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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, June 14, 1944
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fXGE'IOUB BLYTHEVILLE, TAJIK.); COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 1944 THEVILLB COUSIBE VKfl KIWI OO. , PubU»h« f, MORRIS, JUltOf A. QATKN8, AdiertWni ~ _____ Mt. Atluta, Hmifcfc. M«v Tort. D»- Kmr. 4ft«TBOOP faoepi Bund*/ totered Mmxmd clu* mtttcr «t tba port- at BlyUievllle, ArUnja*. under «ct ot OOB- October I, M17. Started, bj UMi.UnlWd BOB8CRDPTION RATZB . By carrier In the city of BlytheTlHe, tOt p*r week, or 8So per month. By ni»il, within * radiua of 40 mile*, MOO per JMT, $3.00 fur six months, 11.00 for three moathf; aj null ouUMe 60 mile pone 110.00 pri jear ptyable In iflTance. • : Message Frpm a Ghost The Ku Klux Klan, apparently dead and Certainty: long forgotten by most of us, 'popped up in thb new again the ' other day. Us "Imperial Wiwml" announced that the organization was disJ: banding nationally and suspending its • functions, but wilh authority to "meet 5 and-reincarnate." ^ It was surprising to learn that the \ Klan still existed. Jt is even more sur\ prising to look back now, 20 years after 1 its heyday, and survey the Klan's brief | but'alarming course in tbc light of sul>' sequent events. Probably Adolf Hitler never heard of | the' Ku Klux Klan, but the Klan and I Hitler's Nazi party were blood relations. Their ultimate aims were different but their fundamental philosophy was the same.-And the Klan had it first. When Hitler was an insignificant beer-hall politician fresh out of prison, the Klan had-a-strangle hold on half a dozen i state'governments, more than 6,000,000 ' members. The Klan's symptoms were dislrcss- i. in^r'e'n'b.n'gh, 20, years ago, but they ap- IgjaxJ today .as a narrow escape. Take a comparative look. The Klan, like the Nazi party, was built on a theory of racial supremacy. It was anti-Semite, anti-Negro,* anti-foreigner, anti-catholic. Like the Nazi party, it' was so ridiculous as lo be laughed at by thinking people at first. But i.lii, uniforms and drilling, its secrecy, its mumbo-jnmbo of wizards, 3 dragons, Mdoagles and klanvocalions brought a feeling of importance to certain, type s^gf mhul.;JI,s f propaganda line Absolved members of the necessity of thinking and of a sense of individual re- SiponsiGility. Its anti-minority philosophy offered an attractive assortment of ' scapegoats on which to blame all failure • v and futility.- The Klan had no fantical hypnotist fike Hitler for a national leader. II. had HO propagandist like Gocbbela. It didn't even have a "burning cause." America was not defeated and confused, like tjeimany, but was enjoying inflated prosperity. JJ What the Klan jnight have done in Sf less complacent period is not pleasant / to contemplate. As it was, it did pretty well according lo Nazi standards. There were plenty of instances of intimidation and brutality before the invisible empire crumbled, largely because the corruption of .its leaders finally exceeded fycir ability, to conceal it. * The 'point of all this Klanism, Fas- cjsm, and: Nazism were postwar maladies. .We.can scarcely hope that the end of the present fighting will find ttieir viruses destroyed. There arc too many signs to the contrary. But we can be vigilant against the danger of pcnt- . up grudges taking a klanish form once they are released. * America, after fighting a second Vjar for freedom and democracy, can't ajford another Kn Klux Klan. Return of the Perennial In this ytrauge''pre-convcntion silence it is rather solid'and comforting to hear the cultured voice of Norman Thomas crying in the wilderness once more. For Mr. Thomas has again accepted the Socialist Party's presidential nomination. He is going to run for the fifth time. Mr. Thomas didn't have to be drafted. He doesn't expect lo win, but he isn't downhearted. He'll be right in there pitching again, flailing away at both major party candidates, hewing to his old, consistent line with scholarly i oratory. ME. Thomas will probably get even fewer votes than usual this year. But it's good lo have him back—no rc- ticcnsc, no disavowals. Quite like old times. euti o/ Reproduction In thin column ol eilllorlaUi from ether newipnpon doei not necessarily m«»n endontmeot bat Is »n «oknowlc4(mcn( or Interest In tht (ubjeot* dlioussei Why Shouldn't Arkansas Have The Merit System? Beyond llic undoubted need lor a merit system for the Arknnsns slate government, nncl the undoubted benefits to be gained is tlic prRctical ; problem of obtaining the necessary legislation. The Arkansas Public Expenditure Couticll proposes lo sponsor im act, foi- the job classification, salary standardization nncl • oilier essentials of civil service. The public, knows the history of tlic slnle Civil Service Act which WHS passed at one session and repealed two years later before It, had received a fair trlni and without, effort lo amend It In ways that, might linve been Indicated by experience to be desirable. Its possible contribution to efficiency and economy In the handling of slate business and to belter performance of stale services to the public received little consideration. Members In general showed loss interest how slate employes did their work than In who got the Jobs, and the salaries, It would be a laborious ami expensive undertaking to initiate and carry on a campaign for a stale civil service measure." Tlie people hnve tlic right, to ask such a law. If Ihe members of llic legislature refused to pass a bill that, had been carefully drawn they would say In effect that they wanted political mid pcrronal patronage; that they wanted the state's payroll used .to i^ay political debts,\vlu pointed .supporters. and provide Jobs for relatives and friends; and Umt the taxpayers should go on .paying for ap- polnlmenls not based on merit and tested ability and fitness for the particular work the em- ploye was paid to do. . —ARKANSAS GAZETTE. THEY SAT SIDE OUNCES Flag Day, and Its Greatest. Challenge mre • "Love, quarrel and make up—same <>!<' sln(T! Give; me a good old cowboy picture where anybody is liable (o get shot any mimilc!" •THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson- II Is Important lo know human nature and what men can do lo get, men Into the right places doing llic right job.—Gen. Sir Bernard t,. Montgomery. Those who wnlch us take off think we aren't coming buck and thnt we take all llic risk, while \ve Ihlnk we have all the fun ami all they gel Is stripes—we get Ihc citations.—Maj. Robert Johnson, 27 planes shot down In Europe. There seems lllllc possibility Unit agriculture will be able to keep up with Ihe demand for foodstuffs for Eome time afler tlic war.—WP1J Chairman Donnlil Nelson. We can emerge from this war into a period lhat will be brtylit. with promise for mankind. Bui thai we can do only at a price. That price is Ihc dcfinilc assumption and maintenance of our responsibility hi a just worlil order.—Dr. Harry Wcoclburn Chase, chancellor New York U. • • • We must become increasingly conscious of Ihe need for vigorous effort to lench more convincingly by Ihc example of our own lives tlic Tightness and Ihe timeless truth of the philosophical principles ot Jesus Christ.—FEA Administrator tea T. Crowlcy. ... EXACTLY THE NUMBER OF PLAYING CAR05 WHEN YOU KNOW SOMETHINS BY HEART, YOU KNOW IT IN YOUR AMMD," ROBERT KIRKPATRICK, vclopcd Into "Inka Dinka Doo." • • • IDA LUPINO—At the Hollywood Canteen the oilier night Ida was complimented by an admiring Marine on her flgure-revciilint' gown. "Honey," he said, "you look like you were ixnired into thai dress and forgot to say when." stand cross wind. Read Courier NEKI wnut FOREST" PIKES, BURN OVER AM AREA EACH YEAR LARGER THAM THE STATE OF NEW YORK. NEXT: Is New Mexico a farm Mate? In Hollywood nV EKSKINE JOHNSON NBA Slaff Correspondent tccts menu' more in RiiKsin than Hollywood actresses. THE FILM PARADE: Johnny Weissmullcr — After IS years of playing Tara.ii on the screen, j jVj; D . lvis ,, r Johnny will don a flyer s imifnrm i •• " --' lor a non-jun|;lc picture, '"nie| _ ,• .„ „; M)(m fnr ,,, . 1|is .,„„ lllc Navy A ir ,.,,,. j, hvl|is mct „.,„.., lnn|i(1I1 (i. I. .Iocs tin an cnt'crliiinincnl Ornery Cows HELENA ARMY AIR FIELD, Ark. (UP)—An instructor at the] air field here just couldn't prove his point that cows on the ground also serve as wind trees. Ordinarily when Hie wind Mows, cows slant! will, their tails lo the wind. But every lim c he went, to give an example, a few queer Arkansas Hereford: had to be different and Political Announcements Tb» Courier News Hag been authorize i to announce the loUowlng candidacies, subject lo the Demo- :rat1c primary In August: STATE KErRESENTATlVX ALENE WORD (for re-election, Post No. 2) W. J. WUNDERLICH (for re-election, Post No. 1) J. LEE BEARDEN (for re-election, Post No. 3) LUCIEN E. COLEMAN E. C. "GENE" FLEEMAN (Post No. 4) PROSECUTING ATTORNEY IVIE C. SPENCER SHERIFF AND COI1ECTOB HALE JACKSON (for re-election) W. W. (BUDDY) WATSON COUNTY TREASURER R. B. (SKEET) STOUT HISS DEUjA TURTLE COUNTY JUDGE ROLAND GREEN (for re-election) CIRCUIT COURT CLERK HARVEY MOHRI3 (For re-election) COUNTY CLEKK T. W. POTTER (for re-election) The Gift Shop Modern and Antique Gills COSMETICS BABY GIFTS Greeting Curds Novelties A Gift For EvDrybodj Ingram I!ldg. Flionc 2254 MOSS BRYAN Try our "Own Made" ICE CREAM 0!e Hickory Inn Atron trim High SchMt Refrigeration Service F. W. TATUM rhonc 557 Bl DOLE EXTERMINATORS Contract Service in 1'cst Control. Free Estimates. 115 S. Third Phone 2751 FOR SALE CONCKKTE STORM SEWER ALT, KI/.MH Cheaper Than Bridge Lumber Osceola Tile & Culvert Co. I'hune Ark. I'lenly of WOOD For Sale! BARHSDALE MANUFACTURING CO. 1'hone 2ilH SPECIAL For A Few Days 1 CASE COCA COf-A . Anil 75c ItolUe Phillips b'U Funiilurc Polish—lioth 1.39 Bring Your Empty Boliles POTTER'S STATELINE SERVICE STATION Our invisible; liall sole is thu itii- csl shoe repair obtainable. No sliank .stniin or slitclies — no iirt'ak to leave in moisture, Rlc. Try it. .. QUflLlT.Y SHOC SHOP 121 W. M « I M- fi 606'$ .3roiit )jur Hoarding Johnny thought he'd (jive then, little drama so he let owl. Tara.n's think they're Imitators." ANNK DAXTKR. — Several Russian officers visited Anne on Ihc r.el of "Guest in the House" as purl of Ihe lluslim War Relief Drive and asked for an autograph. She wrole her nnmc la a book one ot them carried. "No, no." one of tlic officers said, "we don't want your autograph. We would like to have the autograph ot your gramlfatb- rr. Frank tloycl Wright (the architect)." Wright designed a numbci of Ru.ssia's most imporlaul public buildings and apparently archi- : LESTER COWAN, producer — In I iuUlilion lo his cusling problem of | A Novel By KETTI FRINGS '«t. JHILHcltl Krln^H — rUstrlliuforJ, 10 M, XKA -Service* Inc. with Major Uuoplc Out Our Way By J. R. Williams VJHATPUZZLES ME.UNC'.e \fEGAO, U=*NDtR.' TVC PClrtT IS " '--V.isWHEMi SLEW n VIELL'TAI<EW^IFVOUOIG THE %\ £0lt_ OUT 01- Ar^OTll^R PAvrvJT Of THE YARD THW WOJLD LEAVE WUM'LL X U6E TO £'i!r.! T ,:CLG*3.8OTTS p^/«.*> / *"j O *A(JD VIC,'T TWOT VACANT LOT KE)CVTO-BE^i.lWa" t )~ T ~>=- VO'RE CR/ViV-- HE COULDN'T O' TOOK TH' TRAIL. 'ONUSE THIS IS CHOLLA. BU»\WO\ M' "1HERE HAIM'T WOME 'LOMG HE-TOOK "trf TORKE.V CREEk j to play one of Ihe meanest brals ! ever |»it on the screen. Tile hoy Ihc young Nazi with whom Fredric Murcii lusslcs in Ihc film version of Ihc Broadway liit "To- norrow, Ihc World!" The character lias been variously described as 'diabolically dinning, a horrible little beast, devious, sly, 11 child robot, a little rcyiltlc." So far, Hollywood's stage mothers have been reluctant t:j reverse themselves on their iraclilionnl selling spfcl which presents their youngsters as veritable s.iinls incapable of any meanness. IRVING StNDLF.K. Hollywood $jrop ni;in extraordinary-Scripl of Bob Hope's new picture. "Tlie Princess ami the Pirate," demanded that Bob wear a pair of false eyes "that pop out of his head and can 'Aluk shamelessly at a girl," i Afler hours of work and after countless failures. Irving mannfac nrcd (he eyes py culling a pin? Tone ball in half and working Ihe yoliils wilh piano wire. And you can lake his word for tt that they 'wink shamelessly." KVELVN KKYKS — jKvrlyn was Ijcilcckcd in an uHra-tashirtiiahle culfil with u cnrsapc llu.t reached from her shnulcicr to her «;iist for a Sicily in Cnlumhia's new movie Stulk Ihc llunlcr." Ally" lonk one Innk and said, "What "lid I'lnky IlnrrUnn \\n* imp nf Hiiise vrlill \vns JIUTC lir »:is ""I ^olnir ti> ivn-i Mnrlhn ntiil lh(- iKiliy ihtil ivniilrl lie lM>rn nn.v tl:iy u<i\v :inil, lir.<4lilr«. br hinlii'l lirfii mil llirrn lun^r rnolIKh lo Irani It) Ijr rtrrnill. Which »vn« %vli.r In- rlnnilicrril over tlic top "( lh> rn.vliolr rvni nttt-r hK hntl 1'Orii ^Vllrncd lll>l ll> . . . . Tlhllr null In- lii-rkimrd lo Fink) mill Ihc wiiiini.cil Kiilillcr tn Follow n^vn.tllkn nrniliflllll tlir ^Hii-r «ol- rilcrirnN \vcnrlTipr. lull Ilifrrr ivnsn't niucli be cimlil ilo nltoul S* . . • . * * * III TT was all a liltle hazy, foggy. •^ Pinky knew that he was in a Iraiu now. though. He fell the motion of i' under him nd (ho old- fashioned plnsh L' the seat as his hand rested on it. Clouds streamed the. window, ai 1 the Irain was ni'ving up. I TO fell th^ pi:ll of the "Miss Kccnan, what are yon doing?" Uion asked. She laughed dclighte<lly, as | Ihough it were the mosl amusing i joke. "Wish r could 'get this dis-' patch through—il. would l-ill them. 'Somewhere in "leaven: Afler raveling through dense clouds all j thought it might be a liltle easier ' f o do business with than my own." "Ob, I see." "Not what yon think," he saic?, noting her Einile. "I'm not ashamed of being a Jew, only it ... well. il helps sometimes not to be." "But that is what I meant," Miss Kccnan said, and she was slill day—' ; "Are you so sure that where we arc, Miss Keenan?" .V.iou asked. "Make your own deductions. The onl reason your friend '-era doesn't '/on,, 'o believe it ij thai :ie doesn't wn^.t to go yet. Ri"ht, Corporal?" Pinky wasn't really listening, but r. • knew that she had ad- drer:t.'. him. so i.c nodded. "iluess you're Die same way," she continued, looking again at Rion. smiling. But it was a nice smile, warm and friendly, not critical. Pinky, as he watched her. for,-; the first lime found himself liking { iier. Then suddenly Miss Keenan looked puzzled. "Where did you get that luggage?" she asked, as Cater/waller slrctched and strained nd grew purple, trying to hoist his suitcase up to the luggage rack. "Where did I get it! Docsn" most everybody travel wilh luggage?" Normally, yes. but—" 'Not that I haven't had plenty of difficulty with it!" IV?. Caler- •aller now mopped his brow and s. t down. "No service anymore, nothing! Had to carry it all the way myself." lie put his handkerchief away and turned lo Emily, geslnring nolably wilh his hands. engiri . . . the v;ry .training of Ih: car il^clf. But it couldn't be. He was 'oo young ti go, he kept lellinir himself. Gorl ..ouldn'' avo sent tor him yet. Bill whai then? If '•"• closed his eyes and didi t look at the people uund r' , ht h:id no fears c' all ahoul the lrir». ' nth his <-yes closed. Ivc hi...rd only the Irair. whistle. It ras a whistle he'd recognize anywhere. Two short blast., followed Vy a lialf- m^'irnful Jiltle tool. That was the train down home, the Kim City r>m. He remembered how it ran al?ng .he cana!. "No, quite the contrary." Tlie! "There I am, finally, with a seat on the Clipper . . ." Suddenly Mr. German sccnv t suddenly to sighing. "I'm gl: ' ti •-. I'm lircd." "Yes . . ." H'.i' eyc-<: i.arrowed, nice and crinkly, as s'.ic sludi I him a moment. "Yes, 1 guess you ''THE train slowed clown, slopped, •*• bul only for an instant, then Ihe bell clanged and the wliislle tooted, and they were on their way again. Tlie now passenger who came slumbling down the aisle, lugging, r heavy suitcase, was short and' middle-aged :.nd Jewish. Calerwaller's vision adjusted ilsclf ,o a long-range view of the car. lie stared, blinked, starod again. "Miss Keenan!" "What's the matter?" "Quick, quick — whore's the brake cord?" "Take it easy, Mr. Cafcrwallor." "Haven't you seen, haven't you looked? This car is filled wilh Nazis and Japs and God-knows- whal hind of people. Pull the brake cord. I'm gelling off." vc« do. Kvclyn, win Ihc Kentucky were always Derby? 1 Here, '"in". V : JIMMY DURANTE — Afler 16 not lookin years, Jimmy Is still warbling his jug, theme song,' "Inka ninka Doo." It Across had 8 strcnse hceinnltig. When _ ., ;; he vas starring in his own New ^ she York nlslit club Jimmy read a :.',?„•.",, poem about giving a girl (lowers " , ''^. nncl candy and jewels but "never " nanciL_i .say it wilh Ink." He adopted Ihe flipped bs 'ixjom as part of his aci, singing as portfolio, he went off Ihe floor, "Never say now. Sh> it wilh Ink." The "ink" finally de- correspondent. oplp on that train ;oplc you kn.w. i.c\v ^o c nxcept 'icy sat, side by side, each other or spcak- i them sat a girt, she'd said her name . Ere t big envelope- cm]- it wasn't really cause on* side of it nd became a writing was writing on il 1 said she was a wai He t/cd the ctvply scat beside Mi 3 . ;cenan, said his .name was Catcrwallcr, ; id might ho sit ''own? ' Cr.tcrwaller?" Keo-in repeated. "That's an odd ame. sit down. I'm 1'mily Kcenan." Slie r -.ovcd over lo ni?kj rcon for hir, thcugh he slill stoo I av.-kwardly in 1'ic aisle. "What nationality is Catcrwaller?" she r.sked with D slight smile. "I'm not sure," the Jew nd- milled. Then, with an engaging frankness, he added: "I iust adopted it,' I toad it some place. I case. "Miss Keenan, il joke — " "No joke — and the cord eilher, so don'* E it. Mr. Catcrwallor know where von ar look— I was going Ic to you before. Your looks like it's been of salt water." "Hmmm?" He st: his suit. "Maybe . . . of a splashy landing (To Be Cont this is a . . that IMS kind

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