The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 22, 1944 · Page 4
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f AGEPOUR THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TOE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. I1AINES, Publisher SAMUEL F. NOnniS, Editor .JAMES A. GATENS,'Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Dc- tro)t, Atlanta, Memphis. BLYTHEVILLK COUKIKK NKVVS , Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. ' Served by the United Press* v , SUBSCRIPTION RATES By-carrier in the city of Blylhwillc, 20o per week, or 85c per month. By mall, within a radius of 40 miles, $4.00 per yrai-, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; by'mail outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 per year payable in advance, Sp&ciol Privilege vAlriosl everybody was .suspicious of lift American Communist Party when it aimoun:ed, nearly a year ngo, that it \vtis fwcarinc; off party-line politics for the time being. But maybe there was no stibierfuf/e alsoiit. if, a f ter all. Maybe the comracleF jusl gol discouraged after wiitcl ing l be American civilian's wartime lebavior for two years, and decided to "give up. } \Ve can understand how the cor- ra'cles may have felt, for some of our bqbavior would discourage a Vermont Republican, this is a time when un; selfishness and a few material saeri- 1 fices are demanded of all of us. \Vc haven't met the demand loo well. Hath- cr, wo have demonstrated how heartily most of us approve the' social philosophy of special privilege. We accept it as our right that the corner diuggist should stint onr neiRh- bo'r awl save us a pack of cigarets! We understand why we' shouldn't travel, yet some of us don't scruple to pull strings 'and perhaps slre'ch Die truth to get comfortable accommodations for a;vacation trip. We pull more strings and use a little genteel bribery to get a;ccu(ile of theater tickets when we're in New York. . Others of us pursue the I'll-get-iniuc idea ;: bit farther.-As a result we have i-qmc 'unnecessary shortages, and the bfack market flourishes. We approve sacrifices in principle, sure. Hut we also approve the principle of special privilege. When.we have risen up in arms against it, it was because some Jim Fisk or T?oss Tweed had carried the itka, ta scandalous arid injurious lengtns. .j We aren't the only nation whose citizens indulge n desire for spccinl privilege, but our indulgence of it is most unflattering at this moment in the v/orld's history. And it is unfortunate, for this same selfish, childish self-indulgence is a twisted and con- Uped version of one of our most ad- n>ir;d national characteristics—individual initiative. ... . ' A lot of people, here and abroad, arc con'<fniptucus O f American initiative. Tp them cur striving after mateial com- fqrts, a higher living standard and spma social standing in the community ia bourgeois snobbery, 'or worse. .But it can'tbc denied .thai.'this .same initiative, on the right track, has been' translated into a lot of hard work and COod results which benefit .even those most scornful of the American go-getter. Its better aspects are apparent to- c'ay in the tools of our military might. ; For that reason it is all the more shameful when our initiative takes the cheap, lazy form of hoarding and chiseling. It is too bad that we must take this way of..informing the Communists of the depressing fact that it's gfiing to be awfully hard to start a revolution in a country where every man not only feels that'he is the equal of his fellow, but that he stands a darned £ood chance of being his superior. Prompt-ness and Wisdom In the midst of some depressing exhibitions of fumbling, delay and WTong-headcdiiesK on the part of some of the world's statesmen, it is cjicotir- atfiiiK to come upon one direct and statesmanlike decision by a military man. That is General Eisenhower's move to close all public schools in the portion U' Germany under Allied control, and his announcement that they will not be reopened until "nanism has been eliminated." The debate on the difficult question of how tnul when to de-cducatc and reeducate tlu' Gm)!;m.s still goes an without a i!c?ir.ion. Hut in llu> meantime Genual Kisuihowur bus seen the first step ami taken it. He surely knows that the prnceis of rr-education will be a long one, l.ttL lie has seen no reason for not beginning it. Nowhere is the position of Hitler- inn mora alarmingly present than in the minds of German youths, and nowhere is an antidote more quickly and badly needed. Still Going The weary battla of Montgomery Ward drags on, wilh the scene of action shifted to the retail field. Opposing: him is an unsure government bureau of limited authority, egged on by the zealous but somewhat awkward ranks of labor. . i The Ward workers arc on strike again. Though they are members of a congress of unions whbb has often struck through impatience with the sluggish War Labor Board, this walkout is a gesture of protest at Mr. Avery's defiance of the same WLB. It jilEo is being usr.d as a Sever in force another jjovcnmifiiii sci::uje of Montgomery Ward proppriy. The first time this happened Mr. A very wen i!i<> skirmish, oven though lie lost his dignity in the process. Pub- lie indignation caused (lie Justice Depar I nir.nl 'to drop the whole thing like a hot potato. Then, the Justice Department went too i'nr loo quickly. Now, the WLLVis powerless to go far enough. The Ward union is naturally im- palienl, 1ml it has: done what it could. Us present use of a wartime strike as prcw:urc on the government is neither neccss-ary nor becoming. HKlcr h;is now been ruler of Germany for nearly 12 years. This means that prrvctlcnlly every German Ircr.i the n'ac of li lo 35 years is mfeclc:! with the Ntul virus. We must, wall 30 ycnrs—ir not a Blent ctal longer—before we can find a rc-nlly anti-Nazi Germany.—Edtiard Bcncs, prcMclcnt CzccUixlovnkin. Giifolitie is lh= fcijKcst iiroblem for the Suncr- fc;-lrc-::s in China. !»;• the time Iho gns gels to ChcnglH the r«t of U is nroimri S5C :i ur.lloti. On uii' inte". 11 (3 I-'criJKra, t'.ie plnr.c 1 was on uicd nearly ikr.3 gallon,'; t,f gii.soliiic. Figure out how mr.r.y War Bcntf.H that. rcprcLonts.—Ucul. Thomas B. rticdir.iin cl Cleveland, O.. back from China. 1 net iced Laddie suddenly stiffen, and I knew there were J.yps ;tau. We pnlli-d Vmck nn:l jusl l!ic:i a iiia.:hiiK p,:;n o::cr.e:l up en us. Cnly Lncldb siopjicn us ficni walJ;l;ig into the murderous fli-e.-S-Kcrgt. AHrert ISrcs.sct of Ollcnu- tui'E, N. '/.. hunilcr .if Gcnnur, Shepherd Ladoij on Lcyte. * » » The cn;rk!fi;ce of our ground men in air si-pliort has Ijccn firmly established aiid now yon tannct find a i!:.iut«l [•OEininntJcr who will think cf an uiicrr.tVMi without ihinking in terms of r.ir as well.--LHHit.-Gcn. Cam N. Bradley. 12th Army Group cciiiinKmicr In France. IIDI GLANCES FHIDAY, DKCKiMBKK 22, JO-M ACACIA/TREE ' OYNEASEWIC6.IMC. "Don't worry, she's only dressed up like thai Ill-cause she liiiiiii't jjol the shape lo be modern!" THIS CURIOUS '-WORLD f orjfuson AT LAsr HAS SOLVED THE RIDDLE , OF WHERE. CH/MNEV SWIPTJ sPffjo m£ WWKK ... NAMELY, IN THE SOUTH AMERICAN REPUBLIC OF PERU.' SCWE OLD-TJ/UE NATURALISTS VVENr50f!AR AS TOW THE BIRDS HierRN.ATEDINTHEAMJD -AT THE BOTTOMS Of STKSAi\\S. T. M. RtC. U. S. PIU. OFF HotlK Of ALC THE DAYF LOST IN AMERICAN INDUSTRY. NEXT: Is the moon entirely responsible for tides? "R.ASHL!6HrS THROWN STEADY LIC-HT, NOrA FLASK LI6MT."%J .£6T. EVERETT BERRY, In Hollywood BV ERSKINE JOHNSON ; mistake. One good picture puts you NBA Staff Correspondent tack en tc|i of the pile." For a fellow who five llfnes lias Hollywoorl ligmcri Dix »-as wash- Seen "washed up" in the movies, ed up again ;l your ago. Then Co- Rlchnrd Dix, we are haiipy to re- Iiimbia starred him in a film based port toriny, is still doing all right, on the rruii-i f how "The whistler." "The Jaw" patted some brown The v-ictur hit. Columbia Our Boarding House with Maj. Hoople Out Our Way Five times the Hollywood wise , lys have called Uix as has-been. And five times he has proved them wrong. The most notable time was a few years back when Paramount fired him along with director Gregory LaCava and producer William LeBaron. The three has-beens started making B pictures at UKO. One day LeBaron asked Dick tend a script. "This is it." LeBaron .said. Dix read the script and three days later went to work in the pic- lure. It was "Cimairon," his greatest hit. "Making movies is a business." The Jaw said. "Sure, some of the pictures stink. But you gotta play ball with the producers. You gotta work in the stinkers. That's where a lot of youngsters make their . Williams BULL OF THE \vcopsj TH.VT'S JU«,T\ -/ 11.' EVERY- I THE OCULIST TOLD H!M ME JUST HAD TO WEAR tM A WFEK. BUT DURING THAT WEEK PRO • PUCTIOM WEMT DP SO MUCH TH^T HE- FIG - URED HE'D BE A r :-d FOOL TO >\KE J EM OFF.' ; NERVOLK wan TMO5H PAPI-; ERY BOD> THE SAME w.-\y CAM"! WATCH AT WITH 5 OM _ AMJsy J-WE TURKEY T.VS RMSED IT'S WELL S maf\ « - ^^^r_ r and Kddie Bracken in "Rainbow Island." slira-ed up at the studio lite other day with it new classic nose, courtesy of plastic siirgciy. "Now niaylie you'll let me win the girl." ntr :;nid. Ti'e olil L-.imb nose was good fnough for blowing but ii just wasn't rannimic. Studio executives looked him ever nntf promised they would consider him in the Don JUKI) department. Gil dceiin'i have to worry, however, about hi.s film career. Movie acting is just n sideline. He can earn plenty on the stage, where Hollywood discovered him. He owns a New York theatrical prop shop which dees a §50,030 a year business. Lamb's props have been featured in all ;he Olseu and Johnson shows, i-e's also a producer — heading an outfit which buys mi old films end resells them with amusing commentaries. He's serious though, r-bout turning serious on the screen. "Hollywood can tako an a|)e." he says "and with the rii-'hl r.nblicity con-'""" "•- 'iiibiic that he should <:e: the girl." ,M>'», I'AXT.M'HOKIA , Having n'.i'eariy delved into most j of the phobias kn:>wn to man and hcast us the basis fov Him plots Hollywood l;:is roine up with a ne;\ one—puntapliobia. H means abnormal fear of everything. John Cr.rrrll i:vei':nds to have il so "Dr." Hi:th Hnssey. for whom hp is smitten, wdl lak? him as n patient in '.lie Andrew stone comedy "Brd>idc Manuov." Dr. Ifc-Ecy prcsrrlbes a romaiH" for h'm r.al then falls in love wit!' him liersrU. CsirJ.iU'.s rclliiloicl r:i.<i- <,f mittrc phobia i-i inpnnsriions Hollywoot medical discharge from the All force after (wo years in the Euro pean bnltlc mncs. lie was on 3' bombing missions shot down oiict eraihed 01100. XI Fliivia!" Michal s.tood in (ho courfynrcl of the inn and called lo her friend. "Flavia Flavia." ' Flavin come hastily, from gath- ; 01 ing old nss. The few fig trees : barren of loaves, yet hold the post season's figs upon their twisted boughs, and Flavin's basket was filled wilh the rain- darkened fruit. "Why camcsl thou, M/chnl?" she asked without greeting.'.' "Drasus has come," Michal said, and the young Roman woman gave a quick ({lance about her. "Here, Michal?" she questioned. "Hero, indeed, within the hour," Michal promised. "He has but slopped with Joel to talk of Mi'tktehi." Flavia looked toward the inn. "It is full," sho said. "Someone must be turned away to make room for Drusus." "Turned out on this night of feasting!" Michal protested. "Then let it bo some stout old Roman!" Flavia laughed. '"Thou art daring, little friend. Indeed 1 likely shall depose some little Hebrew maiden like thyself." "I shall rest with my shepherd on the hills," Michal said" happily. "This night the nocks shall be guarded carefully, for surely there are many thieves among this festal crowd." Flavia reflected, "Indeed there is a man of Gtililee had spoken for room for his wife tonight. 1 must send him word that' my brother is come, from Homo and it is impossible lo shelter the wife in our inn. Truly the caves are hotter shelter than Galileans • are accustomed to." ; Michal regarded the other • woman gravely. "Thou hast borne Ja son to one of us, thou hast lived these long years , in our land, , meeting all comers to the inn, yet how little lliou knowcst of ourselves, Flavin," she sniri. "Yet in- <lccd the slillilc here may hold welcome for a wife from Galilee and it will he warmer than the hills." * * * "Jj'LAVIA," Michal roused herself, "I must he gone from here hcfore Drusus arrives," ' "Why, Michal? Is not Drusus my brother and thy friend?" Flavia wondered. "He is anijry with me," Michal said, relucl.inlly. "Because thou let thyself be given to Joel when he would have claimed thec!" Flavia defended her brother, "11 is our custom," Michal said quietly. J "II is (he Roman custom to take," Flavia replied. "And be taken," Miehal answered. And then contritely begged, "Forgive me, Flavia! But Jt was my husband had thee and thai while I was his betrothed." Plavfa fingered (he figs in her basket. "Thou art not hitter, now little one. Thou hast thy son," she said slowly. "And may keep him Joel's only while thy son is believed mine." Startled she held oiu her hand to catch the suddenly falling dampness. "Flavin!" she cried "It is snow! Surely it i s s now<. i must hasten now to my husband and child." After the swift fall of snow there was a quietness about the night, unusual even in the peace of (he Jndacan hills, and the very blucness of the sky's unclouded expanse made the stars seem more bright. Michal slept on an improvised couch within the temporary fold they had erected, her baby snuggled in her arms, the warmth of the she'ep enough for comfort. In the doorway of the fold Joel lay musing, his heavy robes drawn elose about him, his eyes tracing the course of the stars that glittered in countless array. His thoughts were idle as the light wind that sifted the snow. He thought that surely it was 10 years since snow had fallen on the hills, there would be no thievery tonight for the snow would betray the perpetrators. He could d<wo if he willed. Surely in a dream he arose, and left his flock unguarded, to follow the other shepherds. Yet even dreaming, the welfare of Michal and little Dan was uppermost in his mind. He thrust a bleating lamb into the bosom of his robe, silencing it (hat it should not disturb his darlings. And then he followed. » * » r PHE wind quickened, a slar seemed to excel nil others in brightness, and Joel realized the other shepherds were walking into the light of the star. The star's light was suddenly blinding in its brilliance. The startled shepherds halted, while all the light of myriad stars seemed lo beat down upon them with a hard bright light that changed to a miracle of soft effulgence, and a spirit from Adonai stood by them, and the glory of lilohim shone round about them, and Joel's heart stood still. Bidden by (he Lord, (lie shepherds heard the word, "Be not afraid, for, behold, I bring you good tidings of'great joy, which shall be to all (he people. "For (here is born to you (his day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord. "And this shall be the sign unto you. Ye shall find a babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, and lying in a manger." The stars were now a shining heavenly host, hazy, indefinite, yet entirely real. The lamb in his bosom stirred, and Joel's mind flashed for an instant to the tiny son at MicJial's breast, Michal, his beloved, asleep within the sheepfold. Yet the other shepherds were speaking now, and Joel fell in with the plan the spokesman urged. "Let us go even unto Bethlehem and see now, this thing which is to come to pass, which Elohim hath made known unto us." (To Be Concluded) GIFTS of DISTINCTION —It's Smart to Shop At— The Gift Shop Modern & Antique Gift* MOSS BRYAN "OR CONCRETE. 8TORM SEWKR/- • ALL 8I7S8 Cbup«r Than Bridjje Luntar Qsceola Tile & Cuhert Co. Pbcni? Ml Ol«b*U. Ark. FARMERS IVe have plenty of Iron Rnof- i«S and Rough Cypress Burn Timbers. 3 Year FHA Terms If desired. L C. Robinson Lumber Co. Visit Us In Our v NEW BUILDING Locntcd at 121 E. Main St. T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler Dealer - I'arls & Service 121 E. Main I'lione 2122 Planters Hdw. 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