The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 12, 1944 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 12, 1944
Page 6
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BIX BLYTHEyiLLB (ARK.)] COURIER NEWfl WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 11)44. Says F.D.R, Only Uv" '•' Easier For Him To Win Than Any Other, Sen! McClella'n Soys HOT SPRINGS, Ark., July 12.— Senator John L. McClellan. (D., Ark ; ) never nn advocate for a fourth term, said Tuesday Prest- dentiHooseVellVunnotmcemeiH'tliat he would accept a fourth term did not 501110 te a surprise, adding lliat if the'Democratic Party could not win:'s with Roosevelt it could not elect; any other-' candidate. His; statement follows' In part: ""The policies and action that have been pursued • by. party leadership and conditions tl\at now exist make this 'course on the part of ity; President Inevitable. There Is iio other 'alternative for the Democratic Party.'. Circumstances preclude any other choice of selection with any hope of success'in November. If President -Roosevelt cannot win for the Democrats no one else could, ? . • •• "Now, let us hope the President will permit delegates in naming the candidate for vice president." McOlellan expressed 'opposition Saturday to the rendmlnation of Vice President Wallace, who, he contends, possesses a philosophy of Government that is not in accord with Jeffersonian or Southern democracy. The senator has said that he would oppose Wallace's nomination..:-. Polio Reported Af Girls Camp; Quarantine On RALEIGH, N. C., July 12 (UP) —The discovery of a case of Infantile paralysis at a girl's camp at Jfontrcaf, N. c., lias resulted iri the quarantining of 225 girls. And It raises the total number of cases reported in North Carolina since Juiie^-l to.275'.- • • •'••• The stale board ol health says that most counties In the stricken area; hav e closed swimming' pools, discouraged all ' types of public gatherings, restricted attendance of children at schools, theaters nnd other.- public places, discouraged travel in and out of the area,'Isb- lated^all patients, and has taken extensive sanitation measures. One hundred and twenty-five nurses' liave been recruited from the southeastern area to assist in the polio hospitals. The boara of health places the fatality rate during the present epidemic between three and four Per cent. The highest percentage of rase.? Is among children one to four years old. And there's a steady decline in percentage through the 10 to 15- year-old group. : six !»r .cent ol the cases are adults. HIGHLIGHTS FROM LATEST BOOKS •'• • •„-•• .-••.'..,- , > • • ... _ Book Without Heroics Bares Fears Of G.I. Joe "A Wnjk In the Suti," by Harry Brown (Knopf: $2),'ts'n memorable little book which 1ms perhups as much Impact'as any novel (o come out of this war. The walk In the sim begins with an amphibious landing on the coast of Italy; a. platoon 6( men have orders from Ihelr cap- lain to proceed to a point ii hundred yards inland and wall. They wait, never see the captain again, arc- strafed by a Nazi-plane, and \mder new leadership proceed up a road in the direction of « farmhouse, their objective. A .sergcniil cracks up; "they are strafed again; a motorcycle 'rider who happens nloiig agrees to go ahead on recon- iiiilsssiice. He never returns, but tin armored cur does, manned by Nazis, whom they ambush. The platoon— what Is left of it—reaches the farmhouse and lays siege, Tlie action, while exciting and realistic, is sutordluate in space covered, Importance,- find effect (o the characterization, the dialogue, the humor. The G. I. conversation is cynical, funny, real. The book Is war, wnr without heroics, and wlUi Its inevitable measure of fear. Brown Iran artist; he cun make you see, hear nnd feel prelude (o combat, combat itself, and Its at- tcniiath. "OVER TWKNTV-ONE" IS FUN Fiuth Gordon's piny "Over Twenty-One" (Random House: $2>. I* the result of a shortage of stage nititcrlftl with something on the ball. Miss Gordon, so we are told, could find nothing suited to her talents, so she turned to the typewriter, made with it. und came forth with a delightful comedy that hej proved a break for Broadway as veil us herself. . Action takes place In a Miami moss the rontl from Hie ;naln f;atc bungalow, one of 30 or 40 slluatoil of Tellcy Field, where ". . . grim young men arc atlcmptlnir to Improve their military station." Jan (she's the wife) and Roy Uiptoii, who has just won his burs, nrc preparing to shove off for Arkansas where' he has been assigned (much to their disgust) when'Paula whar- lon, novelist and Hollywood scenarist, pops In. Slie'e the next tenant, and the housing situation'be- ing what it Is, loses no time In placing her claim. From here on the comedy revolves chiefly about I'auln, her husband Max, who is a famous editor, or was until the Army got him, of a liberal newspaper, and Robert Drexel Gow, 'millionaire publisher— although the laughs build up strongly before (he Luptons depart. Most, fun In.the whole play comes when Max's C. O., Colonel Folcy, calls with his wife, who is an avid Paula Wharton fun. Gow, who wants Max back behind a desk, docs his best to queer him with the colonel, recalling an editorial written by Max called "The Backward Military Mind." There are laugh lines aplenty.'If you can't get to see "Over Twenty-One," read It. RELUCTANT NA/I 'The Firing Squad," by P. c. Weiskopf (Knopf: $2.50), is the story of six German soldiers who compose a firing .squad somewhere in Czechoslovakia. Written from the viewpoint of nans Holler, a man who finds Ijls job more thnii distasteful, the book is presented as a novel—yet you cannot lic-li> but believe that much of It has a basis In fact. Huns, a Sudetener, has a be- hhid-lho-lmcs job. partly because of wounds he received in the Balkans, partly because of the influence of his uncle. It is not until the siege of Stalingrad that he is called back to the front, where he is captured, and tells his sU>ry to a nurse In diary form. Intensely dramatic, It pictures the war from the enemy side through the eyes oi u typo of German which those who refuse to believe all Germans murderous monsters, feel does exist in i the Nazi iinny. IVflV MUST WE HATE? Them Is one kindness of fate for which the Jews can lx> everlastingly thankful, says Slgmund Livingston In "Must Men Hate" (Harpers: $2.50), and that is that none by- the greatest stretch of the -imagination can call Nazism and all its at- tendant'evils n "Ji'H'jsJi conspiracy." Here at least is one. charge against which the most libeled group of people In history will not have to defend themselves. For an Impartial, concrete' ar.d Interesting analysis of an answer to the many accusations hurled at the Jew today, yesterday and the day before that, read Mr. Livingston's book. He breaks 'down nntl- Scmitism into its psychological elements, states cases and facts, offers a possible solution to a con temporary world problem. It Is a took that no thinking person should miss. Tracing anti-Semitism" as an emotional iitlltmle conditioned by certain negative teachings In childhood which prepare' the mind "to receive .hospitably every accusation against the Jew," through the vague fallacies accepted without thought by' this adult, through the active hate propaganda propounded by the Nazis, the author crystallizes much ' sbrng-of-thc shoulder hearsay. lie points out the original historical Mails for certain mui.iostioned nttiUui.-s, shows the actual position of -lift,Jew !ti t',lf- fcrenl civilizations, debunks a good many propaganda imaxes, indicates paradoxes, proves that "anti-Semitism assumes a conclusion and then invents a fictitious premise." He lists character debits and credits, material and spiritual contributions of Individual Jews. By supplying a wealth of factual material, Slgmund Livingston goes far toward providing his; own cure for an cmotlojial'ninss disease: that "every accusation the'Jew can and should be answered by absolute t:iilh." Inn Being Improved Improvements underway at Ole Hickory Inn Include, the refinlshlng of walls on the interior with insulating material, The kitchen and storage room also have been ic- paintcd. '•"Olhw Improvements to the drive- in at 701 West Chlckasawba have Iwen planned for the future. The Inn is owned and operated by Elbert Huffman. '• • •' '• - The knee, not the heel is ths most vulnerable spot In the modern athlete.i' StJoseph .'ASPIRIN 'WORID'S UHGESr SEtlEH M IQ. DON EDWARDS "Th» Trrevrllu Kn" HOYAIj, MOTH, COKONA, AND RKMINOTOH POKTABU TTPlWRITERa U« H. *n« BTHHFT . FHONJi ll» Mu»l H* Bmt!«f»rtorr) Mam/a Resident Dies MANILA, Ark., July 12,-Serviccs for George W. Stroud, 54, who'died in Manila Saturday, were held Monday at Lane Cemetery'. '•••'•• Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Agnes Stroud; four sons, Raymond and Charles Stroud of the Army Lecn Stroud and Jackie Jenn Stroud, both of Manila) two.daugh- ters, Annie Jewell Strong and Shirley Stroud, both of Manila, and three brothers, Sam, Alfred and John Stroud, all of Walnut'Ridge The Aldan Valley of Sibera Is so abundant with platinum- thal-na lives are-said to make bullets'o Your Singer Sewing Center now .features a Fashion Services Department offering swing notions and services (o 1)10 ivomsn who sews. A few of llie notions available are: TJIHEAnS . ItlTt'l 0.\S • RUCK. 1-ES • NF.UD1.KS • SCISSOUS SLIDE FASTE.NKHS • SEWING IIOXES AND KITS Scrrices inchule: *- nUTTON AND BUCKLE COVF.KING -/CUSTOM MADE nr.LTS • nUTTOMIOI.ING • UE.MSTITCUINC Visit tin's new counter. You'll finj it's pleasant to shop at your SINGER i JEWING PENTER •> - 114 S.Broadway . - Phone 2782' 4 1 Sare 60% OB" Elastic fiP STVir Well-trained wants work! THE local Society of Spooks and Spectres blames uf for unemploy. incut among its members. ' They say a ghost lias got to have long irjark halls to work in and flickering candles to blow out. How can ariy self'-reipecting wraith rattle chains or. utter mournful moans in'a brightly lighted, room with the radio playing swing music? Seriously, today's children have little chance to learn the fear of the dark that once oppressed their elders. They don't know how shivery blackness can be. They never fumbled blindly for a match or felt relief as the lamp slowly drove back the shadows. Who's afraid of misty apparitions - with reassuring light always instantly at hand? And just as electricity has all but banished haunted houses, so it has laid the ghosts of many household jobs that once were done by hand. In fact, electricity !s so common, so constant today, that most people take it for granted. But the'folks who work for this company can't do that. It's their hard work, careful planning and good business management that keep electric service friendly, dependable and cheap — even in wartime, • Hear "Report to llic N.llion," item program of tkr tretk, n cry UWn«i/jy erenl.t*, "lO;30, E.W.T., Columbia UtojiIcjiMis Syi'uui. DON'T WASTE ' E L I C T R I C I T Y JUST BECAUSE IT ISN'T RATIONED! NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS Termites may be ruining your property. Call me fix cfceck-up without cost or obligation, EATS, MICE AND ROACH CONTKOL GUARANTEED WORK H. C. BLANKENSHIP in Z. Kentucky ' ' , Vhone UM Hear a Different Kind oi Political Talk! Fresh From the Mediterranean Campaign and Battles With Rommel Gomes This 46-Year pld Arlf- piisas War Veteran to fell of— rr s Stake In The Senate Race' 1 Tune In TONIGHT 6:45 p.m. GENE 1S.AKEU Eugene B. Baker of Newport left his State Senatorshio in June, 1842, for the Army Air corps. Within a few months he was with the 12th Bombardment Group in North Africa, and in the succeeding 13 months-he was in the midst, of Montgomery's great sustained drive 'on the notorious Rommel . . . from Altmiein to runisltt'. ; . and American men . . men from Arkansas . were In there slugging with Montgomery all the way. • He speaks the language and knows the' sentiment of our fighting men." - HOMER ADK1NS CAMPAIGN COM. • ' ., ' —Political' Advertisement WINS WARM From every section of Arkansas, by letter and press ' reports, comes warm praise for the administration of C. G. "Crip"-Hall, Secretary of Stale. These unsolicited endorsements reflect the sentiment of -people of Arkansas who appreciate the valuable service which "Crip" Hall has rendered as.Secretary of State. . .• . Reports from every county in the state also indicate that "Crip" Hall will be continued in office as Secretary of State by an overwhelming majority, such as has been given him in his previous races. Here nre some senlinionts expressed by the press: "Those who have served efficiently and faithfully in public office'merit (lie support of the people. Such a nmn is C. G.< "Crip" Hall, our pi'Cscnt Secretory of Slate." "The capable nnd efficient discharge of the duties of a public alike is the best recommendation which art office holder'who seeks re-election can bring to support his candidacy. ... C. G. "Crip" Hall has' proved his fundamental capability." Letters received by Mr. Hall contain these endorsements: "You have in'my opinion made a fjood Secretary of State. Yon liaue fliuen special thought (o (lie CnpifoJ Grounds which' 1 think is rcully 'something to be proud of. .'.'."' "It has been my pleasure mid privilege to uofe for you every time you'-have been a candidate and ( am happy tuilh the may you have handled (he office and / hasten lo assure-you thai I shall do so aijain. . ." "The manner in mltich you have conducted the Secretary-of State's Office has very well prouen i/our efficiencj/, ahd it is due to this fact, that / bclieuc, you will win by a large majority again. . . ." Many letters received by "Crip" Hall recently contnin similar endorsements. They are unsolicited, but highly appreciated, and bespeak the confidence which the people of Arkansas have in "Crip" Hall. Many of these letters also indicate the belief that "Crip" Hall will sweep the stale with the largest vote ever given him. It proves lhal EFFICIENT SERVICE WINS WARM PRAISE. JM * u-itn i 'UUP HALL is seeking re-electron solely on his record of service and NOT BECAUSE HE IS A CRIPPLE. For Th<? Best Interests of Arkonsas Let's Re-Elect f SECRETARY OF STATE "TAKE A TIP —WIN WITH "CRIP'

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