The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 21, 1944 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 21, 1944
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,«KJE roui gLYTHgyiELB, (ARKJ, fiOUBIBH THE 1LYTHEV1LLB COUKIKB UlffB " IBB OOORHB NXWI OO. '''' ' H. W. HAINCB, PublliiMt BAMOE, F. NORHIS. Wltor A. QATKN8, '-' Sola Nitloutl AdmtUiv R«jn«feiiUtl?M: KulUe* Wltoer Oo, New Tort, Obtafo, Ot- aoit, AtluU, Uemphi*. x publiib** lr«7 Afttnooo Kxccpt " Entered u wconii dm m»tt«r it tba port- a&lo* it BlyttievlU*, Arkanau, under Mt of Oo«- OetoMr J, 1*17. Bemd bj th« UnltM X ' BtJB80BlFTION RATES „ 87 curler in the cltj of Blytheville, M« - *? m«D, within * ndltu of « rntlw, |4.00 p«r /Sir. W.OO fofdi month*. 11.00 for thrw mo»UU! 4i mail outsWe 60 mile cone 110.00 per rev pfjrable In idy&nce. New Political Fashion E '^jils year, as you know, women Sotefsi will probably outnumber the men. Their" preference may well bo the fJominniit" factor in the selection of a president. But so fni 1 we liavDn'L noticed Jhe two major pmiies doing much toward wooing the eminently desirable feminine electorate. ^ So today we sbotild like to call their Attention, in all non-partisan fricmtli- iiess, to: this omission whicb should be corrected is going to be fatal to some- Body's White House aspirations. Par- Jiicularly we should like to point out the danger of, a'third-party bolt. 1' Th£ possibility of this was evident j gt a convention in New York Hie other gay which-the old-line politicians may have'failed to notice. It was a-meeting of the Congress Honoring Inexpensive Clothes; which calls itself by the initials-CHIG. Now, the CHIC Party may Bound a bit like an alphabetical Now Deal agency, but its approach is unlike that of any existing political orgiiima- fion. It puts aside trivialities arid hims straight at issues nearest the average .woman's heart. w JUjss IJelen Menken was the keynot- 6'r. Mjss Menken is of the theater, and &> beauteous < and able as those move Orthodox politicians, Mrs. Clare Boothe fiuce and Mrs. Helen Gahagan Douglas. But Miss Menken speaks .for what might be called the politically forgotten woman) *• "We offer you pcplnms, not panaceas . . . sequins, not subsidies," she lold the delegates. (And don't you, Sir. ,Rposeyelt,, and you, Mr. fiewey. wish'you'd'thought'of'that one?) She a'lsb assailed the hidebound history of the opposition ~ In. contrast to the CHIC fashion promise, Miss Manken pointed out that ['the sorry sartonal record of the Republican Party is summed up in the Hoover apron. The Democratic Party stalled out 21 years ago with Eleanor glue and it's still stuck with it." }* The CHIC 12-plfiiik 'platform made a'wide appeal with a variety of colors. It came face to face will? the war by favoring middy-blouse effects. Perhaps fhcie was a little fence-straddling in its . endorsement of both long and sh'ort ffinnet dresses. But it won strong support by its firm stand for ."liberty and paternity." " The cheering convention wound up bv disdaining all dark horses and nominating a blonde, Miss America Smith. r Maybe the whole thing was en. gjneeied by the New York Dress Iiwli- fule, but the (rend ought to mean Something to astute politicians. It may $f that the candidate who can offer the test patty, dress designed on strictly paity, lines .will be the candidate who sweeps the country. _>• We arc going (o have a'great (leal of (postwar) promising around Oclobjr, (ro.n both sides One will try lo out-promlM (he other, tail nothing will happen, and that has me worried.— Horello H. LaGuardia• of Now York Fable Without a Moral The oldest employe is retiring and the boys in the office.are taking up a collection to buy him a present. They've got John Doe down for $3, but John says he's always liked the old man and would like -to give $5. Joe Doakes, who gets a little higher salary, is down for $10. Joe would like lo give it, but what with taxes and all, he thinks he can afford only §8.. The problem there doesn't seem in• "soluble.. •;. ;>/..-. Now substitute the Brctton Woods monetary conference for the office; the international monetary stabilization pool for the gift fund; representatives of the Soviet government for John Doe; a group of United States senators for Joe Doakes. Suddenly you have a .situation that for a time pubbled .some of the world's best monetary experts. All of which proves to our bewildered mind that there is no connection between money and the mysterious science of international currency. Something New We hope that Vice President Dark) Echandia of Columbia has established a precedent in the turbulent history of South American politics. When President Alfonso Lope/, was seized and imprisoned by an anny tfroup, Dr. Echandia look hold of the government, defied the colonel . who proclaimed himself president, and declared a national slate of emergency until President Lope?, was freed. This is something new. Heretofore it has been a practice for the next in line in South American revolts to make sure that the incumbent, once seized, was promptly and securely put out of the way. May Dr. Echaiidia's commendable practice become epidemic! Gather It Up The paper salvage campaign is not going well. Our 1944 goal is 8,000,000 tons, but at the end of the first five months collections were 400,000 tons sliort of the schedule. Meanwhile the paper shortage remains so critical that the Army is planning to salvage waste paper from; the North .African and South Pacific 'combat' zones and ship it ' home. Department of Commerce purveys, show that America has enough paper scattered throughout the country to meet the goal—40.5 pounds of mieolleet- ed waste paper in the average home— newspapers, magazines, kraft paper and other types. So gather it up- find out about collection dates, and times, help transport it if necessary, get it to where it is needed. SO THfY SAY We were gelling a little more than a slice of bread daily. It was so linrd llicy had to snw It. They don't bake bread—they mint It with serial numbers on top of each loaf.—Sergl. Harvill W. Lazenby, paratrooper who escaped Germans iiv France, • • • We all ought to be ]v>liticiaiis now. Government can be just as good as we nuke it and we ilon't deserve any better.—Helen Gahagan, Democratic National Committee member, nominee for Congress from Los Angeles. A test of business patriotism l.s still to come, In the willingness of American business to encourage some of its best talent to stay with the demobilization job in the service of the government until the reconversion has been substantially accompllshcd.-committce for Economic Development. ' FRIDAY, JULY 21. 1944 V.»f Ji'.' .*. *" W*/A, SIDE GLANCES tyGolbraith Sft*^l a£ ii|f V/^VNow, dear, dqu'l s;^ aaylhiiuj lo hurl his J'celin&s! THIS CURIOUS WORLD UF WE COCJLO FLY TO VISIT OUR CELESTIAL NEIGHBORS BY AC- PLANE, IT WOULD TAKE S£_V£Af W£frs TO REACH THE MOON AND ABOUT F/fTY Y£AGS TO REACH THE SUN... (FVVE SED 200 MILES PER HOUR. B i 5157 4lS t ? Ati£ WORM i BV NATIVES AS AAWLETS'. ! THE FI&URE5, A\ARXED ON A\ETAL ! P1ATES, ADD UP THE SAME IN S T. M-REC. U. S. PAT. Off. FlRSr THE MEASLES GITAVLOVK me CHILD, THEN THE CHILD 6E1S All OVER THE MEASLES, " ' E.TAYLOR, -.Teaehing on-Old Bird New Tricks About one acre in every 200 in ;he United Stales is devoted lo iniblic travel. Dr. J. L. Guard Optometrist at Guard's Jewelry 209 W. Main FOR SALE CONCRETE STORM SEWER ALL SIZES Cheaper Than JB.-ldfe Lumber Osceola Tile & Culvert Co. Phone 691 Osceob, Art. .NEXT; Arc loads rained from the clouds? Saye 60% OB TRUSSES Steel and Elastic STvEWAfcTS ; Dr> f %t'i^" Main & Lake Phone 2822 In Hollywood BY KHSKINE JOHNSON NKA Staff Correspondent EXCLUSIVELY YOURS: Still Milling with producer Davlrt O. Sclmick over an increase in snhry ind "no more mousy roles," Joan Fontaine Is packing her trunks for two- or three-month sojourn in Mexico City. She's under suspcn- i—cannot appear before u cans- era or on radio shows—and says, 'I'm ready to sit out this argument for two years if necessary." Her contract with Selznick has two years to run. "He's given me a dozen scripts to read In the last few weeks," she said, "but they were all the same—mousy characters. I won't piny them. They're boring and bad for me." The Fon- taine-Selznlck argument will continue, no doubt, via telephone. HKO needed n 5-ycar-old to play a brief scene with Hedy Lnmarr in "Experiment Perilous." Hcdy asked her adopted son, Jiimsid, if he'd like to play the part. "What would l have to say?" he asked. "Not much but 'good night, mother'," Hcdy told him. "I do that every nitjht anyway," said .lamsic, "I think f'd rather be n Marine. The studio hired someone else for the role. MX ON KNEE PADS >|r Boarding House with Major Iloople Out Our Way By J. R. Williams DIItliCTOIt OTTO t'KKMINCKK suggested a pair of knrc pails for liest-drcsscd aclor Clifton Webb for a falling down scene in the film "Laura." "No thanks," said Welih. "The pads .would spoil Ilic bans of liiy trousers." o • » ,. When Raymond Mnssey opens on Broadway this fall in "Mr. Tult" he'll be working for himself. He owns 50 per 'cent of the show, Broadway, incidentally, is paging Susanna Poster for a full musical. Sinsrcr Georgia Gibbs c.-in take a bow for 28 short wave overseas broadcasts in the hist f.O days. '' * • • Comedian Phil Silvers find Jo- Cnrroll Dennison, Miss America of 1942, have discovered each oilier. The combination of rapidly agin 1 fish she has to handle in the fihr her unkempt hair, filthy clothes hn her dirty fncc and bare feet hav given Paulcttc Goddard a ncv name. Mitch Lciscn, directing her in "Kitty," calls her "Stinky," * • • Leslie Cluirleris, the myslci'y story man, is writing a cl-ilk-r dillcr .if Unirmal A oitlsidc his offi(c door reads: "Genius in V LL H,\VE TO PUT YOU OM AM07HER 1IME , AGO T GOT K&TCUED iM RIOOD VJUlLST RiDiKi' if>J 60XCAJ?. FULL OF P BUMPED MY HMD 'SHE LEAVES f MACHIKIE PER A FEW MIMUTES AM" WHEM SHE OITS BACK HA.FF OF IT IS GOME. TO i' RERWR DEPARTMENT AMVBOPV VMHO TH|MKS BECAUSE A PERSOM HA<E> WORKED IM A MA.CH1ME '• SViOP THESE PAVS HE ( SHOULD BE ABUE TO KEEP TH FAMILV MACHIMERV IK) / REPAIR IS C5?AZY.' TH' \ CHECK-UP CREWS, JlO SETTERS AM' (AAVOftN CREWS HARDLY GIVE -feO A CHAWCE TO TURN IK HAKJDLES OM A HACH1ME! Sieve I IS V W^OrifiST DEM &W1ME, 60 J. ytf iiii! A T 9 Alti'T P>r>T. KiO fiCCr=r-Tir,K\ tr,V \,\ VvHAlr }%'(. TO REPORT NJOvsl 16 \y ' BOWc; / ^./•x 3es' oiscoweeo h,^^i^ SET OFF, CONDUCTOR - THK.yisVriM<3 COMMITTEES Every type of sport shoe repair is made here where a wide jafPfiiRS ?'° ck °' 'ta« M^ leathers and materials plus highly skilled workmanship insure the smartest appearing results combines with top-notch wear and comlort. Moderate prices. H-R LTtRS QUflLITY SHOe SHOP '12 I W M « I N| ST. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS Termites may b« ruining your property. Call me fo. M-eck-up without cost or obligation. EATS, MICE AND KOACII CONTROL GUARANTEED WORK H. C. BLANKENSHIP 10* t.. Kentucky Fhone an DON EDWARDS Ti« TyMvrlter H»«- •HJUdu iMJTlV OORONA, AND REMlDU'IUf rX)KTA»L» TTFKWRTntW U» IV tott 6TRKK1 )>HUN» ng) u u«i B» nuuioeuirri 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 SKUVICE—call us day, night or Sunday. * Belting * Belt Lace ' Steam Packing * Pipe Finings ) All Size Pipe >; - - * Crone-Yalves ,,., * Gin Saw Files and Gummers Hubbard Hardware Co. Serving Blythcvillc 25 Years GOOD HEALTH DESERVES THE BEST WATER; Bad Health Demands It Over five million American Homes liave ordered the Famous MOUNTAIN VALLEY MINERAL WATER From HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS. It U reliable—an aid in treatment of Arthritis, Rheumatism, Kidney, Bladder, and many intcsfinal disorders. It stimulates Kidney elimination. For Particulars, Free health booklet. CROSSTOWN WHISKEY SHOP Main .6 Division Klythcvilic, Ark. TIH-! SCI-'.Xi:: A U. S, Army ho.i- liiinl In n Illllr-miliro. rilltiRc In Ilio livnrt of Alj;orl;i nlmul lh r time of Itlp AiiKTk'iin l:.n(lln B «' hi Xnrtli ,\frli'n. Tin: STdHVl Dr. Merrill c,ri!cr» t:rr]ii;in-f,,,rji Cfuirlclle (o nvcr- li_rnr ^niil rt-IUITl fin Ihp. rnnviTN:i- (inn «f (Jirfc i-n|il((red .\nzl «yt- THE NAZIS TAIJC XI r J' HE Nazis we™ lying in clean beds, as neatly bandaged and cared for as our own soldiers would be. A chart svith the patient's name, injury, and condition hung over the foot of each cot: Hans Gcycr, 18, private, compound fractures of both legs; Fredrick Ucbele, 19, private, second degree burns; Iforst Von Eberswaldc, 22, lieutenant, direct hit in abdominal region. They were dozing ,-ind didn't notice my entrance. A candle on Ihe nurse's table was flaring ghostlike, and threw a flickering light over the three pale faces. I studied these boyish miens, all of which looked strangely alike in that they were devoid of all human sensitivity, hardened and blank like a plaster mask of a modeled warrior. How could 1 make the- Dochcs talk without talking to them? I thought ol many tricks, hut rejected them all. A Irick has only a momentary effect. What 1 needed was a night-long result Finally I had an idea and ran to Dr. Merrill. . , i "Why not give them bcnzi- "titu'r^^eSL^ "Merrill iaughed, "Do you • • vvant to be promoted to the Intelligence Service?" Cut ho gav< me throe pills', !• I started with Privalc Haii. .Geycr, holding a glass ot watei Which reminds us, Kenny Goodman's tlrcfslng room wnll has a si?n as a reminder to his musicians. It rend?: "Hcmemhcr, Jnm Is Cur Bread and Butter." Bill Gargnit reports the confab of two GI's sleeping at a jungle base in Burma. Awakened by a loud crash, one said: "What' was that, bombs or tliimrtcr?" "Bombs" replied the other. "Thank goodness," said Ills pal. "i thought maybe il \vns goi'ig to rain again." I/cn Chanty .Ir. linnlly solved the rcrvani irotlem. ((is new maid is an cx-Univcrsa) studio waitress. • • • A HANDV ANDY Despite liis gravo! voice. AndV Devinc rtoesn't worry about bchii; typert. His current chores: A priest in "Bowery to Broadway, 1 ' a barber in "Babes on Swing Street." a horse. In the Olsen and Johnson comedy, "The Ghost Catchers," and. a thief In "Queen of the Nile," gram to ask the age of Harry Carey. The script girl relayed the iiucry lo Carey who snid: "Toll them I'm 39. : If they don't believe It, tell them the truth— 58, under his nose. "Hello, you. Come o. Take it." I avoided saying drink il, as 'drink" is too similar to the German trink. He looked at me with distrust nd shook his head. "Don't be illy," I said. "It will make you eel better." The lieutenant opened his eyes md asked what was the matter, le had a pungent north German iccont. Every word was a stac- •alo order. "Die mill micJi vcrgiltcn!" said eyer: "She wants to poison me!" "Feinliuo!'' the 1 i e u I e n a nt corned. "Coward!" 'Abcr innii htil n>m dock pe- •ngt, rtnss tier Fciiid ntlc Gc/nii- jenen totel.": "But we have been old that the enemy kills ail jrisotiers!" "I would risk il," volunteered he other private, "if the llcrr Lieutenant agrees." Hans Gcyer- swallowed the nedicine with defiance of death is his superior nodded. * * * "VOU all will get it," I said and tried to make myself understood in sign language. "It is ;ood." "Gut lint sic ffcsnst," repeated the.lieutenant. "VtcUeicht ist cs woiir." They look Ihe medicine without further remark. I went back to my stool, watching them. After awhile the lieutenant said, 1 truly feel belter. How are you?" "Great!" said Ihe man with the second degree burns, "But terribly thirsty." ( "You may ask her for water, 11 the lieutenant a'llowcd. "B'Mc, wasscr," said Uebelc in voice that didn't permit refusal. I forced myself fo prclend no( to understand,' and didn't move though water and uxisscr have the sanic Anglo-Saxon root. The private pantomimed ,. lv movcrncnt oJ . drinking with the hoilow of his- hands, and called, "Hntlo. haUo, Schwcstcr," : "Sia hcisst 'noers/ J ' said lhe = lieutenant.' i "Noers," repealed the private, "HOCTS, fcomm." ' I went over and acted as though : I had finally caught on. "She is very stupid," said Hans; Geyer, "but I feel marvelous. I. think I could walk off right now." '"If one of us-is'well enough to 'scape, he has the order lo do il," said the lieutenant. "Remember • hat." •' "Jaiuolil, Hcrr Lieutenant," the wo privates said in chorus. "II won't be diflicult to escape rom here; the village is near and •ou can hide in an Arab's house,' leal Arab clothes and act like a lativc. You were told how to do I, remember." "Jnicohl, Jferr Lieutenant." "Never forget, that a German oldicr is 10 limes superior to an Vmcrican. The enemy isn't' shrewd. He hasn't any battle ex- icrience. You are superior to any other soldier in tiic world." "Jaiuoiil, Herr Lieutenant." .* * * AFTER a while the lieutenant x asked if Geycr or Ucbele knew where they were; but they didn't. • It had been too dark to read any ! sign when they were brought in. "I wonder how Jar it is from' 3idi bet Gavar," mused the lieu- . tenant. "It probably would be too '. risky to ask the nurse." "Perhaps not," said Uebelc, "she' looks rather dumb." He spoke a jroad, drawled south German dia- : lect which counter-pointed the sharp Prussian voice o£ his officer in a peculiar way. "You can try tomorrow, Uebele,^ not now. But do il very casually, inconspicuously. We have an in- • fluentinl man there. He is paid to: be helpful to us." 'What's his name?" 1 asked; Gcycr. "t won't tell it now; she might catch on and spill it, trying to be smart. I'll tell you sometime when wo are atone. 1 ' That was like an order for me not lo leave the room till I got that name and all my thoughts circled about the one problem: how to make him talk, (To Be

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