The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 1, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 1, 1944
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roin IBB 1LYTHE7ILLB .OOUBH1 fflfffl > • • • < JOB corona KIWI oo. "' - H. w, BAQm, PubtlilMr •AMTJKL F. NORKIB, Kltor' . 1UUB A. O1TKN6, ?JEW| 6oto National Adrtrttdoc KdlJM» Wltmer Oo, W«» Tort. INtt. AtlMta. Ibophta. ITMT Aftermooc «xwp* Mterwl u teooiul eliM m»tU; it the po»i- it' BlrthfrtUe, Artuuu, under Mt ol Oo«October I, 1117. Berind by ta» Unit* Pit* BUB8CBIPTION RAT18 In the city of Blythertlle, Mi »tr 'Mek, or too pel lauou*. Bj mail, within t ndliu o! 40 miirt. f4.W> p*r rwr. $300 for ill month*. tl.OO for time mcalhi; •ij toil! outiW* CO mil* Km* 110.00 per ft*s In The Thirty Years' War Thirty, yews ago, oil Aug. 4, 1914, (he German tumy entered Belgium and began, the .Avar Avhich continues today. The restless, troubled years between ' 1918 and 1939 were not peace, but a ( deceptive lull in which some prepared | to renew the fight while others looked } on.'in an almost'fatal lethargy. ' • Thirty years ago there began \vhat j most of the world thought was another I of Europe's wars in which a convenient t "incicienUl'.-"served as excuse for trying ! to settle 'some more of Europe's inter- F'jminaBfe.'*'diplomatic squabbles.. Rut a \ 'poweivhungry Germany bent on world !! coriqueStJche'w it was to be a people's I'war, a^bloddy, devastating, tolnt war 1 foifght with new and deadly iuslni- |. m<£its"of i science and ideas. ' M ~The first conflict taught..America ,; that science had shrunk the world linlil J( no-country coulel be sure that it might live undisturbed in peace and freedom i Avhile'a force that opposed peace and j freedom sought to impose its will elsc- ; Avn.ereon the.globe. \Wc (.earned the lesson slowly. Some thought, at the armis- tiae that war was gone forever. Others believed that if war returned to Europe it'heed no 1 concern us. ^That clash of Amciican opinion prevented our joining the League of Nations, i Doubtless we should have done s<v and lent our power and prestige and idealism to'the preservation of peace. ' Yet it is not indisputable .that we'would, h^ve succee(Jed.~We can ace; now that the L'eaguo;,jn <pnncif>le,, sloppqd jus,t,, '", shprt'pf th'e strong "measures nficdcd to "" pijt tioAvn insipient war, and, in practice, stopped considerably shorter. t, 1 ' ' ' .'.jThere was a good deal of cynicism asxwell as idealism in the League. There J* ••'*•• were too many statesmen who wanted Nvplay power politics the same old way. There'were (0(v many (jehind-thc-hiind agreements and •undeVstandings. Old habits' and prejudices wore, loo strong' wheiOthc showdowns came in Man- chijm, Ethiopia,-Spain : and Germany. It Js not at all'certain that our presence coQld have altered the course of events. ^The second outbreak" has taught us 1 no^new lessons". The world knew in the 21-fyedrs of amiistice that the resump- tioji of war would be even more bloody anti devastating. The world knew what countries would have to be put down, and why. America knew, .even as she tried to persuade herself otherwise, that the world had shrunk still smaller an'cj.that escape was impossible. • The modem Thiity Years' War is drawing to a close. This time the pros- Pepts for peace are more promising. Today, at least, AVO know that if the job isinotdone right this time, more war wijl come, and bring with it not only the end of progress, but the end of civilization as \\c know it. That is the sob;pr, liteial, frightful truth. Our War—and Britain's Britain lias decided against an immediate resumption of civilian-goods production, such as the WPB has ordered in the U. S. There are several reasons for this decision, but a major one is that the United Kingdom must keep production up for its intensified war against Japan when'Hitler is beaten. Here is an answer to those Americans who have .questioned Britain's promises, who have agreed that the war against Germany is not "out war," and that we should have loft England lo her fate while we concentrated on Japan. Britain has given notice that her longsuffering people will do without a little longer so that wlien the time comes she may be able to turn her full weight of labor, arms and men lo the Pacific i'or victory in the common cause. Reproduction In this column ol eilllorfats from other nengynpen doa not neceasarll; mean endorsement bat U,»n »cknoi*led«ment of Interest In thi lubjcoti discussed. New Ruml Plpn Bcurdslcy Ruml concedes Hint his latest tax ))lan Is fabricated "to' create Interest and stir thlnklDB" on the problem. Certainly iiny pvoposiil virtuiilly to ellmlnntc corporntloti taxes will create Interest, but n plan more nearly geared to the economic, not to say political, realities or Amerlc.Y.s fiscal picture migiit stir more thinking. : •'•• • Mr. Huml's estimates nre hard to suhstnnllalc. He places the postwar..budget at $16,000,000,000 (It ran onc-llilrd 'to onc-luil( tlmf before the war). Most authorities 'cstlmntc somewhere between $20,000,000,000 and »24,000,000,000 as a postwar average. .:.•'• Mr. Ruml's tax jilan cnvLsngcs rnlstug only about $14,000,000,000 In revenues, which would menu an Intlcflnlte .coiiUminUon of deficit II- minclng. / Ills thesis Is that by removing the tux load from corporations, .except for n franchise tax cxiiecied .to bring In about $1,000,000,000 yearly, prices will be lowered, wages and dividends toost- ed and business accelerated. Undfcr Mr. UtiinTs scheme, the hulk of the Federal revenues would continue t/> come from Individual Incomes. 'flic philosophy Is Interesting, and at a moment when Micro, 'Is iftlk of freeing business Crp'm ninny ol Its restraints the plnn.will nrouse some sympalhy^.So f| would .afreet; the sujicr- cori)oratiohs und their muVtltu'rif o'fHmploJbVs, it might be a gonil \ilan. nut America Is not yet n Ifiml of the super-corporations. Mostly, It Is a land of small businesses, where the Individual makes venture Investments aud struggles to provide Ills own security and advancement. In the present scheme of things It is vitally Important to relieve film from tax burdens thnt would limit this process. 'Hie American tax problem Is admittedly not solved. Taxes are loo high, loo complex. They' overlap and they duplicate, 'nicy arc a restriction on trade and private enterprise. They are high on the list of postwar problems. But merely taking the burden' off the corporations and leaving It on the Individual Is not the answer. —CHHISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. 'Hie lieutenant was full of watli and contempt. With his right wing tip he cut the cords of the enemy parachute and sent the enemy pilot hurling to destruction.—Jnp wnr correspondent, writing from China. • • Kc Is strong ns the llgcr and ns reaMiiring as the tiger. He lite snkc (Jap rice wine) and sings with a beautiful voice like a singing frog . the Oryokko tune, his specialty.—Tokyo radio's description of Premier KoLso. • . » • Tin- enemy pilot climbed onl of his cockpit and jumped. Before his parachute opened, however, Nakmtishl tlcw his plane right Into Ilic enemy pilot ami cut him to pieces with the propeller of his .ship.—Jap w «'r correspondent, writing from China. SIDE GLANCES TUESDAY, AUGUST 1, , "You're a good umpire, f>raml|)ii, bill you don'l always (.have (o give me (lie worst of il just because I'm a rci- THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson PRESIDEWTS OF THE UNITED STATES REPUBLICANS AND MORE THAN M/V£ LIVED INSIDE A CORKED BOTTLE FOR TWO YEARS, EATIN& NOTHIN6 BUT ITS OWN ' ANSWER: In Normandy. NEXT: A conrertv of In Hollywood BV KKSKINK JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent With everybody talking about, the world of tomorrow, >ve decided it wns time for somebody in Holly- wand (o do some talking , about the movies of tomorrow. So we looked up one of the town's l; directors, Clarence Brown, wli.-i has been wielding a mc'gaphono for 25'yours. If you arc not acquainted with Brown's work, he's the Rent who directs the Af-O-M biggie* like "While Cliffs of Dover. rhc Jlutnnn Comedy," niu!, In past years, such hits as "Anna Christie." "Ah, Wilderness" nml "The Raius Came." "The movies," he began, "arc In get back to reality. The actor look natural, not flat. , . Hint will be •Belling tack to the flage. They'll probably even clhn- ina.te flat screens, r don't know libw they'll do it, but we'll j>rob- nbly be seeing pictures out of door/;. W.IU) flic , (i/iy (irojcctcd right in the air." ' , > It sounded fanlaslic. "Bui people thought' Hie "talkies" were fnnlaslic," Brown saitl THKV'LL TKAVKI, Itv All! Dcvelopmcnl ol air travel wil also rcvohity>nii',e Hollywood, "When a Soulli Seas scene I,' written inlo a script." says Brown "n-e will fly to the South Seas in' stcncl of •sljpotitiB it on the ba.. lot. We'll fly everywhere. Holly wood will merely lie the base o operations. Directing pictures wll be fun again." He hasn't hud much fun direct ing in the last few years. Browi. had to admit. "And especially now. headache," — i • ~-^~~ ^—~^— " *-•• ..... u\, Liinjiyi:u. well )ur BoardLng House with Major Iloople Out Our Way By J. R?Williams MOLD IT, MA.3OR ARE VOU STILL SCRfCTCHIf-iG FAVJ ABOUT TO DI6 FOR. ^Q Voo FOR.YOO, A'OO'D BETTEC ITS OMLV A LAZY • MAM WHO VMOKH DUMP TK SAWD OUT OF HIS SHOES H. AM' \Vs OMLV A FOOL WHO WILL DUMP IT OUT PER 'EM TO ILL UP A6IM.' . -^013.. VvivTrt A PICK A«D SHQ\)EL— IT'S A FOR OIL?-«- OiO SOWEBODV we its PLw:e IKSHICTOR.S ALOMG- THE CALL A SPLOTCH OF ew PROSPECTOR.^.' J THE \VORRV WART n rut. The talkies gave us full voices coming rvom Hat actors in black and white. They save »s technicolor. That wns better, nut Hie ncl.irs arc still flat, only the voices arc natural." So what will the movies of the future offer? "Third dimension." salt! Drown, i H is a 2-l-liour-a-day "It's Inevitable. They're working lie snitl. on II. now. The whole technique of i " You exnect anistlc tempera- Ihc screen will be chinked. We'll ; mcnt from the stais. But now. bc- ' cause of Ihc m.-iup.wer shortage, the real temperament is among the extras. H's-r'ftwfnl. We've last our . libs't extras to the war. The people | th'c casting, offices send us r.u,v i linve no Inlcrrcl in their work. .They know.nothing about picluro.s. ,'They c*.-m't ,want lo work. All ihoy want Is the check." Brown Just completed "National Velvet." wilh Mickey Kaoiicy. For one scene ho needed 1200 extras to' fill n racetrack grandstand. The studio rounded up the necessary people somehow. But when the company returned from lunch the [irst clay. Brown noticed many empty seats. He sent an assistant ntit lo sec what wns f.ilng on. '•The guy' found 35 extras hiding behind scenery, so they wouldn't have to work. Forty-seven of thorn were still In the studio cafe, leisurely eating lunch, oblivious that they were due back on the set." HE HARKS HACK Browii recalls the 20's, when he mane frequent trips lo New York lo "steal" exterior scenes. "I'll never forget one sequence." he said. "The script, called for Lon Chnney to run down the street, Jump aboard a double-decker bus, climb to the top nnd then grab and .wing on a low elevated girder. ''We wanted n natural reaction from passers-by so we hid the camera In a bakery truck. We let , We Can Expect This WO MLE, BROTHER/ UP WITH .BOTH YOUR MITT5 ?^te^^C~V^I^Sai g*si&&nivr 4*S*i£&-U: i me policeman In on l)>e gag We mailed fir the bus lo sto|> and lien Chancy made a run for it. "He jumped aboard, rushed up he sleps and .swung onto the tjlrdcr n la Tnra;m. 7t all bin started a riot. Women screamed ind fainted. Half of the town's policemen showed up. It was a jrcat scene." The first woman student was atl- tiittcd (o the Pennsylvania stntc College In 1871. Insulate Your Attic with BALSAM WOOL FILL YOUR COAL " BIN NOW! E. C.Robinson Ibr.Ci). FOB BALE CONCRETE STORM SEWER ALL SIZES Cheaper Than Bridge Lumber Ojceolo Tile & i-. Culvert Co. ' Plane «91 OsceoU, Ark. Shoes are cosily— have flierti renewed where exacting care combined with superlative workmanship insure their being prnncrly •cpnircil. Every style o( repair is made here -HIGHT! HflLTCRS JUflLITY SHO€ SHO* III W. MflIN ST.. ALTERATIONS! Come to Hudson's for alterations of all kinds. We hare three expert seamstresses on duty at all times. HUDSON Cleaner—Tailor—Clothier WHISKEY On Hand At ALL TIMES MARTIN'S WHISKEY STORES 112 W. Main 420 W. Ash Brandy and Rum SALE! i FIFTHS for . (Usually Sell For, Up To 5.50)' ARKANSAS GRAPE WINE 40c PER BOTTLE GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING.' 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES '• Phone 2291" Stduis to TilK SCEXlil A Tl. s. Am, r no.*|ilinl In n mile iinllrr vlllncr In Ihc hcnrl at AI(,-,-rl:, :,ln,nl the ifiitr (if (hr American InndicicH in Aorlh Alrlcn. * *J* MAIL DAY XX AFTER awhile, when the sky x was clear again, the truth was (mind out u was all due to a bivouac fire some noinnds camping near the village grove had kindled, completely unaware of war, blackout, danger and death, j Three of them paid wilh their lives; 15 others, mostly women and children, were wounded. 'i'liey were brought in whining and lamenting. The whole tribe seemed lo follow after and it was just as hard a job to gel rid of Hie rclalivcs as it was to undress and wash the women who needed washing as much as their wounds needed disinfectant. We were t>usy all niglit long, what with dressing and bedding and soothing. The doses of bromide wo g;ive were not strong enough to suppress the excitement of being under the same roof wills men : foreign men, the most horrible crime Arab women could commit. The Multi of the village, who spoke French, served as interpreter, causing new bewilderment as he wandered from cot to cot, seeing the women in (heir American Army nightgowns, and incorrectly veiled. "Iitcli Allali"—God wills it—I Iried to console a blackcycd frightened girl-woman who hid herself under the blanket all the time. She shook her head and cried. Not even the two Arab . words we had learned, inalcsh and bakshish worked. Only Helona worked with (he children. It was their favorite candy, an ultra sweet concoction made of honey, almond paste, and orange wafer. In the morning wo transported the wounded into the house of the richest man of the village, \vho_graciously placed his three rooms at their disposal. The Mufti, who is the Justice of the Peace, gave the leader o[ this little tribe of Nomads such a leclure on modern warfare ns will restrain his love for open fires for Ihc duration. During the next few days we nurses had to attend a regular polyclinic in the village which finally brought us in dircci contact witli the Arabs and taught us as nuich of their customs as we taught them of our hygiene. That wns plenty. * * « • 'PHIS incident ami all its con•*- seqticnces were soon drowned by a much bigger event: the arrival of a mail transport. J xvon- der whether people at' home, wives, mothers, sisters, and sweethearts, know what any one of their tellers, though they be written in fun or earnest, in haste or at leisure, mean to the men abroad. They not only read these letters time and lime again, learn them by heart, show them to their friends, but they inhale the very words, smell the paper and ink, carefully study the writing. Was it still daylight when slit- wrote, or evening, or night? Where did she sit. in the dinctlc or at the living room table? What did she wear? If they get T new snapshot, they not only look at it as one looks at n casual photo, Ihey try to discover the exact date and hour it was taken. A. farmer's son from Iowa showed me his family. "Look, nurse, they arc all wearing their Sunday shoes, so H was Sunday when (his was taken. U must have been in October, late October, as there is sliH a smile of sunshine in Hie foreground. We rarely have sunshine in November in Iowa. And it was ?. o'clock in the atteruoon, just after dinner. I can sec it by 'the shadows. They are just that long and sharp at 2. And see that ease in Dad's face. Ho always looks like_tliat after a good helping of leg of lamb. Not before! And look ;it Mom! How relaxed she is. She wouldn't look like that before feeding 10 moulhs. Aren't Uicy grand, my folks?" Corporal" Manning showed me a letler from his wife which had a picture enclosed with it, She is a very, good-look ing girl of obvious intelligence.. '"Imagine, nurse," the corporal gnperi, "she has gone defensing! She says it is too dull lo sit-at home doing nothing and Ihal interior decorating looks silly to her in warlime." "She is grcal," I said. "Didn't I tell you that the war changes women?" I couldn't help feeling prouti of him, proud of her, though I know that it is rather immature to feel proud of something that others have accomplished. * * * A PILOT who once had told me ' that he didn't feel as lonely hire as he did in the big cities showed me a photo of his Aunt Kaly. a large person of energy and seif-siifncicncy. "She is the greatest woman in the world, nurse. I was brought up in her house. My parents went down on the Lusitania. She is 75, but sometimes acts younger than I. She wanted lo help wilh the war effort, but because of her age, people rejected her everywhere. Do you know what she answered, 'Age, age! I still have 25 years till a hundred.' Ami just to prove to Ihem what she was capable of doing she opened a private USO center in her home She, all by t herself, enlcrlains a hundred or i more soldiers every weekend. She has ;; big house and garden and enough money to give them the best When the war is over, nurse, you have to meet her In New York. You simply have lo! You would miss something extraordinary if you didn't. Honestly, I mean it." It's a pleasure lo make your rounds in the wards on such a mail day. No one minds if the changing of dressings hurls, if cleaning with iodine burns. No one even feels il Bodies become negligible objects indeed which, by chance, lie in the same b«l with you." It is always arid again the spirit that counts. (To Be Continued)

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