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- PAGE 'BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS , THE* BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS * ' ' THE COURIER NBWB OO/ H. W. HAINE8, Publlrtw f .. - ' 8AMTJBL F NORRIO, Editor '• .. _ JAMES A. QATEN8, Advertising Manager Sole National Adnrtising RepraenMiTea: ', W»U»e* Wltmer Oo., New York, Chicago, De,, ttoli, Atlanta, Mtmpbls. . . *- Published'Every AlteiDooa Xicept Buns»y 1 tQtorod fcs *econd clau matter at the poat- < offlo« at Blythevllle, Arkansaj, itnder act of Oon~- gnm, October 8, 1911. Served by the United Press ; ' 6TJBSCRIPTION RATES , By. carrier Li the city of Blytrwllle, »o per " week, or 85o ftr month. 1 By mall, within a radius ot 40 miles, $4-00 p«r '. sear, $2.00 far six months, $1.00 for three months; •• ay mall outside 50 mile zone f 10.00 per rear •" payable In advance. ^Wonderful Tomorrow According to an advertisement \\e ; read {lie other day the world .stands * on the threshold of an astounding age. A truly wonderful tomorrow, it said, is •• about to shape up before our eyes. Among tomorrow's wonders 'will be > television. Television \yill carry new thoughts and hopes iiito millions of horiies, the ad continued. It will stir men's hearts and minds in a matter of _ moments. Then came the challenging sentence: " "Television is ready — are YOU? Weil, that's a hard one to answer. , Through the ..years the' world hns v thought it was ready for so many ; things that would stir men's minds and * hearts, and t bring new thoughts atid hopes. And while television hns the - power within itself to open doors, • hearts and minds, precedent doesn't offer much cause for sanguine hope. Take "the case of radio. Anybody * .who ever brought in Havana on a crys- ". tal set in the small hours of the morn- i ing can remember the awesome wonder 1! which seemed to prophesy the dawn ot' ,, world brotherhood. Here was a miracle that was going -to do miracles for humankind. The novelty wore off, and in time radio brought;. us not only globe-circling conversation b.ut also Doc Gobbels, the --• piopaganda specialist, and Doe Brink' ley, the goat gland specialist. It brought ^, great music, and the singing commer- *2 cial, and the poisonous oratory of ^ Adolf Hitler.-. . •i. We should like \lo think, that when '*' Television comes to every ; home, the character of mankind might suddenly be, eiindobled. But we have a sneaking suspicion that with television we shall be seeing as well as hearing the singing commercial and the soap opera, and . that girls will be able to sit. home and '7 slide to the living room floor in a dead faint instead of .having lo stand in line before a theater for the same privilege. There really haven't been many new devices that have stirred the minds and . hearts of the world to any great and '. lasting good since the invention of . printing. For the most part, man's better nature hasn't been able to keep e scieniilic discoveries of , ''AiKl'Vo, 1 'in spite of the telephone and telegraph and radio, in spite of electricity and motor cars and aviation, we still have wars, cruelty, ignorance, and poverty. Too often it seems that new inventions simply have a way of refining and intensifying man's innate ciissedness. Probably we shall buy a television ; set when everybody else does. But we shall do it in the conviction that the shape of things to come is going to depend entirely on the intrinsic qualities of men's minds and hearts, whether those qualities are communicated by electronics, woodcuts, or tribal drums Curmudgeonry as Usual H would bo n highly desirable thing' if American voters would pay a little more citiy-to-diiy heed to activities of elected public servants nnd thus pcr- hnps avoid the unhappy display of dnmiicd-up emotionalism and vituperation which spilln over once in four years in the course of presidential campaigns. So we any more power to the C, J. O.'s announced new policy of "year- 'round politics," if it will help achieve those cuds. But we scm-ecly think that some of the' words addressed to the recent C. I. 0. convention by Secretary of the Interior Ickes set the proper pitch for those activities. "Some are pretending that unity exists among: our people," Mr. lakes said, "simply because the noise and the shooting have died down. This is nonsense, liy these phony appeals for unity the reactionaries are now trying to win the same things that they fought for and lost in the election." There are millions of Mr. Ickcs' "reactionaries" (i. s.,.those who voted for Governor Dewey) who feel that unity is not phony. Some of them are fighting and dying in this war. Others are helping- to turn out the tools of war. Still others are members of service men's families. They are interested in real unity to win 'the war nnd preserve the peace. Political consciousness is one thing, • class strife is another. And what Mr. Ickcs seems to bo counseling, in the midst of war, is-the same sort of bitter cleavage that today is impeding victory or recovery in such countries as China, Greece, and Poland. That's carrying professional ciirmudgeonvy too far. * tOTHTTtAT ' The most, embarrassing thing, though, vvns one evening nftcr dinner wheh about 30 women came In nnd snt on tin; floor mill stnrcd ,il me lor about two hours. I asked one of the men about It n.ucl he snlcl thtit they believe if n woman clnrca at sbmethln'! diullig the first three months of pregnancy the child will look like thill.—Pliot Eiislgii Radlcy E. CleinmenN of Hertford. Conn., harbored by Philippine guerrillas. •''',' • » . • It will be ii long time before things settle down. Nations will be bankrupt'.nntl whole economics will be disjointed. Million's of men will be disgorged from prison camps, many of them homeless. This United Stales of -America of ouri will be. the balance wheel of the whole work! structure.—Hugh Baillie, president United Frew. • • - » Any true son of the Fathcrlnna without, hesitation must shoot down any" of his comrades showing the slightest sign of weakening morale. If any Nazi trooper fails in duty or nltempts to surrender, his comrades must consider It Iheir duly to slay him even before firing upon .the enemy.—Germany army order. • , • • « The conquest of the human mind L> more difficult than the conquest of matter. Men can be more obstinate. But unless we can understand the liunum spirit better tlinn we-hnvc i" the past, how can there be understanding at the inlernntlotinl conferences that lie before us — Sir Norman Angell, 1933 Nobel Peace ' Award winner. • • • • Waste paper Is unquestionably onn.of the most critical and vita] of war commodities— OPA Administrator Daniel P. Woolley of New York. • • • America is a damn good country, and don't let. anyone tell you otherwise.—George Saito, Japanese-American killed in Prance, in letter to father. • • • During nclual launching operations the ramp is constantly sprayed with Jels of ice cold water because as the rocket (V-2) shoots into the air, heat develops which expand.? the steel frame of the ramp and bends it.-Lonclon Evening Standard. - Our Boarding House with Maj. Hoople Out"Our Way MONDAY, DECEMfiEK <1, 19<H I SIM SUNOS '- "** . imtn HE* SIHVKI. UK. r. u. BCC.U, s. FAT. "I've saved for two months lo buy Mom some Christmas perfume, bill seems lo rnc it might lo-smell louder than that for four dollars!" •THIS CURIOUS WORLD MSr WITHOUT GOISiS OUTSIDE" THE CITY LIMITS/ EACH FOREIGN EMSASSX AND THE GROUND ON WHICH )TirAH05, IS A PART OF THE NATION IT REPRESENTS". OME WAY TO GET A MILK BOTTLE" 1 CAP pur 15 TO PUSH (T\N','£~ THOMAS GASKELL, A\AY HANG ON THE TREE FOfi YEARS...AND THE SEED,HAV REMAIN FERTILE FOR. SEVERAL DECADES. ]2 A Diana, "But the role la so small" Ross said, "thai I hesitate to offer It to her. I'll probably cm an unknown In that' role, too." The first class at'the Maine Central Institute,-founded -in Pittsfield, Me., in 18G9, consisted of only one member. • .' Relief At Last For Your Cough CreomulBlon relieves promptly be- w • ! 1 *« se »t- trouble to help loosen ana germ laden pbftgtn, and aid fS^E "'"U^ raw, tender, fiamed bronchial mucous mem- ^anes,Tellyour druggist to Belt ydu 5JSf ^ Creomulsion with the un- mn>M J^f 7°i must ilke the ^y It CREOMULSION for Coughs, Chest Coldt;BrohchiH» VJilt U» In Oar NEW BUILDING Located at 121 E, Main St. T. I. SEAY MOtOR CO. Chrysler Dealer - Parti A Service 121 E. Main • ' Phone 2122 GIFTS DISTINCTION —It's'Smart . 'to Shop' At-^ The Gift Shop Modern <fc Antique Gift* MOSS BRYAN i Save 50% On TRUSSES Steel nnd Elastic STEWART' S Drag Store Maih & -Lake '. : Phone 2822 FARMERS We have plenty ot Inn Roof- Ing anc) Rough. Cypren for bams and sheds. 3 Year FHA Terms a desired. E. C. Robinson lumber Co. inihe4-oz. iEii Jar \\ p otld t s only "forcicrner.." In KoOyivood BY ERSKINR JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent The well-dressed Roman soldier In Hollywood next year will be rearing plastic armor. "The sound iffcct.s department,'' producer Frank Ross said, "will solve the blnnking problem—t hope." Producer Ross ordered n plastic; =lad Roman armjt yesterday after two months of unsuccessful at- 'empt-3 to !2r.;! p. metal priority for the film version of Lloyd C. Doug : las' latest best seller "The Robe." Desperate and in the interests of authenticity, R5ss even went to a gentleman in the Los Angeles manufacturing district who makes coffee urns. Could he possibly make some Roman soldier breastplates, knee pads and helmet out ot scrap metal from his coffee urns? Just one outfit to KCC If it were possible? The man said he would try. Six weeks' later TWO PAIKS PANTS? The coffee urn man said it was the first and last Roman armor he had ever made. The bill, he added, was $1750. "That nici it," Ross said. "I need 150 suits of armor. At $1150 - a throw, 1 wouldn't have enough money left (o make the picture. We're going to have plastic armor." Producer Ross purchased the film rights (o "The Robe" before author Douglas even completed the book. An agent told him that Douglas was writing a story about 'n young Roman soldier who crucified Christ. Intrigued, Ross went to Douglas' Bel-Air home and asked to read what had been written. TIVQ hours later Douglas had n check for S1GO.OOO and Ross had the film rights for nn RKO release. Since then the book has become a best seller with two million copies in circulation and sales ' [Work shoe re- airs are made here with the same metlcu- _ . .ous care used for most expensive shoes. Our leathers are long wearing and the best available tat this character work: If you want wear and comfort .try us. growing. A year ago one of 'the major studios offered him $500.000 for (he film rights. Ross refused. A few weeks ago another studio offered him a million dollars. Again fi '-"*""-'+ vm, ft V blJIIUi; U l(J lUl II n spigot an c ) sold "Cream and su- NA,TU(?A.LOI>i \ THOSE ALL- 1 SORROVJ fl, ~ I GETTING"' i SOLVED IMA. PHOTO TAWD VOVW MR. P|KE ASM'T IMMITED ME A"S UEST STAC. Ort HIS SHOW EG-HAPS T COLM.O HC») I SLEW) KJ iTH'A CORKSCREU),' FIGURES VOLJ;CE FOR GOOD <3OSH.' YOU KEEP AFTER ME 7O STEAIGHTEM UP MY CLOSE.7, AMD NOW WHEN) I START TO CO IT -«>U TELL ME TO CLEAR OUT; WH\T KINO yOU DOM'T NEED A CH-MR TO TIDY ^ OP VOUR CLOSET, BUT A CHAIR CCMES IM HANDY FDR 1MSPECT- IMG THE TOP SHELF. WHERE 1 JUST PUT SOME PACKA VDLJ ALWAYS GET XXIR HCUSECLEAUIM& AROUND CHBl&TMAS IF WEIGHT WILL KILL HOC.SES a MUST BS KlLOC/CLES, TOO/ * WHY MOTHERg, QgT oftKV Ai ;«».».»•;£.. jffirw£«M» the coffee urn maker showed up at the studio with what from long ransc looked like the armor of n Itoman soldier. On close inspection it proved to be a very amateurish , job. Some wagster in Ross' office i lle r « f "s«l- even reached out, pretended to turn Wltl) Mervyn LeRoy as director "-• •' " ml n Viudffct. of 14,000,000, Ross believes he will have the super-super celluloid rpic of all time. Even with plastic armor. Witli the accent on spectacle and pageantry of Rome as well as story, he is busy ordering beards nnd wigs fcy the carload, finding leather workers, boat builders and jewelry designers. Everything must be made special. There's nothing like it In the wardrobe or prop shops of Hollywood. Hoss bought up a few costumes which Cecil B. T)eMI)lc used for "King of Kings" nnd "Sign of the Cross" but they were "rather choosey," lie said, "Well let the extras wear 'em." j £ He is lucky, though,'in one respect. "The California landscape, with bare hills and olive trees Is peculiarly like Palestine. Our outdoor sets are made lo order." .UMCN01VN LIKELY TO STAR His cast is another problem. There are two important male characters—the Roman soldier Marcellos who crucifies Christ, mid Demetrius, a Greek slave—an Diana, a Patrician Roman girl in love with Marcellos. Errol Flyim or Tyrone Power, he said, would be ideal for Marcellos. But Power Is in the Marines and Flynn is not available because- of prior commitments. | "I'll probably have to go out and discover an unknown sctor. A new face probably will be better anyway,", he said. ,ingrtd Bergman b the public's write-In candidate for A Word to the Wise. ., Send Holiday Cleaning TODAY! To look your best over the holidays, to enjoy the season's, parties more, to prolong 'the life of your •clothes, send us your clcading . . . NOW! PHONE BLYTHF.VILLE;ARK. -I Have The - Buyers! Gfencoe Hotel DON EDWARDS "The Typewriter Man" (ROYAL, SMITH. CORONA, AND REMINGTON PORTABLE! TYPEWRITERS | 118 N. 2nd STREET PHONE 3382 j (Every Transaction Must Be Satisfactory) NEA Service, Inc. ,:xxx "S :ho\v the change came about. If anyone had ever fold me the day would come when I'd be prepared to giye up the material advantages I'd struggled for. I'd have thought he was nuts. And if he'd addetf that this would come rbout because of a girl, I'd have ).-een certain he was ripe for a slraitjacket. All of which goes to show to what extent a fellow can reverse his slant on life. And so the following afternoon I drove over lo Boggio's new penthouse. It .was my first visit there and he was still in the process of getting settled down. I wondered if that-was the reason for his haggard look. This having bean another one of his sudden unexplained moves. Boggio wasn't in a talkative mood as he showed me around, so I didn't ask any questions. We wound up in the library with sets of the classics .bound in rich Morocco leather. I didn't have the guts, right then, to tell him he was soon going to have more use for the Criminal Code than for the novels of Jane Austen. He was about to oase himself into an armchair when he remembered something. "How about a drink?" "Okay. Scotch and soda." He went into the living room, fumbled around, and came back with a tray. For himself he had brought a glass of milk. "Stomach still bothering you, Virgil?" I inquired. "What's it to you?" It wasn't a thing but It didn't co»t anything to ask. I shrugged, downed my drink, and poured myself another. For a few moments neither of us spoke. I wasn't exactly afraid, put I didn't know how to ttart. When someone has owned yoxi for about 10 years, it's hard to tell him you've torn up the claim check. I made some . more small talk. "How come you're all ,-ilonc?" "Gingers shopping. The kidV driving her." * * * pHE way he answered I knew something was wrong. Bogcio wasn't talkative. But on "the other hand he didn't generally use words as if he had to pay a tax on them It dawned on me that Ginger was still n good-looking girl and that Don was out of knee pnnls. JInybs his reluctance to quit Boggio's employ wasn't based entirely on financial considerations. .But I didn't get a chance to dwell on that idea. Boggio, who had been cleaning his nails with a silver paper knife, looked up at me "Well, what is it? You didn't come here to ask about my health." H was nice of him to make it easy for me. I took a deep breath. "I'm quitting you, Virgil. I don't want to have anything more to do with the rackets." He gave out with an ugly, humorless laugh. 'Another of your moral periods," he said. "Each time they hit you, you want more dough." For n moment he continued fiddling with his nails, then tossed the knife aside and crashed his fist on the bleached mahogany desk. "Enough is enough, Leo! Don't start provoking me. You signed a contract, didn't you?" "You've got me wrong, Virgil. I don't want any more of your dough —ever. And what you've already given mo I'll return. I've kept mv accounts straight and I'll manage somehow." Now that he saw 1 was on the level he became livid. He slowly got out o£ his chair and walked over to me. The noise his hand made as it struck my face was like the crack of a whip. I didn't move and he struck me again and again. Then, panting, he returned to his chair. i stroked, niy checks, "you snmuant nave Clone mar, virgn,-' I saul. He stood up again and began pacing up nnd down, nervously clutching his hands behind his back. I waited for the inevitable spcovfc and it didn't take long in coming. '"THE amazing thing about it was the way he switched from an aggressive lone to n whining opa. It was a nodge-podge of fhre.A promises, and appeals. If I knew what was healthy for me I'd think twice before taking a runout powder. And if I was smari enough to come to my senses before it was too iate, I wouldn't regret it. He wasn't going to live forever, and some day someone would take over his enterprises. Up to now I'd been the logical heir. But he was getting sick und tired of tho trouble he was having with me. I£ it continued he'd start looking for someone else . . . He went on and on, and it was only when he paused to drink some milk that I was able to put in my two cents \votth. "Virgil," I snid, "this isn't get- ling us anywhere. The sooner -• "' realize I'm going to stick by v. I said, ilie better it'll be for both of us." I might ns well have saved my breath. Either lie had suddenly become hard of hearing or he was too engrossed in his own oratory to listen. When a man gets really worked up, he's liable lo say much more than he wants to. I learned sopw interesting facts. Ginger was j tip with him and he knew it. Ti moving into the penthouse was a desperate attempt to win her back. But it looked as it it wisn't doing much good. Ahd then be had another big headache. Rugg was demanding a regular rake-off and BogRio almost regretted the triumphant AiijtiiUal I'd obtained. It was no usa trying fo argue when Boggio was in this kind of n mood. I stuck it for as long ss I could, Then, when he went into the pantry to gat some more milk, I edged toward the door. He was still gabbing, good and loud, when f softly slippen put. .(To Bo Continued).

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