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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, July 22, 1944
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EVILLB COUWE1 JUX9 • m oooBm inn oo. H.W. HAIOTtB, PuUtobir UMUBi )f, NORBIB, Editor JAMBB A. OATBiB. AdTUtWhf Bat* mttooal Admtbtaf WltHMT Oo, Ktw York, CMtfcfU, D*. itlul*. Utmpbl*. PubUihed treir Altenooo boepl •ooitmj •btond « feeosa elui m*ttct « UM port-' cdo« M ElyUieTUIe, Arkuuu, under wi ol Oom— October », l»17. : Betred bj 'tiu DnltM Prati ' 6DB6CRIPTION RATEB , By carrier In the city ol BlytbertlU, W* p«r ••el, ur Mo per UIUUUL j Hj m«U. irtinin • radJiu of 40 mll*», HOD pet ffu, 13 00 tor «li month*, 11.00 (or three mo*tb*; <9 mail ouUlde 60 mile tone 110.00 per rear p»j»ble In advance. Calm Words From the Enemy I The sickening cynicism of German Field Marshal Guenlhcr von Kluge'.s pleii for a war fought "according to hij?.h Standards of chivalry" is loo obvious, of Bourse, for any comment. Rut elsewhere (he recent broadcast interview of the Commander of German Alliinlie coast forces is interesting and revealing. ', | In the first place, (he interview il- aelf was unusual. For a long time : news and comment from Germany has ' been strictly official, either proiiouncc- ; menls by N azi leaders, military com: tmmiqucs, or carefully slanted radio I ^analyses." The Klugc interview could •; ijot have been spontaneous, but the prc- ; tense of informality and the inference ! of a free press interview was at least ' different, possibly significant. } Kluge is an old army man, not a Nazi general, like Rommel. Consci|ucnl- Iv his^remju'ks were refreshingly free from the ',Hitlcr;GpebLels type of hysterical harangue. Yet in his dispassionate way'kluge sounded ilic recent but already familiar line of Nordic heroics. ] , He revealed Dial the methodical German anny, which secretly armed ijml t)ame<l, 20 years for this war, \Vhich has always been strong at plan- rjing and' \ weak '; at improvising—this same army_ ncnv dispuragcs thu "me- |liodical and scientific lines" of the Al- Ijed invasion. Klnijc petulantly com- ijlains that Allied infantry is not "on- tJuiMli!>tic," ! and that our foot soldiers only gel in a fighting mood when su- peiior bombs and armament assure thcrivof' victory.. ,,,... ;'.-..• - , .; Kluge admits'that this puts a strain on German ..commanders and : soldiers, lie c,i{df "knowledge mid experience iiml the conviction thai we are fighting for <Air existence" as assurance that Germany will win, j ' No~ one \vho has fought the Germans owiH- deny their knowledge inul experience, but these qinilities uuup- pprtecl by adequate production and supply can offer the Germans little hope, rtluge's complaint about our lack of cn- tluibiaVn is fatuous in the light of the ','iimpossible" establishment of the beuch- Vjead and onr steady advance since then. ( The Germans found enthusiasm in the pathetic valor of the Polish horse cavalry in ]039. But now (hey are faced vjith fhe superiority of armament which they themselves boasted of in those dayb , f i * Kluge is right in many respects. The Allies are methodical mid scientific..-They, are interested not in the glories -of. war, but in boating the Germans as quickly and decisively as possible,'by every available means of civilized waif arc and with a minimum waste of personnel. I Meanwhile, we shall probably hear loss of the panzers and the luftwiiffc Jiml more of Wagnerian heroes from Kluge and his countrymen. >LYTHE?.1LLB, X No Smoking : Into the pleasant, valher vague sounds of tuning up for the "new world" symphony of postwar products there comes a loud and forthright fanfare sounded by the bituminous coal industry and 27 stove manufacturers. They don't promise to snatch any new and mysterious! source of thermal energy out of the blue. They just say they have a new coal stove that won't smoke, and also will require 50 per cent less fuel and a Jot less tending. This is good news, and in saying so we don't mean to disparage the post- world of new materials and new comforts. That world m going to be svonder- ful. and it can't come loo soon to suit us. Rut it won't be here tomorrow. And meanwhile it should he a comfort to the more than seven million families who slill heat their homes with stoves that something better is in store for the immediate postwar future. \Vc hope the new coal heaters and cookers will do all that the designers .say they will—to which everyone who ever cussed a smoking base humor or kitchen stove will probably say amen. You Can't Beat It What are we fighting for? Well, we were looking through the papers the other day and saw where 40 men spent 10 days in rescuing an old hound dog from an underground cave. \Vo also 'saw that the vice president had taken time out from his official duties and personal concern for his political future to telephone a young wife that her soldicr-husband^'whom he had seen in China, had been badly burned but was getting along fine. Maybe, among other things, we're fighting for a pretty nice country full of pretty nice people. Rcproauctioii in this column ut cdilorlali horn olher newspaper* does not necessarily mean endorsement bat Is an acknowledgment of interest In thd «ubjfr,t» discussed. Guam Is a Big Step After n : prcilmii]ary'sof telling up by ; mcnt spread over 17 tlnys, Aitiei-lcni> forces hnvc Iniulcd on Ciiiani. Tlic slgiiificnnce o (this event transcends the fncl tlmL II b nnother step on Die long, long rond lo Tokyo. For Guitin Is American territory. 11 wns tlie first Amei'icnn tertitory invaded nud, with tlie exceptton of blenk Attu and Kfeka (h the Aleutians, It Is the first American soil rc-lnvndcd. It Is n harbinger of others lo come; It Is renewed promise for the not too king delayed liberation of the Philippines. Tlio Pacific rond Is .siill n long road. But the liberation of Guam will be n good step nlong llial road. A longer step, perhaps, than geography alone can tell. Pnr It comes ut a time when Jnpiin is undergoing an internal political upset. H stnrls the new Japanese Cabinet off witli a loss of "fncc." It the news gets through to the Japanese musses, it will constitute a ivsycDolog- Icnl victory of the first Importance, exceeded only by the dismay when we took Sfnpnn. ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH. THEY SAY House with Major Hoople Out Our Way vfet-L,^ou 6A(.LfANvr ^vew^ A^' WE'RE MUO-PUDDL6 MARINERS) LONESOME F0<3. /IrVvl /VlXAf- rtAv./ I— _., i«,--- .' AR5 YOU li SARCASTIC^ vtouuo i « eoiAEMoRe J "ww~via£6~ n A EPICS ABOUT // X'OO <3Atf IF ~L ;\. ' KOOPLE.TME V TOLD VOO X \! fViT Mf«0 OFP l\LCTt THE SHIP |i THB BRIDGE, {( FOR A FEvJ Ji FIRST OKSE UP, \) HOURS' , ^'.'• TOWECPoWOKSS M Fisrtlt^G':'/••( '. —' :< : GAM COME 6ACl< ^ovJ — susrep^ AMD I PLUGGED It strikes impede the war effort—and every .strike is a tank-trap in the path of our in- vaning nrmies— Hie resentment against strikes, already so marked among soldiers today, will not die down when they return.—Attorney General Frauds Bltlcile. • • • For the first time in live long years, the hope exists that the end of the war Is in sight. It will be delayed only if any of us at home- workers, employer, former and public servant— slackens Ihc pacc.-Krie A. Johnson, president U. S. C. of C. SATURDAY, JULY 22,. 1044 SIDE GUNCES 'by Golbraitk , »1 ^ - : ™^ %^ : ^$;;0i- ^^'••-•^v'v^i^ 'X'..X/J*i-j^»-5 ^ "1$k " ^ y t$& "•« ^ COPR. 1-W jy NEA StBviCt IKC._T. M. SEC. If. "1 don't umlcrstrnxl all Ihc Imllalwloo alxml nnmmnvfi' —I;. 1 -. 1 . wc ^"' ls c ?". lum ol " ;l »'« Job like llmll> THIS CURIOUS WORLD The German Paul Revere : *•—~ - ^ - jrviy. I —/. ,-raiB UN& . Millc offered me a contract but, I ' L clowu " Cn " it> V-.> m^^g.^ f? TRANSPOSE FROM l^/ TADPOtES AIL AT OVff, FRBJJENRY NEARTHETIMEOF HEAVY SHOWERS. '.-ANDirijTHfs SUDDEW APPEARANCE HOPPIN6 TOADS THAT HAS 6IVENRISETOTHE BELIEF THAT THEY" ARE fxvMmeaoaos. COPR. im 11 KZ* SERVICE. IKC T._M..1EG._U. S. PAT. OFF. IS IT TRUE THAT SAPPHIRES ^ AND RUBIES ARE MEN THE SUN AUTO/AOOILE ACCIDENTS 7-22 ANSWER: Yes. Both arc colored forms'of corundum. NEXT: How l)ccs destroy llieir rulers. Dr. J. L. Guard Optometrist at Guard's Jewelry 209 W. Main FOB SALE CONCRETE STORM SEWER ALL SIZES Cheaper Than Bridge Lnmber Osceolo Tile & Culvert Co. Phone Ml Osceolk, Art. In Hollywood RV EKSKINE JOHNSON NBA Staff Correspondent FUCKERVILLE'8 oldtlmers slill •cmciubcr the day.hi 1025 when Diislin F.irnum, the Cliirk OnWe ot the silent screen, becnine a pn- Wire service tickers lapped out nround the world the news ot a daughter born to Farmim und iiis actress wile. Wlullrcd Kingston, "Dusty" presented the baby will) u solid silver feeding set. Uncle William Farnum, equally ns famous on (lie screen, gave her an crtninc- Iniled carriage robe. They named Ihc baby Dustine. Today, after three years of finishing school and n year of modeling in New York. Dustinc Parnum, an attractive brunct with tlie heritage of a famous film name arid ihe love of sren.sepaint. returned la Hollywood to become, she hopes, 11 star as important ns her father. Diistluc doesn't remember her father very well. He died when she was 4'i years old. But she's heard many stories, from her niotli- er. friends, even strangers, of his ability as an actor, his charm and ills reputation as a "regular guy." Sate 50 % On TRUSSES Steel and Elastic, ST^E WORT'S Drof St « r « Main & Lake Phone 2822 Every type ol sport shoe repair made here where a wide s i o c k of fine leathers and materials plus highly stilled workmanship insure the smartest appearing results combined with top-notch wear and comfort. Moderate prices. iv>>w~-*" She likes to remember when lier mother arranged for her In sec two of his films. "The Squaw Man," the first picture . filmed In Hollywood, and "David Carrick." She was 13 then. "He was wonderful," she sighed. "I cried ami cried." KESIEMBKHS UK MIU.K'S KNEE But Dii.sline doesn't recall those early days in Hollywood very clearly. "I remember being taken lo a studio stage once. Il was dark. I was scared..'!. She remembers vaguely bciiiff .bounced on Ihc knees of Cecil B.'De Millc and Wally Reid. frequent visitors to their home. The Farmiin home then was just off Suiijjct boulevard. Since then it-has becii remodeled and become the Hollywood Guild' Canteen. Dustine, her mother and her grandmother now live in Wrslwood. This is really Dustine's second try nt (lie'movies, A year and n I half ago .she player) a small role I in one of the Hop-along Cassidy 1 plcture.s. But nothing much happened. "Ihcn 1 made* i\ silent make-up test at Wnrncr Brothers, but they didn't call me back. SD' I decided lo go to New York to learn poise ns a model and maybe work in a since.«how." Siic wortreri fo r almost. a vear with John Powers, then qave It up lo return !i Hollywood. Los Angeles' smart MnrlborouBh Scbcol for i-lrh frowns on theatri- c.illy ninWiiotis yoiure Indies. But us a student ihcrc. Busline's love of acting could mt be stopped by rnlrs. Shf was enrolled ,is Diisiine RuuyOH—her mother had rcmar- i-M But n.s DiKtlnc ttinium she acted thrco evenings ,\ W cck with a r«dio "roun. "They never <ll,i dslcovcr my nct- inz." sht> rlmcHed. After hrr father'.'! dcnlli. Dusltne livrri in Hollvwno-l for severnl v"srs wh'lc li«r i^oiber acted In films purl on tho staoi^. UXftlKDl'l HI) APPKAR.VNfK "HI never f.irer, 1 cnr limn when mother co-Marred " ith Edward FvcrfU Iforinn 'n 'Her Carrtboird T «vrr' in Ki<n Vroncisco. T svnnt ?lim anrt Hived in lirr dressiivj form dimn? the nia(lii' 1 < i s. On^ nf- ii-rnoin oveivone In Mir audience fl^rfcrf Ini-oMnij. Moihpr turned pi-mnri-n.H n,.r n i ,,.» 5 rls) , t | n Hi- mirlrilr. nr tb" slaw." Tlifn licr ritoMicr reiniirrli'd ond moved lo Florida. ivhnr« l")ustii\» went In whoii fnr «'7M vcsvs Oil i. trln tn "r-llvwmvl wh«) «li" » : n s '•". 'ho (UK! her mother visited De M»io. "They no 1 ' nil- nlcturp*." Dii«Mii" s>iid. '.'niifl then llir> siiidin vrtensl ed ft publicity story thai Mr. Do NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS Termites may he ruining your property. Call me f<x check-up without cost or obligation. KAT8, MICE AND ROACH CONTROL GUAKANTEED WOHK H. C. BLANKENSHIP It» E. Ktntockj ZIM DON EDWARDS -rk» •OtAL. «MlTIt OOBONA. AND RKMINO'JXJB TTVBWKITKR* ui n. ma BTKKTT , rtnizctlan v u*i 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—tall us clay, night or Sunday. ** Belting- * Belt Lace * Steam Packing * Pipe Fittings * All Size Pipe * Crane^Valves ,., ..,.., * Gin Saw Files and Gummers Hubbard Hardware Co. .Serving Blytheville 25 Years GOOD HEALTH DESERVES THE BEST WATER; Bad Health Demands It. Over five million American Homes have ordered lue Famons MOUNTAIN VALLEY MINERAL WATER From HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS, It Is reliable—an aid in treatment sf ArthrilU, Rheumatism, Kidney, Bladder, and many intestinal disorders. It stimulates Kidney elimination. Tor Particulars, Free health booklet, CROSSTOWN WHISKEY SHOP Division Biylhevillc, Ark. to a By Victoria Wolf . fiEA Till! SCKNKi A li. S. Army hi>«- pitnl In n llltlo nnltvc vMJnffc In Ihc Jienri of Alprrrin nhotlt the lime of the Amfrlcnn lnndlnft.1 In BTnrrS Afrlcn. TUB STCHlVl Dr. Merrill ordcru f.criiinn-liurn ('hnrlnttr lit ovcr- lirnr null rrptirt nu tlic rnnvcrHn- llcn of three cn|i(urcil .Vtij^f .sol- inrr»i. They tnlk nlinut nn in[ln- enllnl t.rrninji nncnl In i> nfnrliy vlUntrc Tint hnve nol yet mentioned bl* nniiic, CONFIDENCES XI [ TJENZIDTilNE wasn't Ihc answer this time. I pondered and pondered. Finally the lieutenant helped mu involuntarily. He .asked for water. I refused him, and made him understand that he wasn't allowed to cat or drink any more before his operation. "Wcnrt?" he asked. • "Soon," I said. ' He plunged into a deep silence .which Ihc two men didn't dare to disturb. The stillness became almost deafening. It oozeri from all the .corners, the walls, the floor, .the ceiling. H was one of those 'hours when you, wondering abovit yourself and your little li(c, can hardly understand what strange forces destined you to this par• ticular place at this particular time. Reality becomes unreal and your dreams take ou substance. .11 was a long road with many detours tli.ii brought me here, and I could hardly believe that 1 had traveled it. In hours like this you feel clearly thai you arc split into two beings which arc only | fused together during the activity ,of work. I became one whole being again i wlicn the lieutenant spoke. "Men, jit might be that I won't come ;back from the operation, so I had. ;bcHcr Icll you Ibe name of this man. But I will divide the name •into ils six syllables. The first is 'mu.' Listen carefully while I i talk. 1 will' put each succeeding 'syllable ot Die beginning -of -a new sentence. Do you gel the idea?" ;The privates affirmed it. ?"A11 right," the lieutenant said, "let's begin. But don't repeat the word. Just stop me when you don't get it.!' I Jfelt hot all over and a nervous itch to sneeze tickled me, but how could I dare to give way to sneezing on the verge of a great discovery. I scarcely risked breathing. " 'Sta' icli Jiobe dursf," was the first sentence. And: "'Fa' mcin Bart wachst r'asch," the second. This clearly yielded the name 'Muslapha." Then came a long and cffeclivc pause, while steps were heard outside as Ted made his rounds. And then at short intervals, tour silly remarks about weather and sleep, and the lull name of the Arab trailer was known lo us: Muslapha abdel Kur. * V < WITH the most vacant face I could command I waited for the proper time to run lo Dr. Merrill. Though it was past midnight, he still sat in his tiny lab and worked. "So soon, detective?" he smiled. Hastily, as if every second counted, I told him the story and was disappointed that he took it so calmly. "Let's have a cup ol coffee together," he said, instead of trying to have Muslapha abdel Kur arrested immediately. A thermos bottle with coffee stood day and night on his desk. Tin containers, formerly cigaret boxes, served as cups. "So you were born in Germany," Dr. Merrill said. "Did you start your career over there?" Personal questions from him were something so rare that J was too perplexed to answer his queries with anything more than a mechanical yes or no. Then lie said, "So many of us have had to detour before finally discovering our Irue vocation. Take even a Woman like Florence Nightingale ng herself and once wrote in her diary: 'At the age of 31, I sec' nothing desirable but death.'" 'You said 'us,' Doctor," I risked.' 'Do you mean that you too be-, ong to the group of people who ! "ound their way by detour?" "Yes, ot course, I too. I slarled out teaching the ABCs in grammar schools." It wasn't easy to see this fall, jroad-shouldered, poised man in lis white coat surrounded by a ranch ol noisy kids, and I told him so. "No," he said, "I even liked it. But you sec, I was -engaged and ivy fiancee died 10 days before our wedding. A lovely healthy jirl in the prime o£ her youth. Brain tumor! And that changed everything. I blamed the doctor for nol having saved her. The doctor blamed; me for being stupid: 'Only a man who has not the slightest knowledge of medicine could suggest such an outrageous thing,' he said. That prompted me lo sludy medicine. At the age of 26 I went lo college again. And ever since I have tried to make plus out of a minus though I now now that I couldn't have saved her cither." When we had finished our cof- 'ee and I had cleaned Ihe lin cups, I asked what he was going to do with Muslapha abel Kur. "You are sorry lhal you cannot handle the whole affair, aren't you?" the doclor teased. "In a way, yes.'* "Since you didn't sign up as an American Edith Cavell, I have to hand over the matter to the authorities and I'll do it first thing in the morning. Don't be afraid. Our three Jerries can't escape. They will be glad if they are ever able to run again." "They won't recover, you mean?" 'Not the officer. The two privates may." I stayed with them during the night and could observe how the effect of. the Benzidrine slowly was ebbing, and they dozed again. Without the help of drugs, they were lost in their pain and too exhausted to talk, so nothing worth while reporting was divulged. (To Bo Continued). ;

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