The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 9, 1944 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, November 9, 1944
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iv r /Acaroui BLYTHEVILLE (ARK-.); COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1944 ' FEE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS '•V -•••' •}'TB* OOURKBHBWSOO. V' "r V- H. W. HADJK3, PubUsber > s , '••' BAMUKL P. NORRIS, Editor ( ' ~ JAMBS A. QATKN8, Adrertfcdnc UtnAfer ' Bole Nttiond AdratislDg n-pre*tnt«tl?e»: WslUce Wltmer Go, New York, Ctolcm D»- goH"AtUnU, Memphis. ' .PuttWxd Ererr Aftemoo* Except Buad»j~ < BirttnkJ u second clu* matter »t the port- offloe<»t Blythertlte, Arkansas, under act of Oon, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Preu certainly have to fight and win in China. It will be a hard fight. And the policies of what Brooks Atkinson, the New York Times Chungking correspondent, calls a "moribund and antidemocratic regime" in China may one day be translated into an added toll of American lives ousome beachhead of the China Sea. JL . BUBSCRIPnON RATES BT wrier In the city ol Blythertlle, 30c per ' weefor 8So per month. By mall, within a radius of 40 miles, (4-00 per >ear,'»3.00 (or six months, (1.00 (or three months! aj -null, outelde 50 mile zone $10.00 per year payable to advance. ,j j Facing Facts in China The recall of General Sti^vcll forces a realistic facing of a situation in China which most of us have tried to minimize or overlook. This has been easy to • do.-Fcw Americans have been in China. » Pew have tried to understand the vast social, economic, political and psychological complexities of Chinese life. AiuV , for those who have tried, China's ref moteness and a tight censorship have I made such an understanding difficult. ! « We have preferred simply to admire t (Siina in her brave and difficult war • ajfainst the invader. It has been easy to • admire Generalissimo and Madame Qhiang Kai-shqk unrcscivedly as sym- bpls of the new united China, and to believe tjiat they have rallied a whole people into a single-hearted effort and cheated the democracy ot Sun Ya't-sen's ({reams. ' • [•£ But books and dispatches by reputable writers returning from China have, in recent years, painted a less idealistic picture..They have told of reactionaries (some call them fascists and pro-Japanese) who are high in the Chiang government and exert strong influence on the Generalissimo. They have told of Gestapo-like police, of concentration *•* i ; camps, of bad militaiy leadership, extreme social discrimination, opposition to geneial education, and suppression of free speech. & And they have told pretty thoroughly the story of a tragic civil war that continues despite the interruption of •liapanese invasion. They have' estimated as tiigh 'as 500,000 the, body of crack Ctentral Government tioops which are immobilized for the purpose of immob- ittzintfthe excellent Communist armies, now. reduced to guerrilla 'warfare against the Japs. ^ Most of these writers, whatever their political complexion, have returned from visits to the Communist border region filled with admiration for the sjirit, cooperation and democratic life j|hich they found there, and appalled lijf the pitiful lack of means to carry on the fight. And most of the writers have beamed the Central Government for "_ failing, to help and for continuing the i dfvirstriiV J! Since General Stilwell probably Ipiows China as well as any American, iL is-quite likely that "Vinegar Joe" may have uttered some acidulous observations on the present situation which - led to his 'acknowledged fued with the ^Generalissimo. And since Chiang is head of the state there was only one • course open when he asked for General Stilwell's recall. > But, the 'Genes al's recall docs not erase..the causes of the feud. And this government is scarcely in a position to < t^eatenrwithdrawal of aid in order to ttffcee a l government reorganization or a -~. ^$'ing of internal differences in China. F6J- the war in China is as much ours as it;is China's. To defeat Japan we shall View* of GtkeM. iduclioD IB thta eduan of oditoklt •itMt'omnpcpen 4*«t Mi OMMtittr • »n«ii M h la MkaawMpMOl «l ten* to UM Mb)*** A Fact Arkansas Needs to Face ihc wnr prosperity that Arkansas Is now enjoying hns glossed over and hidden an unhappy fact which Is of the greatest Importance to all ot our people, it u this: Arkansas depends far too much for Income, and Jobs on outside markets—arid more than that, on markets which are highly uncertain. These arc the markets for raw materials. The University of Arkansas College of Business Administration has been looking Into that situation. It finds that in normal times about four out of every 10/of our workers depend on the fluctuating raw mnterlnl markets for tltelr employment. And half of this dependency Is for the sale of form products, chiefly cotton, of course, an abundant raw material with a very dubious outlook. •-:-'• The school' points out that the pre-war troubles of cotton are likely lo be greater when peace returns. For the production of competing staples Is Increasing. Rayon manufacture since .the late thirties: 1ms gone up lo the equivalent of live million hales of cotton annually, nearly half of a normal Southern crop, and foreign production of cotton is continuing its pre-war gains. Another Important Item in our snles of raw materials Is unmanufactured lumber. This can have a brisk market only when the country is doing a lot of building and is making furniture rind oilier wood products on a large scale. When these activities deellnc, Hie nallon doesn't need much of our lumber. It has enough In supplies which are nearer the big centers of consumption. Every Arknnsan Is affected by a drop In the outside markets which employ four out of 10 of our workers. For when .their earnings fall off, they cannot buy so much from the other six workers out of every 10 who provide goods and perform services -for home, people. The cure of this situation Is obvious. It is Id produce and 'process more of the foods, and manufacture more of the everyday needs, which we now. buy from other states. That would mean reducing < o\lr cotton acreage and expanding our production of livestock i>,nd food crops, and the facilities for processing these Items. It would also mean manufacturing mote of our cotton, lumber and other raw materials Into things we now buy from all over the map. i i .kii Happily, Arkansas is moving in that direction. ' The University probers report this wholesome change: Cotton, In the 1920's and '30's, accounted for two-thirds of our farm receipts, livestock for only 15 to 20 percent; now cotton" receipts have dropped to 50 per cent of the total, and livestock returns ore up to'ono-thlrd. Arkf.nsas cannot ever be wholly self-contained, of course, willi nothing to sell or buy outside the state. But we can produce more of our needs, can cut down the dependency on fluctuating raw material markets. The proof of that pudding is J seen In the states that have adopted that recipe. They have much more stable employment and earnings than Arkansas enjoys. , What those stales have done, Arkansas, with richer resources than n'os>t of them have, cnn do, loo. —ARKANSAS DEMOCUAT. • SO THCT SAT ilblOLAH^ YOU . , Stanley (palsy Cop7rl<kl, 1*44, NBA StrriM, IM. TIIK HTOKYl Ksbnlfck, la(». ly broke, J« In tb« money now that he iM'prlme IfRdl advlvrr to ntckef«er A r 1rKll DuKKlo, ISoKKin'N Klrl Jrlrntf,' ClttKtr, miikev a 'piny for Iiiiu ivhen ItoicKl" jfofN but ot toivii, Kubutrtk In i;uuic. "Tcnclicr told us science will rule (he world after the wur, Mom, so we're just cxucriinciiliiig on ways to make * nml iincrdli: l:azl/> Iwllor.Uf' ; THIS CURIOUS WORLD ByWIDUm F«rgu*on SUN GODDEK ...HENCE THE ISLAND IS ININCIBLE to ATTACK BY . X TMJE telephone rang while she was mixing me a drink. The sudden, unexpected noise startled us both. She answered it and fhen put her hand over tlic mouthpiece. "Long distance. Chicago!" I nodded. During the few moments it took for tlic call to" come through I fell my heart pounding as if Boggio had suddenly walked in on us. "Hello, Viryie! 1 It was amazing what enthusiasm —^ she managed to put into her voice. I sat back and sipped at my drink as she did her stuff. By hei answers it was easy to figure. ou1 what he was saying. And then lie came down lo business, Apparently he was going to be iiec up in Chicago for a couple of days longer than he'd planned. To mi the tone of disappointment in. her voice sounded phony, but he prob ably didn't notice a tiling. Onci in a while she'd glance at me and smile. Then she'd concentrate on the phone again and give him th business. It lasted for about I minutes. Money was of no conse quenee to Boggio. Finally sh made little Idssing noises into th mouthpiece and hung up. "Isn't that wor.dsr/ul. Leo? "Did he say anything .ibou me?" ' "Yes. I should get in touch with' citing all this on a silver platter? suggested we go out to dinner. It was only when we were about hail a cab that I remembered my car. 1 took her across the trcet and told her to get in. She coked ot me in blank astonish- lent and then let our cute gur- Ics of delight, JffB went to n lilllc Greek rcs- taurant on 54th street. I 'ordered shashlik and cx- ilained to Ginger that it was two cinds of meat cut up in little pieces and broiled on skewers It was the kind of 'place where 'ou wanted to linger after dinner don't know how we got slartec you and tell you he won't be back until Friday." "Well, that's- done. You don't lose much time carrying out his orders." She laughed and then came over her drink. I was somewhat worried. Boggio still seemed to be doing all right without me. Then I dismissed the whole tiling from my mind. What business had I to worry when I was on the'subject. I think Gingei must have noticed the pkUires or 'he wall and asked me abou Ureeco. Even though I've neve jeen to the birthplace of my an cestors, the thought ot it touche a responsive chord. I must hav warmed .to my theme. .'I talkec about Corfu and all the thing 1 my father had told me about i She was a good listener, or mayb I was in good form. There ar times when you're in the moo for talking. And so I told he about my father and the way lie' fallen from the 58th floor of skyscrape in 1927 while he wa riveting a girder, and how had changed the course o£ m existence. "How old were you when 1 died? told her, and she did som thn.tlic nn her fingers. 'Then. you':e only »txfot 2 now?" i ' "Twenty-four," I corrected. "Thai's funny," she said. "What's funny?" "I thought you were much older. I thought you were at least a iw old I am?"T ' "" H She Jicsitatcd. v _ c .^ "Notliing. XJnly I've neywifce'efi 1 ,- ut with a man.younger than' yself. I don't think It's—" "Yoii don't think it's what??' "I don't know. It doesn't siem' uite right." . ....-,. •. That was a new one on me.' laybe she felt as i£ I were her on. * • * .* 'TT doesn't make a bit of dif-' fcrence one 1 way or the llier," I said. "A man isn't just i old as his birth certificate. I atured pretty fast. Some guys re still adolescent at the age of o." ! She pondered for a while. "Virgil's 52," she said, irrelc- antly. So what?" !He's old enough to be your ather, yet he treats you like a man his own age." "That's highly gratifying," I aid. Just tnrm two men entered the cstauranl. Walking past our table hey glanced at Ginger and I couldn't help being flattered by he look on their faces. But I didn't like the way Ginger boldly stared back at them. Then I real- zed it didn't mean anything. It was merely force of habit. She turned'back to me. "There must be a reason for it." She had an exasperating way of speaking about one thing and looking as i£ she were thinking about another. 'A reason for what? What are you talking about?" "Virgil. It he treats you the ivay lie does it's because he needs you." : "Sure he needs me. I'm his brain-trust." Then I caught myself; It wasn't necesrary ta broadcast lhc way 1 tell !»i I list it I go sltai&'A back to Kogflio. He didn't like admitting to himself couple of years older than me. I'm 26." ; It was my turn to do some quick figuring. If she said 26 it meant about 29. Not that I cared. ".What difference 11093 it make that he needed me. I put down the salt shaker I'd been playing wilh and turned my previous slalement into a joke. "You see, Ginger," I smiled, "I'm Virgil's gift to the legal profession and so naturally he's interested in my career." (To Be Continued)' new record for. terpsichorean broad jumps in his new movie "Anchors A weigh." Without benefit of a double or trick photography; Gene does a vine-swinging 45-foot jump from rooftop to rooftop. \S LOU LITTLE A RADIO SINGER., LEADER, FOOTBALL COACH .-t? 1 OK 'MVSTEgy CHEF BY NEA SERVICE. INC. o IfS ASA1NST THE LAW ID USE ' SANfA ctAui TO ADVERTISE BEER, WINE OR "HARD uauo,~ DURIN&THE CHRISTMAS 11-9 SEASON!. ANSWER: Lou Little is coach of Columbia university football learn. '. NEXT;. Is,liBhtnlng.j How To Hold FALSE TEETH . More Firmly In Place Do your false teeth annoy and embarrass by slipping, dropping or wabbling when you eat, laugh or talk? Jiist sprinkle a little PAS- TEETH on your plates. This alkaline (non-acid) powder holds false teeth more firmly and more comfortably. No gummy, gooey, pasty,-..taste,-or feeling? Doesn't sour. Checks "plate color" (denture breath). Get FASTEETH today at any drug store. ,' In Hollywood A democrnlic Germany cannot possibly be In our genernllon. The best we can expect is some nntl-Nnzt minority regime.—Prof. Wlllinm Ebeti- stcln of U. of Wisconsin. • * * 1*1 lis beware of a Pharisaic spirit and ol suspecting that our neighbor is less pure than we ore. In a country where tlic idea of na,tion- nllty^ias cxisled nearly 2000 years it would be Indecent for any part of the nnlion lo try to teach patriotism to the others.—Jerome Tharaud, member French Academy. Visit Us In Our NEW BUILDING Located at 121 E. Main St. i T.I. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler Dealer - Parts & Sen-ice 121 E. Main , Phone Z122 Factory Method Motor BY EUSKINE JOHNSON NBA Staff Corrcsponllcnt ARTHUR THEACHER; the two irofllcs pasted together who made . fortune saying "Yes, Kir" and "No Ir" in the movies, plays his first ion-butler role in eight years in a lew movie, "Swing Out Sister." He's as happy about it as if he'd von nn Oscar. Not that he dislikes Jiitlcr roles. "But," says Trencher, "I go into the drawing room and say, 'Tea is served.' I. meet the girl's boy rtend at the door and give him the brush. I serve the drinks and slip the bored husband a large glass, saying 'This is the one for you. sir. It's a DOUBLE!' Then I go home and wait (or the nest butler role. I don't even read the scripts. They are all the same." Treacher received the best critical acclaim ot his lite with Joan Crawford in "No More Ladies." He played a bored Englishman. From then ou the movies typed him as a butler. Ditto radio. He even has a ' slonate tendcnicM. He comes out ol song, for Army camp appearances,'the kiss dazed—it. says in the script. titled, "r m Bored With Being a. Tallulnh will make it believable. Butler." He always asks the M. C. to Introduce him as "the white Rochester." The G. I.'s scream. Speaking of G. I.'s, their strong language in aullicir IJarry Brown's best seller "Walk in the Sim" cnn- not be used, nnd nndcrslnndably, in the film version of the bo.ok. It broke director Lewis Milestone's I heart, but ttic movie soldiers will have to be happy with such violent ersatz outbursts us dad-blnm- cd, blasted, for Pete's sake, dope, and son of a broken-down O. I. jerk. OSCAR FOR OSCULATION? . Remember the way Tallulah Bnnkliead kissed John Hodink in last, season's "Lifeboat"? It all, but melted the celluloid. Well, thc'lady Is nl it again, which leads us lo believe that the fine art of kissing hns returned to the screen. As Catherine the Great in the film "A Royal Scandal," Tallnlnh takes a sudden liking to a rugged young lieutenant of hussars, played by William Eyllie. Liking him, she kisses Jilm, lingcringly. With pas- OUr Boarding House with Maj. Hoople Out Our Way ee>M>.' KIMDLV PERUSE VtE &TORV BEFORE vftJO ST^R.T FON>\1M6 \MITK USU^ DOOQLE THIS PROBLEM WILL TAKE SOWE HOMEVJOR.K HOVJ OOE.SA A CROOK. CWCHER HELPS COP CATCU 8ORGUXR,' IOTOP BUTWHW KlMD OF Art f>,<5SlST IT STfXTESTHIXT X \J1CIOOS THUG Wan K T/XCKLE fXNiD DETeCT A FIR.EPLUG WITHOUT A J.R. Williams NO, HE S TA.VCIWG AFTER. VOU AM' ME--HE'S LIME. FRAMK DDBIE'S IMDIAM SVHO SEZ, "AJM'T NATURE GOOP? SHE ^\A,PETH' WIGHT TO SLEEP IM AM ' DAV TO REST N: THAJ COG'S BEEK) A ROUND VOU SO MUCH THAT HE'S ' A LOT LIKE VOU--HE'S GOT SO HE THINKS IT'S ALMOST A CRIME. TO "ABSOLUTl'l.Y SKNSATIONAl." Hollywood is eyeing with a grc deal of interest a brash young Sy- •lan night club entertainer nnni' :d Danny Thomas, who has brongh new type of comedy and self- assurance to the Fanny Brlce all show. Danny admits he is scnsa llonal— "absolutely sensational" — and you have to agree with him. With gags borrowed from bur seine, he told stories, muggei and sang his way up from a can dy butcher In Toledo. O., grin house to Detroit, Him to Chicago then New fork's big time. On Broadway, at the smart Mar Unique cafe, he clicked big wit ;a monolog nnd singing routhv "Ode to the Wailing Syrian," wit bnckground music by Tschaikowskj Danny walled himself right Inl a four-figure salary. He was als "absolutely sensational" wnllin about a woman who lost her hus band at Mnml Beach, n parody o "Chloc." "De-composed," he says, "for us In a night club.' Danny walled thn one, too—"Xfoe-le, Moe-ic." This summer Danny toured th European front with Marlene Die rich, introducing her as "the g' with the million-dollar legs and tl million-dollar heart." "She was wonderful," Dam sighed. "Somebody wrote a kissii routine into the act. Boy, that g can REALLY kiss." • * * i, • • .- • Ocuo Kelly scls some kind of Tcrminix Terminates TERMITES BRUCE TERMINIX CO. MEMPHIS SINCE 19^7 Sare 50% On TRUSSES Steel and Kla.^lk S T E W A R T' S D r n i S t t r • Main & Lakt I'hunr Z8ZZ [Work shoe re- rs arc made here with the same' mcticu- ious care used for" most expensive slices. Our leathers arc long wearing and the best available for this character work. If yon want wear and comfort Iry as. * * 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 factory 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! * * John Miles Miller Co. Blyrheville, Ark. DON EDWARDS "The Typewriter Man" j ROYAL, SMITH, CORONA, AND REMINGTON PORTABLE | TYPEWRITERS PHONE 338211 118 N. 2nd STREET (Every Transaction Most Be Satisfactory) Try our "Own Mtiri**' 1 ! ICE CREAM Ole Hickory Inn FARMERS \Vc have plcn'.y of Iron Roof- Ing and Rough Cypress for barns and sheds. 3 Year FHA Terms If desired. ^ E. C. Robinson Lumber Co. Planters Hdw. Co. f 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, Blythevillc, Ark. DRS. NIE5 8, MIES OSTfOPATHIC Ph/SICMfyv RECTAL DISEASES o SPECIALTY Of-FlCE HOURS: tt:00-!2:00 and l:iO-i:00 i Unit >14 Malt, - UiyJhr»j(k. ,./S l'Kimr,2IZI

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