The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 10, 1944 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 10, 1944
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,' TAGB IOUI < f HI ILYTHlVILLlCOUltll g]]T| vat ooraiw mm oo, B. W. HAWK, PtlbUlQ«r •AHpOi f, NORRIft Utt * JA1O8 A. OATIN8. idwtttlt* Sole WltBW Oo, Tort. OblMfO. D»- MHrtll »«ey Att«fBMB -', M««d u ncoad etea Mtttw Ll the port•Ck* *t BJytteTllle, ArfcUM* aader Mt oJ OM•rat, Ortobw I, «n. •wwd by UM OBttH QOBQdUPTKMI BATIK > ewrter In th» dt? of KytlMTlll*, ft* ftt , or 096 per nxMft. n-rnu, withto • rKUiu <* M mile*, HM 9* iw. *3.flo for *ix Booth*, tl.M far t^m aoaUu; Vr mail QuUide $0 mile mxa IW.OO P*r rta; Why Not Stay Home? railroads toddy ore doing ' more thnii twp and a 'hnlf limes tlie passenger business they did before (he war. American buses are carrying half again as many passengers as they did -a year ago. In normal times we'd call this good business. Actually it's a crisis. Here's why: The railroads must carry 1,600,000 a month on regular troop movements. That takes half the Pullman sleeping cars and almost one-third ;.of tl\e clay coaches. Furlough travel, , which means boys seeing their folks hc- _fore they go overseas, lakes more cars. -Necessary war activities, including movements of war workers, require 'cars, . In Europe and in the Pacific fighting is going on. The wounded are being brought home. They need railway cars and will have them — whoever' else, or Ms uncle or aunt or his friend with a pull, has to get off- Buses get a good many of the short hauls, some of the long hauls, and the •overflow- On buses its on trains we are at a point 'where if a man who doesn't have to travel gels on a man who has to travel is crowded off. Little new equipment can be provided. The old is wearing out. So what to do? The answer is simple if not sweet: Stay at home if yon possibly can. If you insist on traveling when you don't have to, expect to be delayed, expect to stand in aisles of crowded cars, expect to miss meals, expect to carry your own baggage, expect to be; dumped off 'if the railroad needs your space— be prepared, in short for a mild little hell on wheels. If you get fun out of it ask yourself, was it right and did you deserve it? The man or woman who stays homo this summer' is serving the country. The man or woman who goes gadding in public conveyances on needless errands isn't. Let's suppress that migratory instinct. Safety Valves of Free Speech The ne\v Japanese cabinet has proposed greater freedom of expression for the people as a menus of raising morale and increasing production. This ...not only suggests that the Japs back home are not what you might call •fanatically enthusiastic about tlie war, but also illustrates one of the troubles inherent in a wartime dictatorship, It has been said that n dictatorship is the nearest and most efficient sort of government to prosecute a war. This j s true in a limited sense. Decisions must .be made quickly, decisions affecting the lives of millions which leave no time for democratic debate. President Roosevelt has what by peacetime America,, standards are dictatorial powers. So did -Lincoln. . But " tnie dictatorship, like Ger- many's and 'Japan's and Mussolini's, is ncnt nnd efficient only for a short ami victorious war. When war drags on and things go bad, the people grumble. Without free speeclvthey have no safety valve. So Japan belatedly i.s beiiif forced to provide one. Probably Hitler won't. Rut it is^not likely that even his Gestapo can contain the German people's discontent much longer. School for Parents \Ve have heard too ninny diagnosis of (he cause of juvenile delinquency, nnd too few cures. Most authorities, self-styled and otherwise, agree that the fault lies with the parents. Rut the city of San Francisco is doing something about it. Parents of delinquents, or those charged with neglect and bad family behavior, are "sentenced" by n juvenile court to eight lectures on how to rear children. Perfect attendance may bring them n .suspended sentence, other things being equal. But the case is not disposed of till school is finished- Sounds like a good idea. Enduring Fame Miss Mae West came bach lo Broadway, from Hollywood as the author nnd star of a costume play about Imperial Hus-sia. Its title, was "Catherine Was Great." According to the critics, Catherine may have been, but the play wasn't. Even so, Miss West may take heart, for her place in history is secure, Inflated life jackets will surely continue to bear her name when the names if the critics who panned her are long forgotten. SAY, IF vou BUCKS ARE GOlW SAME BETTER. Buy DNiKi' surrs- I A\EW TO VOO 8URM TM& FAT, IT'S A LONG IMP AMD ALL 1 OF ie. THE KiAPOLEOi GOT BACK FROM People who go into debt lo buy farms nt Inflated prices stand to lose in the 'long rim, through foreclosure or economic riiln when peacetime conditions return lo the farm commodity and real estiite market.—Agriculture Secretary Claude Wlckard. • * • Although most of the "must" programs were on schedule or ahead during June, this (not docs not indicate that production was up to military requirements. The truth Is thnt schedules .have been set slower than desired to conform lo production possibilities.—WPB Chairman Donald Nelson. * • • It's true thnt many women have jobs that will end almost as soon as the war does, but there (ire hundreds of thousands In factories, like automobile and aircraft plants, who are going to fight lo keep their jobs.—Rep. William M, Colmer ot Mississippi, Postwar Policy chnlnnnn. It Is hopclwa to fight longer because more and more of their tanks and guns and troops keep coming against us.—German soldier lo Frenchman, in Brittany. The Gennaiis were strictly rabble. They were tired, discouraged and sweaty. Many of ihem hnd thrown nwny their arms. Some wore slippers.—French refugee in Normosdy. u * » The' fact thnt n group of German generals dislike Hitler is all grist for our mill, but the German general staff and the Junker mind are no less antipathetic to us lhan Hitler.—Secretary of War Henry I,. Stimson. t , , After the last war the Allies owed us huge sums and paid litlle. Now we should see that we get benefits—In trade agreements unhampered by monopolies and cartels—from our loans abrond.-Sen. Kenneth McKellar of Tennessee, appropriations chairman. The hatreds that arise from human competition easly shift their emotional expressions from race to nationality to economic class to religious affiliation, or to any handy pretext whereby an ugly sentiment or downright vlclousness may be rationalized or whitewashed.—Dr. Ernest a Ifooten, Harvard anthropologist. CQPP.'lWIBIf B»EtCVICC. IFIC. T, U. «EO. U 8 TAT Off ."1 liirn polilienl poH-lnlctrs over lo my wjfu nowa- /wj'4—llicy yet more opinions from her llitui Ihcy bar-. .. gain for!" . .-,• ., THISCURIOUS WORLD By William ; Ferguson BROWNSVILLE.TEXAS} COUVEE, WASHINGTON, AND JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, ARE FOUND ON WHAT RIVERS FLESHY RED FRUIT OF IS BEING COOKED IN EN6LAND TO ADD VITAMIN C TO THE t WARTIME DIET. ANSWER: Brownsville,,on the Rio Grande; Vancouver on the Columbia; Jacksonville, on the St. Johns. - ' -~ it, ' ""* ! ' v #"-'_• '.'-NEXT; A tongue longer than its body./ In Hollywood BY KKSKINE JOHNSON NKA Slaff Corrc.v|wni!cn( THE FILM PARADE: Henry cd to her film career from the very beginning. Fler stardom In M-O-M's "Eialhing Beauty" was too much [or him. Ginsberg—New production boss at Paramount studio, replacing Buddy rt AiimrTTir r~™ n.™ „ • dc Sylva. Henry hns spent his en- „..„ "i? ^T E ?OLnERT-Friends Ire business life In the film i.uli.s- ! W " C H ?, , "M™ C " uldcltc ae- ry, starting out as press agent £?',?,,„ th , tl \ m M ™ Me »' " Si »« or the Mutt and Jeff animated V ^ ent Aw ? y ' Tlre - v r ° r e ot tllnt •nrloons. He's prouder, however of n Slml nr ™ lc , m "''"nation of Life" he fact that. "I've never hired a 'Ifh^r n t ?M !>r ° Vctl to te one •elative In 25 years." Which make.?. uiggcst nits, ilm n Hollywood oddity, "Prom now R \ rK p ,>,>,, ,,,.,„.,, on," he says, "Paramount will func-1 M AR r \RR-T- rvnoi Ion on new ideas. People who don't - IU " IV<J " KC - 1 OBRIEN — M-C-M mve them can get out." Ginsberg claims thnt manpower i.s the secret of successful business enterprise in my Industry. GROUCHO - ~- uu .jv llllgl L for Margaret's next movie. "A Touch of Heaven." She plays n girl I . — .._ ,...._T., !\ fcj | 1 . . who Is so unhappy in heaven she's MARX—Tlml raise " llowcci . to rclllni to earth for one mistachc Groucho hns been wcn'r- > , y ° hor broll '«' of a serious ng for years takes just 30 seconds , a e , o apply. He puts it on with eye- Firri Biography of America'* Great General C«»jr»litM, 10U, Aim Mllltfl Dlilrltom, KEA Stnlet. In, APTOINTMEKT TO WEST TOWT IV •j) WIGHT EISENHOWER'S graduation from (lie Abilene High School was a "great event," Hjs family sat in the audience and looked upon him with pride as he received his diploma. He was starling out on a career, no one knew where. Ike himself didn't know. He worked around Abilene for more than a year, helping his father and doing various jobs us a'fire- man and refrigeralivc engineer— and all the time ho was "planning." Finally ho deckled, lie was intrigued by the biographies of great military leaders. His decision took his family by complete surprise. "I'm going to enter the service of my country," h e announced. The Eisenhower family were religiously opposed to war. Dwighl however, insisted he knew what he was about, and no amount of persuasion could change his mind Two pals had reached their cle- ,cision together. Ike and his friend, j Everett ITazletl, were going to 'Annapolis and enter the Navy. • Hazlelt passed his entrance examinations, but it was discovered that Ike, 20 years old, was a few 1 months over age. He hid his friend, ; Hazlelt, goodby and went into a j secret session with himself. ; Again Ike came out with a dejCision: he would go to West Point . arjd serve in (lie army. Immedi; ately he- lost himself in all the j documents and official information '.he could obtain about the United .•States Military Academy. Ascer- 1 lainirig the qualifications required, i he began lo study day and night, j Finally ho toll assured he was ! equipped foi- his first battle with j the examinations. Appointment to West Point re- I quired political confirmation. Ike ; enlisted two family friends, Editor i Harger, of the Abilene Reflector- The Army Ordnance "wasp wa- !Pn," newest anti-aircraft weapon,' hns n cluster of four 50-ca.Iiber machine guns mounted atop a halftrack. Oironfclc, who knew everybody, and Ed Heath, postmaster of Abilene. Other influential citizens were lined up. Ike now had his first fighting squad ready for ae(ion. United Stales Senator Joseph H. Brislpw was a power in state and national affairs, a leader on Ihe floor of the Senate. And on Oct. 11,1910, Dwighl David Eisenhower received from the War Department i appointment to West Point. Young Dwight passed his .examinations with (lying colors against eight competitors, and on a June day in 1911, surrounded by friends at the railroad station' in Abilene, he stepped oii'tlic train "to go east,* » « * WHEN DWIGHT EISENHOWER, a rugged, bronzed youth out of the west, stood before the portals of West Point on the Hth day of June in 1811, he gazed in admiration at the stalely structures standing like citadels on the rockbound hills -overlooking ihe grandeur of. the Hudson River. The boy from Ihe plains had come to the highlands. Five feet 11, weighing 170 pounds, 20 years and eight months of age, he was entering the greatest institution of its kind in Ihe world, Ihe United States Military Academy, West Point, like Ike himself, was in a state of Iransition. It.was preparing for the future. The magnificent cadet chapel was being erected, an outstanding example of modern Golhic architecture. A huge new gymnasium, where Ike was to make a notable record, was under construction. The larg- esl riding hall in the world \yas being built from granite quarried on the reservation; here Ike, horseman froin the west; was to give daredevil exhibitions of a lad at home in the saddle. Surveying before him the Gothic structures of THURSDAY, AUQUST 10, 1944 imposing beauty, lie walked into the administration building. "Elsenhower from Kansas," he reported cryptically, * v « * HE appraisal of a cadet begins wilh the moment of his rude plunge into the West Point system. Nature had saved a blast ot record-breaking heat to welcome Ik^ when he arrived at West Point ilk 1911. Through tl* three broiling^ weeks that preceded the transfer of the new cadets from "Beast Barracks" to (lie summer encampment ut Fort Clinton, they underwent a process ot indoctrinaliori which led its mark. The job was thoroughly done. The cud of cadi strenuous day found the plebc-s only loo glad to tumble into their bunks for :i night's sleep. Taps inspection was hardly over when more or less rugged spirits asserted tliomseh'es. Dull sessions were under way. Ike's room became a favorite hangout for these after-taps sessions. Voices were kept low and a sentry was always posted to give warning of the approach of a first-classman of the Beast Detail." In the darkness the day's woes became less important, the boners ot some ovcrzeul- ous first-classman developed into :\ lidbit, and plcbo life in general became more endurable. Them were plenty of arfiuments. oflon ended by one ot Ike's pungent comments. Before anyone realized it, Ike had been accepted as a leader. Like his classmates in "F" Company, Ike fitted easily into the tradition which, throughout the history of the Corps, has fallen to the company marching at the close- of the parade column. The tradition is one which scorns "file-boning," "teeth-boning," and any such serious efforts for advancement iti corps or 'academic standing. It seeks to discover such maximum of ease as is possible under the; strenuous West Point system. Oil the other hand, it puts a high premium on athletic prowess. The physical brawn of a group of^£ men, averaging six feet or rnJSI in height, lent itself lo outstanding' pcrformance-on the athletic field. That feature of the environment likewise suited Ike. , NEXT: Flebc. MoloiF''^ WHITE Bake Better Pastries With Shibley's Best Flour... This fine flour , ACTUALLY REQUIRES LESS SHORTENING! >ro\v pencil. • • • ESTHER WILLIAMS — Story ichind her separation from Dr. Leonard Kovncr is that he object- Hoople Out Our Way By J. R. Williams 'VJHUYRE YOU 1RVMA LEARS5 THAT STUFF FER *<XlR GREAT AMBITKDM "TO A HE STUDIED AKS' STUDIED TH 1 HEAVEMS 11LL HE KMEW EVER* St-SR 1KJ TH' Sk:V, PER HE. WA.MTED TO KMOW AtL TH' BRIGHT SPOT ' i v - WHGM HE WENT TO TH' SWEET V''- BVE AW 1 BYE - ' /, V LOT ABOUT BVE AW 1 BYE WOW COULD HE BUT LIVE it ALL OVER, HE'P NEVER LOOK UP IM TH' MIGHT, PER THEY FOUMD HE KUEW SUMPIW 'BOUT STARS M 1 HIS JffB K!OW IS S(TCURIM"EM BRIGHT.' JOHN EMERY-With regrets. John -shaved off a mustache he's worn for years for his role with ingrid Bergman In "The House of Dr. Edwardes." Studio orders. Next day Producer David O. Sol?.nlck took one look al the clean-shaven Emery and sent him to the makeup department for n false mustache. He'll wear It In the picture. ... STRICTLY JXIMVIIWAMST MOSS H A RT — A mon g Hart's favorite slories is one about a meeting between his 70-ycar-okl father, who writes songs ns n hobby, and Irving Berlin. To please his dart, Moss brought Berlin out to the house cue d.-vy to listen to his music. Berlin listened and courteously explained that the lyrics of one of the songs could IK Improved. Hart's father walked over to Der- lln nnd growled: "Listen here, Irving, yon slick to your tyiic of songs nnd I'll stick to mine." • • • TALLULAII BANKHEAD— The movie Indignities Tnlhilah suffered In "Lifeboat" will IM atoned lor in her next. "C?Jirlna." As Empress Catherine of all the Russians, the accent will be on glamor—of which Tallulah has plenty. • • » REX BELIr-Candldate for Con- ;rcss on the Nevada Republican ;lcket. Since their retirement from ;he screen, Bell and his wife Clara Bow, have been operating a cattle ranch near Searchlight, Nev. Insulate Your Attic ivitli BALSAM WOOL anil FILL YOUR COAL BIN NOW! E. C.Robinson Lbr. Co. 4 07 FARM /O LOANS Present Loans Refinonced. Liberal Property Valuation. COMPARE OUR SERVICE NOBLE GILL AGEICY "Comp/efe Insurance Service" GLENCOE BLDG. PHONE 3131 GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPFIHG! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire KcTmfr WADE COAL CO. N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Phone 11291 FOE SALE CONCRETE STORM SEWER At,!, SIZES Cheaper Than Bridge lumber Osceola Tile & Culvert Co. rhone SSI Oswoli, Art WHI On Hand At ALL TIMES MARTIN'S WHISKEY 112 W. Main 420 W. Ash SPECIALS! -^Pinfs 1.50 —Fifths 2 50 BRANDY (values to 5.50) Fifths. ... '$3 GIN ......................... Fifths 3.50 ARKANSAS GRAPE WINE 40c PER BOTTLE Slices arc coslly-- '< a v c them renewed where exacting care combined with sirper- lallve worlmian- slnp insure (heir belnjf properly repaired. Every style o( repair Is made here .•_J K«*d Courier Hewi vwat tat. H-flLT€RS QURL-ITY SHOE SHOP 121 W. M«(N ST. Of All Kinds. BARKSDALE MFG. CO. Blyllicvillc, Ark NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS Termites may b« ruining your properly. Call mt to.- cbeck-up without cost or obligation. BAT8, MICE AND ROACH CONTOOt GUARANTEED WORK H. C. BLANKENSHIP HI E. KeatackT UH

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