The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 7, 1944 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 7, 1944
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['PAGE; TEN"./ >LYtHyvftLi», (ysK - TBX OO0BOR mm oo, - / 3. «. HiB«», Rib 4 '. BA¥TO p, JiORJUB, JAUS3 A. GATEN8, AdytrUtinc Bole National AflyeHWnj .„„ Wallace Wltmer Op, N«w York, CfcUa**. trait, AUaata, Uemphli. td »TWT Aftwmoai Zntenjd u office »t Blythevill*, Arkanju, under Mt w yttt, October I, »17. ' Bwred' by tiw XJnltM SUBSCRIPTION . • Bj carrier In th? dfr of BlytherUto, M« pw wee*, or Bio per muatlx. By mill, within » rmdlua of 40 rnllei, M-M pw »i»r, 12 oo for ili months, $1.00 to tore* ouwttu; iiy mull out<lde W mile tone flO.OO p*r ntr parable to advanca, Another Case of Defiance Station KSTP in Minneapolis mny jiot get'very far with its request to the Nalionn) War Labor Board that the President take over Minneapolis Local 73, American Federation of Musicians, because of the local's continued strike in alleged defiance of the WLB. It's an interesting idea, however, as a test of possible precedents established in the Montgomery Ward case; circumstnnces in both disputes are somewhat similar. James Caesar Pelrillo, the Federation of Musicians' national president, ordered strike of the 16 union musicians at K$TP on July 25. Since then, the president .of KSTP alleges, Mr. Petriilo has ii'ifora! the WLB order for the men to return to work. The radio executive alleges that Mr. Petriilo previously defied the WLB when he failed to appear in response to a summons during a contract dispute last May. . ' It is further contended that Local 73 is. run "like any other business, 1 ' not only with the usual officers and board of directors, but witli a sideline operation of a reslauarnl, poolroom uiul bar, duly licensed in the local's name. President Roosevelt, it will be recalled, exercised his wartime power to take over Montgomery Ward because the company had defied the government, as represented by the WLB, and because its business was necessary to prosecution of (he war. (A regional WLB later ruled that a Sears, Roebuck & Co. plant in Milwaukee, engaged in liusineps^similar to Montgomery Ward's, was not a w»i' industry). But, it will also be remembered that Attorney General Biddle by-pasa- ed the war-necessity line of approach in justifying the government's action in the Ward case by .staling in federal court that 'no business or property is immune to the presidential order." In the present request of KSTP for government seizure, the DLB opinion is that the War Labor Disputes Act prohibits any action against a union until the plant involved is taken over. Yet there lemains Mr. Biddle's unqualified opinion that "no busiues or property" is immune to the Executive's power. So far the government has never challenged the powerful Mr. Petrillo's pursuit of what he wants. We think that it might be to the benefit of labor if his frequently unreasonable demands might . once be challenged. Particularly in circumstances similar to those which resulted in punitive action against Montgomery Ward, it seems only fair that the gov- einment pur hue a consistent course, no matter uhich foot the shoe happens to be on. Our men and our Allies have begun to apply the grinding pressure of superior power upon Gcrm-my Her armies and Her people are shaken and shot through with doubts. But in ro sense are the) jet brokcn.-Sccrctnry of War Henry I, Stlmson Hopeful Sigh If Mr, Dewey should be elected president, the White House would have pre-teenage residents for the first time since the Tnft mlrmuifilratioii, if we except the early visits of Sistie and BuMie Dahl to QrandfaUier and Grand- mplher Roosevelt. It U inevitable that if Thomas Jr. and John Dewey, age II and S), should lake up residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, (heir doings mid bright sayings would he chronicled. If the first sample of young Tommy's style is typical, the public has nothing to fear. Mrs, Dewey relates that she was in arrears of her payments to him for Victory Garden vegetables, for which she pays Die prevailing market price. Tommy presented her with a bill in which the unpaid balance was noted thus "Hangover, ,§R.25." IB ihl» column ot editorial* bom •Ux* ptvipapen *>«• Mt MMmrity mean •nlMHmeat tart to aa ftekaowledroeiit ot intend to (h* «ob]t«i« November Is Still To Come Representative-Hamilton Fish's victory In the Republican primary assures his re-election to Congress in November. The excellent showing mnde by tils opponent, Augustus W. Bennett, n Nevvbiirgh, New York, attorney, is sufficient to encourage his followers to believe that he can . defeat Hie pro-Pearl Hnrbor "non-Interventionist" In the November election. At that time, Mr, Bonnet nmy ran on a "Good Government Pnrty" ticket and ntti'nct the support of the Democrats as well as tlie more than' 40 percent of dissident Republicans who voted for him in the primary. Mr. Dewey's i-epufliatipn of Mr. Fish probably helped Mr. Bennett. But the Representative from the twenty-ninth New York district, no political novice, had been building fences in the new district ever since reapportlonmcnl was proposed. Moreover, n large percentage of the rural Republican voters arc said to have resented what (liey termed "outside interference" In the Congressional race. As election time lienrs,- voters In Mr. Fish's district mny come to realize Hint more thnn mere party labels or a seat in Congress Is Involved in the Pish-Bcmicl contest, -The point at Issue is whether Amer!cai\s nre willing la continue to encourage in their public offices and national lawmakers the iinrrow nntionnllsm (mil intolerance that prolongs 'misunderstanding, breeds war, and puLs off llie dtiy when universal brotherhood' shall be acknowledged and practiced. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. • 10 THEY SAY Maybe yomcn should be running It (file world). I believe they could do a better job.-^ Henry Ford. * • • We have infllcatcO Imscs on the enemy <ln France) about double those we have suffered ourselves.—Winston Churchill. * » • One high government official told me: "If K-C provide full employment In Russia, increase the standard of living of our people and develops our country, and thereby make Communism work, then the rest of the world may follow us. Tills is world revolution by example— not by force."—Eric A. Johnson, president U. a. C. of C. a * * By far the largest part of government expenditures eo into salaries and wages.—Budget Director Harold D. Smith. » » * We mast not sirip ourselves down and become a weak force after the war. The desire for peace docs not rctniirc that you become weak yourself. Y.iur desire for peace is more elfcctivc it you continue to be n strong nation.— Comdr. Harold E. Stasscn. ' » . » The principle of balancing our diet is sound, and It badly needs strengthenlnd, but to balance nn individual meal is not necessary.—Lord Harder, physician lo King George VI. SIDE OUNCES \ , MONDAY, AUGUST 7, 1!>4 We're cliec* u,; (lie reactions of civilians l'.g.'Jfiy.l) j".'be nnlional rubber program!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson STARS IN THE HEAVENS ARE ESTIA\ATED TO HAVE TEMPERATURES AS HI6H AS /.8OO.I 000 O£Qf?££S. "IM CHESS,THE QUEEN ISONEOF YOUR MOSr IMPpRWNrA\EN."j« Or GOVERNOR HOGG, DICK PEETKEAW,' Gr/V/ay. ; OF TEXAS, WAS THAT 'HIS GRAVE BE MARKED BV A \MOMOiD FASH/ON£D .. WALNUT.... AND THAI" FROM THE TREES BE DISTRIBUTED AND PLANTED THRCJUaHOuf : THE STATE.,- AMD HIG WISH is BEIN& CARRIEDOUr. :>. Fir»iB«ography O f America's Great General •.V*'V"Mfjj$SJ0i . A ifrWf^Copyrlsbt, J0«, Ann Wooflvrnrd >It >ltllc7j NEXT: The I. Q. of our dumb animals. In Hollywood BY EKSKINK JOHNSON NBA Staff Correspondent ,"I.ovc." the advertisements lor 'Christinas Holiday" said, "was her crime, lave was her punishment see Dennna Durbin in her greatest role ... as Abigail . . . who became Jackie . . to live in the shadow of a merciless love'' There also was a big photograph Jf Deanna wearing a. low-cut, tight- lUting red dress which must have caused the movie censors a few nervous pecks. It was about time, we decided, .0 find out how the fans were reacting to this new Dcimna Durbin, so we looked up the lady. Despite "the shadow of a merci- ess love." Deannn was her usual, well-scrubbed, wholesome self. Her mlr was done up in little pigtails. ~>he was wearing a silk blouse and blue slacks. The reaction to the "lovc-wns- her-ciime" business had started quite a controversy, she said. She was receiving letters by the thousands. "Sonic people like St." she said, "nnd others thing it slinks. 'Hie opinion is divided. But wlml makes me happy is that most of the letters agree that I've finally >rored myself ns an actress." Did Dcanna like the picture? )ur Boarding House with Major Hoople Out Our Way By J. R. Williams ECiAO, MR. VJHV CDOLDW'T \\J£ SET UP /V "BIDESHOVO TO ENTERTAIN Trie SIMPUS FOLK OF THE. ABOUT TvA& OMW Wl^GVOU CAM GET THE FOLKS KERe TO TURNOUT FOR. \?> AM ECLIPSE WELL, WHUTS TK USE OF A GUY SCRUBBIM' HIS FEET JIS TO COME IM PER SECOMD? THESE CA.MS IS A LABOR SAV1W' DEVICE I . KEEPODT THERE.' . SMM-LSIMTO MIEVJ M.V PRECIOUS Dlt-lOSAuR. BG&-? "Yes," she said. "I saw it In a projection room with a few people. I haven't braved a theater yet. I say the trailer in n theater and nearly died, nut T don't want to make another picture like it for a long time. I'm going back to gay and light things for a while." SINGS KtOHT SONGS Her current film, "Can't Help Singing," is just the opposite of "Holiday." Gay nnd light with Jerome Kern music and technicolor and eight songs. '•I'm having fun, too," she said. "We're going to Cedar city, Utah, for two weeks on location. It's the first loc.ilion trip since niv first picture. I was 13 then and "mother was along and I went to bed at 8:30. This lime I'll have fun." Since her divorce from Lt Vaughn Paul, Dcanna has been seen places with Pclix Jackson, the producer. Was she planning another irmirlngc? '"No." she satcl. "Not for a while. I'm not in the marrying mood. I'm going to liavc some ot that' 17- and 18-yeai-old fun I missed." "Can't Help Sinehig" Is Dcnnnti's first technicolor film, "Anyone," she said, "can look wonderful In tech- nicolor. It'.', so Haltering you get dizzy." Dcanna portrays n Washington socialite who follows an Army officer to California In the gold rush days because sl.i; thinks she loves him. She hires 11 gambler (Robert Paige) to drive her west in a covered wagon, and marries him instead. FIVE-FOOT WATKUMRI.OXS Hit song of the picture will be "Callforn-i-ay"—where "the oranges and Ihe watermelons and tlic lemons and everything else Is Mg- Eer." She slugs the number on n set decorated with watermelons five feet long' and oranges and lemons the size of basketballs. When n magazine panned "Christmas Holiday." Impetuous Maria Monlcz got mad, went to tlic studio front office nnd yelled to executive Dan Kellcy. "That picture she is vonder-ful, They cannot do dees to ncannals." "But the same magazine has p"n- ued your films." consoled Kelley. "I know," yelled Maria, "but mine REALLY stink." TT was mltf-January, 1943, when . General Eisenhower suddenly appeared in Kansas. He had left North Africa and come to Washington. No hint was given of his coming. After D few days in the capital, consulting with the General Staff, he took an inconspicuous car witli a driver and wont to West Point lo see his son and only child, John, cadet In the Academy. Driving into the grounds, he parked the car under an overpass and slipped Into the commandant's office. A call was sent to Jolm to come, immediately to the cilice. Young Eisenhower was in overalls in the machine shop, his hands and face discolored with grease. The order was to come as he was: and he did. His surprise can be imagined when he saw his father, who, he thought, was in North Africa, standing there. After a visit (he General drove back to Washington undiscovered. A few days later ho appeared in Kansas, greeting his younger brother, President Milton S. Eisenhower, of Kansas State College, at Manhattan, forty miles east of Abilene. He arrived at Fort Riley on a piano at dusk and sent word ahead. With only a driver he went to Manhattan, where his mother nnd an elder brother, A. S. Eisenhower, vice president of the Commerce Trust Company, Kansas City, and his brother, . Milton, awaited him. The dinner was embellished by favorite foods, including the well-known Pennsylvania "puddiu" brought from homo by his mother. An evening of visiting followed. In the conversation the matter of a soldier's responsibility^ under shock or weariness came up and the General told of on experience in North Africa never before related. He had gone/ farther to the front than was wise and was in danger of being surrounded by the Axis troops. In a -jeep loaded with extra gasoline he and an orderly started hurriedly on a far course over the desert. Driving for hours and hours, making a wide detour lo gct^ back to camp, they took turns at the wheel. The orderly was at the wheel when the General went to sleep: and probably the driver did also. Suddenly they found the jeep oft the road and ipartly overturned in a ditch. Nei- [ther was hurt. After a long struggle the machine was righted and I they could proceed. "What did you do to the orderly 'for going to sleep?" he was asked, j "Do? Poor chap, when we re| turned I sent him to the hospital jto sleep lo his heart's content." j That was the human side of Ike t Eisenhower. • After a few happy hours with ;his mother nnd brothers in Kansas, the General slipped away. Be' cause of threatening bad weather, he left in the early morning and • took liis plane back to Washington. No one in central Kansas except the family knew of his visit. The news came in a day or two that he was in London—he had jumped the Atlantic in an airplane ! to take up his duties as Supreme : Commander ot the Allied Ajrmy. Gave Urandy as Gift HEBRON, N. H. (UP) — When Benjamin Woodman, ft master- workman, completed the building ot the community church here In 1800, townsfolk extended him a vote of thanks nnd "presented n bottle of brandy at llic expense of the town EISENHOWER'S devotion to his home folks and his neighbors back in Kansas, while engaged in the world's greatest war, is a true insight into the measure of his own greatness. With battles raging around him he never forgets the old home town of Abilene. While at Ills headquarters in London, when laboring under the stupendous burden of the Seconc Front, a twenty-three-year-olc private walked into headquarters and asked an M. P., "I'd like to see the General, if he's not too ,bus,v»" Mrs. Dwight Dayld Eisenhower pins a medal on hor famous husband. It is said that when the young second lieutenant first mot Mamie Geneva Dotid in 1915 he decided then and there, "This is the girl I'm going to marry." (Chapter VII.) "What do you want lo see him about?" growled the M. P. "I'm Private Waller J. Thorpe," the soldier replied. "Tell the General I'm from his home town." Ten minutes later, after much elephoning, messengers going back ind forth, and inspection of 1'horpe's credentials, General Eisenhower stepped out smiling. "So you're from Abilene? Come right in." The General and the private from his home town were closeted 'or twenty minutes at Allied Headquarters. Thorpe came out, shoulders erect, and a happy grin on his face. "He remembered me," he exclaimed later. "We talked about things back home. I'd met him while I was working on his brother's farm in Kansas. The General asked me how I liked the army and how long I'd been stationed in Northern Ireland. He noticed I wasn't wearing any stripes and asked me how many months I'd been in the army. I told him two years and' explained I had missed out on a technician's rating back in the States. We talked quite a ait about Kansas wheat and about farm folks we knew back in Abilene. '•Twenty minutes later I figured I'd taken tip about enough of his iime," Private Thorpe explained, "so I got up and got ready to leave. Then I thought about those guys 'n my hut, and I asked the General whether he't! write me out something to prove I actually had seen the Supreme Commander ot all the Allied Forces. He wrole a note and handed it to me. Then lie said, 'I'm glad you came to see me and i£ you're here again, drop in. You're always welcome.' Then he shook my hand." Private Thorpe proudly displayed the note. It read, "Dear Thorpe: I'm delighted that, as a fellow citizen of Abilene, Kansas, you called at my office to see me today. (Signed) Sincerely, Dwight D. Eisenhower." -f * * TN moments before and after great battle, Ike frequently scribbles a few words in his bold hand-writing, or occasionally dictates on his official letterhead plain, homey messages to his and nciehbons. His miK- lary aide reports that letters from! home give the General great spiration for his day's work. Hie mail comes in he inquires eagerly, "Anything for me from ] lome?" He is us delighted as any ', i. I., as he tears them open and i 'agerly reads them, frequently re- • marking, as he once wrote to a i Viend, "I cannot possibly tell you i low much I appreciate the trouble j you take in writing to me." i Another iime when a corre- .' spondent wrole to him that "the •' letters must be a too heavy drain { on your time," the General re- j plied, "II is an odd thing—your ! asking me how 1 find time to write j letters. It is almost my only re- j laxation. Moreover, there Is notii- j ing from which I get more real j enjoyment than hearing from old j friends. I like to keep in touch I with them. The feeling that they ! arc rooting for me and my soldiers ' is too precious to lose." 'Ike's letters are trcasurclrovcs ! to the folk in Abilene. They horde ! them like gold.. When one arrives at the postofficc everybody in town hears about IE. They call each other on the phone to ask, "What's the latest news from Ike?" i The neighbors in Abilene all' turn out to see the news-reels in*l|/ Ihe motion picture theater—"justjf to see Ike." As he walks across ' the screen they applaud yocifer- i ously. One night they were'watch- ing as the French General Giraud ! pinned on him the Grand Cross ot j the Legion of Honor. General Gi- j raucl stepped up and gave Gen- i eral Eisenhower an * accolade, n | kiss on both cheeks. Miss Curry J wrote him that the townspeople j were somewhat shocked. • The General replied, "At the j time that General Giraud gave me i the French Grnnd Cross, one of! my old friends asked me what i Abilcnites would say if they es'er j saw a picture showing me getting i kissed on each cheek. While I admit thai I was just a bit terror- stricken at the prospect, I figured out at the same time that those who knew the Eisenhower tribe of boys would be sure that it was something I' wasn't seeking, bull to which I could scarcely object. I At that I'll bet there was a chuckle! around the audience the night t!io you saw it." NEXT: The Eisenhower boys. ,•, I fl I H' for his generous and manly behavior while a resident." He took Insulate Your Attic with BALSAM WOOL and FILL YOUR COAL BIN NOW! E. C.Robinson Lbr. Co. FOE BALE CONCRETE STORM SEWER Alt, SIZES Cheaper Than Bridge Lnmber Osceofa Tile & Culvert Co. Ptone 691 OsctcU, Atk. Shoes are costly— have them renewed where exacting care combined with supcr- -^^rr-- lalive workmanship insure their being properly repaired. ' Every style of repair U made here -RIGHT! HflLT€RS QUALITY SHOE SHOP three years to construct the building. Kulc for Living Long NEWBURY, Muss. (UP) — Alvin Gould, who will be 02 this September, shares his health rule by prac- ticing what he preaches. Recently, he hiked U miles to Merrlmac, rested overnight and then hiked home again. A railway 400 iriiles long expands 3;i8 yards in hot weather. On Hand At ALL TIMES MARTIN'! 112 W. Main 420 W. Ash SPECIALS! RUM—Pints 1.50—Fifths 2.50 BRANDY (values to 5.50) Fifths $3 GIN ; .Fifths 3.50 ARKANSAS GRAPE WINE 40c PER BOTTLE GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPMNG! t 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Plione 2201

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