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•r- BLYTHEyiDLB COURIER HEWS PltJDA.y, JANUARY 12, 1945 'THB-BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO, H.' W.~ HAINES, Publisher SAMUEL P. NORRIS, Editor JA!>rES A. OATENS, Advertising Manager ' Sole National AciserlMng Representatives: Wallace Witiiier Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. s , ...•;• Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered,ns secpnd .class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 9, 1817. ' .__^;j _._ Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By canler in the city of Blylhcvilie; 20o per week, of 85c per month. By mail, within n radius of 40 miles, $4.00 per year, S2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone; $10.00 per year payable in advance. . A Peoples' Peace "Peace can be ran'cle nud kept only by the united determination of free and peace-loving peoples who are willing to work together, willing to help one another, willing to respect and tol- ciate, and try to understand one another's opinions and feelings;" That piescription for peace, started by President Roosevelt in his message to Congress on the slate of the union, is one. with which most of the President's fellow citizens are in accord. It is a tremendously difficult and responsible assignment, but the great majority of Americans will' accept 'it -because it coincides with their- own deep desires. The great difficulty, of course, lies in the fact that even in the freest modern democracy the people cannot dictate the details of international policy." Most of these details are presented to the people qs accomplished facts, against a background of insufficient knowledge and inadequate information. How then should the American people go about their important task of helping to build what Mr.. Roosevelt calls a "peoples' peace"? Perhaps we can take the key of our future liCtions from the tone of the message in which the President assigned this task. That tone was hopeful and at the same time full of grave concern. II WHS unswerving in its principles of freedom, self-government and durable peace, yet conciliatory toward the conflicting "appioaches to the realization of those principles. It was not a challenge or heroic statement of foreign 's policy, but it was noble, sincere, mid at the same time, practical. Thus far America's popular expression has been less inclined toward a moderate view of some Allied policies than has its government leadership. •Perhaps we shall learn that it is wiser to "respect and tolerate" more in trying to weld separate and conflicting determination. This will not be easy when one country's national policy becomes a matter of international . concern — such as when, recently, many months of politically-inspired quiet on the Polish - fiont seenied to have cost -the Allies lives and territory in the west. But whatever the doubts arid dis- Three Heils for Hitler A Stockholm ,corrdspondcnt of The New York Tirrtcs reports that 40 per cent of the Germans are living on bad food from army or government canteens', that near-starvation levels may be reached by Spring, and that there will be further suffering unless a mild winter offsets the severe coal shortage. But the correspondent says that the Germans aren't taking, it lying down, In Berlin at least they have their "little joke." When they greet each other now their "Moil Hitler" is supposed to convey doubt as to whether Hitler or Himmlei' is head man, What ft revenge! First they hoiled Hitler with enthusiasm. Then they heiled him at the Gestapo's orders. Now, in their desperation, they arc getting bold. Of course they don't dare stop hciling Hitler. But they have their little joke. Perhaps, on n quiet street, they even dare murm'iir the greeting with a rising'and quizzical inflection. It is easy to feel contempt for such a shccplike tribe of Humanity: It is less easy to feel much hope for them, .or for their contribution to a postwar world of free men intent upon enhancing the decency and dignity of their race. SIDI GUNCB Old-Time'Price Ceiling It vi'fts rather surprising and most encouraging'to learn tiisit in a recent poll of automobile owners, 7C per cent of those cjiiestioried said they would not buy a new cnr if poatwixr prices were 20 or 30 per edit above the peacetime level. After repeated predictions by ecoiiT omists and others'j a lot of us had taken it for gnui'ted thnt the release of wartime .saving's wou'ki start a buying spree that would exceed healthy bounds and make price control necessary for a long time after the fighting had stopped. Maybe those controls will be necessary. In the automobile field, for example, the' controls should exceed the supply for some time to corhe. And yet, if this poll is representative, it appears that already the average ciliwAi.is conscious that . this., wartime monetary honeymoon' won't last forever, and is beginning to feel the twingcs'of thriftiness. Anyway, it's good to hear again that old price-ceiling order that went like this: "I'll be dog-goh'ed if I'll pay it. 1 ' It's the sort of order that buiiness- mcn have a way of complying with. » NLA&tnWICL, tKt 1 M Hit, V Comes Now the Business of Lowering the Spigot "Gush, while- I'm .sliivni|> here, fif>unuy wlwl Drown' would jjrl fin his ii|i|)li's nl .so iiiiK'h ii bushel, I could iic milking'as iiunli in ri'iil n'tuncy ns errand_boy ,L;.jL,^.H-^__ "1 .llit'.'lri'S store!"'_.;," • THIS CURIOUS WORLD Ferguson Re-Employment ARE A\ORE THAN KNOWN KINDS OF WHEN YOU CUT WEEDS -fHEI^DRY^ "ELEANORE SCHROEDERi Announcements The .Courier News has been authorized to announce the following candidacies for the Municipal Election In April. • Municipal Judge GEORGE W. BABHAM nals before turning. . . . "Don't Fence Me In," the most popular ong to come out of a movie In 1344, was written by Cole Porter for the show, "Missouri Maid," which wasn't good enough to reach Sroadway. 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 WORLD'S UflGEST StilES AT IU FARMERS (Ve have plenty of Iron Roofing and Hough Cypress Barn Timbers. 3 Year FHA Terms if desired. E.G. CAN LOCATE W!TH/H5/XFf'fr AW SPOT ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH. NEXT; What a wonder till bird is llic pelican'. GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPIMG! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing tad Tir« Repair WADE COAL €©. N. Hwy. 61 CEILtNG PRICES Phone 2291 A pariinl solution of the veterans' postwar employment problem might be to let the soldiers stay right on at Montgomery Ward. Ill Hollywood of: the,; pcace-makiiig task, there is one positive thing that we can do. We can make known our continuing and unshakable determination for a united victory and a united peace. The people cannot be expected to applaud or- even accept without comment every excursion from the road toward world peace that other governments may make. But if we make it clear that neither tolerance nor opposition will cause Us to abandon these bioart principles, the American people will at least have made a beginning of the endless and exacting, but rewarding, fight to make and keep the peace. * SO THEY SAY a -'!.',A Gentian' -column shot it up before they found it was a hospital. Then a German officer came In and gave them 30 minutes to gel ready to leave—look the vvlwle bunch as prisoners of war. Some of the soldiers got nway—I remem-' her one of them went back to the hospital and rccr.plurcd a quart of Bourbon.—Brig.-Gen. Anthony C. McAuliffe of Washington, commander at Bastognc. U looks as (hough civilian production will > just be leveled off at present rates.—Frank S. Whiting, WPB official. v > » We had to pass through a village (Parfon- dfuy, near Stavclot). Before we sot Into if, the second lieutenant gave orders to shoot everybody there.—German S3 trooper captured near Stavelot. BY EKSKINE-JOHNSON NBA Staff Correspondent' HOLLYWOOD. — Exclusively yours: He will receive- no billing, but Jose Iturbi did all the piano playing in the Chopin filmblpgra!" phy, "A| Song. tojUcmcmljer.!' ;Gpi'j noil Wildi; .i-vlrrd inprti-aVs.;! qh^in.. can play Chop stifcksH-bvIt that's'' nil. . . . With the success of "Wilson," Darryl Zanuck is plotting several new Ideas for equally weighty films, one of them based on the life of Jnn Christian Smuts, premier of. South Africa. • • • Guests nl Robert Paige's New Year's Eve party arc still chuckling over the .sight of 230-pqimd Andy Devlnc. At midnight, Andy suddenly appeared as baby 1915 — wearing" only a diaper (one of -Mrs. • ilnili itabfe'rtViiily will attract 't'icM. itlid 'scrip!, reads: "Cla Whole sole your worn footwear for Winlcr anil obtain sturdy wet resisting soles, greatly lengthening the shoe's life. Paige's sheets) . Don Avallcr, hcadwaiter at Lucy's re.slaurrinl, gets a promotion—in celluloid. He will play n Pa ra mount's rade." club owner in "Mexican MasQUe- „. . . . Pat OBrlen netted a cool $100.000 on his first pro'du6- tion effort for Columbia, "Seprel , Command." . . . Joan Crawford who has worn some ol the .screen's most glamorous clothes, goes ' through most of hey current film "Mildred Pierce," in a house dress and apron. * * * ENTER CI.AUDETTE CLAUDETTE COLBERT'S entrance in a night club scene for l Wife" may not be dignified •''-• i ' 1 "-' " -"-ict atten- 'Claudette leaps into the scene, sideswiped by a flying wedge of five women in pursuit of a balloon. She goes sliding off the dance floor. The balloon the women have been pursuing flies ahead of her. As she starts falling, the balloon stops. She falls on it, it explodes and she screams." . . . Gary Cooper is turning crooner or ""Along Came Jones." He will varble 35 verses of a cowboy dlt- y, "Old Joe Clark." His nickname n the film is "Melody,' because he is always singing. • • * Eddie Sherman, Abbot and Costello's manager, has signed Gloria Jean to an exclusive contract. Opening gun of a bnlld-up campaign will be 12 weeks of .personal appearances, starting with n five-week stretch nt Capitol theater, New Centers 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, BlytheviUe, Ark. Our Boarding House with Maj.Hoople Out Our Way By J, R. Williams PEOPLE YED WHEN NEW YOUK WAS YOliNO emn oath that it was." from Mrs. Mason. lia! ha!" guffawed V M TELL ME" V LISTEN-'BY T£LL ME.' 11 TH' TIME IT -OJ DOM'T \ GITS TO HIM NEED TO WRITE\ THRU FOUR IT OUT.' I'LL \ ER FIVE OF TEL1. TH'SUPER YOU GUVS, AM' HE'LL TELL / It WON'T BE TH' BULL OF TH' WOODSJ H1M--EVERY ORDER WE OIT IS WRITTEN CUT PER. US AND I THlMK.. 1 "' SS CWTric SNO\N> HfWt BEEivi LECTED >,\& MR, PlViE^S Yf SUCCESSPDV. FWO 60T LCW5 PROMPTS ]\IW t(A6 WORLD £ MKQSSANJlKVOUS /^-^OU'RB REPLS IS NAY .' ~ A HORSE AM A. MULE ARE PRETTY CLOSE ITH1NKTMEYP BE;T- A, BIT LIKE I SAID 1T-- SO I'M WRITIW' IT LIKE TH HIGHER-UPS AMSvVM(5- ! .\ EARS WASN'T SO j WWO ROBS MUWNVN OF GAGS LIKETriACT.' York, at $3000 n week. . . . Just heard that Frank Sinatra weighed H pounds nt birth. He's been losing 'weight ever since. . . . Bill Williams and Rosemary La Planche n new twosome at the BiKmorc Bowl. . . . Belte D.ivis goes back to work Feb. 1, in the new Warner : flicker, "Stolen Life." Yoo hoo. bobby sockcrs. Van Johnson will sing "And There You Arc," a la Frank Sinatra, in "Weekend at the Waldorf." . . . The new Danny Kaye radio show is the third highest priced program in the history of;the airwaves— $16,000 for RS. LAWRENCE came from one of the original Dutch families that had settled New ;York. Her maiden name was Grccljc Van der Lyn. She possessed the innate Dutch qualities of order and obedience. In her management of the household she retained some of the customs of : her upbringing. The sitting room of the Lawrence house was, in no sense, a lounging place. It was 'never opened except on niomen- !to<is occasions, and these were months apart. On all ordinary 'occasions the dining room was ; nsed as the living room. i "Charles and Nellie Mason," 'said the Major, nodding toward his Virginia friends, "are here on what may be called n leisurely tour, just to see the place. They've been to Philadelphia for a week, and after they leave our town, ^they're going to Boston, and from ithere back to Virginia by sea. Am I right, Charles?" "You're quite right, sir," Charles Mason replied. Jle was a tall, Major. "Of course, Japanese; it's a monkey." "This is the advertisement in the Gnzot'lc thai we read, and theaters and plays ever since con remember," Charles Maso eicomed in There's the hich, his liocJ nn body in all tall. his liocly rc- •• p:\ru nV»out two fcot semiring n limn cf[H the fcot and tall, lie walks upright and performs various ac limis to .%'liiiiratioti, -such ns walklni nprm :t lino, b.itiRiilir .t»d swln^inr under II, dancos to any luno, etc. ton. caused us to go," Mrs. Mason as- Dock Street Theater in Charles- scried. She produced a newspaper clipping, and read in her soft Southern voice that Mr. Edward Willet is showing— A creature called a Japanese, VOU must not believe what you read in the gazettes," said Mrs. Lawrence. "Well, what difference does it make?" Charles Mason argued. "I'd never seen a monkey, nor had Nellie, so our sixpences are well talent alone*' " On the set of 'can, handsome mnn of 3.0-odd. "Molly ' Bless 'Her,'" Grade Fields Miss Fraser soon learned that he was complaining about the scarcity was inclined to be talkative. Nel- of good comedy songs. She said all the new ones arc too risque for radio performances and war bond shows. She said: "Sure, I like a bit of spice in my songs—kitchen spice, not bedroom spice." NICOTINE NOTE SCENARIST GORDON FIELDS sent Phil Baker a package wilh a note: "Hope you enjoy these as much ns I did." The lidy box brimmed with cigarct butts! Fox is looking for a second wife for Bill Bendix, who plays a bigamist in "Two-Faced Qullllgan." Joan Blondell will be wife No. 1 . . ,• .Moviegoers will get a look icUiing new In "God Is My lie, his wife, had that fond, innocent look in her eyes that one sometimes sees in the eyes of pet animals. "We saw some very, very interesting curiosities today," said Mr. Mason.- "One was a porcupine, his back full ofxlarls, which the man said he shoots at you i£ he doesn't like you—" "They look like writing pens,' Mrs, Mason remarked. "Did he shoot any at you?" the Major inquired. "Not a dart," Charles Masoi replied. "He liked us, I suppose We paid sixpence to sec the por cupine, and another sixpence to spent after all." "Have you been to the theater et?" MIES Fraser asked. "No, \vc haven't; we got here nly two days ago—on Thursday,' Ir. Mason replied. "Mr. and -\lrs. Lawrence have asked us to go one evening next week. I un- [crstand that this company of ac- ors—Murray and Kcan, aren' ney?—is the first set of players you've ever had in New York That's right?" "No, not quite 6orrcct," said the Major. "We've had plays her Before occasionally, but notlnn regular. This company looks HU it will he permanent. They haV a lot of plays and are going I \\\, QULIIV:l^kLll^ llvn 111 *-»v/\* -" ••«,. - • , - Co-Pllot," when they get a peek at look at what they call a Japanese the traffic laws in Macon, Ga., It's But I don't believe it's a Japa mandatory there for pedestrians to ncsc." put out their hands and give sig-',. "Oh, llic showman took Ins sol "VES, three colonies—Virginia, South Carolina, and now New York," the Major said. "Everywhere else they're condemned at sight. Why, my dear sir, do you know what would happen to you if you gave a play in Boston? The pillory and the jail, or per- laps 40 slripes on your bare back, ollowed by expulsion." "The Murray and Kcan corn- any—here now—gave some per- Ormances in Philadelphia," Mr. lason remarked. "Yes, they did, but the au- horilies ordered them out o£ 'ennsylvania, so they came here." New York has many interest- ng things," Miss Frnser remarked, "besides waxworks and monkeys and stage plays. Go to Ranelagh Gardens and Vauxhall and take a look at them. They're jcautiful, even in winter—•" "We're going to sec them all," said Mrs. Mason, "before we leave. I want to go down to the tip end of the island, where tha fort is, and look across the bay.'/ That's called the Battery now. give them all." "I've never imdcrstood," th Major continued, "why the thcate and its players have been s cruelly treated in the, colonies." Miss Fraser remarked that there was more than one reasoil First, the character of tha players —they are roving folk, with no fixed home. The second reason is, she said, that many people believe tlio thcMcr altr;acts the idle Major Lawrence told her. "In summer it is n beauti/ul place, with all the trees in leaf." Hi paused a moment, as if in reflecr lion; then he turned to Mr. Mason. "Charles, if you will come with me in the morning, I'll show you a piece of New York that a traveler seldom sees." Looking at Mrs. Mason, ho said, "No, Nel)te, tliis excursion is not for you*. Charles will tell you all about it when ho returns." "It sounds like something devilish," Charles Mason said. "V m air for it." _ . .' (To Be Continued)

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