The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 9, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, August 9, 1944
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FOUI 9LYTHKVILLB, (ARKJ, .COUIIM WEDNESDAY, 'AUGUST 0, 19-14 IHB1LYTHKVILL1 COU1OTI MSB ' • - xen OOURHR mwi oo. aw. HAIMB, PubUltwr BAUUEL F. NORRIB, Xdltor : JA1O8 A. GATEN8, AdrtrtKtoc • '• • «ol* Nitlotuk] AdwtWm fUpnwnteU w: KaiUu Wltmei Oo, ««» Tort, Oblttf*, Dt- ttoil, AUuta. M *mpbfc. PuBltobtd bverr Aftermooo KxoeM Intcred «* Mooad elui m»tt« *t tti* port- •flloe »t Btyth«vlll«, ArUciw, under ad oJ Ooa- , October I, 1117. flenred bj lh« DnlU« » BOBBCRIFTION RATBH eurter In the dty of BlyttaeTlU*, IM M* 'gr no per mooUi. K: cuall wtuiui 4 rmrtliu of 40 mJl«, M.M p*r NU, 1100 for ttx month*, ll.OO for three moithi; Wy null oubide 80 tulle ions IM.OO per j«*r ptjtble'ln »dranc«. • i. . , - • — — — — — Congratulations, Bill! 'i As llic thunder of (lie political campaign dies away we cxicml sincere ^.congratulations to prcecdcnt-shallcniiK :j. W. (Bill) Fulbrighl. Although Rill lias been in Coiwcs:; ; "only a short time he has to his credit *a number of accomplishments . . . the 'JFulbrighl Resolution and a clclxilc in 'which he oulargued Sirs. Clare Hoolli 'Luce. ; James William Fulbrijjhl, while •young politically, has a distinguished -career •behind him. lie was president of 'Arkansas University and of a large investment company, an attorney, an in- ! , istruclor in law and a Rhodes scholar. ' While teaching law, Bill developed jtiis theory that "most of the faults in 'government could be traced to pcrson- JiiCl." He told his students they should 'go into politics or our government sys- "teni could never get belter, lie .said "If we can have a good government, a reasonably honest and clean government ... with the most intelligent people in it . . . all tile oilier problems will solve themselves." Bill Fulbright has the background, the ideals, the talent, the independence and courage to adequately fulfill .Arkansas' needs in the United Stales TTwWe feel that he will bring honor to our-state and nation. Wanted: High School Students >This comings-year- Uncle Sam will need boys and girls of'high school age for the most important job in Hie world —important both for themselves and for their their country. He will need thenv to prepare to serve in a thousand ways anywhere from a year or two to eight or ten years from now. He needs them .to go to high school. Just before the war the high-school population of the United Slates reached an all-time high of 7,22-1,000. Since then it has dropped by a round million. If this decline continues education in this country is going into a (ailspin jitst when we need educated young pco- pju most. ;'";All sorts of reasons, good, bad and middling, are given for the falling-off. Young folks want to feel their oats by earning money; they want lo be of service; they are lured by thoughtless employers; th cy wanl t 0 con i,-j|)i,to i o ')liefamily upkeep; they arc afraid they can't get jobs later if thcy don't lake them/now; they aren't sure (hat education" is what it is cracked up to be. It's hard to blame them. Youth is' .experimental. It finds it hard to lake the long view. But their elders ought ,to labor with them. Thcy ought to bo "-"•m^de to see that time invested in study now will pay the richest sort of dividends in usefulness to their country, in helpfulness to their families, in the happiness that comes from possessing knowledge and skill. Maybe there are cases where the money R boy or girl can earn is really needed by parents. Even in such cases it is possible 'to keep a liltlc study going, an evening course or two, anything to keep the eager young mind from stagnating at the very age when it learns most easily. When the school bells ring this fall they ought to sound like bugles. We need these students just as Irnly as we need soldiers, sailors, and marines. Process of Elimination Inevitably in our two-parly .system of government each party collects some embarrassingly bigoted groups who, though small in number, still command enough votes lo make (he professional politician think twice before reaching for the ax. This year the Republicans collected Gerald I,. K. Smith and Ihc America Kirsters; the Domocrals, Karl Browdcr and the Communists. The oilier day, however, Thomas 10. Dewy ami John \V. Brickcr lopped off the America Kirstcrs from the fringe of the Republican party. In strongest terms of denunciation and repudiation, they scorched Smith for his attempt to put Governor Rricker's name on an America First ticket. This repudiation is commendable and necessary. It gives notice that we have no existing political haven for racial bigotry, just as the two party platforms make it clear (though they may differ in detail) that there is no room for isolationism in cither party's post-war policy. The repudiation certainly cost some voles. Smith claims 3,000,000. True or not, he does control a substantial number. If an America First ticket can be put in the field, it might cost the Republicans one or more slates. In the mid-west, the America Firslcrs 1 stronghold, the Republicans carried Michigan by less than 5000, Indiana by only 25,000, and lost Illinois in ](MO. Nevertheless, the great majority of Americans will applaud this denunciation, and the candidates' refusal to accept organized support from a group whose beliefs are associated with racial .bigotry.- For certainly .such ' bigotry is repugnant to the spirit and tradition of a nation founded on the principle that all men arc created equal. So loo is political bigotry. It may not be so distasteful at tlic moment, since the American Communists—for whom .the war began with the invasion of Russia, and inlcrnational collaboration with the Teheran conference—arc currently starry-eyed champions of democracy. Only the most naive, however, can imagine that their conversion is anything more than momentary and expedient, or that it is not subject to change without notice. The American Communists have embraced, if not the Democratic party, at least its national ticket. They have merged with Ihe American Labor party and are making their presence felt in the C. I. 0. Political Action Committee. Their orgajmaliona) ability—smooth, .seasoned, zealous and tireless—can win voles. So wotildu'l i( be well if the Democratic candidates followed Ihc Republican example now and repudiated, once and for all, these other elements which arc foreign to American principles and policies? A larirc percentage of women workers arc only waiting (or their siveelhearts or husbands to rc- Lura from military service and Ihcy will retire lo Ihcir home*.—Hep, Evcrctl M- Uirhscn o( Illinois. SIDE GLANCES fcy Golbrtlrii COPR. 1»U BY HE* SERVIcr. trie. T. M. nrn. <} r. "I wish your mother would worry less nhoul Ihc scarcity of ;mli(|ucs and more iihoul this'I'JM car falling aparl!" THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William Ferguson- 'AWSTPEOPUE PUTTHF. EI&HTSKOr- ON THE LEFf F00r,''J •6-9 GEOPOE SELKIRK, NEW YORK YANKEE OUrFlELDER. WALKED THREE TIMES IN ONE /AW//V&/ (1936) NEXT: They've put roses in their diet. In Hollywood nv KKSKINI: JOHNSON N'KA Staff Correspondent Waller Wander, the producer who became the bravest man in Hollywood by launching a search for the "Most Beautiful Girl in Ihc World," peered out from behind ll slack of photographs and allowed lhal it was the dOBganedesl thing that ever happened to htm. lie was silling in his private projection room nt llic studio Hie other dny when Ihc head of John llie| Ihc Hays office censors, though, be cause she was wearing only veils and shetl them. AND HACK SHi: I'MTTKI) The climax came when sh c dash cd off screen and returned carrying a papicr-mathc head of John th Baptist, which looked right inli the camera and in stentorian tone: announced: "Mr .Wangcr, here's tin; yirl yol are looking for!" was tne rtofigoncdcst thing 'I . Daptist flnslicd on the .scroett anil ..von ever saw." Wnltcr said. ndilri-ssed him as "Mr. Wanscr." j must Imve cost the girl S500." "Mr. Wangcr," said the hcaii. In case you're punted about the "here's the girl you're looking for." life of producer Wangcr's movie The rules Inlrt down by producer, "Salome. Where She Dancctl." 1 Wauger in his search specified is the fictionizcd story of a dance that the Indies should send In nice, who went to San Francisco as 8 by 10 glossy photographs. The results were fantastic. Evcry fr-malc in llic United Stales il scorns, is a candidate for Ihc title fin f | Its reward — film stardom iu entertainer in the gold rush days En route she stopped ovcrnlgli In an Arizona gold niinins; town called Drlnkniiin'.s nod pcrformc her Salome dance lor a little ex Wander's neM Universal picture.] I™ cash. The buys liked her 6 "Salome. Where She Danrcd." The wc " tilc - v immrdiiitcly renamed th studio received thousands of pliu- town Salome. Where Sire Danced. (oprauliK. And If yon think we're kiddin One of the mnriid'ito.';, n l<m-| v ° u can still find Sulonic, Wlicr lrfo,iip qncpn who shall be nameless c '''7 ^anrcri. Ariz., on some for obvious reasons, submitted a U is "ow a ghost town. i':ol of film in which she perform- T ' !0 rllll ' s of producer Wangcr' Salome's dance of Ihc seven search for ihr "ji os ( ijpi\u(ifiu'oir Ird irlls. It. never nfltild have )ur Boarding House with Major Hoople Out Our Way By LR. Williams passed I" Hie World"—they somul like llir, were written hy 11 lawyers an probably WOT, lo csr.-ipp' d.->m«<? ;.i:lts—promise that all candidate I\KSOR .E.f- N'OO IS ' A\ED1TAT W TO GO IAOM&. X'LL 'CO^\P^^iV YOU FASTER'M HAIL- ' RAlM- SPOUT/-"*U5 GEEfl OUT HERe 'MONSG5T TMH OVJLS SO LOMG 1 OOSTV KMOV) EF RETREAT i& , BliT FEET T0..60 HOME AND \M tM DWOSfrUR EGG..' \-JHW WOULD BE A Mice GlPT FOE. I'LUHOLD'OOf FOR'A COOL *6.OOO/ Ml&HT A >iVLOPHOME OUGHTS HOME VOW'T CARE IF \ ~L!X PA DID LEARM I 3 ROPE TM.ST WAV--VOL) CUT II OUT.' I'M TIRED OTTO ~ A CAMlEL BCOME TO GET A CI'IIO-CN FOR TOR BALK CONCKKTK STOJIM SKWKK M.I. 8I/.KH t!h«prr Thnn llrldjtf l.iii Osceola Tile & Culvcrl Co. rhonc 691 r>M-foix. Joniething Tells Us it's Not as Easy at It looks " ~^ ONE BEFORE • IF OTHER GUys CAM GET PEOPLE TO CWNCE WITH IT Tbof m ill be "considered" in casting the cliire. "And I'm really serious about It, ••>," said VVfinger. "It's not just lot of publicity. I'm going to si an unknown in (he title roie. i'c certainly got enough cancli- ites if) choose from." HKY CAN'T AM. BE "IT" Some of them, of course, Just, on't qualify." A weight-lofting cir- is performer, in North Dakota, nt in her photograph lifting a 0-noiiml weight, at, aruVs length. 9-year-old in Michigan thought ic was the perfect Salome, n clii- go mother sent photographs of cr 2-year-old son, one girl wrote .at shc was beautiful but that, ic was a "feminine Andy Hardy heart." Chicago Cincinnati . .. Denver Detroit Jacksonville . . fcnnsas City . . Macon Memphis Miami Montgomery . . New Orleans . Ncu- York . .. San Antonio . Savannah . i Tampa Washington . Dallas Houston Jackson Little Rock . . Shreveport . . Tallahassee . .Temperatures llantii us usnstn 01 iriningliain, s^ liarlcston '. 87 linrtotte ,83 hattanooga 96 High Low 71 6B 75 8fi 93 9G 85 83 03 90 9-1 87 DC ... 08 ... 89 ... B6 ... 83 ... 101 ... 07 ... Q8 ... DO ... 101 ... 94 62 02 04 G3 71 78 71 73 75 71 17 C5 1R 73 15 C3 80 70 73 72 71 come tax returns. Collector of Internal Revenue Roy G. Paschal says they are being mailed at the rate of 5000 a week. He also says the checks are being written in the order in which they arc mechanically process?* and that six per cent interest wm? ue paid for each month a. refund Is delayed after March 15, 19«. TEST Petroleum Mlii fkis Way 30,000 Receive Refunds On Income Tax Payments LITTLE. ROCK, t\ug. 0 (I/JO- BS'Approximately 30,000 perrons in 05 Arkansas. have nlrcncly received 14. their refund checks on 1043 in- orollno between thn er. 1/inR fibred prove Mnrnllne'fl li quality. 1'or minor bums. CUW. bnilwa. abrasions and afcln oj. 64, triple elze, oul? 10£. Insulate Your Attic with BALSAM WOOL and FILL YOUR COAL BIN NOW! E. C.Robinson Lbr. Co. First Biography of America's Great General ^Copyright, 1044, Ann W'oodwnrd Mlllcri Dis(rllm««iJ, "NBA Serrltt, lac, Shncs arr. costly have tliom r nrivrtl where r- artlnc c.-uc coin- Mnrcl wltli supcr- lallvc workmanship Insure their lieinj; properly repaired. livrry style of rcpiilr 1.% mailr. litre "UGLY IKE" III QEN. DAVID DWIGHT EISENHOWER was born in Denison, Texas, on Oct. 14, 1890, son of David Jacob Eisenhower, born in Eliznbelhville, Pa., on Sept. 23, 1863, and Ida Elizabeth Stover, born at Mount Sidney, near Staunton, Va., on May 1, 1862. David Elsenhower met Elizabeth Stover in a college romance at Lecornpton College in Kansas. They were married in the summer o£ 1885. The Eisenhowers and Stovers are two of the old pioneer families n the settlement and building of the nation. Both have been in America over two hundred years. The name Eisenhower was originally spelled Eiscnhauer, meaning "hewers of iron." From Ihc contractions, Eisen, meaning iron, and "Ike," as Ihe general is familiarly known, is created the historical cognomen, "Iron Ike." Not only did Dwighl become Ike, but all the Eisenhower boys became Ike. When there were six of these lit.'lc Ikes thcy went lo school in pairs. The oldest bcc.-ime "Big Ike," the youngest "Little Ike," and the boys between were various of Ikes, "lied Ike," etc., iccordinR to their characteristics When other, babies arrived they assumed the ihronc of "Little Ike,'' and for ^i lime i!?o General was lust "Ugly Ike," during his awk w.irrt, gangling year.s. But Mother Eisenhower disclaims all knowledge of these nicknnmrs. When asked as lo the whereabouts am .Joint's of "Ike" she asks blandly "Ike? Who's Ike?" * * * A niLENB, in the heart of Kansas, the home of the Eisenhower family, is a typical prairie town of nearly six thousand people. When Abilene people recall young Dwight now, their anecdotes seem to center on his high- '.'chool days. He managed to carve 'lit an athlelic career second only 'o that of his older brolhcr, Edgar ("Big Ike"), who was in his school Classmates of Dwight describe •him as "strong as an ox" and the "scrappinest" kid in school. In one | foolball game—the last game of the 1908 series—he is reported to have "roughed" about half of the Salina High School line because In's friend and teammate, J. F. (Six) McDonnell (who now lives " | in Abilene) had been accidentally knocked out by Forest Hitter, a Salina player. Among those who know Dwighl well when in high sehoo: is Mr. ,T. W. Howe, a prominent member of the school board and civic leader. JIo remembers the boy clearly. When soldiers come to Abilene, Kan., tlioy ask one question: "Where is the house where General Eisenhower lived?" It is still the home of Mother Eisenhower. "I always wondered why ihe 'gang' called him cither 'Ugly Ike 1 or 'Lilllc Ike' instead of n more nltraclivc name like 'Smiling Ike.' Dwight had a good personality. He was generally well liked and made friends easily. "He had self assurance but never in all my contact with him did he ever show any conceit. He resented this in other boys more than anything else. In fact, he would dislike a boy for being conceited much more than for something he had done. He had a ROCK! physique, wore his clothes well, never overly dressed but usually had good material in his clothes, for he had lo make them last. Ike had to work at all times when not in school. He would lake any job he could do and seldom complained about the work being too hard. "To tnc thq outstanding point of his character," Mr. Howe points out, "was that he never showed any bitterness about having to work. He took Ibis for granted. However, in sessions oC liis 'gang' he took Ihe attitude that a belter equalization of cconoinic affairs should he made. As I staled, he mndc friends with many people, but still and all he had, of course, his select group. The Eisenhower family had no special pull anywhere, and never risked for any. "Dwight had two outstanding rtualifications which, when prop erly applied, will mean success lo most people in almost any vocation they may choose. He was especially observant. He could walk through a plant, or a building or manufacturing establishment, or watch someone who was adept at his work and be able to tell you everything he had seen. "The oilier oiilslaiicling quality was his ability lo listen to a conversation and then at the proper time ask questions that would bring him the. information he wanted." * * * ANOTHER interesting sidelight •* x on (he young Dwight Kisen- howcr comes from Dr. Charles Harger, editor of the Abilene Re- /Ieclor-C!iro7iidc. He recalls: "One of his attainments was cooking. He fancied himself al chef and proved it. While his par-| cnts were at church he nnd his] brothers, himself as leader, would ivcpnrc the Sunday meal. It is related by his mother that sometimes shc would come home nnd find the boys tossing dough to one another or vying with each oilier in the Perfection of their viands. "His ambition was lo make a pie. After many trials he accom-. plished it. The pic was declared satisfactory by his parents, Dwight was grcally pleased by his triumph. He added pancakes and vegetables to his menu and enjoyed the task. "The dish washing was done by Ihc same tossing method by which the dough was handled. From hands to hands the crockery went the rounds, with only occasionally a crash. When he came home the first room ho visited was the pantry, and he longed lo try his hands at, cookery again. His wife tells of his prowess yd. In their Washington home he frequently took the preparation of meals into his own hands. He prided himself on the; perfection with which he could cook a steak." NEXT; Apolntmcnt to West Point. I

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