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TSX JLYTHB VILLB COUWK* HHB , THB OODBOB mnn oo. H. W. BAINM, FublldMr ,, . BAMUKL p. MORRIS, Editor JAMB A. OATKN8, 'AdrutidDf 1UUC« 8ol* Nittoul AdTcrtidoi KuUae* Witmer Oo, New fork, Obtain, Outwit, AUMU. Ite&phli. PubUibed Aft*r»ooo Except Buteitd u KOOCC; dMi m»tt«i »t tbe poit- «flloe »t BlythevlUs, Arkuua*. under ket of Oo»- Oetober », 1*17. Berred bj to« United Frew ! SUBSCRIPTION RATM | By canter In the city of BlyUiortll*, H« »«T •W&, 01 8fto per monui 1 »j nuUJ within t rmdiua of 40 mll«, |4.00 per »•»'. 12.00 lor ilz month*. |1,00 lor three momtbi; ii7 m»Q outiide BO milt lone 110,00 p«r rev [»y»b!e In •dvance. China's Dawn of Liberation ,. Chiiia began her eighth ycnr of w;ir with hilly optimistic words heard from that beleaguered country in many Tflonlhs. "Liberation is close at hand'," sfatd Geneialissimo Chiang Kai-shek. Maj.-pen. Claire Clicnnatill, American ah chief in China predicted that the Japs niight be driven from Chinese soil within a year. And that probably sums up (lie complex military situation in China with reasonable accuracy. The Piesicient has reasons for his ~* ~v concern. For the final crushing assault on Japan" logically must be launched from an easteui China port. And the tailing of such a port depends upon it vablly multiplied Chinese offensive as well as a continuation of our powerful Pacific drive. Yet theie is reason, too, for the gcn- eialissimo's almost jubliant .statement. The three objectives of the Jap offensive, -as he pointed out, were to sci/.e the whole Peiping-Canton railroad, thus cutting China in two and assuring Japan an inland supply route almost to Singapore; to inflict such, heavy casualties that the Chinese could not mount a countei offensive; to destroy airfields in the vicinity of the present fighting that present threats to the Japanese homeland I ', But'the Jap strategy has failed on all, three count's,''as proved by the breaking pf the siege of Henjryanjr, the cfiunter-attaqk ^ that caused a general, enemy tetieat, and- the Kecond B-29 bombing of \ Japan. .proper in three weeks Who'can blame thcgencralilsi'ind ' fSL^eeuig, after seven exhausting, .dis- coiiHiging yeaiv the (lawn of liberation^'J , But the Chinese war will be a holding war at best for some time' to come. The j'aps have yet to be driven from Bui ma, and the supply route opened to China. 'P/ven then supplies are bound to be inadequate', foi .the Burma Road is no paved express highway, but a treacherous ^ onto \\heie the going is slow and tough. \ There is in India, according to lentl- lease lepoiU, almost as much lend-leasa awaitmgv shipment as has been received in China ahcacly. But the total of both amounts 'to only 3 per cent of lenti- lease sent to Britain. The reason for this is not discrimination, of course, b,ut the almost insuperable difficulties of tianspoitation. Offsetting these .discouraging sta- tist]!, s aio the magnificent showing of ttie Chinese soldier, and the great results vhich Stilwell and Chcimaull have accomplished with so little. Hut ' at least, though the deep conccri remains, the difficulties are no greater. And the hope is real and inspiring. I was getting tired of soldiering, anyway Seventy ei fc ht jr>r.old Nazi p rHa t c captured 'in France Difficult Beginnings" The clays of statements unj. resolutions in the field of international relations arc drawing to a close; Uie hard work is beginning. We may see the practical start in the Unite'! Nations monetary conference and the "exploratory conversations" among the United States, Great Britain, Russia and China on the formation of H world pence organization. So far neither meeting has hcen notably successful. The monetary conference is split by differences from within, and sniped at from without. The peace-enforcement conversations bogged down before they even started. If this is discouraging, we may ;n well get used to the discouragement. !l i.s one thing to utter brave ami gou-1 principles, but quite another to apply them to cases. What is happening at the beginning of conferences on two very important subjects will undoubtedly happen again. We may wish that, especially in thu matter of world peace, there had been a better understanding of national intentions and policies among .the four powers. But since there was not, we can only hope that temporary measure:* when pcacp comes in Europe may be sound and just, and that in the meantime the large difficulties may be adjusted first, so that the peace organization which finally emerges may be ready; to stand firm. What Price Perfection? No pastry, ice cream, candy, soda pop, coffee, tea or drug store vitamins have ever passed the lip.s of Miss Lois Trice, the young lady in Jefferson, Ta., who has been found to possess a perfect set of teeth. That's wonderful—but at whalj a price! He'siHad Basic Training Rumor persists that President Roosevelt will deliver his acceptance speech from Normandy. In such an event, the Democratic convention may have to hustle to get word to him that he lias been redassified 1-A and drafted before lie readies the front THEY SAY The Jnpnnesc machine gunners arc very good. They wall iinlU'you arc almost-on top of them before they start -firing.—Chinese corporal. * V P What is happening now is thai, loglslically sjicaklng, we sue getting close to the place where we can force the enemy In the Pacific to stand up and fight. But f have no illusions but, that the fighting which the enemy will do will be bitter and costly.—Navy Secretary James Porres- tal. * • • I^t It be conceded at once that In an nteolntc sense, freedom from want and especially from fear Is hnrdly more than a millennial hope.—Dr. Everett Case, president Colgate LT. For us, (his Is no longer a wnr .thnl may end in victory or defeat. It is a war at the end of which there will he for us eltehr no world at all or a new world.—Nazi Propaganda Minister Gob- bcls. The railroads pulled irs out of the dislocation of the Civil Wnr. The automotive Industry turned the trick In the 1920's. it is therefore my hunch tlml 11 will bo something new again—some X- c.xpar.slon nobody can immc for certain ycl.— Ernest R. Breech, president Bcndlx Aviation Corp. H Is typical of this country of ours that the people plan oul and do things for each other, not for reward, but because they arc human beings and because that is the American spirit.— Gov. Thomas E. Dcwey of New York. THURSDAY, JULY 13, 1944 ' IT,*' 0 °/ l !' C boys M ar J° r 'e ims bccn'Wiling those soft ( t tellers to.happened to come hack to town at the same' '.V !".:" .time!" ••'... •• THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson ALTHOUGH HE HAS HAD NONE FOR YEARS. TODAYi ,~ THE COMBS Fi'CENTRIFU6AL FORCE. incl there wns a low moan from lie first row. Gertrude Lawrence vas seeing her husband's "baby" or the first time. "Baby" was Haying a lady of questionable haracter in Hie play "See My Lawyer." But every II ihig turned ut all right. "Gertrude and r bc- ic great friends." says Robin. WHAT AVAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYER CAME NEAREST ~ .. BESET 8V MENTAL I - LATER LIFE, BELIEVED THE ! ; IMMORTAL. BeerHovsM ' . WAS TRYING TO COASMUNICATE VVffH H|A\ THKOtX-H KNOCKS i IN THE RHYTHASTHATBEGINS L-. THE LATrERS ~ j;y?vi<°/s^, 1. M. REG. U. S. PAT. OFF. ANSWER: Jimmy Foxx, Bostori Red Sox, and Hank Grcentcre, Detroit, hit 58 in 1932 and 1938, respectively. l . —— '' .'.- t NEXT: When baseball rims were a dime a dozen. In Hollywood " —— »"••> ITO out )»rBoarding HouaewithMajor Hoople Out 0 U r Way By J. r SOODBVE. finw/ S>-A^OV,^ *JMf* — •! 3 I5V KHSKINE JOHNSON NKA Stuff Correspondent BEHIND THE SCREEN: Two years have passed since n 20th ;enltiry-Fox film company went to . remote spot hi southern Utah, built a rustic ranch house and pho- .ographcd thnl beautiful story of a Voy and a colt, "My Friend FJlcka." Now the tame location has been rehabilitated nnd a sequel. "Thunder- lieBcl—Son of Flieka," is being filmed with the same cast in the identical setting. The coincidence was lost, however, to one old-timer who pa-sscil by the other day nnd halted his ancient buckboard. Taking due note of the familiar goings-on and recognizing Roddy McDowell, Preston Poster and Rita Johnson, (he old boy shrugged sadly mid remarked: "Gosh, you Hollywood folk sure do take a lot of time nnd go to no end of trouble. fce:ns like, just to make a movin' picture" • • * In her divorce complaint against. Brian Ahcrnc, Joan Fontaine said they couldn't gel along bccnn.se lie wns the outdoor type, she mi In- The Man Who Came to Dinner SIDE GLANCES ZtHi. <«« arnEA >timtE:im!. r.ll.'iBX D. a. p»r ofr WE FILL ALL DOCTORS' PRESCRIPTIONS AND SAVE YOC MONn STEWART'S Dr of S ttr e * Uli. irhoa* mi FOR SALE CONCRETE STORM SEWER ALL SIZES Cheaper Than Bridge Lumber Osceola Tile & Culvert Co. Phono 691 OscwU, Art Roaches,' Rats and Mice eliminated. Contract service In pest control • Biddle Exterminators Free Estimates. 115 8. Third Phone 2751 Gin Supplies AT PRESENT our slocks of repair parts arc as coin- pick' as during pre-war limes'. I'ut your plants in shape for Fall NOW. WE GIVE SKRVICE—call us day, night or Sunday/ * Belting * Belt Lace Steam Packing * pj pe Fittings All Size Pipe * Crane Valves * Gin Saw Files and Gummcrs Hubbard Hardware Co. Serving Blylhevillc 25 Years ^OOOBVE 1\C M55 THE. MEMA-GERie, BUT IT'LL BE A CHAMGE TO SO A FEVO DAYS GOODBVB, A\RS.HOOPLE.' TH16 SMLlWS TRIP WW BE: OUT OF 80UNOS BUT IT'LL BE FUriTOESCAPe FROM.THKT WML PAPERED LONG / IP V^JE HIT A PALLS BV MISTAKE, VJB'LL GRAB Th\E MlSSEO 00 R. KM08S ALL tuE^E YEARS ' . YOU'RE PLAMK11M& TO SLEEP i OUTDOORS TOKJIGHT IM TVlATTEMt VOJ'VH GOT ANOTHER THIUK COM!WG.' HOW MAMY TIMES DO I HAVE 1O 1ELL NOU THAT. *OUVE K COT A BEP TO SLEEP IM? l''f WAIT TILL VOU OO "WE HOUSE AMD SEE WOS THERE.' AUMT fv\AV AMD HER THREE KlC>S. AMD THEY'RE GOMMA SPEM THE Wl&HT.' THEY'LL TAt OVER MY POOM AMD THSM j SOME --SO I FIGURE I J MIGHT AC, WELL &ET \' ~ BEFORE! J'w ASKEP / \ TO GET Ourr.'.i . icy. >.,.„;. WrY MOTHERS GET door gal. But now she's going on fishing trips-with Paul Hesse, the color photographer. liOST HER IN DICK GAME FRANCES LANGSFORD hasbeci lunching regularly at the same Hollywood cafe for several years. Only one waiter, n gent named Tony had ever served her and she tipped him generously, other day however, a strange waiter scrvec her table. Calling over Tom. Frances whispered: "What's wron; —did I offend you in some way?' "Oh, no." said Tony, "I'd like noth Ing better than to serve you. bu yesterday i lost you in a crap: game." During filming of "The Conspir ators." Hetly Lcmarr was given : two-day rest. But, oti the murntn of Ihc second day she received r call (rom the studio thai sh c «•.. needed in n scene. When she ar rived for work, they completely i"~"rr-> )i.-r with a blanket and shot the scene. Explained director jean wcKiilrsco. -F.vcn when Iledy Lamarr is covered up she can be fell in a scene." They were commenting on the terrific shellacking Germany is taking on nil three fronts. "No wonder," commented Lloyd Nolan. "Ihls is the first time they're shooting without n script." • Ten years ago this month n Fmall feathered character named Donald Duck martc his film debut In a Walt Disney short titled "The Wise Little Hen." Now Walt Is starring Donald In a full-length feature film, "The Three Cabal- !cros." "BAnV" GtlKW UP You almost have to know Robin Raymond to fully appreciate this story. She's a New Vork stage actress now working Mn the movies. She has a petty girl chassis and more oomph than Ann'Sheridan. I Back on Broadway n couple of | years ago. Gertrude Lawrence's husband. Richnrd Aldrich, called Robin-his baby protege—and wrote Ocrtrude, then on tour, that he had a ncn- discovery. Well. Gertrude misunderstood the bahy business and started sending Hobin dolls flnd candy, and toys. Finally Gertrude returned to New York and , asked hubby jo take her to see his ,bab v protege-; Robin was in a play • nt the time so they got seats (n the first row. The curtain went up Every type of sport shoe repair ts made here where a wide slock of fine leathers and materials plus highly skilled workmanship insure the smartest appearing results combined with top-notch wear and comfort. Moderate prices. QUflUTV SHJBC SHOP l?i W. MR! 1ST AT., Have Equipment Fixed Now— PAY NEXT FALL Have tractors and farm implements overhauled and repaired NOW. )vhile parts can be secured and our shops can do the work' • . . DON'T WAIT FOR THE RUSH SEASON. We'll take 'fell'billing on (he charges. Delta Implements, Inc. GOOD HEALTH DESERVES THE BEST WATER; Bad Health Demands It. Over five million American Homes have ordered the Famous MOUNTAIN VALLEY MINERAL WATER From HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS. It is reliable— an aid in treatment ot Arthritis, Rheumatism, Kidney, Bladder, and many intestinal disorders. It stimulates Kidney elimination. For Particulars, Free health booklet CROSSTOWN WHISKEY SHOP Blytlievillc, Atk. Mam & Division a By Victoria Wolf .. _ , 10«, NBA Srr»lcf. Inc. Knllntln£ nn n Red ("ro** JVnrnr nttrr hrr .\iucrlrnii h"»Ii.inil hn* lircn killed In fiction, «:<-i-mnn- Itorn (.'hnrlottc Mnorr itnilrrK"r» hn.-ipllnl ti7»l»lnpr. Ilfr ynrllntlnr jrrmiii In cnllprt "The 1 I'urrlpn T.c- clfm" nnil Inrlnilcx r^nrnKlnn Mnll, IlrnrJIInn .Inniinn, ItrlKlftn Yvonne nnd ICnKllnTi l:ilxnltctli. * * * SECRET ORDERS IV ^HE great day has arrived. We have, our orders. Orders which are as brief snd mysterious as a kidnapper's note: "At 8 p. rn. be at airport with not more than -10 pounds of luggage. Keep time and place secret." We have second lieutenant's rank and arc now Army personnel. Our whole Foreign Legion has the same instructions and 10 more from our class arc waiting at the airport. No one knows what plane will be ours, no one knows where to go. Elizabeth is equipped with a Japanese grammar. Her guess is that u'c'll be sent to the Solomon Islands. Juanna's hope is Egypt and she is provided with an Arabic dictionary and a fly swatter. A captain approaches. . way, please, nurses." He leads us to a plane and we climb in. The pilot is all wrapped it leather and .the bit of his face tha you can see looks frightfully cfli- cienl. Besides the crew and nurses there are five officer passengers in high spirits. They don't know where they're going either. * * * JgLlZABETH starts knitting a: soon .as we take off. He mother, who used to travel aroum the world, always knitted am never got air-sick or sea-skk, slv .explains, 'What is this supposed to he- ome?" asks the Captain, pointing t that indefinable while affair 'hlch hangs on the ball of wool ver Elizabeth's knee. "A parachute," Elizabeth mocks. "You don't look like the type of ;irl who believes in knitted para- hules," Ihe Captain answers. How do I look?" Elizabeth sks. But there isn't the faiiUesl lotion of coquetry in her altitude. "Exactly like the kind of girl want for my nurse when I am voundcd." 'That is what I think of you," i lieutenant says to Mali, who quietly smiles—and fights oft her first attack of air-sickness. Mali doesn't answer. Yvonne tries to draw Ihe lieutenant's attention toward her, but as we have bad flying weather ait her efforts crumple into a soft whimpering. Juanna, who thinks that her lusband is known all over the jniled States Army and Air Corps, talks constantly about him until ;he young lieutenant states coldly, "A husband makes a nurse less attractive. Only talk about him when you want to give the boys bromide." TT seems- an otemity that the plane flics through bad weather Captain Peters, who is becoming more and more Elizabeth's Captain, tries to charm constant sunshine on her stern face instead o only little samples of a smile. "1 love your British accent," he says. "Tell me, have you ever beei in love? I would like to hear lovo you' in British." "I hate to he in love," Elizabeth says. But no answer is slron; enough to discourage him. ''I am n trained tonk man, VfHEN we land hours later on an airfield, the identity of 'Inch mustn't be revealed, there : a great deal of commotion. soldiers are frantic with happi- ess, and surprise us with the nost marvelous news: Americans ave landed in three ports in ^Torlh Africa. Algiers surrendered mmediatcly. Casablanca andOran avo opened fire but nobody takes heir resistance too seriously. It is the first time since the elegram from the Navy Department hit me iti the raw that some- lung like a new joy makes my cart tremble. During dinner in the airport cstaurant our conversation re- 'olvcs only nround the war and vhcthcr or not we will be lucky :nough to be sent to North Africa. » * * \TOT'cven when we board our new plane, which to my eyes ooks exactly like tho old one, hough the experts tell me it is a different type, is curiosity about our deslinalion satisfied. Wo form the same passenger earn as in the preceding plane, only the crew has changed. We fly at great altitude with a pall of cloud.? below us. The weather s magnificent and the plane as steady a s a seat in the movies. We sleep well all through the night and are hardly aware of our land- ng at the third airport, where we arc welcomed by a ped Cross officer. He is the man of the day. We knows our orders. It is the desired and marvelous word: Algiers. Overwhelmed with joy, we fill the time till our new plane takes off exchanging addresses with our officer friends who had received different, hut secret, orders. "We'll meet again," says Captain Peters to Elizabeth; "if not before Ihe armistice, at least in Berlin when we march through the Brandenburger Tor. I will claim you in time to be my bodyguard." And he ventures to kiss her goodby before he hurries into his plane. Elizabeth's cheeks remain crim- .. ,. ». u ...,. u ...mi. iimij, m; Jullr.nULUl H KIUULVS ItilililU says. "I am used to shoolin son for the rest of the day. through Panzerwalls/'^ . . ) _ ,{To Bo Continued)'

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