The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 3, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 3, 1944
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tHi.lLTTHBVILLl COU1DUIHB f.'•:•• • IBI ooamaR an oo. • • , H. W..HAIMM, PBblWMT iAMUrtj -:JP. NORRIB, Cdltor A. OATTO8, AdTtrtUiW Ron**ot4U«M; Wltnur Oo, H«w Tot. CWMM D»- inn inetmooo u wooad elut m»tt*t kt UM port»i BUrtoeTllJe, Arkuuu, aaOtt art af October I, U1T, Berred Dj UM DnltN Pro* o 5 jflDBSORIPnON RATBB »By c«rrter ID the city of Bl/tturlU*, Mi fm •let, or Mo pel mwnux ha* mall, within • rtdlu* oJ « oxllei, f4M t*t rmr, »a 00 for ili month*, 11.00 for three mwtbr if m»U out*M« 50 mile m» IW.OO on ntr PMtfato to »dnnc« A The State Department' Speaks Up ', The effect of our Stale Depart- 1 nJenlX unequivocal and categorical damnation of the present Argentine gbvenimejil's policy will be watched s \filh inteiest foi several reasons. It '• rtiav decide the immediate fate of Pan} .American solidarity as well as the fut- uie of the Fanell-Pcron regime. And it may also pi ovule .1 pattern or preview i of the manner in which the post-war , Asoild \\ill deal with nations of aggressive tendencies. ; 'rht's'Ia=t would be particularly true if the piesent denial of hemispheric ! recognition should fail to alter Argan, tine policy' No one hopes that it will fell But if it should, then something /mthet must be done. Economic isolti- * tlon would piobably come first, despite tjie hardship it would work on this (jountiy iHifHhit.uri.'Aiid if that were ijnsucccssful, military action would not be an impossible eveitlmtlily. < In sticli comse of events the Anier• Scan goveinmcnts, led by the United States, would have to improvise. For $ the Aigcntmc situation docs not got bettei quickly, it may get worse. 'A solution piobably will come before a ^orldwide peace oignimution is set up^ ^o any step that the .Western 'Hemis-' rjheie Cations might take would ho of great impoitancc a successful one csoiild he incoiporated into a . world ^E»cement, a failinc.would serve as a rjoirihle example ' ' | Thus far the Stale Department's ac- flions have been of a sort to arouse pub- he admnation Secretary Hull's deal- rtigs with Vichy Prance and Franco's Spain weie cutici/ed severely, but were (jefended as expedient moves which has- tened victoiy and saved lives; Tlicro js no reabon foi a similar altitude towaril Ijhe Aigentinc legime, which has been ifritatmg and haimful to r the war effort, but is not in a position to inflict such immediate and vital damage as the p^o Axis EO\einments. r Thd State Department has made it abundantly clear that our dissatisfaction is not a cloak for interference in Argentina's inteinal affairs. In fact, (Sur mdictntenl of the government's fascist, militaristic complexion is only: aeumdmy I The pnmaiy indictments of the Far- ^el-Peion govcinment are these: II has Violated its couutiy's pledge to support the war against the Axis, thus striking ' a "po\\eiful blow" at hemispheric co- opeiation, it ha& "openly and notoriously guen affnmative assistance lo enemies, of the United Nations." » The giowth of Fascism in Europe has taught an obvious lesson. Heeding it, the State Department has spoken eaily and decisively. A change of Argentine attitude in response lo these yords will augiu \\ell for peace in years to come J5 Banishing q Bromide Coincident .with the War Manpower Commission's ctirtailmcnt of hotel services comes -;; ' proposal from Glenwood J. Sherrafd, president of the American Hotel Association, that all employes of businesses dealing directly with the public forthwith stop using that irritation]?; phrase: "Don't you know there's a war on?" The phrase, Mr. Sherrard points out, is no excuse, for poor service. It also might be said that poor .service i.s no excuse for this ill-mannered retort by employes. One possible solution might he for the customer to be actively conscious of the fact that there is a war going on, and thai he can't expect peacetime service. A little, more understanding and fewer conipJaiiits'about things that can't be helped might go a foiig way toward banishing '"Don't you know there's a war on?",to the limbo it. deserves. Why Kill Hirohito? A Honolulu editor urges that the execution of Hirohito is necessary lo prevent further Japanese aggression. Granting that the ..editor, in a city which includes a large Japanese colony, knows- the character and habits of the Jap better than most of u.s, we still question his suggestion. Hirohito, believed by his. people to be a descendant of the sun goddess, is a confusion of god ami emperor. He is the ccnler of the Japanese stale rc- 1 ligion, but his temporal power has risen and fallen according to the whims and temper of his ministers. And there seems aniplo evidence that the militarist clique, not the emperor, willed and planned this war. To execute Hirohito would be both inexpedient and wi-Ameri«in. Such an act would probably .rouse the Japanese people, even though defeated, to a fury /that would prolong resistance and cost many more American lives. Besides, it is hardly fitting Ihat n country-'founded on-freedom of worship should put to death a ruler who, however senseless it seems to ns, is regarded by his subjects as a divine being. If we bring the Tojo gang lo ju^liCjj!,;,\yc shall prpbably have killed the present Tobt'-of Jap aggression. •10 THEY SAT We arc- rolling ahead so fast' now that we , arc catching Gcrmn stuff cars And messengers on roads they still tliluk we nrc nilles away from. —Lieut. Robert Bonlsh In Nonnanay. • • • , Since tills attack started there Is no such thing ns a front because our,rear lines are now past Die Gcrninii front Hues.—Mflj. William A. Casllllc In Normandy. » • • . Some new ycaixnis ore In n state of trial. When recently 1 saw some modem German weapons my heart did not bent taster, but stood still for a riiornenl. I rim rat boasting or bluff- ing.—aoebliels. • ' ' • • • . Tojo and. others like him who ste|) aside before the final debacle rntmot by so doing escape the 'consequences of their own acts. It is lime the American government marie tills clear to the people of Japan ami those who lead them. —Honolulu Advertiser editorial. » • « We must control, with the coopers lion of all -our Allies, the future use of nil the Islands of the Pacific anrt prevent ihelr future'military use by Jnpan.-Kep. Andrew J. May of Kentucky, military affairs chairman. • * » . I think the men In the armed forces feel there is an over-optimism toward the war and an ovcr-defcatlsm toward |], c ,, cacc on lhc home front— Comdr. Harold E. stasscn. SIDI OUNCES cr~ !-•• py »» siavicr., inc. T, H. me. us, PAT. OFF THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 1944 "Your inolhcr ccrlainly is a pencil—I'm cnjovin- enack so much, m.-iybe we can wait (ill sonic < " " . . to go out ami-dance!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD ftJST OF THE WORLD DROPPED FROM 75.OOQ.aQO TO ABOUT<3pO... FROM PRIMITIVE' TIMES, TO THE VEAR I9OQ.':'.' U^O S ERVKP AS VICE- wrm JEFFERSON! DAVIS DATS T. M. REG. U. S. rAT. OFF. EVER TO DROP TO EARTH FROM ANY KINO OF AIRCRAFT LANDED IN FRANCE NOT •'• FAR FROM THE SPOT • WHERE ALUED PARATROOPS LANDED OM D-DAY/ AWOE THE DESCENT EROfA A BALL^Cl I TN OCT. 22 } \f<il * I ^ ANSWER: Alexander Stephens if. Georgia, P.VT. yn, rn woiMnV.c.lnth In Holly wood BY EKSKINK JOHNSON NEA Staff C'orrc.sjiomlcnl Red Skclton, we nrc happy to cport toduy, Is doing nil rlglit ns private In lhc field artillery of Uncle Sam's Army nl Cnmj> Hob- rts, Cnlif. The GI ,1ocs and the irnss hats, rcporls cue of pur spies, igrce llial lie's n grcal guy, a mod-1 soldier. Even If his superior of- iccrs do laugh right out loud ev- y [line ho .salutes. Reel's saluting Is the gag or the camji. He takes it very seriously. The officers, remembering his mad •crcen niillcs and |)0s5il)ly Ills mo- I'rivalc Skellon may use his field nrtillcry knowledge on lhc M-G-M studio. 'His lasl film for the dura- lion was "Mr. Co-ed." After he 'HiiMl the. Army, the slittlio changed the title to "nntlilnt; llcanly" nnd threw,the publlclly antl advcr- nslng caijipnlgn to listlier Williams, lied is buriiing. "THE Fl.AMK" I1DHNS TOO IHE FL-AME OP BABBAHY COAST also was burning. You know licr as,Ann Dvorak, n-lio left the Holly\yond cameras three yea nijo lo live in Eu ' iiirenlor. ntisband. , .re \vliilc lier Leslie Fcnlon, navy. Wliei vie salary. j l]s t can't keep their :acrs slralphl. , .. ... .... ... The kids iu the barracks call him "c was, -Injured in a Commando 'i'o,«," lie's 31. His buiikmalcs ,-iv- r "M and, ^Iven a ninlical discharge eragc 18. Since cliccklug into linl- uolh rctiirned 'lo Hollywood "Flame orm June 7. tlie Army (lew him ' "f thn Barbarv Const." In n-liich o WashlnHlon and to Sau Antonio, s lic I'lws a San Francisco dance Tex., as master of ceremonies for 'mil luceti opposile John Wayne Is Wiu Bond rallies. Sitting In a gen- Ann's comeback film. eral-s olftce. listening to Ibe loni; Tile Finnic said slic thoiiEhl c glance telephone orders for his was silly, but t e cei.'o" vouW light I., a bomber lo Washington. ,mt nllou- Her lo call anyone ci- rit-rt commented: "General, it seems <•<-,,,. .John wnyue "riarllni" h, (be Im dolua burl, hrtlrr Ihn,, PH. „,„,.,„ •.•".-•„,.;„,„.,, S( . rj t ])a(| It With Peace in Sight, Let's NOT Do This! ~\s.\ . : Bans nnd the Howards were great friends "She's renlly urokeii up about Leslie's death," ho said. "I'm worried aholil her." v Music llatU Charms OKLAHOMA CCl'V (U.P.)—War- den n. B. Conner of the Oklahoma penitentiary at McAlester has received authority from the state board of affairs to purchase musical instrumeiils from the prison canteen fund for musical training of Inmates of the institution. Insulate Your Attic with BALSAM WOOL FILL YOUR COAL BIN NOW! E. C.Robinson Lbr. Co. FOB BALE CONCRETE 8TORM SEWER ALL SIZES Cheaper Th»n Bridie Lumber Osceolo Tile & Culvert Co. Phono (81 Osceol*. Art. .Shoes are costly— have them renewed where «v- acting care combined Kith superlative workmanship insure their being properly repaired. Every style of repair Is made Uere -RIGHT! H-flLTCRS QUALITY SHOC SHOP IZI 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 SPECIALS! RUM—Pints 1.50—Fifths 250 BRANDY (values to 5.50) Fifths •' $3 GIN '..Fifths 3.50 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 §jcdufa io a <£ady By Victoria Wolf '£?''*"; 1D "' ,o Hoilyucod, )Ur Boaraing lioube with Major lloople Out Our Way By J. R. WUliams BACK HOLDUP/ IT WOULD BE IF WE HITH1M--WE'PGPT Av BILL WU hiCV-tls.K.l'M lU 1 - / ,. /• >--•" — •; /i ^2) —•' -_ • ^-'. snrs said people might, get (he wronq (flea . "Now isn't (hat Just, liko the ccn- ,wr.=." -<inM'' Ann. "Evfrylwrty in Hrllvwood calls everybody 'else "darling." . .-... . We finally eot around to lalkine to Bill Oarfenn. rcrontlv rctnnintl fr-iiii Hint Or rnlcrlaimncnt swliiu ^••nind the world with Paiilclle noflrtard. H^ tvas reluctant, to do nnirti tnlklnc nbntil the trip ex- rept to throw boiKjueis at Panlcttc. to say that the boys in the ch'.na- !3iinim theater hail nieced ?olne. r>nd Hint he never felt better In hi* life. "II was R "rent vacation. I should liiwc paid them for the trip." he said. Tlin con versa) Inn nlways returned to Bill's much 60 miles from Hollywood. 'H e raises alfalfa. T^ast season he hiw nn acre of sandy soil hi> riidn'l. know what (6 do with. S« he tossed In .'ouie waterms-lon .<rcrts and forcot 'cm. They netted him SIWXi. "The ranch fs finally ri»v|n« off after two years," he said. "Bi» it's toiteh splnt,' Pickers won't touch nn orchard if thw have lo U?P la-foot ladders. Twelve-foot ladders are the limit these days. There's more lemi>eramr>nt on a ranch than In Hollywood." Oareaii Is set for three pictures at Paramoimt for producers Pine and Thomas. Bill hnd a, letter frojii I Leslie Howard's widow. The Oar- Tin; HCEXKi ,\ V. s. Army nwiilinl In n little nntivr vlllnpc n thr hrnrt of AlKi;rl;i nljuiit Ihe nit- af Ihe American ]nilllln K » In Nitrlh Arrlrn. VICTORY XXII f rilE real thing has started and •*- for weeks anrt months now I hnve had no time to write in my diary. Our hospital is anything but a writer's refuge. Often enough I have wished I were a Vishnu with more tlian one .pair cf hands. Transport after transport has come in. Wounded men arc everywhere. We never have enough empty beds and as soon as a man is well enough to travel he is sent back (o the Base" llos r pital. We all know now what war means. We make new friends; they leave and become old friends. Some of them lorget its but newer ones replace them and life goes on. Corporal Manning is one of Ihe most faithful, lie wrole a IOIIR, detailed letter on his return to the Stales. "I am, as happy as I can he— which is a lot!" he wrote. "My wife cried when she saw me and she gently touched my scars. •Darling,' s |,e said, 'I like your new face much better, it is less conceited than the first one.' It is Irue, Charlotte, men don't know women. They nrc a Ktrance tribe." * * 9 r PUE great d.iy has come! Vic- lory! The enemy has been driven out of North Africa. It was worth the tears, pain, suffering and sorrow. We are one big step nearer the end^ One big step nearer peace. The happiness among our men is intoxicating. H is wonderful to sec how much the mind controls the body. The wounded al\ of a sudden feel less pain than (he day before. They need less morphine and fewer sleeping capsules. But some temperatures go up! Whatever before pave us motive for a least shrinks into In- significance against Hie overpowering emotions o£ victory. Vic- toiy! Dr. Merrill calls for a solemn celebration in Ward D. Disregarding the extra work and all the discomfort we bring (he men from Ward C and D into B. The more energetic ones double up in the beds. Others lie on mattresses on the floor. But they all have the urgent wish lo be together. They have fought together, been wounded together, and (hey want to celebrate together. Yvonne and Klizabeth go lo tnc village grove to cut palm branches. The walls decorated with this symbol of peace arc a suitable background for Dr Merrill's speech. He stands on a quickly-arranged pulpit built of cases which formerly contained Army D Rations. We nurses arc grouped around him in a semi-circle. Though the doors to (he other wards are open ihcrc is not a sound to lie heard oilier than (lie humming ventilator and Dr. Merrill's voice. "Men, I am not nn orator. I am a doctor, fiul the most uncommunicative could find words loday. "Victory permits' us lo think about defeat, about pain, about racrificc. Victory permits us to think about things which \vc would like to pul into the stove- room ot our memory. "We all come from a grandiose world which tried to tc sufficient unto itself, without God. We were busy working and making money and had little time to think about that other world—the world within ourselves "War woke us lip. "In my long years as a doctor, I have learned that pain is not a punishment. It is a teacher. It is a slandard by which to measure the values of this world. And those who try to learn the now r language of pain are the ones \vlio will leave this hospital a new bc- |ing, healthier in body and in mind. "Try lo make peace within yourselves. *Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the Children of God' is written in lhc Sermon on the Mount. With inner pence you will find Ihe. lost paili to God—or at least one of the many, many paths that lead toward Him. With peace within yourselves you will be able (o stand the coming task. Be it al home or on lhc balllolronl, with peace within yourselves you " will be ready for Ibe greal and final victory and the new life that is to come.' ! r PHE men, deeply moved, did - 1 - not applaud when Dr. Merrill finished. Some muttered a half- spokcn "Thank you, Doctor, thank you." When Dr. Levin look the podium, we all were still under the spell. "Lcl me, loo, express my thoughts and feelings," Dr. Levin began in his inconspicuous and shy manner. "Our greal country lodges men of-many faiths and Ihe -descendants of many nationalities, but today, more than ever before, we all arc one in our innermost hopes and wishes.- We arc Americans, wherever wo once might have come from—and it is significant that all our forebears, migrating from many different parts of the world in the lasl WO years of our history, deliberately chose America as the laud in which (hey most desired to live. "We arc united in our good will,, united in our efforts, united Inx our war against the enemy. And if, therefore, I repeat Dr. Merrill's wishes with my whole heart, i include in this desire for our inward peace the longing for greater outward understanding among those of different creed and different hcrila£e." Dr. Levin jat down. There was a momentary hush and then Ihe sudden, loud acclaim that issues from a Ihrong in spiritual agreement as though Jrom a single Ihroal. The two medical men had put into words tlie doubt, Icar and hope lhat was deep in all our hearts—and in doing so had thrown a keen, white light on the long road which is slill ahead of us. THE END

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