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I»AGBFOTJ» TBS BLYTHEVILLE COUMtt MSB THJ COURIER tarn CTJ, H. W, HMNB, PuMfcb* BAMUEL F. NORIUS, WlUJr JAIIBB A. OATEN8. AdTtfUdB* Bote NtUoiul Afiwrtiiini R*pr««4UUm! KlU*c« Wltmer Co., New fork, OUttft. ft*. frolt, AUMt*. PdbUibM fcrttj Afttrmooo *«x*l u leeonit etui ifcrtWr •* th* oort- «ttlc« «t BlrtSertUe, AittntU, wider Mt of <JWi- peo, Oclob«r », 1H7, jfr th« Onto* eDBSORIPTION RAT*B By carrier In the dtj of Btyttwttil*, Mi ft *«*; or BSo per njoatti. BJ mil. within i ndlui al 40 mile*, H-« p« MIT. uoo for tlx months, 11.00 for tiatt moatt*; uy m»U outside BO mile ions (10.00 per feu p»y»til« in advance. New Nazi Attitude Post D-Day reports from Europe indicate that the altitude of Nazi prisoners is changing, The AfVika Kofpa hoys were cocky even in defeat, sifre of victory. But today some of the captured Nazis, are taking a gloomy vieiv, as S. J, Woolf, NBA Service's artist-col-- •respomlent)..reveals in a recent .story.. Mr. Woolf made a trip from France to England aboard an LSt.with what appears to be a good cross-section of the German army. There were 28 in . the group, old soldiers and young, men •from c'vcrj' poiiit of the German compass. And they represented a variety of opinions. The older men were the most valuable and most discouraged. Others in the group were sullen, and ignored Mr. Woolf's questions, the youngster of the - bunch was defiantly pro-Nazi. Those who talked freely told the interviewer that Hitler's popularity passed its peak in the year he came to power; that only a third of the Gefmaiis still follow him; that the Luftwaffe is about done for. They even joked a bit at the Fuehrer's expense. Yet none of them seemed to regret, the war; they only regretted not winning it. Mr. Woolf reports no penitence, no shame for unprovoked attack or mass ' brutality. Safe from the Gestapo, some of'these .soldiers dared to criticize Hitler's conduct of the war. But of regi^ . mentation, pogroms, racial superiority, and a national policy of tyranny a'lid falsehood, not a word. . It is encourkginjj, of course,'to find that some Germans are beginning to doubt Hitler's infallibility. But it would be dangerously wishful thinking to conclude that these doubts are a portelit of immediate and general German cql- • lapse, or that they will detract much from the victorious Allies' long and painful task of trying to build a democratic Germany. These grumbling, discouraged soldiers are too typical of the lethargic German masses who, though not devoid of decency, blithely voted away their freedom in 1044. The defiant youngster is too typical of a German youth whose poisoned minds must be de-educated and re-educated. Too many of the democratic, actively anti-Nazi Germans (always a minority) are dead or exiled to make the job of German reconstruction anything short of tremendous- But the job has to be done if the world's future is to be secure. It Will take* much time and require much vigilance. And there are no apparent short-euts-^which is something to remember when the "soft peace for Germany" talk begins, as it surely rtill. Potrttflhi A householder's life everywhere !n .Germany is one or constant fear that the slightest noise n the house at night may be ail eScapKl prlswei . ready to slit our throaU if we make a move and betray his presnce.-A neutral from Leipzig Capitalism to the Rescue Detractors of capitalism might note that Soviet Russia is going to allow its citizens to establish small businesses for profit, as an aid to reconstruction. This happened once before in the early 1920's under Lenin's New Economic Policy, when private business helped to stabilize and increase industrial production after the chaos of revolution, the fact that cdmmiinistic Russia has twice reached for the lifebelt of profit- takmg in an emergency might persuade some of our comfortable parlor Communists over here that the American system has some merit. It might even convince them that abuses under capitalism can be corrected without destroying the system, It might, but it probably won't. Tonsoria! Corporations Probably you read of the 10 Passaic, N. J. businessmen who bought a barber shop and hired the barber for their exclusive use because they were tired of waiting for service. Well, they may have started something. Who knows but. the hnppy postwar world may sec hundreds of similar little corporations, made up of men of similar taste who, With the help of the barber college dean, may hire, young barbers and train them up to be the men of their tonsorial dreams. For men of the anti-conversation, anti-hair tonic, anti-bartender hair comb persuasion, it would be paradise. And the young man who could offer a dear second tenor with his snipping might be able to name his own price. SOTHIYSAY Strangely e'nough we have reason lo fear for on? technology. An Old World virus is In our blood and public opinion lortny is Inimical to technological progress. The old Incentive, once so potent, Is now nnemlc.— Eugene E. Wilson, clinlr- riian AGrbhtuillc.nl C. of C. of America. * * • People Say HVat 'rimhngemcnl' has (tone a splendid wftr job. But 11 hns been a one-sided job, with tremenilotis eiiiphhsis oil quantity. It has been a weight-lifting job, (\nd weight-lifting is npt Id mnke one imtsclc-lxmnU.— J. H. Van Deveiiler, president Iron Age. * •• • The United States stood nt the 'bedside when Finland v/sts born— we gave her life ns nil independent nation. She Is now commiUhig siiicldo.— Sen. Tom Gonnnlly of Texns, Foreign Relation chnlrmnn. * • • The one thing that can unite men of nil rnces is the gospel of peace, the only genuine relationship between huhlim beings Hint can keep them human.— Rev. Paul ShereV, New York pastor. * » • If.. It Is to otir Interest to see that the four freedoms gain general currency, we would better begin by learning how to apply such lessons to ourselves.— Dr. Everett. Cose, pie.sldcnl Colgate University. * * » IDere is only one practical wny lo overcome war. Thai Is lo learn Hie way of co-operation, of nations working shoulder to shoulder for common erids toward the goal of human progress and belternienl.— Assistant Secretary of State Francis B. Sayre. * * • The life-giving source of competition cnnnol be effective tinder bounties, special prlveleRes or political advantages. It will be far ivtfre xlse to measure our strength In tc'rnis of service, skill, efficiency and courage. With such Bttrlbntes, competition cnn Indeed be the spark plug of progress.— Henry J. Kaiser. • r • • • * .rue very existence of the robot bombs Is enough to show the danger if the Germans \\>eve lo be permitted to rc-nrm. Technically Dili fre.il'on could be perfected, nlul With thousands of these bombs being fired a day the results rtilght be other than those that can be achieved now.— Norwegian Ambassador Wilheltn Mi'nlhc de Morgelisticrne. SATURDAY; ,iui.A r; s; T944 SIDE GLANCES Doesn't Take a Mystic to;. Redd This Hand- •• x'The help situation ! is gellin" worse, and try as I will I , T^^y?W can't, get my wife lo reluxj'^^wnft^uivi-' THIS CURIOUS WORLD _ . ALTHOUGH ? GIANT OCTOPUSES " DO EXIST, USUALLY FAR OUT AT SEA, THE BODY OF THOSE SPECIES MOST COMMONLY ENCOUNTERED BY MAN SELDOM EXCEEDS THE SPAN OF A HUMAN HAND, WITH TEMHCIES . LESS THAN ONE FOOT LONG. IH WHAT YEAR DID NERO FIDDLED WHILE ROME WAS BURNIN& i> Q &? ac. p £«xi. A. Q gV. ^ g •^ t{ >*>, PRESENTLY LIMITED TO THE PACIFIC COAST, ONCE ./ THRIVED IN AREAS HOW '' OCCUPIED BY YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK AND PARTS OF THE COLORADO ROCKIES.. > tM T. M. REC. v, s. FAT. err. ^ 7-0 ' ANSWER: The fire occurred in 04 A. D., but,if Nero played it Wss hot on a fiddle, for tlic fiddle hadn't been invented. „ • NEXT: IIo«< was Bic Ben namcil'' ' " TARZAN'S NEW LADY .BRENDA JOYCE—She'll replace Mniircch O'Sulllvan In Ihe Tareaii plcturtes. It's her first ritovie In three years after having, two children. • * • - . BILL GOODWIN—A.. Hungarian ioiif writer hayiiis difficulty wilh BnRlish told Mill he wa's froiilg to Sail Francisco for the Vveek-eiiil. CiiHoiis about train reservations, Hill said: "Are you gttitig on the Lark." "Oh, no,' replied the tune- itli gravely, "it's stricllv oil business." FOR BALE, CONCRETE STORM SEWER ALL SIZE8 Cheaper Than Bridge Lumber Osceola Tile & Culvert Co. Phono 691 Osceott, Ark. • In Holly wood MY ERSKtN'K JOHNSON XEA Staff Currcspuntlcnt I HANS BURMESTER — A scen- ] arist, lie lias written a scnsationa screen play, "Dr. Rlinnicn's THE FILM PAR-ADE: Bobby -^.>..... ,."•-•, ui. nninnuiis vi Watson _ Former Broarlwny song slon," of the Danes' fight ngains ami dance man who plays Hitler German rule, n Paramrnmt's "The Hitler Gan_ " Bobby picked up Adolf's voice lones, walk and arm and head movements from ncwsrccls. How did he gel to [eel like Hitler, cmo- llonnHy speaking? Says Bobby: Tm strictly a morning coffee man- three cups, In fact. Can't, yet started right without my 'coffee. When I played Hitler I just went without it. I got reeling meaner d meaner." • * + FRANCHOT TONE—Alter play- Ing polished sophisticates all these years, Francliot cilicrges a roiigh and ready he-man,- slapping Merle Oberbn around in (he film version of "Dark Waters." • » ft BIU, GAKGAN—During liis en- Icrtainmcnt toini of 7!urma and Hill \vas lianclcd a menu marto ur> by an ima?liln(ive GI look. It read: "Memory of I'inc- apple Salad, Sliaiioii- of lieef Roast, l.cmon Slirajc 1'ic. )urBoaramg.House .withMajof HoOpk Out Our Way By J. R. Williams ESAD.OTSOM.' WE'RE SHOVING Off- <500r$ OW A CRUISE To AAV OIL PROPERTIES ACROSS Trte Lf\\<e.'~«-Sou MUST cowe ALOMG AS FIRST MATE AWO SOU MEED A REST.' DO A FACTOTUM BIT \\UCM ' - SOOMD MO' LIX£ MANPOWER OMER.TIW6 HOURS To ME -~~ 0UT VOL) LAMGUAGE LAX NlWTZ K^J DEM. a-;^?,'.,VL5:;^.eQBNi THii^Ty'YEARS TOO SQOM VIC McLAGLEM — Busy before the cameras, Vic left- Mrs. Vic to supervise the harvesting of 151 acres of bnrley and wheat at hi northern California ranch. Say.. Mrs Vic: "He's fro/en me to m> job." . KUCKEK — An ex-Ma rine, I.aihlie was injured whei tilcwn off a flat-tup in the soull racifio, rrccircd a medical ills charge. Now lie's acting witli Erro Flynn in "Objective Hnrnia." FOMIOI.E PREMIERE DINAH SHORE -Letter from th south Pacific reports unusual pre micro of her movie "Up in Arms, the film wns projected on a whit cloth hung between two cocoann trees. The audience consisted o seven soldiers peering out of fox holes. VICTOR MOORE—At 68 Vic - celebriUing his 51st anniversary a an actor and his 450th coined routine in "Ziegfeld Follies." NIGEL 11HUCE—Never drives n nutomobil? brcau.se of a leg injur suffrrcil in World War I. Bas Rftthbonc drives him bark an forth lo work for their rurrci: SherWli llclmcs film "House e Feat." • • » ELEANOR POWELL — No HIM pictures for Eleanor until 1945. Sh and hubby Glen Ford have a dat with the stork. » * * LYNN BAttt—Cold cream on he face, curlers in her hair and wear ing overalls, Lynn had her plctur snapped In the back yard by neighborhood kid. She now lins'th negative and the boy has a W Bond. • » • JANET MAKtIK—Republic slu dio's latest singing find who wlr stardom In "Call to the Soul Kcas." Jantl has a beautiful vole inherited from her molhcr, My SokolsVy, Russian opera singer. t * • CARMEN MIRANDIA—Introctiic cd to Frank Sinatra, she sal "What you got that makes girls _ scream for you?" "Keez one smar cooker," reports Carmen. "He say 'get's not what 1 got, eeU wha the girls got—great imagination.'" WE FILL ALL DOCTORS' PRESCRIPTIONS AND SAVE YOU MONET STEWART'S Druj Main A Ltk» St*r e Ffaoat Every type of sport shoe repair is mailc here where a w i a c stock of fine Icatlict.s aiirt materials plus highly skilled workmanship insure the smartest appearing rcsuV.s combined with top-notch wear and comfort. Moderate prices. Gin Supplies AT PRESENT our stocks of repair parts are as coriV- plete as (luring pre-war limes! Put your plants irl shape for Fall NOW. WE GIVii SERVICE—call ti4k da.Vj night of Stitulayi * Belting * Belf Lace * Steam Packing * Pipe Finings * All Size Pipe * Crane Valves * Gin Saw Files and Gummers Hubbard Hardware Co. Serving Blytheville K Years GOOD HEALTH DESERVES THE BEST WATER; Bad Health Demands It Over five million American Homes have ordered liie Famous MOUNTAIN VALLEY MINERAL WATER From HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS. It is reliable-^au'aiil In treatment ot Arthritis, Rheumatism, Kidney, Bladder, anil many intestinal disorders. It stimulates Kidney elimination. For Particulars, Free health booklet. CROSSTOWN WHISKEY SHOP RTafn A nivisiDii t Blyllieville, Ark. Have Equipment Fixed Now— PAY NEXT FALL Have (ractnfs and fnrm implements.' overhauled and repaired NOW while parts can he secured and our shrjps can do (he work - . . DON'T WAIT FOR THE RlJvSH SEASON. We'll take fall billing on the charges. Delta Implements, Inc. ,A Novel By:KETTI;FRINGS, Blil. Hill. Ivolir rrtiiBS-'-nislrlliuIrd, 10-M, NEA Strvtcr, Inc. To Those Who Came In Laic: This is the sloriy o/ iijliut Jmp- pcned to Pinky Harrison after he was killed in « foxhole. The scene, is Heavenly Bend Junction, Jifllf-iuny point between the Earth and Big Valley. Travelers slay here until flicy slop looking liaek lo Earlh. 'T'liE voice began. It was a well- known voice-, a fine voice. "Ladies and gentlemen." The voice paused a moment, then resumed, seriously, somberly. "Every evening, you arc used to hearing me over these stations, at this hour, giving you the latest news from the battlefronls of Hie world. . . ." Again Ilio voice paused. "* God groaned. He certainly didn't waul to inflict war news on his people. "You don't have to listen to that part." he advised them quickly. "Just \v,iit till he gets (o us, if he gets to Us," he added nervously. "But tonight, I'm not going lo do thai," the voice continued. "Tonight I'm going to tell you a story that .1 heard just 10 minutes fig:."' God held his breath, scarcely daring to hope. "I say it's n story. Maybe it's more. I'm not sure," the voice admitted simply. "But if it is true, then it's a miracle ... a miracle which occurred in our land, here today, just a few hours ago." Little Phillip rushed eagerly to God, clnspert him around the fcnecs. "What's he saying, Granddaddy?" "Sh-li-h, darling, lislen." lie lifted Phillip on his lap, hoping to silence him. + * • *«TN a great hospital, in a small room," the story unfolded, "there are four young mothers . . . Elizabeth, Katharine, Helen and Mai'tha. Martha's b'aby was the ast t6 be Dofll . . . t\Vo days ago. The baby lived for only a few nours. For a day and a half How, Martha's arms have been empty." "Who's Martha, Grandctaddy?" Phillip again interrupted. "Sh-h-h." God palled him, hekl Ihe boy close. "Every few hours she lias watched the other babies being brought to their mothers. She watched them as they nursed and cried for her loneliness. Tlie other three felt sorry, tried not to look at her, felt guilty about their own happiness. "But late this afternoon, they looked, and Martha was smiling. Not at them—at her own baby as it lay there in her arms . . . her own little girl . , . alive . . . and hungry. How did she get there? No one knows. But it is the same baby •. . . and the small white coffin which awaited burial is empty. "There is no news, ladies and gentlemen, more vital than this. Soldiers and their generals, statesmen and people in high and low places ... all should slop to contemplate this story . . . and some will perhaps believe that it is more . * . for when the baby was discovered, she held, tightly clutched in her hand, a harmonica. And on this harmonica, scratched with a knife, are the initials of the baby's father, who died three days agd ... in a foxhole, in Africa." The voice paused again, then continued. "Ladies and gentlemen, I have not nearly filled my 15 minutes. With youf indulgence, I should like to devote the rest of my allotted lima to silence , . . that you and I may sit quietly and think of what this might mean. Might it not mean that God is still in his heaven, and all will again be right witli the world? The young mother must feel this way for slie has named her baby Hope "1 like to think of it this way, I hope you will, too." * * * N the silence which followed, it. • was a moment or so before God could speak. And when he did, his voice was husky"You can turn it off now, Emily. Thank you." Then he turned to look at Pinky. "I'm sorry about the harmonica ... I forgot to tell you. I took it with me." ^. "Did she ask anything abounT me, Father?" '' "She sent you her love. Pinky." Pinky looked away and swallowed hard. "Well, it's been a long day," the old man sighed. "I think I'll turn in early." He ruflleil Phillip's hair. "Time you were in bed too, isn't il, youngster?" Betty Alferton moved down the steps, took the sleepy boy from him. "Certainly is. Come along, darling." "Father?" "Yes, Julie?" "f saved some supper for you." "Thanks, Julie, but I'm not hungry." Then he looked around at all of them, shyly, happily. "Too exerted lo be hungry, I guess." "Well, I should think so!" Jehovah exclaimed fondly. "You know, now that you've done this, you might have some ideas for the rest of us! In fact," he added eagerly, "I was thinking we might get together tomorrow and lalk it over . . . have lunch, maybe. On me!" "Be glad to, Jehovah." "Then I'll speak lo the othe U boys. Have one of our regular old ^ meetings again." "Enjoy it very much." Jehovah leapt up. "Come on, Moe. And how about you, Matt— want lo come along, help pass out the invitations?" The hurried exodus of these three set the gale to swinging and cieakiilg. God went down to the gate, stopped its swinging with his hand. "Julie, bring me the screwdriver. Oh, and Matt!" he called after the last retreating figure. "Yes, sir?" "What I was thinking . . . you might dust up the ofllce tomorrow." ^< THE END

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