The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 18, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 18, 1944
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..THE- BL-YTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS •- THK OQUKISR NEWS OO. • ' H. W. HAINE8, Publish*? . 8AMTJEL P. NORRIfl, Editor - JAMES A. OATENS, Advertising iiintgtr Bole Natidnal Advertising Representatives: •trabce Wltaer Oo., New York, Chicago, O». trWt, AU»nt», Memphis. Published Ever? Afternooi Except Hun<l»j - • Enterod as second class matter »t the poet- office at Blytheville, ArkanMs, under act of Oon^great, October 9, 1917, Served*by the Halted Pre« SUBSCRIPTION RATEa By carrier In the city ol BlyttieVllle, Me per week, pr 85J pet month. By mall, within a radius of 40 miles, $4-00 per Vear, $2.00 for six mouths, (1.00 for three months; oy mall outside 60 mile cone % 10.00 per year .payable in advance. Life irt the Old Boys Yet ! Dr. Earnest A. Iloolon of Harvard : is ri distinguished anthrbpologist. His • books—which iilclmlc "Twilight oi' Man" and "Why Men Behave Like Apes, ami Vice Versa"—are full of pungent and provocative thought. So are some of his statements, like his recent one on war. It appears that Dr. llooton disapproves of war. But it is certain that, he . disapproves of middle age even more. .' And he would lake care of both by „. bringing home our young fighting men ,; ami Idling them raise families while the men over <15 carry on the fight and - presumably kill themselves off. "We might as well have our coronary : - thrombois on the battlefield as on J,he - golf course," says the eminent doctor, ,'* who incidentally is B7. Dr. Hootoii is iiol alone when he deplores war's tragic waste of youthful life , and talent and promise. And few will ;•' quarrel with his Implication that; after - '15 the average man is no biological prize package. Bui his ultor contempt, of man's later years, which is going to send a lot of dvcr-'16ci's dashing to rc^ read Browning's "Rabbi Ben Eura" for '.. comfort, seems overly severe. The doctor argues thus: Most men at <i5 have completed iheir families mid .'the greater part of their life's work. ^They've had about enough of their fani- •-iiies, and vice versa. They might as well be satisfied to pay i'or past benefits "ami happiness by spending the rest of f.lheir years in service with the present •'and postwar armies. Food, shelter and j plenty of .cigarets (try and get 'em, doc)'Should bo, ample recompense: .In short, says (lie doctor, a man • killed in battle at 50 is no biological loss : find precious little economic loss, while a boy killed at IS loses his whole life, including ail the upbringing and education put" into it. Dr. Hooton has some sound argument on his side. Soine of history's • brightest pages were wittcn by -youngsters. The steamboat, cotton gin, elec- '.' trie light, telephone, airplane, phono- ""graph, and magnetic and wireless telcg- 1 rapby, fo name a handful of historic inventions, were the work of .voting men. And the world of the arts offers hundreds of examples of yotitliftil tnas- f-l$n $ -l-ir'^ ev i c ' cn t that some m'en "HfiVeI do'iVe"their best work when, according to Dr. Hooton, they should have been total washouts. Washington's greatness was just becoming apparent at 45. Tho versatile Franklin became a great statesman in his seventies. Lincoln was 52 when ho came to the .White House. Or. in our own day, there .is Franklin Roosevelt, who bacame President at 51, and Churchill, made Prime "Minister when be was past 05. But there is no need to go on. It would take a week to make up even a fairly representative list of contemporaries who, at <!5-plus, arc considerably more valuable than cannon fodder. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS Perhaps it might bo well, also, to mention a plan now being woi'kcd on l).v a group of aging men which woiild settle Dr. IJoblon's chlinon-rbddcr controversy by doing away with war en- tirolv. Two Birds With One Signature Wlien General dc Clnrillc signed the now Franco-Soviet treaty of mutual assistance and security, he accomplished perhaps the mdst brilliant act of his short political career. His signature did much Io restore France to her former place among world powers, to lake his government out of the "provisional" class, and to cnlinlice his own position ami international prestige. But the international importance of this alliance has diverted attention from its potentially equal importance within franco, where it gives promise of continued political stability and orderly recovery. Soviet Rtmin sow the fruits of a similar resentment 20 years ago in the .split betivoen Stalin mid Trotsky. It wasn't the only cause of (he split, or even the chief one. But men like Stalin and Molotov coilld libt forgc't that between the 1005 uprising and the 1.917 revolution they had worked inside Russia, living a life of suffering mid constant danger of imprisonment and Siberian exile, while Trotsky ah'd his circle lived and worked abroiul, ahcl In comfort. Some EUrdpemi patriots feel tiie same way" today. They Intel their choice aiid they chose not to escape or collaborate, but to i'ight the enemy fit the risk of death and torture. Thus they feel that they have earned the right to the dominant Voice in present and post- War 1 government. this feeling was particularly strong in pro-invasion France, even though it did not break out in violence, as in Belgium and Greece. And in Prance as elsewhere, Communists hnve had a strong' voice ih these militant groups. They life not hccessurily in the majority, and their motives may be spotlessly patriotic. Hut with their noted genius fo)' organization, the Communists are considerably in evidence. Now General de Gnullc is far from being a Communist, and it is most, unlikely that this new treaty will change his views, lint the treaty and the atmosphere of reciprocal regard in which it was conducted snould have a conciliatory effect in French Communists, especially those within the FFI. It remains to be seen how this treaty will effect Mr. Churchill's hope of strong alliances in western Europe. The immediate prospect, however, is one of benefit to France and to the vigorous prosecution of the war against, Ger- •tOTHCYSAT Ulie Hcd army Is undoubtedly tiic most powerful nml one of the best (mined armies In the World.—Maj.-Gen. O. Isnyeff. Fovict General staff. • » • I olily knew one Japanese to give himself up. He came in nml tnid he wanted to be an honorary member of the honorable Brilish Empire. We sent him off to a doctor, as we suspected lie n-ils raving mod.—fliig.-aen. S. P. Invln, bnch in London from Burma. * * The crux of the United Stales foreign trade problem is this: How cnn other notions be provided with dollar exchange fo buy American Kooils and pay tor American capital Invested abroad? 'llils problem arises Uecnuse of Ihe disparity between foreign goods ami capital and America's demand for foreign goods.—National Planning Association, SIDI GLANCES cv we* stfivicc. ate. T. M. nee. v. s. PAT. err, MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 194-1 "I'm #<>!)># to Icnodc yon cold with wlml I say when my sister cnlcrs the room, for conlrary to all jjag writers J'm no! goiiif,' Io ask for :i <|iiiirliT or say anylhiiijr i<> embarrass cither of you!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By Ferguson- IS UNLIKE tHAf OF ANY OTHER ANIMAL. THE HAIR FROM EACH KOOT BRANCHES INTO A SILKY BRUSH OF EIGHTY TO NINETY Vospect/ve Brides Ah$wer Jonesboro Ad JONESBORO, Ark.; Dec. 13 (ITP) —Remember, the farmer of hear oiieslioro who several weeks ago dyer-Used- for ft "good wife who vlll take rare 61 me and my five UHdren"? Weil, the farmer, Ellis Vllson, sdys he hns received 26 :tters from prospective brides, nnglng from .1C to 49. .Wilson Isn't sure he is .going to mrii-ry. But the widowed farmer idm.lts that If he finds the right ,he he, Will JMrrv' her. Since lie VihU hli. bride to be "entirely allsfled," he is visiting personally Ivise who hhswet his acivertte- lent. . In his advertisement. Wilson said hat "housekeepers are as scare as leh's teeth." So he- figured that he best way to get one is to marry. An automobile larger han a shoe box, yet giving a pow- r output equal to that of a present ay auto motor, is predicted for the liture. WHEN TQU WASH YOl'C HANDS OFF, ^oo OOHTWASH THEM 0Ff-y'%j AMSS MARS».R=T ANDERSON, - COPH. 1S44 UY HE* SERVICf. INC. 12-18 A B-29 CONTAINS S.OOO POUNDS OF . flCD. l>. S. PAT. CTF. NEXT: \V;is George Washington iiilerrslcd In avir.lionT In Holly wootl UY MiSKINK JOHNSON I the ^ginning and end of a per- NEA Staff Coric5]inii(lcnl ' feet cnri'cr." 'Mama," Joan Fontaine and But in (ho rushes mama's nose Olivia ilc Havllland have always looked all riulil. in fact, mama was said, "is the biggest ham in the all ij K hl. family." . . t , I "Not spectacular," she said, "but H was; Inevitable lliat mama J- I honest. A litlle hnnimy, although " silver-haired Mrs. Lillian Fontaine tried! Io niak'e it artistic." -would one day be in the movies. ,, IKE A 1A1-: itOllSON Mnnm hns acted every place in Hollywood except in front of n camera—on Little Theater stnge.s, nt (inrtlp. 1 ;, nt Army cnnips. She's played nil "kinds of roles— n 6-ycar-old Negro boy seeing his first movie, a princess on Hie bottom of the sea, a woman ti-oppcvj in a revolving door, in that one everyone thought she was drunk. So mama U now in the movies, just like everyone predicted, playing the role of June Wymnn's mother In '"llie Lost Weekend." "Please be careful of my nose," mama warned director Billy" Wilder before the llrsl. scene. "U : s rather large." Director Wilder look a pood look, "1 like it," he said. He walked nroim,t mama and looked "H fascinates me." he said. Our Boarding House with Maj.Hoople Out Our Way Mnnm's first scene wns in profile She groaned. "This," she said, "is HOLUO.' = YC CHIEF CROCKe'riv DE LUKE TllSKs VOU GOT THERE, X 6ET YOU BUST A t-OT CF SM5CERS . THE MAJOR'S BROTHER LOOK SOWETMlWS LIKE HIIA, BUT DON'T MIND TMM SO LOWS AS GOSH, LACE RIGHT FROM! YOU EE= COIMG WEXT-' Mama reminds you of Mae Rob son. Only younger. Wilh a personality lhat bubbles like Joan and Olivia. She's glad Joan has stopped play ing thote neurotic roles. "Peopl were l)e»!milny to lliink she rcallj was neurotic," she said. .Mania was on the stage In Eng. land lout" before Olivln and Joai were born. When the family movec to Hollywood, she yave dinmntii riMiriings at clubs nnd colleges, re- Dewing iier Interest In acting. She studied for a year with Mme Maria Oiispciisknyn. then tourci Army camps as Aunt Martha li "Arsenic and Old Lace," aiy ap pi'arccl in 85 performances o "Night Must Fall" at the Actor Laboratory in Hollywood. it was while studying with Mme Ouspenskaya lhat mama got mlxw up in that revolving door in a ho to! lobby. Mine. Otispenskaya tenches tlv Stanislavsky method of draraati training—pretending to be some oni or doing something, largely In rmn tomime. C;>mc Lesson N'o. 7 — a womai trapped in n revolving door. Mmna went to diiiiier nt the lio tel. Going home, she went througl the revolving door and decided t do a little home work. For 15 min utes she went 'round nnd 'roiuu A crowd gathered but mama cildn' hot Ice It.. sin: \v.vs ,\ SENSATION Mama finally stopped rcvolvln and staggered back tulo the lobby The spectators were roaring. "I made a complete fool ot my self," mama chuckled. "But nex day everyone including Mme. Oils l>enskaya sairt I nave the best pe tonnnncc she hart ever seen of . woman trapped in a revolving door It was eass'. I was still revolving." In caso you haven't guessed i niniiiii Is a characler. She lives i a thiy one-room apartment in Hoi ly« p ood. spurning offers of Joan anc Olivia Io live in their big mansions _j===t About 7000 mites of coaxial ca ~~ WPS «-lll form a neln'oi'k strelchin froni Boston to Los Angeles to b used to carry up to 480 different telephone channels simultaneously, as well as television pictures, after the war. Six-yenr-okl Lucille Tiolsch. . above, Ims tiech Flllslnirgh's ; "bannna Ulrl" for the lasl four yeai-s, because she nUisl eat ; .from six lo 10 pounds ol the ; fn.ll! daily. Those are doctors' ; orders if Lucille, victim of rare ! coeliac' disease, is to slay alive , She can't digest fals, slnrc)ic.s, or most sugars, but harcl-to-gel . or most sugars, lul )iard-to-£et ; bananas keep ht'r weight nor• mol. don't u[fcet her digestion. AFTWA LIFE & ACCIDENT S*-%Ia I l^« INSURANCE CO. E, H. FORD, Representative 200 Lynch lililg. Recapping and Vulcanizing * * ADD LIFE TO YOUR TIRES MODIimPOEIZflRECO. Hwy. 81 North Phone 2211 NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS Termites may be ruining; your property. Call me to check up without cost or obligation. RATS, MICE AND HOAOfI COXTItOL GUAHANTEK1) WORK 309 K. Kentucky H. C. BLANKENSHiP I'lione 2350 PRESCRIPTIONS frwhwt Guraateed Bc«t Prie«c Ksrby ' iWorh shoe n- jpairs are made here Kill) the . same meticu- _ ^_^ A'ous care used for most expensive shoes. Our leathers are long wearing and the best available for this char-, actcr work. If you want wear and comfort try ns. Pianiers Hdw. Co., 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, BlytheTille, Ark, Buy Your Winter Supply of White IHs Available. PLANTATION OWNERS' SPECIAL PRICE ON 100 RANK LOTS! BARKSDAIE MFG. CO. Blytheville, Ark. Phone 2911 GUARANTEED T1EE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repair CEILING PRICEH Phone 2291 VII hatl flung an or.mge capo' across her shoulders nnd it trailed in untidy splendor over the sky as she hastened before the sun, \s'hen Flavia sought JoeL Flavin's own slioiilders were covered with a tliKguisingly heavy robe, dark and rough, nnd a stair was in lief hand. In the faint li#ht she conltl have been mistaken, for « shepherd's wito and none who knew her would in n glance have seen the mistress o£ Bethlehem's inn. Joel, with his arm about the neck ot a ewo that had brought forth twins, held the sheep no\v on its back that the small lamb- lings might more easily nurse. It was customary thus to hold n ewe whose young v.'ere too weak to nurse naturally, but it presented Joel with the problem of holding two small helpless creatures with on« hand, while they drank. It was an exhausting task, so that upon recognizing Flavia he was immediately angry with her because sh* was not Michal. She sat down by him anil took ;\ lamb into her own clean hands, knowing she would have to hold it until her arm grew weary and the Limb's smnlt sides had plumped out with ils dam's milk. She stopped Joel's impatient words directly. "This day," she said, "this day thou shall look upon thy firstborn son, and tliou hast thought for thy puny lambs!" His firstborn son! Michal? "Michal is sleeping," Flavia said, answering his unspoken need. And was all unprepared for the flood of bitter words lie released. Jofl was weary and his nerves ; fretted. AH that night he had (ended lambs and aided ewes in lambing. All night MichaVs pain had wounded him. All night lie i had kept his hands oiled and lie wfis sick of the smell of oil, olive \ oil, So he Iwd tended sheep while Michal gave birth to their child! 'Ml night he had worked alone •mrt worried without knowing why. Me turned his unreasoning ingcr upon Flavia. "So my son s born! Doubtless Michal shall end him to Rome as she sent the son of Jonathan. It she could ?ive her firstborn to the Roman Sods, is it to be thought she will withhold the son ot Joel whom she despises!" Flavia must hold the nursing amb while she told him. For it :s like that the great or tragic nomcnts of lite come to most of is, come while we do the Immblc task at hand and pride forbids our quitting. So Flavia found words to tell him, the shepherd iiusband of Michal, words to tell lhat Michal, who had been Jonathan's wife, was not the mother o£ Jonathan's son. "Michal hns not told thce? Nay, Michal would not tell thee what was not her secret to reveal. Malachi is my son." * t « "ATALACHI thy son!" ho exclaimed in unbelief. "We met at Rachel's tomb, Jonathan and I. My husband was old and tyrannical and Jonathan's betrothed was a child. And we were maid and man." "So that thou transgressed the law." "Tho law, Joel? Is there older law than that" a man shall seek a woman for his own wlicn lie has looked upon her nnd found her desirable? Is llie law olrtcv than a woman's instinct to give to her beloved?" Flavia almost dropped the lamb as slio turned to him, forgclting as sho did all but the need tc jnsliiy Jonathan and herself and a love long past. "There was no thought between us that we should do wrong. Ah, there was no thought ol any bill ourselves! Not even o£ little Michal. ^ "The olives were heavy on the roes and the grapes ripening in. .he terraces, and tho wliole world, wns vivid with harvest. Dales and figs and pomegranates." Her ,'Oice became very soft as she re- j incinbcrcd that this was Jonathan's brother. "Men were galh- ' ering the ripened fruit, Joel. Dost thou wonder Jonathan took myself? 1 was ready and his Michal had not yet ripened into womanhood." Joel said sternly, "Thou didA tempt him unlawfully." "Tempt Jonathan!" she exclaimed. "But of course I did," she said quietly. "There was never a beautiful woman who did' not tempt Jonathan. Hast thou ; not learned thai from Michal?" i Joel gazed into the well of the past and Michal's mocking voice echoed in his cars, "I would not raise a sheep to be seed unto Ihy brother Jonathan!" The lamb in Joel's hand finished nursing and he put it down Ecntly, aware ot Flavin's impatience with the one sho held. "Doubtless she told nnd I did not. understand," he acknowledged. "I hove been blind these many months and would nol sec." Flavin felt the lamb's side becoming warmer and plump as they extended with plenteous milk. "Jonathan had greater love for Drusus, my brother, than for me," she said. "Their.-, was a friendship ot years, and I was but a season's pastime, although he never forgot that I had borne his son, his little Uoman." Malachi ran inlo the past JcA visioncd and lie saw that FlavtT was right. And Michal, also, for the child was like Dritsits. "For that brief season, Jona-than was mine," she said. "Then Drusus returned him to Michal, and my sou wilh him!" Joel interrupted., prolcsling the injustice done Michal. And Flavin reminded him, "Hadst there been no injustice Io Michol she would not now be sleeping wilh Ihy son beside herl If Miclial had borne Jonathan's children she would not have married ihec. Rather would sho have gone to- my brother, Drusus." ' ... <To He Continued)' , *;'/;-

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