rounds of the studio. It reads: "We have been asked to . help Yvonne DcCarlo find an apartment which will get her out of the court where she is now living. Will you please keep your ears and eyes open ' for a.ny apartments." A tough order thcso days which even .Hollywood's miracle workers can't solve. Yvonne is Hollywood's latest Cinderella girl. A fe\v months ago she was an unknown stock girl playing n background sarong girl in Dorothy tumour's new movie I "Rainbow Island" at Paramount ! She had been at Paramount for (\vo yenrs : Then the sUidio fnil«l to pick up her option. Producer Walter Wnngcr was looking for a girl who could dance sing and act in his natton-wlcle search for Salome. Yvonne's agent took' her to Wanger. she made a test and got the part. About the same time she was evicted from her Hollywood apartment when It, was soid. and she rented a room in that auto court Yvonne landed In (he movies two yeurs ago when Dottic Lamour went on a sitdown strike and said she would never again wear a sarong on the screen. Yvonne, dancing al that time nt Hollywood's Florentine.Gardens, looked good In a sarong. Paramount hired her 01 account of those jimgle romances make a lot ot money, but before Yvonne could climb into a sarong Dottle changed ho mind. 3o our heroine was -left in the background of such movies n "Rainbow island" and "The Road lo Utopia." Eight pictures to be exact. Then Paramount said they didn't need her any longer. SHE'S FROM CANADA Vancouver, B. O., Is Yvonne DC Carlo's home" town. Orcw up a Peggy lliddleton. Took dancing . sons there and starred In Lit 11 Thcaler plays after graduatioi Irom high school. Every summer shi came to Hollywood and studle ballet and dramatics at the chon olid Marco School. In 1941 sh became, q featured dancer at tti Florentine. Gardens. "Salome—Where She Danced" I When we repair the shoes they are truly renewed. Fine leathers, male- rials and highly skilled workmanship make the Footwear smart, new looking betides adding miles and miles of comfortable wear. Come to the modern, complete al^op. H-flLTCRS' , IQUflLITY SHOE SHOP FOR SALE —Soybean Bags— Oats, Wheat, Barley— *—Spear Feeds— Blytheville Soybean Corp. 1800 W. Main Phone 856 BA' Service. Inc. THE STORY: Vlrpil rioKEl... l>i B time racketeer, itoctl* lt'p;:i) nilr Tlce from Leo KrOmircfc. Till* RCCtKftltAtr » h!» trllut^ Kutinu.ok Ihc Inside Htory of MM VHM I'ntcr- p'rlKCK. KnlHiU'rk LH [ItsinriTeil nt <hrlr extent. ivMrli iiit'lurli\s nitirr irr, liuf rnn't Ijnrk out Hitu-e lloir- jrio lioldn nn InrrlrtilnnluiK* imiuT ^llh M«* nlpnnturr. Ilr is tl> ilis- co>!« fees \vilh llt^p:lu the next IV '^VOU'RE mils," said Boggio the nexl day. "For that price 1 could practically get the Supreme Court." • •'All right," I said. "Go ahead and get it." I rose from my cnair and reached for my hat, but Boggio glared at me. " "Sit down!" he barked. It was his turn to get up and start pac- irig back and forth, nervously clasping his hands behind his back. "Now before we go any further," he continued, "let's one thing clear. You're plenty smart, but so arc some other yqung fellows. You're not the only'one with brains." This was a change of tactics. "Look, Virgil," I said, "I'd be a fool to tell you my brains were unique in this world even it I thought EO. But I'd also be fool if I believed that someone else could step into my shoes just like that." This remark" wasn't to Boggio's liking. He reached for the phone and dialed a number. I liadn'l expected anything like that, so al I could do was sit there and look at him. He didn't take any no- lice of me. After a moment the call went through. "Hello," said Boggio, "I wan 1 to talk to Tony." » » » 'TWERE was a short pause dur. i- 1 ing which he glanced at me then he turned back to the phone I knew Tony by name although I'd never met him. Ho was on of Boggio's minor satellites and apparently he'd been trying to scjl spgjs Jwy^ &i?»3 e* ills by ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES- GIN AND MILL SUPPUES AT PRESENT our stocks of repair parts are as COK- plete as during pre-war times! Put your plants in shape for Fall NOW. WE GIVE SERVICE—call us day, night or Sunday. * Belting < Belt Lace * Steam Packing * Pipe Fittings * All Size Pipe * Crane Valves * Gin Saw Files and Glimmers Hubbard Hardware Co. Berrtai; Btythertll* Z5 Yean staled that on this sixth day of. ay, nineteen hundred and thirty- r ight, an agreement had been ade between Virgil Boggio, busi- : essman, on one hand, and Leo I [abatcck, attorney-at-law, on the • ther hand. In return for legal, icc to the Boggio enterprises, Cabateck was to receive rcmun- ration as follows: 1) a flat sum f fwe thousand dollars for past crviccs, payable immediately; 2) monthly retainer of one thou- and dollars; 3) a five per cent nlerest in Boggio's net profits. ""ho contract was to run for an nilial period of three years, ami hereafter orAions on Kabaleck's utiirc services could be picked up . r ith specified increases in salary. After we'd both signed, Boggio vrote out a check and handed it o me. I guess I was unable to •Ontrol myself that time, and the ook on my face must have made lim sore. "Satisfied?" he asked. "Sure," I answered. "There's just one tiling," he laid. "What is it?" "Lea, my young fritnd, you're ilenly smart. We already agreed on thai. But I'm no dope cither. You think you put one over on nc, don't you? Well take a look at this." ' i Ho pulled a slip of paper from.' us pocket and handed it to me. There were figures on it. "You will notice," he continued,' 'that our agreement is pretty close lo wl\at I'd written here, with the exception of the 5 per cent interest. I was prepared to give you 10 per cent." ; It must have been worth a lot' lo him to see my face fall. I didn't say anything for a moment, and! then stuck out my hand. j "I have to hand it to you, Vir-1 _il," I said. 1 I went down (hat hallway ngafn walking on Mir. This was the! biggest triumph of iny life. He! hadn't fooled me with that slip of; paper. He had scribbled those j figures after I'd made my first! exit. I could tell because he had! used my pencil which I'd forgotten on the table in the excitement! of my departure. When a fcl-[ low's really smart ho notices lit-j' tie things like that. i lie name of Craig. Boggio now vanted an appointment made. Vliilc he continued talking I did ome quick tliinking. Boggio hung up and turned iack to me. He didn't say any- hing; ncilhcr did I. We each vaitcd for the other to make the irst move. Finally 1 . did. 1 cached for my hat and stood up. put ovit my hand. "No hard feelings, Boggio." "No," ho said. "But you're a 'amncd fool.l' I started towards the <lobr and could see him staring at me just s plainly as if I had eyes in the Jack of my head. I expected him 0 stop me any moment but ho didn't. I opened the door and. still Boggjo d.idn'l.say anything. I walked out, closed the door ichind me and breathed deeply. There was still lime lo turn back ind tell Boggio I'd comb to his .erms, but I knew I'd be sunk After that little session he'd make rie look so small that I'd merely je another stooge. I started walking down the lail and then all of a suddei: decided I couldn't throw away everything just like that. I'd bluffed and lost. There was nothing else for me to do. } stopper and was about to turn back when 1 heard Ihe door open. "Leo," said Boggio, "I want tc have another word with you." * * * •"THERE was nothing wrong will • the way my brain was func tioning now. So I made a coupl of concessions as a sop to Boggio' pride, but still stuck to my bast demands. "D'you want the agreement in writing?" he asked. "I think it'll be more business like," I said. The wording of the contrac was naturally left to me. "Bu write it so I can understand it, Bosgio asked. It \vas a comforting little docu y^ »'hea J got through with i

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