The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 11, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 11, 1944
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1LYTHBVILLH, POUBIEB TUESDAY, JULY 11, 1944 TTHEVELLK COUBOCK USB THl OOCROCR Kim 00. H. W. HADTO, PubUibMT BAMUE, F. NORRI8, KlfeJC OATKHB. AdTertlriPi 1UMIM ,., Bolt 'Natiooal AdTcrtldcf RcpmeDtatiTw: Vullao* Wltmer Oo, !»•» Turk, ODIttf* D«- tratv.'AUaata, Itttnptxli. "pubUihed Breiy Aftenooa Boept «un<S»7 . Bitend M teoond C!MB m»tt«r at ti* port- «Ktlot «* Blythevllle, ArUnju, under Mt oi OM- October I, tin. Berred by to» Unlt*d . t > • BUBBCRIFnON RATMB f BT farrier In the city of BlyttiertUe, M« p«r feet, or wo per monm. , •} mail, within * radlui ol 40 mllef, KM per n*i, 12.00 for ill months, (1.00 for three momthJ; jj nail ouUJde BO mile lone 110.00 per jtmr ptytble in advance. j>«-7 „« • ^ : •' . . The Underground Emerges The climax of the French underground's battle is approaching, Hi a climal? to.yyard : \vhich they have (.oiled for four dangerous, heartbreaking years. The Allies have landed, have approvwl appointment of French Gen. Joseph . Pierre Koenig as their comniander-in- chief, and : has distributed arms and munitions for 75,000 men. The underground, coming into Ihc open almost 'immediately after the Normandy landings, already has 1 tied up large German forces in southern and Southeastern ^France. We shall he hearing more from it. But already it has', done more than most of us here in America realize. We read that 40 per cent of Gorman shells are dulls, that there is a bottleneck in German plane replacement- parts, that Gernian troops and supplies are delayed by. transportation tie-ups. And for this we can thank the underground as well as our Allied flyers. The underground Lcgan in the shal- . tered wreckage of a defeated France. Its organizers trained men and women for sabotage. The underground counteracted Gernian lies, converted wavering patnots, published newspapers, wrecked eneni^ transportation and communication, and poisoned food going to Germany. The members met in Paris subways and bombed-out houses. They stole arms, and transported them under Gcr- maiib' i(oses. They were cold and hungry anttjick,^but they kept the spirit of Free France alive, and kept the Allies informed of important German mil- itaiy developments by secret radio. Now,' though still insufficiently armed, ' thev create valuable diversionary assistance J;o.*the advancing armies of liberation. It remains to be seen whether the appioaching end of the underground's long fight will also mark the beginning of an end to the lamentable friction between the Allies and General Do Gaulle. But the prospects look more hopeful than at any previous time, despite the general's petulance at the time of in- vasioii..,';- _' , Certainly General Eisenhower's ap- pioval of the Koenig appointment pleases the underground as well as General Pe Gaulle. For whatever London and Washington,.may think of Koenig, his popularity within France seems to be solid and widespread. Doubtless the talks between President Roosevelt and General DC Gaulle will advance Allie-French relations clos- ei to a happy ending. Much hard fighting remains, and many difficulties must still be',settled, but this long-delayed understanding is a prime requisite. Dream Insurance Lnwford II. Fry, research director of the Locomotive Institute, has written a letter to the New York Times to say that the Diesel hasn't replaced the steam locomotive. He gives a lot of reasons which, to the layman, look good. But to millions, the bare statement will be sufficient. j Those millions are the boys who wanted to be engineers when they grew up. And while, in maturity, they must have realized that the silent, efficient Diesel had a lot of good points, their boyhood eyes still saw it with a jaundiced gaze, When we dreamed of being an engineer, it was not the kind who sits enclosed in a clean, almost whispering invention. We wanted to hang our head and .shoulders out of Die «ib, watch (he black smoke pour out, and hear the mighty chug-chug of exertion and power. We wanted a whistle that would cut the air mid make a white plume above the great black boiler. We wanted to feel—and sec—the drive of the wheels beneath us. We suppose our grandchildren will feel much the same way- | SIDE GLANCES View* Beprodttetlon to thb column el editorial* from ether ownwpw *oe» net aeeenuUf n«an endorsement bat li ui tckaawMfTBenl of ta- teriwt IB th» tobjeel* Arkansas and Its Law For Quick Divorces ' Accept- Hie contention of B. J. Mcbnllcn Hint 1C a divorce-seeker Is unscrupulous the results might be the snme under the one-year residence law. or untler n,five-year law, as under the present 60-day law. Hts letter to the Gazette does not touch the question of Aiknnsas's commercializing divorce by virtually Inviting people ot other states lo come here .nnd get rid o( their males more quickly hnrl easily lhan would be possible under the laws of their own states. Tills Corning render feels that the 60-day law lias received unmerited attack because of fraud personal lo the plaintiff in a comparatively small number of cases. He snys /•-•Jcansas courl.5 have maintained their dignity by reversing or-annulling decrees In such cnscs when the fraud was brought to their attention. We can not believe that the people of Arkansas are willing to see the laws of their state bid for court unit lawyers' fees and hotel bills and other expenditures of divorce seekers with the bait of quack and easy divorce decrees. That was frankly the purpose of the 60-day law. Its supporters urged the legislature ' In so many words'to let Arkansas get a share of the lucrative "divorce business" which goes chiefly to Reno. It is not Arkansas courts alone that have set aside 60-day divorces obtained in Ihls state. Courts of New York, Illinois and other slates have annulled them ant) their action and comments ot the judges have been bad advertising for Arkansas—bad nailonal publicity. —ARKANSAS GAZETTE. SO THEY SAY Unlii we^realizc Ihc war Isn't over and slop delaying production, we'll just delay victory that much longer. Berlin is 475 miles from the Channel and ^.we.'ve gone 15 mites. Put off thi.t fishing trip.—Service- Forces Lieut.-'Gen. Brelion B. Som- mcrvell.""' COPH. 1WBY HfA 5t«V1Ct. INC. T. M- REO. H. S, PAT, "Hal Arc you saving those faanimns Tor yourself, Mr. Jones 1" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson- The Messenger Boy "•838? / Little, blue herons arc not little; they measure two feet in length. WE FILL ALL DOCTORS 1 PRESCRIPTIONS AND BATE YOU MONTI STEWARTS Dr«f 5l«fe Main * Lab Pk«M Mil FOB SALE CONCRETE 8TOUM SEWER ALL SIZES Cheaper Tban Bridge Lnmtmr Osceola Tile & Culvert Co. Phone 891 Osceol*, Ark. Of OUR WOULD THAT" NCM' IS DRV LAND WAS, ATONETLME OR ANOTHER, UNDE& THE SSA.... AND THE LAND THAT NOW LIES BENEATH OUR SEAS HAS NOT ALWAYS SEEN SUBMERSED. UK n lied ('rn nfter Krr . Amerjcnu hualmml hn* IHTII killed Ia:'-iK-tlmi. iivrmnn- hctrn C'bnrlotle Muurc uudcrgu«N trnltiltii?. WH£R£S ELMER ? Gin Supplies AT PRESHNT our stocks of repair parts arc as complete as during pre-war times! Put your plants in shape for Fall NOW. WE GIVE SERVICH—call us day, night or Sunday. * Belting * Steam Packing * Belt Lace Pipe Fittings All Size Pipe * Crane Valves * Gin Saw Files and Gummers Hubbard Hardware Co. Serving lilylhcvillc 25 Years By Victoria Wolf Coi.jrlKht, AM ADULT HUMAN BREATHES ABOLir /5O GAjiiOAfS Of ASfZ PER HOUR. / T, W. RtC. U 5 TAT. OFT ANSWER: Natal; SoiHh Africa. NEXT: High pressure methods. In Hollywood The greatest war contribution a teacher cnn nuikc Is to slay on the job.—Dr. Wlllard E. Olvcns, secretary Nulioiml Ethicatioii Assocla- Uou. * * • . , Tlic real problem Is not so much one of size as of adinlnislratlon. For reconversion is more than disiiorins ol surplus properly without a scandal, or settling contracts (airly, or relaxing restrictive precision. It Is a job of tilling all of parls together.—J. A. Livingston, WPB report editor. . . • • • Because we have concentrated so hard on meeting schedules, with cost and olhcr considerations distinctly secondary, we have probably lost something that will have to be regained when the cniplwls chances from quantity to cost in the postwar world.—J. H. Van Devcnter, president Iron Age magazine. BV KRSK1NE JOHNSON NEA Staff Corifcspondcnt 'the next national political conventions, we have decided, will be held In Hollywood. In [act, we already have written, our congressman about it. If It's glamor the politicians arc after—and apparently they are — Hollywood Is the place to let the boys and girls glltlcr. UoLh conventions, of course, will white horses, if Loo Carrillo complains, Orson' can let him lead one of Ihc parades. Sure, there will he parades—stock girls astride 87 elephants for the Republicans and 87 gilded donkeys for the Democrats. THOSE BADGE PINNERS! Committee meetings, of course, will be held beside private swimming pools and at pickfair. Hcdy lie held In Ivplcal Hollywood spec-! J; a! " ! ! rr ' „ Dol ? lh >' Liunour, Bcttj lade style, Searchilehts will swrcn Grablc. Veronica Lake Ann Slicri, the skies as the nominees, flanked < lan all(i Rlla Hayworth will be the 80 chorus girls wearing only sample ballots, accept from tin? Mage of the Hollywood Bowl. The combined orchestras of Kay Kyscr, the Dorsey brothers and llarvy James will blow out additional hot air. But before we give you the co n- nlctc picture, one Ihlng will be ee'- taln. Molton picture columnists, comedians, novelists, quiz kids nnd hostesses. Dorothy in a sarong nnrl Belly in a grass skirt will also serve as badge pinners. Errol Flynn nnd Alan Ladd will perform these chores for the feminine delegates catch-as-catch-can. Flynn with a Ihrce-bloniic handicap. Rosalind Russell will impersonali Clare Boolho Luce at the Rcpubli can convention. It's much belle: pet editors will be barred from the press box. As a novelty, only |vi- litical reporters will be allowed lo cover the conventions. Both shows, of course, will be imrter the riircction of Orson Wellr.s. . ami Sid Grauman. The keynoters sl ! lc ' " nvc ».to a theater and push- casting. Before selecting a nominee, party leaders will "sneak" preview him, as moviemakers <fo pi c ' llrc s, in several suburban towns. The nominec- to-bt! will be hustled Inlo a limou- RETURN TO SENDER II ••'.•:' room in the hospital 'is' called the Foreign Legion. iVc arc five, all foreign-born, four of us Americans now. There is Ma Ling, called Mali, a slender childlike Eurasian girl with a desperate friendliness in her silence. And there is Juanna, the daughter of the Brazilian consul, married to a pilot whose three photos decorate our night table. Yvonne is a Belgian refugee who talks like a revolving door and lights her cigaret with no less than two matches. Formerly a buyer in a fashionable Brussels store, she still looks like a model showing us our uniforms. And there is Elizabeth, the eldest, tallest, skinniest, and toughest of us. She has the ability to withdraw her mind from her lace and no onc^knows what she die before she entered the hospital She is a British subject and unmarried. Our boss, Peggy, is a thoroughbred from Boston. Her lace glow with the clarity of high youth Always good-humored, she like to shake hands and put commandi training into it, likes teasing ani making fun, and has a trcmendou appetite for life. Peggy com mands our Foreign Legion but sh sleeps in a separate room. * * * T'HERE is no 40-hour week in hospital. We get up at 6 an «lll deliver their speeches astride )ur Boarding House with Major Hoople Out Our Way By J. R. Williams BAlt! &MBARX AT I'LL C.PEEO UP THE 60VS! -^VOU'RE ELECT ED PREFERRED STOCKHOLDER TH& HOOPL& OIL PAUSE AT Trie MKRKBT FOR Av LOND OF CHOPS AMD GROCERIES.' / WIS1AH OUT O5 TOvgi-A TONSlGlVT ?-~ ft\E AM' CAMOsSBM-L DICE STR&.FEO ^!^vJTH SIDE VO&UH SOCIETV LW< A CLOODBOST AT A DOUBLE- HEADER.' I LOOV< / T HOLD MO' DOOGH THA^ El&E^rfOWER GOT E^VVBODV M6FO' A MO.l BITE/ ! OWOO.' A &UY LIKE " TH.\T KETCHES ALL TH' FISH. WHEM ME., WHO WOULD GO IMTO ECSTASIES Ot= DELIGHT WITH EVERY OWE, AM IF I C3IT EVEN A BITE/ 1 GRUBBED IW TH' HILLS \ PER A COLD MIME \ TILL Pj\G&EP AM' WITHERED AWP OLD-- WMEW ALOMG IM MY TRACKS CMviE A BLIWD MAM AM PISCOVEP.E 1 MQUMTA1M OF ed out on the stage righl after the newsrcel. One of the sound boys will bring along his applause meter. Itorls Karloff in n white sheet will be used to frighten eonts like the Wisconsin felhw at Chicago who voted for General Mac-Arthur /ANY BUAIN ACT Strictly for laughs. Bud Abbott 'ami Lou Costello will he introduced from the slnue of the Hollywood Bowl as political commentators. Eton Laurel and Oliver Hardy, rtrcfwd as asylum guards n:id cnr- rylna butterfly nets, will finally drag them away. Just in case the delegates are overwhelmed by Hollywood's inor and ricclrto a movie star should be the presidential nominee, we will start an Eddie Cantor for president movement. Eddie's daughters would look Rood In the White House and. besides, Ida hasn't had a trip lately, i G. Gnrbo,'of course, will be our candidate for vice president because slis never says anything. British Repairing Many Of Our Merchant Ships \ WASHINGTON, July 11 (UP) — The Untied States merchant shins operating in British waters have received .\6rruj 66 and n half million dollars worth of repairs from the British. .Foreign Economic Ad- minlslrator Leo T. Crowlcy reports that this" is 'part of Ihe leiid-lease arrangement. . JL it is almost 11 at nighf.betore w can fall into bed again. Break fast is at 6:30. At 7 we prcpar the operating room and receh instructions about the many ii struments we clean. From 8 ti 10 we attend whatever operation arc being performed. Afterwards Peggy takes us along for sickroom visits. There we change dressings and cheer up patients. Or at least we try! Luncheon is from 12 to 1. How we eat! Even Yvonne, who is constantly concerned about her figure, gobbles down whatever she gels. Mali and Juanna have fornicci a bartering (cam. They exchange food items according to rationing. Mali doesn't eat meal so she gives her portion lo Juanna for two points of dessert. Juanna trades in her butler againsl a cup of coffee or two apples. Their luncheon is highly spiced with discussion about what equals what. Juanna doesn't like to give values away lor nothing and she considers stinginess an important virtue. "WE have classes in the afternoon. Fifty-eight girls ii white who want to graduate ii October—all in one classroom. \Ve receive the most up-to-date instruction and study all types o wounds which the newest weap ons are inflicting. A biltcr knowl edge! At 5 we help feed and bed thi patients. Our dinner is servec 'reverse between'7 and 8, and after 8 we ' assist night nurses lor as Ion The San Francisco postmaster did a cruel thing to me. He sent back a letter. Four words were stamped on it; UNCLAIMED. RETURN TO SENDER. Four cruel words. s they need us. Peggy pretends :\at the duly in a training hos- )ilal is harder than field duty, jut she admits that she never vorked in a field hospital. I am glad that every minute f my time is ealcn up by work. Keep, deep and dreamless sleep \flcr a day of exhaustion is a >lcssing which you only realize vhen you are exposed slecplcssly o your desperate thoughts and memories. * * » r PHE Son Francisco postmaster J- did a cruel thing (o mo. He sent back a letter. Four words arc stamped on it: UNCLAIMED. RETURN TO SENDER. Four cruel words And here it is on my table! An airmail envelope with red and blue edges. Howard's address crossed out with greasy black pencil and a red hand pointing lo my name: RETURN TO SENDER. It lakes time till I find the slrcnglh lo read what I once wrote. How did I feel on that bright June day shortly after his two-day leave? And here 1 road it again: My best and my dearest: Three days have passed since you were silling in this chair in the garden. I still feel your presence here near me, and I can smell your pipe! It was wonderful to have you wllh ma even lor such a short while and now I wail in love till you come [ionic again. Those who can wail arc happier than those who have nothing to wail for. The facts sound so simple: you arc a man'away at war and I am your wife who waits. How many women write such words to their men? Millions, I suppose. I. have been re-reading your old letters, darling, and I find I can share your lite' on the ship better since I have talked ( to you. Though I still have to get vised lo this dream world in which we must live as long as the war lasts. Darling, write often, often.' FA-cn the smallest letler brings the grealcst joy. Take good care of yourself and never, never forget there lives a woman who loves you with all, her heart and being. A woman who is only happy when you are happy and who is yours forever and always. Her name is Charlotte, and for you, only f'or you, darling, Chcri Chary I wrote to (lie Postmaster in San Francisco and to the Navy', Department. They should destroyi unclaimed letters and not return them <o the sender. • (To Be Continued) LV. ,-

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