The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 5, 1945 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, February 5, 1945
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BLYTHEVJLLB' COURIER NEWS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1915 "-THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W, HAINES, Publisher ' SAMUEL F. NOHRIS, Editor ; , JAMES A. GATENS, Advertising Manager - ~ Solfe National Advertising Representatives; ,', Wallace Wltnier Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis, Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday ol&i/teM, Reproduction la thb Mltrnn »t edlUriata turn MWQNipwi •«•«• »M MeeMtiir •>•>• b Ml Kto**Wia«nt «< **• to tta i Entered as second class matter at the post- ofllce at Blythcvllle, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 9, 1917. '~ Served by the United Press ~' SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the. city of Blythevllle, 206 per week, or 85c per month. By mail, within a radius of 40 miles, 14.00 per year, $2.00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $10Xw per year payable In advance. Flight From Reality I UDiaUHCB Adolf Hitler -lias twice addressed the German people by radio since the Allegdd attempt on his life last July. Oii__ tlie first occasion there was some doubt s to whether it was really Hitler who spoke. But there has been no difference of opinion about the second speech, made on the occasion of the 12lh anniversary of the Nazis' accession to power. Those familiar with Hitler's accent and inflections say that it was undoubtedly he who spoke. Thus the rumor seems to be demolished that Hitler is dead or speechless or out of pbwoi'. Bill there remains the rumor that Hitler is demented. And Hint rumor is strengthened .rather than demolished by his latest speech. It was obviously a hurried patchwork of the limited and familiar material of Hitler's mind. In its separate ingredients it differed little from many of his other speeches. But the sum of its parts and the circumstances under which it was delivered combine to offer evidence of a disordered mind which is apparent even to the layman. ~T- The dictionary defines schizophrenia as "a type of psychosis 1 chnrnctori/.etl by loss of contact with environment," and paranoia as "systematized delusions of grandeur." There seems to bo indication in the anniversary speech that Hitler is suffering from both types of insanity." Certainly his words show that he has lost contact with environment and is in headlong flight from reality. He spoke on a day when the Russian guns almost literally drowned out his voice. Ho spoke on a day When party and government records and even his own headquarters were being moved from Berlin, and the beleaguered capita! was being evacuated for a strect-to-strcet defense. And on that day he devoted more than half his speech lo the glories of his party and himself. He made a proud apology for the National Socialism, ex- w tolling the accomplishments of a system which, has brought the German ; people to the very brink of defeat and "- national dissolution. He gloried in the past. And he .told bis people again how 1 A Wff.japJKjm'tert ihin\ i't.o' th $'. missitm , ^ .i^n^'i febrm'any 'and 'Europe, how He spared his life in July, how 31c would continue to protect him. The speech was full of confusion that even topped Hitler's hysterical tirades of the past. He spoke of "the .horrid fate that is now taking shape in the East," and promised victory. He made the impossible prediction that England and all Europe would be swallowed up by communism, and that Germany would alone escape. In short, it was a mad soliloquy which may provide rich material for some future dramatist. But it must have offered cold comfort to Germany on Jan. 30, 1945. Old Legislative Row Again , Limited to a 00-day session, the legislature hns little time lo waste. Jls work must move alone if II Is lo ! give proper allcnllon lo the slate's now hiigc, complicated and expensive affairs. This limit was imposed by an amendment adopted In 1913 for the express purpose of speeding the legislature up. The people were lircd of long, dawdling sessions. They "were fed up with wrangling over minor measures, evcat hatches of local acts and frequent attempts to spring up- selling changes. It has worked pretty well on Ihe whole. But there are always some members who refuse to take it seriously. The result is often needless delays In the early part 6f the session, then a jam of bills, talk of a special session,,and a frenzy of haste ns Ihe deadline nenrs. Important measures may get too little consideration.' Half-baked ones may slip through, pulling the responsibility on Ihe governor of vetoing ihe'm, or signing llicm and leaving 11 to the courts to figure out what they mean. That situation is threatened now. Pour weeks of the session are gone with no action on about 100 appropriation bills. Legislature Isn't altogether 16 blame for this. Some delay wns unavoidable because of the governor's long-needed reorganization plan, with consequent doubt as to appropriations for the agencies Involved. But 'why "Ih'fc blockage which developed last week between the House and Senate over the question of retirement pay for Supreme Court Justices? A House group seems to have fed that monkey wrench Into the legislative machinery. What excuse is ll\cre for it when the law requires retirement pay? Nothing ctm be done on the rjrlsl of appropriation bills till this rumpus Is settled. It's an item of Hie appropriation bills for constitutional officers, which the Constitution says must be • pnssed before other appropriations can be acted on. Over and over, this retirement pay mailer has caused a legislative row. The legislature should find a method which will silence the perennial objcctois. If there's no other way,..submit it in the 'form of a constllulional amendment. Heaven forbid" that the legislnUve sessions' should never have any fireworks. They're a part of our American tradition. We want no spineless replica here of the rcichstng under Hitler. But there's reason In all things. The leuisla- lure faces a heavy program. It will need all of its remaining time lo put. the state's house in financial order for the uncertain postwar years. Let's get going Monday at that task—and stick at il 1111 it's done. A good Job will write the name of this legislature high In Ihe honored annals of the state. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT. "I' i (S '•/ / /^^"^^i***^^ f • /«Wr iVLti-feOT'V'f .- <L :J>M. "VeViil Fight on to Der Finish!" corn. ms ByNEA-srnytcc. we. T. M. REG, u. s. PAT.OFF, "I'm so "hid lo tipve them all home logclhcr I don't mind (heir loud inlU— l)o;>idcs, it's only a lilllc argmm'iil about v^gtAii.- j. who's winning Ihe war!" • THIS CURIOUS WORLD ••OtMIYSAY At times there has been too much security or secrecy about the news and I am lor release of all news 'just so long as it doesn't endanger se- curity—Adml. Harry U. Yaniell, retired, former Asiatic Fleet chief. » » • I do not believe that there Is any statesman o our side 'today who wants to play power politics for Its own sake. It is fear that prompts separate alliances, that causes spheres of Influence.—Carl M. Eichclbergcr, director League of Nations Association. • • --. • . •.- *-. • • ? • • ^^:.'.CqnipUlEoi^.mU|lAry'irttining,\yill .be ; a great; '-'•' force'for democracy and'future' grofl" cltizcnsh'in'.' It will make the youngsters of this country conscious of the responsibilities of citizenship.—Rep. James W. Wadsworth (R.) of New York. » • • I owe my looks today to good doctors and good nursing. The constant care of those girls not only kept me out of the dumps, but helped greatly In keeping me free of scnis. They worked overtime cheerfully, but the hospital was badly understaffed.—T.-Sergt. Robert Tompkins of Walcrlown, N. Y., airman who lost hrtlf his face in flak-burst over North Africa. » '» • Detplte the success of our land, sea, and nir forces, Japan—except tor hrr fleet and shipping losses—hasn't bctn .er.Jly hurl. So far as Japan is concerned, we nre still on (he edges.—Lt.-Gcn. Millard P. Harmon, Strategic Air Force commander in Pacific. BECAUSE THE EARTH'S MAGNETIC ARE MORE THAN |,OOO AAILES FROM THE • GEO&RAPHIC POLES, A COMPASS IN NORTHWEST WASHINGTON POINTS OF TRUE NORTH. AND IN UPPER MAINE THE NEEDLE POINTS AWRE THAN 20 DEGREES WEST OF NORTH. IVHEN YOU'RE CANNED, YOU'RE LErOUT," Ssyf JEANNE HOFAWNN, €LEPHANTS DON'T RESENT BEIN& FED TOBACCO/ MANY OF THEA\ ENJOY SMALL QUANTITIES OF IT. COPH. I9i$ BY NEA SERVICE. INC. _ NEXT: {'aimed fnml Is mil new in the Army. Announcements The Courier News has been authorized to announce tlie following candidacies for the Municipal Election In April. Municipal Judge is transmitted by the 'rose-tinted glass as compared with 51 per cent through previous glass specified as standard. A taxonomist is a person who classifies animals and plants. Complete Super Service Station! GOOD GULF GAS AND OILS ... GOODRICH TIRES . . . WASHING . . . LUBRICATION . . . TIRE REPAIR .... ROAD SERVICE. We are never too busy to appreciate your business. BLAN HEATH 421 W. Main I'hotic 828 En Holly woe IIV KKSKlN'i: JOHNSON NEA Stuff Cnrrcsiioiulcut HOLLYWOOD — The queen of the movies, Greer Garson, is not knock-kneed, we can report authoritatively: today! We .rise to the lady's i'ilefcnso' aflj-ri ! sceh!s| jdn eastern newspaper : clipping 1 'In which a Hollywood hosiery manufacturer said she was—inirl after Grcer obligingly showed us . her knees. "Isn't that horrible," Grcer said showing us the newspaper clipping. She wn.s .so knock-kneed, the yarn, said, that this hosiery manufacturer made up special stockings, for her—with off-center scams. "Look at these," Grcer said. She showed us a stack of leg art photographs of herself. One o them had been banned by the Hays office because it was a little too spicy. "Do I look knock-kneed ii those?" she nskcd. We admitted she did not. Bu maybe— "Oh," she said, "so you thin! they retouched the photograph? Well, look at these." CJrcer liftei her skirt up a couple of Inche above her knees. (She was wear Ing black garters.) "Look nt thes Our Board ing House with Ma j.Hoople OutOurWay By J, R. William: WETVPEweneR Appef^Rs.' AMD THE CHPMR.TOO/ -"— 30VE / vXMENiT. THItJK OP THE OEVASTATlMS DEVICES LURKING THERE TO CrtfrSTlSS THW RASCAL LEfMsSDER, AAV 0\MhJ INVtNTNS 6EM1US lUsSOCEMT Wl SEEWfO MEftR. /X S' K WEIRD SOUNSD. A\fK3OR.' } ' IT'S AS TAOUGV\ THE: 6UOSTS OF EOlSOM A^JD ROB&R-T FULTOM VJMtfE IM , VJ\TU THEIR. E^ES POPPING LIKE CORKS \ ' YOU MEAN! TO 1ELL ME >OU PUT TRE \VHOLE THREE GUAKTS OF BRANDY I GOT YOU FROM THE OFFICERS' CLUB 1MTO THESE THREE PUNY PUDDIWGS? OPEN ONE UP AMD LET ME 1RY A PIECE.' WELL-UH-S1R. WE -UH-JUST M\DE ES'OUGH TO BARELY GO 'ROUND AMONG s TH' MEM, SIR-1 AVEfiV SMALL PIECE E\CH, hen." We looked. She definitely need. "Please report was not knock- that," she said, Theii slie road us a poem she lad just written to llic hosiery Manufacturer which she said she vas going to send him along witli icr pin-np pictures. It read: 'Say the dreary, say the sad. Say my acting doesn't please. iv my films are offly bad, But please don't knock my knees." In her own living room, Grcer arson is no more "Mrs Miniver" or "Mrs. Parkington" than Wallace Beery is n ballet dancer. She bubbles like Betty Hutlon, and doubles up laughing over her own awful puns. Such as: We asked her what kind of perfume she uses. She refused to say but said: "I use so much I should be arrested for fragranc.y." We toll! her tliat a friend of ours describes her as "drooly." "Gee." she said, "that's a swell way (o sign a letter—Yours drooly. I tinnk I'll sign my letters to Ricli- TFTE PRODIGY :—TZCHEN!" It was the voice of a woman, loud but not shrill. It came, as it seemed, from the next room. The boy at the pianoforte sat : quiet. His eyes were not on his j music. He was looking at the : slanting rain hitting at the window and beyond the rain at the gray dullness of the countryside. Peasants, wilh heavy capes over them lo protect them from Ihe rain, were working in a nearby •field, knee-deep in'mud. ! ' "Fri—tzchcnl" It was as though he hadn't •heard. 11 was as though lie didn't want lo hear, as Ihough . . . Yel he was listening. He heard the pallor of the rain and the voices of the peasants calling to one'another in Ihe field across Ihe road from llic house. The door opened, and a woman's voice said: "Well, well, now what does this mean?" The boy turned. He looked into the eyes of the woman, his Mamma, who was now in the doorway, smiling at him. "Fritzchen, is something wrong?" "No, ! Mamma." ''Your playing suddenly stopped. I listened. Nothing. '. thought, what is the mailer? I: something wrong?" "No, Mamma." "Do you know your lesson?" "Yes, Mamma." "Ah, that is good. II is very imporlant, Fritzchen . . . cspc ard that way." Husband Hichard Ncy, in the Navy, Is on a destroyer in the Pacific. They have seen little of each other since their marriage, but. write letters every day. WOOF! ..................... Grcer went lo a dubbing stage at M-G-M lo record some dialogue. She Imd to wait half an hour because Lassie was inside, recording some- barks. The technicians dccidf, ed' to rib her. Time came for Greer to record her dialogue with (he nlci of 'a closcup of herself on Ihe screen. Bui before she could say Scene from i/ie Columbia film, "A Sony lo Remember." At (ho age of 10, Frederic Chopin was already a person of nolc in Zelnzowa Wola . . . but even Professor Eisner j was surprised when it was requested, that the boy play at! a public concert in Warsaw. : cially todny." "Yes, Mamma." The woman beamed, her prid' obvious. At Ihe oge of 10, the boy was already a person of note in Zclazovva Wola. Indeed, Count Skarbek, who owned the entire village and therefore the most powerful man in this section of Poland, had colled one day at the cottage in person to sec "the wonderful boy." And Fritzchen had looked up at the great man, his back against the wall, a little scared. Then Count Skarbek offered his hand and the boy did ails-thing, the Orecr Garson on the i not know what to do. The child's screen started to bark. Studio technicians do not. play Joke, 1 ; like "that on movie queens who sre not regular. Greer Garsou is. New Lens Developed for Reducing Glare SOUTETBRIDGE, Mass., Fob. 5' (U.P.)—A new glass lens which enables pilots lo sec haze-covered targets has been adopted by the Army Air Corps. Developed by Dr. E. D. Tillyer, research director for the American Optical Company, the new lens I removes blinding glare and Invisible light rnyi. Its glass composition absorbs scattered bhib bight characteristic of haze. I Only 15 per cent ot visible light eyes, it seemed, were fastened on a jewel that glistened from the slender fingers of. the nobleman. "Ah, you little rascal," Skarbek had said, "you'd have it now, wouldn't you?" Mamma Chopin ' didn't know how to apologize. She scraped and bowed. What could she say? The Count burst oul laughing. "Fine grasping fingers,' he said. I * * * T)UT it was all in good humor •" No harm was done. Still when the great man was gone Mamma Chopin had scolded tlic boy. She asked why he had looked so hare ; on the jeweled finger. "Frilzchen ! Fritzchen,'' she said, "it is not fo [people in our station to dream o that kind of bcnuly and wealth. ["No, no, Mamma," he protestci He hadn't been thinking of that at all. ';what then?" "The loaves of bread it might buy, Mamma." Bread? What was the child saying? The one had nothing to do with the other. "Mamma, didn't you say lo Papa how a man in Warsaw died because he had no bread?" Oh, that. But what had Count Skarbek to do with that? He had nothing whatever to do with it. Fritzchen sometimes talked a great deal of nonsense. His father such a brilliant man, too—a ;hool teacher—where did the boy' et such ideas? There was no nswer. He did hot come by icm through any inheritance; lat much was plain. Yet he vas a good boy and that, after all, what really counted. But more, he had a good heart, o ensitive soul. Lo&k, how'he re- ponded to music! Did you ever ce anything like it? Almost from labyhood music affected him. A iiclody would bring tears to his •yes. Sometimes ho would adu- ltly cry. That was carrying it to extremes, of course; still it was a ;ood sign, the best in the world. Wamma Chopin could only hope ;hat he woxild learn to control limself, that he would outgrow lis (ears. Mamma and Papa both were very patient with him. Ho ;ook early to the pianoforte anc 10 was encouraged in that as he was in everything else. He played marveloxisly well. Students much older could not lilay half so well and even such a master as Joze Eisner scratched his head. There was something to the boy, aflci all. It was because of his dex terily ot the pianoforte that Fred eric Chopin as a child became person of note in Zelazowa Wola It was because of this renow that Count Skarbek had come ii person fo the Chopin collage ti| hear flic child piny. * ? * TVO one was more surprised thail Monsieur and Madame ChoJ pin, unless it was Professor Els-l ner, when it was soon requestecl that Frederic play at a publicj concert in Warsaw that was to bi given for charily. Professor Eisner said there \va:| absolutely nothing to worry aboull Everybody was to leave evcry-l thing to him; Fritzchen would b(| in excellent tune. "I can onb| ope "so," Mamma Cliopin aid. But ot course she doubted! . The concert was then twol 'eeks off. FriUclicn must prac-l ,cc. He must know his lesson] erfectly. "Do you know it?" Mammal Chopin said. Yes, Mamma." "Ah, that is good. Professor I Eisner, you know, will soon be I icre and what a pity he should! ome this long way in the ram I and mud lo hear a lesson that] sn't prepared." "I know. 1 * "Let me hear." Frilzchen took his eyes from the | vindow, away from Ihe slanting rain and from all that was be-1 yond the rain, the peasants ml their capes in the field and from I the gray dullness all about. He I looked at his music, lie rested! his fingers on the keys of the] pianoforte, then began to play the Mozart Soncifn in C Major. Hisl touch was sure. Ho played with) grace and case. There was a violent knocking] at the window. "fx>ok!" Outside, flat against the panel ot the window was the face ot| Professor Eisner. (To lie Continued)

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