The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 27, 1945 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 27, 1945
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J3LYTHEVILLS COURIER NBWO THE .BLYTHEVILLE COURIER HEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. w. HA1NES, Publisher SAMUEli F. NORRI3, Editor JAMES A, GATENS, Advertising Manager Sole National. Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wilmer Co,, New York! Clilcogi), Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered as second class matter at tho post- office at Blylhevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con. sress, October 9, 1911. Served by the United Press . SUBSCRIPTION RATES >.-.' By carrier in (he city of BlylheviUe, SOo per - week, or 85 o per month. , By mail, within a radius of 40 miles, $4.00 per ' 'year,'$2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three montlis; ' by mall outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 per year payable In advance. ,L,ook at This . . . Then.Look Again You have probably seen this picture before. We are reprinting it because we believe thai it is the most eloquent of all editorial comments on the fourth inauguration of Franklin Delano Roose' velt as President of the United State?'. The picture was taken by Acme photographer Robert Woodsum, member of a craft names nre seldom seen or heard by the public. But it seems as right for his name to be signed to this picture as for an artist to sign la's painting or a writer his story. For Mr. Woodsum, like any good news photographer, possesses many of the paint- er's and writer's gifts, without their opriortim'rty of reflecting and revising. In this picture it took artistic imagination and journalistic perception to turn from (he inauguration's central figure and to focus attention and camera elsewhere. The result was a momentary scene which became a perfect symbol of the solemn occasion. H was no mark of disrespect that the photographer made the President a small and shadowy figure at his own inauguration. For surely the two young soldiers on crutches loom no larger in this picture than they and thousands like them do in (lie President's picture of his fourth term. As llr. Roosevelt, spoke, he could riot b.o unmindful that while he dedicated ^iMf^^if^'^ 11 ! 111 ^^!^^ 1 victory '••%!; ivf>'-?W?^eace, '-he -was "heard' ''by young'men who already had dedicated •their blood and a portion of their bodies and a part of their lives to these same goals. As he .spoke, he could scarcely forget that the great task facing ),j m am ) his country in the next four years is to work toward a world that will give meaning to the sacrifices of these young • men, and hope to their futures. ' But the reason for reprinting this picture was not to explain something that needs no explanation. The purpose was to give us all a chance to look again at two lads on crutches, turned in hope and in judgment toward their President and the country which lie governs by consent of the governed—a chance to look long and remember. • 10 THIY SAY Towqrd Wor!;d Press Freedom Freedom of the press was not OIK; of the planks in the platform of world security issued from Dumbarton Oaks. And the omission was quite proper, since in most countries a free press is interpreted as being, first of all, a press free from 'government dictation and interference. But there are many Suggestions in the Dumbarton Oaks outline which could not be carried out unless world press freedom already existed. Better international understanding and 'co-operation can only thrive in an atmosphere of free and complete interchange of news and ideas. So it is well, that plans for a free press in the postwar world are already taking shape. And it is encouraging that leadership in this shaping up is coming from the United Slates, and conspicuously from the heads of its two largest wire services, Hugh Baillie of the United Press and Kent Cooper of the Associated Press. Misunderstandings and varied interpretations' have naturally arisen in determining world press goals, and certainly there are other difficulties ahead. Qne of these will certainly be the virtual impossibility of compelling a government to allow its newspapers to give a complete and unbiascanews coverage, even when the news is gathered under ideal conditions of freedom and eqiwl- ity. Rut at least there seems' to be an encouraging agreement on fundamental needs in the discussions thus far—the needs for free and equal access to news sources for correspondents of all countries; for provision of news-gathering facilities free from interference; for adequate world communication systems available to all at fair, non-preferential rales. As for the remaining obstacles, the best prescription is to continue discussion and to advance from new points of agreement. And in one of the most recent discussions of the subject, Mr. Cooper put forth a suggestion that should find a ready agreement among most of the world's newsmen. He proposes that foreign correspondents be granted diplomatic immunity, on the grounds that they are bel- ter qualified than diplomats to observe and report on trends of foreign opinion or government policy. This would certainly seem to he an indispensable requisite of press freedom, if past dangers and indignities arc to be avoided. Such immunity would naturally impose a rcsixuisibility on correspondents and publishers to do nothing which would jeopardize the imimi- ,riitjy : or. use it to unfair advantage. But ' tnere'is little'to fear on this score from past experience. Correspondents of democratic nations have the quasi-diplomatic duty of reporting to the sovereign people in whom the power of government rests. Most of them arc conscious of the trust of this duty. And most of their past troubles have arisen from their zealous regard for duty, even when it meant incurring the displeasure of a touchy foreign government. It the private enterprise system is to survive, the financing of Industry lor peacetime pursuits should not be undertaken ns a governmental tuncllon except in periods of emergency.—FDIC Clmfiman Leo T. Crowley. IIDi GLANCES COPt. 1MS DV lli> 5IRVJCE, IKC. 7. H. RCC. u 5. PAT. OIF. "This is Ilic lirsl lime 1 ever worked in a tea shop, and I'm quilling before 1 break down oiil of sympathy' for the husbands thai arc draped in'here!"' ~ THIS CURIOUS WORLD ByWOUa F«rgu»on THE ATLANTIC HAS ONLY NINETEEN AS WE GAZE AT THE HORIZON... HENCS THE NAME, WHICH WAS GIVEN IT BY THE &REEKS. ANSWER:' Brown Creeper. NEXT: Tl.iimirops arc good and bad. BY EKSK1NK JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD, — Col. Elliott. Roosevqltfs «ky;-rlclingj English; b'«U r ; dog Blax.b 'did ! a .GiirUoj yesterday) when \vc; cornered him In n North Hollywood kennel. He" sniffed derisively, then snapped at u couple of flics nml growled thai iie wnnt- ert to be alom! until his mistress, Faye Emerson, returned from Washington. "Just what do you know auout that A priority irip to Hollywood?" we asked. In a thick English accent. Blnzc said; "I want to bi; alone." "Did you know that you replaced three servimncnt on that A. T. S. plane?' 1 we asked. I3toze yawned and said: "t want- to he alone." "Have you any movie ambitions?" we asked. Blaze not a little mad at this, growled, "I think I go home," and walked aiv.ty. mastering: "It shouldn't happen to a ma Who said everyone in Hollywood with Maj. Hoople Out Our Way By J. Rwi 11 iams . SA'J'aHJj,\V, JANUAJIV 27, JO.J5 'Could I Interest You in a Nice Line of Tombstones?' Announcements The Courier News has oeen authorized to announce the following candidacies for the Municipal Election In April. Municipal Judge GEORGE W. BARHAM FARMERS iVe have plenty O f i ron R 00 f_ cuff and Koufh Cypress Barn Timbers. 3 Year FHA Terms M desired. E. C. Robinson Lumber Co. GUARANTEED TIEE RECAPPIHi 24 Hour Service Also— Vulcanizing wid Tire WADE GOAL N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Phone 2231 Whole sole your worn footwear for Winter and obtain sturdy wet resisting soles, greatly lengthening Hie shoe's life. s typed? Jennifer Jones and Gregory Peck can't complain. The cx- ^aiiit spoil will bo a half-breed si- •qn 'aijd:.the ex-missionary will be lii outlaw.; Both came to fame in great religions films—"The Song of Bcnmcictte" and "The Keys of the Kingdom"—but now find them- c elves up to their makeup in tech- nicolor violence in a western epic, 'Duel in the Sun." Jennifer is a, rr .,,,, wild. half-Indian girl who tantalizes j cow-htincls on a Texas ranch. Gregory is her lover. The idea is Producer David O. Sclznick's who likes his stars to jshon- versatility. JUDY MAKES IT JUDY GARMND, sometimes rather Inx about reporting for work on lime, came in right on the dot Buy Your Winter Supply of WOOD and KiNDli While It Is Available. PLANTATION OWNERS' SPEC5AL PRICE ON 100 RANK LOTSl BABKSDALE MFG. CO. Blytheville, Ark. , Phone 2011 sn^j^-rrr^TT^^TTTsiicr^v H D W LO CAT/ 107 West Main (Next Door To City Super Market) Foster's Liquor Store WHISKIES-WINES—I.IQIiEUS Phone 2127 OUR YOUNG 1MKX IN THE .GOLD RUSH VI A LL the gold in the early days— **• in '49 and '50 came from placer mining, which means mining on the surface or in shallow I J)i!s, or sifting gold from the bcos the other ,iny. To celebrate the oc- |°' streams. Compared to the casibn, Producer Arthur Freed called «p trade paper editor Billy great metal amount of the. precious .underground this ^surface Wilfccison and had him print up [gold wns almost insignificant in 20 special copies of his paper. The , quantity, but the gold in the un- spccial copies carried the headline,!; clergronnd lodes could be reached "Judy Garland on Time" and over Judy's dressing room. Everyone pilled everyone else Reports for Work , • only by sinking deep shafts, driv- were scattered all if ing tunnels into the sides 01 moun- • Jjtains, and using expensive rock- fit crushing machinery. There was the "If E6A,O,TWIG66.'WKW you AID STARTLED ME AS THOUGH T.H& ' USCRUTABIB -aPHlNiV STARTED TO 0E6IM WTH . SiO I WISH THIS 9U.^^^ED \ / WELL, IF THEY KEEP THINJO'S MOTHER. WOULD } ! OM GPMTLfN' THESE CALL IT CR SOMETH1W&, )/ CATTLE, ROFIM' OME BEFORE WV ARM ,_,// BY TH' HEELS WILL B 1 THOUGHT TUPCT UP TO GET YOU A FEW D/\VS S WORK, , BODYGUARD.' y LlXe PUTTIM 1 A CARPET JMDSR. A STOVE-- YUH LIFT IT WITH ONE Hf\NH AW SLIP TH'.iARP&T CiUST LIKE FirtGEC- pCRfAPE OF MINE BE S'CLlR. FAULT 2. ELUCIDATE, MOTES WERc , COMPOSED BV { THW FAMOUS AUTHOR THE VJOOSB STEP an eml-of-thc-pictnre party on the set of "Valley of Decision." Grcer Carson's gift to her director, Tny diuuett. was the bustle she wore In the film. It was wrapped in fancy paper and carried a note: "t hope this is the last time I have to wear one of these." * • • HOW TO TELT. HARRY SUGARMAN'S menus at Beverly Tropics warn tourists: you see lions in front, that's .none of that in California in 1849: Uhe machinery and the mining I corporations carne later. i In placer mining the gold was ; found in tiny nuggets of the pure j metal, about the size of the grains :of sand or even smaller, but an [occasional find weighed two or i three ounces. The most likely j places for finding these morsels of gold were the beds of streams. A miner, working in a brook , | the public library. If you SC c n-olves I or creek, would go into the water in front, that's the Beverly Trop- 'barefoot, with his trousers roiled ; ... Hey, bobbie suckers! For above his knees and his sleeves :V scene In "Early to Wed," Lucille ' up to his shoulders. He would Ball slugs Van Johnson on the 'carry t wooden bucket or nose! . . . Jack Benny can take a bow for the swell Job he's doing on the March of Dimes campaign. . . . Recommended: Xavler Cugat's onc- two-thrce-hump rhythm sit the .. a similar receptacle. He would then scoop up the sand mid gravel from the bed of Ihe stream. The gold, if there were any, might be seen as tiny yellow specks or the Waldorf set: First OI hcn vas (watching Laim Turner in a white, evening gown): "I understand she has ,1 bodyguard wherever she Koes." Second GI: "With n body like thdt, she needs n guard." tc P a ™te the gold . . m "" sano >' environment. There CUBAN LEADS TKAfNERS MEXICO CITY. — Following 44 were various ways o£ accomplishing that. One was a washing ; process. The sand, being lighter llian the gold, cosilci be washed away if the bucket were filled •with water and shaken constantly ,so (hat tlv. particles of gold would •^. day* of racing at the Hippodromo idi'op t< the bottom: then tVu. c de las Americas, Leopoldo Sierra jwaler and sand might bo nourci. of Cubn leads the trainers with -IS 'Off.'Another method involved the ""' 'use of a cradle made for tho pur- iposo. By rocking the sand and Rend Courier News WantiAds. fSojd wore separated. There was winners. 1853, wlien it began to vegain Us much waste to gold in this v;ork ot separation, for some 'ot thv.- gold dust would always be washed away with the sand. * * * A FTER they had come down the A pass into California the Birds- oil outfit made its way to Sacramento, not for any particular reason, but because they did not know where else to go. Sacramento \vas then a wild and noisy village of the roughest character, filled with adventurers. There the Birclsalls sold their team. To their astonishment the oxen brought $150 apiece, and for the covered wagon, rickety and almost falling apart, they got $100. In Memphis it would not have fetched more than $15, With all this money in hand they decided to see Sari Francisco before searching for gold. Thny stayed in that incredible community only three days. In his diary Andy Gm'don says: Sopi.-ml>rr Sttli. iVe got to S. If ytnifniny. nml have been on iho EO evor since. This town wns built tor 800 r>eo- !>lo. iiiul now it has 10,000 Wo stayed last night at t), c JMrkcr Ilons^ wliicli is called a Hotel, hut I -.voultl call ii a slinntj-. H ;•, small, having room for ntiout a cloion nob- ]ili:. it all tho is l.scrt. bast :iiKht tijur mon slept ill tho snlull room M-I) occxinioil on biinkn mil up KIIO r\hov.> (lu- oilier. \Vo_mlil HO nnlocc. Tliilt menus tho proprietor Kot 51') Cor iho rent of that room for diio nielli. I niontioiuMl It to one ol tho guests when wo wero \vashinff our facea thla niornlrtR, and hi> t-::u<t (do proprietor rents lln- linc-l liuiMinq from Us owner ana pays 515.00ft a year for ;t— abmu 5300 a week. Tliat may not bo tho exact hguros. but Gori knows oven one-tenth of amount \vouht bo high. I think we arc all wn»ni7 nn tills ROld-miiilns bnst- ne^s. Wo oilplu to tfo into real estate. There's where tho nionoy lies. This hnlH building couM bo put n]) for ?5000; tt Is a. woodon slianly. Arc we nil craay? * * * TN San Francisco harbor there •*• were at one time in that year of 1849 no Jess than 400 ships that had been deserted t>y their crews who had gone to the gold fields. The whole community was hysterical mid half-mad during senses. The fellow guest whom Birdsalis had met casually at the hotel -wash trough was a companionable person, and they became very friendly with him. He | a storekeeper of Marysville, a } gold diggers' shanty town about j 50 miles north of Sacramento, - !: and he had >me down to San [ Francisco to buy goods for his! store. j' Sol Nathan had been a placer j miner, which lie declared to be a ! fool's game. : "But we saw a man in Sacra-j incnlc when w^ were o.i our way! here," said T mniy PHmkett, I "who was (enderfoot, or raw- i heel, o: whatever you call 'em, j Who "Struck a pocket o£ gold before he nad been t work a week. It's no lie, cither, for lie had the > gold with him—worth $12,000—' and was going that very day to • sell it to the min.. We saw it." j "I can well believe it," Sol : ! Nathan agreed. • "Yet you say we \von't fiud t anything," Birdsall argued, "so what—" "I didn't say that, Sol replied, j "I said tho ehanco' arc aboutj live hundred to one against you] making a big tri'je. It's just aj matter of igures—statistics—but I'm sure all oC /on can ake >i: living at it- Almost anybody wiioi, is willing to wort" liar' can picktf up enough splinters ot gold to pay his living expenses." H was bnck-brcoking labor— the job of. standing in cold water all day jnd sifting pails of ] sand—and the Birdsall outfit was sick ot it before the first week ! had run its course In th first : six days they find altogether sifted out 17 >snccs of gold dust, worth about V 300, ir r 75 apiece. From talking with other men on the spot they got M. idea that, this was about the average return.) NEXT: CHICAGO—THE YOUN'G GIANT.

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