The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 27, 1944 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, July 27, 1944
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I El . TSX BLTTHEVILL8 COUMUJ USB • m oouiun mm oo. , ' '' ' H. W. HAINM, PuMUlMr • < BAMUKL r. NOBRIB, uitor 'JAMB *. OATKKB, AdTlrtlUnf Beta NfttfcxuU Admtlstaf R*»r*Mct*tlTM: WuUK»» i: W|tm«rJ*s ; if«r tor*. Obtain D*. »mr Antmooc pew bttnd M Mocma elui matter »t Uw pod- em* it BljrtbeTlUe, AfkuuM, under Mt cJ OOB- - — , October I, »n. 'Berred bj IM UnltM Bj carrier tof the cltTot BlytlWTUI*, Mt p*t Mfc, oi B&o per muouL »T m»U, within * rmdlua oJ 40 mlle«, (4.00 per • &**• * 300 !ar ltr month*, 11.00 for tlirw mc«ttii; iif mall ouUWe 60 mile not 110.00 D«r itu C*f*t>le In advance. •..,_•. Subversive Literature i • Congress in its wisdom has decreed that our soldiers must be protected trom (ho liarniful draft of cross-ventilated political opinion found in books. Under strict inlerprelnlion of Congress' new law, the War Department lina'bun- ; "<>d_ such dangerous documents as j Chailes A. Beard's "The Republic," I Catherine Drinker Bowcn's biography j of Justice Holmes, the Atlantic Monthly and Harper's from (he soldiers' rcad- iiig lists. I - This nndoiibtedly is the spirit of ' congressional intent. But if the. strict ( interpretation is lo continue, the War ' Department has hard task ahead. For £hc threat o'f pohtca! controvoirsy lurks beneath many an innocent book cover. §o the whole fiel clof literature must be covered if a thorough job is to be done. I Here, for example, are a few bits (Jf perilous propaganda that come iin- Aicdiately to mind; We pass them along to the War Depaitraenl with best wishes: , Tho Collected ,Wocks of Horatio j Alger. _Jr—These, of 'course, are oul- dnd out glorifications of free eiilcr- £ri;,e, k a strong Republican soiling |)oint in 194d. J The, Novels of Charles Dickens- Full of sub-standard wage scales, long >iours with no overtime, aiid other examples of exploitation; many of these books attack capitalists as powerfully as anything Henry Wallace ever wrote. J "Robinson Crusoe"—Unblushing argument for isolationism. Browning's ' "Rabbi Bon Kzra" With its invitation to "Grow old along iith mo," and its statement that '•Youth shows but half," this puum is . . dearly, \ a pio-Roosevcll rebuttal to chaiges'&f an aging administration. ( "Jack and the Beanstalk"—A subtle allegory oboul thc triumph of a smaller and younger adversary over a big, • tough opponent; strictly pro-Dewoy. (David and Goliath will have to go too, of course.) And that song "Fe-fi-fo- fum, I smell thc blood of an Englishman," is, fiercely anti-British. ; "Mother Goose"—These verses arc particularly insidious, and must be thoroughly purged. "Old Mother Hubbard" plays up thc food shortage; /Little Tommy Tucker," who sang for his supper and fared so badly, is a thinly \eiled pmlicUon that a similar '(ate await Tommy Dcwcy, one-time baritone; "A Dillar, a dollar" ami'Little Boy Blue" emphasize absenteeism, arc definitely anti-labor. . ! This-list be carried on and on (f our servicemen ^irc to be insulated Completely from all printed political opinion. The only alternative is lo change-or repeal the law and treat (ho soldiers as if they were mature, think• ing humans who'did not lose all power of independent judgment when they put • on a uniform. Not That! 'Die German radio reports that the Nazi musJcalproduction line has turned out a "flying bomb anthem" which workers sing as they launch the missies against .England. Bad as the robot bill/, is, at least Britain has been spared the theme song. '•V . •ther «, thii 0 , «)i| ortau If u MkM.fefeaenf of to. Unrt I. UM Mbjt* Good Earth" Respond A Detriment of Agrlculun-c csllmulo of a billion-bushel wheat •crop ami of corn yields exceeded only four times In llic country's hislory serves to ricir.jnstratc' anew the resiliency of America 1 * "good cnr(l).'. A decade a B o, with drouth ami dust stoniis comblnlnB to cut grain production lo a minimum with thousnmrs 01 agriculturists leaving the liuid, imtl with ninny persons prophesying dial (lie soli was "worked out" any nsscrllon that llic Nation's farm lands would in this wnr. year of 1041 again be iirodiiclHi; siiycr-nbiincliint crops would have been received Incredulously. Tlmt (his has come to pass is largely because farmers resorted ' to contour plowing, set out. shelter-bell..! or trees, pluming' soll-lntlUIIng grasses. and gradually acquired a dependable backhg of poultry, pigs, dairy cattle. The agriculturist hns shown nil nma-/.ing adaptability. His seed lias been planted with pntchcd-up machinery and harvested with a minimum of manpower. And now. Instead of using lite surplus' funds to buy more land; he Is using llic money lo dlsclmrge obligations Incurred during the depression years. The war's end should sec him with a batik balance to cushion peacetime readjustments. -CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. * Tn general, It may be assumed that British ami American trcops will not talk or give Information. Much Valuable timu can be losl in useless Interrogation.—Ccrman document cap- lured In France. » * » Victory will he opportunity, no more and no less, nnd Its significance for use and for our children will be wholly dependent upon the use to which we put it.—Dr. Everett Case, president ;calgntc U. • Hussions are the best disciplined people I have met In all my traveler over here.—Lieut. Timothy A. aunu, shuttle bomber pilot.' .' v . • •-• ' . * * • . We can no longer regard ourselves ns a sturdy, healthy nation.—Col. Leonard Rownlree, Selective Service medical director. » • • We simply blasted the Japs to'hell out of there and up Into the trees.—Rear Adml. ilich- nrd W. Connolly at Guam. I biivcn't the slightest Men how long the wnr will last, but I do know that It will go on much longer than seems lo be llic general Impression here.—Assistant Secretary of War for.Air Robert A. Lovett. I don't know what's to become of us. We are exposed lo. American fire helplessly; we have no Luflwnffe, no mortars and no artillery.—Letter lo his wife found on German soldier killed in France. Defeat of Japan by American air and sen power nloue is unlikely, even though (hat power is almost sufficient' for Hint task. Japan can still fight n long, defensive war from her inner circle of bases and airdromes.—Sir Keith Murdoch, Australian editor. The problem Is not merely one of reconverting our economy lo the pre-war level. That goal would leave us wilh a volume of unemployment which could prove disastrous lo thc maintenance of our free society. Instead, the task Is (he much more difficult one of reconversion accompanied by a sustained and rapid expansion.—Committee for Economic Development. TI1U11SDAY, JULY 27, 19-M : SIDE GLANCES Mother "We're having lnorc casualties since we're (iuhliim in •France, pamlmn! Here's „ wounded soldier who snis ^-•'• f he can use a slice of antfc] fond cakel'V- - THIS CURIOUS WORLD 'THE HAIR IS WED TO REGISTER CONTRACTION AND EXPANSION, AND IS CARRIED TO HEIGHTS OF <&O,OOOFEET IN BALLOONS USES HUMAN HAIR INSOMECfJTJ DELICATE ttfttQSOLC INSTRUMENTS, ^ DOYOUTHlKlKOF Ti!££&S AS A TREELESS • NEXT TO ., I THE &ROWIN© AND HARVESTING OF TIMBER. BRINGS THF; STATE ITS &RE-ATEST INCOME. , ANSWER: T. ; .. ., .. to New Hampshire's i!J. HOW MAMY,OF THE 4s STATES COASTL/NSS-p . ranging Ironi:Florida's 2077 miles NEXT; When culfhif down prodnces more. In Holly^vood BV ERSK1NK JOHNSON. NKA Staff Correspondent :l(a Hnyworth look off her lint, her gloves, her cnrrbigs niid n mile Mack riblxm around her neck. "A strip tease." mid Columbia studio. Said Professor Lambert!: "Tch- tch! My girls take off ALL of their clothes." Said filta: "My clear professor. I'd really !l!:c lo oblige but the movies have censors, yon know." You've probably heard about or seen Profefsur Lambert!, real name Kasil Lnmbcrl. He has teen playing vaudeville and night clubs for years. Comes out on Ihe singe and plays a xylophone. Behind his back a pretty girl peels oil her clothes Professor Ijimberli pretends lie all but wrecks the xylophone when the audience cheers thc dropping of shoulder straps. The professor's acl, cleaned up nnd glorified, is now in thc movies, in Columbia's filnui.sical "Tonight and Every Night." Hita is behind the professor's throws her hips around WHERE TTO BEG1M D1SS1KJ& MWOR-^X'L TRANSPIANT „ App^RATUtt APPEARS A BIT ^DECREPIT. DOESN'T n ? _^ T 6UT^E MUSTMT DESPMR. j vJE ctjvrt RESIDE iNi Triw 1 HOM.EUV.OVM6l.UMG AND SlMK A SUJXFT OR TWO OURSELVES! OVVOa.' HE HAS TO DESECRATE. THIS PEACE AN' SERENITY wrtH TK BLKTAW7 WHA.T CARE t FER TPOV A- COO1M' COWS COMTEMTCP :TCF:i_-y MDOIM 1 \ 1 CAN'T REGT MIP STLTr JO MAWK.1SH WHEN I'M BORKJ IMIERF .Ml \~ .CAP A6USHSR? SCJUAWWSH-- WHERE. CITY OS WHiRRiW, 1 MUST GUSHER PEHSORPCTKD = TOO MUCH OT A, CK,\K)GE » 'little and throws kisses at Ihe audience— but the censors limited her clothes shedding. Tlic picture is one of "show must go cm" affairs. Rilji IK the star of a London musical during the bill*. The show never misses a performance. Spectators seldom leave during an air raid although there Is an electric sign in Ihe theater which (lashes the "Alert" warning. With Itita throwing her hips around Die "Alert" seemed rather appropriate. lives uoi DSSOK: , We felt sorry for Professor Lam- bertl, (hough. Imagine Rita being behind your back and not bcinc able lo look at her. It wits really n reunion (or RHa and the professor. Twenty-one years ago, when Rita was 3 she traveled the vaudeville circuits with her family, the dancing Can- sinos. The protestor frequently was on the same bill. Rita wns thc ]| ttlc plrl who rushed out on the stage and picked up ins dropped mallets Now thc professor is stooging for her. roelic justice, or something Rita flopped in a chaise lounge In her dressing room, after the scene and said the hip throwing was rather strenuous. She and The Mau- from Mars, Orson Welle 1 ; expect n blr.weri event around Cli'rist- mns lime. Imagine having nitn as n innma and Orson as a poppa? "We still haven't found a name " Rita said. Jnst then a wardrobe Indy siuck her head in the door and look Ella's hat. "It was too (loppy for the last scene," she said. "It has to be sized for the next take." "I wash," said Rita, "someone would. size me for the next take I'm falling apart." We couldn't keep our eyes o(I her fingernails. They were thrce-qnar- tcrs of an Inch long. "1 guess you don't, have to wash dishes,' Vc ventured. "No, ".she said, "I just let 'em pile up and then Orson throws 'em awav SHE'S A GUI,VKA PIG I According to the make-up department, they are experimenting with ' a new type of grease-paint on Rila : They make her up differently for I every scene, depending on thc lights and the set and the mood. , "I don't know what they're doing," Rita confessed. "They're always slapping stuff on my face. Il's grucsame." She spends half her life In thOr.mako-np department she said. '•. • • s ts J l } em ' s homecoming. Pfc. Wilmcr J. Bass, patient at Crile General Hospital, Cleveland, 1 ^ O., has but one arm free to return the embrace of bis mother, Mrs. Lela Bass, Flint, Tex. but hei-flj Pfc. Bass, shortly after piclurc was taken, was awarded the Silver Star for gal-*: ry m action on the Italian front by fllaj.-Gen. James L. Collins. : ' : heart is full. Since the bcginninig of thc steel recovery program in November, 1012, more than 1,000,000 net tons of steel have been.salvaged from idle stocks. Construction of 100,000 houses has been planned for the first postwar year in Great Britain and another 200,000 will be built by the end of .lie second year. FOR BALE CONCRETE STORM SEWER ALL SIZES Cheaper Thun Bridge Lumbrr Osceola Tile & Culvert Co. • • Pbouc 691 O.iwoli. Ark DOIN EDWAKDS •4U1A1.. rtttlTH, OOKOWA. AKD KEMINU'tXJtt n» n. ma Every lypo d sport shoe repair is made here where a wide stock of fine „_. ^=^- leathers and materials plus highly skilled workmanship Insure the smartest appearing results combined wifb tup-notch wear and comfort. Moderate prices. Do You Want To Sell Your Property or Business? — If So LIST IT WITH US FOR SALE! TOM LITTLE REfiLTY CO I'lioiic 861 Eddie K. David, Salesman We Have Unycrs Wailini,' Vor Investments. GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy.'Cl CEILING PRICES Phone 2291 TIIn .SCUM:; \ n. s. ,\ rmf in <li<- lic;irl ,,f AlKcrln nliniil Ilic liinr of HM: Amcrlrnn IniidliiK!) In Korlli Arricn. t * * CHAT WITH YVONNE XVI "pHOUGH Ahmed obviously liked and esteemed Dr. Blerrill, he gave full credit for his speedy re-' covery only lo Allah, his God. Inch Allah was a sort of exclamation point after all his not .00 frequent sentences. Inch /lllah: If God wills it. "Why don't you believe that I -cspcct your religion?" George asked Ihe day before Ahmed left. "I truly do, nnd 1 feel sorry that 1 am misunderstood." "Our religion is intolerant &f European religions," Ahmed replied. "How could j;.urs be tolerant of ours?" "We are not Europeans. We are Americans!" Veil, your religion is 'ike European religion. It's all tiic same to us." "Then, why do you trust our General SlafT?" "That's politics! Politics exist and religion c.xisls! The same as Hell exists and Heaven exists." "Why don't yon like thc French government any more?" "Thc French became weak and unjust," Ahmed said rallvcr reluctantly. "After thc war \vc will have big changes over here." "Do ' you mciin self-government?" "I don't know, and if l did I couldn't discuss it. Jjui Mg changes, somehow." Thc finality in his tone discour- astd further conversation. It was evident (hat Ahmed Co-It he had committed himself too much already. One week after his operation he left in a command car and was brought home for final recovery to his father's house, which in summer was a palatial home, and in winter a desert tent. 4*4 QN one of my rounds 7 had a chat wilh Yvonne who sat moodily on a chair next to tho bedside of an unconscious soldier and complained about the waste of time. "Ho is in a coma nnd rather dull. I wonder why I am condemned to watch him?" "Because Dr, Merrill trusts you more than Hie rest of us." "Do you really think so?" "Of course, Yvonne; it's an honor and not a condemnation." Her face suddenly glowed with happiness. "You really mean it, Chary? Do you know how good it is to hear you say that? One has so many doubts. See, he knows I love him. I told him .so, remember? And he must feel it, too. But he remains calm nnd composed and never says the slighlest word that might be encouraging. Sometimes he smiles at me, his whole being smiles and I feel it over and over. But that's all!" "A smile is a great deal, Yvonne. Nobody has such a smile for me. No other girl here has such a smile all for herself. You only realize how much n smila can mean when you hnvc lost it." Like all fanatic lovers, .she has no car for anyone else. Sl-.c is convinced that she is ihe first truly loving girl in the world and behaves as if she had patented the secret. "But dear, it's nil so different wilh mo, you see. Nobody can understand how I Iccl! It is as if ho were a missionary nnd i his new convert. Formerly 1 was a sinner, now I am a saint. But, I need a word of recognition from my miSE;oiu-.ry._ Shouldn't he give il? Words arc made to be spoken aren't they?" ' "Thai's a bad simile, Yvonne. Similes rarely do justice lo reality. He is just as much a new convert as you arc. He, a man of work, suddenly has to face a new problem—love. -'It..lakes lime till he .adjusts ,|iis whole personality 10 ?uch a revolutionary fact. Men are always slower than women. You should, know Hint from experience." "I don't expect miracles," she said with the stubbornness of a chi.kl who doesn't want to grow up. "A nice ivord from time to lime, or bis hand ... it would mean so much ..." she broke 011 suddenly, as Ihis very moment the door opened and Dr. Merrill came in. * * t ]3LUSHING like a trapped thief, Yvonne reported about her uneventful morning. • "] S there anything I should do?" she questioned. "No, just watch and' wait. What temperature?" "One hundred four anil two- tenths degrees." "No beiuidrino this lime," Dr. Merrill teased, flashing me a cryptic smile "What docs (lint mean?" asked ivoivnc with quickly aroused suspicion. "Just a joke." Ho gave me an- olhcr smile of secret understanding, and nodding at Yvonne left the room with long sure strides. Yvonne gazed after him, and V her eyes tried to follow him be- 1 yond the closed door. "I love the way be Walks." she said. "I love the way he lights a cigaret. I love Ihe way he holds the knife. 1 love the way he buttons his coat. I cannot bear, Charlotte, that you know something about him I do not know! Tell me this bcnzidrinc story." "Silly!" I said. "It was just a suggestion I once made." "Honest to goodness?" she asked. "Of course, apprehensive," I sairl, ready to £0. "Come in a«nin on your next round, Cliariollc," she implored. "11 is somehow comforting to have you around. You seem so detached." (To Be.Continued)

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