The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 14, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 14, 1944
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PAtiE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE COUKI13H NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS , ; THE OOUHIKR NKWB OO. .„ .,' ,. H W.-.HAINXa, Pubtabfc- BAMUEL P NORRI8, Editor JAAiES A OATENS, *dv«rtliiln« Manager 8olr Natlomu Advertising Repre«enwil»eii: iVallnw Winner Co., New York. OhlcilifO D«i- -rvli. AllaiiU Memphl« as second CUM m»tt«i it iu« post- si Kyuir.vttle, Arksrjas. viri^er tcl of Oon, October 9. 1917 Served by the Dnltod J. . SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier la the city of Blyibertlle, Me pet feel, or USj i*.t month. By mall, wlthtn a radius pi 40 miles, MOO peir • ear, $2.00 (or six months, 11,00 for three mouths; >y maU outside 50 mil* MM 110,00 per rear payable In advance . Mr; Churchill's Fight .Winston Churchill's -character hasn't.'.' changed since the days of when he rallied and personified in'fi lonely, magnificent., stand ; gainrL the victorious German armies. Today he is older and wearier, MS all British psnplc are. Bui he is still fiylit- ing for what lie econsiclers 'Britain's best- iiilere'als with stubborn courage. And it is hard not to admire him I'oV it, how'avcr out of sympathy one may be with some of his methods. His courage was evident in his Commons' speech ''defending, the unpopular British policy : in Greece. "If 1 am lo blame for this'action," he said, "i will gladly accept dismissal of the house. But if I -am not dismissed, make no mistake about it, we shall persist in this* policy of clearing Athens ... of all those who are rebles to the constitutional authority'of Greece." Tl'ere was a similar lack of eqnivo- ' catidn in hi.'-,,appraisal of Count Sforai: "Wo do :iot trust the man nor would we put the slightest confidence in any government, of which he is a dominant •: member," • , Mr. Churchill's reasoning is not hard to fathom! He is intent- uppn preseerv- ing '.the Britis!) Empire, and maintain- 'i*;,'its place between the two stringer powers of the United States and Russia, And his task is not-easy. . Britain has been bled while by this Vi'ari Most of !ier foreign gold reserve is • gonfev rijueh of her foreign .investment has; raeri suld, or'. destroyed by ih« enemy', or'is now .'in'enemy luinds. She has suffered appalling:.losses in, shipping, domestic property, and civilian and military casualties.' . Britain's greatest'.aiu! most immediate : .\yc&pon is nov; Influence.'And Mr. Churchill is using it—backed by force of arras i!-necessary—to promote and defend friendly', factions in Greece and western :European .countries, with a view toward future alliances with a favorable government. Mr. Churchill is fighting, if not for the British Empire's life, at least for its place in the sun. And he appears to consider thr.l, when "conflicts arise, this fight is more important than'previous ; and less pressing commit meiils sucli us the Atlantic Charter. The American government obviously feels that some of his methods arc nol compatible with' the effort to es- lablish world peace. And that feeling is shared by many in Britain, despite Mr. Churchill's whopping vote of confidence. Our government feels, as Mr. Churchill must have when he signed the Charter, that English confidence in an Italian statesman is not the prime qualification for that statesman's inclusion in an Italian government. We feel, as Mr. Churchill surely has felt in the past, that the best foundation for a world peace organization is not a preliminary framework of rivalry, suspicion and side alliances such as helped lo make a mockery of the League of Nations. Discontent with pence settlements helped to produce Mussolini and Hitler and the present war. The strong Brilish and Russian pressure on neighboring countries is bound to foster more discontent after Germany's defcal. To avoid a repetition of recent history (his country will havu to use its great strength and prestige lo press with increasing vUfor for more sensible and ethical procedure. Nice Work, Senor By' lii.s testimony in (lie Tummy Dorsey trial, Senor Antonio Ica/a won himself a good bit of newspaper space, a ride bad; lo }m native Panama, and the promise (hat if be ever comes back In the United Stales, he'll lie tried for )s:rjtiry. Thai might KM in lo soldi! Ihe bill with lYnor Icaxa. Kut it seems to us lh iii. be ha.--, a vote o!' thanks due him. Senor u:. :;i, through a confusion of .sJoric.s, .'Uicra:f!<!(! i:i breaking up the trial over ths: Ilaltle of I he Balcony, or Who Carved the licauliful Nose, in .short order. Me saved California taxpayers Kome' money, if not enough. And he set precisely the proper tone for this pretentious to-do about a blotto brawl. The Battle of. the Balcony must have made fascinating reading for the men .fighting the battles of Lcytc and Sanrbrtickcn and the Cologne plain. But. for the sake of those fighting men's blood pressure, our future domestic tramiuiliiy, and the postwar safety of the litigants, we think Senor lea/a performed a real service in erasing the Battle of the Balcony from the news columns and air waves as quickly as he did. Something to Crov/ About Nothing recently has strengthened our faith in cur fellow man more than the knowledge that New York, in the midst of the live fowl shortage, has opened il!= poultry show and that at last count all 2000 potential broilers > and j fryuij-j were present, and accounted for. SIDI OUNCES THURSDAY, DEC15MHEK 1-1, 104-1 Think It'd Come to This? £u THS't SAY It is n grrct niliiske In suppose that bccauio nil nnticns liai'e cn"nl rljlits they are therefore equally impririr-.r.L :uv.\ equally ellcctivc as factors f:r keeping the peace. They arc rot.— —Hnrcld I!. Butler, British minister to Washington. The next war, it It o:ciirs, will nol be conducted by Heels cf ships i.nd planes but by V:ng-riuige borne- and rockets, which are nt Ihe threshold of iiiHol:! development and expander.. It v.ill be a war of Ions-range artillery duels nci-ois the oceans.—Capt. Eddie Rlcken- backer. » * • According to recent enemy reports. In War r.?nrt Mllms drives Hollywood and Broadway actrcsic.s give cue kics (or Bond, Also in mirie eiiinccr, each tlins I lie actress strips off fomc'cf !\cr clothe", Fpcc'.alors r.rc made lo buy bonds. TIMI:; ly bnibarie. methods they are bol- .-tcrlng tlic (iiH'.r .'lore p.-.triolism of the igmrant Yankee in:i'.(r:.» Goro Niihano. former New York corrc;|}jncc-i:t for J.v) newspaper, in Jap broad- CiVit. Lsst June c::r 1C5!imcter ho\vil-«rs hurled li RHuilcv o! a miUicu hiph cxplcslvc shells nt the Germans, in Scpten-.ter. juM. ilirce months later, they lircd a miiK:n anci i< h,ii; rounds^Mx times as much—Trr;s;i:vy Soeretnry Henry Morgcn- thau Jr. Ore; t men sometime-; l;s; the rein;, an;l lose their hEEd.-. This Ilin.-. let us hope Hint they will relaln them and that when victory is assured they will .-it (V.wiL mid reckon what the future Is going to be IMI- ih>'ir own countries as well as for other lands— David Lloyd George. "You had Ihe store send them as a (jifl? Oh. djwir! And 1 wrote your sister 1 was haiid-scwiiij; (hose filings for her nivselt'!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By Wliliua Ferguson , ARE BATCTHE ONLY .ANIMALS '-TM/ST CAN FLY? inr, IT IS ESTIMATED, HAS CLAIMED 4O PER CENT OF ALL THE. IRON PRODUCED IW THE LAST , ONE-HALF CENTURV- ANSWER. Bats arc the only •mammals that can fly, but not the only atifnii;!^, :, ;: nce birds and even insects bcioug to the animal tingdc-: NEXT: On Hie way to Tokyo. In Hollywood BY EKSKINE JOHNSON NBA Staff Corresjwntlent Closeups and long shots of the best show of the week, "The Battle of the Balcony," or "The State vs. Tommy Dorsey, Pat Dane and Al- Inn Smiley": Although boasting nu nil-star cast and crammed with mystery. sex appeal, suspense and confusion, "The Baltic of the Balcony," as played i'» n Lo<> .'.r.seles courtrcoin, Hays, slowed down a couple of scenes. Asked to repeat the- language Tommy Dorsey used, Hall blushed in his best movie manner and refused because ladies were present. You could see the influence of the Hays training reflected in ilic perspiration on Hull's forehead. H teok five minutes tor the iwlgf to finally discover what Dorsey had said lo liis departing guests. The defense objected lo ihc words Visit Us In Our NEW BUILDING Located at 121 E. Main St. T. I. 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Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Phone 2291 would" make any Hollywood scenario I " c "'" m I's'asbfif when Jon nails writer blush with shame. You c;m : ccat^was mi reduced r.r, evidence. It drive a General Sherman General through the holes in the plot. The .asttng is bari. The clinloeue Is rep- ctllious. Jon Hall, [or Instance, was 378 times. He nlso iinoncri "to the best of my recollection" 212 times, was in rt<8. 1 :. Fiinlly the district attorney cr.tnprcmiiccl. raying to the jury: "Yen will noto Uic parting of the WT;IVO in nine placer, on this coat— in cine place the weave parted io much that it also parted the lin- " according to the demon statistician '"=• Otevcr dialogue. on our staff. Things like this would ' S"'" 5 '" 1 ' u ' e .courtroom bobby never happen In the movies. There are moment. 1 ; when the dialogue is rockers swooned. Not, at Jon Hall but !U his n-.isr. A phatogruph of Jon Hall, taken Hall, with all due modesty, sale!- u ™ d "- vs :<[|cr tho "Sl'l, was ii;- "Thcre wouldn't nr-^. -u,, ., , ' Iroriuccd as exhibit A. During re- if I had hit him first" °" ( c^s, it turned up missinn. The clerk ^ACACIA/TREE ©1944 BY NEA SERVICE.IMC. nli lllcrs ciid-r ullli ilr.-iMn stMiril^. II Is Hi-roll's orili-r (li:il :ill llr- l>rr*v mull- vlillitri'ii inuliT (ivn yi-.-ir* til- sdilii. Mtfhiil IK.||I(SI In 11 ri-t'rnlty iilnnlcil ni-arln Irt-c, mid ri-iiiintls Civiu 111;] I II is Ihi- IfrTiriMV cnsriiiii III (iraul ,-in :n-:irl:i onl.v 1111 Ilir lilrth nl :i ihiu^filvr. 'n,!- Mil, 1 1 ITS rillr nu:iv l-'l,.\,S)IIIArK, ,!,,,.) li:,s >».-,rri.'il liTs- liriilln-r .l.n, : illi:iiL-v nr,I,,,,, st-til .Inilil- llvfivllh Win- |I:KS sin- Our Boarding House with Maj. Hoopie Out Our Way orney erry Geslcr's brie J R Willinrrtc tvol " vcncl!Ulmm<1(1 " Wi>s J, f\, V¥ II llUmS , brief cast, thomjh. because COM1M DOWM JUMIPER. TH- HOSS FELL OM ME, BUT I 'SPECT IT'S JUSf A, SPEAIM--UH WHLITS TH' BIQ OH, OME ER DEM PRIZE CALVES H/\S GOT A, SUSPICIOUS LUMP OM HIS SRlSVilT, AM' CVCT'S DE VETERIMARY SUROEOM WlF HIS VOLUWTEER HSLPER.S AM' I WAS ISJ A SMITH A, 1 F1SH", I'D DOME BETTER. IT C 2.7S? — SUPPOSE EPW YOO— £ OB5EEVS WE . eft- LJM.! ^ err BUT I'LL 8E RSW LET'S ALL i NAUCiHTY WORDS iieemeel lieivspaucrineii and p!io- ! Censorship, even without Will ( toKmplicri, c;l swi|:iny it. They 11——. nslly fouijel the evidence in Defense Attorney Jerry Geslcr's brief case, the se Jerry | had picked it U|i by mistake. AJCRE DIALCC'rUE G1EELGR: Your hair was very leu; »t Ibe lime, .Vr. Hall, with very long siriebnrtis? HALL ibrlghtcits. up — chance lo plug pictures!: Yes. Mr, Giesler. It was R picture T \v;xs working O n, "Queen of the Nila." G1ESLER: Not "Gypjv Wildcat." HALL: No sir. GIESr.BR: N'o.v we have the erctl- • Its well established. i If Academy Oscars were avail' able for the production, here are the best bets. Best character performance: Alhn Smiley for his' expression when .Mrs. horsey was claimed to have said of him, '"That bum, I ricn't want lo even mention , his name." Usrsey will hive no i contenders iu the race tor the litle of "Sentimental Gentleman of ] Swing," although Jon Hall made a ) Garrison finish which found him losing by a nose Best acting performance: Attorney Jerry Giesler, as usual. \\'h:i( llruMis I--|nvr;i'.« lir The United States sustains an annu.vl low of S-tCO.OM.flOO in the l.SOO.OOO.OSO ions of soil which are washed out of its fields. Read .Courier News Want A0». IV T-Tr. was like Drusus. The im- por', at her wprds struck .loci as n vicious blow. "Like Drusus, ' ho echoed, and his lone brought the bright blood to her cheeks and anguished tears veiled Hie direct fiolficn glance lie had learned lo trust. Tears pointed her -silken c-yc- Inshcs and dried on her hot checks even as they fell, and a:. Michal looked at Joel she \vas unaware of her tcnr.i. Uiml ;-.:: she \var, from the pain of \voun;l- cd love for him that ho had no: (jucs-^c.'i. "lie was .lonal'iia.'i'.- son,'' she said. And her tone \va? as wicked as the question his echo had held. The rnyii of the sun were- ciar.- jling as they struck the while buildings of Belhlohcm, visible above the bell of olives that girdled the hill. .And Joel's unreasoning anger was as merciless and as scmv'ainn as that fiery body of light easting the pitiless rays. "Surely thou art as Jezebel nun Klohim shall destroy thce!" "I wish," she said bitterly, "I wish I had remained a widow i;i Israel. That 1 Ind not yielded mine heart to foolishness and wedded the brother of Jonathan!" "I wonder not that Jonathan died!" Joel declared. "Didsl-thon belroy him to thy Roman friends as Jezebel betrayed Nabolh?" Michal had controlled her anger now. She could wound as grievously as she -was wounded. She applied lhc lash of her anger skillfully. "Thy heart is a garden of iniquity wherein the weeds of unjust suspicion flourish! Surely thy family shall perish even as Jonathan, and thy name be forgotten in Israel!" He matched that with a thrust that struck deeper than !>e could know. "If thou art barren I shall lake unto myself another wife. One that shall not be -as thou art but shall be obedient unto her husband as knowing her need of me." The Icars were gone from Michal's golden eyes, her E'"-ncc was provocative and her voice mocking as both veiled the sharpness of her anger. "Shall we call our son Dctn, Joel? For I am nol barren." "Dan," fit' said, "Dan." And surprise had takon his breath that lie might say no more. "CO thai thou mayost bless him as Jacob blessed his sea," Michal rei\)inded.hini. "Dan shall , oo a serpent by Il5e way, an odder i in the path/' I "Xay," he denied her. "If thou boavcs! a son to me and woulcist ' call him Dan, !ie shall be, a judge of his people." 'That he may judge his mother, even as thou judged me," she said bitterly. "I would not judge thce, little Michal," Joel exclaimed. "I would not judge thec for thou art dear to me." 'Yet thou art ever judging!" she cried. "Nothing that I can do pleaselh thce and 1 am weary of this constant quarreling." "Thou challenge-si my every word," he saul quietly. "And "i liud no way lo please thec. I am not wise that i should understand the moods of women." "What woitldsl thou understand, Joel?" Michal questioned, and she was nol angry now, nor mocking- Thc shepherd's eyes sought for sign of. the coming motherhood sho hinted, and had found none when he replied. "1 would know how I might win thine heart, Michal." "By forgetting Jonathan and Malachi," she murmured very low. art perverse," lie declared. "Thou Icadcsl me to hope for thy love while thy heart scckest only lo confound me." "Thou art unwilling to believe " Michal said. "Thou canst not give loyalty imto thy wife since then givcst thine all to 1hy brother who is dead. And his death his only excellence," she added. His anger rose again at her words. Surely if she despised his family she could m>t love himself, and the hope she had given him in the present hour was darkened by his deepening anger. He < sat in silence while she sought once !>:ore to win Him from his old allegiance and rfiield herself from (lie exhaustion of nerves that had frightened her in their quarrels lately. "In Betiileiiem they understand," she. said. The heat was oppressive. It seemed to have drawn from Michal the fuel of her vitality ;;o that the flame- of Her spirit grew quiet ami she was like a sun- wearied flower. A white rose i drooping. Even her curls had lost tlieir rispncsr, nr.d fell in soft ringlets upon her shoulders. The hand that TO often had hidden its tremor in hev curls was pressed now againsl her heart as though to hide the tremor there, and Joel recalled rumors of Jerusalem's market, as she spoke of Bethlehem. In that square of bargaining and vindictive tattling of gossip from far parts of the world, from ligypi, and Ethiopia, from Tyro and Sidon and from courts of Rome, would a shepherd's wife be named? ..... (To Be. Continued) . ... '•, \\--\Y

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