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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

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PAGE'.FOUR BLYTHEV1LLB COUKIEK NEWS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 35, 1944 THB'BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS > • THt, OOCKOh N**(8 OO , R w HAItm, PubU^b*-- -BAMOia. r NOMRia, Editor 'X oXrew Sole NUiuriil AdTerttrtng (J«pr*««ot»llT«» JVtllar* wttmet^Oo, New Yotk Chicago D»- rM. Atldnti- Memphta * fverj Eutewf a* otcoud cl*» nwlUi »t th* port- ,ffti c at Blytbevllle Arkan*** '«><!« »cl at Oon- i/ess October 9 W7 * , Served by tb« United Pr«*> j ,- HOBSCR1FTION RATES By carrier 1 1 th* city of Blyibevtlto. SOc per «eei,'ur B5\, cr munth ' - ' Bv mull wiltmi 6 r&dlu* pi 4U [WlM. MUO P« ear' 12 00 (or si« month*, IJOO foi ttuw monUu; ,y maU outside 60 rallf aorwi 11000 per yew oayaple A 'Professional' Enemy 'Tie popular serial nivsteiv, Happened .to-Hitler?", is still running. Noi)oddy,.helieves! Dr. Gooblicls,' whose solutions are feebly- resolved an tl fail lo produce the allegedly liale and hearty- corpus; delicti. But' nobody, else has any i!ir r ti}'hi explanations, cither. There are so many • rumors afloat that s. pcrscii begins lo doubt all of IheiV almost .as much .as he .does the Goebliels explanations. And so it is some comfort to come.upon a report on the Hitler mystciy, irom an Ameiican : officer in Germany, winch is bared not • on',rumor but on observation' ami logical 1 conclusion. ' This officer has been'watching the enemy as well as 'lien'tine him, since i D -Day; And he. has decided.-from thp \\-iiy the Ceiman army is 'being cm- p'o'ral I 1 a 1 Hi Icr is no longer in com. maud.- He finds the 'dwindling' enemy manpower being used with a ckill that ' -.n only mean tl at the intuitive Fucli- icr isn't calling signals any n\orc. Trie .headlong flitflU from IViincc | inighu well ha\e'deniora'iKed the Gei-• mansfcomplcteiy, the officei points out. Vet irj spite oi tnis and in spite of our continual blasting of'industry and transportation, the'e'nciiiy' is>putlog up a defense thqMhis, military observer calls "hignjv protesa'onaL" t > Pvgof of his Lonolusipiis is, evident in diii^sdisi-atches from tAe front. The Gei mijh admyja nob stopping the Allies, .ut i^ is ii'ftikin'g ttiem; pay, lor every gain. -Strategic jjOsilic'is are being defended' stubLorAV find^ieji'cel.v.iiut wivh an intelligence that^do^suVJ£t; Hitler's •* favorite worxi'"tan'ft'(ical i ''\oV("the strat- 'igy tr^Dt goes v<ith,i"-. ''< , >/. '' If iHimmlei' i^' Hd\Y_,top' dog -in Ger- m?.ny-^-»nd evidence points to that belief—fie seems content, .toilet ( prbfes- uopalfcsoldieis rl!U'-t'he,,rfi)i. A'rid, this, in a way. can be le'ssVeucdufagingHhan if Hitler, wcre/st-ill an jt'he saddle, . A professional comrnaricl [can make war knger--and costlier,' tjiari, Hysterical Intuition'. , * - •'/' But even if'Hitler is-fjut'of power cr incapasitaled, the^' vary-,duration eoi'ld r.lill cleiend pflrruuily on "political c'cvelopments inside' Germany., Should Himmfcr be-able'tct';keep the'army loyal lo him,-'uncl th'e' ge'nerhfs timen- able and subservient though 'still in militafy control, then Ihe Uar may drag on to*,thc Naxi-deci'ecd 'cliinax of na- tional''.suicide. But it U not beyond possibility that in the chaos that must accompany the Allied ^advance, the. regular arniy group might'seize control with the help of the GcsUvpp-hating population.- And this mightishorten the'war. -..;.", ThJ-s Junkers, .though they're a bad lot, hiven't .the reputation of continuing wars once 'they know they're beaten: ':."-. . . 'Let's Not Be Beastly' A truly alarming symptom of the "let'k not be beastly to the Germans" frame of mind if) seen in an announcement by Herman J. Fischer, president of-the Amateur Athletic Union Central Association, (hat Jap and German athletes "will be. welcomed" at the next Olympic Games, to be held ns soon as possible after the war. "After DIG last war," says Mr. Fischer, "spectators did not look upon athletes of Germany as men who had started a war against us, but considered them as individuals and respected them for their abilities." That's lovely. Lot's forget Lidice and the '"death march" of the Hataan prisoners, the crematoriums of Maidanek nnd the execution of the first Tokyo raider.s. Let's forget the ghettos Fiul the concentration camps, the hun- drfds of documented accounts of tor- lure by Japs and Germans. Mr. Fischer would havo us consider thnt as individuals,, .Japs and Germans are fine, decent, sportsmanlike chaps. Can it be that wo an; beginning to forget the sadistic cruelty of some of our individual enemies, or did some of us never believe that it really happened ? Are (he English and French, the Poles and the Czechs, the Russians and Chinese to stand up and cheer the German and Jap athletes, forgetting their millionr, of dead and maimed? We must live in this world with the enemy peoples. Hut we arc not obliged tp credit them with, sportsmanship, nor Ip forget the mild reproof of social ostracism. SIDIGLANCeS Another Unemployment Problem " '" Volatile Policies In tl:e light of recant political events in EiTcpe, climaxed by Foreign Secretary Eden's statement to Commons, it seems thai Britain is commotted lo a foreign policy 01 definitely -.Tory complexion. But it is also evident that do- mcsti'ally Britain b committed to a very' liberal r.rcgrar.i. Such things as the Deveniige Plan and the ; diift toward state-controlled industry are far to the left of our New Deal. • Together, these two policies are . a pretty volatile mixture, as Mr. Churchill - nnd Mr. Eden must be fully aware. And ivheii .the fighting in .Germany ends, the lid-might-blow off the kettle that now ccntnins the mixture. , So far as we can learn, Britain's domestic 1 'program seems to have more arpail than her foreign-policy. And if Mr. Churchill and. Mr. Eden are interested in a postwar continuation of ""(•he pre.sent government, the difference in popularity might be a tleterminihg t'actcr in closing 'the present rift between bur Sta'.o Department and the British Foreign Office. "Daddy.is starting lo open n can nl soup. Movn- 1 close the Uilchen door so 1 won'l boar v.'iiL.l Ik' :^,:.o?" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By WllUtLO F«-rgu»on Visit Us In Our NEW BUILDING Located at 121 E. Main St. T. 1. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler Dealer 121 K. Main jou wain lo DU> mure War ds SI:LL iis IHK FUHNITUKE ARE NOT USING, lor cash! Also liberal Iradb-lu »Uuwanc« for .>lil furJillure uu uew. Alvin Hardy Furn. Co. :i E. Main Ph.ine 2392 P5ARL tVXl ;,HA\VAMW "A CHAIR BOTTOAV.&'OESOM TOP OP THE CHAIR, "Says PAUL- THOSINEY. D/xis.. BIRDSTOBUflD UNA10LESTED THE FOUNDATION STICKS OF IK ' OWN NESl". • 1'urls & Service Phone ZIZ2 Buy Your Winter Supply of WOOD and KINDLING While It I j Available. PLANTATION OWNERS' SPECIAL PRICE ON 100 RANK LOTS! BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Blytheville. Ark. : Phone 2911 Try Our "Own Made" ICE CREAM tile Hickory inn Across From High School Recapping and Vulcanizing ADI) MFE TO YOUR TIKES- • Store* In tlie world of the .future, no nat'.'n cr,l be great;'whi;h is not IncitisUlal a.s well as agri- cultural—Donald,M/NelJoh nt Chungking. Within the past 90 days we have had to in- c'rcRcc by 25 per cent cur estimate "of the pro- ducllcn \ve Iflicvcd we wovild nicrl to fight the Jaiw aflcr Germany is defeated.—Lieul.-Gen. Rrel.'n EcnicrvTll, Anuy Service Forces chief. , - • • • To restore cur economic equipment will require perhaps 10 years, of effort End we rhnll i.:t l.i vc veblorcri ov.r iucli'slries for four or five yer.r;-.—French Ki;:i c .tor of .Information Pjcrre- Hcr.rL Tcilgen. » • • ' Our boys overseas aren't taking (ime off, and until General Marshall, General Arnold and Ad- mirnl King tell r.s definitely the war b over we'd better kcoi> working.—Lt. Gen. William S. Knud- liii. Air Tecl:r.i:r.l t~o:vi:c Command clilef. It i- r.n utter ir.i .;'.!ic for the enemy lo presume Ihr.t Japan v.'ill s:urcunib by. mere bombing r.Ur.d::.-Jap Planter Kuniakl Koiw. ' MODINGER-POETZ TIRE CO. '?_ NEXT When trees |rew dpwnlown. In Hollywood „. ERSKINL JOHNSON NEA S\aff Consispondent .waiter interrupted: "Yes, I know," he said, "But !b meat?" Wth 'Maria Montcz is ing for. her little flock. "I ask you n experiehce to irlte home about. 'Do you want to he In pictures? But todav~ Maria brought along tier 'and she says, 'It's Ico early, mean I'iree sisters'— Lucita, Adita, and ing It' is lo early in the inornint, Consuelo-newly arrived from Santo to get up." • Domingo to make their home in j. Maria ordered corned beef has! Kollvwotfi:' ••.-..-'.'• . |, "Adltn,",5ho said, "is » iiroblciv Tile dialog, we'assure you, wns 1 want her lo do sonictlnnB—cvc rlghl out of llxi-tliird act of a if it is not constructive." George Abbott-madhouse. It just wasn't fair—o:je male vs. tour beautiful 'women.' Maria alone can throw any columnist, for a loss on the first .paragraph. We tried lo catch the eye of' Uie'LaRue's. boss, Billy Wilkerson, hoping he might rome over and Bh'e MS,'a little moral support. But he wisely was hiding. "What' will the little dollings have?" Maria clucked ns Luciln, Adita, and Consuelo surveyed the menu. "STEAK!", they all shouted In a blnst of English nn<i Spanish. The waiter said there were no steaks on the luncheon'menus. . Consuelo. II), would like to be dress designer. Maria is sending he to a Beverly Hi'.ls designing schoo Running true to form. Maria ju 'ork shoe rc- ,irs arc made •re with the same metlcu- tous care used for most expensive shoes. Our leathers are long wearing and the best available for this, character work. If you want wear and comfort Iry us. North; Phone till GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing -and Tire Repair WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Phone 2291 ACACIA^REE Maria was ordering ami talking about Lucita, Adila. and Consuelo at the same time. Lucita, 17, wanted a film career, Maria said. The Our Boarding H.OMse with Maj. Hooplc Out Our Way By J.R.Williams OME OMLV li-V lADDEfc t\£G GOT MORE CHEST AN' 1HAVJ 1H'- GUV WHO'S AT W1OP- AM' HE DCM't H\V6 HAUF AS FAR. TO BEMD COW10. 1 60 X PAR.TV OMC& A.S5D THE HAS GOT LOTS O TiNit:. 7O LOOK B°vCK. AM' SEC WHUrS HAPPDOiM 1 TO TH' SLO\V OMES- BUT TH' KNLF-FAST OWES CAJO'T SEE AMY-THING BUT TH'FAST OMES' SHlKT TA1L&.' HOUSES /XKO PLUSHES THE MIDDLE - MAM had to take time cut In talk aboi Slarta: She was wonderful, slie admiltc in her TOW picture, "Bo.very Broadway," but she was worried. "I am cbuatings my fans," si said. "I am in tlicc pictures so leetle. My fans will he mads at me. But eel ccs Ihc grcatc-sl dramalic jcrformance Maria has ever civcns. All the itudios ore now bumbard- In? me \vceth scripts." Maria s;iirl she was trying to arrange" an iutrcductbn for Adila and Consuelo lo Walter Pid^ccn, who is Ihcir "(Irnsm boat." But Luciin would -like to meet Cirirles Hoycr. "When you do," Maria warned : 'hcr, "don't faint ivhen he kisses you en Ihe cheek." , "HE will faint," Ludla said, beaming. STAY' AWAY FUOM . Maria' said she liacl warned Lucita, Ariltn, and Consuelo about Hollywood wolves. "Eel all depends OP. the woman," sh? lold them. "Can I go oul wilh Krrol Flynn then?" Lucita asked. "No!" Maria yelled ncro->s the toble. Maria said she had given them ome other coocl advice for their onduct iti Hollywood. "Keep the •omen on your tide." she snld she them. "Uo not make eyes on lice husbands." Everylhin^ was turning out so liccly, Mal'ta said, (hat mp.yte she- vould import her en(ire family to Hollywood. There is another sister and five brothers back home In Santo Domingo. * i _E ^._ >tiolinl mill i. nrr nlOTir ill tTic ll[ii th ilniwn S\VOTI]S. II Is Hi-roil'* orilrr Ihnt nil llc- ln-cu' limli- cliililrcli niiilrr l^vu yrnr.t lie- shiln. Mlclinl iMilnln <» n rrornlly plnnlrrt :»r:u-i;» ITPP, nnrt rrniimlH Ilicni l^nl It i* the Ucl>rvw riintutu to lilnnt an nonrln nnly oil tnr hlrlh of n ilmiixMi''-. The NoIilIrrN rlili! nivny. I'l. ASH HACK: .!i»-l I'll" ninrrlcil M-l hriitlirr .liinlillinn's willow, MIch^T. nut thi-rc :irr ninnj- llilliKN he *liirr» nol ninlcrHliiinl. ytrlillnir prrjuillce nunlnH .linin- tlinni Wlij- hn» "he Knit Jivna- tlinn'* aim. Mnliirhi. to llvr with the Hnrinn -\Tomnn. r'lnvlnr \Vhnl »vn» hrr rrlnltonslilii lo DTIIMIN. I''lavln'« lirotlirrf lie ilc- tiTIillnrM ti» Hull thr nns^orK !n the Biisslji i>f the markclpliirc. » * * that another year would pass before he came to her, she spoke of him. "Joel, if Drusus would I should be quite come now, happy." He replied vnilrtly, mindful of the disturbed state .of her body and mind. "It is likely he conies with the boals returning this month." She protested as one certain of her knowledge, "Nay. He will not come. Ho has not come since I married thee, save when he took Malachi from me." 'He took the child? But thou 'CONCKKTK ^r i" "Hum C*f.tfO»a Til* & C«!»er« Co. IN Bethlehem, in the month of ••- Tisri, when the summer's heat reached iis final overpowering peak, when men sat upon Uic housetops sipping a cooling drink sweetened with rose petals, and Iheir sandals were laid aside and their feet washed of the day's dust, Iherc were those who spoke of Michal. When the threshing floors were swept of their grain nnd the fat figs promised a goodly harvest when apples hung templing to the daughters of Eve and the olive harvest should have been uppermost in the minds of men; who grapes were ripening, in this sabbatical year when many would go free, there were men in Bethle hem who wondered would Micha go free at last from the bonds o the past. But there was no breath purity in Jerusalem's market, an seeking to Icnrn her secret there Joel heard no word of Michal, B that remembering her promise o a child for him, he found it eas io be gentle with her and was amazed at her sweetness when their quarreling was laid aside. She was not always thus, yet there were times when she spoke of Malachi, regretting his absence, and once oi Drusvis. All unaware idsl seiid him, surely!" he said, mazed. She was loath to admit her cart's desire to Jonathan's brolh- r, and spoke sharply. "How houlrist thou know how my heart origcd to keep the'lad? Or hast tiou no mind for how il panteth or the return of Drusus?" '.'Will he bring the boy?" Joel would tell thee, my husband," she said in mingled surprise and wonder. "I jvas eyes to the blind and feet to the lame and : there was none that held me in contempt un(il thou didst'return to do so." He disowned her charge. "Thou are held in my hcarl, Michal, and all-my will is not enough to remove thee." •. . His words pleased her so' that she recovered her happy spirit and leased him gently. "Yet in I thine heart thou makes'! me a byword of the people, and aforelimc I was a tabrel." Joel led her into the vineyard, her arms within his own, the sun casting a mantle of gold upon their shoulders. "Thou twisteth the words of my lips and thine own lips deny the love thou knowcst," he said. She pretended astonishment, "Nay, surely love for me is nol in thine heart! Thou dost cherish me for the child I carry." "For thyself and for the child," he said honestly. "Michal, when shall be the lime when thou shall be delivered?" Reluctance was a drag upon her words, "Thou must be patient, Joel. 1'or il is not soon that n\y TT -'•'• isked, and his own affection lor Malachi was in his voice. •Her hand released itsclt from iis lhat held il, and in the dark oi her' curls iis tremor was not visible. "Nay, Joel, he will not bring the child," Michal's voice was resigned. .'.'•.*.** 'TIS resolve to be gentle with •~ her broke under her words, 'Surely thine anger against Jonathan is of the devil's prompting," lie exclaimed. The dead have no voice yet Ihou art denying forever the voice of Malachi to the land of his father, and his word in the counsel chambers. How canst thou hold thy grudge even to thine own heart's sorrow?" "I may not tell thee," Michal said impatiently. "I may jiot tell thee and thou hast closed thine cars to the words of those who would." "Should ri Wan ask knowledge of his wife from the lips of other men?" he rebuked her. • Michal gazed at him in wonder. "Thou necdcst nol fear what they time comelh." He could wait if in the wailing she would be as pleasing as lately she had been, her 'longue less sharp and bitter and her words of Malachi the words of grief. "Thou wilt bring an acacia soon, Joel?" she asked. ' * * * TIER request met his ever un- 1 - 1 satisfied w o n d c r. "Why •ouldst thou have an acacia?" "That I might plant it. , That it should Tend the purity of its bloom lo my heart's unflowering wilderness," she told him quietly. "Thou speakcst riddles I may not understand," he answered. "For surely thy lovely face is the blossom of lliine heart, and there Is none fairer." , , "Jonathan," she said. "Jonathan found it not so." "Did not Jonathan love thee?" he asked bolc'<»y. She hesitated, uncertainty written on her countenance. Then wilh a smile she dismissed the past. "I recall not whether I asked him," she said. . (To lie Continued) ...^

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