The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 5, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 5, 1944
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fAGE FOUR CAR&J; COURIER NEWS TH£ BLYTEEVILLB COUXHK «|IB THB comma rnrwi oo. H. W. HAIN0, PUbUdMr BAUUKL P, NOBRIS, WJtor JAUB8 A. QATXNS, AdTertWnf Bcle K«tlon»l AdvertWm WjUtae Wltmer Cki., N*v York, Cbtafo, D»- frolt, AU*ate, Idemphli. PublUhtd Kvery Attetnooo Ixoept Iteadqr Entered u iwond dui nutittr tt th« port- offlee tt BIythevllle, Artoiuu, under Mt of CK»- tntf, October », 1(17. ' Bened by the United Pirn ~B0B8CR1PTION RAtlS By carder In (Ma cltr of BJrtberlU*, M« pr *eeKi or 8»o per irjonin. i;? mall. witliln * rmdluj) of W mUtt, »4.W jar >ur. 12.00 for tli months, (1.00 for three moatb*; ay mall outside 50 mile zone (14.00 per year payable in »dvance. •Strength and Versatility The day-to-dny news of American successes in Europe and Ihc Pacific are re-emphasizing how completely Hitler and Tojo niisjndKcd this country's capacity for waging a victorious war. Not only wore they wrong in thinking us : hopelessly unprepared, and so soft and divided that preparation was impossible. They were equally wrong in underestimating the skill and imagination of American commanders, and the adaptability and courage of American fighting' men. Enemy leaders thought we could not cope with problems of vast dis- (ances, unique in military history. With the help of our English and Australian allies, we have solved them- We have built up great strength and have combined it with great versatility of strategy and tactics. In Europe we have fought from street to street, and from house to house. In the Pacific we have attacked in great leaps of hundreds of miles. American arms and American brains are playing a major part in a successful European operation which combined inevitability of attack with utter secrecy of time and place. Our recent operations against the Japs have reversed that procedure. Time and again American forces have caught the Japs flat-footed with sudden, un, predictable thrusts. Now we have come to the point where Navy Secretary Forrcslal can confidently inform this country (and its enemies) that Borneo, the Philippines, Formosa and Japan arc next. Japan has good reason to heed this warning, and to fear it. Thus far Japanese industry has escaped the devastating force that Allied planes have brought against Germany. The 775 or wore Jap planes destroyed by our forces in the last 20 days of June represent not. more than a week's output, perhaps, of Japan's aircraft produc- < tion. But at this stage of the Pacific war, planes are of little use against us with out carriers. And against Japan's carriers we have recently dealt most ;• crippling blows. Japan still holds a great slice of China. But it is not beyond possibility , (hat our forces might be able to deliver paralyzing attacks on her industry and transportation without the springboard of a Chinese port- And while the Japanese homeland awaits the blow, thousands are hopelessly isolated in the inlands of his brief and too-far-flung ', ocean empire. Culinary Obituary No longer will G. I. Joe pause in the mindst of combat to tline on hash from <i tin. Hash has been taken off the Army's C-ration list, by popular do maiul. Meat, whole and recognizable, in combination with potatoes, beans, rice, noodles and such, has hiken its place. It is good to know that liiste SIK well ns nourishment enters into the planning of our soldiers' meals, even when they are of the most urgent emergency variety. Tt is good to know that even when at grips with the enemy, G. I, Joe retains ,1 discriminating palate. And yet, we'd like to say a good word for hash, It is an ancient and honorable concoction, worthy of a respectable place in anybody'.s cuisine. The (rouble, we suspect, is that Amer- ifniis developed ;tn unconscious, prejudice against it. Vaudeville may be dead, but the ghost of those gags must be lituinting the United States Armv- D-Day Life Saving The Navy has disclosed that in the first two weeks after 0-Day wounds proved fatal in less than 1 per cent of all wound cases. Army figures, though unannounced, arc reported to be'equal- ly heartening. For such news the entire country owes a debt of gratitude to the surgeons general of the (wo service*!. They prepared for the worst. Months ago they ignored the bitter complaints of a civilian doctor .shortage to train medical men for this campaign. They required and got the best of medical .supply. All this may have caused civilian inconvenience, even suffering. But can anyone say that it wasn't worth it? The Price of Alliance The report of the AMG public health Chief in Rome brings us yet another picture of the enormity of Nazi greed, rapacity and hcarUessness. One of every five persons in the Italian capital is suffering from tuberculosis, a direct result of Italy's "friendly alliance" with Hitler. First came the Italian contribution to Hitler's promised victory. Not only did the Italians pay with men and goods and raw material, but also with cold and hunger. Then the Nazis arrived in person, living as they always life, on the Country's best, while the natives endured new, acute, privation- The toll is only now-becoming apparent to us. Deficiency tliseases of adults and children are piled upon the alarming spread of tuberculosis. Thus did Hitler treat his friends and allies. What the liberating Allied armies will find in the countries that opposed Hitler is appalling to contemplate. SO THEY SAY What we need to do is to sec to (t thnl those who need Jobs hnve opportunity.—Brig.-Gen. Frank T. nines, veterans' administrator. » • • A foolproof airplane is probably like per- petim) motion—we'll never see It.—Ernest fi. Breech, president. Bcndlx Aviation Corp. » • • Let them have butter, but. no guns.—Norwegian Ambassador Wilhelm Mimthe dc Mor- genstierne. » • • Prance has been represented too often In fiction ns n frivolous nation where sly winks and coy pats on the rear are the accepted form of address. You'd better get rid of such notions right now.—Army's invasion guidebook. * » • _ The recent favorable course of the fighting seems to have iwrsnaded some people that the war is as good as won. and that 'accordingly they can throw up their war jobs and go back to civilian life. No nonbl mast of Hie men nt the front would also like easier and better paid peacetime jobs, but they arc sticking to the jobs they have i:ow.-General Marshall, Admiral King, General Arnold. ? hirBoaiding House•jghMajor Hoople Out Our Way SIDE GLANCES by Galbralth ss (he soap is all I forgo I, Mrs. Jones !^ Sorry, but;. i. you know there's o war on!" "£. .THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson- You CAM UNDERTAKE TO OVERTAKE A MOTHER CAR, " A.E.WEBER, The Busiest Man in the Russian Army lide with husband Sid Luft, Hie lest pilot, in Arizona the other clay. After n couple of power dives, pale- fnced Lynn yelled to Luft: "1 should have married an interior decorator." * • t Staff Set. Graham Stafford, son of Baby Snooks' Daddy, Ilanley Stafford, is hi a base hospital In Italy, lie »ns wounded in action ilurmjf a bombing ra j ( l w jf|i a Liberator crew. KcAd Courier wewa wuiit FOE SALE CONCRETE STORM SEWER ALL SIZES Cheaper Than Bridge Lumber Osceolo Tile & Culvert Co. Phone 691 OsccoJf, Ark. J. LOUIS CHERRY Representing NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE CO. BlythevUte, Ark. Itoaclics, Hats and mice eliminated. Contract service in pest control. Biddle Exterminators Free Estimates. 115 S. Third rhone |2751 / VESUVIUS ^ / IS ONLY MEDtOCRF IM SIZE, BUT BECAUSE OF ITS VIOLKNCe.K IS THE WORLDS CLASSIC EXA.WPLEOF EXftOS/VS Tff>£ VOLCANOES. NEXT: Quii-k change in In Hollywood BY ERSKINfi JOHNSON Nlw\ Staff Correspondent EXCLUSIVELY YOURS: Worlrt premiere of the movie bankrolled by Lou Costello, "A WAVE, a WAO and n Marine." will be held in his home town of Patcrson. N. J. Proceeds will go to the Red Cross land St. Anthony's Church, in which he was baptized nnd confirmed. Lou nnd Bud Abbott also will make personal appearances. • * * • Bobby Watson (Hitler in "The Hitler Gang") and his wife arc discussing a reconciliation. They've been separated for years. Chester Cotiklin, tlic silent flicker comic, is making u film romc- back in "Something for the Hoys." * * * Day before Bob Crosby checked into the Marines, Universal gave him a chuckle by issuing a formal studio call sheet, reading: "Picture —'All out for the' Stru- —Bob Crosby. Director—Uncle Sum. Costume Furnished. Playback: 'To the Shores of Tripoli.' Exterior: Islands. Intimate closenps: Crosby and native girls. Atmosphere: Marines and Japs." By J. R. Williams WES CAME DUI HERE TO GIT FROM OFFICE WORK-HE JUST SOLP ^ STEEU MILL 1M TK EAST A CO.V IW TH' WEST.' PAPER IM HIS HAWPS IS PER THE STEEL MILL, AMP THE ONES IM TH' AIR ARE PER TH' COW.' LESSEE-THERE'5 TH' BILLO'S-XLE. ONi COMMODORE: PERRY TAKIMG A FULL \^ilWG PITCH - AFTER. ALL WHERE'S THE SOW? IS HE (50IS5G TO RESTORE JUS \\)RECl< OF trie PEDIGREE. IWSPECTIOM, T.B. TESTS, BAWG'S DISEASE, BRANP PAPERS, '. AM'-- OLD -3ALT WATER. PULLER. MAMED LfsRSOKi An heir rtcluglnii orchids. to a Texas oil fortune Bonita Granvillc with TKAINEK CUIMMINGS Itobcrl Cummings is nou' training pilots in combat maneuvers at tlic Polaris Flight Academy at Lancaster, Calif. And nt one film studio so man executives are battling thai the secretaries siiy they're entitled to service ribbons. Star attendance at the Holly .wood Canteen has dropped to a shameful handful. I wonder if tin absence of Ihe syndicate photogra pliers has anything to do with it? Edith Vellous, the cx-juvcnil slar, am! Hal Clicslcr. one of th original Dead Kuil Kirts, will lisle: to wedding Ijclls soon. . • * * As an unknown, Anne Baxter first movie In Hollywood \vn "Swamp Water." They shot th film out of doors nnd Anne swel tcred. Now she's working ii swamp again for "Sunday"Dinne for a Soldier." Only now that she' n star, they've built Die swain indoors on an air-conditioned sonn stage. RKp has discovered that Larah Day is glamorous. They're givii her an all out "oomph" ndvcrlisin campaign for the dicker "Bride b Mistake." A local phony was boasting I Kuth \Varrick alioul his rnmaiu with an heiress. "I just Rave he a S'lO.OOO engagement rinj," he sail "How very nice," saul Kulh, "liti were yon .sure she could afford it? * • • A FKANKIK NIFTY Gags on Sinatra keep rollii along, latest is Kenny Baker 1 crncfc that Frnnklc is so thin he ca; look through a keyhole with bot eyes. Predric March is using the Academy Award Oscar he won for "Dr. Jekyll aud Mr. Hyde" ns a door sloppcr iu his dressing room on Ihc "Tomorrow the World" set. o • • K. T. Stevens, Sam Wood's (laughter, and designer John H.inibtclon have discovered each oilier. Humphrey Bogart says his household is just like Mexico—peace breaks out every week or two. WE FTI.L ALL DOCTORS' PRESCRIPTIONS AND SAVE YOD MONK! STEWART'3 Dm* Ster e A I^it Vhon* Htt Bprlrur and Summer T U N S - U P Save Gasoline . . . Save Tires. Get All-round Better Performance I T I. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler Duler Purti * Service 121 W. Alh Fhene Z1ZZ ALTERATIONS! Come to Hudson's for alterations of all kinds. We have three expert seamstresses on duty at all 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 WELDING! ~k Acetylene Welding * Electric Welding * Cold Welding Best Equipment—Best Machinists—llest Work Delta Implements, Inc. 606$ 3froiit "porch A Novel By':KETTI"FRINGS ' To Those Who Came, In Late: This is the slop/ o/ tohnt happened to Pinky Harrison after he was killed in a /oiholc. The scene is llrnvciily Bend Junction, hnt;-wniy jjoinl 1 rtiwen the Edrlh am! Biy Valley. Travelers stay here until (lien stop looking tinck to Earlli. Q.OD was thoughtful for n moment, then spoke again: "I've been going over this miracle book here . . . see, I always kept track, so I wouldn't repeat myself too often. People arc funny, you know —they like variety." "All the miracles are in there?" "That's right, son. Ami this time I've {jut lo pick Ihe light one. Not just any little old miracle." Now njjain, he began turning the pages. "Loaves and fishes . . . that's no good. Walking on water . , ." Again he shook his head. , "Maybe just a plain good old- fashioned one," Pinky suggested. A sudden idea liad occurred to him, was burning inside him. The old man noted Ihc eager look in his eyes. "Like what?" • "Like raising the dead." • "That is old-fashioned." . "That's why it would be good! Don't you see! They know what .that means! They'd remember from the last lime." Pinky talked on, persuading him, and the more : lhe old man thought about it, the more he liked the idea. | "That's what I'll do," he said •finally, closing the notebook and putting it away. "I'll send someone back—as a prophet loo, like I did last time." Lynn Bar! look her firsl plane . "Sir .,." Pinky stood before him tv, tense and pleasing. "Please, sir, send me." * * * OH once the old man hadn't been aware of what was on Pinky's mind. He'd been so wrapped up with his own conception of the idea that he hadn't gh'en Pinky's hope a thought. It hurl him now to have to tell him, explaining it as gently as he coulci. 'I just couldn't Pinky. I'd like to. But you're a full-grown man. I'm afraid they wouldn't lake much stock in yon, because you've done bad things in your life—not very bad, but you were bitter and discouraged at times. This should be somebody as pure as the day lie was born. Besides—" he hesitated a moment— "I sent a son last lime. This time T think I'll—" Pinky understood now, interrupted quietly, "You're sending our daughter back to Martha." Pinky turned away, struggled for control. But he knew the old man was right, perfectly right— and well, it was right for Martha, too. And maybe, for the world. "Where is she?" he asked quietly. "I'd like to hold her first, just once." 'Out in the Sqiwre, I guess. Emily found an old carriage in the attic, took her for a walk." Slowly the old man moved over to the boy, put his arm around him. "Pinky thanks tor taking it like this. And there's one more thing I feel I ought to tell you. It'll mean sending Timothy to take her back. He knows the way ... he knows Martha." "That's all right, sir." The old man got his hat, and they started for the door—just as Emily ran up the walk, calling in a frightened voice. "Father Father! Hurry!" * * * CAMMY GRASS had gathered ^ quite a crowd , . . and was opening his speech wilii lengthy nnd detailed reminders of (lie nuisances nnd disturbances from earth which they had had to put up with in Heavenly Bend June-, lion. But it was not this which had disturbed Emily. She led the old man nnd Pinky right past the crowd to a far corner of the Square, where Mrs. Johnson Hion were already huddled the Inrgo figure of n man lying* limply on a bench. The baby carriage stood by, forgotten for a moment. i Imploringly, God leaned over and shook the figure. "Timothy, speak lo me. Wake up'." "Just like dead," Mrs. Johnson informed him cxciledly. "rfol really, but like he'd been frightened, or had a stroke or something!" Got! didn't need Mrs. Johnson lo tell him what had happened. He 'new inslnnlly. Timothy hadn't made the Big Valley in time before the air battle night. "Timothy, please . . . don't you know me?" Sammy's rabble-rousing voice suddenly annoyed the old man, aud he turned and called angrily, "Stop, please!" I Sammy turned lo glare al him., got my permit! Look, I can talk." He flashed a paper at him. _ "I know, Sammy, that's all right . . . but please, just a minute." ; Sammy's audience, one by ona deserted him lo sec what was gt^ ing on up there by the bench. Timothy's eyes finally opaned. Such pathetic fright in them, as ho glanced quickly toward the sky, then up toward God. "It is over?" . "Yes, it's over, Timothy." : Timolhy struggled to sit up, but 1 fie was trembling, and kept watch, ing the sky. "You said il right, sir—last war was penny crackers compared lo this. fire- The noise! Pinky's eyes were on Timothy, sadly that great hulk of man, struck down, for the first time in his life, by fear. He watched God as he sat down beside Timothy, took him in his arms ns though he were a child, firmly held him, trying to still his tremors. (To 1 lie Continued)'

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