The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 27, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 27, 1944
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THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COUHIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher SAMUEL P. NORRIS, Editor JAMES A. GATENS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltiner Co., New York, Chicago, DC- trolt, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEW3 Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by, the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in (lie city of Blytlicvfllc, 20c per week, or 85c per montli. By mall, within a radius of 40 miles, $4.00 |XT year, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three montlu; by mail outside 50 mile a»ie, $10.00 per year payable in advance. Back to Reality It is unfortunate (hnt lives rmd territory and time must bo lost to convince the Allied nations t|ial the war isn't over. Hut if (lid German counterattack has the effect of concentrating our attention on the task at hand, then the price may t be' no heavier than that incident lo a victory. The enemy offensive launched Sunday may prove to be the last strong thrust that (he Nazis can deliver, but certainly there was nothing half way about it. It showed us pointedly how short our war effort is of the all-out variety. No bombs have dropped on our factories, but German industry has been bombed with mounting strength and frequency. Our people arc safe, well fed and reasonably content. Great areas of German cities have been reduced to rubble, with a tremendous loss of life. Most of our business is making its biggest profit in years in spite of steep taxes. In Germany, the Government- controlled industry has been driven underground or dispersed to home workshops. Millions of weary, despondent Germans, with the reluctant help of en^ slaved foreign laborers, are producing German guns and munitions. Allied planes have strafed Nazi troops and communications as well as Nazi industry almost without opposition. Such first quality German troops' as remain in the west are backed by a force of almost untrained youngsters p.ud old men who are really the last scrapings of the man-power barrel. And yet these German troops, sup'.ported by V-bornbs and the remnants of the Luftwaffe, were able to attack with a strength that bent the American lines back over territory that we had H'Qii yard by yard and street by street in the bitter weeks just past. Our troops have been short of several essentials, parHcularly ammunition, trucks, and tires. Am! these shortages have been blamed on war workers who leave essential jobs to seek secure peacetime employment, fltit that is only part of the story. Over-optimism did not originate on the production line. It drifted down from above—from some military leaders, from the political campaign's cm- Perhaps the current German move will now force us to face hard reality again. And perhaps this same show of strength may help to convince Mr. Churchill and Mr. Stalin that their politely suspicious start toward carving up Europe is a little premature, to help them to remember thai the defeat of Germany.'.s armies, still alive and still dangerous, remains our prime task. What world politics needs today is a halt and a breathing spell, on the chance that better faith and better reason may prevail. If the re-emphasized necessity of Germany's defeat provides that breathing spell, then 'Marsha) von Hundstedt can almost be said to have done the Allies a service. ten* Mtema rt •dllwtato «•« Mi iiHMrUf M li Ml MftaMtadfnunl «J No Grumbling! Men who are fighting daily at the risk ol their lives in the i#ud and slime or the Jungles, or In 'mb-Kara temjierfittire. 1 ; ngnjnst (lie hazards of a, fanatical enemy fj.nd it. Impossible to understand that we at home arc .undergoing any real hardships at all. And those men are 100 per cent correct. When they hear uial thousands of people arc crowding to ice horse races, professional football jjnmes and other exhibitions of that imlurc they fpcl and feel bitterly that people on the home front have not. even begun to reall/.e what they, the fighting ;nen. are having lo suffer. From their point of v|e^' we are mpyiiii; aloiiB dajly about as muni, afflicted only with petty annoyance/; and often complaining about those—while work is plentiful, pay is high and food and oilier essentials arc at hand. Thai's the way it looks to the soldier under the guns and all the dangers and ordeals of war. Understanding his |>ositlon we can and will accept restrictions over here without grouching and grumbling nboiit (he small Inconveniences they cany with them. The restrictions -are now being tightened up and that action is justified. So fur as those on horse racing and professional siwrts arc concerned they are doubtless Intended mainly for the !>>om!(! effect on members; of the armed forces, They will mean some but not. any great release of manpower for essential Jobs and perhaps some for the draft- through the reclasslflcatlon of men. They will tend also to relieve souse pressure on (he badly congested transportation facilities of the country. The return of canned goods to the ration lists raises the question as to whether the restrictions should, have been lifted pnd others lowered In the first place. A(, the time it wan done, last September, It had many of the appearances of a political move near the outset of the campaign. To what extent politics was behind it cnnnot readily be determined. But it was a shortsighted move at best. That goes air.} for the loosening up on civilian goods and manpower restrictions teveral months ago. This was done largely In the belief, now proved tragically fallacious, that the war In Europe soon would end and we nt home could afford to take it easier. The public complacency I has created was encouraged fuvther by the reiterated official assurances that nil wartime restrictions would be removed as soon a.s passible. But row the restriction. 1 ; are being clamped on. anl.wc can take it—take it without whining —knowing that all we are expected to do is small stuff compared with what the men are up against on the battle fronts around the world. —THE KANSAS CITY TIMES. * SO THEY SAT The Japanese may hope a long war will fr.cllitnlc tlicir Indoctrination of the Fnr Enstcrn people they have conquered, but their hojics probably will be false ones because they havo never proved a capacity (or colonial nilmin- Istrfi.tioii.-Di-. WiJ.'.on M. Hume. North India YMCA secretary. • <f » Through learning lo produce for war, Chinn will learn to produce for peace and will begin lo trai-el the road Umt leads to industrial greatness.—Donald M. Nelson at Chungking. a • • In one advance we hart to forego our iisu.ij heavy barrage by the big euns because we did not- have ilie shells. When the Infantry men moved In, 40 of them were killed by a mortar tun that ordinarily would have been destroyed by the barrage.—S-Sgt. Clarence W. Alexis of Falconer, N. y., on Army tour of :i;>ueal for greater production. » » • 'Hie Stalin-Churchill program means that we will have fought only to substitute one form of totalitarianism and one kind of martyrdom for small nations /or another. Even the Nazi technique of mass deportations by tearing millions of helpless people from their homes ... is being copicd.-Co-ordalnating Committee of Amcr- lean-Polish Associations. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27,.194-1 SIDIGLANCD They's Now Joined Up With the Enemy _ cora. iHi flV tic* SERVICE, n-'c, T. M. REG, u. s. PAI. Off. "It's nice of you to .s;iv 1 look like your fjirl b:ic you -see, I'm somebody's (jirl back'iumir, loo, and hope -, , , my boy friend is saying Ihal to sonic girl somewhere!" •THIS CURIOUS WORLD WAS USe.0 8V/W// LOhJS BEFORE A\AN EVER HIT UPON THE IDEA,' FAST-SWIMMING OCEAN SPECIES INCREASE THEIR SPEED BY ,,:, EJECTING WATER, ROCKET- *t\ FASHION. ia-r-.r-.-rrTH THROUGH THEGIfL OPENINGS. IF ONE WANTJ TO LIVE OUT OF THE 6ARDEN,HEAWTLIVEIMTHE GARDEN," CLARA L. CLARK, YOU LOSE "lOUR PEP BECAUSE YOU LACK HEAT IN YOUR BODY.-..AHEATTHAT THE BODY TRANSFORMS INTO ENERGY. T. M. REC. U.S. PAT. OfF. NEXT: How rnany housewives turn in waste fat? In Hollywood :omo, who was playing a soldier in "Something For the noys," was rearing a soldier uniform. tefinery fxp/osion Iloims Lives Of Two BATON HOUGE, La., Dec. 2(i U.P.)-r.Two men were killed and i third badly burned in a Chrtst- nas day explosion at the huge •tandnrd Oil refinery in Baton touge. Refinery officials said the cx- iloslon occurred in an outside •rea where 100 octane gasoline is nanufactured. They presumed that x popkct of fumes had 'collected nd was accidentally sel off. Killed in the accident were Fred Si-cchtel, 45 years old. and Peter E. Vcntrcss, 3C, both of Eaton , In the Baton Rouge hospital is Sidney Lambert. First \yorsted mill in Bradford, England, was erected nearly 150 years ago. 7OB BALE CONCRETE BTQRM SEWE* ALL SIZES Cheaper Th»n Bridge Lumber Oiceola Tile 4> Culvert Co. fb»n§ ttl Oteeab, Ark. !iy EKSK1NK JOHNSON NKA Staff Correspondent The movie version of "Winged Victory" on the wing— Producer Moss Hnrt did not. accompany the I. csijutj to itoliysvood, tor Jlisfvyl Znmick's celluloid ' version. ' \Vhcn .he company arrived in inovleto'wn, there was' a telegram from the playwright posted en the headquarters biillclin board. It read: "Absence makes (he Hart grow fonder." Pvt. Lon McAllister, who lias- one of the leads, made his film debut nt the age of 13 in "Homeo and Juliet," in which John Barrymore appeared, Wnlching the Great Profile apply his makeup one day. Lon asked him what, kind of liquid h c was rubbing on his face. "That's unimportant, m'boy,'' replied the great Jack. "If you want to succeed, the best lotion for your face is good honest perspiration." 1'fc. Ray McDonald, former "Tell me. dec* dancing affect your feet?" "No. sir," said Ray, "just march- the colonel replied. , screen dancer, tried to pel. onl of ins." "Tim's fine," . _ . ''Hereafter; .when you're ordered to inarch inn an eight-mile hike— dance-' It." THKCl; HKOOKI.VN SPROUTS When George Jcssel saw Cpl. Red Buttons. Cpl. Jnck Slate nnd T'fc. Henry Slate, three comics he knew from prewnr flays in Brooklyn, on (hc set, ho commented: "Htmmn— A Trio Grows in Brooklyn." Sgt. Peter Liiifj naves, who plays a B-24 mechanic, saw Grcsory Hatoff carrying a "pvop" cane around the lot one day and commented. "That naloff certainly is n. character—he even walks with an accent." Filling out n publicity o.ucstionnaire for the film, Sergeant Hayes «-role In the space reserved for "remarks": "Comedian, finger, mimic. Will sleep in." Conley, tenor star of the lf i San Ciirlo Opern company, who has . M. Dunham, his conimnncicr, said. Our Boarding House with Maj.Hoople OutOurWay By J, R. Williams wwv MOT GIVE OUT \Mnu 6A.GS ? F'R __,,, . '• "&IR,SOUR. \VOLDV OOKES FIMfXLL'V HN-JE °0160MSO ME — vMEM v fc>U OU6 UP TH W ONE ABOUT WELL. YUM GOT SiOEBO-VRDS THERE.' MOW IF >'UH OMIV HAD ATOP OM Tl-i-KT TH1MG t BELIEVE HE'P HAVE A LITTLE HROWl ARDEt-iT TOME OF THkT ,T TjotfT THINK HE COLIAR. BUTTONS A MAM Thf CREEPS/ TO SHOOT VOU A GfXME OF POOL / IMSlDE MS 6NAPP6D DECIDED TO FARMERS JVe have plenty of Iron Roof- ins anil Kough Cypress l!;irn Timbers. 3 Year FHA Terms It desired. E. C. Robinson lumber Co. Buy Your Winter Supply of WOOD and KINDLING While IMs Available. PLANTATION OWNERS' SPECIAL PRICE ON 100 RANK LOTSi BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Blytheville, Ark. , Pho n e 2 911 >,..„.,... rr~_-. u jjuiju, ui__, .-.-—-.I mnimi n .. ••• GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Phone 2291 inters Bdw. Co., Inc. home of SHERWIN-WILLIAMS PAINT DE LAVAL MILKERS and SEPARATORS GOULD'S ELECTRIC WATER PUMPS U. S. BELTING and PACKING CANDLEW1CK CRYSTALWARE COMPLETE LINES OF HARDWARE Phone 515, Blytheville, Ark. 'A PUHitAN VILLAGE IX 1CSO III AFTER Oliver Hillman had dc•"• parted Captain Walling stood musing for a moment. The young man's desire lo keep company with Harriet had not surprised him: he had noticed Oliver's bashful, sheepish expression whenever Captain hoped i \vouli. tin— out' well, and hc the ighl might, if |, No. ho rellocten, SRC will never •>e mi old maid, nnd I none Oliver Hillman will be my suii-in-law. 'i'iu'n h;> said "Tut. Int. no sense in counting sheco so far ahead." rode this young Hillmar, couU come tils hflahfulne. ever ovcr- point though he appears in the picture, he doesn't sing a note! There's mis-casting in the Air Force, too "Winged Victory" has three sets of twins—Billy ami Bobby Mauch of the "Petirod" series; namon nnd Paul Blackburn, Broadway dnncers .seen in "Sous o' run," and Claude and Clarence Stroud. former radio comrdians. Before lie joined the Air Force Henry Rowland was stamped as i "Nazi type" wilh Hollywood casting directors and appeared In 21 pictures in the rtile of n German officer. In "Winp'd Victory", for the first time in his fi!m career, non-land doesn't pby n German officer. He plays an American Army officer. Gertrude Lawrence's daughter. Pamela, received fabulous offers from movie producers who wanted lo jtar her in pictures, nnd she turned them all down. But she ac- cop:ed a small role in "Winged Victory" because Mie wanUxl to be near her husband, Capl. William Cahan. who is medical officer with the company. , CHANGE OF SCENERY IM. McAllister met Perry como, the sinaer, on the hus coming into the studio one mornim;. Priva( e McAllister was weanm; his o. I. uniform siiri conin v,\« dressed in eiv- |iltnii clothes. Half an hour later, they met again leaving the drc\sj- ins room building. McAllister, who plays a civilian in the early part of the film, was wearing "civvies,'' | of asking her ti marry him. Harriet wa_ 1'., he reflected, and it was about Urn to think of marrying, in Hie Puritai scheme of things there war no place for old maids or bachelors. Waitstill Waiting's nice Prudence had never married, and now at 1hc age of 28 she was for alV time on the shelf. She had n- home of her own, but lived with various relatives, taking care of the children and helping with the housework. In Sudbury there was one man classified a- a bachelor, Enoch Frale, whr hac reached the age of 30 wilhou marrying. Under the law h< ha-' tr report to the local magistrate—who was Cap^ German I -tain Walling—from time to timt can Ar " ,to give an account of his doing. ! Walling permitted him to live as a boarder with Jonathan Bradbury and his family, and the Bradburys had t- keep Magistrate , Walling informed of his goings and coinings and various activities. j On one occasion Walling, with i the best of intentions, tried to COMETIMES W tilling r around the farm, but on ;...„ clear, sunlit day he decided to so hc slniiecl out nfoot. He tall man with broad shoul- ,nd r ruddy complexion. His n. was that of a prosperous col nial of the period — knee brceche." and boots which came up to Hi. knees. -. waistcoat of scarle' velvet, and a dark-brown coat of fustian with silver bul- tons. He did not wear a belt or match between this mole and his niece Prudence. His efforts came to arrange . i foot-loose nothing. Enoch appeared to be a i woman-hater. He said emphatically that he never intended to [marry. Prudence merely turned | up her rose and snilfcd disdain. when the matter .brought to her attention. was . ^Vailing then thought of his 'jmd charming daughter. suspenders; his knee breeches were lied lo the lining of his waistcoat by points, which were pieces of tape made usually of silk. His shirt was of while linen, to u-hicii there was attached a linen collar with "falling bands." The Ixmds took the place of a necktie. On his head he wore a felt hnt with a wide brim and a high crown. His scarlet vest, or waistcoat, wai very Jong; it reached nearly to his knees. , Captain Walling crossed the barnyard and the vegetable garden thai lay just beyond it. A large and tatlcred scarecrow stood in the garden, but it was ineffectual in wording off. the flocks of black-coated birds. In the spring and early summer, until the corn and the vegetables were well- grown, Walling had to keep one of 1hc farm hands as n wnlcher over the crop. This man was armed with a musket which he fired into the air now and then Plowing and com planting were going on and Captain Walling, as .he looked across the fields, coulc see several plow gangs at work Colonial farming was crude, inefficient and slovenly. The fann- ers ot that day knew nothing of crop rotation, and their tendency was lo work the soil to exhaus- They threw away Iheil . to enrich the soil. They let; heir hogs run wild in the woods: Jii the theory that a diligent pig*-, onld pick np enough acorns, o'r one thing or another, to sustain limself. The pigs did keep alivi | nit when 'they were rounded vi?J or slaughter there was. seldom nough pork on one of them to urnish more than three or four neals for a farmer's hearty amily.' Tile colonial plow was a primi- ive, awkward implement, crude u design and ill-adapted to the vork at hand. Tlie agricultural methods of the i7th century were almost :isely the same as those of the eventh century. For 1000 years —or, better say, 2000 years— hero had been no improvement . of any importance in the culliva- ion of the soil. The modern plow, he use of fertilizer, the reaper, he mechanical thresher, the cot:on gin—all these originated in the 19th century. Corn was the chief food crop ' 'or many years in the New England colonies. Indigenous to America, corn was unknown in Europe. The Indians taught the. settlers how to plant it, harvest it, and turn it into fopd. It is an interesting and curious fact that the North American continent lacked so many frxsjis. and vegetables that are Htm' grown in profusion. Corn wta American, but wheat and oats were unknown until brought by settlers from Europe. Grapes grew wild and in great profusion, but there were no apples or peaches or pears until the eeed was brought across the ocean and planted on American soil. Apples were not eaten, however, in largo quantities; most of the crop was used to make cider, which was an immensely popular beverage in the 17th and 18lh centuries. Persimmons, cherries and strawberries were well known to th« Indians. nv.jj. i *n~j- MUVVY <j vvitj lucu UJajiSt stable manure instead of Using (To Be ContEnneS)'

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