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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 28, 1944
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Fom OTB BLYTHCVILLB pou»a« nff» TJSM oouRm mm oo. •a W.'HADSie, 'HbiUbtr U14UKL t. NORMS, ttttor 4AMK81A.-,OATKNS, AdTMtSHDf MlJUfK •861* KitttBul Admtlrtni RjlUtt Wltmer Oo, N«w Toik, troit, AtUita, kemphlf. CbiMup. De- Bv»tr Afternoon Bitend 'M Mecnd elui m»ttor at Uu port- •aSlee at Bljtbevllle, ArkiBMf, unteiMt oJ Oat- i-October I, 1117. Berred by th« TTnlUd; 'RATM curler in tbe cllyol Blrthetia», »• yw or *»o per inynui. J mall, within «-r»dlUB of 4t mllM, »4.» Mr . 19.00-for «u month*. Jl.00 for three momUu; mall ouUlds NI mil*.not Wo.Oo-iw rev In Strange Bedfellows Smoke-filled rooms tire-nothing new in. political, life.-^Thc heavy hands of men with votes or money to deliver have often tipped the scales -at both .parties' conventions. But certainly 'nobody ever classified such practices among the .prettier ornaments of our political system. ''These.'practices weren't any prettier at the 1944 Democratic convention simply because it was bif? -labor rather than big business or big-city political bosses that played the dominant Tole. The C. I. 0. Political Action Committee was new on the scone this year-and, promising millions of votes, was.power- ful. .Its role was not expected and might .• have excilcd no particular comment except .for one unscrupulous element it ' had collected. This clement is the "late" Conimnn- '•• isi. Party. Last winter- the •Communists, in a sudden burst of enthusiasm for democracy, dissolved .their .political entity and moved into the New York • State .American Labor Party, a potent organization which carried the .slate for President Roosevelt in 1940. They were led into'the A. L. >P. by Sidney ' llillman, and the move split ithe-.purly. Mr. llillman is also head man of the C. I. 0. ^Political Action ^Committee, which is as hard to separate from r A. L. P. activities, as paper from a • .wall. His Communist -activities ante• dale the A. L. P. spilt by many years, , for his interest in and obvious sympa- 'thy for -the movement are -almost as :; old as the Russian revolution. Under these circumstances, it must be embarrassing to many Democrats that Mr, llillman took the play away from'• the Flynns, Hagucs, ICcllys and the solid south at Chicago, and spoke, the .deciding word in the vice presidential selection. It must have ombar- , . rassetl Mayor Frank Hague, of 'Jersey ; -City, after his long, demagogic feuii -with the Communists, 'first to receive their blessing and then find himself respectfully consulting one of their close associates. Obviously it was embarrassing ;to the vice president of the United States and two members of the President's cabinet, who, as Peter Edson revealed in an illuminating convention . story, rode 'freight elevators and sneaked up back stairs to confer with the C. I. 0.- P. A. C. leaders. It must even be emparrassing to the President and his running mate to be beholden to a group which has incorporated into itself the. never-idle Communists who heckled .'and .picketed the President and dangerously obstructed our war preparation before Germany ". attacked Russia. : And it must distress the majority of C. I. 0. members—or any American of either party, for that matter—to sec such,an alien, devious, unpredictable devilishly clever organization so in- flucntially mixed up with,a convention _>nwhich its interest -is only expedient. »LYJTHgVILLB, CASK,}] COUEDC1 Backto'Guam Thirteen hundred and seventeen days after the-'first American soil fell to the Jap aggressor, the Americans came back to reclaim it. In those i;!17 days, defeat and discouragement have turned to determined confidence, weakness 1ms turned to strength. 'Foot by foot the Americans have driven back their enemies in island after island. By sea .and air they have followed them find harried them, taking hard blows but dealing harder. At last they have come back to Guam where on Dec. II, 1941, the garrison of a few hundred Americans fell to nu invading force of 8000. The return wa.s more than Die latest strategic move in the steady advance toward Tokyo, though strategically Guam is a prixe. It is the largest island between Hawaii and Japan and the Philippines, the bottom rung of a ladder of islands that leads up to Japan itself. It has an excellent harbor and good airfields. Hut it lias more for a nation that is peace-loving nnd proud, that by natural inclination ami long habit has been fierce to guard its own. Pearl Harbor may have boon repaid with interest in a cumulative string of smashing victories. But on Guam a part of America is being regained, and Americans who died to protect American soil are being avenged there. B«pr»a«eUaa ti uii Mlomn at cditorliU from ittbtr »ewiv»i>et« ,<««* a*4 necwmllj menu .•oOMKme&tlfeU b u •okaowkdcment ol to-' ferert tm (&• ;»objeot« ttMUK* C A The Poll Tax and Voting By Negroes Now that 'Arkansns nnd Tosns have held their pviniary. clcclloiu, iioll (ox Abolitionists might well set the rncls .about the working of this Southern voting (nullification against their contention that It "disfranchises" (he Southern Negro anil "cleuies-lhc ballot, 1 .' to millions of citizens In Hie eight, poll tnx slate. • It Is not. the poll In.x thnt lias kept the Negroes from qualifying to volu nml actually voting :f(i the South. It is the fnct Hint until this year the voting In .Democratic pi-!')!nries. DID really decisive elections, has generally been restricted .to members of the Uhllc i-ficc. But last Tuesday, with the pnHy rule limiting n'icmbcrshii) to [he "white electors" removed in aom.nllancc with a ruling of (lie United Stales Supreme Court, Negroes presenting evidence of having met : lhe poll lax qualification voted in •Arknnsns's Democratic primary. 'A considerable number of such ballots were accepted by election officials in Little nock nml Puluski county, as well KS in other counties. Peculiary clear-cut evidence that the .poll tax Is not a bar to Negro 'voting came to light In the Texns primary, tile first which has ticen open to Negroes under the. Supreme Court decision In a case arising In .that slate. In one precinct In Houston only IB ballots were cast two years ago, nil of them Vjy white Democrats. This year 400 voles were cast. Since that pvc- cluct contains fewer than 50 qualified while votevs nnd about 1,000 n.iinlific<l Negro voters, most of this year's votes must obviously have been cast by Negroes who had paid their poll tax. The poll tax makes no '.discrimination on account of race. One man's dollar is as good as ' another mnn'.'s dollar at the collector's window. All this has been explained .ngntn and again by the Gazette and other EViiUhern newspapers, and by some outside the South. But the Abolitionists seem to have got the lixed idea Implanted in their heads that the poll tax "disfranchises" Negroes. —ARKANSAS GAZETTE. A prosperous United States and a prosperous Soviet Union will go far toward preserving peace niter this war. I see no reason why capitalist America nnd Communist Russia should not cooperate with each other.^Erlc -A. Johnston, president U. S. C. of C. SIDE GLANCES '^SK , • If you <lo decide lo buy llio place, Oorf-e, wo wiamlv ; von I copy our neighbors nnd raise wlienl—-(luif'.s all I've seen on the fur THIS CURIOUS WORLD FOREST OWNERS 6ROW TIMBER £>OWUf BY CUITWG THE M'ATVK 5LOWGROWING TREES, YOUNGER ONES GET MOPE SUULI&HT... AND MATURE 'A\Of?EL OUICKLY R. ;544 CY NEA SERVICE. IN T.'M. SEC u. s. pitr orr. '•A PARACHUTE GOES, UP WHEN IT .GOES VOWH,"Says LOKA SUSSEL-, _NEXT: It's Illegal t<vuse alnilanes in war,... In Hollywood nv .KRSKINI: JOHNSON NEA 'Staff Correspondent EXCLUSIVELY YOURS: Before he big Hollywood premiere of j,- 'Since You Wcni Away," producer ' David O. Sclznick went to the thc- ter lo test out the sound. The cat he occupied squeaked and he mmccliately demanded that all 2(iO seats in the theater be oiled returned to port safely. Add ways lo keep your servants: Imla. Darnell a nd hubby I'ev Maiilcy luircliasnl tli c h- cu ok an uuloniohile. icfore th c premiere. There would IE no squeaky seats at thc first hpwing of one of HIS pictures. 'Ilic theater management, hard >rcssed by the manpower shortage, promised all the seats would be oil- d. Then they quietly checked, wind, the seals Selzntck and his >arty were to occupy, and oilcil only them. Squeaky seals or not, you'll en-: oy "Since You Went- Away." Es-; lecially the ladies. Sclznick is ad-: 'IE it as a "seven star pic- ure." Seven handkerchief picture vould be more appropriate. It's he's greatest tear jcrker. U.-Comdr. Robert Montgomery back in Hollywood after com- itanding a destroyer off the coast, of France on D-Dny. His ship had one of the more dangerous jobs— iiring enemy shore (ire to reveal the location of balleries. The destroyer was hit .several times but x _ — .— -. hir Boarding House with Major Hoople Out Our Way ^EeA-^ ---- - - J SET HOSVJlLD STORfA'<3 AROUMD usee isi OLD ' 1 THROUGH TH'TRE.6S ' ROLL FIOOLE9, PUNV ANGLED LA<=,t ON. LP\K IN THE CON60, SME FOR. HOOKS — H^R-Ru^^P^;.' —~ AND CAUGHT F15U 90 LKRGE THE- NATIVES SH1MGLED THEIR VJITH THE I'D LOVE TO K> SOMETHING TO HELP WITH • THE WAR... UKE RUMWiMO A LATHE OR SOMETHIMG WAR 1 KMOW WHU7 TH' BULL O TH 1 \\DODS WELL, FIGURE IT VOURSELF-- SHE'S BEES) INJ HERE OWE MIMLVTE-- EIGHT MEW, EIGHT MIMUTES LOST...ATHOUS- AMD MEM- TRYIM' TO FIGURE WHERE HE COULD POT HER TO KEEP 'HER OUT OF SISH1 PER 7H . •BONDER WHAT ' ME o" THAT/ \«JRSE -THAM A STRIKE BOOM! ;A new Air Force training film Kill show flyers how to make fact to keep their fnces from freezing it- forced -down in (he Arctic The ham's delight will be played by Bill Goodwin, the radio announcer turned actor. • • * Unfilmed drama: Lana Turner, on the arm of Turhan Bey, passing ex-hubby Sieve Crane at a night club. They exchanged polite but col(j hcllos. The Andrews Sisters arc booked fnr .15 ii-ceks of personal appearances this year at an average or SH',000 a neck. • • * A sign outside Pvt. Red Skulton barracks at Camp Roberts, calif rends: "Tour a Movie Star's Home —25 Cents." * • * I Gene Tlrrncy will bleach her black hair for the role of Tina in the film version of "A Bell for Arinnn." • • « It look Ilirce years but ii finally happened. Sam Goldivyn was showing the film, "Kail of Kirc," to a friend at the studio ant] the celluloid suddenly burst into flame. Ttic projectionist ilotis- cil the Ilanic ,,ilh a bucket of wale.'. Two stutiite arc bidding for Jane Dccriug. who played the title role In thc road company of "Sally." Wartime fun in Hollywood: Jimmy cagne v and his wife Invited Dorothy Parker for a \vcek-enrt on their yncht. They spent the entire lime anchored a few yards off shore. Nest week-end, as n gag. Dorothy invited th c Cagueys lo n picnic and said she would pick them up in her slalion wagon. They had the picnic in the station wagon, parked in thc Cagnev driveway. Prances Rimier ts due for »n early film return Following her release From a menial hospital, Actor Henry Hull's two Sons are now piloting bombers In the Pacific. • * '« HOUSING SOLUTION A Washington, D. C., rcnl estate rrmn lold Martin Kosleck: "I don't When Do We Eat? ^>S- FRIDAY, JULY 28, 1944 know of a vacant house in town hut of course you might try running- foi president:"' clucking hen 'spoiled a farmyard scene for "Winged Victory." A jirop man wiilkrd • over lo Die thicken coop, looked in and said. ".Stic-just laid an esu'buss." Replied Director George Cukor: "I don't Illume her. So did we. Let's try (lie scene again.". Kecord in .Bank Deposits MADISON, Wis. (UPt-An all- -Imc high of .$002,598,649 in depos- ts has been recorded by 404 state ranks, mutual savings banks and trust company banks under the su- >ervision of the Wisconsin banking commission in 1944. The figures •eleased by Robert K. Henry, com-' mssioner of banking, showed an ncrcase of $38,102,758 since Dec. II. 1943, and a nincreasc of $239,206,623 since Dec. 31, 1942. FOB BALK CONCRETE STORM SEWER ALL BIZEB Cheaper .Thmn Bridge Lumber Osceola Tile & Culvert Co. Mtnn Ml 0«<w>l», Art GOOD HEALTH DESERVES THE BEST WATER; Bad Health Demands If. Over five million American Homes have ordered Uie Famdn« MOUNTAIN' VALLEr MINERAL WATER From HOT SPUING AUKANSAS. H is reliable—an aid in treatment of Arthrit' l£ hen mat ism, Kidney, Bladder, ami many Intestinal disorders u stimulates Kidney elimination. For Particulars, Free healtft booklet CROSSTOWN WHISKEY SHOP Main & Division lilylheville, Ark. Every type «f sport shoe repair is made here where, a wide stock of fine . 'leathers and materials plus highly skilled work-i manshlp Insure the smartest appearing: results combined with top-notch wear anil comfort. Moderate prices. TZI w. Mcitw ST. DON EDWARDS "Tk» Tntwrlttr HUB" •OTAIi, WHTH, OOBONA, AND RKMlNQltJH PORT*»I» ill H. to< vnaan Tr»«*aeUon Miut B» BatUftetory) PHOM na Do You Wont To Sell Your Property or Business?—If So LIST IT WITH US FOR SALE! iir wide Dxpc'rlence in real estate and business qualifies us ve you better service. TOM LITTLE REaiTY CO pl " mc 8C1 Ktlilic B. David, Salesman We Have Buyers Wailing Por Investments. GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Phone 2291 guilds ID a <£ajdy By Victoria Wolf , Coprrluhl, 10II, ^ NEA Service, Inc.. Till) SCKX1U A II. S. AmiT luiNliltjiI in n lIMlr rlntivc villn^^ in thr licnrl of Alyrorin nlicuit ilir i.[ die- Aiuprii-nii InilJIiifH III Aorlb Afrlrn. FliEDDA'S STOKY XVII doesn'l simply sneer, "*- "I am not keen about this stupid mail." She says, "It's a pity that 1 don't give a hoot about mail, otherwise 1 could show you .ill Up!" Thc circle she- used to draw around me is not so wide any more. She even addressed me the other day when we met at the linen closet. "I still owe you a story. Charlotte." "As you like," I snid, feeling awkward as always to be burdened with someone's confession. "Tomorrow," she snid. ''Or the next day, whenever we find a good hour." This hour, together with the firsl mail, cnmc some days later. Freddn, indeed, was the only one who didn't receive anything at all. "It's my own fault," she admitted. "My life would make a good movie but nobody seems to be interested in the dramatic rights." "You arc more honest than I suspected! Most people blame the world for their own shortcomings." "Arc you married, Charlotte?" "Widowed." It was the first time that 1 heard myself saying this word. H cul through my head and heart. "You, at least," said Fredda, "know where you're at. I don't even know my civil status. I only know I am alone." And all of a sudden, in a shower of hosly self- accusing words, she burst out, "See, Charlotte, I come Irom a 'terribly rich Philadelphia family •and 1 was brought up—or rather : brought myself up—In the belief :that life couldn't deny me any- .Ihing as I had thc money to buy : everything. Besides, I was good;looking and • thought • I was irre- sistible! Father died when I was 16, and Mother lei me run house- 'iold, estate, herself and myself., V t * ' 'JT was at my firsl big parly thai I mel my 'dream man,' and made up my mind I was going '.o many him. I invited him to ipend a weekend at our country iQme. We rode and swam to- iellicr, had fun, and I fell tcn-i- )ly in love. • Monday I showed lim father's factory, told him our manager was unreliable—which was a lie—a/id said that we jiecd- cd a strong hand; in shorl, that i wonted him. It was tantamount o a proposal. He asked for time 0 think it over, being under con- .ract lo his own firm, and went -k lo New York. I could not wait till his answer came and .irove down there (he clay after, lie lived with his parents, simple, old-fashioned people who had immigrated from Sweden a generation ago. They didn't approve of me from the first. "We married on my eighteenth birthday. The wedding made headlines in all the Philadelphia papers. Gunar said it was too extravagant. On our honeymoon we 'did' Europe: London, Stockholm, Paris, Vienna, Uomc, Budapest—with grand hotels, luxury sleepers, flowers, music, shopping, fun. I know, now, that these months were the best time of my whole life. Bui nol even then did 1 know if Gunar really loved me. "I was an only child, bul Evelyn, the daughter of Mother's English sister, had lived with us ever since I could remember. She was a year' younger, two inches smaller, and by the same token, plumper, duller, homelier. Now that our honeymoon was over she and Mother moved up to the third floor of Father's big house, and my handsome husband and I look it over. Gunar stepped into thc manufacturing end of the business and proved himself worthy. People liked him very much, even though he was an outsider. "Gunar wanled kids—half dozen. T didn't. They spoil,your ligure and your fun. That was ly first big mistake. My second' was having Mother nnd Evelyn irouml, especially Evelyn. Not- Lhal she had become more attrac-: LLve, not in the least, but she.who always hated me began to pay at- Lcntion to Gunar. She did it in icr sly, slow, planned manner. And Gunar fell for it. |Tki "I was stupid enough not to iwie it seriously from tin: start. 1 just wouldn't visualize any danger from a poor ugly relative who would icver be able to hold a candle to nc. Then—a day before our second anniversary, Gunar asked >no Lo divorce him! Thc homely snake uad charmed him out of his wils! * * * "T DID not free him. Instead I A threw Evelyn out of the louse, Mother too, nnd tried to mend the whole affair. Tried it with all the different yarns: tricks, sweetness, love, money, hysteria, 'Us, business. Nothing worked. !Ic asked me lime and time again tor a divorce. "And (hen one day he left me. :{e Hew off in our plane with Evelyn as a passenger, and that was :iic last I saw or heard of him. Evelyn had promised Mother that she'd write from South America, ivhcrc they intended lo live, but Mother never gol a leller. What happened? I don't know. They vanished willioul leaving a trace. "Do you see now, Charlotte, why I need sonic stirring-un for my restlessness and bad \oJK- science? I have no idea wWwi- cr even Mother is alive or dead. For her I have been dead ever since that time." It was sticky in thc linen closet and I felt as if the whole pile of sheets were lying on my chest. Let's gel oul of here, i'rcdda,"j I said. 'Not before -fl-ou toll me that you now understand me." "I do understand you and I'm sorry. But why do you complicate things still more for yourself by being rude to all the girls?" "Because I hate all girls. Because they all would like to trip me if they could. Because they are all camouflaged Evelyns." She left abruplly and I went back to the ward. (To Bo Continued)' >

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