The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 19, 1944 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 19, 1944
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FAOI FOUK STfiE BLYT ••••.- H. W. HABOB, PuMMur . 8AMCB. 7. NORRIA Utter ;AMBB.A: OATINS, W*U*ce Wltmu Co. knit, New Tori, OfalMfo. D*. PnblMud tnrf Aftwmoon Bn*pt ntcnd M Mooad elMi n»tte M tb» port- •noe at Brjrthevffle, ArkuMi, lindv Mt el CM, October I, 1917. Serred by the UnllM : BDBSORIPnOK BATM - i FT e»rHi>r In thi-.-dty of BlftherlQ*, tot tn i week, or 8Bo per month. ' -t'i>"«i*¥] f •• » n»U, irtthln t rwttM of M n&M, HW p«r i JMT, p.00 for «lx months, fl.oo for three nxwth*; uuuswo MI mile «one fID.00 pti jrtar »dvanc«. The Peace Tax Program Olio of the important rccomnienda- tions/of the'Baruch report is that a '.'• peace'tax program should be'enacted' now and held in readiness for execution as soon as the war is over. It is unfortunate that Chairman Doughton o^ the House Ways and Means Committee opposes. this plan. His opinion' is that Congress • cannot decide in time of war how much rov- 'cmie the government; will' need after. victory. lS T o one will deny that^this is a real 'problem and would require careful study. However, if it were not considered possible at'ul within the realm of reason to draft a peace tax program now, the 'recommendation never would liave been made. It is not just the need for anticipating rates and revenues which is at stake. If so, Mr. Doughtoti's position would bo well taken. It is more the assistance and reassurance which such a plan would give industry which should be' considered. If a ]Wce tax program enacted now will, help speed industry's gigantic task of reconver- sion," then the Banieb recommendation • deserves a far more favorable answer. Certainly tho speed with which industry can reconvert is of utmost importance to our national economy. .This factor alone will, affect the period of " time elapsing for employment of K many, millions of returning veterans. These men deserve and expect renl jobs, not makeshift work- subsidized by tho federal government; the sooner they obtain real jobs' the better "it wijl be ; for us all. ' ' • • . . ' Let industry know in advance the extent of its tax obligations after - the war, nnd the problem of estimating costs will be considerably lessened. A. real contribution will have been made' to speeding both reconversion; and re, employment. Hate and Fear An American correspondent : repatriated from a German prison camp reports that Nazi propaganda for domestic consumption is now aimed at building up a fierce, consuming hatred of Americans. He offers examples, among them the following, from a Berlin newspaper, by Nazi labor boss Robert Ley: "Hate! Hate! Hate! Every German must hate the gangsters, the murderers, the assassins <\yho conic from the center of world Jewry and .capitalism— the United States of America." Nazi' propoga'nda''has had its effective moments. It sold the German people a hopped-np,-sadistic, pseudo-mythological bill of goods. But this example seems hardly worthy of a nice (as they ; prefer to be known). which has produced a good share of tho world's influential philosophers and perceptive analysts of humban behavior. It must seem awfully transparent to any German who still practices the forbidden pleasure of thinking' for himself. will practice the forbidden pleasure of thin king for himself.- The fact that we hate what we fear was one man's earlier psychological discoveries. And surely the thinking German can see in these hysterical exhortations to hatred that fear of another great power has gripped the official Nazi heart. It is very encouraging to be hated by Nazi Germany. First France ami England were the villains, then England alone, then Russia—oh, what an ogre Russia was, and the stronger she became, the more dreadful Bolshevism appeared. Now the United States is strong enough to be tho target of howls and snivels. The typical Nazi is a typical bully. That is a safe, proved generality. He first tries to intimidate a weaker opponent with struts, scowls, and frightening screams. When he has assured himself that the return blow won't hurt, he strikes. But if the return blows begin to 'smart, he 'suddenly assumes the injured look of outraged innocence and accuses his former victim of villainies to match his own. Nazi propaganda tells the people that we treat German prisoners as "supermen" and as "guests," feeding them good food and ice cream cones. To a hungry Berliner in the soup line, that may seem more^ike prosperous strength than softness. Nazi propaganda says that we are money-, sex-, skyscrapcr- ancl Hollywood-mad. That, too, must be a little hard to swallow'in the same edition that carries news from France ami Italy. All this seems to siiggest a determination to steel the Germans against the temptation to 'wave tis into Germany" ahead of the Russians, as some suggest might happen. And that would seem to fit in perfectly with aii Allied strategy that calls for unconditional surrender. The Price Goes Up In World War I this country lost 50,140 soldiers and 10,018 sailors and Marines from, all causes including dis^ ease. Another 193,757 soldiers and nurses, and 7714 sailors and Marines '^\yere,,wounded, .but not mortally. "In W.orld War II, prior r 'to 'the invasion of Normandy, the Army lost 28,952 and the Navy, Marine Corps mid- Const Guard 19,802 by death, with 68,799 in the Army and 12,253 in the Navy service wounded. There also arc thousands missing and prisoners of whom at least some will show up eventually in the lists of the dead. Almost as many dead before we even set foot on the Continent north of Koine as when the guns fell silent forever in 1018. The real toll has not begun even yet. Can anything else be 1. per cent so important as trying to assure'that it shall not happen a third time? SO THCr SAY Once you start to 1UI them (Nazi airmen), they give up and ball out. It's wonderful to see those Jokers and kivow you can beat hell oul of them. It renlly makes you happy. Lieut. Charles Carter in England. • • • • We do not Inlend lo become the Santa Chus of the world. We want, in brief, to create those conditions by which the countries now ravaged by war can rehabilitate themselves as rapidly as possible.—Rep. Sam Royburn of Texas. .».»». A particularly satisfying feature of the fighting lias been the fine performance of troops- American, British and Canadian—committed to batlle for Ihe first lime..—General Elsenhower. SIDE GLANCES ton. i»<< ar «a scuvur. inc. T, M. *os u, a. PAT. otr. \"I'in Hsliamcd to l;ikc you .shopping, will) me in Ihosc '. ridiculous ov'cnills^rwIiiMi I wns your iiye girls wore such liretly'dresses!""""' ~ T.":^.,;,;,;<7.^"T.x THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson. /&, s^e?a OF THE | SOUTHERN CROSS ! ARE DRIFTING* DIRECTIONS', » AMD WILL NOT ' ALWAYS FORM' A CRCLSS.' 5o,ooo YEARS FROA\ NOW THEY WILL. APPEAR LIKE THIS. "^.RIVERS HEAD'S AT ONE AND in MOUTH AT THE OTHCE, l CURTIS c TOWER;' -J&sseff, NEXT: IMHOr AND HUMID GUINEA, " THSRE dRE AUJIWAIM PEAK* AVHEBE SNOW A\AY FALL AT ANYTUVE OP THE YEAR. r M. SEt u. S PAT OF/ Where courting Is a booming business. . In Hollywood 1W EKSK1NF. JOHNSON NKA Slaff Correspondent Having suffered in silence too longe because the Gallup Poll hurt never interviewed us, we g?t Impatient, anil interviewed lha Gal- liip Poll tcdny. A film =ccn:irist \vould cnll it a sensational new s\viteh nml sell the Idea to Unrryl Znnuck for $50,000. 'All \ve sot was column. HKO, Columbia and the David O. -Selzi'ilck studios ore coughing up close to $200,000 a year to Dr. George Gntlup's Audience Research, Inc., to find out what yon nnd you waul in celluloid entertainment. So we gnlloped over to the office of Jiick snyers, who Is the head ninn of the . Gallup Poll in Hollywood, said we were from the Joliii- son Poll, and that we wanted to nsk a few questions. The Gallup m nn fainted dend awny. After his blonde secretary revived him, he mumbled something that sounded like go right nhcnd. So \vc took out a pad and pencil, jusl like a veteran resident Gullup Interviewer (there's one in 100 cities) and found out thusly: Four times a year ARI lakes a popularity poll of the screen's top )ur Boarding House .with Major Hoople Out Our Way fiy J. R. Williams W MIEC& E^fxMtS J VAST STOR.EUOiic.E OF Ahi IhiFDR^KTlOM { FACTS -SPUTT-TT 'H .TD AOiS\»ER\THKT POST \<=, TAlLOR- VeH-UKEA FRESH EGCj WITH ITS SHELL OFF TRYIN' "TO KEEP TH' S.\ME SHAPE. PASSM'T TOUCH MOTHIN)'.' BOND iw I'M- FLfVTTERW A PRESSED ROSE MKDE FOR ME.' I'LL TAKE (T AMD 8UV ^ / HK& WO HIT THE I'D TAKE IT IF I 80M05 BV THE SCORE. 1 DlDMT IViMOVME CORING / 'AS VICE PRESIDENT IW1681, MWOR? 122 slars for the guidance of RKO Columbia and Selznicfc in casting new films. About 200,000 people are Interviewed. The results, the Gallup mnn snid, were confidential "and startling." GRANT, GKABLE NO. 1 We looked at the charts, stars you'd think would be at the tor were at the hottom. A famou: comedians stooge, according to Gallup, Is more popular at the box- office than the comedian! Since Clark Gable ivent Into the Army Cary Grant has been the No. 1 star on (he Gallup chart. Betty arable Is the No. l femnlc. Gallup askers have outlined th,, plots of the 1001) screen stories to yol 'The movie fans, asking, 'IWould like this movie and why?" Mngnificient Amberscms," "Journe Into Fear," and "The Devil ara Daniel Webster" were filmed bj RKO despite warnings of ARI thai the public didn't think much o them. All flopped at the box-office. It is significant that Orson Wells, who produced the first two and tile RKO regime which supervised filming of all three, are n longer associated with the studio. Interest in war pictures zoonie right after Pearl Harbor, Gallup figures showed. But now people do not want war pictures. Sixty per cenl of Ihe people interviewed immediately after Dec. 7, 1041. wanted war films, 25 per cent didn't care 15 per cent said no. The percentages arc now reversed, with five million more people attending mo vies every week than in 1940. A TITLE QUEERED ONE Gallup snoopers also test the appeal of film titles. Hollywood once titled a film "Symopation." The poll revealed that 10 per cenl of the people didn't even know the meaning of the word. The studio refused to change the title. The picture grossed little. Duiing Errol Flynn's morals trial; his popularity with movie fans Increased—Gallup. Recently the Gallup poll did a special job for a bi« male star. He too was worried about playing many biographical roles. Gallup discovered movie fans liked him in such roles. The star wrote Gallup a 55000 check and Is now sleeping more soundly. "II all sxuns up," Gallup man Sayers said, "lo Ihe fact that people know what they want to see when tliey go to the movies—they don't just go every Thursday or Satw- day night." MONDAY,'JUNE 10, 1944 corji>rr>fin>. nnltcna ir/i« mid lie beckoned lu Pinky Olid tile other ummdi-d Mtiltjjr-r jji the foxhole tu f u || ow lilni, Next thing J'jnlcy kn«\v lie IVIIK <j*i n tritlu moving Hiiw/iril' ibruiittli ilou»» rlouilH. Il looked Ju»l like fliu (rain U*(MVII home ext-«ul Ihnl tllleil ullli ull kurlu of ! iit-npli. ..... About unlf tlio cro\i<il jfet off at mnenlj- Uend Juiu-tlon, MO I'luky KClK off thi-re, loo. Tlii're !M KOioe- unt> to njeel (.>vcr/J>oJj- iind ivficii the ulco old intin \\lt\i the I^unumu iJllt tueUvi) under hlu urju uti- Itroni'lien tlicm, linlli IMiiky nnil l-:oillv r \%ho Juid iHM'n u ivnr ettrre- • "onJeiit, rfcotfiil/f. iLlm ut oufe, vir " A ND over there? • rl aslccd, , turning from Allah's house and nod -ling toward a pale green dwelling with pin!; and. white "That's the Lord's house." "The Lord? But I thought—" "Well, his people really call him 'De Lawd'." . J "Dc Lawd?" ! "Capital 'D,' you know. You must have seen him at the station. Or sometimes they call him lust 'Boss'. 11 "I remember. W talked to him." "Well, we'd holler be getting on, Do you like it, Pinky? Do you like Hie town?" . "Yes, sir." : "You're, not saying very much." • "No, but . . . well, I still don't quite get it. Don't be angry, but .this is where I think I -am, isn't .it ... you are who I think you are?" ' ! "You recognized mo, didn't you?" The old man smiled faintly. "Even without tlie beard?" ; "Oh, I didn't expect that." ; "Lots of people still do. Some of the older ones, anyway. I used to have one, but tho younger people coming up didn't like it so much thought it was old-fashioned is young This thought, he felt, seemed to speak for itself. are lots at young pco- •"••ple up here?" Emily asked. "Lots, Emily, I'm sorry to say." "Yes, of course, I Just realized. There would be, with the war irad everything." Pinlty thought he saw his chance. "Sir, that's one of the things I wanted to ask you about." Then he wished he had kept quiel. The old man's lips iooked thinner now, were tightly pressed together. 'Yes, I know, son, but don't ask about anything now. A lot ot things aren't right . . . but we'll work them oul in good time." "Yes, sir." They moved on, and a silence had come over them. Pinky Jelt he must repair it somehow. "One thing I meant, sir—not about'that—'but' I always sort of thought there;d_only be yon here." "Common mislake. Pinky. But a narrow way ol thjnking,'don't you think?" This new subject was safer ground, and the old man (rod it fearlessly. "Every race and creed believing that only they nave a last home to go to. How would you feel? Suppose you were a Chinese who'd never known any God but Buddha .. . and when you got up here, there was only my house to'come to? You'd feel-like a misfit, wouldn't you? No, son, we're all here, all of us." Emily shaded her eyes against the sun. "That new house down on the corner?" She thought she must be seeing things, but it did look—yes, very much—as though there were a swastika over the sured her. "Things like that hap. pen now and then. Why, at' one time I guess there were more gods M heaven than neopla on earlii. Way back . ,-. Zeus and Jupiier and Apollo and Bacchus . . . noisy group, too , . , but we put up with them as long as they had believers," Emily guessed by -his tone thqt at least this subject was not taboo, "They're not here anymore?" , Oh, Lord, no. Their time died out doorway. Oh, that? Yes well . jome ne\v fly-by-night people who moved in. We don't pay much attention to them." He saw that . . . inougni it was oid-Eashionecl. she was curious and aroused. And now that most everybody here "Now, Emily, that's a Ion" slory. i- ,.„..„,, u n-u:., 41 i-i i.. gome other time maybe. V.jthing to worry about though," he as- likc that one's will." TPirEY paused in their walking, as a man wearing sideburns looked up at them from a bench. "Matt! What are you doing, sil- :mg there so quiet?" "Waiting. Was afraid, you'd see me first and beat it right past." "Now, Matt, you know I'm not like that." "Are too, lately." The older man ignored this, introduced Pinky and Emily, said pointedly that they were on their way home lo dinner, right now. "Probably late too," he added. "I know, but you got to give me a minute. I thought sure you'd drop around at the office the last few days." "Now, Matt. What do you need me for? There're only the books to keep, and you've always handled that." 'With you looking over my shouldop, to catch me if I. made a misiake," Malt admitted unhappily. Then, as he saw his boss* expression: "But it's not such a big one this time, so don't look so worried. Only thing is. it happens to he something only you can straighten out." • "What is it, Matt?" ?• Matt glanced at Emily and Pinky, reluctant to divulge his error in their presence. "Here, you can read it here." He oi>encd a book that had been tucked under his A sudden hope skipped excitedly in Pinky's heart. He watched thei old man put on his glasses, peer into 1he book. Perhaps he hart been the mistake. He'd heard oC such things happening. ''Father?" 'No, Pinky, it's not you." {To Be Continued)' Timoanogos Cave, a national monument; in Utah, had 12,021 visitors during 1Q40. 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