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< BLGSSvUSJ BLYTHEVILLE .COURIER NEWS 1'HB BLYtHEVILLE COURIER NEV7S THK COURIER NKWS CO. ' H. W. HAINES, Publisher GAMOEr, P. NORRIS, Editor ' JAMES A. QATENS, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witrher Co:, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis, Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday Entered tis second class matter at She post- office at Blythcvilic, Arkansas, under ncl of Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by Die United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By currier In the clly of Dlythevllle, 20o per week, or 85c per month, By mall, within a radius of 40 miles, $1.00 per year, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; by wall outside 60 mile zone, $10.00 per year payable In advance. .japan's Totalitarian Party . American monitors picked up an in'.' tfcresting wireless dispatcli the other , day:from the Domei news agency (o its clients in the hinterlands. It revealed --; 'that a totalitarian political party is in • the process of formation in Japan. Probably the dispatch was a little puzzling to most Americans who read it. :Isn't Japan totalitarian already? Isn't the Jap method about the same as the German—complete government control, complete obedience, complete regimentation of thought, speech and action? , The answer seems to he: Fundamentally, yes; superficially, no. .The chief difference seems to be that a fiction of free speech and representative government still exists in Japan/There was a general election in 1942. Severs! independent members were elected to the Diet, although the Imperial Rule Assistance Political Society tried to nominate all the candidates. On the same day the new totalitar- ^ ian party was announced, Premier :. Koiso had appeared in the lower house of the Diet and heard some sharp „ criticism of inadequate plane and muni- s ;, tions ; production from its members. The I session rend like one of Mr. Churchill's heated. set-to's in Commons, or an un- mm'bited debate in our own Congress, - But tho Japanese version of free : speech" iri wartime doesn't mean much. ; ;The;Diet .can blow off steam, but it ; can't do much about government policy : >or conduct of the war. It can't remove •; the cabinet. About'the strongest action it can take is to refuse to approve the. biidget-^if it dares. The Japanese government is largely , run from behind thc scenes.by military" men and leaders of big business and industry. Representatives of the TRAPS and'its" parent organization, the-Imperial Rule Association, may sit in on ; the councils, but theirs are not the decisive voices. : Japanese political parties can't be •;:,.compared with our Democrats and Re- -publicans, nor with the Nazi or Fascist type of party. In Germany, of course : the Nazi party is tlie German govern' . merit. It is most unlikely that any totalitarian party in Japan will have even a shadow of the Nazi organization's power. '.What then will Ihc new Jap party Pines as Tojo's did when we landed on baipan. It may be designed to unify I public opinion and to suppress criticism Or-perhaps its chief aim is to tighten v up some loose and devious operations ol the Jap war machine. •:. . U Certainly the parliamentary shaker«P is one reflection of Japan's con- :;"scjousness of her growing peril. But -w; should be foolish if we tried fo sct : in it an, indication of panic or desire for .-peace. ' MSUTC you, so far we haven't , BlluU5ly .d the Jap war cffort.-Lt.-Gon. Millard _P. Harmon, strategic Air Forces chief in Pacific. Dangerous Blank Check A vnkmblo offshoot, of the JCKSC Jones-Henry Wallace controversy WMK tlie airing, during hcurings on the George Hill, of a startling example of government by men, «ralhor than by law, in the operation.* of thc Hccon- slruclion Finance .Corp. and its subsidiary agencies. Apparently it even startled some of the congressmen to hear Mr. Jones catalog his wide discretionary powers as KVC director. And they couldn't point any accusing fingers elsewhere, for it wns they themselves and their predecessors who had granted Mr. Jones these powers. The RFC director summed them up tersely: "To make loans in any amount, for any length of time, at miy rate of interest, to anybody." He had to come to Congress for money, and the trusting Congress seems always to have responded with a blank check. And not until tl(e war, it appeared, WHS presidential approval required on HFC activities, and then only on major war items. Congress's trust in Mr. Jones was well placed. He and his HFC associates are men of integrity. They operated the agency honestly and at a profit, and with no hint of scandal. It is fortunate for the'country that they did. But Hint is no reason why the HFC's structure, with its present looseness, temptation and potential danger, should not be altered by Congress and put on a sensible, responsible basis— whoever is running it. •SOTHfYiAY We must stop dodging (he crucial fact that the necessary teamwork Is lucking union? Russia, Britain, and America—that these differences nrc well known by the enemy mid tire ol major encouragement to (hem.—Alfred M. Lnnclon. " • . * The way to prevent :i repetition of German aggression Is . . . the creation by the peaceful nations of nit organization for the defense of peace ami the Insurance of general security. The leading Allied powers should place at the disposal of this organization the necessary armed forces to be employed to prevent or to suppress aggression and punish its aggressors.—A. Polevoi, Red Star military writer. • • • We should like to think of llie road to Tokyo us a four-lane highway with no 'speed limit. Actually, the road exists only r;s far ns we Imve built it—to the Marianas and the Philippines.—Lt. Oen. Alexander A, Vniidcrgrift, Marino Cone commandant. • • » Tlie German people must realize this time that cilme does not pay. We do i-.ol want to be cruel. But Germany must be sorry for what she did to the world, not. licranse she lost the war. —Clnrk M. Elchelberger, director League of Nations Association. • • • The worry of where and when the Red tidal wave wlilch now has flooded through our towns can bo halted will many a dny yet move 115 most tlccpy.—Lt.-Gen. Kurt Dittmar, German high command spokesman. • • • . The Russian offensive hn.s placed I he Allies in a much bettsr position^ not only to counter any: new surprise by the Germans, but also to ''stage tm 'offensive themselves -in the west and break through lo Berlin, as we hope will happen in the near future.—Moscow radio. • » » It is the greed for Rain, the lust for power which has been called into existence by the economic struggle which is the fundamental cause of the present World Wnr.—Dr. Nicholas Murray Bntler, president Columbia IT. » • • The present German atlltmie is not apathetic or dull resignation. So much terror has rained on us thM we have passed the limits of horrors. -Schwurz von Berg, Nazi commentator. • « . The engineering age is only a couple of hundred years old and we stand at the .-pex of technical evolution. Scientific progress during the war has given us a wealth of new ideas to work with-Dr. B. P. w. Alexandcrson. Inventor TUKSDAV, JANUAUY 30, 1945 SID1 GLANCES «/?<-, i'tf/-\ \r Jf < \,,, \ ffi '• >:•} 11 A ~ J ' fef $ r^\ ' s -r , , ' •*,.,' v *'^ YiiK ^.^4 I'/lTff^ W-% .'iMAfl , IfaM}. \ rA' r ••% i/l^- m^M wlL Kl'/i : CLjV7 *&"•. <&. Y^mfy$ *4f$M'/£ .>->> *\r:tej M *k- W ~'"<M ^ ^ <j\i''i ; "i (*'i$* *«t-wi ''Al'-'\ ' { i|' ( •'> * Corn. IMS E» MA scuvrcr. UK. T. ». PIC, p. 0 rAT . CFF , f-30 Aflcr George paid all our hills he said we'd have lo boost \our income .sonic way, so I hope you won't mind if we' happen lo win a little from you tonight!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD ByWBBu* r» '""ad oHhe Punch Navy Packs Tho U. S. Navy's powerful one-two punch, so greatly feared by the Nips, is symbolized in the photo ft)0ve by the IC-inch guns on a Missouri-class battleship and the huge aircraft carrier in background. They're part, ot Ad ml. William. Halsey's hard-hitting Third Fled Announcements The Courier News has been au- ;horlzed to announce the following :andldacles lor the Municipal Elec- lon In April. Municipal Judge GEORGE W. BARHAM FOR SALE CONCRETE STORM SEWER ALL SIZES Cheaper Than Bridge Lumber Osceola Tile & Culvert Co. Phone 691 Osceola, Ark. NEA«; SOWLINSSREEN,KENTUCKY. IS ONLY 700 FEET LDNfr... AND Its DEPTH IS AVK5 THAN HALF ITS LENGTH. Blytheville, Ark. /VOO/V ONLY THE YEAR... AMD IF YOU LIVE OUTSIDE THE TOKKICSZONB, A3,23O-,WI.E-WIDE BELTAROUKD THE EARTHS -MIDDLE, THE SUN IS Whole sole your worn footwear for Winter ami obtain sturdy ircf resisting sote, .src.itly lengthen- In^ the shoe's .life. .• -• '. 5%?^^ FARMER WHERE'S-ELMER we have plenty of Irnn Roofing and Itaugli Cypress liarn J'inibers. ANSWE«: Pennsylvania. 3 Year FHA Terms Buy Your Winter Supply of WOOD and KlNDLi! While It U Available. PLANTATION OWNERS' SPECIAL PRICE ON 100 RANK LOTS'! BARKSDALE MFG. CO, Phone 2911 i I j ! j GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPI 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing »nd Tire Repa WADE COAL „„. N. Hw?. fil CEILING PRICES Phone'22!! -li^l'l' M'lul month lakes Ihc most.heating fuel? © In HY ERSK1NK JOHNSON' NKA Staff Concspontlpnl HOLLYWOOD.—Having suffered 00 long watching night club floor sho*s in; the' movite,, \\a are liau- •>y to report'today flint \vb have 1 savior, Bert Grnne.t, the H'KO ircducer. Granct figures tlint If fill the floor shows in night club scenes were put together they would total just about O.MD.flflO feet of dullish film nntl f)9,D!)9,!»D bored audiences. When thc script of a new tilm. "Those Endearing Ycmn» Charms,-' called (or a ni»hl club sefnicnce. Producer Granct vowed he would (to something about i!. The necessary scenes with Robert Young and Lnrnliic Day take place in tiie "ight club all ri«ht. At (licir coii- clusion, Youni; calls over the waiter to the check. The waiter, Mirpriscd. says: "Dun't go folks — you'll miss thc floor show!' To which Ymm» replies, fervently. ' I" rot tic r, {hut's the bc^t ncxv** » — " " "" J t" 1 *.'" 1 ^ ITI&I*V I've heard all dav!" He iwvs thi- , Day '" A B " cst lurncrt to !>01> riifr-i- 011,1 tvin i™ !„„..., ' ter, not knowine him. iiiui SUM- check and the two leave. Hurrah! AWE-STJItJCK nKXNV JACK KENNY'S' incctms with AND frilS UWER.V STABLE WELL, I PACKED TH' KIDS HOME, BUT I DlDKH HAVE Trf NERVE TO AST HER. ID PACK ME BACK HOME, CUZ SHE WAS PACKIM 1 SO MUCH LOOT--I-UH- MEAM BORROWED STUFF--THAT SHE' DOM'T you THIMK 1 HAVE EMOUGH TO WORRY 'VSOlJT WITHOUT YOU PUTTIMG OM A SHOW LIKE THIS? , I PRESENT THIS OSCAR. FOR "ftMSHlP-^-VOa VJOW VT BY SHOOTING AT A FWE-STORY BUILDING At^D SCORING A. WEAR. TERRIBLE: UPON) BLOOD PRESSURE 16 RINGING THE BELL- \WHY |v\OTHER& GET GRAY FDR in Washington the other day prompted his publicity aide, Hob Wachsman, (o drop us « note. Wrote Bob: ''Benny; got to shake FDR's hand ihcl it; was tiuile something for Jack fo be ns naive about it as some of the kids are when they meet him or Rochester. I expected him to break out and ask the President for an autograph any minute." Which reminds us of the time Shirley Temple visited The Chief. She was 10 mid had just lost a front Icolh. FDR told her not to feel badly about U, saying: "You know, Shirley, I've lost a few of my own and it. hasn't made n bit of difference—I still manage to .say all I want to say." We're hoping that "Night, anil Day,' (he ccte Porter fthnblogra- phy, will use our favorite Porter anecdote. Cole was at a parlv and the orchestra was playing ''Night " . tot knowing him. and said: "Just listen to thai song. Wouldn't you think that, guy Porter would have tho Initiative to get off Dial damn note!" IIAKPO'S HEAP And Hnrpo Mnrx likes to tell this one: One day he visited the Vermont home of Alcvnmlcr Woollcott, arriving In a broken down Model T Ford. "Just what Is that tlilnK?" nskcrt Woollcott, pointing curiously lo the wlieezln? car. "That," replied Harpo, with great dignity. "| s my town car." "Hninun,' commented Woollcott, "no doubt the town Is : Pompeii." ... j The O?.7.(c Nelson-Harriet nil- Hard airshon' is due for a book version. . . . Arthur Murray is so excitcci about his film debut in | "Crazy to Dance" that he's secretly Inking dramatic lessons. . . . "Drslinntion Tokyo" followed "Madame Curie." "Journey for Margaret" nnrt "Laura' in a newspaper poll of the leu best pictures of the Ian three years. "Well." said Jerry Wald, Its 'Producer. "Women nn!l children first, yon know." Ssrs Hdw fo i SVHJ llUff. vU«f Si home of SHERWIN-WILLIAMS PAIN7 DE LAVAL MILKERS and SEPARATORS GOULD'S ELECTRIC WATER PUMPS U. S. BELTING and PACKING CANDLEW1CK CRYSTALWARE COMPLETE LINES OF HARDWARE Phone 515, BlytheTllle, Ark. "0—THE YOVNO GIANT II T7OH abonl four decades o£ the last century—from 1810 until well into tho lS_80's—Chicago grew more rapidly in population and in commercial importance than any other community in (lie I K neither world. It was like ;i hcaviy lad hcld CIi whisky, gambled excessively, jXoimd themselves rich from tho danced all night, whooped and sale' of their land. As a meat- had who outgrows his clothes before he has had lime to yet used to them. One strange feature of yelled and fired guns and pistols frequently, with or without adequate incentive. Murders occurred too often to atlract much attention. nor minders liicago clown. In 1857, 20 years after its incorporation, the cily had 03,000 inhabitants and newcomers were still arriving this bulfon-bursiine expansion is ]'" a " unbroken stream. It had 10 reasonably expect the birth' of a !~ 1(nvci ~ degree. There were a dozen Domestic birds are infested with 40 different kinds of lice. ?-J.' Cold Piepargiii mclropolis. The town stood at the mouth of the Chicago river, which ot that time was too shallow for navigation. Thc land was low, wet and malaria). The ground on which the city'.- principal business section stands—now known as the loop—was a marsh only a few inches higher than the level of tlie lake. In 1837 the Illinois legislature had incorporated tho community as A city under the name of. Chicago. Its ame in popular speech was Slab Town, and so it was known far and vide. It was called Slab Town because every house in the co .ini'-nity was a'hastily flung- together, boxlikc structure of hoards or split logs. Besides Chicago and Slab Town the place had still another name, evolved from the experiences ot strangers \vho had unwillingly tried to das . across a street in rainy wealh r. By (hem it was called thc Mud Hole oC tho Prairies. The new little city had n popu- ' lation of about '1000, in .'.o tip chiefly ot lur traders, grain Iwiy- • crs, wagoners, blacksmiths, gamblers and shopkeepers—ai we'll s a lot o£ idle ..dvcnturci-s, jca I for anything <. tcopt h.-rd work. In manner or dcporti.v.u its residents were lik thr;e <-,{ '' - otilp'- . new towns ot tho Middle West ..They drank their tumblers ci£ vav banks, '10 newspapers and periodicals of various kinds, and 1500 business establishments. It was the terminus of 11 trunk line railroads, and more than 100 trains arrived or departed every day. It was no longer called Slab Town but the derisive name of „.,..,. Mud Hole of the Prairies still re- ^" ing center hicago passed Cincinnati. Seventeen huge. grain elevators, with capacity ot 12 million bushels, raised their tall heads alongside the freight yards. Chicago wholesale houses had become the largest f their kind, and their salesmen were, to be found traveling, all n r er the western stales, selling goods to a legion of retail merchants. Stone sidewalks -lad been laid in the downtown business section, but the rest 3f "the ciiy — even in the wealthy districts — still Irippcd along on planks. A huge sewage system had been established; it had only one serious fault — it wouldn't work. On the lake shore rose the .palatial homes of: tho new-rich; same of *hem were marble palaces. Along the Chicago river, maincd. After tvery rain the black prairie soil became n vast mud puddle, with shallow ponds of muddy water standing in the. strccls. In 1855 engineers and drainage experts who had studied tlie situ- tion concluded ll.at the only practicable solution vas to raise the whole arc? 12 feet above the level of the lake by covering it with fresh soil. It wns a prodigious undertaking, and Chicago tackled it with the energy c. muscular youth. Two square miles o£ land—streets, gardens, lawns and back yards- were L.enU.ally covered with r \\-l\\ Ihc ikcc" ior Iron t..c bed f cha.inel-deepeti- bly newconcrs. ing jcb was going o.\ at tho samo lime, • » . TOOTHING could stop the rush•'•' jnfl progress of the wonaev city o£ the Midwest, By 187 U its population hail trown t; c 300,000. Farms :-. ,1 were surrounutii \nc by thc dvancing city, uic. poor I Annapolw, Md. nd north, cst and the homes of tlie Ja- 1 .hem were muddy hovels, made of rough boards. The city was always full o£ strangers who had ocint '•) better their fortunes, ~r o jscapi. thc consequence f .luir usdecds, or to avoid vheir .icditors. But there, were Uso mr.ny decent workmcri who hoped to obtain work 'n a railroa^. hop or nn industrial plant, for Chicago employers were said to ,>ay higher wages than lliose prevailing in the cast. The boisterous city of glamor and mud, asy fortunes and loose spending, n]so atlrctect a swarm of gamblers and plausible swindlers.' Youiig -non who were just beginning heir careers, or who had not '>cen able ' nn a place for themselve at . MIIP \va proba- most numerous */, all th» One QJ. these young men was Jeff .Martini • 'ho arrived in Chicago the fall of 1871, having ./allowed com { F° m his N liomc town Of lai mcra, to Cieir own amazement) .{ITo Bo Continued)'

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