The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 1, 1944 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 1, 1944
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TIJESDAY, AUGUST 1, 1044 Sims Strength Wanes At Polls Advisers Estimate 0 Of 80,000 Votes )l Never Materialized By .JIM DOWNING United Press Staff Correspondent LITTLE ROCK, Aug. I (UP) — The United Press bureau telephone shrilled sharply, its high note cut- ling through the teletype clatter. "Well, It's all over," said a tired voice a few blocks away. Thus, on a.muggy Saturday afternoon, after more than 24 hours of flying rumors and earnest conferences, a man's hopes and aspirations lo be the state's highest pub- lie official went glimmering. Bryan Sims .was officially bowing out of the governor's race, leaving the Democratic nomination — and almost certain election—to Ben Laney, a brash newcomer to state polities. "I am definitely of the opinion I cannot win .tills fight," said Sims. But back when ho filed for the office lie had told the writer that "it-looks .almost (oo good lo he true—it looks too easy." He had not announced hurriedly for the office, but onlv after carefully thinking It out. He had. kept out of political camrjaigas all his public life. When his name first was mentioned publicly In this column two years ago as a possible dark horse candidate, he quickly asked that the .columnist make it clear that he had had nothing lo do with such talk. "I aspire to no political job," he had explained in a closely-written, .single-spaced letter. "I have the only stalehouse job I have ever wanted." H e had only recently been appointed State Comptroller after 20 years as deputy. This Saturday, though—"I have conferred with my many tried and tj^fr^e friends throughout Arkansas. 'if A great many . . . have indicated a willingness to continue their kind and sympathetic cooperation, but I feel lhal such effort on 'their part and mine would be futile and vain. ..." Back when he was considering making the race, being urged by his ''many tried, and true friends," by political cliques, by county bigwigs, by the backers of several other potential candidates whose political fortunes- had dwindled, he was asked if he really wanted to be governor. "I guess so," he had replied' "At least, if I do announce for the race it will be a. sign that I have decided I jo want to. "Besides—my friends who have done so much for me in years pflsl are asking me. them a favor ' now. I-can't turn them down." So he started the campaign. It was estimated that he had 80.000 votes on his side at the start. One of his 'opponents was a political unknown;, the other had had no success in h'is more recent political ventures. •""* T-r* ".' "It will be a miracle if Sims doesn't win. the governorship in the first primary." 'ihat was common lalk along Markham street in jnte July,. Dave Terry ana Ben Laney fjjf.-re firing broadsides, trying to Vveaken the Sims organization enough to assure one of them a runoff berth. They'-were not- too hopeful, either. Sims led the ticket in every poll. The county officers were with him. It seemed to be all cut and dried. The lightning that struck on July 25 knocked the Terry applecart a-winding. But what it did to the Sims bandwagon—to finish second instead of far in the lead—was catastrophic. The first 10 precincts counted b v United Press tabulators showed .Ben Laney with a slight lead. The next 10 confirmed it. From then on, it was apparent that L'aney, somehow, had turned the tables. The next morning, Terry was in Laney's camp and the latter's followers . were jubilant. Sims' men shook it off arid dug in. What happened during the rest of the week probably never will be made public, but the rumors start- e,i Friday night. By Saturday, the BLYTHEVILUC, (ARK,) COUKIBft, NEWS East Prussia Breeds War Russian Drive Opens New C_yc/e In Conflict r" 7 ' ""~~ r .'^^."i-sp- -;•- VV /?\' V '' S L Teuloiilc Kriiglils, who first. sebed Kasl 1'nissia from Lithuania 713 years ago, built Marlenburg Castle In 1214 A. 1),, as Die scat of Ilitli oriler. The Nails have renamed 11 "Castle of the German Kasl." By S. BURTON HEATH ' Invasion. NEA Staff Correspondent Until recently, the chronicles of Poles and Lithuanians will be those campaigns would have pro- entitled to enjoy a deep belly vlded'seminar material in wanton laugh when some day. soon, the atrocity. Eye-witness accounts in- big Red Army ploughs across the eluding that of the Rev Mr 8oree East Prussian frontier and takes ore nauseating In their detail about this war Into German for the first time. territory the sadism of the Cossacks ..... - — ........ Tartars aud particularly the Cal- Tlmt event will complete a cycle mucks. Now, with the assistance of that was started 713 years ago, additional kiUtur, the Nazis have when Knights of the Teutonic devised organized Order, of the Cross seized what which surpasses Ihe now is Ensl Prussia from Its own- spontaneous orgies • trs, n Lithuanian tribe. . — Hie excuse was that the Teu- tons wanted to help Poland. East Prussia anil Poincrnnta (Hie so-called Polish Corridor) have been virulent breeders of major wnr for more centuries, and since 1757 have ployed major parts in the history of a Germany. rising In 1308 the Teutonic Knights grabbed Pomertuiln. Ignoring expostulations and even fiat orders from the Holy See, they held onto their eoi)f( until in 1454, the Pomeranians revolted successfully nnct rejoined Poland. In 1320 the heathen Prussians, like their aiod- ci'n counter-parts an aggressjve people, were pleasurably ravaging the Polish duchy of Masovla, and according to German writers, were threatening the. existence of Poland. "TAG"-OF-WAR For the promotion of Christianity and the protection of Poland —with a selfish altruism tliut students of the Nazi movement will appreciate—the Teutons moved on into East Prussia, subdued its people (many of them very painfully aiid permanently) and, presumably to assure the preservation of world peace, retained possession of (he occupied territory. During the Seven Years War (1750-1103) the Russians and the Prussians played, lethal, tag the length a.nd breadth of East .Priisr sla. About'once a year a Russian .Army would march, pillaging, plundering, murdering and raping] This would force Fedrick the Great to come a-runuing with a few thousands or soldiers. A really deadly battle would follow. The Russians would fight well; Frederick ordinarily would win by superior strategy, but often at such high cast that the" Russians were left sitting pretty. Then the Russians, through ineptitude of their commanders or on orders of an intriguing court, would stop pressing the Prussians, and permit Frederick,to go running off to stop an Austrian or French or Swedish word was burning the length of Mnrklmm street—Sims wns going to withdraw Saturday night. It wasn't so. said Sim headquarters workers. But the phones kept up their clamor. No. .Of course not. No, we're not. Positive. Arkansans were just sitting down to their suppers at 6 o'clock when the U. P. bulletin was read over their radios, announcing the withdrawal of the .sure-firs candidate no one had dared bet against. the torture Kalmucks' The Seven Years War left Russia in possession of both Ensl Prussia and Ppmerania, but In. successive partitions of -Poland both were handed over to Prussia by Catherine's successor, Peter- III INVADED IN \yOKI.I) WAU 1 During Prussia's „.._, „ soil that- really '• fe|t Ihe Invader's During World' War I, Ensl was the only German . heel. The was only a. few . . weeks old when the- Czar's armies crossed the boixler, ravaging and pillaging as far as Tannenbcrg It appeared . they : were en lied the nirssians, destroyed thet. effectiveness as an Entente ally, and almost set up a quick victory New Rulings Received On Rent Control Applications for rent adjustments bused on the contention Ihiit due to "peculiar circumstances," the legal maximum rent is greatly out of line with the prevailing level in the rent areas, will be accepted by the local Rent Control Office Any. 1. To finality for it elmnijo In rent, ihp owner must slww tlml lite rent on the date determining the max- liinim rent wns inntcrlnlly affocted by peculiar circumstances and ns,n result was substantially lower than HID rent generally prevailing in the defense-rental area for comparable housing accommodations on March 1, 1942. Uimllords may not demand or receive more than present maximum rent (iiilll changed by order of the director, It was nnn'oimced. In no even can nn adjustment bo granted unless Iho requirements arc met. Any adjustment (hat is rnnled will only Increase the rent lo prevailing levels fur slmlllnr accommodations mi Iho maximum rent date, rent control officials •aid. WAKNIKCi OKHEK • In the GlmiH'C'ry Court, Clmtenw- (>:i Mlstrlrl, Mississippi Comity, Arkansas. T'nulte Snider, I'lahiltir, vs, No. 8701 . Elrucl Snider. Defendant. The defendant, ISInid Snlilcr, is , hereby warned lo appear within thirty days In Die court • named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of (he plaintiff, "midl Snider. Dated this 24 day of July, 1044. HARVHY MORRIS. Clerk Ky N. Jamitt, D. O. Percy Wright. Ally, for ritf. Gland P. Cooper, Atty. ad L.item. route to Berlin (which they had captured and held briefly In 1700) and that the Kaiser's- venture Into world domination was about lo mtet- with early, inglorious defeat, Maj. den. von Hhulenburg was recalled (rotn retiremnct so fast that'he hadn't even time lo pro- „_.... „,.., .„„. cure a regulation uniform. Taking ing supcrllctally logical excuses for command at Tanncnberg, he whip- expanding Gcrnmny, was provldei over France and England.'' The '['reuty of Versailles, with good intentions, left Teutonic East Prussia to Germany hut restored Slavic Pomeranin lo. Poland,, thn« creating n corridor' thai 'isolated East Prussln from the rest of Germany. ': Once again East Prussia was made a bone of international contention, the aliivjsl inevitable germ of a new war. Hitler, seek- with one that appealed even lo many democrats who (lis)ikcd everything for which Nazism stands. 10 Ib. Sack Sibley's Best Flour —Nothing to Buy—Just Give Your Name and Address To Your Grocer And We Will Send Him Your 10 Lb. Sack, of This Fine Flour! HURRY—This Offer Will Not Last Long. * * * My Deepest Appreciation— for your wholehearted expression of confidence in the things for which i stand. I will keep the faith— I will do everything in my power to make you the kind of Governor you haye wanted! Gratefully, Ben Have Equipment Fixed Now— PAY THIS FALL Have tractors and farm implements overhauled and repaired NOW while parts can be secured and our shops can do the work • . . DON'T WAIT FOR Tin.' RUSH SEASON. We'll take fall billing on the charges! Delta Implements. Inc. Knots to You, Fritzy< ' FAOfl/TIptgfr., • WAKNING „ , In lli« CImnwry.Court, Clilekasaw- , bu District, Mlsiljslu|>l County, Clcorjje 0, ; Fprd, Jr., by acorgc o Ford, St.; his father nnu next fi-lsud, I'lnliHIlT i ,-vs. No.^8051 Murjoi-le 1'onlf Defendant. The 'defendant, Murjorlc Von\ 1^ hereby warned toinpiiMr within Ihhty dnys In Iho court nnmed In the raiitlou hereof mid uiiswer dm cpiniilnliit of the plalntlll George O Ford Jr., Ijy Ocbrgc'C. fowl 8r his fftllicr unil next friend. Billed lids 31 day of July, 1044 UArtVlSY MCmiilS, Clerk l!y nor|s Miilr, D, c. Ed B. Cook, Ally, tor Pltr. Liiclnii Colcman, Ally. lor Ucfdt «|l-8-J5-22 F0rt>« (Ii-Cij (n the soviet Union hnve ucen reduced 50 per com In tilt' last five years. Herman soldiers, prisoners ubonrd. en runtc to internment in (he U. S. edge, us, under lulclnijc of bosun sailors' . »ho(o'Jrpm HKA) • .n Const Giiur(l-n>ai>n«l irimsnort ., pick up a' little' nautical knowl- 's |jw(u, tlioy l?.[ii'ii.-()iylli'ries c( Urwls, . '•'-..,' . . ' ' \VAKN1NO OJilH'H I" the' Cliunrery Court, ChlckH- Dlslricl, .Mlsskslmil C'nun- ty, Hose vs. iu o'Tonlc. PlHlnlltV, "? NO. 117^7 Thomas Patrick OToole, Defendant, The defendant. Thomas I'lilrlck OToole, Is hereby warned lo appear wllhlji ihlily diiys in tin: court named In Ihe ciiplion hereof and nnswur thf comiilntnt of (lie iilalntilf. Kosn Marie O'Toole. Diited this 31 day of .Inly, 104-1'. IIAHVKV MOltRl.% Clerk By Doris Mulr, P. C. • !). Cook, Atty. for I'ltf. leoree Dnrlinm, Ajly.. a<). Utmi. ': . ' ofl-a-ifi-M Dr. J. L. Guard Optometrist , ''of : "s 209 W. Main Carries OMc« ,ln TUt/"; ''INDEPENDENCE,' Md7 r '(TJP)— J. Qrrln Moon, bond drive chairman for v easte>n Jackson ,county,, ha* a desk"with his ruun«'.pla(e on It and also a private-secretary in a Kansas City 'olficc—but Moon'lnev- cr has .sat at thu desk'and h'S?~not seen Die secretary for a year. Moon wns vhltlnif the treasury-depart-.. iWMit recently when a member, '~ SJS - lilni to see the Bond, headquSi Tlie elinlrmnn sityj the se't-up 1 !: pretty good, but-lie's tog bu' «|)citd any time there. 60% OB' TRUSSES"- Btcel and Elastte ' • STEWARTS, Dr ar St•r• Main & Lak« Pjiom' 2922 4% FARM LOANS 4% Present Loans Refinanced. Liberal Property Valuation. COMPARE OUR SERVICE NOBLE GILL AGENCY ''Complete Insurance Service'* GLENCOEBLDG. PHONE 3131 - - Why, We Disposed of Most v Local Generating Plants? V~ ; PEW:TOWNS'IN THIS SECTION OF THE COUNTRY HAD ELECTRICITY 15 TO 26 YEARS AGO. THE.iOWNS THAT ' , DID-WERE:SUPPLIED BY A LOCAL GENERATING PLANT*OJ . .LIMITED;CAPACITY USUALLY INSTALLED BY A LOCAL ENTTRPJJJSiNG CITIZEN WHO HAD ENOUGH MONEY AND THE .COURAGE TO VENTURE INTO THIS NEW BUSINESS. THESE PLANTS WERE OPERATED ONLY A TEW HOURS Al' NIGHT;TQ SUPPLY ELECTRICITY FOR LIGHTS .yo THOSE PEW'.ililHO: COULD AFFORD THEM AND THE DISTRIBUTION . WAS'USUALLY LIMITED TO TOWNSPEOPLE. ' : -• SOOM DEMANDS BY MORE PEOPLE AND'INDUSTRIES ' ' IN OTHER COMMUNITIES AND THE RURAL -AREA, FOR ELECTRICITY TO DO OTHER-ESSENTIAL, TASKS SUCH AS PUMPING WATER FOR WHOLE COMMUNITIES,,' PRESERVATION AND COOKING FOOD, DRIVING MOTORS, ETC., REQUIRED THAT DEPENDABLE ELECTRIC. SERVICE BE PROVIDED 24 HOURS A DAY. LOCAL PLANTS COULD NOT FURNISH THE AMOUNT OF CURRENT'NEEDED AND THEY ALL EVENTUALLY BROKE DOWti WHIQH'^QUIRED TIME ' OUT FOR REPAIRS. NEITHER,CUSTOMERS HOR COMMUNITIES CAN AFFORD LONG INTERRUPTIONS OR DELAYS IN FURNISHING POWER TO NEW INDUSTRIES SO SYSTEMS OF INTERCONNECTED HIGHLINES WERE DESIGHED' BY OUR ENGINEERS. IF ON.E LINE WENT OUT OF SERVICE, THE INTERRUPTION WOULD BE MOMENTARY-ONLY LONG ENOUGH TO SWITCH ONTO THE OTHER LINE-OR, IF MORE POVffift • IS NEEDED IT IS USUALLY AVAILABLE ON SHORT NOTICE. THE BUILDING OF THESE SYSTEMS CALLED FOR MORE MONEY THAN THE LOCAL MAN COULD RAISE. IN FACT,; IT CALLED FOR MORE MONEY THAN ANY ONE PERSON COULD AFFORD OR CARED TO PUT INTO A NEW BUSINESS, WHICH REQUIRED SUCH A LONG TIME FOR ONE TO GET HIS MONEY BACK. SO A COMPANY WAS FORMED TO RAISE THE AMOUNT OF MONEY NEEDED IN WHICH. MANY, MANY ENTERPRISING INDIVIDUALS LOCALLY AND THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY BOUGHT AN INTEREST. WITH THIS MONEY THE TRANSMISSION LINES WERE BUILT OVER HILLS, > THROUGH WOODS AND SWAMPS TO BRING DEPENDABLE-AND ABUNDANT 24 HOUR-ELECTRIC SERVICE TO MORE PEOPLE AT LESS COST. IN FACT^ YOU GET TWICE AS MUCH ELECTRICITY FOR YOUR MONEY TODAY THAN YOU DID 15 YEARS AGO. Sustems of interconnected highlines developed by free enterprise without Government subsidies— operated by business management has met unprecedented wartime power demands without rationing and we are paying 19 cents of every dollar collected toward the cost of. our. government.

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