The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 7, 1944 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, November 7, 1944
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)'' COURIER NEWS'"-' IBB PLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS n: B. W. BAINES, PublKIxr „'•> ' ; B.UIDS. P. MORRIS, Editor - t'JUaS A. PATENS, Advertlalnt Man»g«r ' Sole National 'Advertising Repr»ent*UTe«: WkUiee Wttmer Co., New York, Chicago, De- -^^AtltnU, Memphis. r Published Every AKernoo* Except Sunday '*' : Boteiod *i second cUss matter at the port- offlce it Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Don^ rrr , October 9, 1817. Served by the United Pros -V ' SUBSCRIPTION RATES \TSj curler In the city of Blythertlle, 30o per week, or 85J per month. *B? mall, within a radius ol « miles, $4-00 per yeir, $2.00 lor six months, $1.00 lor three monttn; , aj i mail outside 50 mile tone |10,00 per year In advance. to the Big Push 1 ;'|English and Canadian forces in rfpjlaud ai'fj 1 fifjhtinjj iiml winning one crtMhe war's'most important bailies. It is'fiot oiicof'-thc'speclaculai 1 bailies, as compared with ihe invasions of Krance and the Philippines, the dash across I\r|nce, or even the reduction of Aji'chen. Rtit it will certainly rank as one of the decisive, steps toward Allied u, .1, ±..^ . ;.. • victory. ' / 1' . , -,..:•;: •i'Slugging doggedly, striking brilliant-*- ij'jtwilh Commando >'tactics, fighting \yalst deep in water for possession of n risk of ground, these tough, sloul- ij^rted fighters have struggled for the j|r6at prize of Antwerp. And soon supplies for the invading Allies will be streaming through this great port. Then it can safely lie prophesied that , tlie really big pushes will commence. >{«Antwerp is one of the world's chief harbors and ports. It was so '100 years ag6, when as many as 500 ships would (inter the harbor in one day, 1000 i'or- ejgn merchants were numbered among tljfc cosmopolitan population, and 2000 cJjiHs a week would lumber in and out tyith goods of a flourishing European commerce. jJ'By the treaty of Mncnster Hie Schelde was closed to navigation from 1648 to 1863, with two brief interruptions. But in the years that followed ijie reopening Antwerp again became fjlrjiajor P 01 't- Natural inland waterways XVJeVe supplemented by a system of can- db|. These, with the growing Allied j£pld on rail transportation in liberated j=Wance J and Holland, will soon be speed-' " ifll material almost To the fronts from'- j^ltwerp's 30 miles of docks. Hi Of course the Germans have de- f s^royed many installations. But they •eannot hope to impede Allied progress seriously, not with the bitter knowledge fchey already have .of Allied engineering and improvisation. {};The inspiration that led to the floating concrete harbors • towed from Britain (which German air reconnaissance saw but couldn't fathom) enabled we beachhead to become the world's second largest port in the early days of fte invasion. Only New York harbor 4<$cmmodaled more traffic. The trucks of;the "Redball Express" and the engineers who laid oil pipelines almost aVfast as the armies could march formed;a connecting link between the impro- yyied harbor and the fighting men. ;|;It has been superb teamwork, to the Jjlory of G. I. stevedores and truck drivers as well as infantrymen. Now, with Antwerp at the Allies' disposal, the Ma'zis can prepare themselves as best ey can for the final, smashing blows. f s Life , |r|There ha\c been quite si few critical , .comments over the fact that Field Mar- smil 'Sir Bernard Montgomery, has sen to name his well-beloved canine after the Nazi Fuehrer. The con- census seems to be that what has ha{)- pened to Sir Bernard's ."Hitler" shouldn't happen to a dog., The Hard Way . A crusading army of 77,000 British housewives have signed a petition to Parliament asking that they be given a legal share in the family income for housewifely services rendered. Maybe British wives are different, but it hardly seems possible that their American sisters would tackle the slow and cumbersome process of congressional action for the same ends when it's so easy to go through a sleeping husband's pockets. '• , Too Tired/ Maybe We shall always wonder why the Democratic, National Committee failed to round up the present, in rebuttal to the "tired old men" charges, the 85- year-old coal miner now in his 74th year of underground work, the office worker who got a $10 raise on his hundredth birthday, and the Broarlwny actor who, at 87, headed for Hollywood and his first screen test. Ambrosia The Japs have conceded a "wonderful new food"—a tasty tidbit of rotting wood and starch, fermented and sun-dried. If Hitler, as hinted, sails for Japan via submarine when things get too hot in Germany, he ought to be in good shape to tackle that austerity diet. Rumor has it that times arc already so bad at home that he has given up his former rich diet of Persian rugs and is currently munching on domestic hall runners. • SO THEY SAY Tlic first thine "you must do Is establish your authority. The Germans arc Impressed by discipline nncl firmness. You can create the best Impression by immediately Inking strong action against all Nazi criminals.—Resident of captured Kootgcn, Germany. - • 9 • . Think about the fact tlml | each family hns someone nt the front 'and that, many families miss their fn.lldn husbands and SOILS: Your playing around, tyoutVrnJBliig 1 hell hi general; and ' your immoral behavior hurt these people.—Ocr- mail army newspaper. • ' • « You do not solve anything by merely saying you will have policemen. Whom arc they to police? Who is to direct them? What" arc the social aim.'; of the people who have direction of the police? The Gestapo is.n police force.—Jnrtics .Marshall, New York Board of Education. * • • As tlie wi\r comes to a close, Latin America Is wondering whecllier we will continue cooperation or will assume the old attitude or superiority. TJiey have contributed generously to the war effort, often completely reorganizing their economic life so we could .have the raw products we need.—Dr. Samuel Guy Inman, lecturer. J • • The hospitals on the east coast are filled and now It's necefsary to send our wounded to hospitals In the mid\vest and south away from thickly populated centers of population. It's no longer possible in all cases lo get tlie wounded man in the hospital nearest his home.—Mnj.- Gen. Norman T. Kirk, Army Surgeon General. » » • All capital Invested in genuine new enterprise should be income tax free for n period of five years or until the owner of such capital has received his investment back . . . provided the investment Is one in which two-third of the capital is spent on labor and materials.—Vice President Henry Wallace. » • • We In America have prospered magnificently beyond the prosperity of any other country in the history of the world precisely because the urge to self-improvcincnl has been given free reign.—Eric A. Johnston, president U. S. C. ol C. SIDI GLANCES kY; ' i J<WV&V. ; '"' V : : ' '-^ptolwfi n ^wljii;^.^'^ iy$ i ^&&ff% te&y £%;•$•# t- xj. COPB. 1M4 QV IHA StRDicE.'l'm-./jrj'iit, Bre . u . s . f „ w "Bills, bills! Sometimes 1 wish for the good old days ! when we didn'l have any money and life wasn't so com-; • i>licaled!" ; THIS CURIOUS WORLD ,% WBfltm IN SOUTHERN UTAH, BURIED IN THE CUFFS FOR CENTURIES, NOW ARE HELP- IM& WIN THE WAR/THE ANCIENT HEARrs OF THESE STONE TREES YIELD UP TO 50 PER CENT URANIUM. USED ON LUMINOUS INSTRUMENTDIAIS. IN DENVER, COLORADO, THERE is AT£ILORIN& FIRM THAT MAKES UNlFORfAS FOR A/AZ/ OFF/CfffSf •,. ^OFFICERS INTERNED i ANSWER: Domremy, France, about; 125 rp.iics southwest of Paris. NEXT: What is the ivoria'sj.iirfcest creature? • In Hollywood BY ERSKINF. JOHNSON NKA Staff Correspondent A young lady named Lauren Bacnil, the p. a. snltl, line! brought new type of glamor to the screen, ihe wnsn't beautiful but wrts nr- •csling, he said. "A throaty, sulky, ill)try, seductive feline," he en- hnsed. "A Gnrbo in skirts." So we looked ti|> this thronty, sulky, sultry, seductive feline, who s the talk of Hollywood following her screen debut opposite Humphrey Bogart in "To Have and Have TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1944 CLICK &y $hw!siy flaky Coprrfckt. IM4, NBA Srrvlc*. lie. Till! STOHVl I.tu Kaltuleek, l,Ue- Jy broke, l« Jji the uiotifr uuw tJint lit 1 * pilnif Irirnl udvlwer tu iwkrlvrr Vlrull ll.itnlo. He- linn twit moved Into (be ntvnuk Ou- JlimbuK TimiT*. IluKKlu'H nt'l rrjvnil, Cinder, /kiniouiieeK Kbv J» fuinlji^? over fur fi JiouMe-ivunti- Intf. Ht>K;rl" IH «ju* nf Itnvn. Uln- K-fi- jn'itkvM it |»l">- fur KubuU'rk but h*"'w nut liilvtufj; uuy, Hllu ttUUUCl'K OU(. ' VIII T wasn't until I was shaving • next morning that I decided ,'hat to do.fJ<could have kicked myself for having, been such a damned fool. Who was I to take hat holier-than-thou attitude? That statement abput remaining joocl friends was about the dumbest tiling I could have said to a woman like Ginger. Immediately after her departure I'd been. pretty sore. I'd shifted Til the blame on her. Why did she have to bounce out like that nercly because I'd hinted we were jeginning to tread on dangerous (round? Was that an insult? Couldn't she have taken it in the spirit that it had been said? And :hen I'd started pacing ,back and forth, trying to figure out how I should have handled the situation. I wasn't only annoyed because of the unpleasant taste the whole thing left in my mouth, but also because I don't like to feel I've made a mistake. '• *" ' The sight of the remains ot our dinner and the empty champagne bottle had.irritated me so I'd sent for the waiter. He must have been surprised to find me alone, but didn't show it. lie merely inquired if everything had beer satisfactory. I don't remember what I barked at him, but he wheeled the carl out in a hurry My entire evening had been spoiled. All the joy of • moving was gone. Bui this morning, with the sunshine streaming in through the bathroom window, things began to look different. When a fellow'c shaving it's a good time for him our times. Liuircen »'ss shaking so vlth nervousness she couldn't light he cigaret. Other day she started work in icr second film, again opposite Bo:art in "The Big. Sleep." knew how :iandlc Ginger. 0 formulate plans. And shaving '11. this place was an entirely pain- ess procedure. * * » |>Y the time I was through I i i i was going (o She'd been so anxious to come over not because she wanted to see the apartment jut because she wanted to see me. What better opportunity could here be? Boggio was out of town and here was a perfect excuse for paying me a She'd figured out what she was going to do even before she'd hung up the receiver. I should have known belter than to Imagine that the champagne had anything to do with her frame of mind. The more I thought about it, the better I could see how her inmd.had been working. Here we were, Ginger and I, thrown together by our relationship with Boggio. We both hated him and —even though I didn't care to admit it to myself—feared him. But we also knew how to play our cards and make Boggio come across handsomely for whatever he was getting. , .Since Ginger's relationship with him was based upon purely financial reasons, she was going to be careful not to jeopardize hei standing. I bet one couldn't count the guys who'd made passes at her but she was smart enough to play the role of the faithful little woman. For if Boggio was generous he was also jealous and didn't set a very high price on human life. Ginger no doubt feared that a .new boy friend might eventually have become-indiscreet. That is why she had decided—reluctantly no doubt—to stick to the straight and narrow path even though Boggio wasn' precisely the type to satisfy her exacting temperament. And then she'd discovered me : I was the perfect soul mate, had the same reasons for discre tion as she had. And since I'd uddcnly come up In the world, 1 his was the appropriate moment. Now, more than ever, I'd wish to 1 ema!n Jn Boggio's good graces t was all so simple that a. child could have reasoned it out But the strange thing was my own frame of mind. I'd never nought of Ginger as being accessible to me and I try to avoid desiring that which is Inaccessible. But now the situation had changed. She'd practically thrown icrself at my head and the rea- ;on I'd bungled was because I'd >ecn taken unawares. ' * * * [ HEARD the bell at the end of A the line ring and ring, and I .vas beginning to think Ginger ivasn't in when she finally answered. Her voice was thick with sleep. "Hello. "Oh, hello, Ginger. How are you?" She grunted something that could be construed any way I :>leascd. I let it go and continued in my most cheerful manner "Hope I didn't wake you up, Ginger. Maybe I'm calling a little early." "Virgil's not here. He's still out of town." "I know, Ginger. I don't want to talk to Virgil. I want to talk to you." "You needn't bother." "Come now, Ginger. Don't tell me you're still mad." "I'm not mad. I'm just not interested." If the telephone line was sensitive to a drop in temperature it would soon be snapping in half a dozen different places. "Now listen, Ginger, I only wanted to tell you—" That's as far as I got. She hung up on me. I waited for a few moments, then asked the operator to get the number again. The phone rang for what seemed to be an eternity and at last the operator cut in. f "There's no answer." "That's all right," I said. "Keep on ringing." • , At the end of the line the receiver was suddenly 'yanked off the cradle. Still no answer. This was going to be harder than 1 thought. (To Be Continued) NQTICE The undersigned, J. G. Htirgett, 'reposes to erect a building Ifi ft.x 4 ft.; of concrete construction, on Lot 8, Block 10, located approxi- nately 200 ft. North of Lee's Gin, o be used for business purposes! (Signed) J. G. Hargctt. 10;24-31-11|7-14 CAUI) OF THANKS We wish to thank our friends and Uso the American Legion for their dndness during the services held or pur husband and son, Pfc. Roy Eugene Mitchell. Mrs. Roy Eugene Mitchell Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Mitchell Conner N(>wk The lady had double-crossed the press agent. Slie wasn't wearing n skirt. She was wearing slacks. VHcllo-o-o-o-o," she said, In a voice way down here. "Don't overdo it. rinrlinj;," the \i. a. said playfully. "Johnson is Just one of (he boys." The throaty, sulky, sultry, seductive feline looked a little embarrassed. She ignoicd the p. n. and curled up, long legs beneath her. in a big chair, she's a big girl. S-G'.-i. Then she smiled ami gave up one of those down-under looks, holding'tier'head, down with'eye up. Bui despite the nice smile and th down-under look the interview go off to a flying stop. The t. s. s. s. feline was weaving h dog-tag'bracelet with her 'name on It. Could we sec what was on 'the other side? "No," firmly. KKAU.Y IS DIFFKUKNT But the press agent was right. Lauren Bacnll didn't fit the usual Hollywood glamor girl pattern. She WAS different. Her blond hair is streaked and tawny, her mouth is overly big and her teeth are small and jagged. Her nose wiggles when she talks. But the seductiveness is there-rill the eyes, the throaty voice and the cat-like grace. The face Is easy to look at, hard to forget. Tlie Indy. and her discoverer, director Howard Hawks, refused lo let Hollywood makeup magicians touch her, she said. "They wanted to give me tlie works—put caj>s on my teelh and fix my mouth and darken my hair and pluck my eyebrows," Lauren said. "But we wouldn't let them. I would have wound up looking like ^r Boarding House with Maj. Hoople Out Our Way IT TAKES TrtE EWPIR -LOST TWIN BROTHER 6TME BU11.DM6 TC > FR<m SHftMGRt-LfV' T. JfALlOtU^Blin: GET I STOOD HERETMKlMG TO |> ~-TH»S TROSArt HORS& TAG OECOV FOR. 10 BEFORE T_ ^ HE STUCK THE DUWW/ QMXSHT ON IT VJ<XS J( OKi 6UKRD W THE PIANT AjFORGER>/--- j WHILE HE ROAMED THE IN IT LIKE A CLOCK, AM 1 IT J.R.Williams / LISTEN)--L1STEM.' DOWT TURM IT IMTO A SPORT--1F YOU'RE LOOXJM' PER QUAIL 1 AM' RABBITS, GO ( OUT IM TH' COUNTRY.' SOD otiirt MONIRCH foods -in [ml n Good I S«T« 60% OB TRUSSES Slee) and Elaallt S T E W A R T' S Drag S t•r• main & l.akr Phone 2822 nothing. "I'm nol great beauty. Unless n girl's features nio perfect, like Hcrty Lamnrr's, the best thing to do is to leave them nlone." Wns It trite that director Hawks hart, sent her out imp the Hollywood hills five hoiifs'a^day to shout lines at the top of her lungs to develop that husky voice? "That's not true," she said. "My voice always has been low and husky. Mr. Hawks snict It had to be cultivated. So I did a lot of reading nloucl to myself. But no howling in the hills." MHS. HAWKS FOUND HER The screen test was made eight months before Hawks cast her opposite Bognrt. in "To Have and Have Not." She had been studying at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts', appearing in a couple ol flop Broadway plays nnd modeling when Mrs. Howard Hawks sau her picture in a fashion magazine cover and had her husband bring Lauren to Hollywood, , New York,,-born, Lauren <rca' name Betty) i; decided to bo an actress alter graduating from Julia Richman High School. She lives with her mother and n cocker spaniel named Droopy In a small Beverly Hills apartment. First time you see her In "To .Have and Have Nol" she asks !3o- unrt'-fov a match nnd lights a cig- :j^_l larotl'Thcy line!'to shoot the scene [Work slioe re- 'pair.s are matlc here with the same mcticu- _ care used for most expensive shoes. Our leathers are long wearing anil the best available for this character work. 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