The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 18, 1944 · Page 4
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FOUI fHI BLYTUB ViLU OOUMMt Mgfl .- ' °'m UUUHBR mnra oo, aW. BABflOB, PobMur - •'. v.vvMMDHi V. MORRIB, KUtor -- MJIBB'A. QATKN8, AdrirtWai Uu«t« 0oto tnttottl AdrtrtUtof ». WltOW 0<N Mt* Tork, Ohtaf*, D*. AUuU. Irtry Atonooe bo»pt Stored u lecond clut m»tl«t tt Uu po«t- ottloe it BlythevUle, Arbuuu, under Mt ol Ooi- Ootober I, U17, Serwd by tit* Vsiitt ftm BDB80RIPTION RATB By carrier In the city of BljUuriJl*. Mt pir MK, or Mo per'Booth. ID m»U, within a nidlus «f 40 tnllw, M.W ptt fwr, 13 00 for tli months, 11.00 tor three moattit; aj mail outolde 60 mile ions 410.00 per jrear payable ID adranc«. Rehearsal for Reconversion The dispute over the first step toward industrial reconversion was not wartime Washington's most spectacular battle, but it was one of the most important. Apparently il was also bitter. Biit the final agreement seems sensible, fair and promising of progress. WPB Chief Donald Nelson lias been declared the winner, since his four-point program was filially approved. But il is more significant thai no one seems to be the 'loser—not even the Army and Navy. Manpower Commissioner McNult, and the various WPB vice chairmen and business men who opposed the program strongly. First of all, there is the assurance that this step toward reconversion will not upset Army and Navy Requirements. These icquircmcnts change with tactics, and tactics change with the tides of battle. So production schedules will still be subject to change without notice. But war needs—^manpower as well as mate! ml—will come first. Certainly there can have'boon no fundamental diffeienccfO.n.thal score, among the disputing parties, however many acnmomous words were spoken. ' The start toward reconversion seems, to put it simply,' like the type of play rehearsal called a "walk-through." This takes place eai !y in the play's preparation The actois don't yet know all their lines. The main concern is learning where they enter and-exit, when they j stand, sit/ cross the stage; and so "on.' Tfiey may bump,into each other a fev,* times But by opening night everybody knows what to do (if the company is piofessional) and the performance is smoothly integrated. This wouldn't happen if the actors v simply sat and recited their lines until a week before the opening. Neither would leconveision work snVoolhly if an enliie industry waited until its last member in war work had fulfilled its contracts. .; : , • To pursue the theatrical comparison, the company's most experienced actor will'ptobably learn-his lines and stage business' much more quickly than the fledgling performer. And the best established oiganizatioris, though their efficiency may keep them longer at work, should be able to reconvert and regain their positions more easily than the less efficient factories with a head start. The new reconversion program is not going to produce any appreciable amount of consumer goods immediately. And it isn't a cure-all for the hard work and shoitages ahead. But the prepara- tion'now should help to prevent unemployment and chaos later. ^As Senaloi Truman of Missouri said of {he plan: "The time for discussion is past, and there is no satisfactory al- •temalwe for action. A start* now" will provide' 'experience which may save mahy'months when the rush of recon- version_ begins." Progress Germany has abandoned plans for a massive. Hitler-designed monument to commemorate the total defeat of the Allies," It was to have been 4200 feet long, 2500 feet wide, and 1000 high. And in.the change of plan we may note a slight but encouraging sign of hiiman progress. Mankind couldn't prevent Cheops from building the Great Pyramid with slave labor. But' after nearly 6000 years, civilization has advanced to the point where it can _thwart plans.for a similar monument erected by similar means. Spare the Corn Right no wis the time for the two national political chairmen to got together and take a. stand against puns on the Republican challenger's name nml the Democratic titled-holder's terms in office. Otherwise we shall be subjected to such bright items as "glorious Fourth," "safe and sane Fourth," 'Dewcy-eycd supporters," "Dcwey or don't we," and so on, an nauseam. So let's have a non-partisan embargo, quickly. Otherwise the 1!)44 campaign may be remembered not as one of the most crucial campaigns in American history, but as the corniest. One Solution t .-' Italian patriots in occupied Italy have sworn to execute 10 German or Fascist prisoners for^ every patriot the Nazis execute. If. patriots of other,occupied lands should decide to make similar vows as the armies of, liberation draw near them, either the Nazi terrorism would abate, or else one phase of the "what to do with Germany" problem .will be very near settlement. •tO THEY SAY We neck the .closest strategic and material union between "Britain, Australia tirid America. No lite can he lived anywhere in the-Pacific Ocean- without friendship . . . between the three nt us.—Sir Keith Murdoch, Australian editor. • * • Our enemies have made il cynically. clear w)int fale awaits the nation In the event of the defeat they hope and strain for.—Nazi PropH- Gniidn Minister Goel)l>e)s. - , . • * » If we cnn't find a way to make our youngg- stcrs riurc healthy, we shall see our mechanized society go Into retrograde instead of advancing. —Maj.-Gen. Lewis B. Hcrsliey, Selective Service director. • * • Some people may say our youth llself is to ulnme for Us conduct, and it may he in some measure, but I personally consider that they are the vcitims of having been allowed to grow up as they have rtonc.—Col. Leonard Rowntree, Selective Service medical chief. • * » No man can sue his wife fo make her obey him—or keep her from running againsi, him for political office.—.nidge Walter Morris of Fort Worth, Tex., refusing Congress candidate's request for an injunction. » • • • The protective Isolation of our war plants cannot be taken lor granted in anolhcr war, te- cause of the almost certain development of heavy bombers capable of rcaclilng any abjective In lliis country.—Undersecretary of War Robert P. Palteraon. • « » In many instances (oday men of the Navy arc pushed beyond (he limit of human endurance. They develop anxiety states.' Even if he Ls discharged, il docs not mean that' such a man Is unfit tor civil lifc.-Comdr. Francis J. Brncland, Navy ncuropsychlatrist. » • • Tlie seizure of Salpan constitutes n major breach In the Japanese line of Inner defenses, and it Is our Intention to capitalize upon this brcacli with all the means available.—Adml. Chester W. Nimllz's communique. TUESDAY, JULY 18, 1944 SIDE GLANCES "Don'l tell me tlml, younjj liuly..- The Rovennnenl is ] billions ID . tli'bl—do you expect me, to believe they'd'- Afreezc my account because I o\ve seven dollars ?/'«^| THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson- NORTHERN LIGHTS WERE 5O BRl&Hf ONTHENI6HTOF JAN. 25, I93B, THAT THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OP WINDSOR, ENGLAND, MADE A RUN TO THE RAMOUS WINDSOR CASTLE, UNDER THE IMPRESSION THAT IT WAS ' ON FiRE. JOHI. 1H4 BY NEA SCRVXC. INS. The Millennium Has Arrived of Kappa Alpha Thela nt the University ot Missouri here never have lp .worry about that '.'something blue" tradition when they head for the nllar. Each Iticta, a few days before 'her wedding, receives a package -from one or her sorority sisters .containing a slightly radecl blue garter, embroidered with tile Names of members who have worn the "article" previously. When the wedding is over,' the Thctn adds her name lo the garter and sends it on to another altar-bound member. FOB BALE CONCRETE STORM SEWER ALL SIZES Cheaper Than Bridge Lumber Osceoia Tile & Culvert Co. Ph»ne «»l Oseeola, Ark. Who Can Make Tax $$ Go Farther With Possibilities of Tax Reduction? A 22-Year Storehouse Political Candidate or * BEN LANEY AS YOU* GOVERNOR —Political Advertisement FEMALE MEADOW MICE AT; THE ASE OF J-/PT- WBEKS. T. M. BEa u. 6. ?AT. CTF. fJ-18 ANSWER: Cuba. tiin duoa^board tret Us • In Hollywood BY EIISKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent UNTIL CHARLES BICKFORD Mayod tiie bishop of Lourrics in 'T!i c Song of Benindetle.". Hollywood thought of liim only as a ;ro«n-np Dead End kid. He played nasty, unsociable tough guys until It got to the point, where parents admonished nnlractable IHtle boys with, ."Now, Junior, don't net like Charles Bickford." . V "Those were the days," Bickford :ays, "when I would go Into n restaurant or bnr for a restful, relaxing moment and some belligerent guy with too much liquor under Ills belt was always bound to come ii|>. leer in my face and snarl, 'So you're the tough suy of the movies, huh! Well, see- If you can lake Ihis!' Then he'd slart swinging. "I finally found that conciliatory measures didn't work—either I got there first or I had n sore nose." But since "The Song of Berna- dctte"—"Wtien I go into a restaurant nov, old ladies smile sweetly at me. Sometimes they • me." | Bickford ts happy, tho 1 his bishop role convinced Holly- )ur Boarding House with Major Hoople Out Our Way By J. R Williams wood li c could lie reformed. He's playing another .sympathetic cliar- acler now in the 20th Century-Fox film, "Wing and a Prayer," and others arc due to follow. It was his sublime air of independence which kept him off the screen for several years until "Bcrnadette" came along. He's one of Hollywood' rare and honest "NO" men. rick-ANn-SHOVEf, MAN "Maybe," he. says, ."it,' s because 1 always knew that if I didn't ge' a role on the stage or on the screen that f really wanted. I wouldn't go hungry, because I had two hands.' A few years baek he hatl just finished a good role in a good play en Broadway. He wanted his ncx play to be just as good and turnet down all mediocre suggestions. Bu' his landlady understood only 0111 thing—green bills. "So I.got a job with a pick am shovel," he said, "digging ground ,. „ , !or Loew's State Theater In Nei even kiss Yorl: - ° M day my agent cam inlong and saw me. He nearly had nigh tliat |a P 0 l' lcx >'- But ' stuck with th • -- - pick, nnd sliovel until the right play YJUERE& OUR SOU) UBS IN ttlS 8UMK AS GREENS AS & CHEF'S 6M.fxD.' Jusr MOLD THKT HOOP HARD BUSTER, 0(5, WE'LL 50110 TtAe OH, Trf BULB IM TH' ATTIC IS KJRWT OUT'AM' JISBORRERIM' THIS ONE PER A MINUTE ER TWO.' WELL, DOM'T YOU TH1WK VOU'RE PAYtM' QUITE A BIT TOO MUCH IMTEREST PER SUCH A SHORT LOAvM? "A BIT OF A BIOVO,* WO G01MG TO SEE BROUGHT.' MAST SDNMA Be cumc along." On other occasion nickford h«,s worked between play as n beer slinger and as n cnipeu tcr. "I always like acting-like i much," he says, "I was Killing to sup port It when it couldn't me." As rugged Individulisl, who be heves In the realism ol trut whether 'he's voicing a persona suppar Sare 50% On i -TRUSSES- •' Steel and Elastic STEWART'S D r n f S t • r t Main & Lake Phone 2S2Z Every type ot snort shoe repair is made here where a wide stock nf fine leathers and materials plus highly skilled workmanship insure the smartest appearing results combined with top-notch wear and comfort. Moderate prices. HH LTtRS QUflLITY SHOC SHOP '12 I W. M « I W ST. Gin Supplies AT PRESENT our stocks of repair parts arc as complete as during pre-war times! Put your plants in shape for Fall NOW. WE GIVE SERVICE—call us day, night or Sunday. * Be| rt«9 * Belt Lace Steam Packing * Pipe Fittings Alli Si*e rjipe, * Crane Valves . •* Gin Saw Files and Gummers '.'"' T Hubbard Hardware Co. Serving BIytheville. 25 Years GOOD HEALTH DESERVES THE BEST WATER; Bad Health Demands If. Over five million American Homes have ordered the Famous MOUNTAIN VALLEY 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 & Division -Blythcville, Ark. ID a <£adu By Victoria Wolf Copyright, )0<4, NEA Service, Inc. screen/ opinion. ,or portraying character, Charley Bickford once refused doubles for his prc-!Serna- dettc rough house roles." Bul after two unhappy experiences, he no longer insists on realism when it comes to stunts. DRAGGED lliUV, EATEN Back fti 1929, for a movie titled "Hell's Heroes," there «',is a scene where he had to be dragged by horses ,ovcr the desert. "Ah, thought I. here is where the Bickford realism triumphs. I insisted on being dragged In person. I was dragged— but not being a trained sluntman 1 didn't know lio.w to manipulate my body I didn't have an inch of flesh that wasn't rubbed raw. The scene never reached the screen— it was too biulal." In another film, Bickford insisted on going Into a lion's cage. The lion suddenly deve!o)>cd n taste for throat— and Blck ford wound up in the hospital for six weeks. Tfie If. S. -Amir .h»H|iI(nt In fhft I lIUIc imtlve vlllnuc 1n Ihc htnrt ' «T Algeria in ncccwjtnrlly cr«iln 1>nt cuiiinln* nil e.turnllnj ciiulp- im-til. Slt-i* l-VTl,rrK ivjirns ihn •THMvlj--nrrfvr«l IIIITMPM (hut Iricj- nrc lo lirlnK nil proltlrriiH to ]\er ilkntcnil ot botlirrinjr Dr. .tlcrrlll. * * * 'NO BIGGER THAN MY HEART' VIII AT home I tired easily. Here I have forgoltcn what \V*earincss means. Something inexhaustible drives me on. Whatever I do is lor Howard and for Howard I can never do enough. But we, with all of our combined energy, are lopped by one nurse—Fredda! She is the most beautiful girl I have ever seen in uniform and the craziest. She is indefatigable, clever, efficient.'Dr. Merrill thinks a great deal oj her and so does Miss Fryberg. The boys adore her and she is marvelous to them. But she is hateful lo us. She despises women, despises them irrevocably, with psychopathic strength. In the operating room Fredda is at her best. There in Dr. Mer• rill's realm, a miracle ot anti- bacillus world of j sepsis in the 1 Arabian dirt, she displays the Sororily Prizes G.irtcr most remarkable of. her many talents. ! She boils tho \\'aler in tho sler- •ilizirig room and prepares the anesthetic which she is supposed lo give. She straps tho patient to the operating table and helps the two assistant nurses into their sterile outfits. She oven helps Dr Merrill change his go\vn anc ' gloves. Without a single false i move, one girl does the job which • was done at home by four. It is a scientific pleasure OOLUMB1A, Mo. (UP)— Members -watch Dr. Merrill operate, jj« is a great surgeon, an artist, Ilis uperiority is manifested in every movement, in his silence and self- control, in his humility in recognizing the grealer artist, nature, He is not vain and never talks ibout a job well done. I£ he pulls a doubtful case through, it was nature that did the trick. It is mpossible not to be impressed by his work, his manners, his personality. We all are. He is the naa for whom you would go hrough fire. But he doesn't notice mr admiration, and lie doesn't see hat he has already made Yvonne a different girl. He sees only his work. A great example is the best ipur in every profession; with us it is vital. Whatever Dr. Merrill demands seems natural to us. Take cleanliness, for instance. Antisepsis at home is a matter of routine. Here, where every gallon of water has to be pumped from a fountain, it becomes a major ' isk. If your uniform is soiled, you don't just send it lo the laundry and get it back tomorrow evening. You wash it yourself. A patient must be made to feel comfortable in a clean bed bul you must be careful in using up sheets. A dressing must be changed as often as necessary but only (lie soiled parts may be thrown away. The rest is washed and sterilized 'and used again. All that compared to the luxurious cleanliness of home is n wearisome job with time ever scarce and precious. But it is done without a grumble because Dr. Merrill wishes it to be dono. « * * you do me a favor, "nurse?" Sergeant Harvey, head and arms severely burner and stiffly bandaged, whispered whcrt on my third round I took his temperature and counted his putse vith fresh water and put the Iraw between his dry lips, an- icipating the most urgest wish of all our patients. He drank in slow relishing gulps but through a unny grimace showed this wasn't lis only wish. "Take a letter, nurse, please, will you?" "You shouldn't talk so much, Sergeant." "Please, nurse, n short letter. : t bothers me. I have to get it lul of my head." "You nnisn't dictate it Save •our strength. I can write some ines for you." "No!" he warded oft, "you Couldn't say what I have (o say. "'lease-, nurse!" I took the notebook out of my julging pocket anci showed it to him. "Not more than one page of this size today,' Sergeant." "I hope you haven't an oversized folks 1'Surely. I wiU;"JJ!iM j?jt_6!?.sj handwriting, nurse, have good eyesight." My He ay back and dictated wiih eyes closed: Dear Mom and Dad: I know how heavy your hearts arc but, please, you mustn't live in terms of your fear and dread. Live by your hope, courage, and faith. These will sustain you. Your fears will not. I know. Take my word for it. I am glad to be here. Just remember that as long as I am thousands of miles away, so is the enemy. This is his back doorstep I am on. He's not on .; yours. Which is exactly the way I intend to keep it. The men who know say this is a big war, but I have my own way of looking at it. I sec it as a war no bigger than my heart. I guess all the boys do. And so, '. the war actually is as big as all the millions of our hearts. And that is why it will be won. Help with your hearts lo win it, too. So long, folks. I'll be back as soon as I can. Always yours, . Everett "It's a fine letter, Sergeant," I said. "What else can I do for you?" "Mother always kissed me goodnight," he grinned. (To Co Continued)

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