The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 15, 1944 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, June 15, 1944
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PAGB'FOUB BLYTHEV1LLB,> (ARK.); .COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, JUNE 1C, 1944 TBX1LYTHEVILLB CQUBffil VESA IBB OOOROBi NUTS OQ. / l • . &W. HADJW, PuUWMr , i^u BAlflflfl. P. KOHBIB. Hltor JA1OB A. QATKN8, AdTtrtKUl] t 8oJ» MMlookl Admtlwn W»U*<» Winner Oo, M*v Tort, OhleMo. D»»U, Attaat*. fntj Aftenooe Jbu»pi Buoow JtaUred' ** (eoond clut m»»t*i *t the poft- «0ee «t Blytb*rtUe, Arfcuufci, under Mt af Co»- Oetoba 'I, mi. ' Btrr«d th» Uciwo SUBSCRIPTION RATBB By curler In lh» city of Blrttwrille. M* p« or 85o per month. By null, within • ndltu ot 49 mUw, MOO per sjfwr, pjOO tor, aU month*, 11.00 lor three raonthj; 'iff mill-"outside 60 mils tone |;.Q.00 per year p»J»bl« In «dv»cc«. Surgical Dressings Needed at the Front From' the shores of Normmuly (o Berlin, American fighting men their Allies ^ace the possibility of pitying in blood one of history's most slaaKorinn . prices for victory. None can foresee the events ah'eail, but, judging from the past," the German army in its last des- j pcrate 'fight «m be expected to exact i a terrific toll in Allied dead and wound- j ed. '; r This means that women back here '"at homo must get busy making more ;'surgical dressings. If it were possible j to do this work with machinery there t probably would be no problem of pro* diiction, but it so happens that, these i dressings must be painstakingly ina'do ',! by. hand, and that puls the job squarely 5 on"_tho shoulders of women who have t'.bfeen entrusted with this important re- . <[ sensibility., 1 j And there ]S a problem of pvodtic- ! tkm. Women in generul arc leaving the j-jab to a few/ and a few cannot turn |j oiit the required quantities. Three days 1 after our men hit the coast of France ' there were but seven women at. work is the Red Cross room here in Blythe- v'ille.'That'very day the wounded were steaming back to Britain, or lying in crjHUJvsJj'etters,where medical corpsmcn, -n urges and doctors did wrmt-they could for tjjem under the stress of battle. Whether v there- will be 'plenty of bandages a month or two from now when -casualties may bb far heavier may depend-oh how women here and elsewfiere v respond to Uic appeal of • Bed Cross leaders 'for more volunteer wpr t kers in the bandage rooms to. meet * increased cjuotas. Servicemen, reading the homo town , paper'in - far away Britain, in Italy, Burma or wherever they : may be, usually "find'it'difficult to '''understand the !lackadaisical attitude of the multitudes * airborne' and some of them frankly "-wasn't to''know'"What is ; the matter?" .'j'.We 1 „'c&n best' answer them by re- spjfndingj with pur full and unstinted ,.efforts in every possible home front war activity. ^Biytheville women can answer them t • by i turning out'in such numbers that "*•- ,r~ W^.* *»-.«• t-'the current quota of 61,200 bandages {' crtiv-bcmet^witliout working a hardship ojifflie'few faithful,individuals who consistently work in the .Ked. Cross .room. Ma,ny' hands make light work, and if every" woman here will say "I am ready to do my share," those lads in France or on some other war front will never •have cause to ask "What is the mat- New Balcony Orator i History will never plate Scrgt. John Vita's address to the Romans on the . same page with those delivered by Cicero. But to anyone with a lastc for dramatiV irony, the sergeant's remarks '.will remain one of the memorable, if minor, footnotes to the : liberation of Rome,: It was Sergeant Vita who inserted the final pin to complete the deflation of Benito Mussolini, comic-opera caesar of the late Italian empire. Caesars and would-be world conquerors are never very admirable characters, and Mussolini was no exception. But in Mussolini's case, something new bail been added. lie was not only treacherous and a villain, he was ridiculous. He will be remembered for the way he stabbed France in the back, and for his strafing of defenseless Ethiopia. But he will also be remembered for hi.s pomposity and muscle flexing and bare- midi'iffed hay pitching. Most of nil he will be remembered for his speeches from the balcony of the Piazza Vcne/.ia, preserved for posterity in the ncwsrccls. His jaw-jutting, his gestures, and his strutlings made him llio darling of vaudeville impersonators and, to an alien audience, converted his gnuuliosc pretentious into hilarious absurdity. It was filling,.somehow, that Sergeant Vila should have succeeded to the oratorical roost of the moulted Duce. The sergeant, a resident of Port Chester, N. Y., is the son of Italian- American .parents. He is part of an army that wants something for the Italians, but nothing from them—an army-that has come to restore self- respect and democratic government to the Italian people, to feed them and help them forget their miserable cx- ploilation of the last 25 years. But Sergeant Vila had a mission all his own. Consciously or not, ho was there to demonstrate that balconies and speech-making need no longer be the prerogative of one man. He gave the Italians an example of a country where any man can inount the nearest stump and speak his mind without fear. He mimicked Mussolini, scaling him down to his proper proportions and then demolishing him by ridicule. The crowd laughed and cheered him. Perhaps a weight was lifted from a good many shoulder,-;. The crowd was laughing x at 11 Ducc, laughing at him in the Pin///.a Venc/.ia which so often echoed his bombast and re-echoed their cheers. Now the nightmare was over. 11 Ducc was "gone; the Germans were gone; the Allies were here, with food • and freedom and an amusing, unshav'en young man who poked fun at a sacred cow without anyone's caring. Yes, it was a pretty good performance Sergeant Vila gave, from all accounts. SIDE GLANCES f "Mosl <il I In- war slulV you hear nowadays is idle gossip, ' • ; but did I over tell you whal .loc Slalii) really said to ' •Mil, KoosuvcllV" i' THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson A WIWD VELCXITVOF 2, SO AN HOUK WAS REACHED.., THE HI6HEST EVER RECORDED IN THE UNITED STATES. » 90 THEY SAT Alwnys, nil my IMt. I wiml lo come lo Alu't Uils n hell .of n day lor It, ttiougli?—D-Day laiulliig shli) crcwtnau. ,* * * There 1ms V>ecn n slcady (iDlcrtorntlln ot Bimlt-Amcrlcnn relations for the last few mouths Tlml Is also true for the oilier Latin- Aincricnu countries.—Dr. Ilcrnnnc Tayares,' U. of Sao Paolo, Brazil. »_• * 'llic close ot the war will confront us once ngaln with Ihe slill unsolved problems of distributing our iiroctiicls nnd nsstirlng n fair return on (lie tools, skills, nuil the labor wtilcli mnkc these products iiosslble.—Dr. Everett Case, president Colgate U. v » . If the Germans could have Imd our air force for only one day and had used It ngalnst the Invasion, there could have been no landings.— Llcut.-Ocn. Barney M. Giles, deputy AAF commander. , » W » America will be the only imtlon lo emerge from the war unscaned.—Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler, president Columbia U. A Novel B y ;KETTI FRINGS'. • hl. 1014, Held Prhurn-.DIiilrllillfcd, 1O44. NBA s«rvi«7f ** I'lult y finrrJNou UIIH one of 4hn»e uliu IVIIM Mtirt> lit' IVHK Itvl Kulnts fci Oh-. ll<* WEI* MU ytiUHK ill"! Ihrre v ;i« Miirtbit anil Ihe hJihy fjmt voulil PIP Ijtiru liny Oil}' mm- null, hrnldrv, br hariii't In'fti 'UK there ionK i'lmUKli lu Jrtmi to he nfrnld, Whjrh HH* ivliy 1,0 t'JruiilKTt'iJ over tbc fop at tbv fuxliule rvi'n lifter Jx» lintl hfMi w.'inii'il itat i<> . . . , Thu t'nriiftliilin'M uniform ivn« wliHe HtiO hf lirj'koiii-i) to 1'liikj- null Ihc tvoundcil Nikliltpr In follo\v Mm. AVK thli>K- 1'Jnk.v kni'ir lie \YJIM on II Irjiiii iiinvInK uinvnrd tliritll^h I)|0 |-1|,U|N. It loolifl! JitMt )lbr the Iruln iluwn IJOILI^'rpl (lt»f It u'nw rllll-l vvllli nil «0rt* uZ IV A SMALI, slallon slid into viov/, •^ untl widv sinking; heart Pinky saw l!ic sign, "Heavenly Bond Junction," Ycl, while it wns not Green Falls, (here was something so similar, as lie further, that : warm excitcmcnl sprcsid ihrriifih him. The green slat Ijonclies, the once-retl-tjul-now- Jlak ; •• .schedule hoard there next to the door. Even the station master, will) his hat tipped hack on his head, leaning against (he lufit'aso truck — except that he had no mus- iachios — wns clearly reminiscent of old Al Sparks down home. "Aren't you cominp. Pinky?" Emily had (o address him twice, raising her voice above the clamor o£ the train bell and aliove the general exodus clamor in the car itself. "Tliis only says 'junction,' " Rion truck, the slate observed. "Maybe Ihis isn't the place at all. See, not everybody's gelling ofr. Look." About half Ihe car was inovinfl toward the cxils. Others remained (juicily in their seals, pressing their noses against the windows. Emily spoke to an old man sit- ling behind them. "Pardon me, can They chatted vivaciously for a moment. Finally Emily said, "Oh." Site turned to the others. "This is t, unless v;e want to JJQ on to the 3ig Valley, lie says, considering iur ases—whatever (iiat moans— re probably want to get oil here." She shrugged. "What do you say, dds?" "Let's get oft hero," Rion sug- ;csled qutclily. "Then it we do find ve're wrong, we can always go on." "German organization at work! Okay, it's on your head. Let's go." Mr. Calcrwaller was standing in ho aisle, clutching his suitcase— •md being buffeted conslantly by hose who were hurrying to the cxils. He didn't seem to mind, stared into space. Emily saw that :ic was troubled by some inner ivorry. "What about you, Mr. Calcr- waller?" , "I'll go with you, please, if you don't mind." H was not easy gelling out . '.ha mash of people moving slowly, foot b" Jool. Several Hindu soldiers in frenl cf them whispered among themselves in some unintelligible dialect. They carried packs and rifloF. On,- rifle slipped am', knocked against Pinky's slioulder. It: owner bowed and apologized profusely. A crying baby further up the aisle drew Pinky's eyes, and suddenly fore at his heart . . . you (ell me apparently this isn't Hie last slop?" His English was very poor. Only a few words. Emily reposed her question in French. ilv Ihe memory of Martha and the baby he'd never see now swepl over him. Yet he could not dwel on his sadness very long, for now from outside, he began to hear sounds that were unmistakably sounds of joy and surprise. .He arrived at the exit plat- platform and could see. He saw people laughing and shaking hands . . . nnd the woman whos< baby he had noticed ... he sav now that tlio woman Was a poo ewtsh refugee, in 'tattered w of ill lothcs, and she was clinging to! n elderly bearded Jew, and cry- ) ng, but happily, as women do at )omccomings. "Go on, Pinky," Emily urged, •chind him. > But he still couldn't step down, or the Hindus were cluttering lie steps. • They slarcd around silently; hen one of them cried out cager- y. A tall slim elderly gentleman, vith a small Oriental beard, was pproachiug rapidly and smiling. The Hindus leapt oft the steps, aced toward him, engulfed him immediately, all bowing and earning and talking at once. "What is it, Pinky?" Emily was rylng to push him on. Pinky didn't answer, but he :new now. There was somebody licrc to meet everyone. Marveling at this wonder of life—or was it lealh? — Pinky slopped down, reached back, and helped Emily lown. He was no longer worried, lo knew now he'd have his chance to ask questions. The hings he'd been thinking about, ying in that foxhole. They stood together in a little ;roup—Pinky, Emily, liion, and Wr. Catei waller. A group of Chinese peasants were huddled near- uy, gathered around a jolly-faced elderly man with a comforlable- ookinli bay window. A white-haired colored man walked nervously from train exit [o train exit, peering eagerly into the faces of those who were last to get oil. Emily looked around, and her eyes came back, finally, to Pinky. ' She smiled faintly. She knew now, too. The train bell began again, clanging, clanging. Emily, Ition. Pinky, and Mr. Coierwaller began to look around more anxiously. The train was leaving now, they knew, as a tremor ran through it, and instantly they were assailed by that panic which pervades all travelers who hope to be met and yet see no one for them. Everywhere people were talking and laughing and crying and starting to move off, and there they stood, in silence and embarrassing neglect. (To Be Continued). _ £] iildine Fitzgerald, Paul Lukas, Pclcr c, Greer Gai'son, Hcdy Lamurr. No\v Eztglnml accenl.s arc all right. There's Belle Davis. There are New York, Kansas, ciilcayo, midwest and finishing school accents by the hundreds in the babul of tongues you heitr in Hollywood. But as Joe Gotten says, it's tlie Confederate "R" drosipers \vhoscem lo have the real trouble. Ami (lint's a lack. Slio' nuff. Beer is still brewed tor its students by Queen's College, Oxford University, England. HAS AWRE ACRES 07 PARAA LAND THAM ,'OWA.OK tU/NOIS. r. M. HEC. o;s, MT. OF**. ANSWER: A,species of alligator, '•>• NEXT: The Axfs gc(s' a bantf out of our corn crop. In Hollywood ; nV KRSKINK .KUlNSfON NKA Slaff Cnrrrsiiomlcnl Today the clnss will come to order for a discussion on Hollywood stars who have risen nnd (alien because they coukl or could not pro- noniicc n final "O" or a final "R". Ever since the movies learned to talk the accent has been on the accent. Hobert Cummings, t> kid from .lonlin. Mo., got his lirst role ou IJrondway and a film contract because he could turn ou an English accent. Margaret Lindsay, from lown, won n role in "Cavalcade" witb au English accent as Ihick as London's fogs. Maria Montcz cftn speak English almost as well as anybody else, bill turns on Ihe Latin declblcs when someone points n film camera nt her or when she wauls to be particularly charming. Gregory Ratolf, the Russian director, speaks wllli a thicker accent now tlian when he landed in Hollywood 20 years ago. Dilto Carmen Miranda, whose studio ordered her to stop taking English lessons because Ihe people liked her movies )ur Boarding House with Major iloople Out Our Way By J. R, Williams /3P 6CADS.OP..TOP60lt-' FNEr OR. <SIK LOftDS SHOULO Fill THKT HOL& UM.' WHILE VOU'RE DlS6iX!& I'LL 6TEP 30E'S LlMCH TO HIM ABOilT HOORA.Y/ HE'S MASTERED 7H' TRICK OF COKJ- Hc'LL ORE/XT OP THESE PAYS NHH—MOW ALL KIECESSARV IS THAT VOL) TAKE UP N\EDl- CIME AM' I'LL TAKE UP LAW--TO KFEP HIM ALIVE AM' OUT OF JAIL TILL THEM 15 SWELL D1R.T, UMCL& BULGY, NICE AMD LOOSE-, TOC' n UP EASV.AMO WERE'S K50 OF THE BKT.TLE OF 8utAi<ER. HILL WHIC OCCURS SATURDAY/ full of xe mixed up Lalln Uilk. Ail Hctor named Kurt Katcli who was evicted from Germany some lime nyo by lite Nazis lia.s made capital of his accent playing Nazi characters. When lie firs came to Itiis country he tried Ui learn English l>v going to the mo vies every day, seeing the sunn picture over and over, mciuoriziui the lines. A [ricntl finally commented his progress. "Excellent. Kurt." Ihe friend sail "Remarkable progress. Bui ho' does it happen that today yo sound so much like Shirley Tern p!e?" •, l-'ORKIGNERS «KT THE GKAV1 Oddly enough, foreigners \vh come to Hollywood without know tug n word of English have litll trouble. There me always glamor oils roles tor glamorous forelgnci where the accent pays off at Hi ;;>xojfice. Ulcgrsi handicap of 's a southern accent. Il's a kind of a paradox, at tha since it could lie argued ttiat til thorn accent is the most his toric in America. Hut tl has bee marked for comedy loo long, bur iesnurd too often in black face. It's (he hardest accent in tl world to net rid of. Joseph Colte wtio is from Petersburg. Va.. CEV ,cl] v ou-sn about that. siih. Aft a weekend with visiting friends' from bark lioim\ .Iw spoiled a couple of amirs in "Since You Went Awny." H r \vas dropping R's knee deep alt over the- set. Dinah Shore from Tennessee ^ings tn .she plcasrs and it sounds :ocri. Kiiy Kyser is the only Con- 'ederate who IMS promoted the 'you-nll" business. He's from Nawtli v'.'incy. Director William Dlclrrlc. anolh- -r German \vlrn came to Hollywood 'iccausc he- didn't agree with the Nazis, comes uu \\ilh fuuuier ilialoj than is written into his scripts. , When Uielcrle wanted someone's •} r.hirt we! down for a perspiration I effect in :\ scene for "With All My Heart." he toki Die prop man: j "! want his shin socked." 'Socked?" echoed Ihe prop man. "Don't you rural) soaked?" "Sorkert or soaked." replied Dlc- tcrtc, "I jur.t want it to be vet." ACCENT PUT TO T)SU Many stOTs have capitalized on (heir accMi's. Charles Ifcycr. Greta Garbn. O. Aubrey Smith, Refilnald Gardiner. Stepin Fetchti. Mlscha Auer, Kr.ttie Mcnmlcl. Victor Frnnccn. Helmut Dalitlne, Paul Hclnreld, Maureen OSulllvan, Ger- Political Announcements The Courier News baa been «u- hortzcd to announce the following andldacles. subject to tb« Oemo- attc primary In Augiut: STATE REPRESENTATIVE ALENE WORD (for re-election, Post No. 2) W. J. WUNDERMOH (for re-election, Post No. 1) J. LEK BEABDEN (for re-election, Post No. 3) LDCIEN E. COLEMAN E. C. "GENE" FLEEMAN (Post No. 4) ' ' PROSECUTING ATTORNEY I VIE O. SPENCER SHERIFF AND COLLKGTOB HALE JACKSON (for re-election) W. W. (BUDDY) WATSON CODNTV TREA3UKEK R. B. (SKEET) STOUT MISS DEILA PUE1-LE COUNT! JUDGE ROLAND OKEEN (for re-eleetlon) CIRCWT COURT CLERK HABVEY MORRIS (For re-election) COUNT! CLERK T. W. POTTER (for re-clcctlon) Commercial Classes In Shorthand-Bookkeeping-Typing MRS. L. M. BURNETT Degree From Arcrcditcil College 1010 Ilearn Phone 3270 It you Wish to Sell Your GOVT. LOAN COTTON • See 10Y WELCH Over Palace Cafe Blj'lhcvillc, Ark. 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