The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 19, 1944 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 19, 1944
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»"AGE FOU1 •• tHB BLTTHE VILLS COUXIU MBWB ,, ra* OOUWBB imn oo. ,x , H W HAINCS, PubUibtr BAMUKL t. NOHRIS, Idllor JAifliB A. QATW8, Published vntr Arteraooo Kxctpt Entered M^MCond rJia m»tt« >t the port- •CkX «l Blythertlle, ArUiuM, under Mt ol Oam- tnu, October *, 1127. Strrtd by th» Onll»n PTM» SUBSCRIPTION RAT*} By..curler in the city ol Blytturtlt* M* Mr Wet, V)/ «o ptr muuia bf null within t r*dJu» of « mile*, M.OO on r»r. 12 oo for «lj moiiUu. n.oo for three mo»t£r -7 mill outikfe 60 call* tone IIO.OO per JMT J»y»ble In advance, ' • Slow Going Just lo shatter another postwar dieam, the world of tomorrow is going io look veiy jmieh like the world of yesteiday. at least so Car us most consumer goods are concerned. 'Ihis isn't just our bilious opinion of the moment It's the consensus of ex- peils, and they have'some good reasons. It would take a Hollywood press agent to evpiess oni past three years' pro- ga-ess in the proper way. But this is war piogiesb. To convert this jirogre.sH -to peacetime goods, to get it off Die draw- ijig boauls and into our homes, is going fy take time '( In fact, many industrial experts say tjiat the wai actually has interfered \sith out technological progress, and that the things we'll find in stores and sales looms in the next couple years will be less "modern" than they would have been had there been no war. Tak'e the automobile industry. The \) A, W.-C 1 0. estimates—and management neither confirms nor denies— that the culinary technological advancement is about 2 per cent a year. The mdusliy has been doing W1U - wov k cx _, cjusively since 1!M1. That ninkcs^ n lag of thice ycais, or ,6 per cent. From that figuie the union subtracts "x" per cent of piogipss from tricks learned in Yjai pioduction And from that you can subtiacl the temark by an auto executive that this hypothetical "x" could b'e (hopped in Walter Rctithcr's eye without making him blink. When motor car manufacture is resumed, it will be .with a slightly disguised 1041 model Changes will be progressive, but minor, until a .mibstmilial Ijoilioii of the 27 million cars on the rpad m l<Ml tan be replaced, j That quick replacement job will delay the appeal ance of the more efficient a\ito motor winch the new supor-gaso- line of runtime is bound lo bring into being Foi motor must first be tie- signed^ tested, letcsted. and (be process icpe'a'ted, hefoio it'finally reaches perfection The r vSame reasoning applies lo radio, frequency modulation and television, to electncal icfiigeratipn, air conditioning, and inaclically everything of a mechanical nature except aviation. Replacement fust then development. There arc .exceptions, of course. Medical and surgical discoveries, food piocessmg and packing, and photographic developments are three fields in which \\ar development can be speedily com ei led But in the main, you h;>d better prepare for a good long 'ride i,,i 0 the woild of tomorrow—in a IMi C ar Safeguardmg Free Speech The Amoucan terms of surrender foi Geiman, 1W y being ,li 8cusscd by he Ruiopean Advisory Commission in London confam a free-speed, p, ovision which « pi actual-and, we believe. , gently nccessaiv:-if would give u r- llie Allies complete control of communications inside Germany, and would prohibit Germany from controlling any communications outside its own frontiers or interfering with its citizens' rights lo listen to foreign broadcasts. Similar terms were included and accepted in the Italian surrender. And it is expected that the United Stales will later ask all non-Axis nations to cooperate after the war in a voluntary program of fr.ce access to news, speedy transmission at uniform, low rates, and unrestricted communication'between all countries. War has induced excessive government control of news, among neutrals as well as belligerents, which makes a future world agreement on free speech highly desirable. But in the case of Germany, the history of Die past 10 years demonstrates that some such drastic terms as the American proposal outlines will be vital to lasting peace. The Nazi government launched the first attack of this war not against Poland but against the freely expressed thoughts of free men. The burning of the books was really the opening battle, and subsequent suppression of free speech and the access to broadcasts of truth from abroad, under penalty of imprisonment or death, wore as important to Hitler as ihc conquest of ' Norway and the ' blitzkrieg against France. The diet of lies which the Nay.i leaders fed Germany was carefully planned. But all possibility of free thought had to be removed • before the German people could be aroused to fanatical enthusiasm for war with talk of encirclement. Jewry, and sujier-slalism, before the minds of German youth could be warped into the perverted mold to nanism. So Germany first had to be insulated from truth. Then the process had to be repeated in the occupied countries. Kor truth was as dangerous as guns in the hands of people destined for a thousand years of slavery in the mad, grandiose plan of the "new order." The invention of .printing was largely responsible for bringing mankind out of the ignorance and superstition of the Middle Ages into the modern world of free thought and individual 1 liberty. Hitler would'have returned Europe to the Middle Ages' by denying free access to truth with control of press and communications. Ho almost succeeded. SO THEY SAY )ur; Boarding JUou ft j C«Jio»j s R 6 kov ^ Nice ca-eTT^rvpSp?; M03QR.' BETTER. 1 «c7..X!^ D m&Ji Prom iliisk to down we were under n barrage nnil Eiilfcrecl lerrlflc losses during the nlglil. Now Uioy are even firing phasphrous shells thai mnkc wounds that never heal again.—Letter to his wife founrt on Gcrninn soldier killed in France. v . .. One of the big tnsks of the' next, few yours will ue lo bring government, closer to the rieople nm| lo bring the people closer 'to the practice of self -government.—Thomas E. Dewey. » » • The Jnpancse Wur may be long or short, bnl we may be certain 11 will lie tough. We nre determined lo light tlml wnr throngh ns pnrt of this war.—UrilisU Home Secretary Herbert Morrison. ' ' • • • We need n fresh approach to the teaching of American history. The courses nre over-crowded with material, nnrl there Is boring repetition throughout the elementary, junior high and senior high school levcls.-Dr. Erllng H. Hunt of Columbia U. • • . The pace has been hot and it was clear that someone would have (o give ground sooner or Inter, it was cnunlty clear (hat Allied soldiers would sec it through lo the end ami would never five up, and so the Germans have been forced lo give ground, which is very right aud proper— Cien. Sir Bernard L. Montgomery. (SRKJ GOUKIEB WEDNESDAY, JULY i'J, 1944 SIDE GLANCES by Galbralflk "Hoiicsl 1 was just kidding around wilb th ; ,| wailrcss lit the lunch room—she certainly ,|,,n'l rate with you when '' : ' conies to glamor!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson BOARD GETS ITS NAME PROM. COPR. 19*4 HY [JEA SERVICE CNC T. K. REO.U. 5. PUT. Otr. ' a NEW YORK YANKEE NICK ETTEN NT I7STRAI6HT GAMES , LAST YEAR WITHOUT GETTING A -S/SJGLEt ALL OF HIS HITS WERE FOR JEXTKA BASES. A DOWN SPOUT IS NO GOOD UNLESS IT IS UP,"Says • FRED LEE TOM, ' In Hollywood BY ERSKINE JOHNSON NKA Staff Corresi)»ndciil LINDA DARNELL, looked In a mirror, saw, a reddish Monde, sliurtriercd and went lo work yesterday ns the actress wife of Jolin L. Sullivan In Blng Crosby's production of "The Great John b." After five years, the movie mak- ers-thai talked black-haired Llntta Inlo bleaching lier hnlr. And slie rtoesn't like U. Neither does her husband, cameraman Pev 'Marlcy— except for technical reasons, "It's sorta blond with red anil Us n mess," Llndn snld. "A fine thing," commented hus- Iwnt) nrlcy. ••y O it never thought aT" h Ot mC '° " 8hlC " yo " r It. is only for technical reasons you see. Hint Linrin Darnell is now rcrtriish blonde. For five years ooci cameramen Including liave been going daffy try»S to 1 gl,|. and photograph her 'luck hair. 'Ihey tried cvcrvltiinc '' only conces- 'or hlghfightf ** y «'™™ C ""ws rilTrl! 0 !] shc m!uin «'« r( 'rohe le'sts Mm r_' lcr dn y 'or "The Great John L." Cameraman James Van Trees looked nt Linda through Ills camera and said, ••'Young l«dy, you'll have to bleach your hnlr' I'm not going to gel gray linlrs trying to photograph yon." "He looked so imliappy," Linctn said, "that I finally gave 1 in I went to a beauty parlor and said. Give me (he works.' They gave it SHE SIN'fiS AM> DANCES "THE GREAT JOHN !, " B itle Crosby's lirst fling rus president of his own production company, will be different. Linda has a role; She'll I hate to the times I've just great also .sing am | <ia nce think," she said "of stood around in front of a camera and did noth ing," "There's an Inlrrcsliiig story be this film biography of th ' famed prize flghler. u's a dream By J. R. Williams SAY.' HOW MUCH WILL VOL) TAKE FOR THIS PLACE? FORE WES. SEEIM 1 OWE COW WITH CALVES. HE 7HIMKS THIS CLOSE MEIGHBOC IS STEALIM 1 , CALVES OFFHlMJ TVW IT SHOULD UPSET M-J OLD .THE. SILEMT SALESMAM - . . ii ,j u Ml 17(1111 come true of a former New York sports writer,- Frank Mnstroly. Mnstroly started gathering data on John L 10 years ago' He thought it would make a great movie Then he came lo Hollywood and «-orkcd as ii ncwsrccl man. as a Universal studio executive, nnrt ns un agent But It wasn't until he became an agent ami met ning Crosby that, he could sell anyone on the jclcn Now he's co-producer of the film THE C'OSTKI.l.C PLAN Speaking of stars turniiiR pro- b"Slcd! 1E "A m wTvE.TwAC St and n Marine' Is scheduled to hit the theater screens next month Just in case ho becomes an Orson Welles , and directs, writes, produces and I acts in his next, picture, Lou has n routine nil worked our "As Costcllo. the writer, I get an Idea and wrjle a story, i then lake It lo Coslello. the producer. But I don't see myself right awav I'm in conference. This takes about two hours' Why fhoiilri I make it cnsy for myself. Besides, I'm playing gin - rummy with Bud Abbott i "Fhmlly r tell my secretary that Costcllo. the nrnrtucci-, will sec Cos- tcllo. the writer I tell myself the I story nnd I don't like it. But I buy it, anyway—relative "Now I have to cast ihc picture and 1 look around for the best ac- or m Hollywood, And that Is Costello — naturally. As Costello. the 1 rodnccr, I lie to Costello. the actor, and tell him It's a great story mid will do him good. 1 he to myself so I can get myself for n lower salary. 1 then .hire Costcllo, the !,il', C , c ^ rr " 1!lkc thc Pte'urc. It's pre" ""'" ln <l the four of us nrr> Well, Well! He's Still Toying With It Tortoise Keeps Going SIUlEVEPOIVr, La. <UP»-Whcii . D. Bland of Slircveporl read in ie local paper about a tortoise 'llli a'date and locality curved on ts sliell wandering Into Italy. Tex c recalled. thut he had inscribed' ic names of the town and the ate on the back of a tortoise while ving in Cliireno., Tex., In 1880 ram all indications/ it is the same ortolse, experts say, and judging •om its travels from Clrircno to tnly since 1B80, it will reach the estcm boundary of Texas about 10 year 2115. FOB SAIX CONCRETE . STORM SE^ER ALL 8IZBS Cheaper Than Bridie Lumber Osceola Tile & Culvert Co. Phone SSI OxxolB. Art NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS Termites may b« ruining your property. Call me fo. check-up without cost or obligation. EATB, MICE AND ROACH CONTHOL GUARANTEED WORK H. C. BLANKENSHIP »n» r,. Krmnckj PhoiM DON EDWARDS CORONA, AND BB3UNQ1OH rO»TA»L» I'lrjcwKlTXtm in n. ma m-juorr rao!W _ __ Ixrtrj Traam-tioo unit R. K«tiiir.«v)rTi Bare 60% On TRUSSES Steel and Elastic STEWARTS Dr nt S t•rt Main & Lake Phone 2S22 Every type ot sport shoe repair Is made here where a wide stock of line RCPHIRS . . — leathers and ma-- tcrlals plus highly skilled workmanship insure (he smartest appearing results combined with top-notch wear and comfort. Moderate prices. Hfl LTCRS QUflUTY SHOE SHOP '\^\ w M« (.N r,T Gin Supplies AT PRESENT our stocks of repair parts arc as complete as during- pre-war times! I'ut yo il Qd>, night or Sunday. Belt Lace Ml Size Pipe .* Cr ane Values Giri Saw Files and Gummers ' Hubbard Hardware Co. . Serving Blytheville 25 Years GOOD HEALTH DESERVES THE BEST WATER-" Bad Health Demands It. SHOP Blytheville, Ark, RSOWN Main & Division ,,,7'ie !•'• S- Amij- honpllnl In (he llltlr nnltve vIllHRp In the hpnrt of .AlBCrtn In nerran.'iril)- crude but contnina nil cR.icnHnl ciiuln- mrnf. llr. Merrill. In charifc, li revertd bj- hl>i cndrc ndlft. NURSES IN LOVE IX ISS FRYBEUG'S story is one of the most extraordinary I '.have heard. She told it to me .when at night watch we marveled at the speedy recovery ol a boy .who was given up when Ihey brought him in three days before. He had gas gangrene lo such a de- .grec lhal Dr. Merrill didn't even ; touch the leg. He merely threw a '.handful of siilfa power into the wounds and shrugged his shoul- | tiers. And now the boy's temperature is almost normal and he is (developing an astonishing appc- ,tile for food and fun. "Years ago," Miss Frybcrg said, ;"I was given up, loo. They even' •;setil for the priest and 1 received •the Last Sacraments and then availed for death to come. I waited and waited and waited. A year ..went by, a whole yenr with nothing to do but , wait. Finally a most ingenious person discovered thai my doctor had mixed up two X-ray negatives when he had pro- Claimed my death sentence. The one showing cancer of the right ;lobe of the lung belonged to /someone who hart died long be- fforo. Mine was a harmless ulcer ;Which had healed all by itself. I -.was so angry with doctors, mcdi- •cine, and my lost year that I decided to study myself. But I ; couldn't Mfford lo put in eight ; years, so I ended up as laboratory ^technician at Johns Hopkins in .HS'Uffia.rov.Jhere I..met. D r , Mer- rill and was allowed to work under him." "It's a wise man who profits from another's mistakes." She looked at me searchingly "How do you mean thai?" "Literally. I i], m!i jt js good that you found this profession and good for all of us that you are here." "Thanks," she said, with hcr thoughts far away. - "But it wasn't always easy." "I am sure of that." She got up. a strange smile in her eyes, and stretching leisurely said, "However, Charlolte rm glad this boy is going to be alt right. I guess we cau'send him home on the next transport" * t . r rHE next day when we were piling up sheets for beddinr I told Elizabeth Miss Frybcr'g's story without being able to keep Yvonne from overhearing us . Since hcr personality seemed to have undergone such a complete change, I thought it would do no harm. But it did. "Miss Fryberg, of course has suppressed the best part of her story," Yvonne said. "What's that?" "That she's madly in .love with Dr. Merrill." "Always the same gossip!" "It's the Iculh. \Vhat other reason would she have to hate me so? And she/does hate' me! She feels that I love him loo and will have more success than she's had I know women!" "You love him!" Elizabeth sneered with pointed force. "You love every man within your reach and as Dr. Merrill is the only one here who isn't bedridden, he's the present victim." ''No!" Yvonne protested. "This is different! At home you would have been right. But not here f. know with absolute certainty that he is the man. 1 know because he lias changed my whole being. He will learn to love mo too. I see it as clearly as I see 1 2. ls -.P l Ii-o* sheets. And sh.e sees it just as clearly,'otherwise she wouldn't loathe me so. You usually neglect an unimportant rival." "As if Dr. Merrill would see anything but his work! He doesn't even know that you exist as a woman." "You'll see," she answered, unaffected by our doubts. "You'll be convinced in due lime." She made a sharp turn to leave the room but Elizabeth drew her back by the lappet of her apron. "You won't make trouble premise?" • "No trouble at alt. It will go as smoothly as a good intravenous." - - « t * TT is love and again love that triumphs over war though my own little life could prove the opposite. Last night an amiable, giant knocked at the door, perfectly safe and sound, and asked for Juannn. "Visitors arc not permitted at nifihl," shouted Fredda who had answered the knock. "Scram, stranger." Shc has something against people in good 'icallh. "I am her husband," he said. "I don't cnre," she said. "But I do." He pushed her aside T little ant! forced his way with Teds help into ihc dormitory. And fifteen witnesses envied the reunion. It was something that made you believe in life again. Even me. It was as perfect and wonderful as a miracle in Loiirdes. Irving hadn't been allowed io telegraph and his letter hadn't Trived, so he was a God-send in 'ho purest sense of the Word. He ivas on seven days' leave, four of which had to be spent on the trip tsclf, three of which belonged to n's wife. As he wasn't particularly interested in spending the whole night n the dormitory telling stories lo itlcen nurses, we put them up in he oflice, sacrificing two of our beds and doubling up ourselves. Onr owii sleep was done for. We were too excited about the arrival of love in the house of pain. So we spent the time in talking and vorking out a schedule whereby ve could take over some< of Tuaima's duties to allow her lime enough for her husband. (To Bo Continued)

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