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fAGE FOUB EBB1LYTHJSVILLB COUMFI JJ1SB 1 •' THB GOURDES NKITi CO. "; 'i H- W. HADW, ftiOOui BAlfOKL V. MORRIS, Editor JAMB A. QATKN8, A<uerU«Ui« ' ' 6oU NtUonml AdTtfttaof fT-jll»c« l Wltmer Oo, Niv Tori. hctt, AUuti, D»- •v Published Every Altenoon *xc*p» eundaj JLat«ed u »*COE<J rJin matte/ it the pact- efflcc »t Blytoevlile. Arkamu, under art of Oat- gnu, October t, 1117. SerfM bj the Onlled Prwt BUBBCRIPTION RATIO ' By carrier la the cltj of Blythovlll*, M* par MCl, ur Mo per uiuuia H} will, irlihtn » radius of M mlln, MM pw r«*r, «2.00 for ill months. (1.00 for three month*; uy'm«U, out4lde 50 mils con* 110.00 per fear {»7»ble In •drama. Whiskers in the White House ? Somebqdy figured out the olhcr day that•-.Thomas R. Dcwey, if elected, would be the first mu.staclicd president m.82,yeais. That is interest ing as far as*it (joes, btil it doesn't go far enough. Aftei all, the subject of whiskers in the White House is not one to be dismissed casually. So, without'splitting hairs over the matter, we propose, today to give you a sorrieVhat fuller exploration mid documentation^ In"the first place, it should be noted Qiat.Mi Dewey's mustache is quite in ttiS.'ti'a'dition of his party. For the first presidential whiskers 'came to the White House on the chin of the first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln. Before-that, the people of the United States^ had elected smooth-faced presidents with monotonous regularity for 72 years, from Washington to Buchanan. (Sideburns don't count in our statistics ) Since Lincoln there have been a dozen. Republican presidents, and three different Democratic incumbents. And a non-partisan lota) shows that the hmoolh-faced chief executives are in the minority 7 to 8. In fact, until Woodrow Wilson started the clean-shaven vogue in 1912, whiskers, of assorted sixes and colors had been'a familiar sight at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue except in the administrations of Andrew Johnson and William lUeKinlev , .-' ' V 4 $ t- * -s- '"? ';• V> ' '" 1 'Tnere'S* no dodging' the fact 'that whiskeis aie pietty much of a Republican piciogalive Grover Cleveland was the"first and only Democrat of the post- Lincoln fieiiod who didn't give the barber, caite blanche.'Ho also was the first president to confine himself to a nuis- ^Of the 1§ Republicans, eight traneers;to the razor or had'only a sciapii'ig acquaintance. \ (.f^to styles, .the presidential whis- kejS may^be classified thus—chin whiskers,-Lincoln, full beards, Grant, Hayes;, Gai field, Hamson; mustaches, Cleveland, Thcodoie Roosevelt, Taft. The mustaches might be subdivided as fol- lows,—Imndlebai,'Cleveland and Taft; sciagglv, Roosevelt. ^ Th'at lea\es Chester A. Arthur unaccounted foi. He sported the fanciest spinach of them all—the shave-chin Style aLso affected by General Burnside, JSmpeior Finn, Josef of Austria, and the creator of Swamp Root Tonic. *, Scalds liguicd in two close elections §nd broke even. Bearded Rutherford B Hayes beat smooth-shaven Samuel J ; Tilden by a whisker in the House of Repiebcntativcs. But the elegant chin adornment of Charles Kvans Hughes couldn't save his early lead over Wilson m the 191G race. > Thai's all. We jnsl thought • vou ought to know. ELYTHEVILLB, (ARK.). COURIER HBW| Bonds.and Ballyhoo At a bond rally of the New York Curb Exchmigo, Fred C. Moffatt, its president, expressed the opinion that "stark reports from the battle fronts" ruther than "theatricals" should be the pursuasive factor in the sale of Wai- Bonds. Many will agree with him. There is certainly a great deal of incongruity in bond-selling promotion, ranging from the theme of war's full tragedy and horror to such ballyhoo as three-way \\\K> league ball games and glorified bank-night auctions. The Treasury Department is known to deplore the bad taste of some bond- scllinj* methods. Its own campaign for advertisers is invariably dignified, and it still believes that individual solicitation is the most potent sales method. Bui the Treasury knows that different people need different kinds of persuasion to make them reach for their pockolbooks. It also knows lhnt though some workers may use an awkward or undignified approach, their patriotism is uiiqiieslioncd and their results satisfactory. So the Treasury hasn't interfered with the different sorts of iocal or impromptu rallies. After all, the point is to sell War Bonds. And they are being sold—and bought at a rate ahead of the last bond dr.ivor Rosults still count most. And even the most falidious'can find satisfaction in the spectacle of Americans over-subscribing one immense quota after another with high spirits MS well as a knowledge of their serious obligations. 80 THEY SAY Tlicce who think that all we have to do is win a military victory nnd then return as quickly us possible to normalcy— normalcy boliiB for them the freedom lo Indulge in just the snme practices timt have produced the crisis— lire In lor a bitter disillusionment. — Rev. Herbert Hilcheii of Boston. • » • We have got to net back to n free economy, and our reconversion plntis nuisl be shaped In the light of that fuel.— William L. Ball. WPB vice chairman. » » • We've developed Hie game to where strategy has lakcn the plncc of muscle nnd condition nnd , maybe we've lost something In the .process. Let's gel these boys tu shape nnd maybe fit tiie same lime we can tench them that It's hard work nnd discipline that makes a winner.— Clnrence • W. Spears, U. of Maryland football coach. • « » There is still a tough fight ahead ol us. The war Is not yet won; It will be won Ihe sooner If everybody In war work sticks ta his job till complete victory has been attained— General Marshall, Admiral King, General Arnold. • * • We clearly have air supremacy over the battle zone and Its environs. German air strength even over Industrial polnls In Germany appears to be approaching a state of thinness.— Secretory of War Henry I,, stlmson. During the past year more than three million babies were born In the United Slates with the lowest maternal and inlant death rate in nur history— nnd this in Ihc midst of war! The wartime health picture of our country Is mast snlis- faclory.— Dr. Herman Krelschmcr, president American Association. • • * The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it Is right, the spirit which seeks to understand the minds o[ other men, which weighs their Interests alongside, its own. —Federal Judge Learned Hand at New York. » * 9 Take your hats off to the past, but lake your coats off to the future— Rep. Clare Boothc Luce o! Connecticut. • • • The present struggle has made manifest, to all that totalitarian war aided by modern science lias become so deadly and can be organized on so wide n scale that unless humanity exterminates war. war will exterminate humanity.— Assistant Secretary of State Francis B. Sayre. THURSDAY, JULY 6, 1944 Sauce for the Gander f* * • by Galbraltk SIDE GLANCES , , Something about that huddle reminds me of Ihc old (lavs \ wlien one of otir men ciunc in oil' Ihc road with a hiand- i. uew story!" „.. THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson Of- THE FAMOUS SAK6AS.SO SEA GROWS IN THE &<!//./"=• Of AND IS SWEPf INTO THE >m.ANnc BY THE. 6ULF STREAM. COPR. IJH BY HE* SERVICE. CAN VOU NAME CANADA'S _ PKA/KIE £>&O\//A/CJSS /* MIKE KELLY INDIANAPOLIS BASEBALL AWNA6EK, ONCE BEGAN A GAME CATCHIN& FOR TOLEDO AND FINISHED If - CATCHIN& FOR LOUISVILLE, T. V. RIO. U. s. PAI. OFf. ANSWER: Alberta, Manitoba ami Saskatchewan. NEXT: When is a map a chart? In Hollywood BV KKSK1NK JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent The hardest part of motion ptc- .iircs is gelling In Ihcin. Ask Waller Slcv.ak, Ihc gentleman who scored such n hit as the Nazi submarine captain In "Lifeboat." Such goings-on. He was mistaken for his father, congratulated on a screen lesl he never made, am! once discovered to his horror that his agent had lost him in a "golf nine. Waller Stezak tried to get in pictures for 12 long years. Made yearly trips to Hollywood between plays on Broadway. Changed agents nl- rosl as often as he changed shirts. But. nothing happened until director Leo McCarcy remembered him In a play he'd seen in 1932 and casl him as a inonoclctl barou iti "Once Upon a Honeymoon." Then it was a riot. Irlcd lo sign him. Eight agents What Waller Slczak has lo say today about Hollywood agents ran- !noi lie primed In full. And you 'can't blame him. They kicked him nroiiml during those 12 years tin- *ur Boardingjlouse< wnhMajor Hoople Out Our Way By J. R. Williams /THER& WA&S VOOST A ^^i^f 6/iii '2 KC^\T\ ' / " C3 i - _••--. . _ ... • • LinnLP HOI P- l\\ Uco I/-T—i A^f . J * f-^AD, LlEp, t. PlLOTfrH ^ /1\& /=,/-« iTo ~-r/n r>xr>L/\ /^.r- * • i T. .. r-T-T- A ~* / . . "T \ " VDOST A . OFF OF REWT PRICE -"VOU I c, & ,, v. - RUMDEP - ' JIJ PW f*0\V OR BEFORE YOU I \ u>.\'fi'J 1 ftn' — 5A.V, VOli KriO\S! /<-"„'.., 1 M GCTM' TO PARK IT FAOMG OUT OF TH' OARAGE-- IT'S SO MUCH EASIER TO BACK IW THAW \NO SO \ DO vou-- r AMD WE'LL <,_ MERELV \ SHUT THE I DOOR.' / OF ALL TH' PAT- HEAPED IDEES.' EASIER TO BACH IM THAKI OUT. WITH A OARAGE DOOR TO BACK —I THRU.' LOOK OUT NOW--THIS DOOR GOES IMTO TH' KITCHEM: WHY MOTHERS GET GRAV til his morale was almost, at the breaking point. That golf game, for Instance: "I was 'under contract to thij agent lor almost a year withoui even! hearing from him," Wallei said. "Then I came to Hollywooc oil; one of my annual trips from Broadway, went to his office am his girl directed me lo another agent. 'He's representing you now, she said. Later I learned my agcn 1 had run oul of money while playing golf, had bet rue against a client owned by his other agent My agent lost by a putt." LOOK WHAT YOU MISSED! Walter hnsn't since seen thi, gent who lost him in that gol. Biimc but he's anxious to meet ui with him—to show him his salars checks from Snm Goklwyn for h current role with Bob Hope in "The Princess and Also from the Pirate." a few other acthii chores in "Till We Meet Again,' "Lifeboat" nnd "Step Lively." Then llicrc was thai lime Walte was congratulated on the excel lence of a screen test he didn' make. One of his ngcnls siicceedci hi gelling him H screen test a M-G-M. The test was lo be mad with an Important European star also new lo Ihc screen. But altc three weeks of rehearsing the tcs the studio decided 'he opera sla nwr would be able lo act nnc cancelled the tcsl. slez.ik was los Leaving Ihc lot, he bumped hit his oig shot, agent, walking will studio boss Louis B. Mayer "Hello," beamed Ihe agent to Wai ter. "I saw your test In the pro jectlon room this morning and yo were great—terrific!" Walter said he didn't have th heart to nfk how the agent coul have seen a lest lhai was nol pu en, film. He jusl nodded his hca nnd said nothing. "Next day,'' h said, "1 got rid of that phonv." SING ANYIKHV, WALTER On another occasion still anothe agent telephoned waiter nnd lol him lo rush right over to a cer tnln studio. "You're up for a grca part," said Ihe agent. Walter rush ed over' to the studio and vva msheri to a stage where "a 100 piece symphony orchestra \vas tuning up. 1 "We'd like to hear you sing," said 'one of 'the executives. "But I don't sing," satd Walter, blankly. "Don't kid. us," said the executive. "What would you like to sing. You can take your choice." U finally became clear that .the igent, and the studio had confused Walter with his father, Leo Steak, n-ho once sang slurring'roles at the \letropolllan. ' ••' • . . 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Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Phone 2291 WELDING! •k Acetylene Welding * Electric Welding * Cold Welding Best Eqalpment— Best Sfachmists—Best Work Delta Implements, Inc. A Novel By KETTI FRINGS M. 11)11. Kcm frliiRn—tlhlrlliulciI. Ift«4, NBA .Service. f nf . To T/iosc Who Cci?iie In Laic: This is the story o/ what linp- Jicned to Pinky Harrison after lie was killed in n foxhole. The scene is Hcaucjili/ Bcntl Junction, halj-way point between the Earth and Dig Valley. Travelers slay here until thev stop looking back (o Earlh. ' * * + XXII gAMMY stood watching them, with his hands on his hips. "All right, he's going lo be okay now. Can we go on now?" "No, you can't go on," God told him firmly. "There, you see! You don't want (o listen!" Exasperated, Sammy turned to the others. "Sure, the old guy got scared. I was just coming home, and I saw him from the porch. Starting out for the Big Valley and stopping to sit there on the bench for a while, arid what happens? You all heard what happened. Only he gels caught out in it! Well, it can happen to you sometime, too. . How long arc we going to let this go on, huh? You listen to Sammy, and I'm telling you, you'll know what to do!" He began to move back io his soap box, as he talked. "What I say is 'to hell with earth' . . . let's wash our hands of the whole damn thing! They're getting their wars closer to us all the time, so let's move .out . . . that's what Sammy says!" A few, puzzled and inlercsled, began to talk up to him. "How do you incari? Leave here?" "Sure—build ourselves another place, further up. Get really high this lime, and I mean high And cut 'em olt ,;, (o hell with thorn. Cut the train service. Evacuate this place. Leave 'cm to stew their own juice. To hell with them." Emily, as she listened, shook her head. Jt reminded her, in a way, of speeches she had' commented on back in 1937, 1938, 1939 . . . isolalionisis shooting off their mouths. "You can't do that, Sammy! The world's trouble is our trouble! Isn't' that right Father?" She turned toward the bench, and stared. Only Timothy was there. Nearby, the baby carriage was empty, too. They all saw it now, and were puzzled. Only Pinky knew what it meant. He turned lo Sammy, and. said quietly: "You've got to wait. . . . You've got to give him another chance!" * * * TTIE fragrance of the wisteria ' was sweet that night, but nobody noticed. They wailed on the porch: tense, craniitg forward, listening for every footstep along the nuiel street. Little Phillip Allerton was swinging on llio gsto, and the gate creaked as visual. After a while, Betty Allcrlon couldn't stand it any longer. "Phillip I wish you wouldn't do that." "I got to keep looking for him, don't I? There's somebody now!" But it was only Malt shuffling toward them. "Did you get Timothy back to Ihe Big Valley?" Julie called down lo him. Matt nodded. "He's going lo be all right. Havon'l see any signs of the old man?" "That's just what we were going to, ask you." Mall shook his head. "I went oul to Lookout Point twice, but it's windy waiting out there." Julio sighed. "Well, come up here with the rest of us." "Why doesn't somebody look j through the telescope?" Matt sug- ! nested. "We looked," Pinky told him, "but the smoke's so bad.you can't see anything." "Couldn't sec him anyway," Mrs. Johnson reminded them. "Nobody can sec him when he goes to earth." i "Wo could have told about the V- baby, whether he got her back or nol," Ada pointed out. "Yes, I suppose." ; "Well, I don't know." It was' Julie's turn now to shake her head. "I got the funniest feeling in my bones." Emily shuddered. "Julie, don't say that." "It's true." Then Julie rose quickly, peered down the street. "Who's thai?" "Hello, Undo Lawd," lilfle Phillip called eagerly, recognizing him al once. He could always fell by the way his coat-lails swung. De Lawd loomed inlo close view. "Hello, sonny." Then, em- ! barrassedly, he glanced up to- jward the others. "I'm sorry, everyone. I don't mean to be (coming by here like this all the jtune, but it's kind of important lo all of us, you know." I "'Course it is," Julie assured , him warmly. "We'll let you know the first thing. Oh, and look . . ." she picked up the. napkin-covered. | plate that was beside her, took it : down lo the gale lo him. "Want j lo take this to Hose? Nobody atei V | very much here tonight. Shame *•• ' to let it go to waste. Got whipped j cream on it." I De Lawd smiled gratefully. I "She'll appreciate that. Well, I we'll all keep hoping. Let me know." And of! he went. Half-way down the black, he met Jehovah and Mr. Calerwaller, walking arm in arm, in the friendliest of fashion. "No word yel, Cousin Jehovah," De Lawd told him, and went on toward his house. Nevertheless, Jehovah and Ca- lerwallei 1 continued on down the block lo God's house, wailed there with the others, silting on the steps. (To Be Continued)

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