The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 6, 1945 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, February 6, 1945
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THE SLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS •-. • ' THE COURIER NEWS OO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher SAMUEL F. tfORUIS, Editor JAMES A. GATENS, Advertising Hunger ., Sole National Advertising Representatives: ' Wallace Wlimer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Published Every Afternoon Kwept Sunday ''.Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blythcvillc, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 9, 1917. Served by the United Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES By carrier In the city of BlylhevlUe, SOc per wee]s, or 85c per month. By mall, within a radius of 40 miles, $4.00 per , year, $200 for six months, $1,00 tor three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 per year - payable In advance. Culture by the Yard The advertisement gave us a bit of a shock. Here was one of the country's leading book dealers, old, respected and highbrow, offering to sell you a library at whnt might be called sp;ieo roles. • "Do you have an empty built-in book-shelf?" the ad inquired. U went on to explain that "For Dccoralive purposes and Cultural Background, tho rooms most frequented in the well appointed home shelve the tomes of Ihe Giants in Literature." (The capitals, the sense and the general literary style, v we'll have you know, arc the respected, highbrow hook dealer's, not ours.) The ad offered three selections of Giants in Literature, for the home in lots of 100— priced roughly at $200, S500 and S1000. There was also a selection of 1620 volumes, price not given, but presumably it would knock your hot off. Well, we thought, a fine thing when a respected old house bnklly offers to make you into a phony literate. Has -the day come, we asked ourself, when the book must go the way of the piano, which long since, in most homes, censed ." to be a musical instrument and became a piece of furniture '! And then we got to thinking of the means b.\; which most full bookshelves In our land probably got that way. There were the college textbooks, of course. And the book subscription club selections. And detective novels, the fruit of years of last-minute shopping in station for something to while awny a •. tedious train journey. 3ut, these only fill a shelf or two. The rest of the books are "sets," the result of visits from hungry, persistent salesmen with their toe in the door and wiles of the devil on the tip of their tongue. They had ii way of making you . feel shamefully illiterate, of convincing you that you would have to boar through life the reproachful g] uncos of your children if you didn't buy the his. lory set or lectures, or gold-leaf encyclopedia. And so you paid three prices for the set and got beautifully stung. But you weren't the only sucker in town. The acquisition of literary gems throughout America became a scries of unhappy incidents that happened in the best of families, and which went unmentioned gc-.aii'ecn6m.v are on the book firm's side. Probably you'd get a better bargain. (And what's so .awful about buying literature by the yard-didn't Dr. Eliot sell Harvard classics by the foot?) But still, somehow, the okHime book peddler was a little more flattering. . b German 'Innocents' , An of ficml Nazi publication, Hcin- nch Himmler's "Das Schwarzc Korps" IHW finally said what many citizens of Allied countries have been saying for a mvi 1 "?' A l ' CCeilt i ' sue ' according lo OWI, states that "actually there arc BLYTHEVILLS COUBI3R no 'innocents' in Germany." Of course the Nfl/Js' point in saying this is different from ours. They want to put fear of the Allies in every German heart. They want to make every German believe that he in equally guilty with 'his leaders. They want to create ,the idea thiit the Allies will show no mercy, and that all Germans must now fight .mid die, if need bo, to postpone defeat and prolong their leaders' stay on earth. They want no rebellion or easy surrender. The Germans' conquerors will treat thorn more kindly than the Gestapo. But they are not going to consider Germany as a race of blameless lambs led astray. As "Das Schwur/.c Korps" points out, the Germans now pulling an innocent face and pointing to Hie other fellow did not refuse such benefits and gains as National Socialism afforded them. _ r i- ,.7»OT Too many Germans cheered and worked for Hitler's war when it was going \vc!l,;iimi discovered the Fuehrer's faults only when defeat was imminent. They are the ones who surely will protest at some future date agai/ist tho onerous terms of their country's surrender. But when that Lime comes they might have cited to them the record of their leaders' own words: "Actually, there are no 'innocents' in Germany." Show-Me Attitude on Peace Some people will probably take .a dismal view of tho latest findings of the University of Denver's National Opinion Research Center. Throughout the nation pollsters asked .this question: "Do you expect the United States to fight in another war within the next • 50 years?" And 64 per cent of the replies were in the affirmative. Two years ago ,the Research Center asked the same question, and got "yes" answers froth 69 per cent. In both polls '1 per cent said, "It depends on the peace," and 25 per cent answered "No." But in the present poll the undecided group has [jumped from 12 to 17 per cent. These answers to us indicate n rather healthy Missouri-type skepticism. In two years, if the poll is accurate and typical, 5 per cent more'Americans; have at least come .to believe "peace in our time" is not impossible. Tn those same two years .a long forward step has been made toward a world peace organization. But there have been -a couple of side steps which make indecision or reserve understandable. After (he last war soaring hope gradually gave \ vay ( 0 complacency loday the ordinary citizen j K m ore •wary, lie is watching hi s own government and its; allies more carefully. !I C wants to bo sure that he does not con- ruse a desire for lasting peace with •! blind trust that it is coming to pass. And vigilance no less than hope is part of the American people's role in helping to shape "a people's peace." They (Ihe.Japs) would regard the complete destruction of Tokyo as [lea bites. It wouldn't tausc a ripuie in the organization of (lie Japanese military system, even were it possible.- Spanlsh missionnry. In Sweden alter seven vears In Japan. •••».' An Army nurse is the closest thing to home when you're laid up ovcrsons.—T.-Sergt Rnlph Brlorly, Jr., of Newport, R. I., airman back Irom overseas hospitallzation. • • • Adult education must literally place Itself i,, the path of the adult if it i s to keep democracy Intelligent and p.,,,| Klnnper president Qticens College. [ tIDi OUNCES **,**** , me. T.M, MAu.s.PAT.OFF. ! "The writer of this serial must haven mean streak in him —lie 1ms kept that poor widow sick in bed for iive weeks!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD tvWMMt Fsrgiwon FOR SOLDIERS WERE ISSUED DURING THE c/u//. THE WORD"CAN"ITiElF CO.HES FRO.Vv CANISTER PROJECTILES. T. M. R£G. U. S. PAT. OFF. ANSWER. Cuba. NKXT: First woman to KO ui> in an airplane. En Hollywood BY EKSIUN'K JOHNSON NKA Sluff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD.— Esther Williams, the glorified movie mermaid, talks like she swims— fast. In three min. £ iiL<:.boverc<i,tmln.v;i%t d's' In'riti-clinir j'swhhiiie --^ — • . —. ___^^ Our Boarding House with Maj. Hoopie Out Our Way utes flat,.,,, . Hollywood's' arin-c.' are driving her "'crazy.'" Soldiers dirt not recognize her on a hospital tour when she didn't wear her bathing suit. ("I came Imck and demanded that M-G-AI :c a picture of my face.") 31ic gets a chance at n meaty drnmalic role in her new movie, "Thrill of a Romance." ("They deckled to dry the kid oft and let lier talk.") Her big dramatic scene In snid picture Is spoiled, though. ("All of Van Johnson's bobby sock fans scream, 'Go ou! Go on, Vnn, kiss her.'") . ' While in Washington she went •wimming in the While House pool. i"But. thank goodness, they did- „, n't ask me to «'csr Eleanor's" buth- J Ing stilt.") sStic "lovcci" FDR's needle shower. ("I almost missed the train playing around nnrior it") She left n (mil of .lipstick from Hollywood to New Yotk on that hospital (our. ("I had to kfe ev- erybody that walked on the stage,") She lins another meaty dramatic •ole in her new picture,' "Early to Wed." ri get into a battling suit mly once, to play water polo with , Van ,/oWjsq!!. He's a good swim• ' IT REftDS GOOD.' -j WHUT'LL 1 CO VWEM THIS / END GITS SOGGY AN' I SLOPPy? WHY I'LL Jl&T TURM IT OVEf?. AM 1 USE . PULLED OM THE RftDlO AQOOT VOUR WIPE BEii^e 40 so VOU'D LIKE TO . w I 7H' OTHER CLEAM END- - .1 V DOM'T THINK: I'M ALL SIMPLETON. 1 No«- S\VIi\IJIERS trcn<i water for TUESDAY, FEBRUARY fi, 1045 RgMEMBE] ^w& while, take it nice and easy and explain some of these things. Hollywood's arm-chair swimmers, for instance. They wanted her to leap out, of the water, twirl like a ballet dancer ami then drift down to the bottom of the pool. "you can't leap out of the water. And you can't drift down—you dritt «P," she (old them. Bat they (old her: "Sure, you can drill, down. That's easy. Just blow all of your air out aiid vou'l] go down real nice and slow — like a feather." "Okay." replied Esther, "I blow nil my air out and bow do I get i up?" Tlie .••turtlo said they would have to tigure that out later. Maybe the research department .could look it «p in six or seven months. DIDN'T SUIT Now about the soldiers, .who have seen Eslhor on HID .screen in various colors and sizes of bathing stn'l.-, but who didn't recognize her when she walked around in her clothes. "It was embarrassing," she said. "I'd walk 'into a hospital want and say. 'Hello, do yoxi know me?' They would look up mid say. 'Not \vlih~- out your bathing suit on.' and then' roll over and go to sleep. So I put on my bathing suit and they alii jumped out of bed." A-> we mentioned, Esther gets crack at dry-land acting In "Thrill of a Romance," but when she went! to the preview the bobby sockers screamed so loud over Van Johnson she couldn't cevu hear her dramatic lines. "They were all sobbing ana yell- ins ami five reels ahead ot the picture. I got so excited I forgot how Ihe darn thing finished." TI1I-J fi'COIlVf Af (lie ni[«. of 10 [.-ml rr Ir Cluijih.N ilrvt.-rlly ,,C Hi « pianoforte IIIIK nl.rriul/ mnJe him n niTmiii of mill, l,, ii,,. || (1 | C '..'•" "'' ,. vl "'""' "' /.flnwmii' U I/IM. (.«»»( *knrli?fc> i,wm-r nf (In- vlllliKr, IJIIH rcqurxli'il Unit I,.; iilny- Is, „ nuhll.. i',.,ii>,.rl ;,'| W iirnuw, I'rufi'Miir I :iaii v r, I. ri'J- IT|»-'M li-nclicr, mill Hi? jytiulo c:jn,j,Ju fiimll;' i,rc JouM/iK [ar- ivjiril In llu* t'vi'jH, ! II ' THE LETTER PROF. JOZEF ELSNEFi, his baggy clothes dripping wet stepped over the threshold. H Mommn Chopin >md not held him oil lie would have embraced her in his rain-soaked arms. ' "Good day!" His face was one 'big smile. "Madame Chopin, good clay!" Then he nodded to Monsieur Chopin, who had only this jmomcnt come to the door. "Nico•las! Izabcln, good clay! Your sisters, little one, are they in health?" "They're in Warsaw," Izabela said. Jozcf Eisner closed his lips, nodded, then with a quick gesture, as Nicolas Chopin bolted the door against the driving rain, he said: "What a 'pupil!" His head nodded in the direction of Frifzchon's music room. "Superb 1 Yes?" ' Nicolas Chopin didn't say anything but his expression said plainly enough: "Who thinks of music on a day like this?" The Professor smacked his lips His cheeks -were 'wet, the rain wafer dripping eyen from his eyebrows. He was groping in his f coat pocket for something. i "And how are you this fine day my little one?" he said to Iza- heln, slill groping in his pocket. I Izabela answered stiffly: "Very ;wel! , Hiank you. But it isn't a Tin? day." "—Tch, tell." " ,1 {. . v'-^ijfc "Jozef, you. arc an idiot!" Mamma Chopin said. * . * * r •TV/TONSIEUR CHOPIN had been rolling his tongue in his check. He said: "A fine day' for a straw hat and slipper:." What is that, a slraw lial? Please, please,' Jozef Eisner is not such a fool. He looked at his hat. Why it was, of all things, his fine straw one, 'but hardly fine any longer.' He looked at his feet. Eisner, what is the matter? Have, you gone out of your head completely? For his feet, of course, were in slippers. Teh, tch. So many things a man must think of in these days. How can you do everything? In a day there are only so many hours and so many m Suites in an hour, and everywhere there are problems, great and small, and you are only one person. Anyone can see how difficult it is. Mamma Chopin took his wet hat, his wet music roll, and Izabela, in response (o her mother's quick words, brought out Papa . Chopin's thick warm slippers which Jozef Eisner thankfully ex- Changed for his own. The Professor now had in his , Scene fro,,, the Columbia film, "A Song to Remember » I rofessor Eisner had taken the letter hack iml ,mw road it aloud, although undoubted!^" couM hS-eT pcated every word without the slightest rSiwc lo it hand a .crumpled paper, the thing he had been groping for in his pocket. "Madame." "Yes, Jozef." "Nicolas." ^Yes, Jozef." "I only say to you my friends, my dear warm friends—read!" ' It was too dark where they were to read anything. They moved into the kitchen where the light was better. Mamma Chopin took the paper. She .opened it, read, while Eisner •JpokcfJ cm, his ownjf ace beaming. •Mamma Cho.- pin read from tho top .of the paper 0 the very bottom. "I don't understand it," she said, when she had finished.^, "—Tch, tch." „ , .^ &->i She handed th'e paper'to h'er Jsuiuid. "Maybe you can understand it." ; ' Nicolus Chopin" Held thV paper awny from his eyes. "Don't you see it?" said Jozef Eisner. .. , v "Give me' a minute, Jozef, and 1 will see what there is to be seen." ; , v ... , A "Now do you see?" V'?s:" ';*>' "No, Jozef, I do not see." f t * * T?LSNER wagged his head from side to side, by way of showing ilis disgust. "From Paris," lie said. "Isn't that true?" "True." "Who sent it?" Nicolas Chopin looked at the letter again.... "I make out the name to be Pleyel." ' "Pleyel," Eisner said. "Louis Pleyel!" "Who is Louis Pleyel?" "Madame. Nicolas. Please, olcasc, my dear warm friends— Louis Pleyel—let me ask—who owns (lie finest concert hall; the jreatcst publishing house in Paris?" " Is . " Loi »s Pleyel?" asked|Nicolas Chopin calmly. f "—Who else? It is something let me tell you, to get a letter! from Louis Pleyel. Is it a cokU letter? Look! How is-it signed?; It is signed, as you see, 'Respecl-j fully, Henry Dupont, Secretary to?' Louis Pleyel.' Ah, don't laugh " don't smile. Who is Eisner in far-off Warsaw that Louis Pleyel. : should have his own personal secretary write 'respectfully' to him .from Paris? The letter is at ill warm. H came in the early post. !(, reaches over Hie years, proof, my friends—absolute proof —that a sincere man is always a' sincere man. It brings back to • my head ,an Aceasion in Germany,: 15 years ago. I was ploying then" in a trio, and who is in the audience but Louis Pleyel. There he ! was, afterwards, waiting. He took" my hand, a powerful man, Louis Pleyel. 'My.dear friend,' lie said,; 'you were magnificent!' So I am naturally pleased, as who • wouldn't be. But did it stop: there? Oh, no! That was only" Ihe beginning. He snid nlso, on:-' that same occasion, 'Eisner,' he-, said, 'I shall never forget you.'? How do you like that?" f, Mamma Chopin said coldly:.* "You wrote to him about B'ritz-' chenV" Eisner's eyes lighted. "Did you 1: think I would be afraid to tlo£ thai? Not Jozef Eisner. Yes, in-f deed, I sat myself down and?: wrote a warm• my.gqod''' friend Louis Pleyel. Well, you* see what he says. It is all there; He now had the letter and was£, holding it to his eyes. He read its 1 aloud, although undoubtedly he 3 could have repeated every word ? without (he slightest reference?; to it. (To Re Cont'mteil) Announcements The Courier News has been authorized to announce the following candidacies for the Municipal Election in April, municipal Judge W. BARHAM There ar e no two places on earth today more than GO hours apart; if you travel by air. fS~EP!lEP5Y ENHEKiTED? WHAT CAUSES IT? , A booklet containing Ihe opinions of fa." moui doclori on thii mlereslTno subiecl will be unl FSEE, while Ihey loil, lo ony leader writing lo Ihe Educational Division, ilj Fifth A«., Nswroik. NT., Depl. B-122 The first white riicn to discover and record. Southern California's 'native palm.-, were Floridans. Dr. W. A. Taylor Veterinarian Phone 453 Sec At Phillips Motor Co. FOR SALE CONCRETE STORM SEWER AI.I, SIZES Cheaper Than Bridge Lumber Osceola Tile & Culvert Co. Phone 691 Osceola, Aik. Visit Tls In Our NEW BUILDING Located at 121 E. Main St. T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler Dealer - Parts & Service 1Z1 E. Main Phone 2122 Whole sole your worn footwear for Winter and obtain sturdy wet resisting soles, Rrcatly lengthening the shoe's life. JUflLITY SHOC SHOP 'ill W. MflfN S*, : - Complete Service Station! GOOD GULF GAS AND OILS ... GOODRICH TIRES . . . 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