The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 29, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, July 29, 1944
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fAQl POUB TEE MLTfSSVILLM COUUII MKZ8 THB OODRIKR NMW» OCX H. W. HAINCa, PuWltMC RAHDXL P. NORRIS, Mitor A. Bole Nation*! Adwtlslnc CB Wltmer Co., N«v Tori, ChMM* D*- MluU, Mrory Aftenoco *•** btend u tteoad C!M§ mttUr *4 tb« port- rifle* at BlythevlIIe, Arkuma, \atOu Ml <J Oom- CTCM, October I, 1117, , Berred by tu» BUB8CR2TION HAHM By carrier ID the city of BlytherOa, M* p«r *ttt, or 65o per month. ujr raUJ. within t radJua of M mllm, MM per ' rev, |j0o tor elx month*, f 1.00 for thiM moathc "jy null outeide M mUe nmt 110.00 • per rev payable In advance. Corporals Aren't Generals .It should be clear (o Adolf Hitler by now that in Germany it's cosier for a house painter to become a dictator than for a corporal to become a general. Certainly it has been clear for a long time to Hie top officers nromx) him. At first they tried lo put the idea across by polite objections to his intuitive strategy/Finally they resorted to the.broader hints of bomb-planting and open rebellion. Hitler seems to have put down the rebellion, but there is no immediate evidence that he has learned the lesson behind it. If he 1ms not. then the German army is in for move "intuition," more hopeless last-ditch defenses, more and more slaughter. It was Hitler's greed and shortsightedness that led him to sprawl his armies all over Europe against the advice of his staff, and which brought him to his Gettysburg at Stalingrad. Since the tide turned there he has continued lo order too few troops to hold too much ground "lo the last man" and for reasons of politics and prestige rather than sound military science. The reaction of German officers to these suicidal orders has been apparent for some time. Many of them balked, of course, and were either "retired" for reasons of health or "killed in action." Others have stuck it out,'to face death or encirclement, German generals recently captured by the Russians have not hesitated to blurt out their disgusted opinions. If Hitler wants to eat crow, give up master-minding, and entrust the retreat in such able generals as remain al his disposal, he might postpone disaster, He could pull in his horns all over Europe, shorten his supply lines am) establish shorter, more easily defended fronts—in Prance, Italy, the Balkans, Norway, and behind the Wisla in the east. But that won't solve the problems of Hitler, his army, and his country. For shortening lines means abandoning valuable raw materials and industrial areas to the Allies, and exposing his own to fiercer shuttle bombings from three directions. No, there isn't any solution to Hitler's problems, onlly a postponement of settlement. For whether it is reached late or soon, Germany and the world can see the end of the bloody path along which they have been led by the house painter who bcame a dictator, the little Austrian corporal who tried to be a general. Situation Normal Tearing a leaf from the federal government's book (or perhaps the Montgomery Ward catalog), New York City took over custody of the swm ky stork Uub after a dispute ovcr some allegedly delinquent sales taxes. There WR sn't any such stir as the Montgomery Ward • incident aroused, however. If the cjty should find it neces- snry to carry out the Stork Club's proprietor bodily, onlookers will simply think that it's another patron who" has taken a look at the check and fainted. BLYTHBVILU, (XltE,); COUBttK Times Have Changed Vermont's secretary of slate has made it known that few of the state's soldiers overseas are showing much interest in obtaining absentee ballots. Perhaps congressional rule on political information should be relaxed to the extent of letting the lethargic Green Mountain Boys know that Mr. Lnntlon isn't running this year. SIDE GLANCES . B«proaa«UoB to (hit eelnmn ol «diiori»Ij torn •Ibtr »mw»a doc» •*! BMowUr mua •ndonement M I* *a §«ta<,wWfment «f to. la UM •objeett Una*. The Preferential Primary Vote Some of the natlonn! Democratic lenders fear that apnthy will keep millions of people nway from the polls In November thereby hurting the party's chances. Only the totals nfler election liny can tell whether their fears are justified, But, may it be .said to the everlasting credit of the people of Arkansns, there was no .sign of Uielr ^suffering from even a mild attack of Indifference ii\ last Tuesday's preferential primary. The pessimistic predlctcrs saw n total of not more than 105,000 votes, and certainly not us mimy as were cast In 10-12 when thousands of Arkansans still were in the United States. The more optimistic political observers said the vote would rench 170,000—and It did, with tome to spare. Tills year's vote In the preferential primary compares with 105,115 votes cost for Governor In the first primary, and 160,080 for Senator, in 1942. In the second primary (here was no vote for Governor In the run-off since Governor Aclkins defeated his three opponents. But this year there will be four state offices at stake In the run-off. August 8. For United States, for Governor, for Lieutenant Governor nml for Aswclnle Justice of Hie Arkansas Supreme Court. While favorable weather prevailed throughout the day we still believe that Arkansas folks did themselves proud, as Grandpa might have said, in (lie way lliey flocked to the polls. Anil dtin't forget the fact that a lot of good citizens are saving tires and gasoline these clays and justifiably could have stayed nwny from the polls until the run-off came. The man who finds fault with his government yet never finds time lo go to the polk to express his convictions, at best is only a half- citizen. Public indifference to the political crooks, the corrupt press and the greedy industrialists brought .011 the downfall of France. Don't, kid youi-Eclf. Mr. Voter, that your indifference to voting cannot affect the political fortunes of your government, cither national or stale. It can and docs. A politician swamped by a majority vote against him Is "out of circula- tion'' for a long time—generally. Only the smartest of them "come back," because their political sins which brought them defeat are not forgotten by the voters as soon as some might believe. And so, we're proud of those more limn 170,000 Arkansans who went to the polls last, Tuesday imct hope they, and more, will be back August 8 to vole their convictions. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT. [ "The only lliini} I have against my husband is lliat lie's a • Ttinnl" - --^- THIS CURIOUS WORLD , 79-YEAR-OLD FULLTIME WELDER OF PLATINUM AND RHODIUM WIRES FOE VITAL PRECISION INSTRUMENTS AT THE BROWN INSTRUMENT CO., PHILADELPHIA, C4N DISTIN6UISH BY JV&WAND TOUCH THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 2.0.0OOTK. 23,000ms AND 24,OODm5 OF AN /WGf/,\N PLATINUM IV/RE DIAMETERS. ngain: "Dear Sirs: I SO THCT SAT I know In my division there is a strong undercurrent of feeling against continuing thc war. In the old (lays when we were winning, everything Hitler said went, but now we huve been left in a terrible pickle. We feel the one big thing now is lo get the war over whether we win or not.— German youth, once a Hitler body- Guard, captured in France. • • * The Red tinny advance is dictated only by military considerations. Soviet Ru«la docs not Intend to meddle with thc polish administration and social slructure.-Moscow statement. TOKYO IS LOCATED ON WHICH OF THESE ISLANDS? HOKKAIQO, - .. cow, iw ar nix stavicc. inc. 11. «t Mo. IN IB99 DECREED THAT AIRCRAFT SHOULD NOT . TAKE PART IN 1-29 ANSWER: Honshu. ___ S ° Uth Amwlcao Atlant! « seaport ; s closer to the In Hollywood KV ERSKTNE JOHNSON Xl'A Staff Correspondent Edmund Hnnsen was a very un- of the first ouuiooT'taVk'ics "people man. He read the letter said it was so realistic they could" almost saw one of .voiir motion pictui-cs the other night. Remember the scene of a Mode] T Ford cluiBeing down the street,? Well, I beg to Inform you that the :ioise of the exhaust was the exhaust of n Buick.' Edmund Htuisen scratched his lead. "Now how did that happen?' he wondered. He found out later. It was a silent shot. Thc studio soiinrt department had dubbed In th c noise of the chugging Model T Someone reached for "Model T Exhaust" "i (he sound library and got the Buick exhaust instead. Edmund Hnnsen Is (lie head man of the 20th Century FOX studio sound dcrxirtmcnt. When he goes :o the movies he doesn't give a Hang about the actors. He listens to the sounds. Sitting in a theater and listening | O (i, e soimd gl rymg eggs and bacon menus more lo him llinn wnlclilng Betty Ora- ble dancing in n grasa skirt "I got a lot of fnn mail about that BoardingHouse with Major Hoople Out Our Way By J. R Williams I JUST HAD OME MADE FDR JOE BAR ME V K'lTH HIS NAME IM BEAUTIFUL GOLD LETTERS AMDAFWE PICTURE OF A STEER'S HEAD KIOOW, HE'S IMTHE CATTLE BUSINESS- NOW, WHOT BUS " MESSARE VOL) IM? WHERE Trte OLD HIPPO WENST ?-"HE TOLD JA6 HE vVA& * TO SfMPA,M TO UNR^ELA, HAT HAD THE ADMIRALS IM HOT WATER. <• NICEST PART THAT f ATHEAD rtOOPLE'S FO6UORN FACTORY—MO IMPORTED BESSARfcBAN BUMBLE: 5 e ^s -~-rjo K^^^G^Roos seiche TRAINED FOR UMBRELIA STANDS •~~ c BCCM THIRTV YEARS TOO SOOM ' « bacon mid eggs," he says. "It was in the picture 'In Old Arizona,' one smell thc bacon.' I mighty proud of that job." IT WAS EASY Hoiv did he do it? By frying bacon and eggs beneath a micro- phono. No trick at all. But Edmund Hnusen's jobs aren't always so easy. Recording and filing away sounds is a big chore. Especially these days, with Uncle Sam's new airplanes, guns and tanks making sounds not on file in th c sound libraries of Hollywood. Hansen spent three days on an aircraft carrier getting authentic sounds of planes landing and taking off for the film "A Wii\g and a Prayer," He went to an Army camp and took one of his mikes for a ride in n tank. "We've been lucky." he said. "Filming so many training films we've had a chance to get everything we've needed with full Army and Navy co-operation." Sound improvements in thc last couple of years, says Hansen, have left most of the studio sound libraries obsolete. "We can't seem to keep up with the technical 1m- provcnienls." Sure, there are tricks to a movie sound man's trade. Footsteps don't record well. They are recorded on dancing mats. A sock on the jaw sounds unreal. The sound mnn Bocks a leather pillow with his fist. (It's easier on the actors, too.) •Real battle sounds are difficult to record. The crack of firecrackers can be "blown up" to sound like a terrific explosion. . Hansen, who arrived In Hollywood with the "talkies" from an engineer's job with RCA. has 6000 different sounds recorded on film in his library. Everything from the roar of cannons lo the rustle of a porcupine's quills. He's mighty proud of one hunk of film labeled "Thunder in a Canyon." H was recorded by a sound mnn who answers to the name of "Hoofbeals" Precrlcks. They nicknamed him "Hoofbcats" because he's worked on so many western films. Hootbenls was on location with a film company in a canyon near Flagstaff, Ariz,, Hnnsen said. One afternoon a thunder and rainstorm broke. Everyone rushed for cover except Hoofboats. He grabbed his sound equipment and In the pouring rain sat on a rock, recording the thunder. "I think every studio In Holly- SATURDAY, JULY 20, "MY. FACE, NUBSE . . ." XVIII 'J'HERE is one moment in his hospital life every soldier dreads: to see liis \vounds for (he first time when his bandages are removed., In the fierce demanding struggle of battle he may he among the bravest. But lying in a bed, day upon day, he j s left to his own disconcerting thoughts. These thoughts are clearly visible. They are dark clouds over the white sky of the bandaged faces. They shine from the eyes of those whose eyes are all that can be seen between the swathes of bandage. "All right, (hey J,a ve saV od my life. I am going lo be well, soon. I may leave the hospital soon, and go home. ... But where is the old me? What has occome of my face, of my hands, of my legs? What will people say when they see this distorted man? How will my wife take it? The kid, will he turn away in fear from a father he hadn't known before?" J see these thoughts and the pain lliey give, and I try lo tell ;i man wilhout words that people will be kinder to him than before thankful for what he hns given' lo his country. But it is hard to convince them. Corporal Manning is an exception. He is a Californian emotional, very young. The point of his nose is missing. In t| lc fi rs t days of treatment, he only complained that the damned black stuff kept him from opening his eyes. But when the coagulation began to peel, it came nwny from Ihe .eyelids first. lie asked" for a I mirror and looked at what had happened, aghast. He held the glass n long time without seeinp more than lie had perceived the very first moment because lii s eves were blurred with tears. "Nurse," he whispered, "nurse what have they done to me' i am u ghost, not a man." "You'll be all right again" I said, feeling the whole meaninglessness of these words to u man facing personal tragedy. "All right again," he intoned desolately. "All right again That's n bad joke." k ' "It's no joke. You can walk you con work, you can kiss your wife, you can play with your kids ..." He interrupted me, throwing the mirror on his blanket, "M? wife will be scared and horrified as often as she sots eyes on me if she ever does again. She loves' beauty. She is un interior dee- orator. She cannot even stand a blue pillow on a green chair," "But she loves you, doesn't she?" 'She did—before." 'And she will now. More than before." "How do you know?" "Because 1 am a woman." He sneered sadly, "Nurse, nurse! Did you learn that out of a book?" * * * "PORPORAL, T too was married. My husband was killed in action. If Fate could bring iiim back to me without legs, or without arms, or with a^iew plastic surgery face, I would be happy until the end ol my days. Because, it is he who comes buck. I love him, and not his arms or legs or face. His spirit, being, soul, or whatever you may call it. If your wife were here.slic would say the same. All women are alike in love." "She is so young," he said. "She is a lovely, spoiled, easygoing kid." "She was, perhaps. War rind loneliness have changed her. I know that. War makes' for dif- fercnt men, different women. War has made :i different America."' He sobbed, "There Is a bnu'y' coming in spring, u will ba afraid of jne and my broken face , Children are like that!" '•; "Do you know the story of the' btincl^mun who got his eyesight He shook his bandaged sadly. "The blind man Jell in love with a girl who was both ugly mid crippled, but was possessed of u most melodious voice. Her words, even silly ones, were mil- sic to his heart. Then a doctor performed a miracle of eye surgery. Sight came back to lilm. "Trembling in lear, the ugly girl awaited her ordeal: waited to EOC abhorrence and disillusion- nent on her lover's face. But .he new lightened man took her n his arms, praising her beauly ind her charm. To him, she was he 'beautiful.' She, the ugly [irl ho loved was Die standard >y which ho judged the whole world. Beautiful women became ugly in his eyes, and people who could walk straight seemed im- latural to him." "A nice /airy tale," Corporal "aiming t;airi "You will experience it with your ?(>„. llo will search for a sign of heroism in all the men lie w:.. meet. And his father will be he standard by which lie measures his world." "You are a sweet nurse" lie sighed. But U, el . 0 already was a tone of hope in his voice. And ic smiled. .f'f, . tlial evc "'"8 '10 asked, What kind of letter shall I write o my wife?" I would tell her the full truth ' wrapped in humor." ' "1 thought so," he nodded. "For nstance: Darling, buy especially lark stir, glasses. You'll 1K , e j hem to get used lo my new face '.I looks just like 'Grandma's :i'azy-quilt." "Exactly." .A "And what do you ihink sMl vill answer?" '] count the days till I novp you back.'" "Let's bet on Ihnt," lie said. (To Be Continued) vooci has stolen that thunder off nr sound tracks. We're supposed 0 sell to each other at $1 a foot ut the boys like to sneak stuff 'hen the films arc shown around o\vn." Hanse nonce had to simulate lie sound of a sailing ship being racked up in an ice jam. "All I id." said Hnnsen. with a twinkle 1 liis eyes, "was crush strawberry oxes in .front of a mike." The interior desert country of .ustralfa has been described us "nothing but miles and miles of nothing but miles and miles." We have plenty of WHISKEY At all times! CEILING PRICES ALWAYS HASSELL'S I. WHISKEY STORE 315 W. Slain Phone 2531 I.OV-TII WINDOW GUARDS anti METAL WEATHERSTRIPPING Now Availab'p. Plionc Sol For Estimate. E. C. ROBINSON LUMBER CO. WE FttL ALL DOCTORS' PRESCRIPTIONS ANT) SAVE YOD MOHfil STEWART'S M»ln Insulate Your with BALSAM WOOL and FILL YOUR COAL BIN NOW! E. C.Robinson Lbr. Go. FOE 8AI,g CONCRETE STORM SEWER ALL SIZES Cheaper Than Bridge Lnabcr Osceola Tile & Culvert Co. 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