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f AUK FOUh BLYTHKVILLK COUHIEU NKW8 WEDNKSDAY, JANUARY 2-1, 1<H5 i'HE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THK COTJRIER NEWS OO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher SAMUEL P. NORRIS, Editor JAMES A. GATBNS, Advertising Manager . „ Sole Nnlional Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday , Entered as second class matter ut '.tic post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1911. Served by the United Press fought up lo now. SUBSCRIPTION RATES .'By carrier In the city of Blythevllle, 200 per week, or 85c per month. ] By mall; within a radius ot 40 miles. S4.00 per year, $.2,j)p for six months, $1.00 for three months; by mall'outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 per year payable In advance. the War That Had to Wait • It is iiatiifnl thai most of us should Ijc absovbc'fl in the titantic battle again?! Uic N'a'i military macbinc. .This struggle has tcp priority i" Amrri a's two wars. It is being fought on land which wns the native ancestral home of many Americans, and which is familiar to many other American travelers. It engager, the greater portion of our armed strength. But IhiK absorption should not cause its fo forget how superbly planned and fought have been the campaigns whbh have now placed American soldiers on .the road to Manila. ; This is the war thai had to wait un- •til Hitler was beaten. .It bus been mark•ed by some brilliant anil spectacular •victories. But between those victories has been a lot of hard, bloody, unspectacular plodding .which sonic pcoplo •.'contemptuously called "island hoppinaf." '.They criticised this straIegy with an Hinder?. 1 aiuiable lack of intelligence be; cause it was a ncv/ kind of technique in •a new kind of war. -•'• That technique was the answer of wise and courr.gcoua military leader? to problems of RII unprecedented, discouraging magniliule. It wits a tpch- ni(|t;e that had to be improvised as the liberation of Oceania progressed.: And it was not achieved without some hard and painful lessons. Ye!- there evolved from those lessons a' methodical, dependable nieans of ascending-the greater island'-Indfior ti- \ravc! .JapMi—first the grip of nir pow,e?, tVcn iUe giip of sea power, and fin- ai'y rte upward step by the invading land fcv;-^. And-ibpn the whole process 'repeuled, island by, island. '. • Even the least perceptive of ua arm- 'cTiair s'.ralecjists began to see the nnt- 'tern; and purpose of this maligned "island hopning" some time ago. 11 moved on- V ,veo8 closer to Japan along a- rc-uLe which enabled our ships and planes-to threaten more and more of Japan's supply line from her new and • 'sin irking empire. And it allowed us to isolate and cancel the effectiveness of seveial 'strong- Jap outposts without occupying them'. Tne road to,-Tokyo will certainly grow rougher as it grows shorter. The men under General :MacArthur have yet to. meet »he .bulk of Japan's formidable aimy, though they know from samples of savfige fighting what they can expect. There will undoubtedly be setbacks and disappointments. But it is significant that, with the ^otkls against them, our forces have suffered delays but no defeats since they stai ted their journey back to the Philippines from Guadalcanal in Aligns!. 1042. They have consistently outclassed {he enemy in the air and on the sea. /they have learned his tricks of jungle fighting and turned them against hhn. ^ So while our attention still centers on (he battle of Germany, it is well to reserve a good measure of our admira- «tion for the way in which the war that 'had to wait has been planned and m tills coluuuj ul *ther but If »n KUuiwledfrnenl of to- How About Unconditional Surrender? The recent revival of questions abciit the merits of the "unconditional surrender" slogan i)\ this war rsls'.'s two points: Is "uiicondltlcnnl nurcndei" tactically desirable in Allied psychologist wurJ'nre? i;ir.l is the dcclrlnc imposed by the imt'.'re cl tills war? ' Cn the fii'iit' point there can be, nntl is, room for lioncj.t dif.'eicncfs .:f orlnlon, The dinrec Is mndc ths.l it .stlffci'.s Gciinun re. 1 1st mice al this riHBC rf the v,cr, Neither the charge nor the ccmuci'-ci.mt.iill'ii ran bi proved, since Or. ClnKup's j:ell (ahrrs On not have ncccwi lo the Gcrmv.i r:-oi;t-d)=r hell. We know .'illy tluit Gennany is fighting jjsorc tenaciously In Ihe Jlnal round of li-.ls war than it did in the last, wnv rnd thai lia<l been expected from the er.aicr experience. Hut, them arc other explanations for this If (her hud born no fixed Allied pollsy cl "uncondit. nul surrender": the efficiency and r,!l-|)eivadiny control of tha Gestapo in Germany, ihe Irv.iaticlim ol the Nazi concept, the ' mass aijjjrcclnllon In Germany of (lie damage clone by Gcru-inn arms In other nations. I'ov.vvcr, the slogan inny at least be a con- tiiljiitinj fr.ctnr. /Slid there remains 11 tenable littery that its abandonment ct the right psychological moment, v.;ul(l speeil the final surrender. But. (his ignores the other r.s,pcct ol the mailer—.he nr.ime cf this war. "Unconditional surrender' cs n phrase derives from the American Civil War. That was n war 07 which Us istuirc ccultl not be uompromlssil. The United ttntts had cither to be pcnniuiently divided or pci'innnnnlly ic-unltetl out of that war. There could be 110 middle k'i'omid for compromise. Many rarlier wars, particularly in Europe, had been fcusht r..r limited cn-.ls-fronUcr chiiiiscs. irn:!t atlvsiuai'cs, outlet.-; to the TOI, Eiii.c tlie piujiLs'j wiis liir.licd, compromise was nlivny;; pc.-s;bli-, n-.rt ofUn employed, to end a \vr.r. lint Dje Au:cii:nn Civil War could not be c.-mpi .:i.is,\;. {jj r.ir as the Union Government K-n.-. rcnccinul, it r.ucl tc win unconditionally, and ccii-.plclclv, cr it toil. Any t-omiiromisc would iT.ve been r, lU-i'jcl. T.ic basic tmcslitm about "nnccmltlioiial sur- •ai:dei" !n I: 15 v.r.r, thurciorc. Is whether this is in the l.irat:- sinsu a civil wr,;-. Could thsi-c bj K tptiiprciHisc with (he Girmnnv of Adolf I'.UliM- niul Knzilsm which would not perpetuate "r. ho'.sc lilvliieci nfainsl itself" and therefore H house hi wbicli n compromise could only be a nuce i-ntl thueloi-c only !: a( | t 0 r.nothcr wnr? It i^ v.ai-th nclhii! thr.-, Adolf Hitler Is nmcnn f..e litiihciltk-s who have declared this to Ije n:.-h u \M:I- Hi iiinintainccl the contuny up lhrt::gii t!;c c.Mqwst of FIP.HCB cnet npp=nrcrt to clier ccmpvcmi.c to hls.rciraining declared en- iir.y, IPiit.-un. i:ut v.t,™ Britain ignored his peace S'.stius mar:c shorlly ,,f[ er lhc nnnUllcc of C.-mil^nc, l:it! sr launched the great, blitz witli t c.ci.;aiallcn (h.u tl:is wns a wnr "between two Horir.s", f .n(i the thesis he repeated often in the foilov.ing jxF.i-3 V.T.S Hint one side or tlie other mist K-rish. Tlic two w.vrUs, he said, could never lh-,. ttguher slcie by side. Thus he him- srlf mnrtr: it u v ,-sr fcr unllmitecl objectives. Had lie been able lie would have made It a war to Ihe nnronillMoiial .surrender r.f his enemies. To demand "unccndilicnnl iiirrcndcr" of Germany K tlK-ieforc, his'.-.ri ally justifiabla retribution. Bui il 15 also much more thnn it. It Is a re .-gniUoM of what Hitler dcrbitd to be Hie fail, thi-.t there cannot bo any compromise between Ihe -T.C\V woild ordsr" he Drenched mid Ihe old wcilcl order .if Wc-siern Christian civil- irntion. l-ah.~[.vi it rciild luive been bctler lor pur- pc:r3 cl i.svrholcKtral warfare if the Allied lead- prshlt) hEd IKK. adopted the sinful in the first inslsnce. Hu! fur tcllei or worw is was adopted, i:nd ii l-.as been nrcpteii by United Nations ns a Ciiarnnty of the- full ,i!:rt final commitment ot ih? laifxr F,r,viv; (o t'.ie climinaticn of German niiliiaris:-.! r.n;l thorcfore cf the Herman threat lo peace for ,-JI time. To abandon it now might sl-.crUn the war Ijy a i>v.- days, although lhat is highly ooKtrovcrnr.l. Hut lo c.bandon It now wtuld nli.i he an a,-i of .sjirremlpr to Nazi Gcr- ir.nny because by its very ab;u:iloniiK-nt the door would tc cj)cnc:i lo perprtualioii of that quality in Cun;r.:-v which has alrc;.:ly rausrti two world \vrv r,., • -JCEEPIi c. l.Y.r.SCjJ. in thj Christian Science Monitor. . jc I!DI GLANCES COPE. 1Mi8Y»EA5EIWCE. r«. T. M. SEC. U. 8. PA1 OFF Sometimes I think women are better-planners than ihe men—for instance, my new .sen-clary' hadn't worked here an hour before she managed to gel into a car pool!" THIS CURIOUS-WOULD JUST ONE MONTH , DECEMBER, 1944, COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOIVA NED 8YJUD&E JOHN TIN Reading the Bumps Announcements The Courier News has been au- thorised to announce the following candidacies for the Municipal Election In April. Municipal' Judge GEORGE VI. BARHAM '"YOU ROUND OUT A A\EAL TO MAKE A SQUARE OWE" SayS ;' ^^ARTHA E. FRANCIS, ' ' 1-24 HAVE POUR TOSS, Bur SOME HAVE THREE, AND OSTRICHES' HAVE OSLY TWO. NEXT; Burled treasure in (lie United Slates. Whole sole your worn footwear for Winter and obtain sturdy wut resisting soles, greatly lengthening the shoe's life. Visit Us In Oar NEW BUILDING Located al 121 E. Main St. T. 1. SEAY MOTOR CO, L'hrysler Dealer - I'arts it Service 1^1 E. Aliilu Phone 2123 Buy Your Winter Supply of WOOD and KINDLING While It Is Available. PLANTATION OWNERS' SPECIAL PRICE ON 100 RANK LOTS^i BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Blytheville, Ark. Phone 2911 G UARANTEED 24 Hour Service Ahio—Vuleanmin; and Tirr (U|i«» CK11.ING 1'RICBS Phone 2291 In Hollywood • « H lfc ' s -nBHin.111- law. easy-going - Hr>^viv^ C ° rrC ? P °, n ^ , . [awl cynical. He came to Hollywood HOLLYWOOD. _ Jack Doug as' .originnlly to become a film 'actor, bus ness Is EBgs H C - S probably the bl|l hls jokcs 1)eUcr „,.,„ lhc ' bes-known anrt. highest-pad gag ones in tl.c scripts and he became writer in Hollytvood, contributing',, ViT j lcl to both screen and. radio. (I'm just crazy .about Betty Gra- blc's right, leg. Why? Because it looks just, like her Ie(t one.) He has ^vritten for such slurs as Bob Hope, Red SkcUon. Jack Ecnny, Danny Kayc, Eddie Cantor. Al Jolson, Jack Cnrson, Hnrriet Hllliar,) and Ozzic Nelson. He's so good, in fact, that when he left the Hope show for Ren Ekelton's. Bob didn't .sing "Thank;: i ""; I ,T\r U i.t''hp' foi-^the Memory." He snccl .but j^ ^-picfc ban, "Writing gags is easy." Jack fays, "but you goltn be a little crazy." FARMERS We hjve plenty of Iron Roofing and Uou;li Cypress Barn Timbers. 3 Year FHA Terms U desired, E. C. Robinson Lumber Co. Planters 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, Blytheville, Ark. iTcll me, Mr. Marshall, you're English aren't you? Herbert Marshr-.M: If I'm not. why nm I talking like Basil nalhbonc?) UK'S AT I.OOSK ENDS A horn lounger. Jack dreams up Bags on a couch at his San Fernando Valley ranch, Loose Finds. (Sly uncle li!i ( | a job al the Hcn- rv Kaiser steel mill, bul he was fired. How come? Well, lie was rourini; 25.000 tons of molten steel into a iiis vnl when suddenly .Vr. Kaiser walked in my uncle yelled, "Say when. Henry!") Douglas. ll;>. started out to be a drummer. He took it up with a ' couple of chair staves in his native East Rocknuay, L. I., when he ' was lending his piece bund at tlie Jamaica Palace, Jamaica, u I. He vowed that when he \v;is 25 he woutrt Ije ' Paul Whitctn.in's drummer. At 25 he opened at (lie Paradise Resliuir- M WAY OUR PEOPLE &=i LIVED- " '> £• ?• Out'sn fr (OH 1 ?>H' i**Ji !• *» ••n •v r DimilulcdbyNEASt YOUNG IHKN IN GOLD RUSH THE Our Boarding House with Maj.Hoople Out Our Way By J^R. Williams nnl In New York with Buddy Rog' ers' orchestra — (lie night after Whitcman closed. That's the closest he c:une lo C. W.'s Imtirt. Jack has n dun of tremendous portion.'! where he keeps an amazing file of jokes, old newspaper Birdsall parly, full of cx- citenicnt, left Memphis April 20, on the steamer Pi-niric Ucllc, foi St. Joseph it\ Missouri. Their six oxen, for which they had paid SCS njiiccc—a high price—stood in the stalls on the lower deck, ntul there also \v;is their covered wagon, heavily laden with supplies IMPIKE.TK&RAtHO ,AN!DM,V 15 AUOW Me KRUPr.SE. DID r TELL voo 3 VDU WERE GOIM' TO COME** - AM 1 REBUILD THET FEMCE ^ 3COM AS YOU GOT >OJR CAR QW -X SOLID PLACE.' DOM'T ME LAUGH--! JEST HAD A.OPER- AT1OW AM' DOM'T \V-XMT TO BUST "1H- STITCHES.' NOBODY EVER THM ^OU SHOULD 8EEM ARRESTED AGO/ POI60M CA^,-- : r^' nntl inngnxinc clipi;inss. Bul he seldom, looks at them. When it ccmcs to writing gags, lie "sweats" 'cm cut. He reans all the He'.vspn- pers and sict.s many an idea lor gags from news items. On New Year's Day at the Uc-se Eowl gamc. Jack said bis walheci m:l i:ilo lhc middle ilndinm. looked up at 85,000 people, j for Ihe journey. Long before Hie Pvniric Belle reached ils deslinalion il was crowded with California-bound travelers; Iheir cciuiptucnt clut- Icved the boat from stem to stern. Uut sonic of them possessed no baggiige at all; they had vague, undefined notions ot gelling there somehow, even if lliey had lo beg their way. Some ot these passengers got off al Kansas City. They intended to uivi" i make Independence, Mo., their of the I point of departure or their "jnmji- ing-off plncc," as they called it. , . pulled o\il a Bim and said. "OoiVi' But most of the California-bound thls ls a sllck - travelers went on to St. Joseph, nobrdy ir.ovc up!" He didn't set away \vilh il. but he was iv.imc:l Ihe Crooh-of-the- \ Month and got into somebody's : script. } VEJfSATH.K M'AG j Daitplc's l:as never Ijcen a "curb" s sulesman — «hicli ini'sns lie's ! neve.' ^tcod on Vine street pcd- j rtlinff wJFOcr.ick'; to ti.issin^ coinc- rilnns for pcar.iits He's always bond uiiter in thrir J : tiTfiiy stables, so versatile tint h" can switch with jeasc from Cantor's straight gag jstyle to Bciuiy's "sttualion" comedy, ^fy brother in Australia just sent me n kangaroo and It'll sure come 1n handy. What's handy about a kangaroo? Plenty. Where do you throw YOUR old Klrenra?) Tl:e North Ainorltan P-51 51ns- • tang is liie only [.iiisle^scatcr photo 'Hirplnne that where the Prairie Ucllc arrived on April 28. As the boat pulled up slowly at the wharf the liirdsalls, like the rest o( the passengers, crowded to the deck railing and staved at the scene before their eyes. It was a moving picture of men raiimals, covered \vnnons. saloons open-air cooking, muddy boots, red shirts, ritlcs, dirks and whisky bottles. The sounds fitted the pic- lure— loud greetings, laughter songs ;uKi quarrels. In the distance, on (he skyline, the ,nen 01 lhc I'rairie Bctte saw a line o covered wagons moving si!eiitl> toward the west. Close to tlv Birclsall parly on the deck stooc a man about GO in a battered • high-lop beaver hat. He wore a ' long broadcloth coat, like a mem bcv of one of the learned profcs , sions, but his knee-high boots di< ; not seem to KO with the coat or llv carr^ a full complement of machine ! !>a'. »<"' (lici llis checkered sbirl 1 Instcud \>i a collnr and lie lie lint ami bombs. black scarf Svrappcd about his cck. lie had got on the boat omewherc in Illinois, and all lhat 'as known of him was his name— vhich was Kendall. * * * 'CO this is SI.- Joseph," be said ° to the Birdsalls.' "If it was duly lo name places, I'd call : Bedlam." "Yes, it's kind of crazy," Jake Birdsall agreed, "but we have to nit tip with that. We'll soon be m our way to tlie land of go:d. Ul of us together." "They'll probably have to bury ne on Ihe way," Kendall remarked n a lired tone. "I'm too old for uch advcnlurcs," "Then what made you come, ir?" Jake added the "sir" with- mt thought or intention, Kendall, it that was really bis lame, smiled grimly and said, •Well, the wealhcr got a Htlle .00 warm for me in my home .own.'' The lop-hatted man moved away ind Jake said lo himself: I'll bet here are thousands of 'cm. Done something or other—embezzling stealing, row ox'er women, maybe murder—they change their names ind start for the go!r! fields. With much difficulty the Birds- alts got (he covered wagon and (lie oxen ashore, found a place to set up their tent, and then proceeded lo look arovind. They had not gone far in strolling about the camp before thej realized lhat their clothes did no come up lo lhc gold rush stnndarc by any means. There was thi mailer of shirls, for instance. Thcj had brought with them some ex cellcnt shirls of brown gingham but they soon learned that a rea* honest-to-god gold seeker mus wear a red shirt. Tt had to be vivid red with an attached collai The right kind of coat was mad of rough woolen cloth. It reachd nearly to the knees and was pro vidcdAvith a lot of capacious pocs els. The trousers wove invariabl lucked into-the-heavy--lop boots lout-li hals were in the prevailing lorie. In the matter of arms every old seeker was supposed to wear ieallier belt with a holster for rather heavy cavalry pistol. Bc:des this firearm the alcvl and tfthcoming traveler was equipped 'illi u dirk about 12 inches long. * * * NJEXT day, which was April 2D, Die Birdsalls went shopping, 'hey had some money left, r,iul I a rough and ready clothin,. ..ore vhich was sandwiched in between our saloons (hey purchased the cci shirls, tbe long coals and Ihe hapeless slouch hats. They bought also four dozen 'Oltlcs ot whisky, an empty oarrel or carrying water across the dry lid arid stretches dial they cx- wcted to encounter; and Ihcy ob- aincd a Dutch oven which sat on our legs so lhat it could be put iver a fire burning on lhc ground. At one place, which a loud- : oiccd man standing m the door nviled everyone to enter, they 'ound what the proprietor called 'canned meat." The meat was contained in reccplactcs made o£ in, and wore called "cans/ 1 as Uio proprietor explained patiently over and over. "Long before you get there," he orated, "you'll be sick and tired of rancjd bacon and dried pemmican as hard ns nails and with sro many fly specks on it that you can't tell what ils color was before the Hies got ai it. But here we have canned meal, a new Invention. It's always sweet and fresh. Why? Because it is cooked before it goes inlo the can and, furthermore, the can is scaled so that no air over gels in. Here, try piece of our wonderful canned beef." An opnn can stood before Him. He dipped into it deftly with ;i fork, removed some pieces and placed them on slices of bread which he passed around among his audience. Nearly everybody bongli.1 some of the cans al §t apiece. i (To Be Coiiiimiea) '^si

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