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(AKK.). COUKLES JNEWH MONDAY. JUIA' 17, 1944 THE 1LYTHEVILLB COUBIKK USB T THX OODRIEt Km OO. IB. W. HAOOE0, PaOiftaf • . BA1ICKL F, NORRI8, Editor A. OATXNS, AdYertUlM lUJUffw Ntttoocl AdTertWnf WlUner Oo, N«w Tort, •ctt, Atluta, IfemphU. D»- Published IW7 Afternoon BIMP! •oodfti latued u Mcood C!MI matter »t Uie pot* office it Blythevllle, ArUnui, under act ol Oom- Octbber I, »n. ,8erred by the OnltM Prw» r\B0B80RIFTION RATES 9j carrier In tho city of Blythertlta, H« p* •eet, or'Wo per miniia. • BJ null, vllhin > radius of 44 mUei, M-00 per fiuj M.OO tor «1» month*. 11.00 for thre« momtbj; jj m»ll outside BO mile lone 110.00 per fear pmr|ble In advance. Health Report Socialism Comes to Canada 'American has—at least we Iwve fondly supposed ourselves (o luive—(he highest^slaiiflard of living in the world. . Africans.have an excellent life expectancy, bettered (according to the last prewar statistics) only by the residents of Scandinavian countries, Holland,'Australia and New Zealand. Now, suddenly,- there is deep concern about our.jiational health. ^'A'iglooniy diagnosis 1ms been issued by' a"cbiisulliition of distinguished doctors and expert laymen, called by the Senate''.Subcommittee on Wartime Health, and Education to thump the country's chest and feel its pulse. "We can no longer regard ourselves as a sturdy, healthy nation; the country is ailing",?''says Col Leonard Rownt'rce, medical Director of Selective Shrvicc. lie brands -American youth as "soft and flabby.v 'instead of "a country of rugged,;, virle men" the draft examiners expected to find. Speaking of mental diseases, responsible for the rejection of one-fourth of our four, million -IF's, Maj.-Gen Lewis Hershey, Selective Service chief, says, "I cannot help feeling that yon are just talking of democracy when such a condition exists?' 'The situation is undoubtedly serious, but these statements contain implications that, are likely to mislead. Apparently Coloiujl Rowntree means, in his first statement, that, we arc like a seemingly healthy man who discovers through a physical checkup that he has a : .hmg spot or'.a tricky heart: .It's a nasty shock, but isn'l, it better to knov£ about personal or national ailments, rather than be deluded until loo Isilc? And by what comparison are our youths soft and flabby? Are we. ns a nation, softer than'the enemies we are beating in battle, flabbier than the enemies we are defeating on the produc- 1 tiph front? Are the sufferers from heart disease for which they are not ' responsible, or from tuberculosis induced b.v.overwork and undernourishment, "lor „ the athlete with mililarv I i serious'defects all,to be lumped together in a'.cbntempluous imputation of.de- fieient^yjrilty? General' Hershey revealed that 75 per cent of the million mental rejectees were* first thought to be sound, but later showed that "their emotions were in such a'slate that they could' not stand modern war." Isn't that rather u condemnation of war than of a democracy's neglect? Our national health can and must, be improved. Let us go about it as well as we can now, and thoroughly when the war is over. But let's slop acting like breast-beating supermen who regard illness as personal weakness and shame. It ib tiresome, illogical, and unfair to top many people. As dictatorships of Fascist flavor continue to flourish in South America, a Socialist government has taken office in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. The CGI 1 ' (Co-operative Commonwealth Federation)' platform includes .slate medicine and education, socialized transportation, communications, power, resources and essential services, public ownership of chartered banks, insurance companies and national financial institutions, plus many other ultra- leftist provisions. Perhaps the election result is simply protest against a Liberal Party which has been in power for 3G of the past 40 years. Perhaps-, it is symptomatic oC Canada's wartime unrest. Or perhaps it means that Canadians, who have also elected 3-1 CCV members lo the Ontario legislature and 16 to the British Columbian, are swinging sharply lo the left. Anyway, it will be interesting lo watch the progress of the Western Hemisphere's first Socialist provincial government—to watch and to (jiiakc, storm, rejoice or yawn, according to your political temper. Not So Funny Fun's fun, but all the merriment over the feud between Postmaster General Walker and Esquire magazine, with its curvaceous Varga girls, might presently cease lo be a Joke. Some months ago Mr. Walker appointed a board to decide Whether Esquire still qualified among publications which "desseminato information of a public character, or are devoted lo art, literature, the sciences or industry," and was therefore entitled lo second- class mailing privileges. The board allowed as how it was, Varga girls and all. Then Mr. Walker overruled the board and canceled the privileges. Now the postmaster general's ruling is being tested in a federal court. A government attorney has staled that if the court upholds the Post Office Department many other periodicals will probalily lose their privileges. And there's when the end of the joke may be r in sight. For if the present or subsequent postal officials are alloA'ed ;to interpret the broad definition governing second-class mailing privileges according to their own whims, the law might become a dangerous punitive weapon. . THEY SAY SIDE GLANCES <> ty Gofbraltfc COP*. fi<4 BV"fiiX~e'EJtVlCE7l>Jc;'1. M. REO. U, 8."PAT. Off. 7-17 "I haven't spcnl much lime studying war strategy, Mr. Jones—every three inonlhs ; I go. and. give the Red Cross __ some blood and lei il (jo nl that!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson LON& MUSICAL RASSA6ES, HAVE 7O PAUSE AND fXtJAiE BEFORE INHALIN& FDR. THE NEXT BREATH/ OBOES, UNLIKE MOST WIND INSTRUMENTS, DEMAND tfSS THAN THE NATURAL AMOUNT OF BREATH. An Abundance Just Around the Corner having a good time. I don't want the responsibility ot stardom. It's not worth the butterflies in my stomach." WE FILL ALL DOCTORS' PRESCRIPTIONS AND SAVE. ?OC MONR1 STEWART'S D r u | S t • r «, Main * L»k. TOB SALE 1 CONCRETE STORM SEWER ALL SIZES Cheaper Than Bridge Lumber Osceola Tile & Culvert Co. Phone 691 . OxxaU, Ark. Gin Supplies AT PRESENT our slocks of repair parts are as complete as during pre-war fimes! 1'ul your plants in shape for Kail NOW. WE G1VK SERVICE—call us day, night or Sunday. Belting Steam Packing All Size Pipe * Belt Lace * Pipe Fittings * Crane Valves Gin Saw Files and Gummers Hubbard Hardware Co. Serving lilythcvillc 25 Years I nm returning lo America with an enormous respect, for Russia's growing Industrial power. The output of .vour Industrial machine contributed measurably in saving the world from Nazi enslavement.— Eric A. Johnston, U. S. C. of C. president, to Stnlln. • * * It's getting to be a different kind of world because modern Invention has drawn up so close Hint we will bo affected by anything that affects any other nation.— Eleanor Roosevelt. * » * In spite of prodigious and partially successful efforts to increase war production, the combination of blockade, the bomber offensive and continued lighting have left the Germans with a total supply of munitions today which must decline progressively in the coming inonlhs.— Foreign Economic Administration report. 9 • • If the people command me to continue in this office and in this \vnr, I have as little right to withdraw ns the soldier has to leave ills post In the line.— President Roosevelt. » • « The Germans' food situation cannot lie termed critical yet, but the first signs of a situation comparable to 1911 arc beginning to appear.— A British food expert. COLORADO'S LOWEST POINT" LIES AT AN ELEVATIC?;' " • 3,320 "THIS BOND AGE W!LL -PREVENT BONDASE,"J3*J - CLARA A.STEVENS,. NEXT: Long distance fire alarms... In Hollywood ItY KRSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent It's funny what a few months in Hollywood will do to people. The first time we met Prank Sinatra we thought he was n rather nice gent. But we've changed oui mind. Frankie lx>y, we arc unhappy to report lo the bobby sockcrs. has becom just, loo too Important. So Important, in fnct, you gotta make appointments now to even say hello to him. We were prowling around I M-G-M lot looking for choice paragraphs when our guide suggested dropping in to say hello to Sinatra In the studio rehearsal hall. The Voice was wearing n sailor's uniform and was learning a dance routine for a new flicker. Sinatra spotted us but said nothing. Finally we tried to defrost the atmosphere b.v grinning, "Do you sing, too?" The Voice reacted like someone had tripped him. "A little," ho growled—and we mean growled— hoofing over lo the other side ol Uie rehearsal hall. Our guide, nn\\ perspiring, walked over to Kiankif boy and said. "We just slopped ir lo say hello." )ur Boarding House with Major Hoople Out Our Way By J. R. Williams NiOTiceo A TiM CAM 6EEH ABOUT 10 FEET TOR. WO voe. PARKED HERE? IP WE'RE MUST 6e is AGNNS&T CAN'T YOU SEE TACKIN6, SKIPPER, OOt^TVOU LITTLE LWtUER IP- VJ& PiSU-ED ' PLEASE, PLEASE.' I BEG, 1 IMPLORE VOL) WOT TO TELL ME THAT THE WIND MIGHT t-U\VE DOME THW--SDU KWOW WHO DID IT, AMD SO CO I-SO PLEASE.' VJHV M07HF.RS GET GRAY SRTC 50%' On TRUSSES Steel and, Klttdtle " ST IE WART'S Main & Lake Phone 2822 Every type of sport shoe repair -made here where a w 1S e stock of fine leathers and materials plus highly skilled workmanship insure (he smartest appearing results combined . with (op-notch wear and comfort. Moderate prices. The Voice growled again, "You should have made an appointment I'm busy. In fact. I'm leaving righl now." And out he went. : We've been around Hollywood fo: long time, hut we've never hac to make appointments to say hello to the town's really big people. We had heard ' reports that The Voice wifs turning into the Big Head hu we hcsitalcd to believe them. Sto ries lhat he'd walked off Uie set a RKO pouting over triucs, that li was refusing to gh'C autographs.' Mac West- will be playing Shirk's Temple roles before we make ai anpointment lo say hello to Fran Sinatra. FLEAS STAGE-STKUOK Thins .were much more plea.san on the "Sunday Dinner for a So! dier" set al ZOlh Century-Fox. Ex cept for those' sand tleas. Anne Bax ter. director Lloyd Bacon. Chnrle Winnmeer and everyone else on th net, said they liked realism in the! celluloid but ttiat, the fleas wer carrying things too tar. Or wei they just kidding us? I The studio had built a Florida lagoon on a sound stage and floated a liouselwat on it for the picture. The water wasn't salty but the sand was real. "And the fleas came with it," said director Bacon. (Scratch, "They're everywhere." sjiid Anne Baxter. "Honest!" (Scratch. scratch, i We sat on the snnd for h:ilf an hour, moving lo new locations every five minutes so \vo could re- liort that we were bitten by a sand den on a Hollywood sound stage. Hut nothing happened. (i!;T THEM BEHIND ME, FAME We found a larty who Insisted flic didn't want any part of stardom. fame or adulation on the set of "Farewell My lively" at UKO. Anne Shirley hersclt! "I'm viol going any "place," she said. "I never holler for anything. I like to ride bill I don't want to be the driver. I like to go along In my faiiel way. And I'm cloins very nicely, thank you." QUBLITY SMOG'SHOP I '111 "VY. M«.) N ST.. Have Equipment Fixed Now— PAY NEXT FALL Have • tractors and farm implements overhauled and .repaired NOW while parts^ can lie..gecured .and our shops can do the work • : . D'ON'T WAIT FOR THE RUSH SEASON. Wll take fall billing on the 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 WATKB From HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS, It is reliable—an aiii in treatment of Arthritis, Rheumatism, Kidney, Bladder, and many intestinal disorders. It stimulates Kidney elimination. For Particulars, Free health bnnklct. CROSSTOWN WHISKEY SHOP Main & Division Blytheville, Ark. to jet By Victoria Wolf , 10!!, KEA Service, Inc. Knllatlnff n* n H«-d Oon* Name nflrr hrr American hunhnnd hnil lirrn klllnl In nctlnn, Ccrmnn- liorn rhurlnflr Jloorc. unilrrKiieM ~ Klcm" null li'irlmlc* Hurnnlnn Mnll, 111:, ,111:11, .lunmiu, llrlKl"" 'Vvnnnc mill i:n K ll.li i:il7:,|M-lli- Tl.rj- rf- celvc Ami)' runiiulAMlnaH upon ^rnilimtlun mill lly imrici- orrtViK to u <H'ori't drMllrintlmi. 'ITili* Itirnn ont lo lie n rhrce-«ln > - -n!il hospital In Ihc heart of Alj^erln ivliere they nrr ileM'ernlclj nceilcil l,r- rnUHc ot the rerent Anicrlc.-in InmllnpTN In \orth AfrTcJi. l>r. .Merrill nnil .IIIKI, Krjliers arc In SECRET AMONG SOLDIERS VII A LABI •^ *- bench 1 LARGE mess table with :hcs at both sides filled the center of n spacious room that looked like anything but a kitchen. Two kerosene stoves were the victorious competitors of an old- fashioned oven, the kind you sec in French villages in Ihe public bake house. Cases of canned goods were piled up in one corner. Ted, a male nurse, was cagerl> preparing coffee for us and while wo pitched in and set the table he explained that the great nev. hospital kitchen, started throi days before, would begin to (unc tion tomorrow. This was going to be the mess hall from now on Miss Fryberg gave us exactly 20 minutes to have coffee and ti make ourselves at home in th dormitory till she summoned u for nn inspection trip through th camp. Though il was a cloud> starless, blue-black night our eye quickly became accustomed to i j and soon began lo see and dis Now when a movie glamor gtrlj ''"Suish objects in what ha doesn't holler about things mid says seemed a short while bctorc she's not going any place, she should i lie put" in a glass case along with Mary Plckford's curls and Charley Chaplin's shoes lu Mie Hollywood exhibit at the Los Angeles museum. | But It's like this. Anne said: "I've been In pictures for 22 years. I enjoy working lu them In roles 1 like. But I've never w anted to be a star. I.'drm't go to night clubs to be sccu. When I go It's because I'm maze of darkness. H was one of the many liun clrcd camps the Army hud cs tablished at home and oversea A miracle built in three days. "Mr. Kayser is building Jibcrt ships in seven days, so wh shouldn't we be able lo constru' barracks in three?" Miss fYybci 'said tersely. And then she nddc '"We see and feel the war her 'e work! And we hnvo no cight- our day! A day is long only if ou make il long." The operating room in barrack A"-had no linoleum Moor and no ic walls but everything n doctor ould need for antiseptic work, here was even an electric light nd a' wash basin with r. sort ot inning water, not from central lumbing but from a container anging over the basin. Every- jing planned at home, everything ransported GOOD miles, everything art of a miracle. ' * * * INHERE were enamel cases with instruments, medicine chest? ilh drugs and dressings, walct ugs, buckets, rubber things. The barrack wards, wooden cclangulars, were not exactly uxtirious but far from being as irimilivc as Yvonne had indi- ated. "These iron cols with pillows nd blankets are heaven for thos< vho have lain wounded in blood ind sand," Miss Fryberg replied •alhcr offended. "You mustn' brgct where we arc. The fieli dressing station directly behiiv he front line consists of a tent a stretcher, and one chair. We ari Grand Hotel compared to them. Then, hurriedly, she look u lo the village. The village itself was a typica Arab set, with white clay cubicle for houses, a mosque with a mt'ti aret, a public bath and a inarke center. Miss Fryberg, in wins |)crs, gave us instructions on ho 1 lo address the natives, how to re spcct their customs, how to guar ovtr dignity in their eyes. On Ihe way back she askc lhat we bring all questions, re quests, or complaints to her per sonally and not bother Dr. Mcr rill with them. "Dr. Merrill not only a surgeon, he is a gre; scicnlist, always searching for ne methods in his field. I workc side by side with him for near 10 years at Johns Hopkins. I kno his obsession for work, and ealness, and you all will learn admire il soon. But I insist at you do not disturb him with ur problems. We will be sent assistant doctor in a couple of tys. He might be your second oice if I should be busy." That lUndcd very plausible to me and didn't give the order a second longlit until Yvonne whispered my car: "It means, plainly poken, that she is in love with im and jealous of all other fe- lalcs." "Your brain runs only on one ack," I said. "On the right track," she an- vcrcd. Back in ihc house Miss Fryberg sked: "Would someone volunleer or night duty right away?" Ten ands went up at once. Mali and Elizabeth were chosen. "I'll go with you tonight," said Hss Fryberg. "Frcdda and Carone wilt be happy to get a wink f sleep. They have been on their eel ever since we arrived." * * * -TOWARD used to sny: War is a secret among soldiers. How ighl he was. Though we are as lose to war as women can be, hough we lake the wounded boys roui Ihc battlefield, though we icar their first words and their ast ones, though we write their otters and hold their • fevered lands, war is their secret and we don't know what it is. One boy vhosc arm had lo be amputated said lo mo when he came to after he narcosis: "I am not sorry iboul my arm, nurse, only for my ;oldcn wrist watch. II was such i beautiful thing." But hfs eyes were filled with unforgettable lorror and with a knowledge o£ war that none of us can share. The boys in their beds rarely talk lo each olher of how it had been; they try to best each other with wisecracks even through their pain. Hut there is (hat certain something in their eyes which is like the bond between two peo- pic who have shared a lifetime. Those who can be transported without risk will be taken by hospital ship to a big Army hospital in Washington, D. C. But there- arc innny others who cannot bo moved yet. Our three wards are already filled. (To Be Continued)

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