The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 10, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, July 10, 1944
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FOUI IT3 BLTTHEVILLB COUEIM M1SB 9..-!:.;,,'.SHI oouKaa ram oo. -it.' *; 1. H.- W. EUNB, PDbBlbw ^ r , «A1«I«L>. NORRIB. Iditor , , iUOB A. GATIN8, AdTtrttot H*M«M N»Uoc*l Wltowr .Oo, N*v York. OblWfl*, D»- Attaata, Ueraphla. fieri iftermooo Bxeept -.Entered u Mooni clui nutter »t toe port- eflfee »t Blrthevllit, Arbuuu, under Mt ol Oo*< October I, 1117, b> th« SUBSCRIPTION RATB8 > Bj curler In the city of BlythertlU, *M »tr or Ho pci mouin. • Mr ojmll, within « ndJtw of « mllet, (4.00 p«r W, t200 for nil month* 11.00 for three nuwthi; mail ,ouUIde EO-mlle tone 110.00 per rear in advance. ' Frankness Preferred * 5 For most of the ladies and gciillo- (hen of the House of Representatives, (md for a third of their colleagues in the Senate, -Nov.' 7 is D^Day— D .standing for decision. On thai date American voters will invade the polls. \ The decision they'll make is giving these lawmakers an understandable case of pro-invasion jitters, except in the ^asc of Solid Southern candidates whose nomination amounts to election. v » Consequently the congressmen arc anxious not only to mend fences, but lo i construct a few gun emplacements against attacks. of opponents who, nol facing bivouacked on Capitol Hill, are free to move among the invaders. I So congressional loaders have let it be known that although Congress will formally reconvene on Aug. 1, there is little prospect of a quorum till after Labor Day. The intervening time will probably be taken up with three-day recesses while the lawmakers maneuver among constituents. • Well, congressmen have always campaigned, and this year won't be any different. But it does seem a little disingenuous of some of them to infer that there is nothing of pressing importance that requires their attention until September- We can think of several things that could stand doing quickly. And congressmen, pinned down hi a game of truth or consequences, Could probably think of several more. 1 ^ There's; a postwar aviation muddle, for one • thing, and the problem of what to do with' our big merchant fleet when fighting stops. A lot of preventive medicine for reconversion headaches has yet to be prescribed. Demobilization and the size of the postwar Army and Navy will have to be considered. | All that we know about postwar taxes is Senator Barkley's suggestion that they, may be reduced by half. The |f and ho\v •remain to be determined, and there are the pros and cons of an .extensive public .works program. '5 Fortunately — even for Congress candidates—the Allied advance isn't taking time out for a leisurely campaign. It •;. isn't complacency, to say that the war j *3 going well for us, nor wishful thinking to suggest the possibility that the war in Europe ; mighl end more quickly than is generally expected, leaving a lot, of important postwar legislation still imconsidcred. • , We can't ask or expect congressmen seeking. re-election to forego the usual Stump .speaking and buttonholing, even though some voters might be more impressed if they stayed on the job in ; Washington.. But we might ask for a frank slalement from them, in this vein: "We know .there's a lot to be done. But we'd rather gamble with the possibily serious effects of a month's legislative' delay than take the chance of campaigning on our records, and by proxy.".';;.. Help Wanted A Holyoke, Mass., draft board turned down the plea of a young wife who asked her husband's deferment for an "extreme emergency"—she wanted to ropancr the house, and (here was no one else to do the job. If the Holyoke housewife will just be patient, we know of an Austrian papcrhanger who has failed in a somewhat more ambitious venture in Germany and, we understand, is thinking of rclm-miiK to his old trade. Grand Strategy "Because the enemy has landed troops on Saipan," says Admiral No- bumasa Ructsugu, "the enemy task force faces Ihn predicament of not being able to flee. This is just to our liking." Undoubtedly this clever tactic is a part of Tojo's grand strategy of planting his neck firmly under Uncle Sam's heel. Reproduction ID thh mlnnm ol editorial* bom •ihtr oempapera tat art oeoMnrll} tntta endowment bit to a» (ekaovMf&ieuf of In- tereri ia tlu piby,ot« Why Discriminate? The request by Massachusetts farmers for 2,700 German prisoners of war to work in their orchards and truck gardens is reasonable enough if the prisoners are available and guards arc adequate. U Is interesting to contrast the attitude of fanners with that of the New Jersey truck gardeners, who refused to permit frej Japancsc-Amci-lcans— not prisoners of war—to be employed liy one of their neighbors. Why should American fanners welcome Ihe presence on their lands of enemies who hi many discs are sllll fanatical Nazis, yet persecute Innocent farm workers or Japanese extraction who have lived In the United States for many ycnrs, and of whose loyalty the authorities nro convinced? Prejudices are strange and strong Influences. American Injustices against citizens of Japanese extraction and Immigrants from Japan threaten to cquay Japanese indignities. Consider the California escheat proceedings rcpoitcd in a letter In nn adjacent column. Do two wrongs make a right? And l^'i'ne,American motto "An eye for an eye?" "'.I C N —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. SO THEY SAY Should the predutory nations feel that we have not only the equipment, for our defense, but.the trained and willing manpower to put It into action^ then our dnys of war will be over. National military training Is a part of the picture.--Warren K. Athciton, national commander American Legion. • • • The German people have demonstrated they are ready for anything. A nation becomes most dangerous when it has burnt Its boats and has nolhlng more to lose.—Nazi Propaganda Minister Goeobels. • • » • Demobilization for peace Is no easier than mobilization for war. II «-ill require the patience and cooperation of all Americans.—Undersecretary ol Stale Edward a. Slettlnlus Jr. » • • This war shows us each day how Ihe nations which tight for Independence arc tied to each other in their common inter-dependence, which will be even greater In Hie world Hint Ls lo come with organized pcaco,-Gcn. dilute tic Gaulle. *• • • Wall till you get -cm rifiht in the sights. Then short bursts. There's no use melting your guns. —Lieut.-Col. Francis Gabrcskl, leading AAI-' fighter pilot. • < . It is youth who must Inherit the tribulations, the sorrow, and the triumphs that arc the altcr- math of war.—Herbeil Hoover. MONDAY, JULY 10, 19<M SIDE OUNCES CPU). Ig44 BY HCA SERVICE. 1UC. T. M. RFa 1). S. TAT. Off. "I (lon'l know how the Army over ninks men, Dorothy— Jones .\i\i\\n much 'heller Kin-rummy limn "(he lieiilcmiiil you imd ) lel - c i,-| S( • THIS CURIOUS WORLD FAMOUS HOUR BELL IM THE HOUSE OF ; LONDON, WAS NAMED FOR J//P BfNJAM/NHALL, CHIEF COMMISSIONER. OP WORKS AT THE TIME THE BELL WAS FIRST CAST IN I85S. GLOW WORMS ARE THE iAKVA£ AMD W/A/GLZSS F£MA££S OF THE FIREFLY TRI8E. 7-jq 'IT TAKES A LIVE HORSE TO START OFF OM A DEAD RUN, "£s:-S H. R. BARBEK,D.D.S. ' _^r*' -•'*"&•.<> J# <^**£, NEXT: Our earth and Us UPS and iloivns. In Hollywood a high hat and a Chamber ol Com- mercc smile and went to work su an usher at a Hollywood theater. Then he was-drafted and assignee to the Air Force. CUKOK 1ILUSIIES That's how Don 'iaylor .happened lo'bc had: in Hollywood today, ir one of Hie starring roles of tin movie "Winged Victory." the Army Air Forces show. He was a hi ill Ihe Broadway version and now lie's repealing in Ihe celluloid cdi- lion which Darryl Zaimck Is brtng- Itig lo the screen. "Ife's one of the finest young actors I've ever (tirccleti.", saysCJcorgc Cnkor. "I blush to think Hut Hollywood turned him into a theater usher." There aip a lot of oilier prewar iiclors in "Winged Viclory" Uncle Sum got ilicni roles they ncvc could get as civilians. SRl-. Edmund O'Brien Is th 1 , comedian Hollywood tried to cast )ur Boarding House with Major Hoople Out Our Way By J. R. Williams - bWLTO THE jw< e SOUWOO I'M, HOOPLE BLACl< VX OTLUTUE VJIFE OF- GOLOGUSUcR \iMR.TO,\\FOOL.'-~A ACROSS THE Ifv/E.Y/ FOR.KLOTZ.UMLE6S ' E6 " ETO , // MEH/X&f F6V\J H Hl_S HEAD IjF~T7 1M "l/c A WHERE YOU OOlW ? VOuVE GOT KAORB OM TH 1 TABLE CuOTH THAW VOU HAVE. OM THE PAPER/ .BY EltSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff C'orrcspondcnl Tlic Face on the Cutting Room Floor went to work before the Hollywood cameras loriay in one °f the year's prize dramatic rolc.s. Unelc Sam ngcntcd the deal. What a lot of Hollywood agents couldn't, do. Ol,i whiskers did. Two years ago lanky, sandy-haired Don Taylor arrived in Hollywood from Pittsburgh to become, he thought, a sceond Spencer Tracy or Tyrone Power. He had studied engineering al Ihe University o! Pennsylvania, b'ul had excelled in school dramatics. Hut. Ihings were a little rou?h in Hollywood. He worked as in extra in "The Human Coined;." His face landed on Ihe cutting room floor. He worked In a bit in "Swing shift Maisie," but he hid to see Hie picture four times tern-re he could find himself. He worked In a lot of oilier films ns an extra. "Most of the lime I'd KO to the pictures and discover I him as a leading man but he neve had been cut out. I was Ihc five rccmcd lo click. The movie villair on the culthrg room floor." ' Alan Ija.xter, finally has a sympa Then things got tough. No slurio' Ihrlic role ii.s- a colonel. Henrj calls. He had to act. So he put mi Rowland, who plnycd 27 Nasds o jxiir of red trousers, a blue ecu, the Fcrccn. portrays a major. There's also Lon McAllister, Hi "California" of "Singe Door Canteen." SgL. George Reeves of "So i Proudly We Hall," Cpl. iiay Mc- I Donald of "l.ife fJeRins for Andy ' Hardy" and "Uabes on Uroadwny. the Maueli twins. Billy and Bobby, stars of "The Prince and the Pauper" and Cpl. Walter Reed of RKO's "Hombariiier.' A TI'.AIXIXO STOISV "Winged Victory" is the story of Ihe men in Ihc Army Air Force. It Ls not, a musical. ]\kc "This -. Ihe Army". -II Is a dramatic story of Iheir 16 months training to become pilots and gmmcrs and navigators of B-24 bombers. Eighty per cent of the film's action is out of doors. The show's origin goes back to April. 15)13, when Gen. Henry H. Arnold Invited playwright "MOSS Han to Washington. The Air Forces needed a report to the nation on Ihe intensive lask of tr.iin- ing more thnu 2.0CO.MO young men. The best formula, tt was decider!, wotilrt be through the medium of drama. Playwright Hart went out Into Ihe field, lived as n private, took the regular Air Force tests and eight weeks later wrote "Winged Victory." The show became a hit on Broadway with an noting cast of 200, .an orchestra ol 43 and a singing I group of 52. It played to 26 weeks. i AvELL. A'i'S TH' \' WAV IT'LL BE WMEW TH' ARMY OF OCCUFATlOU GOES TO OC- CUPY1SJ'.' 1HSRE WOM'T BE •- M'vMV OF US I LEPT AT / HOME.' i^ W^y&immm- •• ^ tf^rf : tW^g| IC= Ql/% C.ODC AI-. VJV'.YHA'W.-,"' 'TWERE was only one thing for me its do aflcr the telegram from the Navy Department: WE HEGHBT TO INFORM YOU THAT YOUIt HUSBAND, HOWARD MOORE, WAS KILLED IN ACTION. ... I enlisted in the Red Cross. The decision was very simple. H was in fact the simplest decision of my whole life. Howard Have his life for his country; what shall I do with mine? No one needs me now. But the country needs nurses. People, right and left, call mo brave. They arc wrong. It's not. bravery. It's escape inlo something more useful than I ;tm. As long as Howard and I lived to- gellier I was only concerned about our private happiness. And when he enlisted, though beyond the age limit, I agreed because n woman lias to agree. Hut, in her hear!, can a woman' he happy or proud that her-love leaves for danger? Happy and proud, words for great speeches in public! I was always jeulous of bis love for the sea, and 1 have always bidden my jealousy for this my rival. Howard didn't like small feelings, though lie never made a fuss about big ones. He never talked about what might come later, saying: "If it should happen to me, you should • . ." Bui I know that his death has a silent message for me and 1 follow it. . So where does bravery come in? It's all so natural and simple. Turn on the radio any time and you hear: "Our country needs nurses. Three thousand nurses each month." It is good if someone needs you. I don't feel so lonely any more. * * * TTHE Chief Nurse of the Red .Cross Headquarters had a major's authority, a private's waistline, and a Prussian general's looks. While I talked, she lis- ,tened and scribbled notes on a block of yellow paper, fmally saying, "Your case isn't simple.'' • "What case on earth do you think is simple?" That made her • stop scribbling. i "We only accept American cer- ! tificalcs, you see. Your French .one is not final here." i I can easily understand overy- ' one's distrust of French eiTcctive- >ess and I don't mind if I have to •be the victim of this distrust. Howard used to say the French couldn't da a single thing completely. They didn't even collapse completely. ' , I did not go into detail and explain that I am not French-born, nor did.I enlarge on .the'all too complicated history of my oft- changed citizenship. I only agreed that it would indeed Be simpler if,I had been born in Brooklyn and had graduated from a U. S. school of nursing. Yet, I found myself willing to lake new training and another examination. "Couldn't it be done in two or Illusfralei! by .Ed Cnhdcr The Chief Nurse had a major's authority, a private's waistline, and a Prussian general's looks. "Your case isn't simple," she s;iid. three months? Time is a vital factor nowadays." Perhaps this platitude did the trick. The Major became friendlier and picked up the phone. "I have a volunteer here," siie said, "somehow different. Mease come down for a moment." While we were silently wailing, she continued writing. It was a woman's office—without the "touch." Florence Nightingale's photo adorned one wall, a lied Cross poster on another, and a calendar on a third. When the doctor appeared, the room at once became full with him. He was very tall and rapid in movement-'nnd speech—one of those fine and rare doctors whom you immediately trust and obey. I explained my case again. Having handled many more intricate situations, bis decision came quickly. Three months' hospital training and then the., usual final examination for graduation. "Are youtreadyito report T tornor- row morning: a't'Dr. MeCoriniek's oflicc, Si. -Luke's Hospital/'South Spring Street?" 1 was ready. * * * JpOR fen days I am in a haze of iodine, carbolic acid, ether, arid chlorine; and that soothes my nerves. Dr. McCormick, observing my clumsiness the very first Cotton In Cultivation Less Than Last Season WASHINGTON, July 10. (UP) — Hie Agriculture Department, estimates the cultivation of cotton on July 1 at 20,117,000 acres, or six and ievcn-tenths less than last year. It is also over 7,000,000 acres less than the 10-year average. The department says the reduc- Mon in acreage from last year was Indicated for all states except California. Of the important cotton states, Georgia had the greatest reduction The acreage in Georgia was H per :ent below last. year. The reduction'; in the nation is HOW TO "KNOW" ASPIRIN Just lio CIKO to ask for St. Joseph Aspirin. There's nono faster, none stronger. Why pay more? World's Inn-pat. scllcrallOt!. DcmandSt. JosephAspirin. day, made an unflattering but i. spiring remark: "You sec, di<JH trust is a safe guess." i I wonder whether a-young girl who, hasn't seen much o£ life, hasn't experienced love and death, can make a good nurse. I think a woman must undergo a mental training before she is truly lit for this vocation. A training which neither school nor philosophy can give, only life. 1 was different a few years ago when I had my first training course in the Red Cross Hospital in Paris. The times were different, and circumstances^ too. It was Hillei who made me volunteer for the Red Cross Ihon.- Hitler and the -cruel tics-', he' perpetrated. My father bad died in a concentration camp. I? was horrified and bewildered. I wanted to heal the wounds which the Nazis were inflicting. Bui I was too young. My youth hadn't the stamina.- f had dreams aiid wishes •arid; hopes" and'Vbeiieved in--life and -its. miracles/ in : spite of' all. And when f-mei,-Hownrd, ; who- was on a business trip through Europe, I fell in love with him, abandoned my job, and we mar-' rieii three weeks Tatar. ' We had-ten good years in his country all for ourselves. Now I am ready to live for others. (To Bo Conli luccl) ' attributed to excessive and con- .inucd rainfall, and-low temperatures at seeding time. The man- xnver shortage also cut the acreage. Roaches, Hals ;inil Mice eliminated. Contract service In pest control. Biddic Exterminators Free Estimates. 115 8. Third Phone Z751 The Haven, Kans., high school football team defeated the high school team of Sylvia, Kaus., by a score of 256 to 0 in 1929. ifRflCt I Gin Supplies AT 1'RKSKNT our si neks of repair piirts arc ns com- nlcle sis iluriiijr pre-war finics! I'til your plants in .shape for Fall NOW. WE GIVE SEK VICE— call us clay, niglil or Sunday. Belting * Belt Lace Steam Packing * Pipe Fittings All Size Pipe * Crane Valves Gin Saw Files and Glimmers Hardware Co. •Serving Illyllicvillc 25 Years FOR BALE CONCRETK STORM SEWER ALL HI/f;H Cheaper Than Brldjr l.umtxtt Qsceolu Tile & Culvert Co. Phnne 691 OIKCOUL, WE FILL, ALL DOCTORS' PRESCRIPTIONS AND SAVE YOU MONET STEWART'S Drt f Sl.r ft * L»k. Kvcry type of ort shoe repair made here where a wirtc slock of fine leathers and materials plus highly skilled Workmanship insure (he smarlcsl appearing rcsuV.s eomtiincil vclUi toii-nolch wear ana eomforl. ^lotlcralc prices. •-:'WALTERS v OU A LI TYvS H O e/SH^JPi GOOD HEALTH DESERVES THE BEST WATER; Bad Health Demands If. Over five million Amcriran Homes liavn onlcrcil the Famous MOUNTAIN VAI.I.KY AlINftKAL WATKK From HOT SI-KINGS, AKKAX.SAS. II is reliable—an aid in IrcMmcnl of Arlhrilis, Rheumatism, Kidney, Uladrtcr, anil many intfsliiul disorders. H stimulates Kidney elimination. For Particulars, Free health booklet. CROSSTOWN WHISKEY SHOP IMani ,<t Division ni.s-lhevillc, Ark. Have Equipment Fixed Now— 1 Have tractors and f ilr ni implements ovcrliiiulccl anil repaired NOW while parts can he secured am! our shops can rio the work • . . DON'T WAIT KOK TUB RUSH SEASON. We'll lake f«II billing on the charges. Delta implements, inc. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS IVrmilcs may hr ruining your propcru. Call nif ft>, <-Hvck-up withoul cost or obligation. KATS MICE AND ROACH CONTKm. GUARANTEK1) W()[{h H. C. BLANKENSHIP SW E. KentDcKr fhons f.j?V~

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