The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 14, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 14, 1944
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fXGE FOUK TT-I IBB BLTTHE7ILLK POUIXft O5B m OCXTROR ram CD. ; a W. BADOE8, FnbtUur •I • > BAlIDHj P. HORRIS, BditOT ; JAJUB A. OATENS, Adnrtttoi •' Bob Mttiooki AdmtUJiv R*piw*ateUrM: Wullmw Wltmtr Oo, Htw Tort. Cblttn. D»' Mtt, AtUmt*. Uemphl*. > PutUttud Every Aftenoon Kzo«pl Sunday -. btered u •eeona elui outttr *t ttw po«t- (ffiee »t Blythertlle, Arbuuu, under Mt ol Oo».October «, nil. Berred by ttt* unltM BtJBflORIPTION RATW carrier In the city of Blytturtll*, W« pit 'iif U6o per OIUDIU Bj mall, within • radius ot « mllo», 14.00 ett , »aoo for t\j month*. ll.oo for ttrw mornth*- m«ti outaMe GO mile tone HQ.oo per JeM in •dvancs. Short-Cuts to Victory In a west coast shipyard n machinist devised a mclhod of cultint? down the time required to finish oil shaft drive rings from 80 minutes lo five. In another yarfi a worker developed a method for flanging decks lo hulls which condensed three operations into one and saved 14,000 man-hours on each ship's construction. • These are typical of the ]800 .suggestions that the Maritime Commission has accepted in the past yciir, suggestions for new devices, tools and methods that have saved 520,000,000 in labor and material costs. The suggestions are products of a commission-sponsored suggestion syslcm operated in conjunction with shipyard labor-management committees. ' . This report, proves several things, all , encouraging lo us, and disfioicliiig to our enemies., It proves that' laljor- • 'management' committees arc really working and producing tangible benefits — not only in the shipyards', hut in many other war industries' where similar fruitful results have been reached. ~,' It proves that the 'Vaunted American "know how" which has enabled us i,a."!ess,.thau, three years lo reach a pro- c^ctlori * level that has startled the world; is not solely the doings of trained engineers. It is the result of the combined efforts of thousands of modestly -placed workers who, in spite of the contiary evidence of wartime strikes, are working for victory as well as money, applying their inventive knack -to bring victory 'days mid hours nearer. . ." It must also prove to 1/iller that the mongrel laces he s,o despises, working under the democratic system of government of which he is so contemptuous, . have achieved this miracle of • production. ' In his latest speech, Hitler uttered a frantic-sounding plea to German workers for more production to match this miracle. This is a war of production and invention, he lold his listeners. Gennmi inventive genius is on the job and will triumph over all obstacles, he promised. » But it is doubtful that either he or the Germans believe that promise. With every bomb that falls on factory and submarine pen and rocket installation, with every plane that is shot out of the Air and every U-boat that is sunk, the evidence is loo slrong lo the contrary. Hitler's Germany 1ms inventive genius, it is true. So have we. And we also have thousands upon thousands of woikers «ho arc eager, efficient, enthusiastic, and who think beyond the confines of their particular job. Hitler \\on't find many such among the terrified natives and unwilling foreign captives in his own war plants. It Is our business to be friends with both Russia ami China and exchange will, both Russh and China the ioods and information which will ^fee^thc'sfandnrd of Jiving of all our peoples- vice President Henry A. Wallace. )ur Bourdini- iJuu»t: JLTTHEyiLLB, (mEJ, .COUHIBK JOEW1 H«p«xIo«««D to thi* Miaou ol wWortali (Mm •UMT B«w»p»Wf» «*M ••« MOMMrUr CBMB *Dd*twm«nt M k u tabMwUdcment »| Ut- tore* to U» England A Front Mr. Churchill nmdc Ills report on the rotot bombs in the middle of lust, week. His account brought nn cm! to the cheerful vagueness about this "nuisance." He reported deaths amounting to 2750, nnd many tltoustmds of wounded, tic was unable to sny Unit nn answer—that, Is, u really effective means .of defense—had teen developed. The stories since then offer UK no cncourtiBc- mcnl that the problem of these bombs hn.s been licked. The pluin truth of It Is that Londoners me now undergoing another blllis com|>r.rnblc in severity to the blitz of the Winter of 1940 nml 1041. Children nre being evacuated, There Is fjrcal find Muttered clcslrucllon—not fo immediate military advnntnge lo the Mauls, but i\ dreadful nuisance and distraction for the English. Much time nnd effort must be diverted anew to civilian defense. Perhaps worst of all, these bombs have Hie effect of making, rest, sleep, re- Inxntlon, nil but Impossible, u is true thul during this current blitz the English arc buoyed up by the knowledge that the war on the battle fronts fries rcmnrkably well. Yet, even this gives the cun-eiil bill/, a tinge of bitter Irony. In this country we nro accustomed to .speak of the "home front." nut our home front, after all, Ls a secure one. The shortages that sometimes bother us arc renlly petty trival, And, on the whole, lite proceeds normally. In England the expression "home front" hns » grimmer meaning. In England, constantly within earshot of Ihe war, subjected anew lo the Imrassmcnts of a deadly bombing, the home front Is literally '« fighting front. On the English home front blood nnd suffering and death arc not sli fingers, and this is something that cannot be forgotten in weighing the English contribution to victory. BALTIMORE SUN. We Must All Fight In The Economic Arena II ijiiroly sounds ccouonilcnlly nnd soctnlly <tc- llglUful to licur lulk about, rcmivnl of economic Insecurity "for nil rnccs null classes of people." And, Unit, II ts promised l>y Dr. noljeilC. Weaver, director of llic Chicnuo Mayor's Committee on RHCC Rclntlons, would go fur toward solving ninny of America's-r'aclnl nr.iblcms. It Is Dr. Weaver's position Hint, n fcclim; of Gconoinlu Insccnrlty fosters competlUou nnd thereby creates tension between rnccs. Bill without imy .hardness or, r.iul with no lack of consttterntlon for lumirinkiiul, 11'may be said thai lack of economic Kecurlty, or-the'need for ncliteviue security, is the very tiling that ninkes the world go round, materially speaking. It compels cacli of us to fight for n living and compete with his fellows. Everybody, consciously or unconsciously, engages In such comnclttlou—per- haps to hold a job. perhaps to get a more desirable job, [lerhnps lo establish a professional practice or make ft business enterprise succeed. How nuicli would be produced, how much ivork would be done, if competition for escape from- economic Insecurity were eliminated as a driving force? Under took. Communism.' everybody would be secure, or nl any rate as secure as anybody else. Cut when the Russians undertook to imikc Communism function In actual practice, they luid to make it a rule thai eating WHS nol a universal right, util ft privilege lo be cnrncd by productive work. And to induce men nnd women lo work more diligently they offered Incentive pay and public honor—In otlier words, made their system competitive.' —ARKANSAS GAZETTE. with * SO TOEYJAT The essential question Is whether Ihc great powers are willing to give Ihc peoples ot Europe freedom lo work out their own solutions, or whether they will try to prevent fnr-reaclilng changes for Ihe sake .if social and economic stalus rum.—Dr. Hans Simons, director New York School of Social Research. • * • Unicfs we begin now sm orderly resumption of civilian production and use surpluses of ma- Icrlals nnrt manpower developed as war needs arc met, we must expect tbal many thousands of employes will lace at least temporary unemployment.—Sen. Harry S. Tinman of Missouri. 1 loo(*le Out Our Way SIDE GLANCES FRIDAY, JULY U, 1944 "0!), no, I'm uol worried iilwtil Dorolliy—she never j smokes except when there's someone around lookmjj at !-• ".".< : .•«/... , .. her!" •THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson- PHILADELPHIA ATHLCTICS, WILUAMS IKI AAWRMIN& GAME, A^O THAT AFfERMOON BEAT A 7EAM FftOM. DANVILLE, PA., BY 70 //. AL REACH SCORED 34 RUNS IN THE TWO &AMES THERE ARE STARS x THAT GIVE OFF — soo. aoor/Aifs " ' AS AVUCH •v ASOUR5UN. 7-f-f- 4 CAR TOWED BACKWARD IS • TOWED FOPK'ARD ," Saaf PRIVATE RUDOLPH J. VOST, Barke/ey, Texas. -^ In Hollywood chuckling nb oul the teenier and field's palnllal farm in Ohio. Mnma wns greatly Impressed by Brom- ileld's tollectlon of French provincial furniture, (he best in the conn- try, but the boy made a wry face nnd snid, "This ' ain't, no farm." Bromfield pointed out the , window and said. "Sure it is, sou. Look, (here's the bmnl" The kid's face brightened a little. "Well," lie said, "I EUCSS the barn saves it." Wonder what the'"Great John L." would think about his film biography. As the movie's great John I,., Greg McClrtre has 18 love scenes with Llndn Darnell and 'Barbara Brltton nnd only two figlil scenes! Miscaslins? Hob Crosby, who lias four children, plays a bachelor in Univcrsal's "My Baby I.ovc,? Music." Kihvarri Everett llorlon, Ibc '••"•liMor. nlays Ihc father of four sons in (be same studio's "San Diego, I I.ovc Von." 'i-nlHiv 1.-^ n snib'- ju«t. back from several major naval battles in the By J. R. Williams / "IHESE DEAL OJJLY \VI1HTH' LATHE-l'VE GOT TKUMKS FULL ON TH' PLAKJER, M^SCHIME, GEAR ', DIE SIMK1W, PATTERN , LOTS MORE VLL LEND> YOU WHEM FIM1SH l_ THAT'S A, WWPOFA K1DCK TO AMVBOPV WHO EXPECTS TO LEARM TH MACHIM- 1ST TRADE FROM A PAMPHLET.' r,-. x . BOJ A I .Dr.Dfo 5I6KM <5 MIXED UP WITH THE PRO.^TOP ,.. I oowr f WNMTTO j TALK TO J IFTHKT . . \( SOW COULD 05.' p ^._..^^s <iOfAE STORIES /r t t^i— TiJr- t*» ii. •> THE EASY ROUTE South Pacific on the "Hollywood his opinion of the Jup fleet. "Well," for the Jap licet, it's fleet." lUJTKY "CLASSIFIED" C'-IT . After two years of recruiting WACs, Sgl, :Gcnc Aulry finally Is piloting C-47 cargo ships for Army's ferry Command. Paramount is shelving "For Whom the licll Tolls" for six monlhs AUR. t after a seven-millimi-ilollar road shmv. r . • « » Swell line in the Ding Crosby film, "Going My Way." "Yon know," say.? Bing. "wlicn I was 18 I thought, my father didn't know anything. But by the time I was 21, I wns Just nmazcd at how much lie had learned In three years." Carl Brisson Is headed back for Ihc movies aflcr an eastern night club nnd stage tour. He's Rosalind Russell's lather-in-law. John llodink nnd Cclc-slc Holm of I) roadway's "Oklahoma" cast have discovered c;irh oilier. Lloyrt Nolan was playing a scene with Dorothy McGuire in the zoo set for "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" when one of the monkeys started pelt ing him with peanuts. "Gosh," said Nolan, "things are certainly getting tough in Hollywood when monkeys start throwing peanuts at the actors." A song Louis Armstrong wrote 15 years ago. "Go South, Young Man." gets a revival in Republic's filmnslcal. "Atlantic City." » • * llrhn Donlcvy anil Prcslnit Stur- gcs, the KCtils whii made "The Great Mcdinly." have another picture deal cooking. No doubles tor cowboy star Tex Rltlsr when he's leaping over cliffs In those hosi operas. Sez lie: "Nobody roped steers for me when I punched cattle. I'll keep on takln' my chances for my own pay check." Bastille Day—1944 m skier of Betty. Cookie FalreliiM. who has worked with Dinah Shore ind Dcanna Durbln, is making nil the musical arrangements for her singing debut al Universal. Californln has 20,013 oil wells. WE FILL ALL DOCTORS' PRESCRIPTIONS ftND HAVE YOU MONK) STEWART'S D r a | S I • r e A L>ki r lilt FOB BALK CONCRETE STORM SEVVEH ALL SIZES Cheaper Than Bridge Lumber Osceola Tile & Culv«rt Co. Phone 691 O.ceoU, Ai* Gin Supplies AT PRESENT our stocks of repair parts are as complete as during pre-war limes! Put your plants in' shape for Fait NOW. WE GIVK SERVICE—call us ' day, night or Sunday. * Belting * Belt Lace Sfeam Packing * pi pc Fittings All Size Pipe * Crane Valves * Gin Saw Files and Gummers Hubbard Hardware Co. Serving BIydicvllIc 25 Years Sure 50 % On TRUSSES . Steel and Kla,stlr S T E W A R T' S • '• Dr at S f* r't Alain & Lake Phone 2822 Every type of sport shoe repair Is made here where a wide slock of fine leathers anil materials plus highly skilled workmanship insure the smartest appearing resulls combined with top-notch wear and comfort. Moderate prices. M'WfN' AT. Have Equipment Fixed Now— PAY NEXT FALL Have tractors and furm implements overhauled and repaired NOW while parts c;m be secured and our •shops ;can do-lhc: work • . . DON'T WAIT FOR THE RUSH SEASON. We'll take fall billing on fhc 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 WATEH 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 & Division Blj-thevilie, Ark. MONEY Add Hollywood finance: Don Amechc's kids. Slugger nnd Tommy, gel 10 cents apiece for giving Ihc Amechcs' Great Dane his weekly bath. tfow It's Gcorfc Jfssel and Fayc Kincrson, Nice break for Marlon Hutton, Kn\l»t\nE nil n n<-il (;ro«« Xurirc nllcr hi-r Aliiurlrnii liiiNlinncl hn« iK'CII klllril fn nrlfnu, Cfniniii- linrn lh:,rl,,|li- Moiir.. • unilrTKno, I)<)*p!<nl trnlniiifr. Her v:iTt!L'ut:iT Er,,IJ|> I* cnllt-il "Tin- VnrrlKn l.r- Klnn" nrnl itivhnlcN i:ur4\Kl:ni Mrill, ll.;,/lli;m ,lii lm r>,.,. ll|.| K lnt, Yvonne nnil ]-:nr:n^>i DUy.nhotli. 'I'lu-y rewrite ,\rn\y t'CtiitnilsstdnH u^ion Kr:iilnnf luti, iitul lly under tirtlcm to n Hrrri't dr.Htltmllttn. Atucri»T»n.s It^vr Jujit Inndpll In Xnrlll Afrlrsi, :n,,l nil tin- mirm". nrv ovrrjojr,! to li-nrn flntlll.v flint Her nn.- hriiie *'»! tu AlKlcm. THE EDGE OF GREAT IIATl'ENINGS V A NURSE in a bat-like rain cape, *^- who looked as though she might have served under Florence Nightingale, welcomed us at the Algiers airport. Slie was happy and excited not only because of our arrival, but because Darlan that very morning had given the order: ccsscr Ic fcit, stop shooting; and our troops with not more than 800 casualties had entered Oran and Casablanca. Mrs. Lindsay, the nurse, with 200 hospital trained female World War veterans, had arrived three days ago together with the American Iroops in Algiers. "The greatest event of. my not unevcnttuV life, believe you me, kids!" She brought us to a station wagon, American made, and \vo climbed in as if it were the most natural thing in the world to find a station wagon in Algiers three days after the landing of our Iroops. Indeed, if \ve had started wondering and marveling we should never have stopped because the whole enterprise and its success was a modern | miracle built on exactitude, offi- i c I c n c y, generosity, American i wealth, and the magnificent spirit of our soldiers. I have never seen ; so many happy faces among such I different people as on our ride ] through the beautiful, white, sunlit city. There was not a single indifferent expression. When \ve . arrived rit the hospital on the out- skirls> we hadn't seen much of the city ilsclf because our eyes were attracted constantly by tho happy ooks of the natives, the French, and our troops. Our faces were radiant loo. Mass-happiness is a contagious thing. t t t DRENCH city hospilals have the touching name: Jfoic! dc Dieii, hotel of G^od. Usually they arc sordid institutions for the poor. This Algerian hospital was a private one, owned by Lc Socielc- Anonymc, a large modem slone tiuilding surrounded by a spacious jardcn. It might have stood in Uyon, Marseille, or any place on Ihe continent, and we already an- iicipalcd good clean working conditions. But, while we rolled through the avenue of palms, Mrs. Lindsay said, "You'll only be spending the night hero. Tomorrow morning you will be (aken to your stations." A room in the attic with mattresses on the floor was lo servo as our dormilory. Alter we had a chance to wash up we were called for dinner. A young French doctor was on duty to^dp the honnems of the house. "Kids," Mrs. Lindsay opened her dinner speech, "the directorate of the hospital invites you to this meal. It's a great honor, believe you me. It wns arranged with Ihc authorities in Algiers that only five per cent of our food bo purchased in the country. Our troops have lived on their iron rations for three days. Tonight, for Ihe first time, Hie military kitchen began to function. Imagine! 95 per cent of whatever we cat wns transported over fiOOO miles. It's a great thing, believe you me!" Though our imaginations were overwhelmed by this information, our- appetites were not. The mut- lon was excellent, and (he kus kus, original. To spice the all too sweet dessert, Mrs. Lindsay's nephew, a war correspondent, appeared and as his aunt pressed him to report Ihe newest facts and rurnqrs, we were trealed tc a ••••'ivale blond of tho latest Algerian dispatches. The gist was this: French officers from Oran and Casablanca who had agreed to welcome the American troops on friendly terms felt an impulse lo reveal their plans to the commanding officer of the fortress, believing he held Ihe same sympathies they did. The result was that tliey were thrown into jail, being replaced by younger olliccrs who were not "in the know." "When the American ships landed and these men received orders to open fire they obeyed, unaware Darlan had already negotiated with the Allies. 'T'HE young French doctor, who •*- could follow onl)' half-way the correspondent's verbosity, kept repeating: "Ah, Mndame, jc u'cit sais rtbsolionciit riot, innintcnnnt, on se (JcoroKtllir . . ." And Iliat was very French indeed. How often during my training in France have I heard this word: on se deoroitiJIe. A nearly untranslatable expression which reveals .so much of the French national character. The Nazis branded it: System D. And when they occupied Paris they decreed: Wir Macliol ScMuss mit dcm Si/stem D; Sc dclirouillcr literally means: we will find means lo arrange ourselves. We can sneak out of lliis mess. Yet, nothing can reproduce the mixture of tiredness, smartness, disinterest in the actual happening and the desire to remain untouched by it which is in this word, se debronillc! Talk like machine-gun fire broke loose after dinner. As no transport from the distant battlcfronls had yet come in, we went inlo the garden guided by the noncommittal French doctor. Boys from the nearby American camp had gotten wind of our arrival and descended on us from every side, anxious for the latest news from home. Never before did I talk so much in one evening to so many people I didn't know and never before was I asked so many questions! The air was loaded with the excitement of Ihose who know they are on the eclgo of great happenings. (To B0 Continued)

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