The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 1, 1946 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, July 1, 1946
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BIVYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS BOBBCSUFTiaN Uw eltr ot B&UOTlU* or •Hiuilim town wh«r* curler nrrk* u or Me pw month. «T man. within a ndlia of 40 mife*. *4.M IMC u. |240 for iU month*. tlM tot tfvree month*; matt, outrtd* M mil* lone, |lo.*o per rw 1m Philippine Independence (Day Oh:the 170th[anniversary of Amor- can'independence, and a day short of of the, first anniversary of its official liberation from the Japanese enemy, the Philippine Commonwealth becomes .an independent republic of- .sovereign equality among the nations of the world. The happy occasion is made doubly happy by the circumstances of its occurrence. The date of, Philippine independence was decided upon 12 years ago. No one then could have imagined the tragic period .which lay ahead for the commonwealth and its protector nation. Or, if that period could have been foreseen, few would have believed that the promise of independence could be realized now. But that promise survived through the black days- of defeat in the early months of 1942. Those black days served--to bind the United States and the Philippines more closely. Bataan and Gorregidor became enshrined . in the hearts of Filipinos and Americans alike through the exemplary heroism of tlie men Of both nations who defended them. Nor did the Filipinos' courage fail with the departure of the Americans and the subsequent occupation. Neither the Japs' cajolery nor their brutality could break it. The Filipinos fought with the courage of the free men which they were then in spirit and • •> -''Have now become in fact. The Philippines' independence day dawns upon many parts of the world where freedom and independence are still in doubt. On their own side of the globe the Filipinos see civil strife in a free neighborhood nation ai:d serious unrest jimong the colonial peoples of' the East Elsewhere in the world the pressure of the strong up on the weak is not abated. All of which must make their complete freedom even more precious. "- For America'this day of Philippine independence is almost as proud an event as it is for the islanders themselves. It marks the complete success of our one great colonial venture and the complete vindicatio nof the policies employed. During more than 50 years the Filipinos have advanced, under our guidance, from a woefully low estate to a level of literacy, and living standards unmatched in the Orient except in Japan. And the end of that half century finds the mutual friendship and admiration of America and the Philippines stronger than ever before. Today we are accused by some of being imperialists and hnrboringc olonial ambitions. Against these untrue charges stands the independent Philippine liepublic to refute the fact what has been charged in apparently malicious fancy. The early days of the new republic will certainly be difficult. The loss ol lives and proiicrty during the Japanese war was greviously severe. Hut recovery is slowly going forward. And the courage with which the Islands' citizens withstood the Japanese aggressor, with the help that the United States stands ready to give, may be counted on to see them through the trying times ahead. And so America says to its friends in. the far Pacific: .Long live the Philippine Republic! National independence has never been given or received more proudly. MONDAY, Jl(LY 1, 1946 The Real Test at Bikini Enlisted Gentlemen They suspended the "caste system" for the celebration when the first contingent of Navy wives arrived in Japan. Enlisted men and their wives were guests at' an officer's club—some said for the first time in Navy history. In connection with this precedent- breaking event, Capt. D. \V. Decker, in charge of the Yokosuka Naval Base, is credited with the following observation: "They behaved a lot butter than some officers might have done under similar circumstances." We have heard some .-reasonably logical explanations of the Navy's enforced social distinction between officers and men, such as, "you can't work the man you play with." But we hart never heard an implied suggestion that the distinction arose from a foar that the enlisted men might not. know how to behave themselves in polite society. We hope that Captain Decker didn't intend his comment to sound quite as snobbish as it does, and'that'he really wasn't so surprised at making the belated-discovery that it in not necessary to be an officer in order to be ; tleman. SO THEY SAY We took In only 70-cents one day, nnd.our highest lake was nbrmt $1)0. more (ban hull () r it from orange, juice.—Mort Green, bartender at UN delegates' bar, Hiiutccr College. * * t There are nt least two major secret weapons In existence which scientists believe are potentially as dangerous to mankind as lh e (atom) bomb itself.—W. A. nifinbotham chairman Federation of Atomic Scientists. General Duty JsM by Lvcy Agnes Honcc:k XXII By LUCY AGNES HANCOCK Dijtribukd by NEA SERVICE, INC CALLY had gone up to the hospital roof for a moment's relaxation. She leaned against the wide- parapet: and stared at thc vista of hill and lake spread out below. ' A hand on her arm brought her around with a start. The root was deserted.. _._ "Why have you been avoiding 'me lately, Sally?" Doctor Hallock demanded * quietly. "Of., course respect your feelings regarding r your dead fiance but you were young —very young then. You 'couldnH have really known what '.love was. And anyw.iy, do you ,think ne would want you to refuse jlOib* friends with other men—to ^wrap yourself in memories and no '.face life? I very much doubt it be. foolish, Sally. You're Be happy." don't!" the girl cried desperately to keep back .the tears of shame. Oh, why had b* ever restarted to such subter .JlWtJ And why couldn't peopl lUt'inar alone? "You don't under -you can't know—" . ,., . ." he Jiersisted. "I'm jMtjping to houiid you—(o fore '^friendship on you; but some shake you, out of thi , alootnes*.listen—Docto t». too conscien •ob«r—too bound up 1 W« both Jtel you n«*d mrr run Hit. Carolyn _ ,_ i or«r at her _ and «h« uked m. !_you alone. Will you go , yen good. The party i;th* natu^ of—wel although ! th* oat to tell yoi othing formal. Yon know I'm citing through here this summer —August—" lie sounded flustered. "Wh-at? Getting through here?" ,e stammered. "I expect lo go into thc Army. Vhcn 1 Icnve I should like to feel ou—you .don't hate me—that I— int you ore my friend. . . . You aven't answered my question. Vill you come tonight?" His hand aught her and held it. Sally shook her head. She was lorriflcd at the sick feeling she vas experiencing—at tile terror hat made her want lo run away nd hide from his kind, penelrat- ng gaze. "Oh, you don't under- tand—no one understands," she cried. "BUiir—" She bit her lip and said stiffly: "Thank you, Docor Hallock. I'm—I'm sorry—1 :ruly am, but I—it will be quite mpossible for me to go tonight. Will you explain lo Carolyn ;md wish her every happiness and you, too?" She tore her hand free and ran down the stnirs. .IN HOLLYWOOD . .. HOLLYWOOD, June 29. (Nt'A) — Warner Bros,, which Introduced Vi- taphone In 1928, will celebrate the anniversary of talking pictures come August. Hollywood remembers the birth of sound as "the revolution," and old-timers remember when: John Barrymorc made" the'~flrst feature-length sound picture, "Don Juan," and took bottom billing for the first and only time in his life. Marquee and screen billing read: "Warner Bros, presents VITA- 1'HONE and John Barrymorc in •Don Juan.' " Buddy Rogers was not impressed when he went through his first voice test. He didn't Ihink it was enough, just being able to talk, and Insisted that his trombone have a test, too. When he left the test singe, his friends asked him how he had done. '"Hie voice was okay," said Buddy, "but my trombone was wonderful." "See and HEAR—In a perfect wedding of SIGHT nml SOUND," and "The Eye-Land and EAU- LAND of Enchanted Entertainment," read the movie nds of thc day. A 1929 issue of the -English mag- r/inc Punch carried this .statement ibouL sound pictures: "Lovers of he talkies film are .said to be promoting an Antjlo-Aiiiorlcnn con- Vrence to discuss Nasal Disauna- nont." The London Opinion stated In 1928: "In a new talkie film, there is only one woman in the cast. Still, lint's ample to Justify the claim that It is a talkie film." •• Jack Miilhall made an curly tal- klo and wore a white tie, tnils, and an opera hut. Every time anyone talked, Mulhall had to be near, iial in hand. The microphone was * Cj WASHINGTON COLUMN A Strike Is a Strike Is a Strike CHE felt that she needed exercise "^ —lo get away from everything —even her own thouglils. She stopped at the bulletin board and saw she was to go on duly at 7 next morning. Pediatrics. Good! She liked working with the children. That meant her evening was free. She would go and have dinner with Aunt Clem. She walked around the hospital building to tilt Annex and went up to her room for hat, bag and coa then turned to confront Norma Holden. "Have you heard,the big news Maynard?" she asked. "I don't know," Sally replied guardedly. "What news?" "Doctor Hallock is leaving us— going into the Army." Sally said nothing ami Norma went on, a note of triumph in her voice, and Sally wanted to warn lier to speak more softly hxit knew it wonUl be misunderstood. He's going to be married be- lorc he goes. I told you she was out to land him and 1 was right. I hear she's announcing it lo- niglit. Pretty cute, isn't he? I feel sorry for the other girl, though' she had H coining to hor for helm; such a sap. Don't you agree? But of course you—being you— wouldn't. Lucky I didn't fall for his line—like—you know—" She switched the idea she had planned lo put across, feeling, perhaps, it safer to let it remain just a hint and went on: "Sundcrlin's sore at him for sonic reason. Probably she's on to his tricks and—well, 1 s'long, Maynarri. Thought you might be interested." She hurried on down the hall to her room. Sally stood for a moment look-' ing after tho girl who, for some nknown reason, hated her. Just ,-hy had IIoUIcn told her this? "What's all the row about?" largarct Adams asked, conjing Tito the hall from her own room. 'Why, what's the matter, Sally? i'ou look—you look queer. Any- liinK happen?" "Nothing," the girl replied dully, 'only Holden just fold me about' Doctor Hallock leaving and his npproaching marriage. She intimated also that Hallock is in wrong with Sunderlin—because ot one of the nurses." "She meant you—ot course." "Me? But that's ridiculous. How could she mean me, Margaret?' 'She's been crazy about that man ever since he came here and I honestly believe tho lug has never given her a thought. That's what hurts, She knows it and is taking it out on you. And you know Sunderlin . . ." the older nurse added seriously. "I'd better go talk to her. . . ." But Sally shook her head. "No," she said. "If my reputation can ho so easily lost, U can't be worth very much." 'Vrv."'.<*» •« Continued) 11V I'ETIiH. BDSON » T lw\ WashiiiKtun Ci)rres;nindcnt WASHINGTON, June 30. (NBA) —Tlie purpose of this piece is lo confuse you throronghly. It's the only way to show how balled up tilings nrc. Uul don't sny you weren't warned. The other dny the coal miners filed a complaint thul (hey can't mine coal in keep the nation's economy (;oim; unless (here is more bread and meat in the stores for them lo cat. Of nil the, crav.y ronimcnlnric.s on (he cockeyed condition <if [he country, Ihis lukcs first prize. Wlials the ninltcr with miners? Don'l these miners realize that for them lo cat now would bo worse lhan cro.^sint; a picket linn? U would be plain strikebreaking. The miners should, therefore, continue their work without entlng, because no miner would ever tbink of interfering \\-iih the national economy. This is obvious nonsense. Or is it? Maybe l:s Gcjrirudc Sleln stuff. If u rose is i\ rose is a rose, then a strike is n strike is a strike, Of course, it would be all right for packinghouse workers to go on strike next month and slop Hie production of meat ihnt wiiy. Uul it's wrung for thc farmers to stop production of meat by refusing '."> sell their pigs and steers till the price £OCs up. \V1IV HAVEN'T TAUHnrtS TI1K KKillT TO STRUCK? It's nil right for the fnrm implement workers to strike al International Harvester. J. I. Case, and Allis Chalmers, slopping production cf tractors and plows needed to proj ducc more food. Bui it's wrong for farmers to refuse lo sell the lirain they have produced till the price is rniscci. On (hi-, other hand, what's the difference? The farmers' strike isn't an "organised" strike by a union, in the way that most o[ the Industrial strikes are run. And lhe fanners' strike isn't so much a strike by thc litllc 'ID-acre fellows as H Is n "sit-down" by tlie big boys. It's the bis; ranchers and grain men. and livestock feeders nnd fnllenei-s, lhe middlemen and thc speculators who laiy from Hie small farmers and sell 10 the big Hour mills and uack- inRhmtscs. These Hour mills and pnrkinR- hcnsos are shut down just ns effectively as if their own workers were on strike. So it comes out tin: same, any way yon figure U. A slrike is n strike is a strike. The producers nnd processors of food aren't goiiiB to "work"—Uviit s. Ihey aren't s°lns to sclV lhe inlts of (heir labor—unlil prices go ip. Thc thinf! that keeps prices loin ROintx up is. of course, the Ol'A. In other words, the Eovern- neut. WHY SHOULDN'T r.OVEKNMENT KI:AK THK ••STUIKI;-? H you carry this lo its logical conclusion. th» government should call ont tho Marines lo br.'ak the farmers' sit-down strike. Thc Army was called on to break lhe railroad strike, nnd the Navy was nlcrtfd to break tin- imrlllme. strike. So th one should IK- on the Marines. Fend them out into the higmvays and byways where fanners hoimliP': thrir grain and hcrdim Iholr :H<M> animals. Urrak this strike nf thr, who waited so Ions in the hope that Congress \vnult cripple the OI'A. Mnkc these fur mers sell now—without any mor, of i lies 3 SQ-cciils-a-biishcl bribe which the government had lo pa lo get relief shipments moving lo Europe. Let the government "seize the farms." just let 'em try. Hut U It was fair to seize thc mines to kocp the country running, why shouldn't it bo equally fair (o seize the farms, so Iliat the miners cnn ocl cnoiiKh lo cat? , Or if it's lair for the coal mln- ers to shut down th c country by i-efusing to mine coal without a contract, why isn't it emiaily fair for the fanners to shut down thc country be refusing to sell food without a price increase? A strike should be a strike should :>e a strike. H you can see, none of this makes sense. That's how ca-raxy Urines In Washington have become. CITY GARAGE & Welding Shop Auto Repairs, Welding Ph. 874 -100 E. Main hidden In his opera hat. (The movable mike had not yet been Invented.) AJ Jolson was greatly disappointed when he saw himself singing on the screen for the first time He got up, clapped Ills hands to his head, grabbed-Ills hat, and demanded the right guaranteed in his eon- tract—that he could now out of "The Jazz Singer" if he wanted to. Hal McCord, a veteran film editor, asked that the decision be held off until such time as he could edit tho film into proper sequences, instead of the unrelated rushes Jolson had seen. Jolson finally saw the McCord version, liked it, and he- came the first singing star of the screen. Jean Hcrsholt was worrier! almost to distraction because he had a rich < Danish accent. But the first "talkie" call he had was from Paramount, to recite in Yiddish the Jewish prayer for his role as Solomon Levy In "A'oic's Irish Hose." He was hailed for his versatility, his accent was forgotten, and lie' never had any trouble willi his Danish accent again. Women's cluhs were hardest hit by the birth of talkies. The sound innovation prevented the ladies from enjoying the gossip with which they had accompanied silent pictures. One scene of the first talkie shown at the Fine Ridge Indian Hcservation in South Dako'.n was of a train roaring down a track directly at the audience. The Indians had seen such scenes before In silent pictures. Jiut (.lie added realism of sound — tho Kcreamiiv whistle and the roar—was loo much for them. The theater emptied just ns far as the train came down the (rack. U. S. Senator SIDE GLANCES HOKIZONTAL GO Flower parts 1,0 Pictured IT. S. Senator from Ohio 13 Expunges 15 Place alone IB Give forth 17 Orifice 19 Belgian river 20 Operated 21 Fondle 23 Pedal digit '•A Edward (ab.) ::n Toward '.'d Upward 28I3ushcl (ab.) 29 Pythias' friend M 33 Circle part 34 Stuff 35 nail 37 Russian lake •10 Any "11 Hour (ah.) 61 Fend off VERTICAL 1 Scoffed 2 War fleet 3 Principal 4'Superlative sullix 21 Knripony 5 Compass point 22 Presume E) Employ 25 Light 7 Treats 0 Folio (ab.) 0 Soar 10 Spar 11 African .town 12 Sen god H Watering place 18 Either heroine 47 Level •10 Fiowcrless plant • 49 Pint (ab.) 50 Guided al Deceive 27 Musical inslrumcnt 30 Male 32 Poem 35 Pedestal faces S3 Total 3D Oil 55 Bulgarian , 3f! Spat .- •• coin 39 Aver 57 Ancnt 45 Lohengrin's 59 I-'ach (ab.) •12 Thus •13 While •H Female hnre •IB Place of worship SI Underworld 52 Greases 5-1 He was elected by popular 55 Stringed instrument fiG Guarantees. Jur Boarding House with Maj>. Hoopie DM.' MM HOB IS LOS&R. E6AD,80VS/IVE BEEM PONDERING VACATIONS IDEPvS — ll<JP>S!k\UCH ASTCAhiT RUN FOR.TRMNS, A TRFMLER, POIKST HER. \ RUDDER TO SOM& REMOTE '-/ WOODS AMD DWEL1- ( PR|I\AVWE1-Y? rvn VOU GET THE TRAILER, MPi30R, HVTCH IT TO AAV Gf^LLOPlMG SOOBWTRftP AMD SE& "Mom chiiscil mi- out rsirly lliis moniinjj In-cmise tlin <lecor;ilors ;IIT Micro—! t;ivi!>l>i-<t tins li;ni(l:imui bcnuise inv liair i>rol)nl)Iv looks a friylil!" ' . * • THIS CURIOUS WOHUU& S'OU GET THEtRAM-ER-- OFF THE COAST OF VENEZUELA, AULLIONS OF TOMS OF ASPHAL.T HAVE BEEN TAKEN; YET NO IMPRESSION APPEARS TO HAVE BEEM •HADE ON THE CONTENTS' PRESSURE FROM 8ELCU'' FORCES NEW SUPPLIES OF FITCH TO THE SURFACE TO FOSW THE SEEMINGLY- INEXHAUSTIBLE. RESERVOIR. 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