The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 28, 1944 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, June 28, 1944
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PAGE FOOT 1LYTHBVILL1, (ABK.j; COUEIETR NEWS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 1944 [THE KLYTHKV1LLH COUBIO Mlffl •' ' JHB OOURHR IfflWI OO. • - : • B. W. HAINX8, PvbUitut BAMDKL F. NORRtB, Ultor JA1UK8 £ OATEN8, AdTUtMcf - 0ol« KlUoo*! AdwtWai Wkllae* WtttMr Co, Hn Torfc, OdtM*. Mt, PvUkhed >r*rr Afttnwco Bteept Bandar Bitend u second cl*M m»U»r «t UK pott- »t JBlytbeville, Arkuuu, under Mt oJ Oom- October », 1917. Berred by the UnlUd SDBSCRmiON RATO WT c«rrt«r In th» -ft.y of Blytheflllt, •**, o* BO p« inontb. »*• _ I • B* jatU, wtthto • ndiui rf «0 mllM, MOO p«r iwr, «100 for ill month*, »1.00 tor thn« nmUu; w> own ouuue WJ mile »oe «10.00 p*r |*u p»j»ble In ' Stricken France One of the toughest and most thankless jobs in connection with the invasion of-France is the task assigned to the civil affairs administrators, Not only must they restore order and provide food and shelter for the civilian popu- . lace, but they must also use .'all their ' powers of tact ''and persuasion to rebuild morale. French cities have heen devastated 1 ' by heavy artillery fire, bombing, house- to-house fighting. Homes have been demolished, farms ruined, livestock slaughtered. Tragically,'innocent civilian bystanders have been counted among the dead aiid injured. Frenchmen are human, and being human, they must feel a sense of frustration an bitterness at the unhappy, turn of events that has brought havoc to their country. Many of the areas over which our invasion armies are now tramping have not felt the full devastation pi' World War II before now. Moreover the Nazis, schooled in con- 'tinenlal ways, have had a long lime in which to infiltrate their propaganda, and .the carefully disciplined German . urmy'of occupation has undoubtedly ' been cautioned to guard against inctir- • ring displeasure of the French populace. The underground has bitterly fought the Nazis, and there are unquestionably thousands of Frenchmen who hate Boche, but reports have indicated that the Allies did meet with some popular displeasure. "* Wisely,.American and British civil • affairs administrators have named 'A De Gaulle representative for each de- .tachnienl, thus gaining the confidence of minor officials in many towns. .Administrative rifts have been avoided •and the military authorities are proceeding cautiously on,a "wait and see" policy. Unhappy France, suffering humiliation, defeat, and now destruction of many, historical towns and cities, deserves our sympathy and all of the help we can give her. Her lot has not been a pleasant one. Her only consolation is that happier days are not far distant. Oh, Nuts! Golden.Days for the Theater "Oscar," famed movie award, will have u worthy colleague in the new Lambs Club trophy to be presented each season to the actor most worthy of the honor. This recognition of Thespian excellence is made possible by John Golden, widely known Broadway producer who has .set aside a fund of $100,000 for the advancement of the theater. His gift will provide, in addition, funds to aid young aspiring playwrights, fellowships and awards."for the general advantage of the theater," assistance to the needy in the entertainment field, and the organization of a standard repertory group as the initial step toward establishment of a national theater. Golden recognizes the need for more good playwrights mid more good actors. The program he.has inaugurated should go a long way toward advancing the dramatic arts. YOUR HOME OF TOMORROW "Oh foi- the days of Grdver Cleveland and Theodore Roosevelt!" exclamed. "rTNew York judge in ruling against a printer of V-mail forms who was haled into court by neighbors' complaints that the "unnessnry noise" of his presses irritated them. Both the judge and the sensitive' neighbors should be given a nicely fensed-off area some place far from the maddening crowd, where they could ride their bicycles and carriages, read by gaslight, live in mid-Victorian houses, and wear celluloid collars. On second thought, maybe they'll settle for some comfortable wheel chairs. ' Btprcdaetton to thli column ol odltorUIl train ether newipapew 4o« cot DMCUKU? nwa, endoifemtnt but U an teknowledcment ol ta» ttrwt IB tb* pibjeol* Your Vacation If, you have a vacation, with pay, coming to you, lake it even though you may be 'on an. essential war Job. That is Ihe fulvlce of Donald M. Nelson, chairman of the War Production Board, who has asked employers not to permit workers to taku an cxlra two weeks pny 111 lieu of a vacation. He says such a practice would defeat the purposes of n vacation, which are designed to increase production by restoring the workers. Governmental and hcnllh authorities point out that vacations serve to help rather than hinder production by giving workers bndh/ needed rest during which they can overhaul their productive capacities. Workers who do take their vacations should heed the advice of Ihe Office of Defense Transportation and the appeals of the railroads, who have repeatedly warned that transportation Is clogged with pleasure riders and other folks-who could Just ns easily and profitably spend their leisure in their own communities. Movement of troops and supplies comes first in transportation priorities. • But next should i come the 'travel of mothers, fnthers and \yivor, visiting Ihe'lr "boys" in the, va'Vious cnnips. ! Mnny of these travelers may be taking the last opportunity to see their sons and daughters—if fact, mny never sec them again after their visits are concluded. Isn't It a bit scltUh to crowd out these folks, or men In Ihe armed forces on furlough or returning to their posts, to make a vacation trip which ns easily could be postponed? Instead, why not make the experiment of' staying at home and trying to get acquainted with yourself as well ns your neighbors? —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT. SIDE GLANCES by Calbrallh II is never loo soon lo begin Nole the large picture window in the spacious living room. The pKinnini; Ihe home you intend to Liut loo many people, today, are this fixed window, slide open. At basing llicir plans upon fancy, not the opposite end of fad. They are laboring under the delusion that post-war homes will place is flanked by glass block panels, adding beauty and distinction lo the room as a whole. To provide privacy, even for a be radically diflcrcnt. Planning like this can only lead to disappointment. The fact is lis—tomorrow's homes will be narrow lot for which, this house like the best buill just before the has been designed, window open- They will reflect progress, but they will not be revolution- ings facing neighbors ary in design, materials, or plan. ly ot glass block instead o£ clear Clear glass sash into Ihe window opening above signed by two out standing small home architects, .hoifse'is preil.v'enough, bill" we'll have to look at something else—my wife never could back_the_car out •~" .d\}'gtwi?n those trees!" ' W. Otis Chapman and Randolph kilchen, and ils terraces for out- ledge slone with ils low roof line, There is nothing radi- house dcsisned for better, more lire-resistant aspha haps ils most progressive feature This post-war house plan has Look over the open floor plan, the been approved by is the generous use of large rooms, generous closets, the sliding doors and windows. Association of Home Builders. By William Ferguson- HIS CURIOUS WORLD • 10 THET SAY -• - - • . i" About the best tiling you and I can do about the postwar world is to be sure we get out of ourselves Ihe things we want to see gotten out of the world nf the future—vengeance, greed, fear, intolerance nnd conflict.—Rev. Samuel M. Shoemaker, New York City Cnlvary Episcopal Church. * • • (American chaplains have added) a splriliml nrinnnicnl to give Ihe strength bom of simple faith and Ihe ultimate triumph of Christian ideals through the world.—Adiii. Chester W. Nimitz. • * • A country can avoid almost every other kind of relations, but ideas cannot be nvoldcd. It is Important that they be communicated against a background which makes them understood.— Archibald MacLeish, librarian of Congress. * » » Can you wonder that we are disillusioned? We know we have been deserted.—Nazi prisoner captured during invasion. . NEVER 5AW ' HAUEY5 COMET." IT DID NOT BEAR HIS NAME AT THE TIME HE OBSERVED IT IN IS82., AND HE DIED BEPORE IT RETURNED IN 1759... AN APPEARANCE HAU.EY HAD PREDICTED TO THE VERY YEAR. WHO IS SHORT-TEMPERED IS LONG ON TEMPER, "Ssyf 8ERL STERN BEES. HARVESTS ABOUT 250 TONS »/ HONEY NEXT: Wliat is the largest U. S. river system? In Hollywood USCG Band To Play CARUT11ERSVIL.LE, Mo,, Jim e 28—The U. S. Coast Guard Band will be presented in concert here Wednesday evening at the Legion Fairgrounds Park in connection the Fiftli War Loan Drive being conducted in this county, it was announced this week by Harold S. Jones, county bond drive chairman. WE FILL AIL DOCTORS' PRESCRIPTIONS AND SAVE YOU MONET STEWART'S Drag St«r e Hate * Lmk* tm 811 ring and Summer T U N. g - U P Save Gasoline . . . Saye Tires. Get All-round Better Ferformancel T-L SEAT MOTOR CO. Chrysler Dealer p»rU *'gemee 121 W. Ash rh*n« tllZ (WOY Vs-assss Our invisible half sole is the finest shoe repair obtainable. No shank strain or stitches — no break I o leave in moisture, dirt, elc. Try it. RY EKSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent Today we pecked In on Miss Nobody of 1944. She was wearing shorts nnd n sweater and a confused look and was taking lesson No. 4 in "How to B e Glamorous in 12 Ensy Lessons She was learning, the lady said, n "trained nothing." More about that later. Miss Nobody was one of a lot of other Miss Nobodies, also wearing shorts and sweaters nnd confused looks, at Dorothy Preble's Hollywood school for glamor. Their teacher, n former New York model, was showing them how to sit down. "Melt into the chair," she said. "Feel for It with the back of your knee." The demonstrated. The girls tried it nnd one little Miss Nobody lost her balance and almost fell. The teacher said, "Tch- tch." The confused looks, I guess, wcri excusable. After all, it was onlj Lesson No. 4. But this Dorottrj Preble's glamor school had doni all right with other Miss Nobodle: you now know ns Esther Williams Leslie Brooks, Gall Russell and )ur Boarding House with Major Hoople Out Our Way Williams VEF;NE EDITOR KICKED A no-VARD sow. WITH LOOK /H& UP TvJO COLUMNS OF HR/ INTERFERENCE, SOWS .CLEOPATRN BOTHERING Suuus CAESAR.'—THE OLD BOV VJW6 A CATCHER CfrNi BOWER. A HITTER MOREWORDS fHIXN MAIL-ORDER CWM-oe.' QUESTION FIRST OM FOUL FLV THATl^ - CAUSW BECAUSE CATCHER BONOS INTERFERE A1SO TOUCHES OVi inrbara Brltton of the movies. Film studios are always tclephon- )g Miss Preble. "We've just signed a beautiful feature but she walks like Mac 1 Vest." says MGM. "We're sending icr over right away." ' Take an inch off Petunia Seed's lips," orders Paramount. "She's Tightened and doesn't know how to landie herself, either." 'Gorgeous but sway-backed," says Columbia. "See what yon can do vilh her." YOU DON'T SEE IT "The secret of glamor," Dorothy ?rcble said, "is not obvious glamor. It's vocal and physical appeal that doesn't attract attention—just good breeding. We teach our girls a trained nothing—that's the important thing." 'Ihat "trained nothing" ha<t us on ALTERATIONS! Come to Hudson's for alterations of all kinds. We have three expert seamstresses on duty at alt times. HUDSON Cleaner — Tailor — Clothier GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service 'Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Phone 2291 NITRATE FERTILIZER For Side Dressing. J. L TERRELL 111S. Bdwy. Phone 2631 the ropes. was a trained A Novel By < KETTI ''FRINGS, lK, inn. ICclll FrliigH—IllHlrJIiatef. 1044, NEA Strvlcr, Ine. What, the nothing? "It's simple," Dorothy Preble saki. "It's Just well-bred naturalness. Nothing obvious. No hip throwing n round. No fidgeting. Nothing artificial, watch," she satd. Miss Nobody was sitting in a chair in the middle or the cla;>s- rooni. Just sitting there, moving only her eyes, with a nice smile on her face. "Sec," Dorothy Preble said, "now she's learning -a trained nothing' How many girls can sit down for five minutes without fixing their lipstick, looking at their rmlls, going through their purse or fidgeting with their hair. Or just fidgeting. That's what we mean by a trained nothing. It's glamorous. It's wonderful." "Why," she said, "did you know that a girl can take an inch off her hips just by standing tall — Idling her head reach (or the ceiling? That one woman out of 100 doesn't look well when she crosses her legs? That—" We figured Miss Prcble, a distinguished-looking, middle-aged woman who once did sorority find club work in Chicago, knew what, she was talking about and that our ladv readers would understand. "That a girl is standing correctly," she continued, "when the back of her waistline can touch the wall? That she's walking correctly when she makes one track? Watch a girl at the beach sometime. If you see bolh her footprints In Ihe sand, she's not walking correctly." We had to confess that Johnson had looked at the girls at the beach but had never paid much attention to feet. We piomUed we would the next time. To Those Who Came In Late: This is the slory of what happened to Pinky Hamsoiv a/Ecr lie was killed in a /o.tfioie. The scene is Hcaucnly Bend Junction, half-way point between t?ic Earth nnd Big Valley. Trau- clers s(ay here nnti! Ihcy stop looking baclc [o Earlll. XV fpHE new house in Heavenly Bend Junction, the house of the Third Reich, was, to Rion Schumacker, the lonesomcst and biggest and cQldest house he had ever seen anywhere. The boys entered the main front hall, were dismissed, and then scattered to read the announcements on the various bulletin boards. "Hey, Schumacker—detail duly for you tomorrow." "Yes, I know." They certainly didntt waste any time putting him lo work, and he was so tired, so terribly tired. He started up the great stairway. "Schumacker, the rear stairway." "Yes, sir." He reincniberod now: the fron slsirway was for officers . , . am the whole second floor. Two \vhol flights he'd have to climb. He stepped aside, allowed Lieu tenant Brubacher to pass. Rion followed him with his eyes At the head of the landing, Bru backer paused at the entrance t his suilc, smiled, and opened th door and went in. Before the doo closed again, Rion heard a rich warm female voice; "Cheri, ack early! I'm not even dressed ct." * • * ANS WAGNER, who was watching Rion's puzzled ex- ression, laughed delightedly. Don't tell me you don't know bout Suzanne? French, you know, he's here under our 'protection.' The lieutenant's protection," he dded pointedly. Yes?" Rion looked away. -He idn't like Hans Wagner, yet for ome reason.every time he turned round, there he was. Want a glass of beer, Rion? 've got the key to the—" "No, thank you." "Where are you going?" "Upstairs." "Wait. Lunch'U be in a half lour. Stay around, see the new arrivals." "I'm going upstairs," Rion re peated doggedly, and left ru'ir lUickly, striding through the lowe hall lo the rear stairway. He went up two steps at a time entered the large 'barrack-lik •oom . . . and on the fourth bee rom the end, threw himself down He felt angry, and his bloo lounded with a strange fevcris' intensity. "What's the mailer with me? kepi saying. "Why do I resen it so now?" He'd known peop] like Hans Wagner all his life. I every classroom, even when h was a kid, there'd always bee one like that. A boy you didn like, one you scarcely knew—an yet the one who suddenly \va telling you what to do. Starting small ways like this, but after while, «ven guiding you in wh you thought. Out of nowhere, su< denly, this other boy, or this othi man, had gleaned power an authorityj and wielded it over yp Must it happen lo him _again, e this? Rion wondered. No one would ever know hia sappoinlment. He'd seen those icrs at the station. The old men anding there, with their wonder- 1 warm welcomes. And the con- ; ntment on the travelers' faces me at last. At that moment he : ouldn't have cared what he was . Jew or Mohammedan J^;/ if ily he had a father to come dome : , Bui who had it been? Lieu- : nanl Brubacker! SchU" WHAT'S the mailer, "inacker?" Jt was Wagner, oving toward him from Ihe door- ay. "The sight of Suzanne upset ou? You don't have to worry, ou'll have your chance." To hell with Hans Wagner, o," Rion thought bitterly. : 'Look," Wagner continued.]; laptain HoelTner sent me up. i ou had architectural engineering, M idn'tyou?" '( 'I studied it for a while." ,| Then you can begin to study ••, lese plans." He threw a roll of 1 lueprints on the bed. "We can use 'i ou. No hurry, of course. May not '\ :art for months. Just so every- : ; ling is in readiness by the time he :! ernes." Wagner moved to the win- •' ow, looked out. "The Square with '; 11 those olher houses demolished ,j ill "make a fine place for the wel- :'• oming ceremony, don't you hink?" Rion didn't answer, and Wagner ' vas silent for a moment, loo. He; vas watching a girl. She was mov- j ng through the Square, her eyes, • little defiant and curious.^n the • house of the Third Reich^*Vr : What was that girl like?" Wag- j ner asked. "The one who got off: the train with you yesterday." I Rion glanced quickly at the oth- !j er's face, trying to control the feel- :' of warm, pleasant confusion; which stirred through him. "Ter-jr rible," he said. "Well, I just thought . . , she; looks smart. You might have aji talk with her anyway, tell her the- changes which are going to be-; made here. She may want to get; in on the, ground floor. See you at. lunch, Schumacker." He strode, away, _ (To Be Ccntlirnea)

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