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-( JfAOTFOUI BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK,)'( COURIER NEWS fHE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS - •' , <- THE COURIER MEWS OO. , !j£ ,0 , , H. W. HAINES, PublUher : , , • BAMUKL F, NORRI8, Editor >„ H.-JAMBS A. GATFNB, AdTertisSng Manager / < Sole National Advertising Representative*: Wallace WtUner Oo, New York, Chicago, Detroit,'Atlanta, Uemp&la, i-FablUwd Erery Afternoon Except Sunday Entered a» second class matter at the poet- otpce at BlythevUle, Arkanus,-under act ol Oon,'.October 9, 1817. , Served by the United Press fe SUBSCRIPTION RATES JjBj carrier, In the dty ol Blythevffle, 20o per inek, or S5o per month. & By mall, within a radius of 40 miles, $4.00 per y'tar, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; ii mall outside 50 mile zone $1000 per year payable In advance. Military Men of Letters h< /™ Some day w'n>n the war 'is over it Should _hc the fascinating task of some scholar to examine the communiques, speeches and- gcneial pronouncements leaciei.s for militniy these statements can tlie light throw on and their of 0111 which 6ie jnen, then chaiMers abilities. \ Until tlu't time is at hand, it is enough to make the broad observation ihat om top gcnei.ils and admirals ex- i»ess themselves lemaikably well and ivith gieat vauety Their vocabulary, >vhen they address themselves to civil\an audiences, is fiee from military 4 r iditjv And they employ it with a directness, claiity, and very often imagination that many professional writers might' and probably do envy. • General MacArthur's utterances have the t)ncntal splendor and rolling periods of the Old Testament — due logically enough, acdbuling to reports, to his assiduous Bible leading. Admirals King and Nimifo! and General Marshall can condense important news into a model of stiaightfoiward reporting or (and especially in Marshall's case) can yifuse this almost blunt economy of expression with boiling-hot sincerity in public speeches ; Admiral Halscy contributed a satirical ard gracefully contemptuous comment on th? Japs' inflated victory claims when he mfoimed Admiral Nimitz that he had salvaged his entire Jap-destroyed fleet and Mas withdiawmg in the direction of the enemy. <But best of all, peihaps, is General Eisenliowei's^ description ,pf war which a "visiting congiessman in' lhe general, "is like pushihg-"arheavily loaded wagon up a steep hill m a 'fog and never knowiilg when you arT going to reach the top. Sd you ha\e to push like hell all the time " •'..•• | In all. military literature it -would be h|rd,to find 4 moie illuminating sim.ile. Needless to say -the general was not speak irrg of- his stiategy or his armies' taclicspiieithei of which is the least bit foggyVbut of the unremitting effort neecfe'<f right up to (he hour and minute ipntTfe* enemy's final defeat. I Iif,these mcmoiable sentences Gen- eiJal^Eis'erihowei has impressed vis all Mtlr^the^daiigeis of complacency, aiid has-done it, to oui w.iv of thinking, far bettei than a hundied speeches on the subject. Those sentences arc something to cut out and paste up in home, office or factoiy Oi bettei, they are worth Isaimng and thinking arjplll- Thcy ofighf to keep us pushing. frifr-one day it finallj comes to pats m,-,t our halved, Fuehrer mast leave Germany temporarily, the Gorman navy will take him in Its care. TUe German navy Jnows till tho Island domains orthK world It has Ij-bcat base-, »- u l hlriiii" places In lhe rro t distant Eeas.-Gmnnn U-boat CQhimander 3roader Policy Mr. Churchill has informed Parliament that it will'be the British policy to let the Greek people 'choose their own form of government when 'normal conditions return, Would it be impertinent of us to ask if the Atlantic Charter, of which Mr. Churchill isj co-author, did- not announce as its policy the right of all peoples to' choose their own form of government, and without retaining any provisions about deciding what and when were "normal'conditions"? Strategic Retreat In Buffalo the 1800-pound stuffed bison which stood in the Central Terminal has'been moved to an inconspicuous and apparently safe corner of a museum. No reason was announced. But could be that some inual-iiiniKiy wayfarer, in a moment of mi rationed passion, had been trying to carve a hip slcak from the beast. Cravat Wanted Some of the infamous Pierre Laval's famous white neckties brought 300 francs apiece at an auction of the former Vichy big-shot's effects. Now what are wo offered for a new cravat for M. Laval— a little model in hemp, perhaps,. -which will satisfy all his future requirements in the neckwear line? 'i'tf, ta Uili Mluno «| •dltorlab tna andonemeni M to M ••kBowfedfmeut of ten* to tb» irtjeott ttitani. , What the Bible Is Not The good of a Bible lies.In the textual con- tc-hl.s, not In ILs ability to stop n bullet; Tlie same site and .weight of pure steel would mnkc a far better shield, if that's whnt it's wanted for. The Wiu" Production Board gave tliat warning over n-year ago. A Bible or any-other book, with or without a thin metal cover, will stop only near-spent bullets or shell fragments. Now, nc- omding to'the Fcdeinl Trade ;C.-jmmlsMon, tests 'show.lhnt the books woiild mnkc the wounds still moie? deadly by. calising, spreading at the nose of the' bullet. { '•' '" "," Purchasers nre being;'victimized by opportunity-hunters who cornered the supply of 25-cent Bibles," put on.metal covers costing at the most f. few cents, and 'then priced them for retail at $1.95 up. . Retailers who sell the books without repeating the extravagant claims now outlawed by the fl'C cannot be held loo greatly, if at all, to blnnie. But if the smart ones who stirred up the whole , demand really believe what Is between those covers, some of them may by now be living In some discomfort with' their conscience. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. •SO THEY SAT Now that'the enemy is cone, half our country rises lo accuse the other half.—Jerome Tharaucl, member French Academy. » « » I say to you that the welfare of the farmer nml the \vorkltig man go hand In hand. Neither can be. prosperous unless the other Is also prosperous. Sen. Harry S. Truman of Missouri. • » • The lc;:-s candy a child cats the better he Is likclj; lo be iihyslcally, especially in respect lo his teeth.—Labor Department Children's Bureau. • • • No matter whr.t b ('one to Germany alter the wr,r we cannot bring about n full measure of retributive Justice. Peace which will give Germany what she deserves Is impossible.—Prof. William Ebensleln of U. of Wisconsin. • » • We cannot find anything to attack. As a strategist he's ttlie Jap) a good ping pong play- er—Adml. William F. Halscy Jr. $ID| GLANCES *—' CO?B. 1M4 BT K» 6Emcr. We. T. M. StC> U. s. PAT. Off. So Jmic baked the school's prize pumpkin pie! That's • r news than some of the political stuff we've been ; ing, it you haven't shown the letter to even-body ! .. JiUown!" ""' •' ' i J)ctter .running, THIS CURIOUS WORLD V ( AUTOMOBILES HAVE BEEN JUNKED DURIN& I944/ WALKING TO WORK OR SHARING YOUR CAR WILL HELP CONSERVE THE NATIONS VITAL. CAK SUPPLY. ftE* SERVICE. INC. U. S. PAT. Off. . M3U OONT LIGHT A MATCH; mfOJ SCRATCH \T,"Says ANTHONY SOUSA, HAVE ONLY SfX i£GSV\ ' THE FLESHY CLASPERSTOWAK3 THE A1IDDLE AND REAR ARE NOT TRUE LEGS.'' 1 ' : NEXT: .Where did English Vyalnuls originate? "•' • In Hollywood BY EKSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent EXCLUSIVELY YOURS: With Jerry Gieslcr as her attorney, Mayo Methot is idling friends she'll ask pl-cnty of green in her schcd- ilc<l divorce battle with Humphrey Eognrl. The separation reminds us of what Mayo told nn interviewer more than n- year ago. "Boogie," she said, "lias thrown away some of the best scenes of his career arguing with me in the living room." • • * Ingrid Bergman will be starred In a technicolor film version of "The Scarlet Lily," the story of Mary Magdalene. Davlj O. Selznick will produce It from Rev. Edward P. Murphy's prize winning novel. Fdmnml !,o\\c and Vic Mcl>: Icn are huddling on a rcMimption of thciii popular film series, Sergeant Quirt and Captain Flagg. Katie Hepburn will introduce a new "pancake" hairdo—lop-of-lhc- head braids Hint stick out. over the forehead like the brim of n bai- lor her role in M-G-M's "Without Love." House with Maj. Hoople Oat Our Way By J, R. Williams MAKING WITH Trte O'CLOCK Fl^i^Jee^^s Nf\e BLOWER \NMTIMS WEED A, CH&N6E OF COSTUWB, RlROU\TO~-^TEP UP AND TKVOW THIS MECKTIE FOR. SlZti HERE'S -IH- COMPLETE BLUE PRINT OF ALL. TH' RfeCOIL -1ECHA.KJ1SM-A WOSV RIGHT HERE IS — LESSEE- THAT POOR GUY.' I MEVER SEEM A MAN GIT OUT OF A COA.T SO QUICK.' GOT CAUGHT IN THAT MACH1ME-- HE MI6KTA BEEM KILL ED--HE t-1AY BE 11 AIMED PER. LET OIO VOD D1DMT SEE IT, VOL) FATHEAD.' DON'T MAKE AM ENEMY--NOBODY EV.SE SA\V IT.' KEVEP LET A MAM KNOW SOU SAW HIS STUPIDITY- LET HIM GlY BACK 1MTO HIS COAT AM' LCO'< UKE \ NOTHIW HAPPENED .fej AM' HE'LL. LOVE EV- EEYBOpy-EVEM •:Lindn Darnell's maid, Hazel, has teen promoted. She'll play a cook h Linda's next movie. V Add incon;i!umi.s siglils: -.my • award iviimer I'aul nklng rhumbs Murray. (By Stanley Copy::./ NKA Ser\ ntnfmteck, lately •a n contract (o tnu of rnt'lfclecr mil <-nu-rjirl.|... Tim sTonvi 1.1 ItroL*, hug ulKi Imndlc (hi- le^ti VJr«ll Iln^Klu'i KuNiilet-k lit iki lll>uu< lite lirniUKCiiifjil "bul~Vhi ii'rn are IIITK* and, li.ilj,-., lluis- Kiu KuliU „,. liiiTliuluulliig imiier j'pHE Orst thing I did was rush | to the bank, cash the cheek, j and open an account. It wa^only i when I had the crisp new check : book safely in my pocket that I j really feJt that everything was [the way I'wanted it to be. Some!how I'd been afraid that Boggio j might change his mind at the last : minute and stop payment. Now j it was loo lale. ! One of the strangest, lljings inboul the human mind is its re- jmarkable adaptability to new cir- icumslances. This minute was one !of the highlights of my existence land I should have been half crazy iwilh joy. And here I was, walk- ling calmly down the street ,and I making plans for the future. : I After awhile 1 realized J was 'famished, so I went into a drug- Jslore. I sat down at the counter, 'ordered a ham sandwich and a cup of collce, and then laughed at myself. I'd just been thinking j about the adaptability of the .111- ijnan mind and yet I'd uncon- jscioiisly followed the same impulse of leaner days. With a check jbook and two hundred bucks in jCash in my pocket, I should have :gone to the best joint in town to ; celebrate, and here I was in a drugstore swarming with twenty- five dollar a week saleselerks: ' J The boy shoved the sandwich at me. "Something to drink?" he inquired. ; "Coffee," I said. No wonder we were on opposite sides o£ the counter. I always order my coffee' together with my lunch, and invariably the soda jerks ask me if I'll have something to drink. Today I let it go. I was in too mellow a frame of mind to make cracks, In fact I looked at tho fellow with a sort of. genial tolerance. There was only a narrow counter between us but it separated eighteen bucks a week from two hundred and fifty. And we were both about the same age, and I bet I didn't start out with any more advantages than he had. "But for the grace ot God ..." I murmured to myself. • ''Anything wrong with 'the sandwich?" he asked.' "No, buddy," I said. "It's fine." * * * ^T dinner that evening, Mrs. Watkins sprung the news on my fellow boarders. "Mr. Kabateck Is leaving us tomorrow," she said. "And I'm sure we'll all be sorry to sec him go." I bet they'd be sorry. Salem- son would be prostrate with grief. They all stopped eating for a moment and looked at me. You'd have thought I was moving out ol lhe White House instead of that lousy two by four excuse for a room. Gansie was the first to break the silence. "Well, Leo," he said. "I hope it 11 be a move for the better." "Yes," I said. "In a way." By the blank look on my face they couldn't tell whether I was inoVing of my own free will or whether Mrs. Watkins -was so tired 'of my being'-constantly in arrears that she'd politely shown me the door. You could sec they were all dying to ask 'me questions but didn't know how to begin. Ruskin nervously cleared his throat. ' "A new job, maybe?" . "Ulvuh."' This was lots of fun. I was being coy on purpose, and the way I had to be coaxed to give out information you'd have thought that each-word was a pearl dropping from my lips. The least inquisitive of the bunch was McNeil. He'd just grunted and FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1044 continued "bating"." liuTl could EC? that Salemson was dying, Finally she was unable to restrain herself any longer. "Are you' remaining in tho city?" she asked. That was just like her. She was too genteel to come out with the direct question: "Where are you moving to?" and had to use a circumlocution. I thought I'd make her sit up and take notice. "You'll probably find me at the' Columbus Towers," I said, cnsu- ally. If J'd .suddenly started taking off my clothes and paraded'around the table in the nude, Salcmson'sl jaw couldn't have dropped lower/ "Why don't you make it the Waldorf?" she asked. They now began taking me seriously. Maybe it was the tone ol' my voice, or perhaps my sup- : pressedfcxcitpmenl was beginning! to creep out all over. The sus-' pense was becoming unbearable for all of them. "An inheritance, maybe?" queried Tluskin. There was a long pause and then I let them have it. "Ten years ago," I began dramatically, "I helped an old lady across the street. Her hands were shaking* and she was poorly dressed but I treated her as i£ she were my own mother. Although she asked me my name I never gave it another thought. Last week she died. After they'd given her a pauper's burial they ripped open her mattress. And what do you think they found?" You could have heard a pin drop. "What?" breathed Ruskin. "Bedbugs," I said. Was I getting- hammy! But' they 'all went into convulsions, with the exception of Salemson- who shuddered. , "1 don't think that's funny," she said. At any rate the general curiosity was dampened for the time being, and I was able to continue eating without going into any embarrassing explanations. If a fellow knows how to mingle truth with fiction and has people guessing all the time, he can always keep the situation well in hand. {To Be Continued) Alexander ("Wilson") Knos's after-picture gift to film cutter Barbara McLean was a gold medallion bearing the inscription: "To Bobbie: Who cut a President ami got airay with it." If yon want (o tmy more War Bonds SELL US THE FURNITURE IfOD ARE NOT USING, for cash! Also liberal trade-In allowance for old furniture on new. Alvin Hardy Purn. Co. 3",1 E. Main --, I'hone 2302 WE FILL ALL DOCTOR!' PRESCRIPTIONS »ND BAVR YOU MONK? Drat Main * L*kt ttr t rk«»> tsn Stock Guaranteed Best Pne*. Kirby Drag Store* EUncr VIUCAMIZ1RG Tire A Tab* Repab Cctten Belt *JL. * •. Kwj. II (ftrmtttj with Koftor Aft. fU.) Acad- I.nkas lessons from Arthur WI'ANCE . A pest invited himself to Bud Abbott and-Lou Costcllo's table at Bud's night spot, the Hack Stage, ind was attempting to impress the comedians with his success. Two people walked by and waved hello. Beamed the pest, "People who don't even know me are saying hello." 'You really will be successful." Abbott interrupted, "when people who DO know 'you start saying hello." .-Warbler Mercedes Marlowe is helping Jackie Coogan forget, Ramsay Ames. - Singer Helen Forrest and Fclcr T,awfcrd aitt a new Iwo-somc. '. No truth to reports that Republic will film a movie about the horse that threw L. B. Mayer. Prediction: Hoagy Carmichacl's latest tune, "My Christmas Song to You." will be a holiday hit. It was introduced by Georgia Carroll. • Stuart ICnvin is hack on Hie Warner lot for the mo.vic "Pillar lo Tost." His five dogs are hack with him, following him all over (he lol, from pillar to post. Happy holidays for Veronica Lake and Deanna Durbin. Their divorces will be finsl early in December. David Niven has a picture deal with Sam Goldwyn immediately niter his release from the British army. For Sale 285 Acres »f improved Highway «1 fo«r milea south of Bly- theriUe- C.-G. Smith Try opr "Own Marlf" \\t ICE CREAM Ole Hickory tan Factory Method ' * * Our newly installed equipment includes a CRANKSHAFT GRINDER, BORING BARS, PISTON GRINDER, BEARING RE-SIZER. LINE BORING MACHINE, CONNECTING ROD RE-BABBITING MACHINE,-etc> ! .....,.-.,• Our men are factory trained and use faclory\ approved methods. Take your truck, car or tractor to your own dealer or garage and have them send the motor to us to be completely rebuilt! S ; * * John Miles Miller Co. Bfytheville, Ark. fr.ra Jj M«'- J - D»nny Ka.vc (Sylvia V y '• is writing a Kroadway shou". '-=! i Danny will nol lie starred. \ ! i I | J J ' Vine) No, ! i Tiick film cnriiiif.s have two slu- 1 <11os fidmonlshin'; Audiences not to reveal the plot kickers. "The Princess and the Pirate" and "The Woman in the Window" have the surprise endings. MISCIII: Little Jnckic Jenkins Inll down and skinned his nose between scenes of "Our Vines Have Tender Ornpcs." "After tlits If you fail dosvu," ditdcd director Roy Row- lanrij "will you please ffill brick- j wnrdsj." ' FARMERS We have plenty of Iron Roof-: ing and Rough Cypress for barns and sheds. 3 Year FHA Terms if desired, E. C. Robinson Lumber Co. |\\'ork Isbne rc- lairs are made licrc willi the same mcllcu- l""s rare used for most expensive slmcs. Our leathers arc long \vcaring* ami Hie best available for this vhar- aclcr work. If you want wear and comfort try us. DON EDWARDS "The Typewriter Man" I ROYAL, SMITH, CORONA, AND REMINGTON PORTABLE I TYPEWRITERS | 118 N. 2nd STREET . PHONE 33821 (Every Transaction Must Be Satisfactory) ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES- GIN AND MILL SUPPLIES AT PRESENT our stocks of repair parts are as complete us during pre-war times! I'ut your plants in shape for Fall NOW. WE GIVE SERVICE—call us day, night or Sunday. * Belting • Belt Luce * Steam Packing ' Pipe Fitting* * All Size Pipe • Crane Valve* * Gin Saw Files and Gummen Hubbard Hardware Co. Berrlnj Mlythrvllle 2S Yean Planters Hdw. Co., Inc. home of SHERWIN-WILLIAMS PAINT DE LAVAL MILKERS and SEPARATORS GOULD'S ELECTRIC WATER PUMPS • U. S. BELTING and PACKING CANDLEWICK CRYSTALWARE COMPLETE LINES OF,HARDWARE . Phone 515, HlytheyiHe, Ark.

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