The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 20, 1944 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, July 20, 1944
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< AGE EIGHT THURSDAY, JULY 20j 10M f HB itTTHBTILtl COGKH1 1TJIWB •• * no OOOBDBI IUWB' 00; H. W. HJJNB9, PubUibw flAHDZL f. NOSJU8, Kite* A. OATXK8, i'l- irUnUW aol* National AdwrtiUM «J«»««/WiUii«r, 0»i **' :tro1t. Atljutbh. UompUi. Every Wt*r»oao K»o»pl •Birred •» ieeond «!u> m»ttej *t. (he po«t- rf »t eiytlievlll*. ArUo«Mi under •*» of Oqi- October t, 1111. , bj QrUt»«J Pnm RDBfldUPTIOM RATIO By cvrtu in Uw dty ol BiytberUl*, m Kf ««!, or o»o pwmcnit. ay null, within » r«Uu» o! 40 mllM, H« per int. 12.00 tot ill noatbv ILOO tor tbrw mnthi; jy null ouMde » mil* no* 110.00 per rwr ptjraHa to tdnoo*. to tfirMlta* <rf edltorlilt from •UMI tnaanenHOt M to ••••efcMwMiuieiit ot to> Ural to ttit pbjtetf Shall We Fight A Third World War? The citizens of these United^ States must decide whether there shall lie a third world wnr. Parents, .wives, brothers and sisters of men who their lives to preserve Die right of Americans to declae such.matters must choose which road the nation shall follow. It would be quite simple if all were permitted to .vote" ballots labelled "For" and "Against" a third'world conflict. But the issue Is likely to be cloaked .in elaborate camouflage. And the longer a decision la delayed, the more certain is the Issue to be clouded. Every school child knows that In limes, of peace the' United Slates has maintained only, a token military force; that we have never been fully prepared for any war In which we havo engaged. Twice within 25 years tile nation has 'had to prepare^ while our citizens were being killed by tha enemy. Luck and providence have been on. our. side. WHETHER THERE SHALL BE A THIRD WORLD WAR DEPENDS UPON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. NO NATION WOULD DARE ATTACK A FULLY ARMED AND EQUIPPED UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. .We were "lulled to sleep, after the first world war, by talk of permanent pence. We were told that no one would dare start qnolhep such cataclysm, that the world could not afford another war. Jap bombs falling at Pearl Hnrbor provided a } rude awakening. •The world has never known permanent peace. : Certainly there can be no substantial and lasting peace unless we buy insurance against a third world, war. „ UNIVERSAL {MILITARY TRAINING FOR. AMERICAN YOUTHS, coupled with adequate t ana sustained development.of military, naval and I aviation material, is such Insurance. Who'rC peace comes again, this nntiou can ; choose .one of these two paths: ' 1. It can become a hermit nntlon. \ 2. It can accept the responsibilities of a great world power. i China once chose the first course. China built : a .Great-Wall, to shut out the barbarians.-China i wanted only peace. Today China is fighting for • I its national life agaimt invading hordes. Science developed weapons to tear down tl|o Great Wall. Wide oceans and solemn treaties were our ^ Great Wall after the first world war. With Germany, Japan aild other nations we signed • an agreement never to resort to force as a means of settling disputes. Wo negotiated another treaty limiting navies, and-sank some warships lo prove, our gcod faith. Then-we-, dozed—ami awoke lo find bombs falling around us. IF WE ARE TO AVOID A THIRD WORLD WAR THERE MUST BE MORE THAN WALLS, MORE THAN TREATIES. WE MUST HAVE INSURANCE .WHICH WILL PROTECT US AGAINST FOREIGN AGGRESSION. Such scientific strides have been made that in the third world war—if we do. not prevent it— armies will span wide oceans within the space 'of a few hours aboard huge warships In the air on the sea and beneath the sea. Scientist.'; of many nations are striving to explore nnd to convert Into power the tremendous energy of the atom. When that is accomplished, ocean barriers will fade away. And in the Islands of the Pacific and on the beaches of Europe our amphibious forces have demonstrated that walls cannot be built to withstand modern arms. In the next war tin power ol offensive weapons will be. Immeasurably greater. But peace might be perpetuated by building and mainlalning. a force capable of putting out small fires of conflict before they grow Into world-girdling conflagrations. ""'We can do tliat through democratic universal military (raining Switzerland, a democracy, has universal military service and lias managed to .stay outof two world wars without being attacked, That prove* false the claim that universal military training Is an approach to mlltlarlsni. """in America, more than a million young men finish high schools each year who need to learn discipline and who need the benefits ni military training. These youths could, be trained for one year, during which they should be given vocational education along with military training-. They should receive college credits enabling them to go from military classrooms and barfticks Into colleges of their choice as sophomore students. Thus in five years the nation would have a reserve of five million trained youths, all under 25 years of age, ready for any emergency. A sufficient number would select military careers, to provide n regular army of one million men. ' THE ADVANTAGES OF THIS PROGRAM ARE TREMENDOUS. It would protect the nation against all aggressors. It would Improve the health, mental alertness and habils of these young people. Remember the profligate youths of the .'20s? Some called thai n "lost generation." Rather, It SIDE GLANCES by Galbralth was nn underprivileged generation, denied tlie opportunity of training In responsibility. The crimes and- wild escapades ot some of those, youths filled the front pages of Amcilcan newspapers. 'The large percentage of young men rejected by Selective Service examiners in this war constitutes a challenge* to the nation. Only through n program of disciplined health liablLs can the physical standard of American youth be raised. Military training 'in peace Is cheap, compared lo the prodigal Wants of such training during a war emergency. Twic,e within 25 years the nation wasted billions in hurried preriaration.-, for war— enough to equip and maintain forever, military, naval and air reserves sufficient to protect the country against any combination of enemies. UNIVERSAL MILITARY TRAINING IN PEACE TIME IS ECONOMICAL AND SOUND. We can .set a.n example before the world of a nation strong and vigorous whose young men will be trained and equipped for the responsibility of protecting their country and who will be better citizens for such training. We caii build here n citadel of high civilization, with intelligent help for less fortunate peoples. And back up that friendly world attitude with the grim determination of a people who twice have paid the high price of unpre- paredness, who have banished forever the opium dreams of a false Utopia, and arc prepared lo do their share. In concert with other nations whose, interests and ideals parallel our o\\n] (a mallmlzc and isolate wars, lo doscomago international animosities and to encourage freedom everywhere. BUT AN AROUSED PUBLIC CONSCIOUSNESS THAT WILL NOT BE DECEIVED ON ISSUES IS. NECESSARY TO PREVENT A THIRD WORLD WAR, Now is the time lo act. Now, while men are dying for peace, is the lima lo make possible a continuation of peace, once it has come, by de^ mantling that America take out adequate insurance against a third world war. The democratic kind of peace insurance: Universal military training for American youths. IP WE DO THAT, WE MAY FIND THAT WE HAVE SET UP A PERMANENT FOUCE CAPABLE Ol' PREVENTING WARS. Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom. Let us call now on our Senators and our Congressmen to strike a blow for a, permanent American armed force to preserve and protect the peace and prevent the next great war. It can not be done too soon. After this war might be too late. —BROWNWOOD BULLETIN. : "Remember when yon wouldn't tuke Mnrgie .Tones lo the _ ^ v - 'Ste^ prom because she- had n snub •THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson • Rivals for the Heat Honors boys and town sissies. Skippy was a hit when Ihe play >pcned.. But there was one thing ic couldn't understand. "Mother." lie sobbed after the opening performance, "they hate me out there." It didn't take him long to discover, however, that an audience :an detest a role and cheer the actor at the same time. One layer of a new aluminum foil has such good heat-Insulating qualities that it Is equal to 13 Inches of brick. H«d Courier Ron wmni »OM, THIS AlUSHROOM, A FAVORITE DISH OF ANCIENT ROME, CONSTITUTED THE LASTMSAL OF TK ROWAN EMPEROR CLAUDIUS CAESAR/ HIS WIFE, AGRIPPINA, HAD "I SEASONED ir WITH MfNEKAL. POISONS: 15 THE BEAVER CLASSED AS ; AM AMPHIBIAN £> . FOB 8ALB CONCRETE STORM SEWER ALL SIZE 8 Cheaper Than Bridge Lumber Osceola Tile & Culvert Co. Phone 6P1 O»t*ol», Ark. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS Termites may be ruining your property. Call me f<H check-up without cost or obligation, BATS, MICE AND ROACH CONTBOL GUARANTEED WORK H. C. BLANKENSHIP !H E. Kentucky Fhone UM DON EDWARDS TIM Trvnrittw HW BOTAL. nom ooaoM. too KDOEKOTOH PORTABLI , TTFJEWIUTI HI H, ma BTRXR ItUMctfce KM >l mom Sare 50% OB TRUSSES Steel and Elastic STEWART'S Dr nf S t • r • Main & Lake Phone 2822 TIMOTHY HAY WAS N/WED FOR r/MO7HrHAfJS£M, WHO INTRODUCED THIS EUROPEAN ; SRASS INTO MARYLAND, I ,. IN 1720, ''' ANSWER: No.' The beaver is amphibious, hut does not heipng to the' zoological group, J'amphibia," of cold blooded water-land ~ :\ 3& : creatures, .Ct NEXT: If we could fly lo the moon. In Hollywood SO THEY SAY It we can have some civilian production without hurling the wnr effort, we should Uo so. We want to be able to sny when the boys come back that we have kepi a decent country rendy [or them where they cnu get jobs. — Mnury Mnv- crick, WPB vice chairman, » » «. We nre simply tilled will) trepidation.— llideki Tojo on Snlpan situation, jusl licfoie removal us chief of Jap General Staff. : BX EBSKINE JOHNSON NBA Staff CorrcsBomlent An osthcticnlly wnn 12-year-old once known to New York radio producers ns an all-Amcrlcnn boy •voice" nnd called by his mother ''n natural-born comedian," stepped before n movie camera the other day to piny the meanest, kid character ever written into n motion picture script. It wns nothing new for Skippy Homeier, though. He played the role of the Nazi youth. Emi! Bruckner, tor months on the Broadway sUvge. Ihe audience cheered when hb American mentor almost strangled him. His mother cried. When Producer Lester Cowan purchased the screen rights to the play, •"Tomorrow, The World," a story of a Nazi youth sent to live with a typical American family there was no one else but Skippi to pluy Eniil. Skippy had just hit little Joai Cnrroll over the head with n heavy iron poker when we slopped by lo meet tills juvenile Frankcnsteii )ur Boarding House with Major Hoople Out Our Way By J. R. Williams Every type of sport shoe repair is made here where a wide stock of fine leathers and materials pins highly skilled workmanship Insure the smartest appearing results combined with top-notch wear and comfort. Moderate prices. H-R LT£RS QURLITY SHOC SHOP •in w. M « i N ST:- Gin Supplies AT PRESENT our stocks of repair parts are as complete as during pre-war times! Put your plants in shape for Fall NOW. WE GIVE 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 Bljtheville 25 Years 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 of Arthritis, Rheumatism, Kidney, Bladder, and many Intestinal disorders. It stimulates Kidijey elimination. For Particulars, Free health booklet. CROSSTOWN WHISKEY SHOP Jlain & Division Blythevillc, Ark. lOnster. There was blond (choco- ite syrup) on Joan's forehead. 'Thank the dear Lord," snirt kippy. in very grown-up fashion, Lliat, people realize I'm only a iinrncter in a play." Twelve-year-old Joan giggled, lie's "0 monster," she said. "He's wolf. Tic's always calling me on he telephone and howling like ne." lE'S GOT A ROUTINE MAMA HOMEIER confessed that nuy boy had quite a telephone online for the young ladies. "You hould hear him," slie whispered, •He can howl just like a wolf. Really. He's n natural-born comedian." Bashing little Joan on the noggin with a poker is just one of Skippy's cute little tricks ns the arrogant THE SCBXn: A II. S. Armr h««- Jlllnl in n lltllo unlive vlllnRf In the hi'nrt of Alyi-rln nliout Mil- time of the Amvrlcnn InmllngH In iVurlh Afrlirn. TUB STOIlVi Yvonne, tlic flirt. ^Irrrill. .lu.-innn r H hlishundi IrVhltT, niiys a -inri'rW vlall. "JERRIES" X LVING is one ot those men who remove the veil. This is most mportant. Serious injury, if not cath from the hands ol Moslem en, may result if these few rules re not followed." Irving's voice ecame dark and trngic as he ead the last lines, while the boys oared with laughter. "What do you do when you F arc at home everywhere from and spiteful Emll who comes to live I the very first minute. He visited Her a bakery?" I aslc for cinnamon randmothor's slyle." with Frcdric March, a chemistry th d t , f :...-»>.ilr>lf\t- tlf n irtWu'rvelrtfr* n«J*rrtr_ I "'^ "••'"J »~ -"-* •*.. w — instructor at a univer- . He tries to steal March's formulas for a new explosive, attempts to break up the professor's romance will) Betty Field because she's a Jewiss, threatens lo have a schoolmate's father executed In a German prison camp and writes "Hell ) and found a hundred new friends Ho cheered the boys, wrote their .letters and promised to speed them home. He helped with bedding anc feeding, helped with the bedpans He was a treasure for the who! I HOPE TVOIGSS v/WHV, THAT WOULD HELP IT/ COMTRA.ST.' TME STARS A'RE THERE IM TH' PAVTIME, BUT CAM'T BESEEM PER TH' LIGHT, , t^ 0 THEY'D WEVER lv\AKE A SHOWIW IF IT WEREKJT PER TH' BLACKMESS OP MIGHT. 1 WMT.' GO BACK AND START OVER AGAIM--1 COMT WANT TO SPOIbTHIS BEAUTIFUL PICTURE WITH TH' VOG SCR.WCHIWG AMP TIM CAN* IW IT.' HOURS i\|E BEEM kv TH& ASSD TELL. />—THIS LOOKS ™ /^ <A LIKE. THE: r^-l-te COCt<BVEO THE PIANBTS \ MEIGH60R-T ST6EU AREtOMKMAT HOOD We J^mlOOT -~ARE YOU A FYASED L LftMP GUfcEVOU € LKST M POSTS NIGHT.' ' h^S SEBfAEDTO OME.R MNf LEFT ' U GHT AMP SHAOiDWS Hitler" on the town's sidewalks. A lovely little character. The picture ends, though, with March and Betty Field allowing him lo remain in their home. After all he's the professor's nephew. 'And as Betty says, "It you and I can't turn one little child into a human being then heaven help the world when we have to deal with 12.000.000 of them." Skippy and Mama Homeier arc vorrted. though, that Hollywood nay never turn Skippy into a hu- nan being. I'm afraid he'll be typed in ncaule roles," she said. "If that lappens. we're going back home." Home is Forest Hills, Long Island, where Papa Homeier is in the tire business and where Skippy was christened George Vcrnon Homeier Jr. Neither mama or papa or anyone else in the family bad ever been in the theatrical business. At 8 Skippy won a radio av(dl- tion and became a fixture on several sonp operas and children's programs. IN 600 RADIO SHOWS "TOMORROW, THE WORLD," was Skippy's first play. He got the part because of a thick German accent picked up in 600 radio shows. He had played everything from Nazi youths to all-American 'hospital. . It was Irving who brought u ,the often-mentioned army book llel: HOW TO BEHAVE 1 1NOBTH AFRICA. If you read in the right mood, it is a trca He sat at the bedside of our prob lorn child, Sergeant Harvey, am jopened a sort of quiz program. | "What do you do when you s la Moslem woman?" : "I try to find out how she loo jundcr her veil," the Sergeant jgrinned thro.ugh his bandages. ! "You would he lulled by her rolls, good luck charm, a pocket knife, a j bar of chocolate, a cake of soap, : a pair of shoelaces. j I couldn't slay through Ins farewell dinner, which was cooked on the kerosene stove by Irving him- . self, because Dr. Merrill sent for me. It was eight o'clock; the bar- ; racks were in perfect stillness. No • transport hacl come in today antt I wondered why he should call me ; so urgently, as he usually chose Yvonne for special duly. ; Ted was waiting at the door of Barrack C. "Quickly," he said, 'Ihe boss is in a hurry. He needs you as an interprelcr." "Can't he speak English any "No! You leave your, shoes at le door. The baker slides the oaves out of the oven onto the oor, and the customers object to laving dirt tracked in from the trcet." "I'd rather not enter," stated he boy from Maine. "What do you do if. you arc invited for dinner by a Moslem?" "I'd accept." "And then?" "I'd go there bravely." "And how do you eat if you are served barbecued sheep, mutton stew, or squab?" "Plenty." "No, you eat with your fingers out of the bowl, but be sure to lenve food in the main dish. Whal you leave goes to the women and children." "I am sorry that Mom isn't here f more?" Ted whistled through his two big front teeth. "They just brought three Jerries in!" My heart pounded. • '. "Jerries!!" For the first time in ten years I was to see a Jerry again. A : German soldier, whose father or brother or uncle perhaps had lied my father! I should dress e wounds of a German soldier! should trea't him as a human icing! Did Dr. Merrill know what ic was asking me? Ted jolted me by the arm. ' What are you staring at, nurse? ] ome." Dr. Merrill hastily drew me into corner of the sterilizing room, i You speak German fluently, : urse, don't you?" I was born in Germany, doc- She always slapped me when I ate ke that at home. 1 -' '•What do yon do i£ you are fterr-d green lea?" "rd use it for a mouthwash." "That wouldn't make you very popular. You shouldn't refuse it o hrow away any part of it. Th lolite tiling is to accept three cup f they arc offered but under n circumslnnccs accept a fourth. T drink less than three is considerc as ill-bred as to take more tha [husband for that," said Irving in jthe voice of a teacher. "A Moslem Jwoman is usually covered from jhead to foot in a plain white wrap- Iper with a veil stretched across (her face just beneath her eyes t But undev this unattractive cos- jtume she wears garments of brigh [colors which are revealed only 11 the privacy of her home. These few rules are to be strictly ob served with relation lo the Mos lem women: Never stare ot one never jostle her in aicrowd; neve „.-.--,_ speak to her ft public; never tr something for him, A pencil, three." "Goodness gwacious," - lispct Sergeant Harvey. W HEN Irving's furlough ex plred, he was showered wi gifts. The boys who were bere of everything still found a lilt or." "All'rigM. You can be of great elp to us now. We put three Naz.i soldiers in the isolation cell. You stay with them tonight and cport tomorrow whatever they ay. The lieutenant must be oper- itcd on In the morning. He might give orders to his men before he eaves. Don't betray that you understand Gorman. They might test you. They are clever dogs! He led me to tha door of the isolation cell and gave me an encouraging clap on the shoulder. My knees were weak and my palms hot when I entered. Frcdda,: who had been with them since they arrived, got up and said scornfully, "Here, sweetie-pie, three perfect examples of the master race and all yours!" (To- Be Continued),

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