The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 12, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 12, 1944
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(XHKJ POURIB* f&K 1LYTHEVELLB OOUXIEX HOW i,, . >ni comma KIWI oo. ' "•' '-.'• " H/W. HAINEB, PubiUbtr •* ' BAMTJZL P. NORBIB, Hltor JA1OB A. OATXNB, AdTtrtlJin* Uuu(« ••BoJrN«ttpn»i Wifflwe Wltmei Co, N»v Tork, GbtoMO, D»,; AUm«U, Itenphfc. XTMT Aftenooo Izotpl Matey u cccoad elMi matt«i «t Ut* pott- at Blytherille, Arkmiuu, under ut 61 Oo«- .Oetober I, 1117. Bemd.brth* D&lMd PrMi BTJB8OBIPTION BATX8 ,JSj, l &rjler'ln the dty of Blythertll*, Mt per weefc-.or W per month. • ay ra*l) within i ndlua of M mile*, 14.00 p*r naf. 13-00 for ilx month*, 11.00 for three mo»tbi; iij^mtU, puUlde K mile ton* (10.00 p«r TMU t*f«bl«ln xtnm«. . England Can Still Take It *< Once again ^ve have reason to offer England ^profound sympathy, itiul iul- miration for her rugged courage. Somc- lio'w'the Biitish people never look belter than ^yhen the situnlion is serious. And ceilairily Mi Chin-chill never appears lo 'such good advantage us when in time of slrcgs.ljc expresses in measured oio- quence "lliQ." angry defiance and determination, .of the people he has Lweb chosen to lead. Today's flying bomb attacks on England are different, both in pm-poKC and effect, from the blity, of 1940-'! 1. And the English people's reaction is different; they are no less courageous, but their anger seems to be fiercer, perhaps even contemptuous, in spile of the frightful toll of these robot atlacks. For that reason their impatience for a full discussion of the raids and counter-measures was understandable. This time there are no siren warnings, no dog fights, less chance for effective ground fire. The new bombs fly in almost without warning, day and night, rain or shine, completely unpredictable. Londoners naturally wanted lo know what was being done. Mr. Churchill's -speech must have been comforting. The people learned how long Hitler's secret weapon has been an open secret to the Allies. They learned how often Na/.i plans had been frustrated or weakened by heavy bombings, first on the robot's testing grounds, later on launching areas. They discovered that the flying bomb is an/ins.U'urrjent for desperate, wanton, aimless; •••'civilian'' slaughter largely because Allied air power delayed its use beyond the day of invasion. Civilian deaths in London have been - greater' 1 than British losses in Normandy during the same period. Once again the war is a grim reality in London. But now British' and Allied arms are across the Channel, and the atlacks on London are the last blows of a wounded, dying," 1 but still treacherous enemy. Mr. Churchill offered no hope for immediate relief from these attacks. He ^did not minimize their seriousness. Vet 1 Britons know that their military science has devised a successful defense against every new enemy development thus far. They know that the robot, for all ils destructiveness, cannot duck or dodge or shoot: back. They have the prime minister's assurance that "everything in human power", is being done. And when Mr. Churchill says "we have never failed yet," the British people know that he is not speaking light"Iy. They proved once that England can take it, and they know that England , can lake it again. Teacher Shortage WEDNESDAY, JULY.12,1944 The National Education Association has reported a teacher shortage of 70,000, the greatest in oilr history, and has also revealed thai 170,000 teachers were new to the job last year, many of them with insufficient training. This situation is serious, but certainly not surprising. 11 was lo. be expected that the armed forces would take many teachers, and it has—to the number of 100,000 in the past two years. But in the same period about twice that number have left teaching for better paying jobs. Unless something is done, our education system will get only a fraction of them back. The remedy is apparent. The average teacher's pay has always been such that those who entered (he profession had to possess a large'.share of selfishness and idealism. Today, with taxes and living costs zooming, teachers have been among the most unfortunate of the wage-frozen white collar workers. Jligli taxes and high living costs are likely to continue for .some time. So will (he Icachcr shortage, unless salaries, retirement pay and job security are generally improved. Once teachers have lasted of the fruils of a decent living wage, it's going to take more than a red apple to lure them back lo the classroom. Beprotactlon to thti column •( edilorUli from •ther newipapen 4«e* att ncoewrll; BOMB endottemeot but If U acknowledgment ot lateral to Iht icb}fol» iterate* Record of the Army Doctors A young American soldier was badly wounded in France when mortar-shell fragments penetrated his chest, lungs, diaphragm and stomach. Five years ago, 90 per cenl of such wounds would have been filial, bul now, says Himson W. Baldwin In a dispatch lo tbe New York Times, this soldier Is recovering In a British hospital, nfler five clays of treatment, by Army doctors In France. The doctors call this n "miraculous" story that Is steadily becoming typical. Medical men are writing some of the most Inspiring chapters of this war's history, with the aid of modern scientific developments that arc keeping mortality figures at record low . levels. . Ma). Gen. Norman T. Kirk,-Surgeon General of • the Army, gives four reasons for the remarkable showing; mnjor surgery close behind the lines, blood plasma, moving of wounded men by plane, sulfa drugs—all unknown in previous wars. As a result, 97 per cent of wounded soldiers who reach hospitals recover; Ihe figure wns 89 per cent in World War I. New vaccines, drugs and Insecticides are keeping disease mortality at correspondingly low ratios. The American people concerned as they are for the safety of their sons in service, can take great comfort from the fact thai no fighting men have ever had belter medical care thnn our forces receive today. —ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. • SO THEY SAY Man In the modem world Is laboring under slavery resulting. from, his loss' of conscience neighbor, God and the sense of challenge When human life • lost•• Its' challenge, it also lost its dignity.-Rcv_ Paul Shercr, New York pastor Living In the richest, part of France, we never lacked for ment or bread. I, Is the lltt!o tilings like shhis. I was unable to buy a shirt for four years.—Wealthy Norman, visiting Cherbourg. * * * The German people may live lo regret with much bitterness the dny (heir leaders decided to adopt a weapon (robot bombs) which could not postpone defeat bul which undoubtedly will increase the severity of retribution which might otherwise have been somewhat softened by the far-sighted tolerance of Great Britain— The Dally Mail, London newspaper. * • • The notion thnl the great books constitute the whole of education assumes B class of men with a purely backward vision. The technical training of mere mechanical experts produce men with no vision at ail. Liberal education is the education of the whole man.—Prof, irwln Ednmi of Columbia U. SIDE GLANCES Galbrotrt. "Don't men lion vacation if we meet service men un the train—after nil, you do expect lo gel sonic snow-shovel 1 orders on Ihis (rip, don'l you?" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson- IFVOU STAND WITH YOUR BACK TO THE WIND IN THE THE AREA OF RELATIVELY LOW PRESSURE WILL 6E ON YOUR IN THE SOUTHERN HEAAISPHERE, IT WOULD BE ON YOUR. if/(,t*r. T. M. REG. U. 5. PA1. OFT. CRANKSHAFT MUSI" BE CROOKED, • A. J. GOODBAN, This Time We're Locking the Barn in Time After two.years of war, Individual, buying power in the form ofj cnsli and checking accounts, has reached an iill-lime high o[ $33,000,000,000, according to the Federal Reserve Board's statistics. _ 1 WE FILL ALL DOCTORS' PRESCRIPTIONS AND SAVE YOU MONET STEWART'S Drat SUr e * L*k* Pkm ix Main NEVADA ONCE WAS COVERED BY A PREHISTORIC LAKE FILLED BY "IATERS FROAV MELT1N& SNOW AND GLACIERS. 7-12 NEXT: Do you buy strained honey? la Hollywood BY KRSKINK JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD'S film stars spend almost as much time in front of till cameras as they do facing (he novic cameras. Thousands of por- rnits, production, publicity and 'asiilon photographers arc turned nit of the film factories every nonth. What (joes on in the pri- I'acy of these still galleries when \ star is nskcd Lo "Hold it, please" s the least publicized part ol their :>vcrly publicized lives. Most particular about fashion tnd portrait sellings arc Marlcne Dietrich. Gccr Garson, and Lo- rclla Young. All use full length morrors hcsidc the camera in whi V y can see exactly how the photograph will look. Posing for still pictures makes Clark Gable hungry. He's been known to consume sandwiches and a pot of coffee during a two-hour silting. Cameramen find It difficult to unfreeze Ring Crosby and usually iave him bring a friend into the gallery so he can talk liorscs and golf between shots. Boris Karlotl breaks up the tedious and souie- tlines hours-Ion? work by ribbii Ihr* r.liotogvaphcr. Dcanna Durbln likes to listen to swing music. Gary Cooper Is as nervous as a race horse at the barrier and usually is given a piece of rope lo fiddle with. Edward G. Robinson and Pat O'Brien are never without their ever-present cigars and park them anywhere that's handy. BEKC.KN NEUDS OilAIII.IK Edgar Bergin lacks his usual personality when photographed without Charley McCarthy. He needs Charlie as much as some actors need their'troiipces. Grace Moore radiates only wlier she's wearing clothes she likes. Sonja Ilenic sends oul for Ice- cream during a silting. You'll always find a hairdresser prosen when Alice Paye is looking at the birdie. The late Will Rogers woulc never consent to a portrait sitting ills photographs were made whiU hc wns relaxing or conversing .will someone on the set. Don'Ameche likes to tell jokes to anyone who will listen. Humphrn; Dogart paces the floor FOR BALE CONCRETE STORM SEWER ALL B1ZEB Cheaper Than Bridge Lumber Osceolo Tile & Culvert Co. Phone 891 OsceoU, Ark. Gin Supplies AT PRKSKNT our slocks of repair parls arc as complete as during pre-war times! Put. your plants in shape for Kail NOW. WK GIVii SKllviCE—call us day, night or Sunday. * Belting * .Steam Packing j.>.._. _. •* * Belt Loco * Pipe Fittings * All Size Pipe * Crane Valves * Gin Saw Files and Glimmers Hubbard Hardware Go. Serving Blylhevillc 25 Years Roaches, Rats and Mice eliminated. Contract service In pest control. Biddle Exterminators Free Estimates. 115 8. Third , Phone &151 Every type of sport shoe repair made here where a wide slock of fine leathers and materials plus highly skilled workmanship insure the smartest appearing results t eombincd with (<vp-notch wear and comfort. Moderate prices. • • I ?,!-.' W. MB I'M Have Equipment Fixed Now— PAY NEXT FALL Have tractors and farm implements,overhauled and repaired NOW while parts can he secured and our shops can do the work - . . DON'T WAIT FOR THE RUSH SEASON. We'll take fall billing on (he charges. Delta Implements, Inc. GOOD HEALTH DESERVES THE BEST WATER; Bad Health Demands it. Over live million American Homes have ordered the Famous MOUNTAIN VAM.KY MINERAL WATER From HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS. It is reliable—an aid in treatment of Arthritis, Rheumatism, Kidney, Bladder, and many intestinal disorders. It stimulates Kidney elimination. For Particulars, Free health booklet CROSSTOWN WHISKEY SHOP Main ft Division BIylheville, Ark. Lo a By Victoria Wolf mil, NEA Service, Inc KnURthiBT ng ft Ilrd f'rnt* \nrn» nffcr her Amcrirnn hilxlmiirf finji lirrn klllr.l li, m -lli>ii, (-Tn,:,n- hnniiltnl trnlnTnc. Her ji^rlleiilnr Kr.nili I.-* rnlU'il "Thr l-'orclKii' f.r- KI..I." mill liirlmlrx l:,lr.lvl:in .11;,II. ]trn/-IUnii .luiiniiri. MrlKi:in Vvuill]C shots. Garbo comes in for portraits )ur Boa'rding House with Major Hoople Out Our Way By J. R. William* GREKT K.LOT'Z. .' OO VOL) HOW MUCH \ J \IITTLE6, f; \ V<LOTZ f \ V < ARE 2M2. VEH-CL STIFFY CAIM'T TAKE THEM STORES LIKE HE USEP TO WELL, I BETCKR &IT TH' TEA AM' TCJSST OM.' BEAMS, BISCUITS A.M' BEEF WOULP KILL A MAM WITH SUCH A 5EPEKJTARY JOB/ OH, FER.TH' P/ViS WHEM VUH PIDM'T IA\VE TBE -M.'TAWKJO EC^bEOFF HIM WITM A, ^ OF HAV teTER MFvSOR, ARS 'OU LIT UP Lite A „ 6W.L 6NAG.S? -•c-- BF-.FORE t \MR/^P UF; ALREADY TlAE VOU GOT UMD MO MlDKTlOM MOiEV VJiTUOENVJ IVW MR SOUR. KEEP MEM UVE: FOR. TVUS MOR06& / IAEKT THE PASSEP MASTER the (lav nftcr a picture is completed, )»scs from D n. m. to C and then can't be brought back-until 1 the day after completion of her next picture. It's in her contract. Eleanor I'owcll and Jeanette MacDonald arrive at the still gallery with a retinue rivaling a queen's. Included are hairdressers, stand-ins, prop and make-up men. ,lonn Crnv.-fonl plays phonograph records. Clandclte Colbert keeps (he gallery closed lo everyone cx- rrpt, the p'loioaraphcr. George Hreut is so solf-ronscbus before a still camera that photographers never tell him when they're going lo 5iiai> the picture. I'lllGEON USEP STAND-IN Walter Pldgeon finds stllk au ordeal because of holding one frozen pose while lights nrc being set and camera Ionised. He• saves himself and gives spontaneity to his pictures by hnvhu; his stand-in assume an approximation of the pose while the mechanics are being ad lusted. FINAL EXAMS III 'T V HE war news is not so bright, but that is not the only excuse lor my absent-mindedness. I try between j { o 1)U n myself together and I succeed as soon as a task is set before me; but I am a failure at leisure. On the Saturday night that the nurses have their monthly party, I run away from the Inn. Peggy, in her' dapper manner, catches ine on my way lo our room and I slutlcr a vague excuse which she doesn't believe. "We'll have lo talk that over soon," she says, and her eyes tell me that she understands. I nod because there is no other answer lo friendliness. But what shall we talk over? I can't tel her that I feel like a woman who has looked for the first lime into her old age. It is again a lellcr which docs that lo me. Not "UNCLAIMED RETURN TO SENDER," but letter Howard wrote three montl ago, postmarked Panama! it £|A:VI. * . " Bob Hope Invariably greeU Ihc I mentioned this letter while he wa No. I patn In Ihe neck to Holly- I write you thousands of new ones, woods portrait photographers arc | thoughtless frlentis who Insist on And now Ihe lost letter hr engaging the slnrs in lengthy conversations between iwses. American steel mills produce enough stficl to build and equip one of the Navy's new destroyers every half hour In the day. arrived but he can't write m now onus any more. I gather my courage togelhe and open Ihc envelope. "My darling: a(i07i ore like pJiysicn! pain. . . ." I rend it over and over till my cad knows it as well as my heart, is spirit is in me forever. The }vc was always mine. Bul now love for his country and his ensc of duly have to be mine, oo. * t * >EGGY was not impatient or intolerant am! she didn't lose er disarming' charm for a mo- icnt, but she was very ileler- nned when she said: "I hope ou won't misunderstand me, Charlotte, it I speak frankly. I ke you and I think you have Ihe lakings of a good nurse—a good varlimc nurse. But I don't know ow you would do in peacetime; r. let me say, civilian life." "What's on your mind, Peggy?" "Can't you guess?" "I'm never good at guessing.' "Have you forgotten the scene vith Miss Hamilton already?" "There was no scene with Mi lamilton. She complained that icr breakfast eggs were boiled li oft, and I told her that millions if people all over the world woulc oc happy .if they could only sec in egg. That's all." "That's just it. She wrote n eller to Dr. McCormick aboil you. She sairl she wants to bi rcated with consideration am doesn't need lessons on bchavioi ,nlo the bargain. And Mrs. Brad ley's letter had the same slant." "Mrs. Bradley? She criticized i»er hard bed and heavy blankets and I told her that in Russia pa tients lie on cols and are covered with nothing bul their coals— provided they possess any—an that in Leningrad during th siege, people kept the corpses o their starved relatives under th beds in order not lo lose Ihei bread rations." "That's exaclly what she men tioned. She is here to gel rnedica care and not lectures about Uus sia, she said. Do you see no\ what I mean by wartime an eacetime nurse?" I sec." Dr. McCormick appreciates our work, Charlotte. He knows lat you are reliable and dcvolcd, id that's why he won't mention lose letters to you himself. Maye lie has the same ideas about city complaints as you, but afler I we arc at Ihe home front nong civilians; our job isn't to rlucntc them, but to heal their ilmcnts." 1 smiled. "Do you feel betler ow, Peggy?" "Indeed I do!" "Well, I'll keep my mouth shut om now on for your sake," I romised, "but sometimes it's a ard job." * « « ' • . • i'LIZABETH and I are ordered to assist at Ihc Blood Bank lis week. We like Ihc work im- ncnscly. It is heart-warming to e how lliousantls and thousands t ordinary people, stenographers, Icrks, housewives, are eager lo o Iheir bit. They come with their knitting ags and their newspapers. Pa- iently they sit in waiting rooms nd corridors and await their urn. They bare their arms and valch the red lluir! course through ho needles and tubes into Ihe rattles. And when Ihcy go away hey ask when Ihcy might come >ack and once more give their blood for our boys. Millions of cubic centimeters of blood arc collected in all Ihe Blood Banks of the country. Mil- ions ot dollars worth of plasma is produced. Yel, not one of these donors asks for money. * * * ""PIIE final examinations are in full swing. We arc all nervous and irrilablcJ Mali is the calmest of 'Ihe 57 varieties of nervous wrecks. Elizabeth, the oddest one, declares lhat she prefers artillery Ike lo Ihe morbid silliness of an examination class room. Jnanna and Yvonne arc constantly bickering with each other. "Why don't you keep your strong language till you arc in uniform?" asks Peggy. "Swearing goes much better with a lieutenant's rank." (To Be Continued)

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