The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 2, 1944 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, August 2, 1944
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BLTTHJVIUJi, (ABK.T COtntOtt EL w. Mont BJJHBCL ». sosaas, JA1OB A. OATtKB, OO. Bole KitlocAl AdwrUitai «oE«c» mtzoo- oo, Hwr Tnriy •ott, Atlute, Itanphfe. Afternoon Bra* fnfey Kitarad M MeoBd clui nutter •» Uw pott- efflw at Bijthertll*, ArkuuM, uittcf Mt ol OM- r«M. October I, HIT. . . Bemd by tb* UcltM-Prw BUBSCRIPTIOM RiTBS By curler to the dty at .Blytb«lQ«, m *t Rt, or 5to per mootn. By mail, wlthta • ndtui of « mllw, MM ttt r«*r, la 00 lor itx monila, 11.00 for thrM moatiu; ay null ouWde M mile toot flO.M p«r ra«r payable in tdnnce. Wooing ''One ; Fourth of a Nation' All of the campaigning or lack of - campajgi'iing by the presidential candidates, all the speech-making ; aml tub- thumping, and rallies are going to he nimeel at only one qiiaiibr 'of the American electorate. At least lhat • is the assertion of Dr. George Gallup's poll, which'says that three ;out of four voters have already' mafle up'tlieir minds. .•;.... But even if less than JO million .of the approximately 40 million - civilian voters are still undecided,' that minority is eminently worth wooing. For, with the voters in the armed forces, they hoW the balance-of power. In-the 1940 .presidential election, aside 'from nine southern states that' are persistently and perennially Democratic, the winner's majority was less than 25 per cent in 35 out o*f 39 states. Who arc the still-to-be-ccmvinced voters who will probably decide the election? It's easy to say who'they aren't. - They aren't those who vote a straight ticket for regional reasons, or because , pa and grandpa always voted that" way. ^ They aren't federal job holders, or people dependent on ,the 'ward or : ejly political boss for their livelihood. They don't belong to the two sizeable groups who think that President 'Roosevelt can do no wrong, or can do nothing right. Some may be vacillating and weak, . ' and' some may be indifferent. -But ;ow • guess is that the majority of this minority is made up of intelligent citizens who are impervious to'emotional catch phrases, unswayed by party prejudice, given to a long view of a subject ami a desire to hear all the evidence. If that is so, . they aren't getting much help from their .fellow citizens. . This year, when time is" precious and the stakes are great, much-.time and breath again are being wasted in un- p/oductivc and frequently .unbecoming arguments between two voters whose , minds are .sealed agaliist Change, but who still consider, a vote against their man as a personal affront. The epithets .have already started flying-phony, dictator, Communist, Fascist, win-the-war, lose-the-war and so on. Once again voters are thinking that if they can call =thc most names m the loudest voice, they have achieved a triumph of political lo £ ic.. Wouldn't it be nice of the convinced three-quarters could wear lapel buttons . stating, -I've a i ready made up my annd," and let the poor independent voter read the papers, listen' to the candidates, and make his decision in a quiet atmosphere devoid of mud-slinging. A Good Job Done Bradley Dewey's request that his own agency, the Office of the Rubber P'rector, be abolished is encouraging It is good to see one war problem licked and one war agency's work finished. ' It is even better to reflect upon the splendid work done by Mr. Dewey and his predecessor, William Jeffers, and upon the remarkable accomplishments of American science and industry in putting synthetic rubber into production. All this doesn't mean a lot of new tires for civilians. The rubber -supply is now adequate, but shortages in manpower, facilities, and certain materials like cotton and rayon cord remain. New factories, built at a cost of 75 .million dollars, will provide new facilities late, this .year. But they may also create new manpower problems. These problems, however, can be overcome. The main interest in Mr. Dewey's request is the knowledge that our first, most pressing,- potentially fatal war shortage has been licked Too Tired For weeks German armies in the east have been rapidly advancing backward; That's -tiring. When they stop, the .Russians .pound them. That's wearying. And now when they are almost too tuckered out to raise a hand, the Fuehrer reiiislitutes that stiff-armed Niix'i salute. So we can believe the german radio when it says that pledges of loyally to Hitler have been slow in coming through from the eastern front because of "extreme fatigue." • • so Twnr SAY All Ihe generals nral .officer. 1 , who realize llielr responsibilities ;face tlic alternative iCither lo wall until Hitler lends .the German army 1 to catastrophe, or to answer with force. Don't wall until Hitler brings you to disaster. To right Hitler Is to fight, for Germany— Appeal ot 10 German generals captured In Russia. » • • Mnny liere nt home nre tnlklnfr of ti <|iiiciT" victory thvoitgh 'a collapse of tlie German army, I tell you that such a collate is not yet apparent to our men who HIT locked in combat with n bnitnl, resourceful and stubborn enemy- Secretary, of Wnr Henry X,. Silinson. • » » So long ns we have faith In democracy, which means .faith in ourselves, and in our willingness lo assume the responsibilities inherent lo the rights which we proclaim, no |.v>jver : on/ earth'"can stoj) us.—Dr. Everett Case, president Colgate U. «' • • Today we nre living In a'.time when enough Individuals choosing to go to hell will pull the nntlon down with them.—Rev. Dr. Peter Marshall ot Washington. » • • The German general staff Is already well own re of Germany's Inevilnble defeat. It, lias, however, made detailed plans (or a Inter renewal of Its attempt lo dominate the world.— Sumncr Welles. • • • Tlie pernicious doctrines of German nnd Japanese aggressiveness nave too deep roots to disappear .with their chief exponents of the mo-. ment.—Nellierlamls Foreign Minister Eelco 'N. Van Kief fens. ';••"• » • Let us : not delude ourselves lhal wlicn Hitler and his Asiatic counterpart have been finally overthrown, world peace Is thereby insured ogKliist their successors. Hitler Is loo symptomatic of the German herrenvolk.—British Foreign Minister Anthony Eden. • * • • Of course the whole thing may be a fake to »'Mp up sympathy of the German people for Hitler. Many of our people are sick to death of the war but when they hear the lender narrowly escaped death they say, "What a terrible thing to attack our-poor dear Fuehrer."— 19-year-old Nazi Elite Corpsman captured in France. » » • I believe in private industry, but there must be lull employment. U private enterprise doesn't furnlsli it there will have to be a great program of public works. Don't let that hapuen.-Scn. Kenneth McKellcr of Tennessee, appropriations chairman. )pr Boarding House ^Major Hoople Out Our Way r r r r i 'i'l i r , VJU liju i ... • SIDE GLANCES WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2, 1944- f ; "Hold on lifjhf, and don't yon dare start 'lo climb down! 1, I'll call your fiitlicr and he'll come up and help you!"/ •THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson- PLAYING THIRD BASE FOR THE NEW V3RK GIANTS IN isf Wouldn't This Be Cozy?! soreen'this,fall .to. sing with the Chicago Civic Opera. * • ' • JOAN CARROLt-At K, Joan received her first .screen kiss from Fredric Starch for a scene in "Tomorrow, Ihe . World." Commented Joan: "It didn't feel at all like I thought II > was going lo. It made me u little woozy, but I didn't iwoon." Courier Stnr, mm> CQPK. IM-t BT HE* SERVICE (f<C T.M. REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. OF ELEVATOR J' MISS EVELYN BEi?GIN, Insulate Your Attic with BALSAM WOOL and FILL YOUR COAL BIN NOW! E.C.RobinsonLbr.Co. NEXT: Where'(ht parachute first made hUlory. In Hollywood BY -KRSKINE JOHNSON NBA SlafT Correspondent HE FILM PARADE: BING CROSBY-One of the fun- lest scenes In'Blng's first film as producer, "The Great John I,.," based on an actual incident in ullivan's life. During a tour of "Bland, Sullivan \vi\s presented to <ing Edward VII, Ihen Prince of Vales. After shaking hands. Sulli- nn said: "I'm proud to meet you. 'have often heard of you. If yon ver :come to Boston lie sure and >ok me up nnd I'll introduce you o the right people." > • • * GLENDA PARRELL—Son Tom- iy Parrell makes his film debut in Winged Victory." He's n coi]>oral i the Air Force. 1.01! FORBES—A song wrllor. lie •as asked lo write a theme sour or the picture "With All My Heart." -on wrote a song with the -amc Hie. Then the Ulle of the pic-' lire was changed lo "Uotihlr I'ii r . ""fill." Wails I.ou, "How c an vou vritc a sons tilled, 'Willi All "ji y , 1 or 'Double Furlougli I .ove You'?" • • • HAN LEY STAFFORD— B a 1) y Snooks' daddy, he took his name 'rom the town where lie was torn- Hnnley, in Staffordshire, EnRland. IDA LUPJNO-Ida finally gets her 'ish for a comedy role in a new Wnrner film, "Pillar to Post." 'IRST WAK -WHJOW ' Paula Stone—daughter of Fred Hone, she's tlic first w:ir widow in show business. Her ImslKUiiI, Lt. Duke l»alny, was killed in action iver Germany. JAMES MELTON—For a sequence n "ZiegfeW Follies." opera star Mel,on sings "Betrtity Is Everywhere" surrounded by thousands of soap jubbtes. Ten prop men blew the bubbles with the aid of an air pressure machine. BARNEY DEAN—As Bob Hope's man Friday, Barney was worried nbout the plane trip which took them to Honolulu. Hope chicled bin with: "There's nothing to worry about. It's a brand new plane—nev ;r been up. By J. R. Williams KM A PUSSOW DisesT , M.lST^rt A MlbLlOM 'ROCKS ROLUM& DDWM £VERV TRIf? 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RUM—Pints 1.50 —Fifths. . . . . 2 50 BRANDY (values fo 5.50) Fifths $3 GIN Fifths 3.50 ARKANSAS GRAPE WINE 40c PER BOTTLE, GUARANTEED TIRE HECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Plmne 2291 By Victoria Wolf. /CopyH E ht, tow, •SEA Senior, Inc. TUB SCKMCi A U. s. Army li<i.|,itiU Jn n Illtlr nntlvr vjlln c c hi tlir hi-nrl or Alfccrfn ikl]t»ul the Ilinr uf (htr Auirrlcim Jniltlln^K in JVurlli .\trlc * * TWO XXI r>imiSTMAS is over, New Year's ^* is over, and we are in the middle of January. Mali and Dr. Di Volo came Irom the front for what (hey thought would be a brief holiday. But Dr. Merrill decided to relieve them for a 'brand ncw'crew "" m0 "" 1 and Dr - Lcvin is ready to Brand new ciew. ) go He has not yet chosen his assistant nurse, and 1 hope he can read my thoughts and will ask me BETTY IIUTTON— An evening gown worn !>}• Belly in "ircre Come the WAVKS" carries inch ami n half l>;in<ls of real gold. Before the wir they ivouli! have been aluminum Bililed to simulate gold. But the was has made aluminum too precious. • • • PERRY COMO-Blngcr Como's hit In "Something for the Boys" assures his Hollywood future so he's buying u home In Beverly Hills. Asked by a real estntc man what kind or house he wanted, Perry said 1 ."Oil, nothing fancy. Just one of those castles In the nlr." And that's ntxmt all you c<m find for sale In Beverly Hills these d;iys. * * * CARb BRI8SON — Describing n certain hh-de-dah, nctrcss. Carl said: "She constantly reacts ns if everyone she meets is n movie camera." • • • nOUOTIIY LAMOUIt - Dottle received her first jirivalc life kiss at llic age of 3. The boy was S and wooed her with a bottle of strawberry nop. They ran away together —all the way across the bridge adjacent lo her New Orleans home. WINS GIRL AT tAST LLOYD NOLAN-For the first time since he came to Hollywood ° m lroartwf -y. ,-. finally wins the girl In "A Tree Grows In Brooklyn. ' Tlie girl is Dorothy MoOuIre • • » JEANETTE AfacUONALD-Jeon- ctlc Is temporarily' desertion the lo go with him. Captain Pelers out of the woods. After dnys and nights of agony, hovering between lif« and death, he came to and found the strength to open his eyes. When lie saw Elizabeth he smiled. Then he closed 1liem again. But we knew he was going to fight 'through. Will power and belief in life are the greatest curatives of nil. As soon os Captain Peters could talk he said to Elizabeth, "I might have been wounded at many other scclors of the front, but I wanted it here and the wish was granted. That proves I'm a privileged character. It also proves that my [thoughts have power. Now I will •think hard about two more things: to get well quickly, and to gel 'married as soon as you have time whole alphabet of vitamins. From what I'm told I should be rarin' lo go in no time al all!" Elizabeth is constantly busy about him. H e must certainly have heard "I love you" in British by now. * * » fE are always looking Jor new ways to boost morale, FO we seize upon every small occasion as a cause for celebration. Once, in the midst of a farewell parly for four boys who were ready to be sent home to the Stales, Dr. Merrill sprang a surprise that slole the show. Afler the men- well sliaven, excited nnd noisy with anticipation—were seated around the dinner table, he ruse lo his feet and Jilted his hand to call for silence. There was a new and joyful twinkle in his eyes. "Friends," he said, "I am usually too shy to speak in public, but today i feel an urgent desire to bra & abovil a well-kept secret. Our secret, Yvonne." And he lurned toward the girl who had undergone such a miraculous Iransformation in the last few months. There wns nothing of the flirtalious, superficial Yvonne left at all. In her place was a for the ceremony." To Dr. Merrill he said, 'See, Doc, what others coll a deadline is for me a lifeline. I have to be married by Feb. l, and on my .way to the front by March 1, crisp and crunchy for the spring • offensive." "You have my blessing," Dr, ---V ~-^"^,.. 6 , Ul . Merrill consented, "but first I 'would relax." ; "Thai's nil I've dono since I cnmc here. Isn't there some drug ;l!ial will speed up the healing of .these damn wounds?" \ "Not that I know of." mature, humbled happiness. deep-feeling by love and woman, her own "We are engaged lo be married," Dr. Merrill went on. "We nre hold enough to believe in personal happiness even under the thunder ot Ihe cannons and we intent! to marry 115 soon as we can get hold ot a chaplain. That's our secret and we're sharing it with you even as we \vaht to share our happiness with you." Though he appeared as composed and poised as evc«, you could sense his inner satisfaction. Serious men have a way of showing happiness by not showing it. He didn't put his arm around Yvonne nor did he touch her hand. Ho simply sal down at his ptocc ngaln and continued eating his salnd. But the rays of his con «i i- VT . s sniau. uui the rays of his con- at least let mo have Ihe loiHment warmed the whole hall We even played anticlimax whatso- Showers of congratulations, ;ood wishes, speeches, questions ind jokes poured down on our. 'young couple," tiU Vvonne, after, i rain of kisses, ostentatiously" wiped the lipstick from her cheeks and implored, "Please, girls, let me taste some hot food. Don't ever believe that love ruins appetite!" * * * TS it necessary to mention that -*- there was no shop talk that night? Dr. Levin played the violin, Mali sanj;. games. No aver! 11 was as if pain and grief had agreed to lie dormant" for a night. Not even the gravely wounded called us from our peaceful lull. •Only Miss Fryberg must have lalkcd shop with Dr. Levin in an unobserved moment, because he said before we parted al midnight, ' "I have asked Miss Fryberg to help me al the field dressing .station, i hope you are all in accord. We'll leave early in the morning." I couldn't help bursting out in disappoinlment, "]'d hoped you'd be a« mindreadcr, doctor, and choose me." "Perhaps next time," he consoled. "There will be no next time," Miss Fryberg interrupted him sharply. "I will be out there for Ihe duration. I have the -"'•• experience for such a job." She certainly didn't intend „„ sound ambiguous but we couldnt. help being aware of tlie under- lone in her voice. I gave way instantly, "All right, I'll never interfere." "We have girls, but : 'Thanks," she said. worked well together, _ . you can get along without ...... We'll meet again when the war is ; over." With that she left in her ! determined way. • Strange, I didn't feel any pity' ., for her though I could imagine' ; what she was going through. You} ' can't feel pity for life itself. Youth, )| will always be victor in the bat-, 1 • tic of sexes! It's one of the brazen 1 > laws of nature. The ciders havo ; f' to seek other compensation. .We, usually find it in work. Blessed: be our workl <To Be Conclude

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