The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 15, 1944 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 15, 1944
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-AG1 FOCI f HE JILYTHKVILLB 00U1IH1HTB xaa OOCBDW urn oo, H. W. HAIN7CB, Pnb eAMOHi r. NOSRIB, JAJUS A. OATZN8, Bole NatSooti ASwtlMnj KuIUct Wit»er Oo, «tw Jork, irifTrf-. Detroit, Atluta, UMophlf. Pofclbhed invrj Aftenooe Uot*t Intend u K<xnul elan Butter »l th* pcrt- oftlce «i Blrtherille, ArUOMi, Uflder Mt ol OM(!«*, October I, 1117. Berred by to* U&ltwl Pre* HDBBORnTIOH RATH By Mirter to the city of BIjUwTUrt, Ml ftt •ret, or Oo per mocta. Bj maU. within * r»dlu» oJ M mile*, HM p*l jfcar. 1200 for <lx month*. |1.00 for three moithi; 'ay m»t! outolde 60 mile nee $10.00 per feir P«»»We in tdruice. Good Soldier "She took it like the good soldier she is," her friends said of Mrs- Clare Hiister McNair. Sirs. McNiiir knew limv to be .1 good soldier. She hud a good soldier for a husband, Licut.-Gcn. Lesley McNair, comniiiiulcr of the Army Ground Forces. She had one for a son, Col. Douglas McNair. General McNaiv was killed in action in Normandy. Two weeks later Colonel McNair, her only child, died in action on Guam. Other women have been good soldiers in this war, too, though we hope that few have had to sustain the loss of Iheir whole family with such tragic swiftness.,And it is not to discount the heaviness of any other woman's loss to say that the country surely feels a particular sympathy for Jlrs. McNa'ii'. Generals are supposed to die in lied. But Lesley JIcNnir was not that kind, He had done an invaluable 'job The responsibility of making the American G. L Joe the kind of soldier he is today was General McNair's, and he met it. But that was not enough. General McNair wanted action. Ho was wounded in Tunisia, and went back for more- lie was the highest ranking American officer ever to be killed in a front-line area of fighting. It is not surprising that when his son, too, lost his life, it happened "up front." Mrs. McNair's friends say that she was most touched, out of all the many letters of sympathy she received, by one from a private whom she had never .met. This is understandable. For death, which had struck down the genera! with the common soldier, had made the general's- wife one with the mothers of thousands of those soldiers in a common grief- The private knew that. Ho knew that the general's wife and (he . colonel's mother feels ns his own' mother might, or the mother of his buddy- Death has never been more truly the great leveler than in this war. It takes not only the buck private and the three- star general, but the civilian in his home and on the street. No one is immune to grief. And death is close in -. London as well as on the battle-front ;,:. It is'a war of unprecedented,-re"" "peated tragedy. It has shown the world unbelievable cruelty and unsuspected bravery—so much of both that if the world will but remember, it can never be shown again. New Line of Thought A British general was speaking to an audience of boys: "We nearly lost this war . . . We shall not be so lucky next time unless we take steps to be i-eady . . . There may be a hiatus, but there is bound to be another war-" Professional soldiers have always talked that way. They have always been right—there has always been another war. With or without popular consent • they have tried to be ready for it. But it is time that they started taking another line of thought than that "there is bound to be another war." Undoubtedly there will be threats of war. Against those throats there must be the counter-threat of a swift, powerful, concrete,, frightening force that will )iot let them develop. Professional soldiers must .still lake slops to be ready. But they must be ready only to enforce, drastically if necessary, the will for peace among humane, civilized governments and peoples which cannot be doubted now and must not be denied in the fnluru. (gag.;, pouinn Puss in Bucks \Vc are not surprised that Buster, the Krookline cat who is heir apparent to a ? 100,000 fortune, has developed i>«'i'c.s and dyspepsia in addition to fame and fortune. He's apprehensive about touches and maybe blackmail at the hands of Ihose alley companions of his carefree, penniless days. Ho now suspects that every human thai strokes him, offers him a saucer of milk of a sprig of catnip may he a fortune hunter. Gals may look at the wealthy, as well as kings. Buster's done just that— and now he jumps at the slightest noise and can't keep « thing on his stomach- We Go Again Major-General- Her.shoy, Selective Service head, has recently said that men up to 88 may still be drafted. But Selective Service's replacement schedules, for the orderly withdrawal of workers from industry and business to the armed forces, have been dropped. So has the War Manpower Commission's manning table plan, which served about the same purpose. Why? Because the primary objectives have been fulfilled, and draft re- QiiiremenlK have been lessened, says the OWI. So where does that leave Ihc civilian between 18 and 38? Still wondering what the score is. Probably the situation isn't as complicated as it looks from these conflicting .statements. It's more likely that this is just a recurrence of an old Washington complaint —an inability of the boys in WMC and .!Selective Service to gel together. One reason i was so welcomed nt (Soviet front) headquarters, I think, was because I followed right behind the 300,000th United Stales Irnck lhat Imd Just arrived.—Mnj.-Gen. John R. Denne, chief of U. S. military mission lo Moscow. » * • We want lo teach lliose who think that in 19G4 they might do better lhan in 19M. We want to cross Germany with sword in our hands in order (o kill the German, love for Ihe sword for ceiilurics" lo come.—Pravda, Communist Party organ. » * * There's a plnce for women's short,'! and tare midriffs maybe, but Hint plnce isn't on Ihc slreels of Monahans O'exas) — Councilman J. u. Middletoi), nftei- helping to pass an anti-shorts, anti-bare midriff law. • • • ScicnUffc invention crmiiGe.s hul does not reduce trade, Great ishifts in the location of industry were absorbed In the irast, nnd must be expected in the future. Prof. John 15, Conliffe, University of California. » » » H is very difficult to see how the Germans can stny here nnd figlit with any hope of success. The extremely exhilarating display by the Americans has badly haken and demoralized the German 7tli nrmy.-British staff officer in France. • • • The time has come for us to face the duties n.ul obligations of o,,r ami willing assume Ihe disciplines of the things we believe In before wo are forced io accept the disciplines o lyranny.-R Cv . Dl , Pc , ci , Maraha|I ^ )ur Boarding House with Major Hoople Out Our Wa y TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 194')" siDietAscIs 13SS "Another political lueclini; tonight! Hill—it looks like ' we're stuck for kitchen police till, after the election!"' •THIS CURIOUS WORLD By William ' Ferguson • PREHISTORIC KSH-LIKE LIZARDS HAD THE LARGEJT EYES OF ANV CREATURE EVER KNOWN... EYES \ AS LABGe AS A HLS&AV HtAD. DISEASE INCREASED 7O f>£K cfW IN THE FIRST YEAR OF NAZI DOMINATION, A/MERCS €LrtA£R P &J ANSWER: Iceland. NEXT: Is lightning always accompanied by thunder? In Hollywood lime for Universal, partner, Getie MY KKSKINK JOHNSON NEA Staff Corrcsiionilcnl Once a Hollywood songwriter lamed Don Rayc fell in love with „ -. named Pot Johnson. Tn cclc- jriuton of their engagement, they wrote a song toyelher. Because Ihey met in April, they titled it, 'I'll Remember April." The year was 1941. Songwriter nnyc was working at the where he tuul ...., ^ -., ^.*...« !e Paul, hatl written "Rhumboogie," 'Co'.v-Coiv Boogie" and other jive hits. He was known as a boogie- woogie expert. "I'll Remember April" wns a sentimental ballad. 'I'm in love," Raye explained at Ihe time. Siudia executives thoughl so much of the song they purchased it for in Abbott and costello movie, "Ride Em Cowboy," in ivl.ich Dick Foran rang it. Lovi Levy of the Leeds Music Publishing' Co. heard the song and immediately published it. "It will be a big hit." Levy predicted. One gentleman in the Universal mud department just couldn't wait for the song to be recorded. lie had a clubbing made off the film's sound track and took the record lo Dill Kelso, who plays records By J. R. Williams ill night in a Los Angeles radio station. "Here's the biggest hit in years," lie told Kelso. "Play It sometime, will ya?" ' YOU'RE KILLING IT!" Kelso also fell in love with the song, sometimes playing it 15 to 20 times a night. This went on for several weeks. Finally Universal heard what was going on and, be- EGAD^ES..' LOOKS Llkfe A ROCX,FRiEMD? VITAMIN PILLS, H*MM? S'POSED VOU PEP, HAH? LESSEE—OWE AFTER EACH MEAL- PUT THOSE DOWM.' IX>M'T YOU PARE. TAKE AMY OF THEM "THEY'RE FORME, TO KEEP UP wan I'OO-CR NE,\RLY. KNlEW ML THE SOLO-BRICK , BOT WA-T BIRD AMD HIS CHUNK. OP FOSSILIZED DlKSOSAUR BBS FROM tfe MESOZ01C ERft H KR-ROMPrt/ . DOU.KRS.' fob FIND GO SKEPTICS WHY MOTHERS GET GRAY cause the picture. 'Em COM-- Swore'at PILES! But Now He SMILES! YOU may imlle loo. Use doctors' formula for Olstrtss or J'lh'H. Same aa im-0 iiJfufiL-Ure.v t>y EliLiclullstH nt notlil cllnte. \\<- amuzetl as )alu, ltd!, eortiiesi tet nueli QUICK relief! let ?I.OO tulic' '1'liorJilau A: Stttior'a Kectal Ointment l<xlay. Or Krt Ihc t-ns)'-to-u|>ply Thoinlbn fc MItior Uc^tal Knvi""ilorie5. only a :evr C£li(a mere.. Trj UpCl'OKS' way a'OUAY. At all good drug stores everywhere —in Blythcville, at Kirby Drug. had not \-ct been released, ordered Kelso to" stop plnying the record. "You're killing it!""the studio screamed. For six months, except for Dick Koran's singing in (he film, no on, henrd "I'll Remember April." The studio nixed all performances. But among the town's musicians it became a great favorite. Finally Universal lifted the ban and the song was recorded »s Woody Herman. Cliarley Spivnk Charley Darnell and Martha 'Ill- ton. Slill nothing imriorlaivt hap pence). It didn't sell over 2000 copies. Uiil among musicians it was stil lops. And every time there was r love scene in a Universal pictiin the sludio music department back grounded il ,dlh "I'll Rcincmbc; April." In six films, lo be exact. About this time Edith Ovvynn. i film trade paper writer, started plugging the song in her column One night Jack Capp. head of Dec en Records, went lo a dinner parlj nt the home of Herman Starr, a music publisher. Starr's 13-year-old daughter was also an "I'll Remember April" fan. "Why don't yoi get a GOOD recording of thai song," she lold Capp. "U's lerrific.' Capp was Interested, henrd the SOUR an ( i had Kitty Carlisle rccon it. Sales spurted bill again it was lar from being a sensational hit. A few weeks Inter P.u Johnson the girl who helped write Ihc song went to Hie office of Lou Levy o Leeds Music ami said she wanted to sell her rights, "tt will be a hit." she said. Levy refused 'Wait a little while longer," he said So Pal agreed to wait. PrULARlTY-AND SHEKELS Meanwhile columlntst Gwynu continued to plug Hie ^ong. Sales started picking up. Big name bands slatted playing, u crashed half a dozen big radio shows. Bing Crosby recorded il a month ago. Afler three years "I'll Remember April" Is headed for Ihe bfe time. But what about Don Raye and Pal Johnson? Well, il wasn't love after all. Pat recently married Herbert Evers, a radio aclor. Next month Don Raye, now In the AT- War Passed This .Way stark picture of the destruction wrought by modern war is the airvi»v.-, ' e o e esrucon wroug y moern war s e arvi»v.-, move of. the city of Pcrriers, France, taken otter capture by Americans, who arc seen e'lKoi-Jng' the ciiy /• j '< n elKoi-Jng the ciiy /• j '< ny, will many M-G-M starlet Dorothy Gilmore. -raighead County Man Is Kilted On Railroad JQNESBORO, Ark., Aug. 15 .U. P.)—The body of 25-year-old William A. Higdon has been found icar the Frisco Railroad tracks at Bay near Jonesboro. Coroner W. O. Craig says officers ire Investigating but 11 is believed ligdon sat down on the railroad .rack and fell asleep. A night passenger train is believed to have clruek him. Higdon is survived by his wife •ind a 12-day-oid daughter. FOB SALE CONCRETE STORM SEWER ALL SIZES Cheaper Than Bridge Lumber Osceofa Tile & Culvert Co. Phone 691 OsctoU, Ark. Slioes are costly— have them renewed where, exacting care combined with superlative worknwn- :!dp insure their being properly epaircri. Every style of repair is made here -ItlGIlT! HELP WANTED Experienced meat cutters to manage meat departments in owe •ola and Blythcvllle Kroger Stores. Salary tu.d commission Miist have referral card from U. S. Employment Service Write KUOGKK GROCEKV and MAKING CO 1054 Florida Street,, Memphis, Term., or pho. 2274, Jonesboro Ark GUARANTEED TIRE 24 Hour Service Also — Vulcanizing nnd Tire Repair WADE COAL N. Hwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Phone 22D1 WHJS On Hand Ar ALL TIMES MARTIN'S WHI! 112 W. Main 420 W. Ash SPECIALS! RUM—Pints 1.50 —Fifths . 2 50 BRANDY (values to 5.50) Fifths $3 GIN FifM's 3.5ft ARKANSAS GRAPE WINE 40c PER BOTTLE NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS Termites may he ruining your property. Cal! me fo> check-up without cost or obligation. HATS, MICE AND ROACH CONTIJOL GUARANTEED WORK H. C. BLANKENSH1P C. Kentucky Phono JUM JAa <£$> ag P k M M ta ^Mh M ^MH^P ^w First Biography of America's Great Genera prrlsM, IBM, Ann AVniHlwnrJ Mllleri _ tlliltlliulcd, NE.V Service, Inf TANK CORPS COMMANDER vm \Y/E find Captain Eisenhower at Fovl Leavenworth in Kansas, near his old boyhood home at Abilene, ns Instructor of Provisional Officers at the Army Service Schools from Dec. 1, 1917, lo March 1, 1918; then organizing Ihe 65lh Ealtalion Engineers nl Camp Meade, in Maryland, and finally commander at Camp Colt, the old ; Gettysburg battlefield in Pennsylvania, not far from the birthplace of his father, from March 24 lo Nov. 18, 1918. There is n story lold aboul Ike at Gettysburg. He had a junior officer who always agreed with him. Turning to the "yes man," he exclaimed, "I want you lo figure oi.t some things which are wrong with this camp. You make ine uncomfortable by always agreeing with me. I (eel that you cither don't say what you think, or that you arc as big n fool as I am!" Ike handled privates with the same tact he uses with president. While stationed at a camp as C. O. he heard of a pair of privates who ; were constantly battling with one i another. He solved the difficulty !by assigning the two to a window i cleaning detail. They were ordered lo work on the same pane at the same time, one doing the outside, the other the inside. At Die- begin• ning of the task the two had nothing but scowls and growls for cacli .olher. They could not keep up 'their enmity for long as the humor iof the situation began to dawn on : them. Soon they burst out laughing. H a r m o n y was restored through Ike's clever tact. « « « i .'•" TKE, like his forefathers, was now _•*• 8 pioneer, The ags of mechan- izccl warfare was beginning. Fortifications on wheels, known ?.s tanks, were to revolutionize land battles. He saw in these weird moving forts, leading the way for infantry charge.!, a great future and began to muster their inlrica- cies and develop strategy and maneuvers with amazing skill, lie was (raining and sending his Tank Corps to France where they were making notable records in "battle. The .ittciition of the General Staff at Washinglon, under its Chief, Gen. Peyton C. March, and the War Department under Secretary Newton B. Baiter, was di- recled to this young caplain and made him major of infantry on .Tune 17, 1918, while nt Gettysburg. Four months later he was promoted to lieutenant colonel (temporary) of Tank Corps on Oct. 14. Young Lieutenant-Colonel Ki- senhowcr was in commnml of 6000 men at Camp Colt. It became the best organized camp in the United States and netted its commander the Distinguished Service Modal at the end of the war. The citation read, "For displaying unusual zeal, foresight, and marked administrative abilily in Iho organization, Irainim*, and preparation for overseas service of technical troops of the Tank Corps." This youthful commander displayed considerable omniscience when he .wrote to the Infantry Journal: "The tank is in its infancy and the great strides already made in its mechanical improvement only point to the greater ones slill to come. The clumsy, awkward, and snail-like progress of Ihe old tanks must be forgotten and in Uicir place wo must piclure a speedy, reliable, and efficient engine of deslruclion." He also became a staunch supporter of air power, visioned its fuiurc, nnd wanted to apply for the Air Corps m 1917, slopping only because of this young bride's objections, ; JTJURING these months while your- Eisenho- cr was sending liis (rained tankmen (o the batllcgr: of France, our Amcric: forces under General Per shir were helping turn the tide of ,,-ie war- r.gainsl the Germans. They were winning the battle at Caniigny nnd at Bois dc Bclleau. On the day- that Eisenhower, back ill Gettysburg, bccAme? a major, (hey wercVic-hling oM he front between Soissons and C/ia- teau-Thieny, their lines advancing until they ran from jh c Ourcci to Ihc Mnrne. They were engaged ill terrific combats in the Argonne and on the roiitis leading lo Verdun. On the clay that Eisenhower was made n lieutenant-colonel, American troops were taking C.randprc and advancing along ihe Mouse. Lieuienant-Coloiir-1 Eisenhower appealed lo Wafhmgton to go pyersens and get into action with us men. IJut Wasbinqlon insisted hat the work ho was (loins' ir» IrnimiiK soldiers nt home wns off equal importance—without these rained Tank Corps men the battles m Jrancc could not be won. General his old commander on the Mexican border was making liirtm-y in France. bpn. Douglas MacArthur, with whom Eisenhower was later to be ; connected, wns gaining fame. Young Lieutenant Colonel F.iscii-: liower was pulling on the leash bis bulldog spirit was longing to get into the thick of the fight J ; heard with pride Iho M/jftes ' liial came back home aboul."(he>- Tank Corps in active combat—the ' famous 301st Battalion which was< Ihe only American heavy tank unit * on (he Western Front. lie hail) trained Number fom-, ot Chicago ; at Camp Colt in Gettysburg. They r were mnking a great record for ' themselves in the Second Semmo • Offensive. The Stars and Stripes, the doughboys' official organ in France ! featured them in headlines. ' j "The clangers which they con-' fronted and the splendid spirit'' of heroism," says this record, "was < even greater than those cncoun-1 tercel by Hie men of olhei- hranchcs L i of the service on the battlefronl.", I NEXT; Foiled by the Armistice,

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