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E BLYTPBVILLE COURIER NEWS F THE COURIER NEW? CO, H. W. flAIJ^ES, Publisher SAMUEL P. NORRIS, Editor < -JAMES A. OATEN8, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace wttmer Co,, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second clasT matter at the post- office at BlytheUlle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1017. • Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By cauler in the city of Blytheville, 20o per week, or 85c per month. By mail, within a radius ol 40 miles, $4.00 per year, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 fcv three months; by mail, outside 50 mite zone, $10.00 per ycnr payable in advance. The Year Ahead, Five nionUiK ago it seemed tiint Iho war in Europe might be over today.. Pour months ago il appeared probable -. that the turn oi 1 1!M5 might find us well on the road to reconversion living, toward peacetime existence. Three months ago it seemed Dial wo should soon be able lo turn • our whole strength against Japan, even though Germany might not bo beaten within' the calendar year. Two months ago it seemed that once our presidential election was over the world could set about with hope and enthusiasm to build a permanent structure for peace on the '- foundations laid at Dumbarton Oaks. Today we know that 39-15 will be a year of hard tasks and fatal actions. We shall suffer 'somewhat from the summer spree of over-confidence «nd relaxation, but now n't, least wo know that'we are still fighting bitterly with . two desperate enemies whose strength and determination are by no means exhausted. This year is likely to bring tho ' heaviest casualties thnt Americans have suffered in any year of any war, There, will be bad news of setbacks ( inil de' lays along with the good news of vic- " tories. And the bad news will bo harder , to bear because final victory may be ; ' almost in sight. It will be a. year of diligence for all -• of us here at home. We shall have lo guard against impatience and discour- agement'and war weariness. We shall have to prove to ourselves and to the men who are fighting the war thai we can take it, slay on the job, supplying these fighting men's needs in ammd- ance and not cheapen their sacrifices by petty complaints. Prom our government, 1M5 will ask ' a -wiser and more vigorous world leadership than has ever boon required of an American government. 'For (he President and the military leaders Iho year will bring more endless days of imperative decisions. Prom the new Congress it will demand a selfless, partyless patriotism that must guide against action fatal to world peace. But this is also a year of hope. The _ first clay of 1942 found the country almost too stunned by the preceding 2<| less. Lasl'yedr the great D-Day lay in the doubtful future. Great strides can be taken in 1945. We have a superior military force with superior leadership. We have the confidence of most of the world's peoples as the guarantors of freedom and fail- dealings. We have the potentialities of still greater strength to throw'into the battles for victory and peace. These are responsibilities as well as resources. To use them fully and wisely is a job that calls for conscious, increased effort by al) oi us—from President and General to housewife and BLYTHBVJLLB COURIER HEWS school boy. What Americans do in 'tho-,• next 3G5 days will hiive profound effect' 1 ' on the shape of things to come, 'Presenteeism' The Army is reported to be considering a plan for honoring workers wiUi uninterrupted attendance records by awarding l|iem pins for "prcscntco- iKin." The plan was inaugurated by the li. P. Goodrich Co. of Akron, which recently prcseuled pins lo more than 400 workers who hud not missed a day's work since Pciirl Harbor. Considering the pride wiUi which both management and workers wear Ihe Army-Navy E pins, it seems both jll4 imd psychologically sound to try out the Goodrich scheme generally. The country has deplored absenteeism, and made great efforts to combat it. And rightly so. But in doing so we have taken for granted, (hose who have stayed on the job. Certainly [his was no more than their diity, so long ,, K hcallh permitfed. But it j s no t to In; wpndered at that some of these faithful workers may have boon a lillle resentful of being taken constantly for granted. , Some tangible form of appreciation is certainly due them. Full-Time Job Vice Presjdent-Elecl Truman showed good judgment in his announcement that he planned to devote his full time and efforts to the job of being vice preaklent. For that job promises to be a man-sized assignment in the next four years. And we don't think Mr, Truman 'a Putting himself in the Throttlebot- tom olnss by electing a. narrower range of duties than that undertaken bv Henry Wallace. , As presiding officer of (he Senate Mr. Truman may help to guide that contentious body on a wise course ()f foreign policy. And, as liaison man between the Capitol and tho While IJou.se he will have an opportunity to promote executive and senatorial co-operation in I He vital conclusions of ,, cncc (| . oali(;s and our membership ;„ lhc posl United Nations organisation, Mr. Truman lirings to his new post, •'I reputation for integrity and the respect of his colleges in Ulc Scnnlo _ I fl>o can use lhe.se assets to help b,,W "boot a peace settlement ,-„ ;lccol , lallccb with Hie people's wishes, he will have ™is«l the office of vice president considerably above its traditional importance. During 30 „„„ lvc (lrowu{ „ R of more than IflO.OOO pomirls of bombs per dny on urban Uiduslrlnl centers of Ja,,rm t i llc , llrt . I«K aircraft factory areas. The Halsodoki phuU l«K«t of Its kind fu j nnan . ls nt lhls ,„ ' •-=1 business with nt , C( , S( , 40 per cent of it, bnllduiBs destroyed or Butted by fii'c.-nrlg Gen Hnj'wood Hansell, 21 S L Bomber Command chief on ;3ai£tm. : ,•• .'.-, .'• '•••••• '.V . • • , ' •' ' ! No general ever has all ,|, c nuniltions of vvnr Ihnl he wn use, and WD rnll - t glve Gcnml i-i^nhower too much. The sky's the limit-Mai- Gen. Levin H. Campbell, Army Ordnance chief • • . Universal maUary 1; - atlll , 1& „„ num ^^ «'Rl_ we are looking for WB! - than getting vaccmated means n mnn ts ]ook , ng fo] . mm *_ pox.-Nflvy Secretary James V. Forrestnl V » » We have given the German pa nzcrs their worst beating sl nee M, 0 Argentm, gap debacle.- M"J. C. s. Sonesifcr of Harrlsburg, Pa m Belgium. * » . The bitterness will, which the enemy Mas .fought on uyle I, an earnest of other battles ahc«d.-accrel a ry of War Henry U Stnnson MONDAY, JANUARY I, 1945 SIDI GLANCES mt "She's very snooty this evening, bill a I the parly last night > they had lo res I rain her from doiiig a lap dance on 'the I • THIS CURIOUS WORLD ' F*rgu*on w '•.£ 1 LI6HT PERSONAL PJ.ANe, ACCORDING TO THE CIVIL AERONAUTICS , AUTHORITY, WILL BE POPULAR .API-PR THE WAR, WITH 5OO.OOO Or THEM FLYING THE AMERICAN SKIES BY I9SO. EUTTHE LIGHT PLANE IS NOT NEW/ THE 26-HP MODEL ABOVE WAS BUWM/D naw/v /S>£<3/..,AT MIODLETO'lVN, OHIO. R. WE of ui\ sr TODAY IS APPROXIMATELY THREE /VMLLION AMLES NEARER THE StJ/V THAN IHVAS LAST" JULY. T.M. HEaU.E, nil. Off. "AM&HTY ACHES FROM LITTLE TOE CORNS &ROW.,"S??s GEORGE DIFFENDERFER, Ca///ft&su,'ooc/j /[/en/ -Jersey. •<* ./; NEXTMVlral was lliq native land of Hie Tciiely.bear? j © 1*1 Hollywood HY EHSiyNH JOHNSON NUA Stuff Correspondent EXCLUSIVELY YOURS: There's a fantastic story of rivalry behind Bclltrt'.s current personal appearance tenir of Ihe country. As we tijlil you the other day, the ice skater Is not skritiiiL; bill .workjiis with a. partner Mir a .bajlrijom : ' dancing'! Monogram hnrt planned a .skatini; lour for Bolita but discovered lob late that all the ice rinks in iho major cities suddenly had been reserved for Soiijn Heiiie. It it's a girl, Hedy Lamair am! John Loilcr will iiamr the baby Grelchcn. Hollywood's Fiivnrilc butler. Ar- lliur Treachcr, \vlio sold his snvici-s as a bullor to aid Hie Sixth War Loan ilrivr, uill ilo a repeal UH tlif Scvcnlli,. Ifc'l! open (he drive, by scrvln-f breakfast to FDll. News item: M-G-M to film "The Hidden Eye." Starring Veronica Lake, no doubt. George Brent, Don DeForc, Walter Abel anel Dennis O'Kccfe «ill warble "If You Knew Susie" as ;• quartet for the opening scene of the HOLD IT/you COULD RAJN ' HEROES OF THE PACIFIC." . .- NOT SUCH A B-XD T!TLe TOR NOJR THRU LiNGWVlE GA& A80DT SOU<? HAVIMG A CEDAR. CI4EST 1 DECIDED SHOOTIMS WOULD BE TOO THROUGH A COFFEE ' OUR NAVY SIMKIMC? 7HE WMOL6 / LIKE JAP FLEE7 |M IHE FIRST SCEME.' AT 1HAT t- IT? J RATE.NDL> WOM'T \ WRITE "iPOP HAVE MUCH TO I ULAR STUFF WRITE ABOUT; Trie AS PIKE'S BODYGUARD X'LL FETCH DICE.' . ^Wl.NG YOU TO PIECES A DAV — — ,' BEWARE.' L-t'S USE MY HOMEST CARDS/ GIVE 'EM WHAT THEV WANT Looks Like a'Strong Russian Influence ne-.v Jotm Fontaine starrer, "The Affairs of Susan." Judy Garland and director Vincent Minctli were a surprise twosome nl -,i local bistro. . Y^ 15 "' t ' 1 '. pcorgia Gibbs has recovered from ,'thc spinal operation in New York nnei returns to Hollywood soon. .\ STAOK DOOI! JANIK Wherever you find "The. Winged Victory" troupe these days you'll also find sarong star Acquanetta. 8j;l. Barry Nelson is the reason. Hal "The Great r.ililerslccve'i I I'crry is about (o launch his owij j dim 0011111:1113- fon further nilvcn i lures cf tlic great (Jildy. Muvccn p'Hara will do a 16tl ; century stri|-.-tease for a scene ir I RKO's "The Spanish Main." Ecldk Stevenson designed the "fallaway' costnino. Pvt, Red Skelton is now attending Army's Special Service School at Washington and Lee College Lexington, Vn. Explaining his col- lose life at 31. Red says: "It's jus! about right. I graduated from Hie first grade at 10." Monogram li.is hrn hit films ii "They Shall Have Failh"and"WhCi Slr.injrcrs Slarry." The movie "People Are Funny" ) will be Ihe 2SHi film of prodiiccr.5 . Bill Pine and Bill Thomas since ! Ihcy gave up beating ihe press | agent drums. , Before Ann Blythe wns given the plum role ot Joan Crawford's rlaitgh- . Icr in "Mildred Pierce." David O. ( i Eelzniok offered Shirley Temple lo I Warner Bras, for the part. But Warners turned her down because they felt the role could 'make a star and Shirley already is one. Robed Walker aneS Shirley T.U- tcrson think it's spring Riln Lowe, Eddie's eK, has'open- ed a drew shop in Beverly Hills. .. : Have you heard the silly about tile mown who cut a hole in the rug so lie could see the dirty floor show? Or.ir.cell.in Jack Doughs is b.ink- rclh'ng a Hollywood cooklail bar iriu'ch rXc'll name "Wolves Howl-o." COMINf Moit 1 DonaldsD UP AT AGE 11 onors for 11-year-old Ted Jpon a Time." Parents' Magazine iys ihe performance stamps him s one of the finest juvenile stars f the day. * • * Talking about Betty Grable, Ken turray cracked: "She's very Intel- Sent—and in the right places, too." Deanna Durbin, who went blonde )r "Can't Help Singing:," wilt go •ill lighter for her next "Lady On . Train." Add Datfy hats: Miuna Gombe.ll i as one with a heavy veil that can e raised or lowered by pullin" a rawstring behind the ear FARMERS We have plenty of iron Roof- tug and Rough Cypress Barn Timbers. 3 Year FHA Terms If fleslrcil. E. C. Lumber (k Buy Your Winter Supply of ODD and KINDLING White It Is Available, PLANTATION OWNERS' SPECIAL PRICE ON 100 RANK LOTSf iARKSDALE MFG. CO. Blytheville, Ark. Phone 2911 GUARANTEED EE RECAPPING? 24 Hour Service Also— Vulcanizing and Tire Repair COAL CO. N. Hwy, 61 CEILING PRICES Phone 2291 PEOPLE A Doy in a Virginia Planter's Life .(April 1713) JN lhc midst o£ a dream Edward Swain awoke, and for a time he hardly knew that lie had been dreaming. It secmetl very real, a . scene from life, yet it was misty in spots, as dreams are. Parts of it were funny too, but at first he i could noi rc.Seniljcr exactly why. Oh yes. fte line! been -captured by ;i war parly 6£ the Tuscarora Indians who look him lo their camp. After awhile they brought him out to where they were all silling around a fire, nntt from their nn- licious lo'oks he knew that they intended lo make cruel sport O f him. Then he slood up and began to talk lo them. All of a sudden he knew their language—or si. lie dreamed—and he :nadc a jollv speech, and told some iokcs. He was surprised at himself; he :iad no idea that he could speak so well. The Indians roared with laughter. After his thoughts abaut the. drt-ani had drifted away Swum was still only half awake, drowsy indeed that he did nol sl.ivcs' view from his room, wore the ' quarters—liny log cabins while smoke coining from Inch- clay chimneys. Near Ihcm wore Iho stables, Ihe kilchen gar... ..... — „. ci ™ and "10 sprawling blank- realize where he was. He turned 1 {acc<l barns. Slow-moving while -- "-- - 'artel black servants went about (heir (;isks with (lie sedate and dignified reluctance of unpaid labor. A Negro girl came from the cow-shed with a wooden pail full of milk. At the border of an adjoining field a while man of servile condition was hitching a horse to the harness o£ a plow. As Edward Swain looked leisurely over Ihis sunlit and peace- TThe Bcttmann , ,. Eighteenth century Virginia was famous for its hospital- '! ity. (Chapter III.) ' : over, he mused, and I am going: over on the soft feather bed and was about to drop into a liu/.c. when he heard the hall clock downstairs strike six. H hsd a loud, dull, hanimer-nnd-anvil note that quivered in tho air, and was very ditTcrenl from lhc lliin. til- very sound of his own clock at Belmore plantation. All at on,-e he knew (hat he was in 1he home of his friend Henry Randall, near Williamsburg, where he stayed as meetings of the House of Burgesses. The dark curtains of the 1 beel were drawn close together in the fashion ot those days, when people were mortally alraid ot night air so he did i;ot know (ho sun had risen. * t * T5UT he was wide awake at once and before the last quiverinn sound o[ the clock had dice* on the air he was gcttin.' up. It \vn.< his custom lo rise at : ev"cry morning; it was also the custom o£ everybody else ir colonial Virginia except a few iaz. sluggard?. He went to n hedroc win^o and looked upon the a-.val;eniiv day. The sun \vas just abov~ til fill lo be alive. But this pleasant idea Imd hardly entered his mind be'orc it was slashed lo pieces by unfriendly memories that came like armed men prepared to ravage and destroy. In some way, Edward recalled, he haci offended Governor Spots- wooa. If he only knew what he had done he might niak- amends, hu the Governor—when asked point-blank by Harry Randall— . c nj[i that Mr. Swain had not o£- fendcd him in any way. Ncver- I (lieiesj, on (hat same day, he withdrew Kdward Swain's proposed appointment as treasurer of the colony. deputy And that was not all. At this '. the House of Burgesses horizon. Its long, level rays gilded j —; sat down on the bed to cal- Iho lops; of the pine trees and ran j cu'at e number of day;, on liis across the brown fields, The April j fingertips—at this session of 2 green ot the now leaves on Ih-.days : had lost more than 50 trees made intricate • atteru-;pounds sterling t. cards and dice, against the bleachet whiteness c ; it wat more than he could afford. >, who scored In "Ouce | Uio slty. Behind the house, in lull; Thank God, the session is now home today. Then (here was ihe disturbing! memory of his first attempt last; Tuesday lo make a speech in the' House at Burgesses. What a fool he had made of himself! * e t j :> JJEFOHE the House there was a ! A bill for increasing the import " duly on slaves. II was already 20i shillings for every Negro brought! • into the colony, regardless of age : or sex, and now they were trying' to raise tlie duty to 25 shillings.; Just think of it. Tobacco down to! two-pence a pound and every- 1 thing else rising in price. An /"Ml slave was worth frnm 20 to 40 pounds, but after one had been brought into the colony it! was a long lime before he could be trained .to farm work, and: many died in the first year or two.i The proposal lo raise the import! duly was ;, destructive measure.; Of this Edward Swain had no' doubt whatever, and ho had : -j solved It deliver a speech against; the bill. (^ But when he got up on his! feet and every face was turned! expectantly toward him he feltj very ioolish. He forgot what !iei intended to say. j iv had been humiliating. Th'ej pleasant spring morning had lost.' its charm when it appeared! againsi Ihe background of that speech. He took oft his nightcap! and went over to the pewter basin on a slant! in the corns]' and soberly washed hia face and hands. (To B«. Continued);

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