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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 3, 1945
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BLYTHEVZLLE COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVrLLB' COURIER NEWS ; THE COURIER NEWS CO. : H. W. HAINES, Publisher SAMUEL F.'NOHRIS, Editor ' . JAMES A. OATENS, Advertising Manager Solo National Advertising Representatives; Wallace Wltmcr Co., Now York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered ns second class mutter at the post- office at Blythevillc, Arkansas/ under act ..of Congress, October 9, 1017. Served by Die United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in the city of Blythevllle, 20c 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 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 ))cr year In Help for Veterans It seemed.a fairly amusing story as crime stories K°- A man had dropped his wife ;it a New York theuler and was on his way to park liis car. At a halt in traffic a gunman climbed in DID car, forced him to drive over to New Jersey aad eive up his money and the car. The irate wife was still pacing the lobby when the man arrived for Uic play at 10:15. But the next day's follow-up story was not amusing. The gunman was a former paralroop sergeant who had foujjht through the New Guinea campaign. He had come home with n medical discharge, the Silver Star and the Purple Heart, a shrapnel wound in his leg and a bayonet wound in his nrni. He had killed 50 Japs. Now he had a war job, a quiet room with a soft bed, and enough money for a young man of 23 to live on. There seemed to be nothing in his present environment to lead him to crime. He was safe and he should have been happy. But apparently he wasn't, so he started drinking. When his senses returned,he was in jail, charged with a catalog of crimes—kidnaping, robbery, larceny, carrying a concealed weapon. . What will happen to him and a lot of other boys like him—decent lads whose shocked nervous systems just can't .take the quick transition from war's supercharged excitement of killing and dodging death to the routine of civilian life? . • ! ; . The boy of this story is a source of trouble for himself and others' He is not 'a criminal, -bijt' iflil might make him one He is obviously ill, in need of further hospiializalion and expert psychiatric treatment. Shall he be sent to a veteran's hospital by court order? Can the hospital be compelled to admit him on the clinical history of one night of crime? Will the black mark of a police record stand beside his name for the rest of his life? These are difficult and important questions. They will probably crop up, with variations, throughout the country foi a long time to come. How they are answered will be of supreme crm- the veterans involved, and of society. ,!-> : } :,[., ''.'eeJi the sav-- agerjvof tliis \var can appreciate the ordeal that our servicemen are going through. But even an inadequate 'imagination should help us all, especially the families of veterans, to realize how much patient help and understanding most of them will need. Air Superiority Orville Wright, co-inventor of the airplane, recently told, an interviewer that, he believed the enemy had made the greatest single contribution to aviation {his year. Lt. Gen. Barton Vomit of the Armv Air Forces has said, in the course of t. speech, (hat "jt is probable than no further (American) fighters with .conventional gasoline engines will be designed." Mi-' Wright evidently was referring to the German V-bombs. .General Yount obviously was paying a back-handed compliment to the efficiency of the German jet-propelled fighter plane. Both statements are sobering. This Is a war wjiiclj, in part, is n race between opposing scientists and engineers to devise increasingly effective engines of destruction. We now have both jet-propelled bombs and planes in production, but Germany already has them in operation. All of which is no cause for despair. But it is another reason for respecting the enemy's ability, and for showing some restraint in our feeling of confident security that the Allies arc complete masters of the air. • Sacrifice "Conic on, you racing fnns; send a pos(;tl card to your congressman in dc- fc'iiso of the recreation that is keeping you from going nuts in these troubled times . . Why do we have to sacrifice our recreation, along with everything else that we arc giving to the war?" Those are excerpts from u letter to the editor of a New York newspaper ane.nj, the government order closing race tracks. Rotterdam, Warsaw, Dublin, Lidice and Stalingrad papers please copy. •lOTHIYSAY We cr.nnot sny when our victory will come, but our enemies . . . themselves know that they am! their evil works are doomed. We may linsten the (lay of that doom if we here al home continue to c'o our full shnre.—President Roosevelt » s • There arc some wounds Hint doctors cnnnot cure—wounds to the spirit caused by curious or sIimletciiiiK stares, prying questions, pity and misplaced solicitude— MnJ.-Ocn. Normim T, Kirk, Army surgeon General. • • « The lives and happiness of our children, ns far ahead ns the mind can reach, depend on us today. If we succeed, posterity looking back will record thai this wns indeed man's finest hour.— Carl A. Ucrendscn, New Zealand minister to U. S. ,'•... • • * The war has advanced scientific and technical appliances which normally would hayc required a decade or more for Iheir fruition — James Kip Pinch, Columbia U. School 'of Engineering. • • » No one now Ims direct control over food. The War Food Administration is subject to veto from other agencies and there Is no single person responsible lor a co-ordinated program.— -Hop. Thomas A. Jenkins <R) of Ohio. » • • H really gets you dizzy. Half the Germans we c:teii arc wearing American Army shoes or Bloves or some other part of the uniform.— Caul. David A. Levitt of Miami Bench, Fla., in Belgium. « » » i Jt is anticipated that, in the .near future the top speeds'ot lighter aircraft in service will approach the sonic range mill !>o accompanied by further marked increases in rates of climb and service .ceilings.—Adml. to Wilt C. lUmscy, Aeronautics Bureau chief. • • • Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery (old me that dc-mians between 20 and 25 nrc hopeless in their outlook and cannot be changed anrt the only thing to do is kill them.—Adml. Sir Bruce Fi-aser, British Pacific Fieri 'commander. • • . The great battles fanatical enemies showed that even the immense output of munitions at home was insufficient without sharp increases If we \verc to meet l-otli the requirements for a sustained offensive and to capitalize quickly on the brilliant 8 nins already made. —Undersecretary of War Robert P. Patterson. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3,1945 SIDIGLAMCK "Don't m>r lei him know I (old yon, but I think Hobby can ._.....'. show you how lo roll citim-cls!" SEUP US AS) ODD To> 03UOTE f "IN CALIFORNIA, DEW IS SUMMER, Bur RAIN IS DUE IN U'1NT£S." Siftf CHATHAM EV.NN&, ARE BELIEVED TO BE DESCENDANTS O? A FLOCK TAKEN ASHORE THERfi ' r.JOHMA\E£K,INIBI5. F.W.V. >«D;\'6 SHIP-WTERPR'ISE." , 3 "THE JJEXT: A Nazi idea, (lint went lo flic rlogs. "Whadda You. Got Thgt .1 Hgyen't Got, Caesar?" Announcements The Courier News has been authorized to announce Hie following •andldacics for (lie Munlctpnl Elec- :lon In April. Municipal Jurtjc 's on that, chnlr. Come on, Schnry, ve'll have to hurry lo get' in tliat •nrae before dinner. You can write liter dinner. Bo long, Johnson. I'll Ic Seeing You — WRITER SCHARY: From tile -Icturc of the same name. FOR SALE CONCRETE STORM SEWER ALL SIZES Cheaper T]i:m Bridge Lumber Osccola Tile & Culvert Co. Phone OS1 Osrcohi, Ark. Buy Your Winter Supply of WOOD and KINDLING While It U Available. PLANTATION OWNERS' SPECIAL PRICE ON 100 RANK LOTS? BARKSDALE MFG. CO; Blytheville, Ark. phone 2911 Visit Cs In Onr NEW BUILDING Located at 121 E. Main St. T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler Dealer - Paris & Service 121 E. Alaiti Phone 2123 GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Phone 2291 fSV KilSKlNF. JOHNSON NKA Slaff CnriTsiinmteiU PRODUCER SCItARY: Youhave- (NOTE: We asked Producer Dorc ! n't don;.' it. You've been at home Sehnry lo let us sit in sometime on! lien; working now for three days, a Hollywocd proUuccr-wriier con- j and you haven't written a line. Terence. Schnry loW us to come on [That's what you want to tell me, over to his house- and listen. We I isn'i it? You" have written some- dicln't- know then that Producer i thiny. Nolliing else matters. It S;hnry and Writer Senary were decfn't even have to be much — only o|)[io;jlte sides of t,he same perl, son. We iflo nd'w.V ' ' • ' '•'•'' PRODUCER SCHARY: Hi-ya.' JOHNSON': Hello. WRITER SCHARY: Hi-ya. JOHNSON: You said that. m;\yue only a hundred pases. WRITER SCHARY: I lore il lip. SCffARY HAPS SCtl.VRY PRODUCER SCHARY: You tore it ui: 1 . Yon tore im a hundred pages of my script without even letting PRODUCER ECHARY: You dope, me soi. 1 it! You're the producer now. He lliinks thorp'.'; only one of us I not HID! Yon tear up a. Imntlrctl here.'Hell him you're the writer. I pn»cs of script just like (hat ami WRITER SCHAKY: I'm the writ- you loll me. anil you don't even f'. apolnuto! JOHNSON: Where's your pencil WRITER SCHARY! H wasn't n anil paper? Where's your typewrit- ; hundred pages. What do you lake Dr? line for? I've been writing three days PRODUCER SCHARY: He's a nut] you expect me to have a hun- smavt guy. Pay no attention to him. <ire<! pu^os. D:> yon think I'm Sel- I asked you yesterday. I asked you L mifk? It was HirVc paces, the day hefore—how about the story? WRITER SCHARY: You nrobablv .ncnn "So Little Time." Story by PRODUCER SCHARY: Three WRITER SCHARY: Three pages mcstly blnnk space. J. 1*. Marcnianrt. The one yon're pro-' clm-sn't 'fill np the whole page like ditctnir for David O. Sotznlcx. You that nire descriptive matter in a pvo'oablv mean the script. I .PRODUCER SCHARY: r mean the script. WRITER SCHAKY: I was soiii* to tell you aliotil that. We— Our Boording House with MQJ. Hoople Out Our Way By J, R. Williams LISTEN, WORM.' WHEN) MA SEWPS SOME SEWIMGPOWM VOU'P IMSULT ME J 7EUJM' MS I \ GOOD REMO- VATIW'-EE IF MV BIKE WITH EM; SWAN-DNE our OF A BUMP OVER Tue E POST op BOOV60&.RD TO MR.PIK&! SUGGEST Av ' METUODTO ESTf^BUSH VJUO'S BEST FITTED FOR THE SOB- LIKE \ ~<i n= w^-» COGKI.VJG I AMP SEtJPlMQ CXJR. I MEALS TO US/ VOU l\ SMART ALECk: FIRST, CARR.V- COM& K OP ClGfxRETS =. WHV MOTHERS He?ht srrlfit— j PRODUCER ECHARY: A Ben Heehl script- You should live so Imi'.r us to be able to write :i Hen HeelU r.,* WRITER SCHARY: I wrote "Hoys' Town." I wrote some of Ihe Edhnn pcrlnts. I wrote— PRODUCER SCHARY: I know, T know. Don't reminisce. I produced i lot. ot pictures. too. I was executive producer on "Jce Smith. American." .TfMituev fnr Marpnret" and— WRITER SCHARY: Who's rem- misoinR? PRODUCER SCHARY: Im sorry. I just w.intcd lo add that I also FARMER WE have plenty of Iron Itnof- inj aiul Rough Cypress Burn Timbers. 3 Year FHA Terms If desired. E. G. Robinson Planters 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, Blytheville, Ark. OUR PEOPL: .f A DAY IN A VIRGINIA PLANTER'S LIFE (1713) III "VY7HEN breakfast was over Swain and Randall delayed their departure to play n game of billiards and to have a long and meaningless talk, with n music master who had com o'll from the village to time a spine*, that stood in the large hall, or living room. They were both saturated with the spirit of leisure which was nn outstanding quality of life in.colo- nial Virginia. In this respect. Puritan IS'cw England and Virginia were far aparl. The Puritans were tense, nervous, industrious and so reluctant to wnslc time that they labored even when there was nothing to do. The Virginians were placid, friendly, lazy and pleasure-loving. They did not mind if time were wasted, for they had learned from experience that many a thing that ought to be done today could wait until tomorrow without harm. Their sense ot hospitality was so remarkable that one may search ."III Be Seeing You." at the I the files of history in vain lor ;i ,,. _....,,_ „,,.,. r ....... „„ Eeiznick studio. With Ginger Hog rrs and Joseph Gotten and Shirley Trmole pud— TI1F Sf'HAItVS AGKKE WRITER SCHARY: I know — '•nu're a wonrterful fellow. You sit oil day at a desk and fiddle with a pencil and when I bring you what written with my sweat you tell me— PRODUCER ECHARY: Stick to .the subject. You're supposed to be doin;: the rcriiu on "So Litlle Time." tiie Mnrouanrt story. WRITER. SCHARY: It's a nice dew. PRODUCER SCHARY: You mean for Rolf. You shouldn't say that. Yon know we ncreed— WRITER SCHARY: I didn't say it first, nbont solf. You did. But ns Ion? ns vou have ?ald it—why not? JOHNSON. Don't mind me. I got places to iro. PRODUCER SCHARY: That's parallel. In the 18th centur> a stranger in Virginia, if he were decent and well-behaved, might have lived lor a year without any expense for board ami lodging, simply by moving from one locality to nnollicr and allowing the inhabitants of the various places lo entertain him as guest. This desire to entertain slran- gcrs showed itself in some rathei astonishing ways. There ore rc- eorded instances of Virginia gentlemen waiting on horseback on a well-traveled road for the ) of intercepting wayfarers mid inviting these travelers to comi home with them as gucsls. Th< Virginia inns complained fre qucntly that they could make nc money because most of the Uav elers who passed through tlv neighborhood were' . nice ot you, don't hurry. Your hat •• without charge, at private homes ^DWARD SWAIN and Henry J Randall did ? t leave Wil- : rmusburg until 10 o'clock. About dozen yards behind them rode heir two servants or. shaggy farm torses. Swair's man, Dave Pot- le, was while, blon' and Welsh birth. H wa~ an indentured ervaut who had still two years to crvc before his freedom was due. Jvvain had bought him from a hip captain in 1708 for 2500 jounds OL tobacco, which covered he cost ot his passage from Bris- ol, the money value of which vas around 12 pounds sterling, 'o repay this debt David had been ndcnUircd for seven years. Upon lis release from service his maser would give him, according to .he Virginia law, 50 acres ot and, Iwo suits of clothing, a felt lat, 12 bushels ot corn meal and i gun worth 20 shillings. Randall's servant was a Negro avc, a native of Africa, alert -ind quick and unusually inlelli- ;eni. He was about 25 years old, i i had been in America for more than 10 years. As he had never worked in the fields, but had always been a house boy, he spoke English remarkably well. Matlnw, or Mat, took care of liis master': clothes and saddle iiorses. Th: garments ot a gentleman, in that i.criod of Virginia history, recuiircd u great deal of attention, for they were expensive and made of delicate fabrics. The greater part of Mat's time was given to them. He had become a fairly competent journeyman tailor, and could make repairs in the garments. Her.ry Randall'.-' svtits, like lliosc of many Virginia gentlemen ot lhat era, • ^re made in London. Every Virgin'jn of means had a.i English tailor who kepi his measurements on file and also knew his tastes in clothing. Ar order for a suit took from three to five months to fill, on accovm of the long ocean voyage, both ways. There were some tailors ii Virginia, but H seems Uiat-thi igher social class did no! patron- ; ze them. -,•; * * * -' THE usual costume of men oE ; wealth and authority consisted/^ f knee breeches made of broad- f loth, velvet or silk; a vest of olored silk—usually green or carlel; and a coat of broadcloth, 'he vest was long i • front nd ight fitting. The coat reached early to the knees .- id 'was quarc-cul, with large pockets. Below the waist it flared it. It vas usually dark-blue or black, nl other colors—such as scarlet, irown and green—were also i'orn. A gentleman's clothes had inttons of silver or brass; men f lower rank had wooden but- ons. Shirts were of white icn, vitli lace ruffles "ti the bosom and at the wrists. The well-dressed man wore silk stockings, usually red in color, and boots with wide, preading tops. But these -lumsy jools were not worn all the time. On bright, clear days the gentleman would appear in low shoes, and indoors at home he wore soft cather slippers. The head covering was a large, wide-brimmed :elt hat which carried a plume. :u cold or rainy weather a cloak ivas worn. There were no overcoat-!. The habit of wearing wigs never became as popular in Virginia and the southern colonies as il was in New England; nevertheless wigs were common enough; Nearly all men ot authority, or* distinction, or wealth, wore them. Both Randall and Swain were wig-wearers. Randall had adopted Ihc fashion because he was partly bald and he thought that a fine, bushy wig would not only conceal his baldness but give him also an air of dignity. Swain's reason was altogether different. He detested wigs, but he wore them because Governor Spotswood was a wig-wesirer, and he wanted the governor to have good opinion of him. . < T °. Re ConfimieflV

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