The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 18, 1944 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, November 18, 1944
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BlvYTHBVlLLE <ARK.) COURIER. NEWS ' THE OOCRTJER NEWS OO. " 'H. W. HAINES, Publlibw -• vB*MOILP,.-NORRIO, Editor , ^AMES A- OATEJW, AdpertiilMM«a»«W ..Sole-National Advertising Representatives: -Wallace WUnier Co., .New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. "PubHilsed Every Aiteroooa Except B second : class: matter st the, port.'! etflee «t-JB!ythev»le, Arkaasu, under act ot Don- ;«r*ss,' October fi, 1917. .Served by.the .United Preu . RATES By .carrier In the. city. orBJytbevU!«,)JOe:p«r ,w«ek, PI 85o per month. . * By mall, within a radius ol 40 miles, $4.00 per yfar, $2.00 for six months, tl.00 for three months; uy (nail.outside ;50 inile.sone tl0,00 ,per .yeu payable In advance. ',-;:• ! The-Hi tier.. Mystery Passing days are deepening t!io niystory of Adolf ..Hitler. The public basket seen him or hfnvd his \voice since, July 2], when he as- sumJ the German people of his snfety after ithe "bombing plot" which was quite possibly faked. Since then Ifeinrich Ilimmlqi- has read two purported Hitler speeches, one announcing the formation of the Volkssturm last month, and the other at the ^postponed' "beer hall putsch" celebration in Munich. is Hitler paralyzed or insane or even alive? The outside world is buzzing with speculation,, and Germany must be buzzing oven louder. For even Use Gestapo cannot silence : every whisper, or bring reason to recent illogical';happenings. .For instance, if the press of affairs is -all that keeps Hitler out of sight, then it is not likely that he would have taken time to write the lengthy Munich speech thatflTiminler rend. Or if:he had, then he certainly could have spared the .time to deliver it, for it would have .'." been to his obvious advantage to do so. ; Every head of a slate knows the necessity of showing .public on occasion,to spread confidence,in lime - of distress, to bolster his waning popularity, or to allay rumors .which-opponents may,circulate.-And no leader.knows this better than <Hitler, whose appeal to German loyalty has been not only personal and emotional, 'but almost hypnotic. So the German people must know •-"."•• that all .is not well with .Die .Fuehrer. All of .which, doesn't concern, the,Allied nations particularly .exccpt.ias ;it ;possibly affects the \war. .The possible effect does not'bo anything to build pangtime hopes on. For, whether Hitler ;is'dead, ill, mad, or simply incapacitated by .fear, the German, army and the .German: nation, qre still-in, the hands of leaders committed .to win to the death—the death of Germany, if need be. , These leaders are a desperate gang whose lives and fortunes are at stake. - They are intent upon saving;both. .With ihem still ;areLmany •thousands.of vlhe people, faithful, fanatic <young;followers whose-niindsihavcsbceiuearefuHy vyarp- - ed by 'Nazi education for just such am extremity us'this.'The-rest of the •Germans have the Gestapo'. But for all the Germans there is also Brechtesgaden, and what it signifies. For the 'Fuehrer and his inner circle ; it is .an almost impregnable refuge, heavily mined and guarded, amply stocked with food, .with caves and underground chambers that defy bomb and shell and gas. For the people, bowed under the weight of hundreds of thousands of tons of Allied bombs, there is a future of more bombs, -.more wrecked cities, more death at home and at the front, less food, less comfort—impending con- quest. • Some day nt'least some of the. Gar- mans .will know they are betrayed and abandoned. ,How .much then will they resent iBorchtesgarden anil what it stands-for? .How much will their will prevail against the'Gestapo? These questions are • but one more factor in a-problem whose answer is the conquest of Germany, SATUHDA-Y, NOVEMBER .18, .19.4-1 Streamlining .the WLB Pending resignations of WLH Chairman William II. Davis, vice chairman 'Div George i\V..Taylor, and a third public member,'Dr. Frank P. Graham, may lead to a long-needed readjustment of the \VLB. The Board has generally functioned as well ns possible, but its public-labor-management set-up h a s made effective and efficient work difficult. The .very presence of management and labor representatives of an .impartial mediation board iias always cast a .shadow on 'the public members' integrity. And the WLB bus consequently functioned as one would except, with questions involving policy being decided almost always on a policy basis by Hie special-.representatives. If-appeals are to be decided on merit, there is no need for:men.from business and industry on;the one hand and men from two-rival union groups on the other to'look after "interests." It is time • the-WLRiwerc reorganized on a purely "public" basis. Tonsorio.l Topics A lot of preconceived notions must have gone by the boards with the news from Washington that a War Manpower official there arranged for-barbers to tell their customers about the need for help in nearby war plants, .and that -the scheme worked so successfully it may be tried elsewhere. ( We had , always supposed that .the average man considered a talkative barber one of the jnevitable burdens to be borne for; the sake of a neat appearance. None of our. acquaintances has ever confessed to paying any attention to these loquacious artisans,- let alone enjoying them. Now it appears that, given the proper subject matter, they.can be a great force for the.public good. So it may be that we shall.soon see the:first-chair man studying a little booklet of constructive topics with suggested outlines of .discourse, between customers. And soon the whole tribe of toiiKoria! operators may become white- jacketed Socrateses, or the Savouarolas of the swivel chair. SO THEY SAY Pel tonally I don't . believe the Japs can take It, and when we, begin: to pour in on them with hundreds cl B-29s, I think they will be tempted to fold up.— AAF Gen. Henry H. Arnold. * * , • The world Is crashing about us; our .people arc fated to assume now and awful responsibilities; and we spend our i time congratulating ourselves on our marvelous educational system, n system in t pile of and not because . of < which our country has been rich and powerful.— Robert Maynard Hutchins, president U. of Chicago. • • • Judging by what I observed ojl along the western front, il looks as, though tlie European war will run on through the winter and possibly into, next summer.— Hugh Balllle, president , United Press. « • • • There is a real danger lhat certain political groups will want to perpetuate the economic ami regulatory conditions of wartime, where, even if the public authority has no control of the means of production it t'oes i retain the lash of bureaucratic regimentation.— Most Rev. Joseph •11. Scn),ir>n.M>, Catholic Bishop of Pcorla. SfDIGUMCB ; "Any red hoi jfjossip at the card parly? If I can't write i something exciting to Sonny, he m'igbl think the old I town's too.dcixllo live in wlich he gels oul of the 1 • ...(..:• Marines!" ... •THIS CURIOUS WORLD MEMBEKS OF THE SO- CALLED YELLOW RACE, HAVE 7 MORE YELLOW IN THEIR SKIN THAN THE WHtrS RACE. • -AV^f(ie r^xk^ T. M. ore. u. s. PAT. orr. INTERESTED IN B GOLf/AfG HI &YWG r~j< L«l •A FEMININE FOLLOWER OF DIANA WOULD BE INTERESTED IN WHAT GOLf/AfG JCOOA7/VG ANSWER: Hunting, since Diana was goddess of the hunt. NEXT: -\Vhtn tlie-U. S. A. was half forest. In Hollywood K JOHNSON' 'XEA Staff Correspondent Gtistnv Machaty, tlie gentleman who introduced Hedy Lamarr to the screen in purls natiirnllbtis In "Ecstasy" and then wound up in Hollywood directing locusts, gangsters and a snow storm, is much huppler today, tliank you. lie s directing a psychological love drama—wlint he came to Hollywood for in the first place seven years.ago. Thr- movie is "Jealousy" nnri il will be as daring, the C/ech director says, as the Hays office censors will permit. No nude bathing, as In "Ecstasy," but plenty of emotional wallops. He hasn't got Hcdy Jor a leading lady this time, but he has a young lady -named Jane Randolph. He predicts she will be just as sensational. , The leading man is John Lodcr, who Is Hcdy lamarr's husband. Nils Asthcr, Hugo Haas and Karon ivlorle.v are the only other principals. He was brought to Hollywood by M-G-M seven years ago after - Our Boarding House with Maj.Hoople Out-Our Way ByJ, R.Williams Tops but the American version hns net- ted'the promoters more than $0,000,000 and Is still being shown. The Hnys office censors, though, are. Inking no-chances with "Jealousy." Even -Joseph I. .Breen him- sel.f-thc No. 1 censor, dropped in on the set the other day. "We're old 'friends, " Onstav MachiUy explnincd. No doubt. :Wild-Horse•Iloundu]) ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (UP)— A roundup of wild horses over the Little Colorado desert north of :icre by airplane has netted 80 anl- nnls so far. The roundup will continue, with the animals being hazed • Into vwings, until an estimated 600 wild-horses are rounded up. FARMERS We have plenty of Iron Roof- Ing and Rough Cjprcss for bams and sheds. 3 Year FHA Terms if desired. E. C. Robinson lumber Co. Factory Method ^ 66AD,80STER! ARE VOU lf/6cEKlMG AW V/OTE 1M Aj, ... '^VUMPOPULAR.lTV CONTEST? ^OUR. cn^^^6&R .> iv^-TofSW TO frte SPORTS PAGE AMD sperioV WOULD A PROFITABLE HOUR. R L^T K COUPU LEARMlNG TO PRO^OUWCE STORE 30B IS A SOUR TM BOX ' 1H' O\RC ._ .' KXJMGHTl <£*, AS WJELL LEAVE [J ' WHOLE A,J, DECt-' OUT THXT.' GOSH! 1 CAM'T SEG WOTHIW' WROWG IU JJS PLAYIM CARDS, LOM<3'5 [ VOLI AIM'7 PACKAGES" SOU'DBE-A CHAMP AT THE WAV 'VOU CAM STR1MG PEOPLE/ BORM THIRTY VEAR.S TOO 5OOM '„ directing "Ecstasy" and 35 other ove dramas in Europe. For two years he drew a big weekly salary doing absolutely nothing. Then he \vns given a gangster picture to ili- reci. IT TURNED-OUT "MEDIUM" "I didn't even know what a gangster looked like," he said. "I didn't know what. I was doing. The script was bad. After eight days shooting, I didn't know whether the boy or girl loved or hated each other. |I called up the producer. He didn't know. I called up the writer. After thinking a moment, he said, 'Make it medium.' So I made It medium." Machnty drew his big weekly paycheck for another year and then was ordered to direct the locust scenes-ill "The Good Earth." Next came nn order to direct a snow storm sequence tor the Garbo film '•'Conquest." "Gangsters, locusts, snow-flakes— everything but love scenes. Finnll; t got mad. I went to the big IJOSSCL t.rd said, "The man who discoverec 1/eiiy Lamarr does no 1 , direct anv nwie locusts or snowsl< I quk.' " How Jane Randolph got the fem- hunc lead Is another one of those stories that could happen only in Hollywood. When word got around town that Machaty. the "Ecstasy" man, was looking for another Hcdy Ui- marr, agents swooped down on him like, housewives after unratloncrt hamburger. One of them was Bert D'Avmand. who said; "I've got just the girl for the .part—Jane Randolph. Yon saw her once at the Max Relnhardt Workshop. She jusl left HKO after play- Ing a couple of minor roles, she's terrific." Machaty remembered her and said. "Good—let's make,a test." "But shcs in Reno getting a divorce." D'Armand said. ''Who's she divorcing?' Machaty asked. • "Me. 1 said D'Armand. "But I'm ! still her agent." A few hours later D'Armand and Machaty had Jnne on the telephone. She llcw to Hollywood, made Iho test nnd n-oti the role. "ECSTASY" WAS "SERIOUS" Maclinty maintains that "Ecstasy" wns o sober, serious piece of work. "Abits« was heaped on the picture after an American promoter bought the film. He patched the.lovo scenes and turned It into a sex picture," Machaty said.-Hie film made no money for him, It cost only 580,000 Work slioe rc- Ipairs arc made 'here with t!ie same meticu- _ .llous rare used for most expensive shoes. Our leathers arc lonp wc.-irinsr and the beat available for this character wnrlt. If you want wear and comfort try us. * * Our newly ^installed equipment includes .a CRANKSHAFT GRINDER, BORING.BARS, PISTON GRINDER, BEARING RE-SIZBR. LINE -BORING MACHINE, CONNECTING ROD RE-15ARBITING ft JACK IN E, 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! Hi!es Miller Co. Blytheville, Ark. DON EDWARDS "The Typewriter Man" ROYAL, SMITH, CORONA, AND REMINGTON PORTABLE I TYPEWRITERS 118 N. 2nd STREET • PHONE 33821 (Eucry Transaction Musi Be Satisfactory) Coiinl s l:t, 10*1, tfE.V Service, Inc. TUB STOtXY: TlrtJ nr ,lrivm K fltonc avru&» tin- continent, tvalia- leuk l<lck» up livu liltrli-hikvrK. w '"I\oi'ning. Ju^t )ooking. : " There was something else that. fascinated nie. Every so often a lock of hair would fall over her left eyebrow. In the heat of the .conversation she wouldn't .be j aware of it. Then it would bother j her and she'd brush it back. Biit XVIII E drove along in silence until I thawed the ice by making wisecracks. Gradually my passengers relaxed and I began to nsk questions. From merely making conversation I became interested. The fellow wasn't the boy friend or husband, but the brother, • That was a horse of a different color. The names were Don and Mickey Stevens. Mickey was what she called herself. The real name was MHlicent and she didn't like it. Mickey was 23. Two years elder than Don. And Ihc way she worried about that big lug's comfort made me sick. In fact it was because of Don that this trip had been undertaken. He'd set his heart on working in on aircraft factory on the coast and they'd read an ad saying the industry was booming in Los Angeles where there was a shortage ot skilled workers. The school that sponsored the ad undertook to turn out skilled men in three months at a fee of $50 per month. To me it sounded like a racket but I didn't say so. It \vas none of my business. Mickey had quit her job at the Grand Island Public Library, and had withdrawn all her savings in order to give hci brother a break. Joe was going to drive them to North Plattc where they were to take the bus to California. Then I happened along. While they were telling me al this, I was becoming more am more sold on the idea of driving them all the \yay to Los Angeles I didn't mention it, however, like springiuE surprises. As we entered North Platl some lime later, Don directed m to the bus depot. I slowed down . but .didn't stop, "Hey!" he yelled. "We've passed . it stayed in > place only until we it." igot started on another discussion. I began circling about the town I Tlie " 1>ci scc il slipping down, looking for a good restaurant andj 8 ' 0 ' 1 ' 1 ^ E!ow 'y. until there it was he couldn't figure- me out. His a 2 ai ». dangling over her eye. > }f sister, on the other hand, didn't! say a thing. She f my behavior .ormal. "Well, Mickey?" Aren't you worried?" doing this." was acting as j WYOMING. Utah. Arizona. Nt- was perfectly ! vada. Highway 30. Highway 89. High- asked, j way 06. In Cheyenne there was some No. You'll soon get tired o[ i kind of a frontier celebration and I outfitted my party with 10- That sort of spoiled it. I pulled ' gallon hats. After that we really ip in front o/ nri attractive-look- 1 let p llr nair down. Instead of. ng eating place with, red and I continuing to break speed records vhite curtains in tlie windows. "Look, kids," I began. "When Uncle Leo picked you up he was letting the jitlevs from being all! m< ^ car were trophies picked up dlone. He needs someone to hold , on the way: the rugs and feathered lis hand for. the rest of the trip ' neaddrcss bought in an Indian Reservation, rocks from the Grand Canyon and the Petrified Forest, I acquired the soul of a tourist. Now the windshield was plastered with stickers; and cluttering up o the coast. 'How about it?" They looked at each other. "Gee, Mister!" Don exclaimed. 'ho bilious cushion with "Soiive- , I glanced at Mickey. A deep | "'i' From Boulder Dam" that Don lush had come to her checks and "icquirod in a moment of weak- icss. And now a sign gave the dis- anccs to Pasadena, Los Angeles •md Hollywood. Only 31 miles o go. Seeing those figures diminish so quickly I realized how mich this trip had meant to me AH three of us were subdued t was very becoming. * « * T SENT them into the restaurant •*• while I drove the car to a garage around the corner? It needed lubricating and I also wanted it washed and polished. Somehow my mood had undergone a remarkable change. My proteges were silting at a table, waiting for me. There was quite an argument before we got around to ordering our lunches. Mickey insisted that she and Don were going to pay for their own, and it took all my powers of per- sliasion to talk them out of St. While we were eating I kept glancing at Mickey. Her beauty wasn't obvious. It grew upon yon slowly. When you'd finished wondering at the color of those eyes, you noticed the skin. And then tlie tcelh. She used hardly any make-up and her dress was simple but in the best of taste. "What arc you looking at me like that denly, for?" she asked, sud- We hadn't wanted any part of desert heat so we'd got ort.lofc early start. It was still da" when we left the hotel in King- 1 man on that last lap. [ While it was still night then'' was only the road. 'But slowly' the somber sky had turned ret and then blue. Our horizon wid' . ened with the rising sun. It wa: an awesome spectacle. Sickl;; bushes that had tried to gain : ; foothold in the parched jrouni and given up in despair. Skcle • tons of plants that were never i grow; rocks, cactuses, and a dul brown land. Yet with Mickey beside ma i ' seemed the most beautiful ptae'.' on earth. ,(To Be Continued);.

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