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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 26, 1944
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TSn ILYTHKVILLS COUMW «IW8 - .-,„, ~ m oooRivt mnn oo. , VV> '.'a W/HAQWB, PobtUMT "'.:auroxL r. NORRU. Kttor 1UUCW Boto 'NttloMl AdTtrtMm HtfnwaUUTw: Wttnwr Oo, cnv Tort OU«f«, p*. Uemphfc. Publfcbwi AtMnooo bnpt elM nutter M UM port- •WHjrtherille, Aikazuu, under Mt oJ Ooh- 'Oetoberl; illl. -i "''tiin& bj UM UnJW BATES Bjr center Jo the city of BlyUMrtlta, Mi fti ur Me per nioctii ni.u. within • radius of 40 mllct, «W per oa tor ili month*, tl oo for three moktb*; outride, 50 mile tone IW.OO p»r toar In »dv»nc* • *<*" •*••*» i. _w 1^, ,' i Situation Unchanged 'i\ The departure of cx-I'rcmici Tojo fi-om (he center of the Japanese slago if no signal for hat-waving and shouls $iat the Japanese homo fionL lias qjacked. It is largely a domestic Jaj) ;if- fijir,' and it tells us little that is new. £ We have known for many months that Japan was losing the war. So lias 1\>jo. So do his successors. The ioad to 'victory will still be long and hard and costly, and it is to that end that the n*w Jap government is undoubtedly Committed The faces of the cabinet naay have changed, but it still contains the, same old collection of uniforms, J|rince Albert;cdats, hoiniiinmed .spectacles and militaristic ideas. • -' F The only';rliffeience seems to be that the Jap government has decided to con, fide the unpleasant tuilh to-the people. \ Truth, of v course, is no pait of the Jap code of ethics; there isn't any Washing- ten-aiid-thc-chcrry-trec legend in Shinto nlylhology. 2 So when (lie Japs were given the unvarnished bad news about Saipan, it ! u?as evidently a .matter of expediency, '•\\Uth no official blushes for the whoppers that they have'been told in the tost. ', , | It is not unlikely-.that dissolution of the Tojo cabinet was decided on some _ Wrne wo, iiwUthe story of the Japan dfefeat ;v;is issued to preparo the public for it. It ib part of the propaganda polity already launched' in Germany, in both countries now, the seriousness of ttie situation is being played up, enemy strength is emphasized, and a tough t ne isj promised. The object is an in- eased production,'"induced by 'the filiation's knowledge of a desperate filiation | This policy may work better in Ja-. ??" tllan m Germany. As Malsuo Suzuki recently wrote in The Christian . Science Monitor, "Industrially, Japan *• IjSas .become a modern nation. Socially. «=• It is still living in an ancient past of legend'iind myth." Japanese industry exists 'for the emperor's glorification. If he nsks now for more effort, re'll probably get it. >. As for Tojo's successors, they have' \- # slighlly more "moderate" reputation, ' fiut the same mili'taystic background. They may alter the unsuccessful lliller- Jojo stialcgy of defending every far- flung outpost or bit. of .land, but it jseems inconsistent with.Japanese ideology that they should have been put in the' driver's seat only to sue for peace.' . <• All lhi 0 won't alter lhc s final outcome. Neither Jap.iioy Nazi.fanaticism can overcome American a/ms or Aer- Ican inili^try.VButlne'way still isn't- Short, or the going easy. Mild Reproof 4 Some London newspapers have chid- £d the { libPiated Norman French for ^having the'heads of women collaboni- tionists. One called., the. practice the "despicable technique'of the Fascists," But \vc had always understood that the Fascists, or rather the Nazis in France and Italy, had not contented themselves with ' such mild reproof when the collaboration was with Germany's enemies. Weren't the concentration camp and the firing squad jnore typical of (heir technique? The hair of _the "collaboratriccs" will grow back. The; patriot, victims of the Nazi technique: willuot return, We do not think that a haircut for those women who fraternized with an enemy is too severe a punishment. Stuck With It To the postwar problems facing industrialists; add now the grave prospect confronting the. chewing gum magnates. Hubble gum has been off the market for three years, one manufacturer reveals, and .when it returns a whole new batch of youngsters will have to be educated, into its mysterious delights. -• Since the bubble-gum industry is reputedly an ?18,000.000-per-annum proposition, (his great educational program will undoubtedly be carried out. And parents might as well resign themselves now to the return of a particularly noisy and disturbing type of inflation, come victory. SOTHCYSAY Tlie eue/iiy Is' swift to dike nrivturtngc of every opportunity, ami I do not doubt tlml Ocrinitny is revamping her air force for a desperate effort, she may. 'develop new 'devices, so that, we must not relax for one. moment.— Asslsl- nnt Sccrclniy of War for Air Robert A. Lovcll. '•':'• • Tlic sinkes for 'which we shall be playing it\ the postwar battle asalnst iiilcinDloyincnl will be ns great as those of war, and the time .f»ctor will be no less 'Important.— Committee Tor Economic Development. 1 ' • ' • ' • We nil wonder how we will ever eel out of this hell. It is no longer a decent war, It is wholesale murder mid .butchering or men, a disgrace lo the 20lh century. Ami tor what?-^Lettcr to his wife found on German killed in France. • • • Theac French people co-opcrnled '• with us only when a innchlnc film was at tlicir backs. Laborers swung! their picks once and then had to fill llielr pipes.— German' officer raptured nt " Cherbourg. ....... . . , ; . ....... . • • •• •'.'.: Military sctbncks cnli for very intensive efforts, ns Is well known In Berlin.— Berlin radio on Jap general staft changes. • * • • ' • , It has always been my feeling that one should choose his political parly rather than Uc born to It. 11 should not lie a question of bavins found yourself on one side and sticking lo it through tlilck and thin, right or wrong— Helen Galugnn Douglas, Democratic National Com r mitlee member and Congress nominee. • • • When this war is over, the jwoples of the earlh must never agiiliv permit a situation lo arise where any people slinll be deprived of their Inherent right to know the truth.— Sumner WollM. • • . ...... : . . . . The Germans herded us Into a Held where they searched us. Ami when n Heinle searches you he takes everything but, your gold teeth- ami them it they're loose.— Sergt. Harvill W. LiK7,cnl)y, paratrooper who escaped Nazis in France. • • • 11 Is of tlic utmost importance that Ihc small producer who has ra war contracts be allowed to produce cwcntlnl civilian goods.' Let lilm get. started now.— Maury Maverick, \vrB vice chairman. • • • If I had an enemy of high. caliber, of military caliber, then I could approximately tlgure out, where he would attack. But when ouc Is cou- . fronted wHh military idiots, one cannot know where they will nttnck— Adolf Hitler, Sept. 30, * 1542. SIDE GLANCES WEDNESDAY, JULY 20. 1944- Adolf s Given Up; Studying Astrology for the Nonce "Okay, I'll compromise—we'll .40 back home and wait till the war's over before we riin a way I I guess things arc unsettled, especially \«lierc we'd eat tonight!" • THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson CAME FROM THE PRESENT. INVASION AREA OF MORMANOV/ AN ANCIENT/KILLER., OLIVIER BASSELIN,MAOE THE VALLEY OF VAUX OE V/KS FAMOUS WJTH HIS ENTERWIN)NS50NSS, AND FROM THIS NAME WE CORRUPTED TE(?M "VAUDEVILLE" AROSE. !A BLUE JAY IS A BLUE BIRD, H BUT IT'S NOT A SUJEBIRD/'Sayj Fitzgerald?" "Nobody -asked me," said Charley, Innocently/ "Report Immediately to the First Motion Picture Onit at' Culver City," tlic captain ordered/. Charley Foy did,, served six months, and is now hack running his i supper club. i A new type connector spring for stfernble: tail-wheel assemblies has been developed which Is adjustable to Jit any airplane. FOR SALE CONCRETK STORM SEWER ALL 81ZKB Cheaper Than Bridge LotuKcr Osceota Tile & Culvert Co. Phoon 681 Oncwlm, Art. Do You Want To Self Your Property or Business?—If So LIST IT WITH US FOR SALE! Our wide experience in real estate and business qualifies us to give you better service. TOM LITTLE REALTY CO I'liunc 861 Edillc n. David, Salesman M'c Have Buyers Walling For Iiiveslnients. WERE USED BYTHE BRITISH WITH SOME SUCCESS EARLY IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR TO ; TRAOC DCMffJSUBMARINES.' 'NEXT; The. War Department prefers blonde hair. In Hollywood . BV -KItSKINK JOHNSON NEA Staff C'orresiioniteiit The title of this dispatch should x "Lost .In tlic Army." The hero s •IG-j'car-old Charley Poy of the •nudevlllc Foys. Cliarlcy lolls you ilmsclr Hint he wiis the star of "the 'amous net "Kdctic Foy iind Hie Seven Little Foys," "1 did a whirlwind dance which stopped the show," he says. "When I was sick, the act laid off." Charley Foy Is a little too old now o go Into a whirlwind dance. He's tlic Ixmlfnce of n Hollywood chop House. Charley Poy's Supper Clui). Sometimes the place hi so packed will) stars that Hie sardines- in. the kitchen congratulate themselves on not being Charley is also a character. Someone once olfa'cd him . $200 for the photography con- month cession those at the clul). pretty girls You who know. around to your Inulc mid pholo- Brnph your party—at $1 a print to be one of .the funniest experiences of'-'tlie- mir. Nobody would jave him'and when he finally dttf Set in, n'olrady'could find li!m, j Charley was sittini; in his supper club early one morning talking lo.a_ couple of nil majors from Garclnpr'Flcld. "We'd like to have you up .ijt, the field, Charley,'! one of thciri'salcl. Cliarley thought it wns n Rood Idea. "Put me down/' \\c said. The majors promised they would. SO HE GOT THE CAM, '! "Four weeks Inter." he said, "I got n .telephone call: 'Report in yiree days to Gardner Field for a physlcnl. 1 So I closed up the club |md reported." '•'' No one had ever heard of Charley Foy. They wouldn't even let him Inside the field until they located the 'major. "After waiting around for three hours I finally got in," char- Icy srtltl. "They sent me to a doctor for a physical. The doctor ex: ntid then said. Wei. Cha lev hr c ; the RW , "'" I"? """„'"'" ^ ' You """* "Ifs a racket," he snld. "If he e^ %*''.I '.I""'T. vch . r ' Sn1 " P ponna be any .stealing in mv place V±Vv™ Y °" rc a physica I'm trn,l,*'> rl« Itir ' WILL*. Dr. J. L. Guard Optometrist at Guard's Jewelry 209 W. Main Every type of sport shoe repair Is ma rto here where a. wide stock ot fine leathers and materials plus highly skilled workmanship insure the smartest ap- prarine resulls combined with top-notch wear and comfort. Sloderate prices. QUflLI-T VSHOC .5NOJ» D01S EDWARDS *OT(U_ •WITH. OORONA, *ND REMINO'lvjn r-UKTAJUJ il» n tna STHfm GUARANTEED TIKE RECAPPING! •• ••• 24 Hour Seryicet m B Also—Vulcanizing and Tire'Repair ' WADE GOAL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Phone 2291 GOOD HEALTH DESERVES THE BEST WATER; Bad Health Demands It. Over five million American Homes have ordered Uie Famous MOUNTAIN VALLEY MINERAL WATER From HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS. It is reliable—an aid in trcalmciH of Arthritis, Rheumatism, Kidney, Bladder, and many intestinal disorders. It stimulates Kidney elimination. For Particulars, Free health booklet. CROSSTOWN WHISKEY SHOP Main & Division Blfthevillc, Ark. io a By Victoria Wolf I'm gonna do It. Hut Charley wasn't too old tn land In the Army. It turned out By J. R. Williams wiU, Major Lloopte Out Our Way \VMT, WES. VOU KICH IK) 7 r lE EAST EVEM OUT HERE SOKC HCSS STEPS IM A DOG MOLE AW TAKES TrV IOL& WITH HIM. I VMS. /\M' 1 BELinve I IP HE'D BEEM \ -VN' HUMGRV ' IJOvM tlO.^OO F OIL ? •J- I HQ|.D A UEP>,SE OW Av WELL Hft.R-RUM.PK/; BUST eo DERRICK OOGKT ' TO KWOUJ, BUSTER !~ LET'S KO\M OUT SRlrtB THE REST APES < ASHORE, AMD . OPEM A AGO SOME cny FELLERS LOOKED ALL O\)ER. THE TOR OIL. BUTALLTHEV 8E6Ki \)E EXPLORED ? FORGET FLOOR HAMMERS/ /' So he tried lo enlist in the Navy. The Navy wouldn't have Win. So he went old. and got a whole slack pf leilei.s that lie- «-as essential lo ,lhc First Motion Picture Unit of (lie Signal Corps. He doctors said lie was sl.111 a physical mess but if so essential, they would pass }'• "So they sent me down to Foil •McArlhur to be Inducted. Tlie first night we were all routed out ot lied and ordered to line up. A sergeant Called the roll, sending the fellows Irack to bed as he called their nnihos. Finally I was the only one fie was lilm. 'Jeff.. 116 looked me and said. ;\Vh!Vt's your name?' I told him. : 'Go back to bed,' he ordered. 'You're not on the list. 1 'What's up?' I asked. ,'Some one is missing,' said the sergeant." ' Next morning Charley and a couple of other gents were detailed to pick up clgaret butts. After a half hour of Hits, Charley moaned. ;:Thls is a hell of n way to beat Jiltlnr." The; sergeant, marched Charley to n captain's office. IT All, COMES OUT ': "What's your tiame?" asked the captain. "Charley Foy," was the answer. "Is that your real name?" asked the captain. "No," replied Charley, ''It's Charles Joseph Fitzgerald." : "Ye gads," said Ihe caplatn, uWo'vc been looking for you all •Tight. We'got everyone 1 out of bed | you. Why dldn I you TUB SCl-:.\t:i A V. S. Army I lii'*l"l"l In n Iltlle Tinllvi; \tlliiKe In Ihc hcnrl ,if Alpt-rln nlioiit tliu 1 time i,f ihr Aincrirnn 1.111 ill UK* In -Vurth Atrlcn. * * * EAST MEKTS \VEST XV VV/'E have trained our soldiers lo lie their owr, blit?. doctors. Their first aid kits contain a newly invented lite saver which the soWier himself is able to apply: sulfa drugs and powdered siilfa- Ihiazolc. He is supposed to take three tablets of sulfa drug as soon as he is wounded, and then pour into the wound itself the miracu- 1 o u s red-yellow sulfalhiazole powder which kills the bacteria that in former limes killed the man. Sulfa drugs have already saved many American lives because they serve lo prevent Contamination from being converted into infection. While on the one hand, every effort is being made lo minimize Hie interval between injury and hospilaliv.ation, on the oilier, sulfa drugs arc now extending the lag. Men who would once have died in the field or s'uccumbcd on the way to the hospital now arrive in better condition and with a greatly improved chance for speedy recovery. Tlic First Aid men, loo, are blitz doctors. They carry two important life savers to the balllcficld and apply them on the premises without the loss of n precious minute: morphine and blood plasma. Morphine is not only a relief, to the suffering but, prop- J crly administered, serves lo delay the onset of shock and lo diminish its severity. The blessing of blood transfusion is well known. Now, since men are brought to the hospital in much belter condition lhan ever before in a war, their chances of surviving are almost 100 per cent. Every solrtior is aware of this and it is one of the vcasons whj Vhatcvoi- they receive in food ml care is lakcn with apprccia- ion. * * i* PHE mosl loucliing examples of -*- modcsly are Ihe red-headed wins who came yesterday. They irrivccl all by themselves in' a cop, rivuleis of perspiration running down their lobster-red faces. "Keep away, nurse," they cried it the reception desk, "we're con- agious!" They looked it, nnd how! Tl>e orderly put llitm up in Ihe isola- ion cell, now cleared of the Jer- ries who hart been sent to a prison camp infirmary. You don't have :o bo a doctor io diagnose tcarlct :cver. I sw them in the evening, Charlie and Johnnie, identical . s one o e vcasons ws nmuuu <iuu.».« - O v,. ul a ivauuuu<:u. tell us >you were Charles Joseph tho b.oys m.lhe|r befls are-palien '/amous Bash Agha!..;that Is, chicl .... ' (To Be Conlinued) nrt. even cheerful. complaints do Soft-boiled not exist. even to the tousled forelock Hi at 10 military haircut could tame. 'Oh, nurse, what a nuisance we ire! Good lor nothing! We wait a year to coinc to the baltlofront, and Ihcn we get a kid's disease!" •They think in plural and talk in plural, it they smile they smile in. plural; a smile that starts at the eyes and breaks all over their faces down to their deep dimples. "We have been a nuisnncc from the beginning," Johnnie resumes, "a dumb-foot to our First Sergeant, another mouth to feed for Cooky. Then we improved to a trainee and a sort ot manpower lo the General Staff, and finally became an advanced clement, something expendable, something fit for war. And now we're not even potenlial casualties to the Medical Corps. We're just a plain nuisance again." "Next time it'll bo measles, I know, or mumps," Charlie mused. "But before J get whooping cough I'll kill myself!" *- : .,* ANOTHER ck-ample of modesty .*• is our only Arab patient Ahmed Abdullah, the son ot a of a tribe. Ahiincd, a young man of 23, offered his services to the American General Staff the very first day of the invasion. As he was nn expert in mountain and deserl roulcs, he was attached to a staff of oflkcrs in this region. An acute appendicitis brought him to our hospital and here he is, feeling rather uncomfortable among Infidels who arc washed and bedded in public nnd don't j give a thought as to whether their 1 bodies are wrapped or naked. As soon as he came to after the operation, he was aware of liurscs everywhere and with a horrified look in his dark eyes implored Dr. Mcrrfil that he never bo helped by a female nurse. The doctor granted his request, asking on)y thai he might send, from time lo lime, a French speaking nurse lo serve as interpreter since the only male nurse was slriclly a inonoJinguisl. The bed next lo George, our philosophy student, was vacant, so \hmcd was put beside the slowly ocovering Princclonian, who loped lo profit from a discussion' f Oriental wisdom. But Ahmed, hough politically open-minded nid friendly to the American oc- upalion of North Africa, was : cry conservative regarding his customs and religion and didn't 'rust a foreigner who wanted to alk about these delicate matters. He spoke the most cultivated ?rcnch, having been educated in a French Lycee and trained in -Mc- dcrsa, the College of Mohammc' dan Law in Algiers. As success! to his father, leader of 2000 peo- )le, he would become chief ot Tour sheiks and ho needed a profound knowledge of law. When, on the third day after is operation; Ahmed was able to move his head and hands without pain, he asked us to give him Ins turban which ho wanted lo wear in bed. He wound the three ieccs, nnmoiirc, chcch, and khielc, around his head with the dcxtcrily of a juggler, and finally looked like Ihc Hollywood version of a sheik. Then he asked lo have his bed turned toward the east so *'& 4. that ho might say his prayers whenever the call of ihe M resounded.

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