The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 6, 1945 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 6, 1945
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER N3WG SATURDAY, JANUARY 6, 1945 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher SAMUEL P. NORRIS, Editor """ JAMES A. GATENS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives; Wallace Witmcr Co,, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered us second class matter nt the post- office at BlytUeyille, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October S', "1911. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the city of Blythevlllc, 20o per veck, or 85c per month. By mail, within a. radius of 40 miles, $100 per year, $2.00 for six months, $1,00 for three months; by- mail outside 50 mile 7xmc, $10.00 per year payable in advance. Strength and Prestige Since the invasion of Normmuly the United'States has borne the brunt of the war. The liberation of Frniice, the invasion of Germany and the halting of Rundsledl's counlcrofl'onsivc have been largely American jobs. We arc fighting almost alone in the Far [Cast, where Motmtbatton's long promised operations have never started. Yet at this same time our political prestige has declined badly. Russia and Britain have gone their own way in redesigning Europe by the old, war- breeding patterns. And lately American correspondents in London have reported a. cooling of Anglo-American friendship on the other sidn of the Atlantic. According to them, the English people are beginning to disparage our war contribution, and point to our safe, comfortable wartime existence as reason why no American voice should be raised in criticism of British policy. The influential English magazine, The Economist, has advocated Britain's playir.g the game of European politics according to Russian rules rather than gambling on promises of American postwar collaboration. It has spoken scornfully of our "lofty, moral generalities" and our unwillingness (.0 "get down in the dust of the arena." Russian popular opinion is, of course, the government's, and favorable when American and Russian aims and operations coincide. It is a great misfortune that American, influence should be deteriorating at a time when American strength and effort are at or near (he peak. For it is most unlikely that when the common peril is past, wo shall command from om Allies anything like the re- 'spect that is potentially ours today. Part of this deterioration seems to result from attempts in some British and JJussiim quarters to distort the facts to excuse their own actions. There can be no serious doubt of this country's eager willingness to collaborate on a new international security organization. Our "lofty, moral generalities" have been necessary. But it is true that our government has avoided "the dust of the arena" too long. Perhaps our four eel, But at least we may hope that our government will lose no more lime, while our strength is at its height, in making known more specific policies and in taking the lead to continue the course that was charted at Dumbarton Oaks. example of democratic freedom in wartime, injured the cause of future peace. During the campaign, politics contrary to our desires and beliefs took shape in Europe. And when the new Secretary of Stale finally made a tentative move to remonstrate, the new shapes had hardened in the mold. There was nothing for us to do then that would not have damaged Allied military unity. Whether we like them or not, present arrangements in Poland and Greece, the Balkans and the Baltic States and Italy will have to be accept- We Need to Do More There is no need to lell again the story of America's wartime accomplishments. We know it well. And we can be proud that no nation, caught almost wholly unprepared and slung by initial defeat, had ever armed itself so strongly and so quickly. But perhaps the story is loo familiar. Maybe we have thought about it too much, and in the past tense. And so it is more of a shock to find now thai for all we have done, we have not done enough. We have not done enough because too few have done too much of the work in what should be an all-out effort. We have not done enough because some of us seemed to think that victory was a long but assured process which somehow could be achieved without disrupting too seriously our normal diets, comforts and pleasures. It has not been entirely the people's fault. Some of our military leaders and heads of government have more than once tried to spare us the. full information and stern demands that war requires. They have predicted in intemperate hope, and looked too far beyond the day's tasks. Now, suddenly, disquieting reports have come from Europe. Here at home we have learned that the food supply is tighter than ever. (We may have to cat fewer things and pay ration points for more things.) We have learned that many items of war equipment, are short. (Some of us will have to forego an afternoon at the race track and stick, to our jobs.) Such news in the past has been the signal for many of us to blame the OPA or something, and pass the buck to "government bungling" to excuse a little > cheating, chiseling, and black marketing. There have been iniquities and blunders in putting our vast and complex national economy on a war basis. That was inevitable. The job was in the hands of many human, fallible men. But instead of trying to make these mistakes less frequent and damaging, a lot of us have aggravated them. We have balked at being inconvenienced. The governments and people of England and Russia have contended with worse things than the bureaucratic mistakes of our own untouched land. They have persevered against hunger, cold, destruction and death, while loo many of us have connived to get steaks and extra gasoline. But now the sorrow of war is coming daily into more and more of our homes. Is it not time to realize, as the casualty lists grow, that we at home cannot help end this war with half a .. miiul and half a heart? Is it not linie to admit that it is neither possible nor important thai we have all our usual creature comforts'.' If we must fast a little, can we not do it from humility rather than compulsion? We are only asked to taste a morsel of our soldiers' and sailors' sacrifices in gratitude for the exemplary courage with which they fight and die. Our industrialists have done in eight months what normally would have required at least a year. Peak production under the program Inaugurated in May will be reached about Feb. 1. —Mnj. Gen. Levin H. Campbell, Army Ordnance chief. Theory and Practice '"All rifjjil, (Iciir, I'll agree il's : - . £ood Ulcn. bill Id's nt least gel him to Hie walking singe before ofl'cring him as a vohmlcer!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD , % ByWtffiaai '•rguton TRAVELS ARCUNDTHESUN AT A RATE OF, AMLES PER SECOND, OR SEVENTEEN TIMES THE SPEED WITH WHICH PROJECTILES LEFT THE MUZZLES' Of- GERMAN &UNS THAT BCMBARDED S?) PARIS IN WORLD WAR I IS THERE A BREED OF DO6S BORN WITHOUT TAILS? Announcements The Courier News has been. authorized to announce the following .•andldacles for the Municipal Election in April. municipal Judge disappointed. I understand you liuve one at the studio an inch and i hall longer." For the sake of the record, we law Ernie Pyle eating chicken a la king the next day at a Hollywood restaurant. He was still yawning. AVer's Memory Stays NEW YORK (OP)— Although actual righting has ceased in Russia, the memory of war's ravages continues, not only in the visible scars on the countryside but in its art, Russia War Relief reveals. At a recent exhibition of 300 paintings in Mosco\v the sole theme was the heartbreak of war. One of the prize winners was a 14-year-okl boy, a war orphan. WERE NAMED THE f=/Ltf>/MAS ABOUT 1523, IN HONOR OF PRINCE PHILIP, OF SPAIN. ANSWER: The Schipncrke, n relative of the Pomeranian, is the only naturally tailless dog. NEXT: Glue is soiug places in tiie war. Visit Us In Our NEW BUILDING Located at 121 E. Main St. T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO, Chrysler Dealer - Parts & Service 121 E. Main Phone 2I2Z Buy Your Winter Supply of WOOD and KINDLING While It Is Available. PLANTATION OWNERS' SPECiAL PRICE ON 100 RANK LOTS? ° BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Blytheville, Ark. Phone 2911 •'S ! EisTC.7^i«j,4,'iatfl n.j^i>Ui mMRVV!MVIQiavwm l *MMlu 1111 w J lamr^ivxirxfiGay I GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing wid Tir* Repair WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Phone 229X BY ERSKlNi: JOHNSON' NKA Stuff Correspondent Hollywood was giving Ernie Pyle the "A" treatment for visiting firemen. They rushed ' hjm , around in. n .iinousinc.!'stopping; at'night clubs and movie sets and projection rooms. They took ins picture with glamour girls, G. I.'s. movie bis shots and with Burgess Meredith, who plays Pyle in "G. I. .Toe," the film version of his book. "Here Is Your War." We caught up with him on the set of "G. I. Joe." Ernie Pyle was yawning. He never stopped yawning. We counted "em. Exactly H yawns in -55 minutes. Producer Lester Cowan, who is filming "G. I. Joe." showed Ernie a big outdoor set--a bomb-torn Italian village. Ernie yawned. We all troupcd into a projection room and saw some scenes from the picture. Ernie yawned. • Ernie Pyle apologized aixint the yawning and s;.id thai he wasn't bored. It was Producer Cowan's fault. Cowan had kept him out too late the night before. Ernie danced with "the little woman" for the Hist time in 10 years. Then they sat around until 3 a. m. at.; Giro's listening to the songs of Tito' 'Gui/iu* because I'yle is "crazy 11 about' Spanish music. Tie said he was still half asleep —and nobody blamed him for yawning. PYl.E UKES 5IE!tr,I)lTH The columnist stopped in Hollywood for n few days, en 'route to the Pacific, to hnve a look at the sets for "G. I. Joe" and see the completed scenes. Leaving the projection room, he said he honestly could not tell how the picture was turning out. "H was a little mixed up," he said. "I'm not a good critic of movies. I'd rather talk about it after I see the completed picture." Pyk 1 is happy, though, with Meredith. Before filming started, Cowtin sent Meredith's film tests to Pyle home. The FARMER We have plenty nf Iron Koof- inK anil Itongh Cypress Karn Timbers. 3 Year fHA Terms if desiretl. E. C. Robinson ifers Hdw. Co,, 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 P NO/ \d Afti * A DAY IX A VIRGINIA PLANTER'S LIFE (1713) Our Boarding House with Ma j. Hoople Out Our Way By J, R. Wi 11 iams 0 AKt <3 W5 S'OU AMD HE WILL. GUESS UO\N MUCH GNOVvl FM_LS IM 24 HOURS TO SEE \MUO BECOMES PlK£S BOCV6UAR.D IP SOU ASK Wt, VJILL BE TUCKED !M UsJDER A QUILT TtAE REST. OF GUV EGAO.TvJtGGS.' HOOPLE HONX3 MUST CARRN OM. 1 so >D<J GOT IN A FIGHT WITH THAT SIMMS KIPOVER WHOSE SLEP w-\s THE BES' IF YOU HAP ANY BRAINS A-TALL,YOU'P KMOW YOU COULDN'T LICK H1MJ HOOPLE HONX3R <f> GUESS 1 <50M.e UTTERLY WOU6W A SHROUo IMPOSSIBLE BE Tt-iE PRIZE, I MOST GO • SO I'LL THROUGH voiTM MOV.-J.' THE GXPERIMEM1ER "M'fJttKW hi.s Albuquerque manager of a local theater ran them one afternoon. Later Pyle told L«e Miller: "U.wns fnntastic There I was —and I kticw it wasn't me." Ernie Pyle didn't yawn, though, when Meredith look off his hat nnd showed him his head, shaved bald a la .Pyle. Pyle grinned and "My God, is thai me?" When Meredith put the hat back P ANDALL VI had often been a Pyle reached over and gave I the crown a Jaunty slant. "That's the way I wear it." lie smiled. ; "That's it—dial's it," shouted Producer Cowan'. "We've been worried about that d—n hat ever since the picture started. Never did secnii right. Bui that's K—remember how it looks. Ixvjs." The boys said they would remember. Ernie yawned. . . . ANI> EISN1K YAWNED There was ;ui amusing prologue (o the Pyle night club tour. A stu- rtid limousine picked up Mr. and Mrs. Pyle and Ernie was greally impressed by the sire of the car and' telephoned Cowan. "This is Ernie Pyle." he said. "I'm fed up—the whole deal is off. You can stop shooting the picture right now." "Ernie—what's wrong?" Cowan frantically sputtered, "It's that limousine you just sent over," Pyle said. "Don't you like it?" Cowan sput- lered. "Well," Pyle welled, "I'm a little guest'6"f the Swains and had witnessed their manners and customs, yet he never foiled to be 1 impressed. How hncl they ac[ quired such gentle suavity? This j faint air of st.itclincss? His own ! home in Williamsburg was ns llarge and as well-furnished as { Edward Swain's, and lie knew for ' a certainty thai he possessed more j properly and money Hum his • friend, but there was something ! else that he did not possess. Hr ' 'did not know what il was, nol ' clearly, and when lie reached out his hand lo seize it, this unknown quality slipped away or melted into nothing. Mrs. Liglitfool, the niolhcv-m- [ law of Edward Svain, was an old lady, in her late sixties. She appeared to have lost most of her memory and had Various mild delusions. One of them wai that Henry Randall, whom she liked, was a close relative of the highbred Eaudall family of Sussex County. In her youth she had J visited them many times and, on I her one trip to England she had j stayed for a couple of dnys with I the Duchess of Huntington, who > had been Lady Isabel Randall bc- „' ] fore her marriage to the Duke. Sho had a fixed notion that Charles Randall, founder of the ; Virginia family, was Henry Han• dall's grandfather. i Time and time again her son- 1 in-law had told her that Henry 1 Randall was not a relative of the • other Virginia Randalls, but the ; old lady cither forgot the infor- 1 niation. or disregarded it. Finally ihe ceased to remind her atu i Henry Randall, on his part 'stopped telling her that he hac relntiv in America, as he izcd that she paid no atten- .ion tn.hitn, * * t >"pIIF. facts were that Henry's father had been a huckster in London, selling fresh vegetables from a donkey cart for his master, who owned tli cart and the farm from which the vegetables came. His wa^es were so small that lie never possessed more than three or four shillings of his own at any on lime. H= had heard people speak of Virginia as n new and rii . land and he made up his rnind to go there—but he had : o money to pay his passage. Eventually a ship's captain agreed lo take him if he would become an indentured servant for seven years. Young Randall agreed. The fare cost 10 pounds, and the captain was to sell him to a master when the ship reached Virginia. He had the good fortune to be icld to Thomas Whitakcr, a planter who was kind and generous befor-: his servitude had cx- ihccl Servant Randall was given cow and a litter of pigs by Master Wiiilakcr. In course of .hue Hit cow : had a calf and the pigs incrr cd in number. Randall sold cows' milk to customers When the pigs were .<HO .. »ie slaughtered them smokei" heir hams and bacon in Virginia jlyl , nd sent ihis choid meat to England tc his master's agent lo be sold fo.' him. Will the shipment went mor than 3 skins taken from beavers tha Servant Kandall had caught in traps. He wrote lo the agent in Lon don to take the money comin from the sale and buy with it a, number of articles of luxury, such as silk handkerchiefs, perfumes, finely carved pipes, mirrors and razors in their cases. These goods came Junt after he had finished his seven years' servitude. He sold them to plantation owners and their ladies at three times their cost in London. With this noney he bought goods that In- ians like from merchants in th| olony and took them to the front where he traded them fy kins. The skins went to X-Qri. on, and back to Virginia cam, shipment of luxuries. '' * * [THIS three-cornered trade con=s| tinued for several years an'?.I Randall accumulated ; considcr-jl ble amount of money. Then vent into the business of importjl ng men and women. (M Under Virginia law anyone whjJ brought a settler • an : identur'eSl ervant (.; ^ slave into the coloiij.l cceh ' : "he right" f.'om th;;l olonial .government. ' his head; I right entitled its owr. • lo 5;;f icres of. land • . "ondition thrf.? be occupied within two yearly Randall went ; . ILtndon : f; arranged with a shipping agen< .here to act as a rocur - ^ ' =* .ii i 'rants. When '' ey reached Vir ; ginia he sold them to banters i ndenturcs that ran from fv: 10 years. He made a profit . Ihe cost of their passage acros| the ocean, and -rcceivcc! besides | 50 acres for each person. Whc^ he died in 1700 he possessed 300 acres of land, of which 1200 acrej were under cultivation. He also the owner of a mercantil business and of several slave ship that brought Negroes from Afric; The i-ise of Randall's falljc from the indentured servant C'.TJ^' to a position of wealth and a\ij] thorily was nol at all unusual Contrary to modern opinion thji indentured servants were not al criminals, not even a majority oj them were. But all were pool Among the oc" adventurers thcr happened to be many who wer clever, enterprising and able. T a large degree they must be con sirtored the founders of. inodori Virginia. In 1605 nearly half th members of the House of Burgess ea had come to Virginia as in denlured servants. NEXT! \VHEN NEW YORK WAS YOUNG

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