The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 16, 1945 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 16, 1945
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• E.IG2 J70U2 " •JHE'ELYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS i CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher SAMUEL>. NORMS, Editor JAMES A. GATENS, Advertising Manager Sole .National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmor Co., New York, Chicago, De- .trolt, Atlanta,.Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansns, under not of Congress, October 9, 1917. • Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the city of Blythevllle, 20c per week, or 85C per month. '-.-. By mall, within a radlns of 40 miles, $4.00 per year, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three montlis; by" mat! • outside 60 mile zone, $10.00 per year payable In advance. A Late Look The House Military Affairs Com- raitten, according to a dispatch from Washington, would like to canvass the .manpower- problems in. military, and war production fields IJef'n'e reaching aiiy decision. A look before V leap is certainly commendable. But why is the committee (and apparently the House nnd Senate) only now getting around to look? And why has legislation to cure these manpower problems already been introduced when congressional information is apparently so inadequate? The existence of manpower shortages in. certain critical fields is not news, The President first asked Congress/'for national service legislation well over a year ago. And since that first tentative request the manpower situation has gone from bad to worse. The need for , more .ammunition, heavy artillery, trucks and tires, radar equipment nnd cotton duck is six months old. Congress has known of: this need. It lins sent some of its members to the battlefronts to see the result ; bf shortages with their own eyes. It has received-from War Mobilixcr Byrnes a detailed report on production and manpower problems. And now, when cno\igh of everything and more to spare is needed to press the attack in the Philippines and throw back the Germans in Europe, the House Military Affairs Committee wants to canvass-'tlic situation. !,v " What has the committee, and Cojn- ' 'gross hi general, been doing in the \ ^meantime? Well, ..for one thing, they .'•7 '"were pretty busy running for office. i| 'There was the question'last summer of ' • recessing without unbecoming haste* so that the members might get home to their constituent's. And after the elections were over there was really very little that the waning 78th Congress felt that it could do, emergency or no emergency. And then what happened when the new Congress finally rolled up its sleeves and prepared to tackle its critical tasks? Well, the first order of business in the House was to reconstitute the so-called Dies Committee and put it on a permanent basis. There was also considerable talk of investigating or- Jj§V%?-:t)^:-.C^q^PAGiand.ciirb- : ' don't, say that ,a congressional committee to investigate un-American activities is not, in principle, a good thing. Nor do we contend that "nonpartisan" political organizations should be immune to, investigation. But we do maintain that they are not of first importance today, at the expense of press- -ing military needs. ' BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, JANUARY 1C, 1943 for bis part in stopping the German breakthrough in Belgium. It implies that Marshal Montgomery was chiefly responsible for stopping Rundsledt's drive, and that his talents are being wasted. It terms as "unnecessarily offensive" the explanation by General Bradley that the marshal's new command is temporary. Judging from this, British criticism of the'United States has now extended from the field"'of political policies and attitudes into that of military operations. And that would not only be a great pity, but decidedly dangerous. Of course, pn'e editorial does not y necessarily reflect a nation's state of \ mind. And it should be remembered that criticism makes more arresting rending than praise, yvith the come- "quent possibility that American correspondents may have been cabling back a larger share of British writers' di.s- parging observations. . Nevertheless, even oho such editorial does a considerable disservice to Anglo-American'unity, and to the military leaders in question. Its tone is in sad contrast, to the generous statements made by Marshal Montgomery and Genera) Bradley. And it contradicts all published reports from General Eisenhower's headquarters, which contain nothing to indicate that the quick and decisive actions against the German attack were not made in an atmosphere of harmony and mutual respect. The war records of Generals Eisenhower and Bradley and of Marshal Montgomery are of a sort to inspire confidence, and there is nothing in the last month's events in western Europe to shake that confidence. In view of those records it is nothing short of insulting to suggest that Marshal Montgomery is being kept down for personal or political reasons. The extent of Marshal Montgom- cry's command is based on the extent of British participation in the western European campaign. An American is supreme commander for the same reason that a Frenchman was in the last war, •because his country is providing the major force of men and equipment. So the Daily Mail's editorial seems to lack good judgment as well as good taste. Perhaps its author, being human though anonymous, was simply, feeling petulant and peevish 'that ,day. "Like other Britons, he is going through his sixth winter of war, with its attendant danger and'anxiety and privation. He probably had good reason for being out of sorts, and wo hope the editorial relieved his feelings. But Allied unity cannot starid too many such pieces. For one thing, they play -squarely into enemy propagair dists'' ; hands. And for another, they plant in readers' minds the false and dangerous impression that our Allied commanders are playing petty politics when lives and victory are at slake. OUNCO 'Father, Dear Father, Come Home With Me Now—" _ COPE »4i m IJEASICTIC L1KC. T. M.'nie. U. 5. PAT. Off. "I'm ucni'ly lYoxeu, bill lie's jusl cru/y aboul it! Besides, Iris father wriles from the Pncific Ihai lie wants me to loll him in my liext JcttCr whal it feels like to be cold !"• • THIS CURIOUS WORLD BROWN IN SUAMER,TURNS WH/re IN WINTER, AND . FURNISHES KNOWN EXPERIMENT? NOW SHOW THAT WEASELS CAM BE MADE TO GROW SVHITE FUR BY SHORTENING THEIR HOURS OF DAVLI&HV. . OF CANADA'S POPULATION LIV/ES FARTHER SOUTH ' THAN THE MOST NORTHERN POINT OF AMNNESOrA.,' ANSWER: In Rio <}e Janeiro, Brazil. NEXT: America's burled past. In Hollywood Announcements The Courier News has been authorized to announce the following candidacies for the Municipal Election In April. Municipal Judge O'Hnra, could look at the moon without being disturbed. "Don't say it ain't been, cliarm- ln'," she said. We said it was most charming. (You could sec that knife sticking in her belt.) But we felt n llttla sorry for - Binnie's husband. He's such a nice guy. IN MEMORIAM ^In loving mcinbry~~bf Mary "Louise Hires, who departed this life, January 10, 1938. A precious one from us is gone, A voice-we loved is- still, A place is vacant in our home— Which never can be filled. Sartly missed by Mother. Sister and Brother. Office Training Shorthand, Bookkeeping anc Typing MRS. L. ty, B.URNETT 1010 Hearn /' ' ''Phone 327 Q4-&S>&$&i>^^$3&S&S:®$-&&$.Q-$ 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 GUARANTEED TSRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also —Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Phone 2291 A Peevish Complaint The London Daily Mail, in an editorial titled "A Slur on Monty," complains of the lack of credit and author. ity, given Field Marshal Montgomery • 10 THIT SAT__ Remember the war won't tost forever nnd we'll be Rlntl to welcome the customers who are now Ignored by a careless minority.-A New York Uixl company's bulletin to drivers. • • • Recently 1 had the honor of receiving ... a second Oak Leaf Cluster to the Distinguished Eurvlce Mednl. This award was bestowed on me not (or what I have done, but because of what you Imvc nchleved.-Lt. Gen. Ooorgc S. Palton Jr. to 3rd Army troops. » » « Contrary to the Ideas expressed by.some of our Industrial orgnnlzntlons\and labor leaders, I nm confident that Ihc great majority of our people want to be (old how they can help, where they are needed and what they should do to back up our fighting mc.i at the front.-Navy Undersecretary aalph A. Bard. BY KRSKINK JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 16 — Lady pirates nre iii'littlejtfut jOf our illne. but nt/Iensl. Wd } can ' report [itiAKy that the- 'one' we lunched with' was charming. When nn actress walks into 'a Hollywood restaurant wearing', a boy's haircut, trousers, n pistol niirt a wicked looking knife, you gotln say she is charming or take out some more life insurance, and we have more than we con afford now. The lady pirate—Binnie Barries— laid her pistol and knife on the table, glared nt us nnd said: "Now what nre you going to write about me?" •' We are not cra?.y. , "That you nre charming." we said. "That you are going to win an Academy nward—that you deserve more money—that . . ." Binnie smiled. "I just wanted to be sure," she said, tucking the pistol and knife inside her trousers. I killed a cou- 1 ])le of guys this morning just bei cause they laughed .at my haircut; "Your hntr looks wonderful," we gulped. "It docs not," Binnie said. "It itnuds up straighl in the morning. It's only: two inches long. I'm a dfriblc i sight. But my husband <Maj6f Mike Frankovitch) happens to love me. He'd love me even without my hair." BENNIF. PLAYS RONNIE Before we continue, we better explain that Binnie Barnes is playing Annie Bonnie, a nth Century Our Boarding House with Maj.Hoople Out Our Way By J, R. Williams TH 1 WORM TURNS X MO' SUCCESS TfJRMS* BUT -OLI CAN'T TAKE A LESSON! FROM THESE-- PER. OFTEN TH' MOUSE TH*T'S JU&T LOAFIM'BUMRS INTO A CARTON Of CHEESE.' J lady pirate in RKO's technicolor, Mnin." Anne is a Whole sole your worn footwear for Winter and obtain sturdy \vct resisting soles, "really lengthening the shoe's life. •i£fi T • r ..•'-.- :. i- Planters Hdw. Co. f home of SHERWIN-WILLIAMS PAINY DE LAVAL MILKERS and SEPARATORS GOULD'S ELECTRIC WATER PUMPS U. S. BELTING and PACKING CANDLEWICK CRYSTALWARE COMPLETE LINES OF HARDWARE Phone 515, Blytheyllle, Ark, OUR PEOPLE' Dimibnlrd by NEA Serricc, l nc . A GEORGIA TOWN IN 1807 and relatives she was Kitty, and Hollywood's fencing master, Fred Cavens, taught Binnie how to fence before the picture started. those who did not know her so iwell called her Mrs. Earlc in a "Men may look graceful fencing m ° st respectful lone, but not women," Binnic said. "I'm h . If she were '> vln S now, in our not graceful nt M — my derrlere ,time, there is no doubt that she only exhibiting herself, but /en pretending to be somebod/ else, according to the' role shj-.vas .'laying, '-lie ladies ..nd gentlemen might enjoy he .jerformance, as Ihcy frequently 'id, jut e.en ,.ie best performance did aot raise .he social jtalus of the actors who ' ;ok part in it. imen in every com- and my chcsfc fire always getting in the way." Playing a lady pirate has its advantages, though, Binnie said. "I don't have to and I can eat what wear dresses 66AD.3AKE ! VOU VJOULONfT WHOOH: DID YOU SEE HOW QUO; -(HAT MEH, HE'LL lppK.T\OlCET Mf TUfvT 8&CXVJ0005 PLAtf SUIT MPLOV MORE I At^ v LWJGU.'."~A GUV WITH ENOUGH TO DECIDE Art' HIS B/XGGV 30KES GOTTA 66 SCRNiCHEO OUT O v TH" RftCE IS PL6NXTY f IFT.VMNSYOU V -E 1 FOXHOLE.' I'M AFRAID THAT'S --YCOR PURSUIT OF SUCCESS IN SUCH A MIGHT END UP IM SUMPIM ABOUT LIKE THAT. PAUL BUWAN COSTUME IS PliREkN P5VCHOLOSICM- .would be looked upon by her acquaintances as n mild, colorless Iperson, without ideas or oulstand- 'ing traits. Moreover, she would jbe considered almost incredibly I like—there iignorant. But in 1807 women were are no bumps to show. I'm eating ;iiot judged by the standards of to- llke a condemned woman. The Hoi- [day. A lady was not expected to - • • ' |have a flock of notions fluttering iaround inside her head, or to be able to discuss the differences be- itween the Federalists and the Re [publicans, or the iniquities o[ (Aaron Burr, or .he doings of the '.upstart Napoleon. Nor was she supposed to know the distance oC petrified" over her role in the (M^X- who"™ picture. The script calls for her to , llo „ . , . ' duel, slug and pal around with a i' ' lywood wolves are even afraid to speak to me." And its disadvantages. "When I get dre-ssed up and KO to a party, people look at my Mnria haircut and say, 'Poor girl.' They think I'm crazy, I guess. Beneath that rough exterior, hol ' limlc admlttcd sllC e in business de- A FEW womei •"• munity wen spite he rigid verdict ' < istom and public opinion that woman', proper i-Isc*. was the home. There r^ woman' tavern keepers, ior instance, rml ..ome of these "iost- esses of jaded travelers .t.ained n wide and favorable renown. And, of ..ptirs all the dressmaking establishments ' 'er carried in by women. Women owned small si.aps of various kinds, ranging from bakeries to -hoe -tores. Bi.. all pla- s of power ,:ncl distinction commercial life wer occupicu V>y men. Marriage wr.s Uie first objective womankind. Itwasg^n "y toughest stunt men, Including one 265-ixmnd Mike Mn- 'zurkl, nn ex-wrestler with whom ||;;"""' Binnie tussles, are playing the . uleir roles. "I'm not the brave character I look." Bliinie said. "They told me that this Mr. anything except husband, house' friends, and socbl activities. There vc.-e ::o women's clubs. The ladies took no part in politics, nor !:•. • .iy public movement, oven -..,, .„.„ „„ >,.„ it it /: ad a *-ri*r.i:o object. This Maznrkl was gentle as a lamb. So !«PPues no^ onlj to Georgia, but in our first scene he was to grab l l ° " le country as a whole. One - •• '.never cncc ntcrcd a woman ,n an 'olnco '-inle: 1 ! she were a \'isitor. me around the waist. Gentle as lamb? Nuts. The so and so broko one of my ribs." she was still taped up, she said. PACKS A WALLOP In another scene, Binnie slugs Biirlou MacLane with her fist. All (ho stunt men, most of them cs- pugs, showed her how to do It. "I now throw a wicked right,'* Binnic announced. The lady pirate said she had to go back to work, slitting somebody's throat, or something, so the film's lovers, Paul.Hem eld and Maureen should be kept out of commcrcia' pursuits and t. professions did not emanate irom .lesire to dom- ! i--nte . o fair sey, o, i turn then..^ all " ousehold drudges, or \a, make them dependent on IhcL, husbands and parents. Mo; fai ! irom it. The real reason : alto; Bother different. Tliis altitutlt grew out of a rofound respectj approaching reverence, -o.- womrn in genen.l. They. ::.: loftier plant than men—s- the averagi ma believed—and t women win 'ere wcll-br^d • .-re believed tc if neitlier passion .:.: • hates; Ladies were suppose to be wilh-' out sexual desir , and in theii : itimale relation with their husbands they consented graciously '. with ? mcr repugnar ?e. Grs- ctous heings they 'ere, without i sordid Oiought, ccordin t th< chivalrous notions of the time T eir purity of mind and soul wa constantly xt e i;. publi; speeches and dvale discourse But this purity .-lid bo casil; something wrong morally or menially or pliysically, Biu a younj, worn a r. ould d. very little ubou. Conduct lha. it considered only mildly flirtatious would have have beti. Jhnructerizca as indecent 'n "he «.-anj iBuo's, and sucli pi-ncticos n- "necsiui . would havu served tc a,.cmde Jie lady in the :ase "roin. goot ociety. All a girl eouid d, i. jeitin; .-. husband \va. >o lookh— • oes 3C shy nnd 'nones 1 i:i company, dud meek in nannei. xpression) by conlac with any form of coarseness. Ever single obscene ,vord, heard bj chance, could noil a woman. Duel weix fough now and thei bccaus i some careles? gentlcmai- inflamec by ami statesmen ,iad E\ ry younj''lady was expected secretaries, but they were invari- I' pla • .he oiaiu :md Ji. ^litar .ably male. I m d rnucr tim^ wa " \Vomen\vcr.onlhcslageinthatifhir foul. • iducatlo: . . :era, .-id ;om- -;hcm were ;o5c- 1 war also jbrated fo: their '.alcnt. , but i\< on .h, ' o .lu .ocessary .terns , .. . if .hin d -3 'nc-.t .: ,vM~ : actress, however ;'-tinguishc she brct 1 gir- ->a;; .: leaui. ivery ity • might be, \v..s :ver r :civcf" by he s .d tow;-.'j.[ iniporlane ci . ladies or 50 let;'. To the ion anc. numcrou ; women o.' .nr.t .me tlierc se mod lancm . r lasters. ; to be somcthiti" pi\ i^ndly vulgar -in any woman' exhibitine ..erscl. before a crowd in a,heater; not had. u th? presence o . a lady, used a vulgar expression When a woman was once soitec there seemed tc be n<. known o£ unsoiling her. She bore speck Oi st; long :s aho lived Norie of this oppliec to the wonier of the poor, .c the wives anc davgluers o£ laborers and smali fan They were apparenllj , nt. Tliej- could rutj aays, months o>[ ; • i ; teachers ^:i TpHE prevailing conviction among A our forefaUiers that women . immune, T oelte. say, it did not mak any difference if they were soiie\.. A- :or v.i gentlemen, thei; *f .~ ilsc iinmu houldeu ..or : ears, with immor.l people, antj i. lisle), 'o obscene language, ancj have itrcat -1gh.s, and meet thcii 1 , fellow :n-n ..i duels, and get dene drunk, without being soiled at all .._ ... XTo Bo Continued) ......

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