The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 6, 1951 · Page 15
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PAGE TWELVE BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, SEPl'EMBRK t, 1«« Uncle Sam Gets Told Off in French Satire . PARIS (NEA) — Evil, brutish Uncle Sam gets told off In a neat little red. white anrt blue propaganda booklet circulating here. But it's sarcastic propaganda, and even Communists can understand that It does a pretty good Job of selling America and the Marshall Plan, On the surface, it seems to- be telling a story of how cruel America (pictured as "The Man With the Cigar Between His Teeth") I* to Prance. But the cruelty Ukee very pleasant forms. To wit: "His misdeeds can't be counted . . , For example, he furnishes us, under the name of the Marshall Plan, carburetors which we lack, thus multiplying our traffic rtiffi- cuties." And H singles out Monsieur Metallo, one of America's victims. Uncle Sam was horribly vicious to poor Metallo. As the booklet tells it, this is what happenedr "This brave young man was living In sweet idleness, leading. I hank* to h 11 unemployment, a , princely existent*. But The Man! With the Cigar Between His Teeth saw all thl*. "He brought machinery, raw ma- lerialB. The factories reopened. Every where the big chimneys began to smokt again, the motors sUrt«d to lurn. "Now this poor Monsieur Mela Ho works every day. N o more unemployment compensation; h e has to be content with pay hirdly four times higher. And water on his dinner table has been replaced by win*. "And this 1* not an isolated easel No! The same bad luck has happened to thousands, to dozens of thousands of 'Metallos/ In the four corners of the lovely country of France." Sadlstict Uncle Sam wasn't content with just Improving the economic, condition of the people. The booklet makes it clear that America's cruelly went' much deeper nan that,. , "By Jnundallng PYance and the Continent with his frightful drills (penicillin, streptomycin, suflanlla- mldes>, The Man With the Cif?ar Between HJR Tfcth has condemned to partial unemployment one of our most active corporations (the doctor). 'Our old locomotives are unemployed, too, thanks to him. and replaced by frightful modern machines. And the venerable boars we had left have been supplanted by steamboats, cargo boats, oil tankers and fruit boats., 'And our dear old oil lamps, relics of the Occupntion! By putting our dams hack In working order, he ha. 1 ? made thrm n«rlcss. A>> for the wheat In our fields, it is harvested to (he very last blade b> his murderous engines," The booklet. Illustrated wilh drawings that bite as much as the sarcastic text, next draws a comparison between diabolical Uncle Sam and benevolent Uncle Bamo•ar, "the founder of the celebrated ' Marshal Plan (Marshal Stalin, ot cour.se.)" This latter la truly Prance's friend < sarcasim drips heavily jere). Listen to what the booklet has to say about Uncle Samovar's plan: "Everyone knows (his wonderful work, of Immeasurable social importance, destined to come to the aid o( Europe's oppressed people. The system Is simple: countries that accept this plan (and c-ven if they don't accept it) send Uncle Samovar all their agricultural, mineral and industrial products—Including their men In time of war. "And in return they rsceive tons of propaganda and a variety of pamphlets." Why Is Uncle Samovar so generous? The booklet has the answer to that one, too. His country in the land of the great artist.s, inventors and discoverers. Among them. In case you've forgotten, were "beo- lardo VLchyiKkl." who painted the Won a Lisa; "Crl.sto Colombo? V discoverer of America; "Edteon- skl," father of the phonograph; and "Pascalov," immortal inventor of the wheelbarrow. Finally, the booklet draws & comparison between the "wretched existence" of the workman "who groans in the chains" of Uncle Sam with the "liitle paradise" of Uncle Samovar's worker-citizens. The picture shows (he 'Vretch- ed existence" worker has a home, car, washing machine, refrigerator, radio and a fflv.' assorted freedoms. The worker-citizen in (he "little paradise" is pictured sinolhered by the famous "Handbook of Work" and surrounded by necessary rubber stamps. Kven sarcastically. Uncle Sam comes out ahead, Read Courier News Classified Ada, Hollywood (Continued from Pajt I) town clothes I took Ptlt to a studio wh«r* I had «ome biulneu to dlMUM. Walking past one ot the bifc sound stages, the doors opened and erupted scores of Indiam. Several strolled over, shook hands, and patted Pete on the head. He was plain disgusted. "You're a fake did,"" he a«- ciued. "You didn't shooi 'era dead like yon claim you do." Life wasn't worth living with nw son for weeks after that episode, f climbed back up a peg or two the day we met Bill Boyd and he slopped to chat. That enabled m« to come to breakfast In my store clothes. At the studio they figured I wa-s over my "queerness," at least for time, But I still wasn't making the grade with Peter. The western stars on television were the real guys and I was only -some bum who 'old him t»!t talw, and waant l«t- tlni away with It. Toufh Day About the time the criaU **•• at It* peak, I wa« making a western. Bill Holden and I do our own riding stunts In pictures, but usually we don't package them all nto one day. This lime I figured to do all the stunls in one day. have Peter on the set, and get everything settled once and for all. The studio was a trifle concerned but I finally persuaded them I wouldn't break any bones or walk bow-legged through the rest of the film. I got Peter a comfortable crutr next to the camera. And then I put on a show—I really did. I leaped on racing horses from every angle. I did every stunt wilh a horse that's in the books. And others that aren't. Peter, whenever I could wipe the sweat out ot my eyes and see hEm, sat quietly, never blinking an eye. when it was all over people applauded. But not Peter. He said nothing, even when we were in the car driving home. "Well." I a.skert wearily, "what did you think «f DM, M*»Rc meditated a mnmnt. "» wasn't a* bad," h* rafrited Hotly. TMt "•!•> tnm thai stack •nU fla* kafWa htekf TM. •*«, U that ha< ton n^f, h*'« •• jumacd nlta tk* thM-ita*? «*>- dow. Ra'a i —-•• Trthair" Until I meet the «uy that pu« western picture* en ttlwislm, my only hop* it that p«te will «ud- • denty get th» Idea It'll fe* much more fun beint a (oUar. 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