The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 3, 1945 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, February 3, 1945
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, •FEBRUARY 3, 194J5 ffHB'BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ,t ' / . THE COUKIEB NKWS CO. :. , ^ , - - H. W, HAIfiES, Publisher ,,-,- » , SAMUEL P. MORRIS, Editor : ", JAMES A. GATENS, Advertising Manager^/ • .Sole National Advertising Representative: r Wallace Wllmer, Co.,\New York, Chicago, D«• trolt, Atlanta, Memphis. '• . , , • , Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday ' Entered 'as' second Class matter, at the post- ofllce at Blythcvllle, Arkansas, underlet of Con- qress, October 9, 1017. •' ' . --. Served by the United tress SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier in I he city ol BlytheVllle, 20c per „ week, or 85c per month. ' ', .', "- By mail, within a radius of 40 talles, >4,IX) per " year, $2M for six months, $1,00 for three months; • by mall outside 50 mile zone, $10,00 per year - payable In advance. , Universal Training OirtJ»ire/.;oiie'may be intrigued by his remark that lie,, cioes, not want Ihe former position if there is danger that a "too little and too lute" man might get the financial atlfnlnt.slratovshlp. If llie jobs are separated President Roosevelt will,-of course, appoint the m'an to take over the'financial set-up. Surely 'Mr,'Wallace does not contend that he is the only available appointee who would not be a "loo little anil too late" man. Surely he docs not insinuate that the President would appoint such • ii person to that. job. Any implication that Air. Wfilla^'jacks faith in the President's appointive discretion must have been unintentional: IHDIOUNCP .It seems incredible, Ihdngli it is . true, that even today sincere, patriotic Americans, oppose! universal military training for able-bodied young men after this war. , Every war in American history has found us completely unprepared. Thus far we have blundered through and survived in spite of. ourselves. For this there have been three reasons. One, that our early wars were fought under conditions in whicfn highly complicated machinery did not' exist,. so that the native courage, ingenuity and initiative of individual men was at a . premium, Two, that until World War I our foreign wars were fought either on , our> own soil—-so that our enemies had all the handicaps imposed by ,the wide Atlantic Ocean—or against vastly irr ,ferio'r opponents. ':'.'•'. / ,\ - ' Three, that in the two World Wars our'allies in Europe were attacked first; and they managed to hold off our enemies until We could repair some of the , damage done by our failure-to prepare | in advance for .self-defense. In the present war our iillies, the British, almost didn't succeed ,ih holding out,long enough to save us.. Only Adolf Hitler's errors—his failure to invade while Britain was helpless, and , his attack upon the Russians—gave us ' time to conscript, train, arm and send troops overseas. • We can not count upon such good fortune forever. Each time, the margin grows smaller. This time—in 1940-41— , it almost vanished. If -.we were to relapse once more into (ho helplessness of 1939 to 1940, and to bo attacked by an enemy as powerful as Germany was then, oven without Japan, Ihe results would be disastrous beyond imagina- • tion. ' Germany knows that. Japan knows that. We can talk all we will about demilitarizing those nations permanently. Co'mmon sense tells us that such'a task • will be extremely difficult, and history suggests that it 'will not be done permanently. Forj,vhat this country gives to its citizens, one year out of the life . of every able-bodied young man, devoted to military training, is infinitesimal repayment. ; Mystery Solved Now we can forget the streamliner that was held for 07 minutes in Chicago for Col. and'Mrs. James Roosevelt. The mystery has been s6lvcd—and except for the mystery, the incident would have been only a oiurstory affair in the first place. . Col. Roosevelt told reporters he didn't send a telogram asking that the train be held. The conductor said he didn't send one. Yet one was •received. Now Col. Roosevelt admits that lie signed the telegram and says that the conductor sent it. Just a couple of slips of memory, presumably. S BY NtA SERVICE. IHg.-T. M. BEG. U. 5. FAT. Off; , Three Hungry Appetites With Three Different Tastes "Mtithcr, I guess what this doll needs is a shot of plasma!" SOTHgYSAY • THIS CURIOUS WORLD The drifts were so deep that leading dougl;-. boys who-broke trails had tochange off every '60 ymd^faggcd oiit.-^Capt. Max Zero of New York on'Western Front. '* * • The food situation try Jnpnn Is very dltflcult for hit foreigners, especially us regards suanr and fnts, both of Milch commodities foreigners 'receive Hi larger rations' than the 'natives;—John HjoHZberg-NoYdlurtd, Swedish vice cbtisill in Tokyo. • » '* It Is not difficult to find teachers of lltan^ tufc,-of'art, of o^mxisto. Bui it is ver(y difficult to find ft teacher who cnn tench the Interrelated nrts so Hint students may lie led to pcr- CeiVe their basic relationships.—Dr. Paul Klnppcr, president 'Qii'een's College. • "• * In the final stretch nil remaining belligerents will 'exert themselves to the utmost. We must bvnce ourselves, to the hard ordeal ahead nnd /win the war decisively, otherwise everything is :> lG5l:-"-Vic'o President Hari-y S. Tniinnn. : ; *•••••'-'-• I should hope to fihout we need nurses! I got excellent care from Ihe medics, but it would have been a lot more pleasant if there had been n few nurses where I was quartered.— T-Sergt. Ted Ellas of Fort Pah-field, Me., wounded airman back from Italy. * '• '• 'The danger (of a £300,000,000,0001 debl) Is not that the government, will go bankrupt. The important tiling Is that a debt of this size Inevitably compels government to intervene more nnd -more in the economic system.—Elliott V. Sell, New York Slate superintendent of banks. * • • The speed and surprise with which great damage could be done to our fleet nt Pearl Hnrbor Is only a mild warning of what might happen in the future.—Dr. Vnnhcver Bush, director Office of Sclenliiic Research and Devel- ONE OF THE , IMPORTANT ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, AVERAGES' 25O RAINVDAV.T ANNUALLY...,' 'WITH DENSE- FOS ON A\ANV OP THE DAYS WHEN NO, RAIN FALLS. WHATA\EN COMPOSED THE 3t& FCHSK. IN \VORl-D WAR ONE? T. M. REC. U. S. PAT. OFF. .MEANL.^ \ LITERALLY A ^rOO-DIAC/ . '...WITH THE ZOO DISPLAYING'; 'SUCHTHINSSAS BULLS, RAM?, -.> SCORPIONS, CRABS, ETC. }: ""* 2-3 ANSWER : T Woodrow Wilson, Clcnienceaii, Vittorio Orlando. • David Lloyd George, George 1 '.'.'. ....'.NEXT; .'Do.Slcp1ianl5'.tcscnt bciiiff fed (ohaeco?' ;"''ft . Announcements TKe Courier News has been authorized 'to arihouiic* the following candidacies for the Municipal filec- tlon In April. Municipal In the NnVy. he Was buried at sea with .military honors, 11 was announced. ' ' He is Survived-by his parents, Mr. and 'Mrs.'H. F. • Qoodson, now of Cleveland,. Miss.,' and several brothers and sisters. Visit Us In Our NEW BUILDING Located at 121 E. Main St. 1.1. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrjslcr Dealer - Farts & Service 121 E. Main Phone 21ZZ In Hollywood , . choice -of wain- taming permanently a standing army of millions; the other the peaceful democratic choice of giving every ablc- , bodied youth basic military training so that, if we do have to defend ourselves • once more, we shall not have to hope --that some friendly -nation -across the ocean will hold off the foe for a couple . of years until we can prepare. Little Faith 1 Without taking sides in the argument over Henry Wallace's aspiration to be Secretary of Commerce and also' administrator of the vast RFC financial f/.fj :••••:• •:••» i •• i ,• i • • •Dttsmess, bolu 'domestic and international, :'dOes need a largfc degree of freedom, ft needs 16 -be free from the domination of small groups that control and direcl the flow ol a large volume of money and credit.—Henry J. Kaiser, shipbuilder. * » . We can iafoly assume that the Japanese have access to Gel-man designs.. There is no reason why they should not soon be using rocket planes.—Arlcmus L. Gates, Assistant Secretary of the "Havy for Air. » « • If all able-bodied 'young men, year after year must have nillllnvy training, all should have supplementary exercises in citizenship, or the cro»n of -education of all those wtio do not. go to college will be a year in a military camp.— Dr. Isaiah Bowman, president Johns Hopkins U. I1Y EiiSKINK JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD. — Exclusively ours: Constance Bennett is con- ilting attorneys and will go to eno to' shed Gilbert-iRoland .as oon aj>' slid : completes' woVk 1 'jiri Paris Underground." . . . Paril- lovmt is taking no chances of in- illiiig Mexico in "Mexican Mas- uevade" the Dottie Lamour-Artnro e Cordova flicker. The picture has ix technical advisers including ne. Pancho Aliati. who was hired olcly to supervise the culinary cenes. . . . Louis Armstrong, elebraling 2C years as the nation's op trumpet player, iieads for Holywood in June for movie work. Tlie IBlue Network considered >luc-ncncilllng this Wendell Nilc-~ Don Prinelle gag, then changed iiind: Wendell: "I jasl got back b plane from New York." Prindle: "nid you liavc aiij- trou ble with priorities?" Ntles; "Nope, I Just wore my do tag." WOULDN'T TilTK . Which reminds us: Fayc Emei Our Boarding House with Maj. Hoople Out Our Way By J, R. William Whole sole your worn footwear for Winter anil obtain sturdy wet resisting soles, greatly lengthening IKe shoe's life. WELL, MOOSE-FACE, KrtovW BFUMEEKS j ,1 AIN'T BUT PAPA lAOOPLE SCORED BINGO VWEN ME e&TUE- ' -j I COULDW'T BELIEVE IT-- HERE WAS OSJE'OF OUR GREAT IWDUSTRIAL LEADERS IM BAGGY ) PANTS. HAIR ALII TOOSELEb, WITH HIS NECKTIE HALF OUT OF HIS VEST-AMD I HE - WEMT BE>OMD THE FIFTH GSADE- AM'-- VOLI MEAN YOU'D LIKE VOUR MA TO ABOUT TrilS BIG GUY.' COME OVER TO MY HOUSE AM' TELL. IT. TOO-- t HAVE A LITTLE TROUBLE LIKE MYSELF/ AND CEASE t>V=>tfcf\CtlN& 11TH DOLTISH WHERE ITS WARM AW COMFORTABLE AM' TELL US ALL ABOUT HIM--I LOVE TO USA'S. BIG MEN ERF ECW& COULD 8E ARW OR A T SP 6f?(\SP THE 6UCCEED CLIMBING T6EE9 ^ TO HIDE n (Col. Elliott Roosevelt's bride) it off the trnln at Pnsadena re- rnlrig from FDR's inauguration. Pasadena newspaper reporter lowed up at the station with a red-looking dog nnd tired to maniver: Hlip '-two into a photograph, aye ducked in a hurry. . . . Kiir. innnoii and Walter Kent nre •eather - conscious tunesmilhs. 'hey've just .written three songs. Having Fun in the Sun," "What Chnnge in the Weather" and Come Rain, 'Come Shine." i j Scenarist Stella linger complain- 1 j d to her maid thatohe could scrib- I le her name on the dust-covered r ables. "Gee, Miss Unger," said the naid, "it's wonderful being able 10 i'rite, isn't it?" George Glass, the P. A., has opened his own office to ballyhoo the stars. George Is the fellow who once bet a friend ?100 he coultl walk into any restaurant in Hollywood ana get a hello frofn a complete stranger. He Won the bet. •It's n cinch," he says. "'People in Hollywood are afraid not to wave back." Sterling Holloway will pro- Vide the voice of the shy wolf in Wnlt Disney's iiew dicker, "Peter and the Wolf." Before Clark Gable went to Ne* York on his last trip, Anita Colby asked him to telephone her sister, Francine, when he got to the big city. Ho called Francine and said, "Tliis is Clark Gable." Francine sntd, "Tills is Lana Turner," and hung up. BACK IN' CIVVIES Film studios nre beginning to get BUYING LOGS Oak — Pecan — Cypress — Cottonwood—Tupelo BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Rlytheville, Ark Phone 2911 GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPIMG! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repa** WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Pbcr.3 2291 Complete Super Service Station! GOOD GULF GAS AND OILS .. . GOODRICH TIRES . : . WASHING . . .LUBRICATION . . . TIRE REPAIR .... ROAD SERVICE. We are never too busy (o appreciate your business. BLAN HEATH 121 AV. Main AUTO AND HOME SUPPLY Phone 8Z8 WAY OUR PECPIi -LIVED frCo..l»14j \ CHTCAGiO^-TTlE YOUNG GIANT VI lire burned itself out , around 'midnight on Monday. (The "houses in more than three i srfuare,; m.'les ot 'life clty^^bout j 17,000'iiattses in all—were 'com- 'pletely destroyed. On the South jSide everything was burned as far south as East Eighth Street. 'From there an unbroken area of ; destruction ran on the North Side ;up to Fullerton Parkway. The i conflagration On the West Side ran from around West Twelfth Street ;up to Randolph Street, but not .farther west than Sangamon Street. The strong wind blowing from the southwest drove the fire 'steadily toward the north and east. There it burned its way to the 'edge of the city. Late Monday iafternc-pn a little rain tell and :that hc'lpod extinguish the fire here and there. ' About 100,000 people, or one- third of the city's population, were rendered homeless. The 'mimbou the breaks again on the nianpow- 'of persons who lost 'tti'eir lives is cr shortage with stars returning MnknOWn; only 250 bodies were from the mined forces. Honorable ' .found, but Ihe h.ea'f"vVas so in- include tense that many ii:1 btteV3 may Robert have been burned without leaving discharge holders to date Clark Gable, Glenn Ford, Montgomery, Louis HaywaVd, Bruce Cabot, John Payne. Craig Reynolds, Freddie Bartholomew, Alan Ladd and Richard Cromwell. George Murphy hasn't appeared irv n movie on his home lot,M-G-M, in over n year. Invited to n luncheon there the other day for Studio Boss Louis B. Mayer, Murphy was asked to say a few words. "With ;\leasure," he announced. "Tills is the first time I've been able to say anything nt M-O-M for IS months." Veteran Navy Man Given Burial At Sea E. E. Goodson, chief avtatitfn ma* chinlst's mate of the Navy, is dcnd of wounds received in the Pacific, . the Navy Department has notified .rT'rL relnllces. 'itSnt ti Veteran of 17 and a half years x* 1 *™* * a trace. The value of the prop erly destroyed has been estimated at $200,000,000. The face valui 'of the insurance policies on prop orly in the burnt area \vas nbou $88,000,000, but many insurance companies failed, and it is be licved that, the amoXint of th • losses actually recovered was im der $50,000,000. nplIE Hendersons had forgotte I •*- to bring chairs to the Park, s they had tft sit on the grass when ,cvor they sat down at all. The 'had just finished their picnic-lik {breakfast on Tuesday mornin and \vOre talking about the on .subject which held all Chicago (hat morning, rose fo h "We' might tal from now until idgment day, but it would get us owhore. It's all over, and beings to history. This is going t be a busy day for me. I in- end to rent a store, or a ware- ouse, or something of the kind ver on the West Side, as a tem- orary home for the Bully Barain House." "Do you think there's a future or Chicago, after this overwhelm-, disaster?" This came from eff Martin. 'Future! Why, a new Chicago vas born tiiis morning. A new Chicago, stronger, finer, richer ah the old one. "We've lost miles and miles o£ hanties," Henderson went on. Rickety wooden buildings that hould have been torn down years But the people are still here, and people make cities. These )eOple are going to make a finer and better Chicago. Come on, eff, if you want to take a long valk through the ruins and over o the West Side." Before they returned, late in he' nfternoon, Henderson hac •rented a store on West Lake Street, and had sent telegrams to tour Eastern clothing manufac- :urers to forward at once by fas freight, to Chicago, duplicates o' :he last orders he had sent them "These goods will get here ih about 10 days," he said to Jeff 'and by that time I'll have tha lousy store cleaned up a bit, tt\ windows washed and signs paint td. It will keep us going unti we can get into a new building Well, what about you, Jeff? Hav you decided what you're going t< do?" Jeff laughed. "You decided fo me this morning, Charlie,- whcr> you said a new Chicago, was born today. I'm going to stay righ here and grow up with the baby I'm going to sell furniture, know wore about furniture tha anything else—I mean what it worth,, the different kinds, an where it) buy it. 1 h^ve only little money, as you Haow, but n et along on it. I want to build up| business of my own." Henderson slapped him on the 1 ack. "Now you're'talking. Cell business of your own as soonl 3 you can. But let's gcrmoviiig.l must rent a house—if I can findl ne—for the family to live in, (nidi on with us, it you have no othcr| lans." "No, I'm homeless," Jeff said,! and haven't a slitch of clothesl ut these I'm wearing. I'll bel lad to go in with you and payj iy part of the expenses." PHEY did not find n house ihatl day, although they 'traversed! liles of streets in a hack hired! y the hour. It looked as if the! cfitire burnt-out population ofl Chifego was out in the West Side! ooking for living quarters. On I Vedncsday morning they resumed] he search, and before the day! was over they had rented a fall-I ng-down mansion on Chicago! Avenue. It was much too large, I and the roof leaked, and some of. I he floors were rotten, and the I plumbing was out of order, anfl I jas had not yet been put in. It I lad a spacious lawn, which at Ihe I time was littered with weeds and I trash. "We'll fix • t up," Henderson said cheerfully, and when I ivtrs. Henderson saw it she re-1 marked that it was lots heller) than sitting out in the park. By next June they were in their I new home on Willow Street, and I the -Bully Bargain House was go- j ing strong in a building on East] Washington Street, which was so I new when fhe Henderson outfit I moved in tliat the paint was hard- [ Iy dry. Jeff Martin, in his furniture I venture, was astonished by his I own success. He developed a I lime-payment lousiness thai eventually attained huge proportions and is well-remembered today, though under another name, by | the older generation of Chicago. THE END

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